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

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will there be another influential pure devotee of Krishna in the remaining time of kali yuga?

We've had Jesus, Lord Chaitanya, and Srila Prabhupada who has shared valuable knowledge of God and lead by example of how to serve The Lord with pure devotion. Will there be a time (in Kali Yuga) ...
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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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Will Saraswati exist in the future?

As said in some puranas and in this question, Hanuman will become the next Bramha. Also, as we all know, Bramha's wife, or to be exact,shakti,is Saraswati. Now, the shakti provides power to their ...
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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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Will Yashoda's soul be Krishna's mother again in the next Dwapara yuga? Do relationships with God's incarnations remain same across yugas?

It is clear from Geetha that a soul takes rebirth until it attains moksha state. It is also clear from Geetha that Krishna reincarnates as himself for the establishment of dharma. Do Krishna's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Who was the god of death before yama?

Yama is a post created for specific jeevatamans to take charge of Judgement of Jeevatmas and their karma in Bhuloka/Mrityuloka. Before Yama or Dharmaraja who was the king of Yamaloka ? Also, in which ...
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Which yuga did Swami Vivekananda consider to be current yuga?

Swami Vivekananda said that Karma yoga is the best for this age. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 5/Sayings and Utterances Jnâna, Bhakti, Yoga and Karma—these are the four paths ...
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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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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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What's the story of four vedas? [duplicate]

Like, Who wrote the vedas? Why four vedas not only one? Whats the need of vedas? How these vedas are useful in this generation?
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Origin of the concepts of chatur-yugas and pralaya?

It was suggested during a discussion in facebook that the apocalyptic prophecies in Bhagavata Purana and Bhavishya Purana was a result of Christian influence brought into India during the time of ...
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Was there an influence of Kali demon in Dwapara yuga?

Even though game of dice is such a shame, why was it a rule for the Kshatriyas not to reject invitation for the of dice? Does it mean Yudhistira was under the influence of kali, accepted invitation ...
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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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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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How famous/popular was Krishna during his time in other countries?

Kurukshetra war is like a transition from dwapara yuga to kaliyuga. During the war, were people in other countries aware of the war? Did people in other countries know about Krishna? If it didn't ...
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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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Yuga changes and age difference

I have kind of a stupid question, but I believe it's valid. What exactly happens when a Yuga changes from Satya Yuga -> Treta Yuga -> Dwapar Yuga -> Kali Yuga? I don't have any reference to cite, ...
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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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Why there should be degradation of dharma with the change in the yuga?

It a well known fact that there are four ages satya, treta, dwapara and kali. But why there is a demarcation in the ages, one explanation is that there is decline of dharma. The dharma stands on ...
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What is the purpose of repetition of events of every yuga in every Chaturyuga

Although a similar question is asked here. I have not found the answer for the question. What is the purpose of repetition of events of every yuga in every Chaturyuga. Are only important events ...
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In which Yuga was Tarakasur born?

In which Yuga was Tarakasur born? Was he born in Satya Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Tetra Yuga and which Maha Yuga of which Manavtar?
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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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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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Why do we not consider Brahma's night as a kalpa?

Why do we consider only the day of Brahma as a kalpa? 1 kalpa = One day of Brahma 2 kalpa = One day + Night of Brahma Accordingly, "2 kalpa = One day + Night of Brahma" we are in the 101st ...
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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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Each yuga in all mahayuga is different/same?

Its been questioned many times in this forum about “why vyasa had to divide vedas in every dwapara yuga.” When I was reading brahmanda purana I have got indirect reference to characteristics of same ...
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In which Yuga Yayati was born?

In conversation between Yayati and Ashtaka while Yayati was falling down from heaven, Ashtaka mentions Yayati flourished in Krita age. Can you please let me know when was Yayati born? If Yayati was ...
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How many yuga cycles in one Brahma day [duplicate]

According to this, there are 4.32 billion years in one Brahma day, i.e. age of the Universe. Each Brahma day goes through yuga cycle of Satya, Treta, Dvapara, and Kali, which adds up to 4.32 billions ...
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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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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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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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How many years have passed since the departure of Lord Krishna to the start of Kali Yuga?

Kali yuga started 5000 years back is a well known fact. My question is did it start immediately on the day Lord Krishna ended His avatar or some time after that? I read some where that after Lord ...
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Yugas and Dinosaurs [closed]

I have heard about the 4 Yugas, the Mahayuga and how Brahma created everything and how many human years is equivalent to Brahma's 1 single day. But to which Yuga did the Dinosaurs belong to?
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Living in Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yuga

It is said in all Vedas and Puranas that everything happened in and around India during Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yuga. Then what about the rest of the world during that time? Was it barren? Was nobody ...
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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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Stature of humans throughout the four Yugas

In the Puranas, there are at least two stories that describe the difference between the human stature in Treta Yuga and Dwapara Yuga - the story of Muchukunda and Revati and Kakudmi . In these stories ...
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Manu and the great deluge

In Satya Yuga, Manu creates a boat to save the 7 sages from the great deluge/flood and Lord Vishnu assumes the avatar called as Matsya avatar and pulls the boat. But why does the great deluge/flood ...
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Are there any puranas about Satya Yuga?

I have a feeling that all puranas which describe events happened in Satya yuga talk about events happened in other lokas, different from Bhumi (our planet). I personally know only one purana which ...
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Will size of people increase when Kali yuga will change to Satya yuga?

It is said that in Satya yuga people were a lot larger than today in Kali yuga. And it is said in Bhagavata purana and in several other places that when Kalki avatara will destroy all sinners at the ...
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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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What is the correct duration of every yuga? [duplicate]

There are different duration for the major 4 yuga (Sat, Tretaa, Dvaapara, Kali) found in internet. With recent (one of the) study it is believed that Ramayana happend 7k years back and Mahabharata 5k ...
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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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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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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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Difference in height of people in different yugas

I saw a story in Ramanand Sagar's TV serial 'Krishna' (and this story should be from Shreemad Bhagavatam) which goes as follows. When King Kakudmi and his daughter Revati came back from Bramhalok, to ...