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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 exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

I heard that at the end of the Kali Yuga, the world will be destroyed. What does this mean? Will the Earth be destroyed or will the entire Universe be destroyed? Can someone throw light on this?
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Did the Mahabharata and the Ramayana happen in the current Yuga cycle in the current Manvantara?

The Mahabharata war has been given a date of around 3300 BC by back-tracing planetary positions from scriptural references (archeo-astronomy). The Ramayana is speculated to be anywhere between a few ...
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Repetition of Time and Yugas in Hinduism

The following is the time span of yugas. Now we are in kaliyuga. Will these yugas repeat? If the same yugas repeat, then what about the incidents happening in the universe? Will they also repeat? E....
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Do methods of worship change according to yugas?

Are there different methods of worshiping God in different yugas? For example, in the Sathya Yuga, the major method of worship is meditation or yagas. In Kaliyuga - chanting of God's name. I have ...
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Why do the Vedas need to be recompiled every Dwapara Yuga?

As I discuss in this answer, how the Vedas originated is that from time immemorial, sages known as Dhristas (literally seers) have heard sacred verses (mantras) directly from the gods during a state ...
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Are there any stories related to Lord Shiva from the Kaliyuga?

All stories related to Lord Shiva I have read till now seem to be in the Satyayuga, Treta or Dwapara. The last one I heard is I think in Dwapara, when Lord Shiva was testing Arjuna. I want to know ...
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What do we know about the future Mahayugas?

Background: The four Yugas (Satya, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali) together make up one Mahayuga. 1000 Mahayugas make up one Kalpa, which is one day in the life of Brahma. After the Kalpa is over Brahma ...
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Why Lord Shiva is depicted as Lord of Time?

Kali Mata was named as Kaali because she is wife of Lord Shiva, who is said to be Lord of time. As He is Lord of time, few avatars or Amsas of Him are named after him such as KaalaBhairava. What is ...
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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 ...
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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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When was Mahabali (Asura King Bali) booned about being the next Indra?

I read in a question about the fact that the Asura King Bali will be the next Indra and that he is still alive. Untill now, I have only heard of the story of the Vamana incarnation of Lord Vishnu ...
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Time spent in heavenly planets

We are under classic assumption that a soul with lot of good karma do spend long time in heaven. It will take long time for it to be reincarnated back on earth. We also know that pandava heroes are ...
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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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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 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 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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Do we have any record of events in any previous Kaliyuga?

We know that at the end of every Dwapara yuga, Vyasa compiles the events of the yugas into various puranas. These puranas sometimes contains stories and other details about Kritayuga, Dwapara Yuga and ...
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Do same events repeat in every Yuga?

Do same events repeat in every "Yuga" ? I mean I heard that Ramayana occurs in every "Treta Yuga" several times in vast time cycles. In the same way for example, will Michael Jackson be born in ...
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Why do Gaudiya Vaishnavas think the order of the Yugas is Satya, Dwapara, Treta, Kali?

Throughout Hindu scripture, the order of the Yugas is given as Satya, Treta, Dwapara, Kali. (See my answer here for more information on Hindu timescales.). Yet in his ISKCON commentary on the Srimad ...
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Did Lord Vishnu incarnate as Kalki in any of the previous Yugas?

Lots of Vishnu avatars have repeated during the previous Chaturyugas. Are there any references citing the Kalki avatar in previous Yugas?
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Story of Purandara Indra

Every kalpa has 14 manvantaras and each manvantara has an Indra. Name of current Indra is Purandhara. Anybody knows, previous life of the current Indra Purandara? How exactly he became qualified to ...
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How many days are there in one Yuga?

How many days are there in one Yuga (each of the four Yugas)?
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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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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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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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What is the significance of Space?

I would like to know what the significance of Space is in Hinduism as stated by the Hindu scriptures. Does space store everything, the past, present and the future? Also, is space associated with any ...
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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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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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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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Did lord Shiva time travel?

Kalinjar means The destroyer of time in Sanskrit. 'Kal' is time and 'jar' destruction. See here. What is meant by destroyer of time?
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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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How many Manus have been there?

Before coming to this site, I only knew of one King Manu who was chosen by Lord Vishnu's Matsya avatar to save some of the different type of species to start the life again after the Pralaya. But ...
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Scriptures and characters from previous Manvantras

The names of Manus during the previous and future Manvantras are known, but are there any scriptures, puranas from previous manvantras that survived the pralaya? Apart from the pre-ordained Yuga ...
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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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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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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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How many years was Arjuna in Svarga?

According to the Indraloka Gamana Parva, Vana Parva, Mahabharata, when Arjuna goes to Svarga during his 13 years exile before the war, he lived there for five years. Now if we take this calculation in ...
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Who are the seven sages (Sapta Rishis) of current Manvantara?

I want to know who are the seven sages (Sapta Rishis) of current Manvantara?
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Does “day of Brahma” refer to the Trimurtic creator deity or to the supreme Brahman?

In Hindu cosmology, particularly long periods of time are reckoned in terms of units like "days of Brahma", where one day of Brahma is equal to 4.32 billion "human" years. I always thought that the "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why would Kali Demon cause misery?

It is said in the Kalki Purana --> "According to Kalki Purana, Kali demon will rule the earth and bring sin and misery to the people. When the first stage of the Kali Yuga begins, the varna system ...
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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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Time travelling [duplicate]

There are some instances which show relative comparisons of time on different lokas. For example, Brahma took the cowherd boys who were with Krishna to Brahma loka and came back in a moment, but by ...