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

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What is chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu incarnations/avatar?

Please tell me chronological timeline (in Manvantara and Mahayuga) of Lord Vishnu's various incarnations.
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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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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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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

What is the duration (timeline) of the four Yugas in Hindu cosmology?
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Which smṛtis (dharma śāstras) are to be followed in Kali-yuga?

Which smṛti or smṛtis (Manu, Parāśara, Yājñavalkya etc.) are to be followed in Kali-yuga§? The Parāśara smṛti supposedly mentions that it is meant for Kali-yuga. Do we have similar statements in ...
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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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Who all were the different Ved-Vyas?

We all know that the Mahabharat was written by Ved-Vyas, but what many of us don't know is that Ved-Vyas was not the name of the person but the title. This title is given to the one who add/modify/...
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What are the four legs of Dharma?

It is said that Dharma has four legs (pillars) and it is depicted in the form of vrushabham (nandi). What are those four legs? As far as I know, cow's four legs are also seen as four legs of Dharma. ...
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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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When Brahma's day ends and a new day starts does the previous day repeat itself? [duplicate]

When an day ends for Brahma there are no living beings and when a new day starts everything is recreated. My question is - does the same chain of events take place in the new day of Brahma? For ...
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Why do the Vedas need to be recompiled every Dvāpara Yuga?

As I discuss in this answer, how the Vedas originated is that from time immemorial, sages known as Dṛṣṭas (literally seers) have heard sacred verses (mantras) directly from the gods during a state of ...
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Ramayana ➡ Mahabharata: 31 Ikshvaku Kings. What was the (average) age of those kings?

Book IV Chapter 4 of Vishnu Purana describes Ikshvaku dynasty as: "Rama and his brothers had each two sons. Kusha and Lava were the sons of Rama; those of Lakshman were Angada and Chandraketu; ...
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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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Why is present Kalpa named as Sweta-Varaha Kalpa?

Sweta-Varaha as the name refers White-Boar. But the Varaha avatar of Lord Vishnu which lifted the earth from waters was of dark-blue complexion. Varaha avatar which killed Hiranyaksha was also dark ...
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How do the Vedas survive during the dissolution of the Universe?

Lord Shiva destroys the entire Universe when the Mahakalpa ends. Brahma too attains Moksha in that pralaya. Vedas in their personal form are also present in Brahmaloka along with Brahma. For eg. ...
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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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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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How qualities of humans change drastically from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga?

How People change their behavior to good and virtuous from evil, greedy and lewd within less time at the dawn of Satya Yuga? How can humans who are evil and bad change immediately?
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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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Did the destruction of Daksha's sacrifice also happen in present Vaivasvata Manvantara?

It is a well-known event that Mahadeva destroys the sacrifice of Daksha when Devi Sati destroys herself in the sacrifice. But it happened in the Pitri Kalpa. Destruction of Yajna of Daksha is the ...
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Do scriptures change over time? Or they're static but different for each Yuga? Can customs of one Yuga be ridiculed by people in earlier or next Yuga?

It is well known that laws & customs change over time, according to people, society and events. Some people claim that religious scriptures also change over time. But the wise say that religious ...
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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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What about the technology of the previous Kali Yugas?

In today's world, we have advanced a lot in science and technology, and people have distanced themselves from all the Puranas and Vedas. All that is fine, because it is predicted that the Kali Yuga is ...
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Were there any temples in Satya yuga?

Is there any reference of temple of lord in the time of Satya Yuga? Around that time people used to worship which God/Goddess?
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Where has it said in the authentic scriptures, that a year in the Yuga schematic of Manu is actually a Daiva year?

The one of the early mentions of Yuga theory of Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali occurs in Manu Smriti. There the Yuga is acutally only 12000 years with Kali Yuga - 1200 years Dwapara Yuga - 2400 ...
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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 or ...
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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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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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In which Mahayuga and Manvantara, did King Bharatha, after whom India is called Bhārath, live?

Vishnu Purana says: उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम् । वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।। uttaraṃ yatsamudrasya himādreścaiva dakṣiṇam varṣaṃ tadbhārataṃ nāma bhāratī yatra santatiḥ ...
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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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How much earth year passes in 1 second of Brahmaloka?

Every religious book, Vedas and Purans , units of distances such as Yojana have been tried to be converted in English in modern age. In Such Situation How much is the 1 second of Brahmaloka on earth ...
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Do the same avatars repeat in each chaturyuga?

The Manache Shlok in Marathi mentions that Ramayana happens once in a Kalpa. मना कल्पना कल्पिता कल्प कोटी| नव्हे रे नव्हे सर्वथा रामभेटी|| मना कामना राम नाही जयाला| अति आदरे प्रीती नाही तयाला|| ...
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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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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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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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Earth era description in Hindu mythology [duplicate]

Does any Hindu mythology has spoken about existence of ice age or dinosaurs or any other nature related historical stage? As per Yugas, is there any reference of proof available to cite that these ...
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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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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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Is moksha guaranteed for everyone?

I would like to know whether moksha is guaranteed for everyone i.e. everyone at some point is liberated from the cycle of birth and death. To be clear, if not in this birth, he will be re-born and he ...
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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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Which scripture mentions Yuga length?

I am aware that the yuga lengths have the ratio 4:3:2:1 and have seen in various posts that a Kali Yuga is 432,000 years. What religious texts (Puranas, Mahabharat, Ramayan, etc) mention these Yuga ...
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Which Yuga are we currently in? Numbers don't add up

I am interested in learning about Yugas. According to this Wikipedia article, Kali Yuga started around 3201 BCE, or BC. Same Wikipedia article also mentions: Acording to the Laws of Manu, one of ...
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Which epic happens in Kali yuga, like Ramayana happened in Treta yuga and Mahabharata happened in Dwapara yuga?

The epics Ramayana and Mahabharata happened in Treta yuga and Dwapara yuga respectively. Likewise, is there any epic which will take place in Kali yuga?
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Are curses(saapa) effective in Kali Yuga?

Our Puranas and other Mahagranthas like Ramayana & the Mahabharata contains numerous examples of curses(saap)(& boons ofcourse) and how their effectiveness shape future events. In Mahabharata ...
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How old is earth according to Hinduism?

I'm just curious to know, How old is earth according to hinduism? As of science it is 4,500,000,000. If we calculate this 4.5 billion years into Hinduism, 1041 Mahayugas, which is equal to 1 kalpa ...
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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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How will we know the end of first part of the Kali yuga?

As we know, There are four yugas (Satya, Treta, Dwapara, Kali). Every yuga consists of four parts (known as pādā in sanskrit). Many are aware that in the daily rituals we perform, we say Kali yuge ...
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Ramayana and Mahabharata in immediate yuga or after 3 cycles

Please pardon me for creating this duplicate topic, as I am confused with the answer already given on this topic Did the Mahabharata and the Ramayana happen in the current Yuga cycle in the ...
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Are we in Kali-Yuga's pre-Sandhi period?

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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Why the names of yugas are satya, treta, dwapara and kali?

I want to know what are the meanings of yugas' names. Why are they called satya , treta , dwapara and kali ? Are there any reasons for such names of the yugas ? What do our scriptures say about the ...
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