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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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Timeline of Lord Krishna's departure from earth

The below graph shows that it has been over 108,000 years since the disappearance of Krishna from earth. However, it's generally described that Krishna was present until ~5000 years ago i.e., the ...
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How and when can god listen our pray?

The concept of time in Hindu mythology has remarked that one day of god is equal to billions years of human. for example( correct me if wrong) One day of Brahma = 4.32 billion human years One year of ...
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Can I pray to Navagrahas at night like 7:00-9;00?

Can I pray to Navagrahas after dark or is it inauspicious? Please give scriptural references.
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Brahmamuhurtha and time zone

Brahmamuhurta is a 48-minute period (muhurta) that begins one hour and 36 minutes before sunrise, and ends 48 minutes before sunrise. Brahmamuhurtha is considered as auspicious time for all practices ...
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Is 'yoga' the sole means to experience colossal time dilation?

Within the vast knowledge presented in Hindu scriptures, there are instances of individuals transitioning into the future. These transitions often occur when these individuals traverse to different '...
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Why is it believed that the universe exists within Brahma's dream despite being a conscious creation?

While dreaming is typically considered an unconscious process, and creating something consciously (may be 'sankalpa') is a distinctly separate activity. Mahabharata, for instance, outlines the ...
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Is the period of one muhurta fixed, and what is the ghatika which is mentioned in panchanga?

Muhurta is considered approximately 48 minutes. But it is determined as 1/30 of the day, so if the length of the day is changing will the period of muhurta also change? Also, panchanga mentions ghati ...
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What is considered to be the last event described chronologically in major Hindu texts?

In Hindu mythology, which is rich in stories and events spanning across different texts and time periods, what is considered to be the last event that happened chronologically in the timeline of ...
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My question is on the Bhagavad Geeta Chapter 1 verse 1.?

In Chapter 1 and 1st verse of the Bhagavad Geeta, Dhritarashtra said.: "O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pändhu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, desiring to fight, ...
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Does the universe loses its physicality during the sleep of Brahma?

Brahma has two states: waking state and sleep state. I want to know the status of the physical universe during the sleep state of Brahma. Observe the bolded lines. I want to know the actual Sanskrit ...
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There Is No Free Will Over Our Thoughts & Feelings Right?

For the universe to repeat exactly, don’t the person’s thoughts & emotions have to repeat exactly ? Reading and re-reading numerous past posts and comments on here by Swami Vishwananda & ...
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What is the ratio of speed of time between Earth and Swarga Loka and Narak Loka?

At what speed does the time move in heaven or hell with respect to earth ? What is ratio of speed of time at these places ? Anyone ?
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Which is the authentic Hindu Calender?

Which Hindu calender is authentic ? When is the first day of Hindu Calender ?
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On what principle does the universe run?

If we see the time period of the universe according to vedas , in the whole life span of Bramha consists of almost 31346784 * 1014 human years. It's like we are nothing in front of this unimaginable ...
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Is the velocity of time ultimately dependent on 'manas' alone?

It is well-known that different lokas have different velocities of time. For example A month of human beings is equal to a day and night of the Pitris. A year (of human beings) is equal to a day and ...
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What is the ratio of speed of time between earth and pitri lok? [duplicate]

At what speed the time runs in Pitri lok compared to time on earth.
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Do Yugas change every 12 years or so?

I know about 4 yugas and their timelines which runs for lakhs of years. But in childhood I heard from people that after every 12 years or so Yuga changes. Is it a different type of Yuga ? Where this ...
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Who experiences time when Brahma is in sleep?

It is well known in Sanathan dharma that the universe we exist in is the creation of Brahma through his manas and hence we call him 'samisthi Jiva'. The experience of time is different for humans and ...
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How really was the Satayuga?

We all know there are 4 Yug. Satayugs, TretaYuga, DwaparaYuga, and Kaliyuga. Through Ramayan, we got to know more about TretaYuga, through Gita we got to know about DwaparaYugs, and we are living in ...
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What is the exact time to live as a human before getting moksha?

Consider the following words of Indra from the Mahabharatha From the order of brute life one attains to the status of humanity. If born as human being, he is sure to take birth as a Pukkasa or a ...
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Does the time to reach the samadi state decreases by practising more?

It is very very difficult to reach the samadhi state for a beginner in yoga as it is the last step in ashtanga yoga. A lot of practice and other qualities are needed to reach the state. In general, it ...
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Regarding Bhadra Kali

This wikipedia article describes kali as being the God of Time and Death - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali What do they mean by describing her to be the God of time? Any scriptures/mantras related ...
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Why is there a contradiction in the concept of Lord Brahma?

We know from scriptures about the time durations in the cosmology , about Yugas , Chaturyugas , Kalpas,etc. Also,we know after Lord Brahma's 100 years will pass then he will reborn after Mahapralaya. ...
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What is the exact time span mentioned in this verse of inactivity?

Consider the following sub-verse regarding a time intended for inactivity avoid taking foods, sex, sleeping, study and recapitulation at the time of meeting of the night and sunrise p:23, Chapter 2: ...
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What is pradosh kaal/ pradosh kaalam?

What time is referred to as pradosh kalam? I’m not asking about pradosh vrat. Pradosh kalam is a particular time period in every day. I want to know which time period exactly. Thank you
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Which Yuga starts and which ends the Chatur-yuga? (Is Satya Yuga through to Kali Yuga right?)

Everyone, even if they don't say it seems to assume Satya Yuga starts the cycle and Kali Yuga ends it, but I have not seen any actual claim that that is true (actually scripture not having ...
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What is the date of Adi Shankara, 8th century AD or 400 BC?

Sringeri mutt had guru paramapara and history of Shankara dating to 8th century CE. But Govardhan peeta goes 400BC. What are three timelines of. Sri Shankaracharya?
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What will happen in night of devatas?

In night time of devatas do creation will there . What devatas will do in night time. What will happen to creation in night time of devatas.
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How many days of humans are equivalent to 1 day of Pitris?

I want to know about the calculation of years of Pitris (manes) according to scriptures. 1 Pitri year = How many human years? 1 Pitri day = How many human days?
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Is the "Mahayuga (i.e., 4 Yugas) lasting for only 5000 years" theology of Brahma-Kumaris found in any scriptures?

The Brahma Kumaris believe that: The universe follows an eternal, naturally occurring 5,000-year cycle, composed of four ages (yugas): the Golden Age (Satya Yuga), the Silver Age (Treta Yuga), the ...
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How many days is one mandalam?

Everywhere there is different information (21 days, 40 days, 41 days, 42 days etc) but there is no clear answer. Please advise.
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Who were the disciples of Suka Maharshi?

When is Suka Maharshi is said to have lived? What's his timeline? What is the timeline of advaita guru parampara? What is time of Garudapadacharya? What is time of Govindapadacharya?
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Is there any dharma Shastra that we can use now? [duplicate]

Is there any dharma Shastra that we can you in mordern days like these days?
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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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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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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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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 say about the cyclic nature of time in 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? [closed]

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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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 the 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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