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What are the names of the Kalpas as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana or in any other scriptures?

There are thirty Kalpa are described by Lord Matsya in Matsya Purana, Chapter 290. Their name are as follows: मत्स्य उवाच कल्पानां कीर्तनं वक्ष्ये महापातकनाशनम्। यस्यानुकीर्तनादेव वेदपुण्येन युज्यते॥...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

The duration of the 4 yugas is: Satya Yuga           - 4800 years Treta Yuga            - 3600 ...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

I would agree with those answers, which suggest following durations: Krita Yuga 4800 years Treta Yuga 3600 years Dwapara Yuga 2400 years Kali Yuga 1200 years Here is the scriptural proof ...
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What is the difference between Indra loka, Deva loka and Vaikuntha?

Indra Loka and Deva Loka are the same since Indra is the leader of the Devas who lives in their capital Amravati. The place is mentioned at many places and am sharing some of the references below. On ...
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Do stars come back to the exact same positions after completion of the axial precession cycle?

Let me first mention what exactly Axial Precession is for the benefit of those who may be reading this discussion but may not be aware of the phenomenon: Simply put, Precession, is the wobbling of ...
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How Universe has No beginning?

Vedas say time is cyclic. So, there is no first creation. Even we can comprehend it logically. If we assume there was first creation of Universe and other living beings (jivas), why some Atmans ...
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What are the names of the Kalpas as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavat Mahapurana or in any other scriptures?

The Vayu Purana Chapter 21 also gives the names of Kalpas but they're all different from the ones in Matsya Puran. Also this text mentions 34 Kalpas, 4 more than those in Matsya Puran and I am sharing ...
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Who is Virat Purusha?

The concepts are similar. In his introduction to Brahma Sutras 3.3, Sankara says (Swami Vireswarananda translator): It is not possible for the ordinary man to grasp the Infinite. Therefore the ...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

According to Sri Yukteswar (The Holy Science), the duration of the four Yugas are: Satya Yuga: 4800 years Treta Yuga: 3600 years Dwapara Yuga: 2400 years Kali Yuga: 1200 years Remark: ...
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Where does Manu currently live?

Vaiavasvata Manu lives in Ramayana Varsha, as described in this chapter of the Sriman Bhagavatam: In Ramyaka-varṣa, where Vaivasvata Manu rules, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared as Lord ...
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What specifics can be known about past or future universes according to Hinduism?

A story from the Brahmavaivarta Purana is told in Myths and Symbols in Indian Arts and Civilization by Heinrich Zimmer that tells of a divine child who says: But the universes side by side an any ...
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What are the 7 continents as per Hindu Cosmology?

As per chapter 53 of Markandeya Purana and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa 5.1, the name of 7 of continents (dweep) on which Priyavrata's sons ruled are as follow: Jambudweep Plakshdweep ...
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Scriptures about Atmosphere

Yes, Mahabharata says that there is a region above the atmosphere. Meanwhile Suka, proceeding through that region of the firmament that is above the region of the wind displayed his Yoga-prowess ...
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Scriptures about Atmosphere

Here is what this chapter of the Bhagavatam says: The sun globe, which is a source of heat, extends for 10,000 yojanas [80,000 miles]. The moon extends for 20,000 yojanas [160,000 miles], and Rāhu ...
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Are devas stars?

It is revealed in Mahabharata who really are the stars. Mahabharata, Vana Parva: Indralokagamana Parva, SECTION XLII After Arjuna pleased Shiva and ascended the celestial car of Indra. Thus having ...
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The Bhumi Geetha

Shrimad Bhagavatham Canto 12-3 is Bhumi Gita. This chapter describes how the earth took note of the foolishness of the many kings bent on conquering her. It also describes how even though the ...
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Who is Virat Purusha?

Swami Swahananda defines Virat as follows: Macrocosm and the Self identified with it. Pancadasi of Sri Vidyaranya Swami by Swami Swahananda Virat according to the Advaita Vedanta school is ...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

The Time Period of 4 Yuga's Sat Yuga - 1,728,000 Solar Years Treta Yuga - 1,296,000 Solar Years Dwapar Yuga - 864,000 Solar Years Kali Yuga - 432,000 Solar Years you see because of mercy lord cut ...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

@Sébastien Palcoux, Sri Yukteswar might be speaking in the terminology of demi-gods. One year of demi-gods is equal to 360 years of human beings, for more information read here. If you convert it in a ...
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A question about kāla

Kala in context of time: Fact is whatever we do and however we do, we need to understand one basic thing that time does not stops for anyone nor can anyone stop time. Even if we are not doing ...
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How does the concept of reincarnation fit in with heaven and hell?

Vedanta says that moral excellence is necessary for moksha or liberation. It is a simple fact that most people are morally imperfect. If you don’t accept the concept of reincarnation then you will ...
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Why do Atma and Parmatma split if they are one after all?

Did they even split? The split is only an illusion. A must read is the story of two birds in kathopanishad. Therewere no two birds! That was an illusion or dream or whatever..... Advaita vedanta ...
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Why is there a contradiction in the concept of Lord Brahma?

There is no contradiction. There was a creation before Mahapralaya or prakritka pralaya. We are not in the time period of 7th Lord Brahma. We are in the manvantara of 7th Manu known as Vaivasvata Manu....
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What is the Story behind Jambudweep?

According to the blog here, there are some scriptural descriptions of Jambudweep (especially that night and day appear together on it) that means it has to refer to at least the entire planet Earth or ...
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How Universe has No beginning?

It is not correct to say that our ancient seers did not say beginning. Interested readers will go through Nasadiya Suktam of 10th Mandal , Suktam .129(Creation) of Rig-Veda: THEN was not non-...
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How Universe has No beginning?

There are two verses about the universe in the Gita which state the manifestation and de-manifestation of it and the Jivas. At the dawn of the day of Brahma this whole universe comes into ...
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What is the duration (Timeline) of the four "Yugas"?

Sébastien Palcoux and Creator found good numbers from some scripture/ literature / Wikipedia. I recently visited "Brahmakumaris". I would like to share this what they said about "Yugas". What they ...
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