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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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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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To which Kalpa does the Ithihasas fall into?

This answer contains the kalpas to which the 18 puranas belongs to. To which kalpas does Vyasa Mahabharata and Valmiki Ramayana belongs to? Is it current Sweta-Varaha kalpa?
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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 ...
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“Everything is predetermined” - Ramana Maharishi. Can someone please provide an explanation or sources which delve into this further? [duplicate]

Below is from one of the talks with Ramana Maharishi Day by Day with Bhagavan”, Pg 78, (on 4.1.46, afternoon)] “With reference to Bhagavan’s answer [above] to Mrs. Desai’s question on the evening ...
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In which Kalpa/Manvantar did the gods became immortal for the FIRST time?

We are all aware how the gods became immortal after consuming Amrit but I came across another interesting story about how they gained immortality even before drinking the elixir. Shatapatha Brahmana 2....
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How much time has been passed of current Brahma's life span?

I heard from one of my friends that half of current Brahma's time is passed, is that true? How much time has been passed of current Brahma?
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Could be that the dates and timeline of 4 yugas got changed when puranas were passed down orally? [duplicate]

The durations for yugas are way too large. Can it be that puranas witnessed contamination or corruption from people who weren't able to calculate the yugas correctly? Or were they exaggerated by later ...
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How to make kundali from DOB and Time without Internet [closed]

How people used to do it in past. Atleast we must know how to determine panchangam
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Beyond the manifestation of Time

I recently came to the conclusion that there might exist something beyond time. The way I argued was that according to Hindu Cosmology the universe is created and annihilated several times. However ...
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Are we in Kali-Yuga-Sandhi period, not proper Kali Yuga yet?

The time-cycle of creation is that each Chatur-Yuga is 43,20,000 years, split up as such: 1 deva day = 1 human year. 1 deva year = 360 deva days. 1 deva year = 360 human years. Each Yuga is ...
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Time and Hinduism

It is said that one day of Lord Brahma is so many years in earth and when he goes to sleep earth will get destroyed. To my knowledge, There are worlds(we are living in earth) Devas and Gods will live ...
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If liberation does not lead back to bondage, how can time be cyclic?

Is all time cyclic? The idea of liberation seems to imply that time is linear, so I currently assume that there are at least two coexisting “times”: a cyclic time for the material cosmos, and a linear ...
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Has there been any figure in the scriptures which travelled back in time?

I have seen topics which mention time dilation in Hinduism but I am specifically looking for travelling back in time.
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Does Kalpa coincide with age of Sun?

While searching for relation between the life span of Sun and present Shri Bramha Day, I came across a very interesting fact by calculations. The age of our Sun is nearly equal to Shri Bramha's day i....
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Is years in all eras(yugas) calculation related to any increment of sins on earth?

We have 4 eras like a Satiyuga, Dwaparayuga, Tretayuga, Kaliyuga. I have read all of the time periods. But, Is this calculation linked to any other criteria like increment of sins on earth or ...
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Do Vedas mention the various people holding the title of Manu?

Many people would be aware that Manu, like Indra, is not the name of a person but a title that is passed on to different people from time to time (to be specific, after a Manvantar). It is also ...
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Which scriptures talk about Kalachakra?

We have the concept of Kala Chakra (wheel of time) in both Buddhism and Hinduism. Which scriptures talk about Kalachakra?
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Death Time for Grandmother

My Grandmother(Father's mother) aged 88 has passed away on Thursday 22/03/2018 inbetween 3PM to 3:15PM due to natural death inside the hall of the house. Strange thing is that she said at 3:10PM ...
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How is the first choghadiya decided?

I've been looking at the Wikipedia page of Choghadiya and while it is very clear on the boundaries between each Choghadiya, it does not tell how to determine the first Choghadiya. Looking at ...
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Is there any influence of time on Brahman?

It is believed that the Supreme God is beyond the time. But this verse from Srimad Bhagavatham says Supreme God's one second (less than a second actually) is equal to life span of Brahma. कालोऽयं ...
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What is meant by one Deva day in human terms

Puranas mention that one Deva day (day and night) is one year on the mortal world. What does this actually mean? Does this mean that time itself slows as a result of various (unknown) factors by ...
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What are the names of 8 Prahars of a day?

Many villagers do Naama Sankirtana in their villages, decorating a Naama Mandapa and performs the Naama Sankirtana very pleasantly for 24 hours = Ashtha Prahari (1 Prahari = 3 hrs). So a full day is ...
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Why do different Lokas have different velocities of time?

For example, time passing for one day of Brahma is not the same as time passing for one day of Pitrs is not the same as time passing for one day of Humans, etc,.
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what are the smallest and the largest unit of measurement of time used in vedic calculation and universe creation?

What are the smallest and the largest unit of measurement of time used in vedic calculation and universe creation and what are other time units used and list of all conversation from smallest to ...
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Is reaching to next kalpa is common for some persons?

Some says after end of kalpa everything vanishes and Brahma goes to sleep for one kalpa. During his sleep, there is no existence of life left. And after one kalpa, Brahma wakes up and creates ...
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What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations?

Please tell me chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu's various incarnations.
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

According to Wikipedia, the previous kalpa was known as the Padma kalpa: Currently, 50 years of Brahma have elapsed. The last Kalpa at the end of 50th year is called Padma Kalpa. We are currently ...
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Is Lord Vishnu symbolic for time? [duplicate]

I'm not sure of the particulars but I remember someone telling me that Krishna or Vishnu is the very embodiment of the concept of time or something like that. Is it true?
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What work does God do daily?

What is God doing now, since God created this universe long ago? Does God have daily work to do? Let's consider what God is doing at this moment in time... I mean in the past many significant things ...
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What is time interval between the death of the old Brahma and the birth of a new Brahma?

Lord Brahma has a lifespan of 100 Brahma years (one day of Brahma is 1000×1 MahaYuga) and after that he dies. What is time interval between the death of the old Brahma and the birth of a new Brahma?
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What Lokas and Andas are destroyed during Naimittika and Prakrita Pralayas?

During Naimittika Pralaya, after 1 kalpa when Brahma sleeps, I've read that 3 worlds (Bhu, Bhuvah, Suvah) are destroyed while higher lokas exist. What about 7 lower lokas (Atala - Patala)? Do only 3 ...
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How long have humans been on Earth?

What is a good approximation for how long humankind has been on Earth (as homo sapiens), according to Hinduism/Vedic scripture? I have read some texts on how we came to be, but have not encountered ...
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During what Yugas did Hiranyakashipu, Mahabali, and Ravana rule?

This excerpt from the Prabhasa Kanda of the Skanda Purana describes how long different demons ruled the three worlds for: Hiranyakashipu shone as the king for one hundred seven million two hundred ...
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Hindu astrology and the timing of birth

The Skeptic's Dictionary while arguing that astrology is nothing more than a superstition brings up some interesting questions: Astrologers emphasize the importance of the positions of the Sun, ...
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Where do Vedas state that Destiny is the nature of Time?

Shiva Purana Kailasha Samhita chapter 13 (13.29-30) states; मायां तु प्रकृतिं विद्यादिति माया श्रुतीरिता । तज्जान्येतानि तत्त्वानि श्रुत्युक्तानि न संशय ।।29 It has been propounded in the ...