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

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What is the difference between Yuga Dharma and Santana Dharma? What is the Yuga Dharma for each Yuga?

I'm really confused about the Yuga Dharma of each Yuga. Some say Daan is the Yuga Dharma of Kaliyuga while some say chanting the name of God. Someone please explain this concept in detail.
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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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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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Point behind Creation [duplicate]

I have read that Sri Krishna creates jeevas periodically(end of Chatur yuga) Questions: a)There must have been a “first time” when God created the Universe(I understand the verse from Bhagavad Gita ...
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In the Kalyug after this one, will the demon be same Kali again?

The demon Kali we have right now, will that guy again rise in next Kalyug or is Demon Kali just a post similar to Indra?
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Does Lord Narayana take incarnation to change era?

From the story of Ramayana and Mahabharata, I have come to know that Lord Narayana takes incarnation at the end of every era (yuga). And when Lord's incarnation dies then era changes (and new era ...
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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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When did this Kali yuga start?

Is there a way to know the start date in Gregorian calendar of current Kali yuga? If yes, What is the date?
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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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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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Where are the realms of a perpetual Treta Yuga mentioned as being such?

It kind of makes sense for Treta Yuga to be the default Yuga, as its number of legs is the average number of legs: (4(4)+3(3)+2(2)+1(1))/(4+3+2+1) = 3 i.e., If you average the dharma in all Yugas you ...
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When kaliyuga will end then yuga cycle again rotate to Sat-yuga then what will happen, like Shree Râmaji take avatâr again?

As we are living in the Kaliyuga when it will become end then again yuga cycle rotate to Sat-yuga. Then my question is that then there will be same leelâ of my god like they will take avatâr of Lord ...
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Is Brahma referring to the incidents of previous mahayugas?

Anusasana Parva contains a long discussion between Bhishma and Yudhishthira. In the conversation, Yudhishthira once asks the following question "Yudhishthira said, 'Tell me, O learned sire that ...
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Hindu timeline versus evolution theory [closed]

Hindu timeline says that the universe is created and destroyed in a cyclic way (for 84 times) and each cycle consists of 4 phases, namely, Satya-yuga, Treta-yuga, Dwapara-yuga and Kali-yuga. It is ...
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Why did Sri Rama say that it is not possible to obtain fame and glory by conciliation even though the time period was treta yuga?

When ocean was not yielding to Sri Rama's request for 3 days , Sri Rama said the following to Laxmana "O, Lakshmana! In this world, it is not possible to obtain fame, glory or victory at the end of ...
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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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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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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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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?
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Who is the first man or woman born in this yuga or in any other yuga? [duplicate]

Regular process is mother will give birth to new baby. Then who is the first man or woman born in this yuga or in any other yuga? How were those first persons born? Were they born as babies or ...
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Which world view prevailed during other yugas

Various philosophies or world views base on vedas are sankya, vaisheshika, purva mimansa, vedantha. What world views were in existence during other yugas? Say like during mahabharata and ramayana
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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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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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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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Time measurement in Hindu Scriptues

I am aware of the different yugas and their different length. As far as I know the time lenghts stand in a ratio of 4:3:2:1. I believe that the ratio is always the same, but my question is whether the ...
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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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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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Is there any reference in Hindu or ancient texts to the Deccan Trap volcano eruptions which wiped out life on Earth?

This article states that gigantic volcano eruptions in the area of Deccan in modern India were the cause of life extinction on Earth 66 million years ago. About 4 subsequent volcano eruptions spewed ...
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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 is yugāvatāra?

Is yugāvatāra a well-defined term in the scriptures or just a pet name assigned by devotees to their Ishta-deva (worshipable deity) whom they consider to be the most important for that yuga? Are they ...
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Which Yuga starts and which ends the Chatur-yuga? (Is Satya Yuga through to Kali Yuga right?)

Everyone, even if they don't say it seems to assume Satya Yuga starts the cycle and Kali Yuga ends it, but I have not seen any actual claim that that is true (actually scripture not having ...
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Does Treta Yuga have a personified form like Satya, Dvapara and Kali? [duplicate]

Kali and Dvapara have personified forms in the Mahabharata and Satya has a personified form in the Kalki Purana, among their other appearances. Does Treta Yuga have a personified form, or does it not ...
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Can we compare Big Bang theory with the beginning/ending of a Kalpa? [closed]

There is a recent statement by the Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Penrose, who says that the Big Bang was "not the beginning" of our universe rather it was the end of the previous one. This ...
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What is the chronological order of events mentioned in Devi Mahtmya/Durga Shaptshati?

Devi Mahatmya or Durga Shaptshati is one of the most important Shakta scriptures. It is present in Markandeya Purana. Basically it tells the story of King Suratha and a Vaishya who go to Medha Rishi ...
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Foreigners knowledge about fasting in previous yugas

The following statement by Yudhistrira clarifies that foreigners are aware of (benefits of) fasting during Dwapara Yuga "Yudhishthira said, 'The disposition is seen, O grandsire, in all the ...
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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 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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King Parikshit & Kali Yuga

Why did Kali yuga need King Parikshit's permission to enter King Parikshit's kingdom? Who authorised and empowered King Parikshit to control Kali yuga?
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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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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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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 big corporate organizations exist in Treta yuga and Dvapara yuga?

In today's world we are seeing so many corporate organizations for everything and they are controlling and affecting many of our lives in their desired way. And also many giant corporations have so ...
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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 ...