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The name of an epoch or era within a four age cycle.

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Did any jivan mukta tell that we are currently living in Kali yuga?

Did any Jivan mukta till now tell that the name of yuga in which we are currently living is Kali yuga?
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What are the different endings of Ramayana and Mahabharata as seen by the sage-crow Kakabhushundi?

I have read that Kakabhushundi was a crow that had seen 11 different endings of Ramayana and 16 of Mahabharata. If this is true, what are the other endings of Ramayana and Mahabharata?
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How can we say satyuga is the age of righteousness when tyrants like Hiranyaksh and Hiranyakashyapu tormented people in that same yuga?

Hiranyaksh and Hiranyakashyapu tortured people in the satyuga for long time and therefore lord Vishnu had to incarnate as Varaha and Narasimha respectively to kill both of them . All of this happens ...
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Why all gods are blessed or born only in India? Why USA/UK is superior than India (Bharatha khandam) presently in 21st century? [duplicate]

How was the America/USA/UK during previous yuga before Kali yuga? Who were ruling those places? why god never born in USA/UK/Aus/NZ/china geographic region (non-India) during Satya, Thretra yuga,...
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Is Vaisampayana describing Krita Yuga or comparing with Krita Yuga in Adiparva?

What is the actual meaning of the following line from Mahabhatata एवं कृतयुगे सम्यग वर्तमाने तदा नृप The translation to the above line by Kisari Mohan Ganguli is ambiguous And thus, O king, ...
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what will happen after kaliyug? [duplicate]

As after treta it was dvapara and then kaliyug but what after kaliyug? will it be again satyuga as cycle rotates or there will be a new yuga ?
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Is every Yuga linked to a Veda?

There are four Yugas and four Vedas. Do Veda and Yuga have link like: Rig Veda : Satya Yuga Yajur Veda: Treta Yuga Saam Veda: Dvapara Yuga Atharva Veda: Kali Yuga
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There are different mantras for worshipping Lord Vishnu for different yugas. What are the meanings of them?

There are different mantras to chant Lord Vishnu's name in different Yugas. This names are known as tārakabrahma names. The mantra for Satya Yuga is- nārāya়ṇa parābedā nārāya়ṇa parākṣarāḥ। ...
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Was Bramhadev worshipped in treta and dwapara yuga?

We know Bramhadev isn't worshipped in Kaliyuga. Are there any evidence on Bramhadev being worshipped in Tretayuga and Dwaparayuga except Mahamuni Vyasa meditating on Bramhadev before writing ...
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In which yuga did Parashurama kill kshatriyas?

Parashurama killed many kshatriyas 21 times. The confusion is between Krita yuga and Treta yuga. In which yuga did this Kshetriya massacre happen?
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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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What scriptures describe laxer rules for accepting shishyas in the Kali Yuga?

The Sampradaya Parishuddhi is a work by the 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan defending the flawless nature of the Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam. He discusses many incidents in Sri ...
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Why Lord Krishna didn't celebrate Deepavali?

Why Deepavali is not celebrated by Lord Krishna in Dwapara Yuga ? One of my friend asked me this tricky question. I didn't have an answer. Moreover, Why there is no mentioning of Ramayana incidents ...
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Are Ursa Major and Ursa Minor associated with Jambavan and Jambavati astrologically? [closed]

Astrologically/astronomically, Are Ursa major correspond/associated with jambavanta, Ursa minor with jambavati, because both being bear constellations, and Vega, Pole star of dwapara Yuga, krishna ...
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How many Saptrishis have been mentioned in scriptures? Which Yuga did they belong too?

Were there only seven Saptrishis? Were there any females amongst Saptrishis? Are they ever mentioned as doing parikrama around Sun or Earth? Have there been multiple sets of Saptrishis during various ...
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What are the positions of planets at the beginning of every Yuga (age)?

How to find all planetary positions on starting of every Yuga?
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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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Matsya Avatar in Satya Yuga?

Matsya avatar came at the end of caksusa manavantara as discussed in this answer. I see it mentioned online by many that Matsya avatar came in the satya yuga. However, I am yet to see any puranic ...
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Can complete pure souls exist in Kali Yuga?

According to the scriptures, is there any mention of whether complete pure souls can exist in Kali Yuga?
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Who would be the survivors after end of Kali Yuga?

What do the scriptures say about would be the survivors after end of Kali Yuga?
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What are the characteristics of the 4 Yugas?

What are the characteristics of the 4 yugas? What is the quality of souls in each of those? What are the other things which would be observed in each of the yugas as per the yugas? What marks the end ...
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Multiple Narakasura's in scriptures

Every Tretha yuga contains Rama and Ravana. Similarly every Dwapara yuga has Krishna. Is there any mention of multiple Narakasura across different mahayugas?
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Does Dharma reduces from one mahayuga to another mahayuga? [duplicate]

In each mahayuga there a four yugas. It is well known that dharma reduces from Krita yuga to Kali yuga. Is there any such change in Dharma from one mahayuga to its next mahayuga?
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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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In which yuga was lord Dattatreya born? [duplicate]

In which yuga was Dattatreya born? Was it Dwapara yuga or Kali yuga?
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In which Yuga did Shiva destroy Tripura?

In two days we will be celebrating Dev Deepawali. I want to know in which Yuga and which Manvantar did Shiva destroy the three citadels of Tripura? Is the information mentioned in any Puranas?
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Are the symptoms of 4 yugas visible on higher planetary systems?

We know the symptoms of each of the 4 yugas and pillars of religion(truthfulness, mercy, austerity and cleanliness) reduce with each passing yuga. Are these symptoms to be seen only on earth or even ...
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Was every human a Vaishnava in Satya yuga?

Satya Yuga is the first among the four yugas, where Dharma (religious principles) were followed to the perfection. Dharma can be found to be in perfect practice only in Rama Rajya and nowhere else. ...
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Scriptual reference for causes of being born in the Kaliyuga

The Kaliyuga is, especially by Puranic sources, considered to be the deteriorating state of humanity where ethtics, morality and intelligence are spiralling out of control. For example, at the end ...
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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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Is the influence of current materialistic nature a feature of this Kaliyuga?

Is the influence of current materialistic life with technology a feature of this Kaliyuga? Did this happen before i.e., during previous Kaliyugas? Did Indian kings alone rule the world in previous ...
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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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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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What are all the Vishnu avatar from current Mahayuga according to scriptures? [duplicate]

It is said that not every Vishnu Avatar comes in every Mahayuga, as somebody told me in chat that Rama avatar didn't come in current Mahayuga. So I wanted to know which are the Vishnu avatar from the ...
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Vedic Age and Hindu Timeline

It is said in Wikipedia that The Vedic period or Vedic age (c. 1500 – c. 600 BCE) is the period in the history of the Indian subcontinent intervening between the end of the urban Indus Valley ...
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What are all the changes the earth will suffer from during the Kali-Yuga? [closed]

What changes the earth will suffer from during the Kali-Yuga? I don't want a very small answer because question is not small. I want to know all the changes the earth will suffer from during Kali-age ...
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What does “Avatar of Kali Yuga” and “Avatar of Dwapara Yuga” mean?

I can understand lord Rama and lord Krishna are Avatars of lord Vishnu. But when I listen that, Duryodhana was Avatar of "Kali Yuga" and Shakuni was the Avatar of "Dwaapara Yuga" which I could not ...
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why no epic is there in Kaliyuga like Ramayan and Mahabharat? [duplicate]

Like Ramayan and Mahabharat, Is there any epic happened or yet to happen in Kaliyuga? This question is related but no proper resources. It is said that all the four Yugas have repeated multiple times....
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What will happen to Hanuman and the other Chiranjivis after the end of the Kali Yuga?

Is there any reference regarding this in any Veda or other books?
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If the Vedas say human lifespan is 100 years, how can humans live for thousands of years in previous yugas?

This answer says that the Vedas say the average human lifespan is around 100 years. If so, how can humans live for 10,000 years plus in previous yugas? Since every word of the Veda is eternal, this ...
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What scriptures did people follow before Dwapara Yuga?

Bhagavad Gita was told by Krishna to Arjuna in Dwapara Yuga. Since then Bhagavad Gita is followed by many and is an important scripture. But what did the people follow before Dwapara Yuga when the ...
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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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Kali yuga according to the Mahabaratha

The inhabited regions of the earth will be afflicted with dearth and famine, and the highways will be filled with lustful men and women of evil repute. Hi, according to the Mahabharata during this ...
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Do the Vedas mention Yugas?

Do the Vedas mention time eras known as Yugas; Satya, Treta, Dvapara, Kali? Or is it only found in Itihasas and Puranas?
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Where is the exact date of start of kaliyug mentioned?

The generally held belief is that kaliyuga started around -3102bc. Where is the exact verse or inscription which states this? Also is there any verse which states when dwapara started or treta started?...
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Why the year of the gods are taken as divine years for yuga calculations?

By taking the year of gods i.e 360 earth years we get a huge time frame of 360*1200 = 432000 years for Kaliyuga. Are we not making God a material being by assigning such numbers which could also mean ...
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Which Darshana ShAstras were available during the Krita and TretA yugas?

We know that in Hinduism we have the six philosophies (Darshana) collectively known as the Shadadarshana. They are- SAmkhya, PAtanjala, NyAya, Vaisheshika, PurvamimAmsA and Uttara MimAmsA (also known ...
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What is the order of the present Varah Kalpa n Brahma's life?

The Skand Purana says Sati was born in the 1st Manvantar of the Pitri Kalpa which was the 30th Kalpa in the second Parardha of Brahma. The text again says that Parvati was born in the Vaivasvat i.e. ...
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The yuga's- their repetition [duplicate]

I have read that kaliyuga is the last yuga which will end with catatrophism, and then again satyuga will start, Now my question is is this tetrad (of satyuga, tretayuga, dwaperyuga, kalyuga) was the ...
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Did people in other Yugas live on any other planet(s)?

Scientists discovered 8 planets till now. Other than earth, did people in other Yugas like satya yuga, trethayuga & dwaparayuga live on any other planet?