In conversation between Yayati and Ashtaka while Yayati was falling down from heaven, Ashtaka mentions Yayati flourished in Krita age.

Can you please let me know when was Yayati born? If Yayati was born in Krita age, when did his sons Puru and Yadu take birth?

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    The issue is a bit more complicated than just which of the four Yugas he lived in. You see, we're living in the 28th Mahayuga of the Vaivasvata Manvantara, and the Mahabharata took place in the current Mahayuga, but the Ramayana took place in the 24th Mahayuga of the Vaivasvata Manvantara; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/7189/36. So we need to first determine what Mahayuga Yayati was born in. – Keshav Srinivasan Jul 27 '15 at 14:05
  • Thank you, i have checked your response. Is there any mentioning of which Manavantra Yayati was born? – Rakesh Jul 28 '15 at 11:59
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    We definitely know that Yayati was born in the Vaivasvata Manvantara. Yayati's father was Nahusha, Nahusha's father was Ayu, and Ayu's father was Pururavas. Now let's look at Pururavas' parents. Pururavas' father was Budha, god of the planet Mercury and son of Chandra the moon god. And Chandra was born along with his brothers Dattatreya and Durvasa to the sage Atri; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/1984/36 And we know that Dattatreya was born in the Vaivasvata Manvantara; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/7192/36. – Keshav Srinivasan Jul 28 '15 at 14:35
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    And Pururavas' mother was Ila, sister of Ikshvaku and daughter of Vaivasvata Manu, as I discuss here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/4143/36 So both of Pururavas' parents were born in the Vaivasvata Manvantara. Sorry if I'm overloading you with information! – Keshav Srinivasan Jul 28 '15 at 14:39
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    Yeah, Puru and Yadu were sons of Yayati, but what makes you think that any of them were alive during the last Dwapara Yuga? Just because Puru's descendants like the Pandavas and Kauravas were living then doesn't mean that Puru himself was alive then. In any case, in the Ayodhya Kanda of the Ramayana, Rama refers to Yayati going to Devaloka and falling down as something that happened "in olden times": valmikiramayan.net/ayodhya/sarga21/ayodhya_21_frame.htm And Rama lived in the 24th Treta Yuga, so Yayati was long dead even by that time. – Keshav Srinivasan Jul 28 '15 at 19:23

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