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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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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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We are 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. kali yuga = 1000 ...
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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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In which kalpa of Bramha life span did Vishnu avatar happened [duplicate]

We are very certain that Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and other Avatars took place. But the question remains is why are we not able to clearly find the traces of these? Is it that their incarnations were ...
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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? Actually, let's consider what God is doing at this moment of time? I am actually saying , like in ...
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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 ...
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When actually lord brahma shares the knowledge of vedas?

I am in a big confusion, please correct me if I am wrong in some points. Almost in every religion there are stories about catastrophic end of this world/universe. In Hinduism it is believed that ...
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According to the Vedas, what are the properties of time?

I'm interested to know: Is time an eternal aspect of all the worlds or is it specific to our particular world? How is this concept of eternity handled? Specifically, Is it different when it is future ...
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Where do Vedas state Universe being a projection in space-time?

Vedas state about Cyclic nature of time as discussed in answer here. But are there any statement in Vedas which state about Universe being projected as space-time ? As a sidenote, Adi Shankaracharya ...
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How Universe has No beginning?

Universe has No end can be understood but No beginning cannot be understood There should be a definite point that the Lord Started this process and it should work forever. Anything cannot start itself ...
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Do Vedas say about transition to Kali yuga?

Did any major events happen once the Kali yuga started? Like an earth quake or major disaster? Or was it more of the same day?
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Why does Lord Vishnu create water by penance, and then retire to sleep before beginning world drama every time before the creation of universe,

Every time before creating universe, why Lord Vishnu creates water by penance devoted to Lord Shiva and sleep before beginning world drama? Is it like he see everything in advance and make it static ...
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Deluge in Hinduism - some clarifications needed [closed]

Trying to understand the great deluge in Hinduism, I am in need of some clarifications. Do not assume any prior knowledge. When did this great deluge exactly happen according to Hindu scriptures? Are ...
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Did the Churning of the Ocean happen again in the Vaivasvata Manvantara?

One of the most famous incarnations of Vishnu is Kurma the tortoise, who helped the gods during the Churning of the Ocean. Now I had always assumed that the story of the churning of the ocean only ...
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Smaller cycles of Kaala or Time

This wiki article mentions that Kali Yuga is 4,32,000 human years old. The length of the other Yugas is also in similar order of magnitude. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva, in this video, talks about smaller ...
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Why was Lord Rama born on the 9th tithi and Lord krishna on the 8th tithi?

Is there any relation between each choosing those 2 dates. Thanks. Any help is appreciated.
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Did Arjuna have the ability to see the future?

As I discuss in this question, in the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata Arjuna delivers a message to Duryodhana, urging him to reach a peaceful resolution to avert the impending war. Among other things, ...
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How many Yugas are actually there - 4 or 18 as mentioned by Sage Agastya?

Yuga(m) is one of the basic units of time. Most Indian scriptures mention 4 yugas namely krita yuga, treta yuga, dvapara yuga and kali yuga. Each yuga has its own time scale and is regulated by years. ...
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Can we do Gayatri japam without its being part of Sandhyavandanam? [duplicate]

I don't mean to ask whether we can skip sandhyavandanam and do Gayatri japam instead. I know we can't. Say, I feel like doing the japam at around 3 or 4 p.m. Is that allowed?
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Does “Free Will” really exist, even if universe repeats itself in perfect pattern?

The concept of universe repeating itself is similar to philosophy of Eternal Return. Such philosophy is subscribed many ancient Indian philosophers as well. In brief: A finitely timed universe ...
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What are Subha muhurtam/Durmuhurtham?

We all have been seeing Hindu calendar since childhood. There we can see Subhamuhurtham and Durmuhurtham. These are the categories typically we may have (I'm not sure). Subhamuhurtham: Amrutha-kalam ...
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How come the Vedas describe mostly the Vamana avatara of Vishnu?

The Vedas are the eternal truths of God, Apaurusheya and constant throughout Time. Therefore they must contain all knowledge of all time. But (at least if you go through the other questions) you find ...