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In Hinduism time is known as "Kala". Kala mean both time and death.Time is personified as the god of death, Yama, because death is a limiting factor in human life.

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Are the next and previous universes same or identical?

We know that time is cyclic in Hinduism[Time in Hinduism] and universes are created and destroyed every time. So, are the new and old universes identical in every way?
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Even the Moksha achieved after getting slayed by the Supreme Lord is Impermanent?

As per this QnA, anyone killed by the Supreme Lord achieves Moksha. Then why is it that the cursed Jīvātman of Jaya & Vijaya (the door keepers of God Vishnu's Vaikuntha) had to be re-born not ...
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What is the Hindu view of time?

I understand time doesn't always move forward linearly in the Hindu view. Can someone give a clear explanation of Yugas,Kalpas etc. and how time moves in cycles? This purpose of this question is to ...
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When Vedas were exactly composed and written [duplicate]

When did the sages composed vedas and when were they written? Many people say vedas were written 1960000000 years. But it doesn't make any sense because humans only came about 1 million years ago. So ...
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Why does hinduism not fit in history and archaeology?

Why does hinduism not fit in history and archaeology? According to the Puranas and the Vedas, Vedas were written 1960000000 years ago (before humans). Mathabhata happened around 3138 BCE, how can ...
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Yuga and time line

Currently we are in Kalayuga, stared at the time of Mahabharata. When did the concept of Yuga come in existence?
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How did the seers maintain time regularity for rituals?

The clocks are recent inventions. I wish to ask how could the seers of ancient India note the exact nuances of time for rituals? Like, for example, in Krishna Janmashatami, Shivaratri, or Navaratri, ...
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The Rākṣasa-Yakṣa are twin races that could be considered paired races. Are all the races paired? Does a scripture validate this?

(Viṣṇu forms for each race above the race name.) Rākṣasa-Yakṣa have a mostly sweet pairing because they are complimentary at their birth and do not leave each other's side. That made me wonder if the ...
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When do the avatars of Viṣṇu “Alhaad,” “Udayashimha” and a horse in the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa occur?

The Bhaviṣya Purāṇa mentions "Alhaad" and "Udayashimha" as avatars of Viṣṇu. It also mentions his taking birth as a horse. Any ideas on when they are supposed to be born? Why do ...
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Devāpi and Maru are over 5000 years old now. What have they been up to? (They become co-kings in the next Satya Yuga)

What have Devāpi and Maru been doing in their over 5000 year long lives? Also, how did Devāpi get to have such a long lifespan? Since they are both described as being the originator of the Kṣatriya in ...
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Cyclic nature of time in Ramayana

Many scriptures in Sanathan dharma says about cyclic nature of time at many places. Consider some of the excerpts From Mahabharata Hundreds and thousands of great-Kalpas, hundreds and thousands of ...
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Can time be controlled with siddhis?

There are siddhis for almost everything: teleportation, creating things out of nothing, and just controlling matter generally at will. But is there a siddhi for controlling time? Like speeding up or ...
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Are there any Hindu scriptures or tales from the modern era?

Are there any Hindu sacred texts from modern times, such as during the Mughal Empire all the way to the modern era? I feel some of the more recent scriptures don't get the love they deserve, mostly ...
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What were the acts of the first human between the Svāyambhuva Manvantara and Vaivasvata Manvantara. (Manvantaras 2-6) What do other humans do then?

In the long period of not hearing about the first human a lot, he was born by the names Svārociṣa, Uttama, Tāmasa, Raivata, and Cākṣuṣa. What was that Sāvarṇi up to during those times? How did his ...
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Which calendar was followed during Mahabharata and Ramayana?

There are so many astronomical evidences given in Ramayana and Mahabharata. It is said that there are about 500+ in Ramayana and 200+ in Mahabharata. I wonder, What calendar they followed
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Avasthas in which the perception of time does not exist

Afaik, there are at least five states for humans. They are Jagarth (wakeful), Swapna (dream), Shushupti (deep sleep), turiya, and turiyatheetha. We know for sure that the perception of time exists in ...
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Hindu timeline versus evolution theory [closed]

Hindu timeline says that the universe is created and destroyed in a cyclic way (for 84 times) and each cycle consists of 4 phases, namely, Satya-yuga, Treta-yuga, Dwapara-yuga and Kali-yuga. It is ...
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Is it mentioned anywhere that Earth appears instantly at the starting of the kalpa?

It is well known that universe annihilates at the end of each Kalpa and then creation starts again for new Kalpa. Is it mentioned anywhere across scriptures that the earth appears instantly at the ...
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Passage of time in Patala loka

It is known from Bhagavatha Purana that passage of time is different in different worlds. Examples are Brahma kidnapping cows and friends of Krishna as described here. Do our puranas also state that ...
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Who is the woman who saw 98 Indras?

Madal is an ancient Indian practice where a lovesick person rejected by their beloved would go around riding on a fake horse made of palmyra stems badmouthing their beloved, in an effort to embarass ...
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Authenticity of Hanuman searching for Rama's ring and realizing the nature of time

There is a story over internet and the story goes like this When the time came for the departure of Rama, Yama says to Rama that he cannot able to come to earth because of the presence of Hanuman....
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What were the different endings of Ramayana and Mahabharata witnessed by KakaBhusudi? [duplicate]

Back Story :- I posted this on a subreddit Hinduism about a month ago. And my question is from a response that I got The Story (you should give it a read): Title :- I found something fascinating in ...
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When did 13 years pass in 13 days?

In Mahabharata there is mention that it is written in shastras that there are some special occasions in which 13 years pass in 13 days. When the high-souled Partha went to Indra's region for ...
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Is weekday a part of Hinduism?

There are some customs like one shouldn't wash, hair, clothes, cut nails etc. on weekdays like Tuesday, Saturday, etc. I'm curious to know whether weekdays used to exist at the time of Mahabharata, ...
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Prayer for Kala(time) or God of Time? [duplicate]

Who is God of Time, and any Mantra or Prayer related to Time aspect.. or for God of Time
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Is there any mention in Hindu mythology of time slowing down or stopping for people who are doing severe penance?

In Hindu mythology, there are several tales of sages, warriors, etc performing penance for months, hundreds and even thousands of years. For example, Amba, Arjuna, Jayadrath, Ravana, Vishwamitra, ...
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Prayer on Kala(time) and Savitar(speed)?

Who is God of Time, and any Mantra or Prayer, stotra anything related to Time aspect.. or for God of Time or Kala and Savitar (god of speed) Kala Bhairava is manifestation of Shiva in the form of ...
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What do the seven horses of God Surya represent?

Are those horses related to Atharva Veda Book 19 Hymn 53? 1 Prolific, thousand-eyed, and undecaying, a horse with seven reins Time bears us onward. 2 This Time hath seven rolling wheels and seven ...
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Verses and Mantras in Veda/ any Hindu Scripture, which speak about Time, Space and Space-time relationship (Spacetime curvature) [closed]

Are there Verses/Mantras in Veda, any Hindu Scripture which speak about Time, speak about Space, speak about Space-time relationship (Space-time curvature) (I dont know what Spacetime Curvature is; I ...
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Can a Kundalini awakened person experience Ramayana, Mahabhrata etc.,

Valmiki got power from Brahma to experience all things in-order to write Ramayana and is explained in Ramayana. The following words of Brahma clarifies it "The adventures of valorous Rama along ...
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Timelessness in scriptures

In Hinduism, time is generally called as KAla. Is there any mention in any scripture about the existence of timelessness. I mean where kAla does not exist.
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Can someone identify the source this story which mentions about relativity of time

The below text is a rough outline of a story from Hindu Purana. But I don't know the exact story and the source text of that story. My interest in that story is that, it gives us an hint about ...
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Is it possible that we can re-born in the era of Krishna again?

I read some answers which talk about Yuga and a day of Brahma. It is also said Yugas keep repeating. Does it mean all avatars of Vishnu will take place again? And if yes, is it possible any aatma of ...
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How many years have passed since the start of the current kalpa?

The name of current kalpa is Swetha Varaha Kalpa. How many years has been completed till now from the starting point of the Swetha Varaha Kalpa?
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Is moksha only for the current universe or for forever? [duplicate]

The creation and destruction of the universe happen an infinite number of times. The current universe we are living in will end someday and then after the new universe will come. If a person gets ...
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Do sages have unlimited time vision?

Sage(Rishi) in Hinduism has capacity to view and feel the events and happenings in past and future. We know that universe(s) has neither beginning nor ending. So the time is infinite in both the ...
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A description of technology during Kalki's birth

As humans have evolved over the ages, so has their technology. This signifies that when Kalki is born, the technology will have significantly developed and there will be numerous things which are not ...
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What is the “Golden Age” of 10,000 years in Kaliyuga?

What is the Golden Age of 10,000 years in Kali Yuga as per Brahma-vaivarta Purana's description? What does it mean? When does it start and what will happen during this period?
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How many Kalpas are there in total? [duplicate]

How many Kalpas are there in total and do they occur again in cycle form?
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What scriptures describe the world’s population in earlier Yugas? [duplicate]

This chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam describes the extremely large number of Yadavas who lived during the time of Krishna: I have heard from authoritative sources that the Yadu family employed 38,...
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How far is Brahmaloka from our Earth?

I mean where does Brahmaloka lie? Is there any scripture that tells it's exact location and time difference between different lokas?
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How to convert a given Vikram Samvat date into corresponding Gregorian Date?

I want to convert particularly, Shravan Shuklapaksha Dwitiya of Vikram Samvat 667 into its corresponding Gregorian date. link: Vikram Samvat
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What is deva year?

How do the scriptures differentiate between a Deva year and a normal human year? Which beings and Lokas are under the effect of Deva year?
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Is auspicious place for marriage as important as auspicious time?

In Hinduism, it is customary to consider auspicious time for marriage. It can be found across several scriptures. Consider the following as an example for it from Valmiki Ramayana "Oh, Brahman, the ...
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Is time taveling possible according to Hinduism? [duplicate]

Not necessarily sending body to past or future but also transferring consciousness to different time periods.Is it supported in Hindu scriptures? The only time I know about transfering consciousness ...
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Are the different timings of day dominated by particular guna?

Are the different timings of day dominated by a particular guna be it sattva, rajasic or tamasic? If yes, what is prominent at which time?
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Are we already at infinite time?

It is a common point across all vedantic darshanas that the universe undergoes cyclic creation and destruction. There are infinite such cycles going back in time and infinite such cycles are yet to ...
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What is the present time in Hinduism? [closed]

In kaala, manvantara ,mahayug, etc. Calculating these things are proving to be difficult for me.
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What scriptures discuss Krishna's time in relation to the Yuga Sandhi periods?

It is commonly said that Krishna departed the Earth in 3102 BC and the Mahabharata war occurred in 3138 BC, a little over five thousand years ago. But I just found indication these events may have ...
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What is Turīyasandhyā mentioned in Devi Atharvashirsha?

Yesterday, there was Amrit-Siddhi yoga, also called Bhaumāśvini yoga. Chanting of Devi Atharvashirsha on this day has great significance as mentioned in the text itself: "Bhaumāśvinyāṃ ...