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I have given below a discussion of the length of the yugas in Linga Purana. O brahmins, the Krta yuga consists of four thousand years. Four hundred, three hundred, two hundred and hundred years respectively constitute the period of transition both at the beginning and end of a yuga. [1] Linga Purana I.4.5-6 [1] Each Yuga is prefixed and suffixed by a ...


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Its not that direct, we need to calculate it! From the Shri-Surya-Siddhanta, Chapter 1 Verse 17 युगस्य दशमो भागश्चतुस्त्रिद्वेकसंगुण: । क्रमात्‌ कृतयुगादीनां षष्ठांश: सन्ध्ययो: स्वक:॥ १७॥ The tenth part of the age, multiplied successively by 4, 3, 2 and 1 gives length of golden and other ages in order. The sixth part of it belongs to its Dawn and twilight. ...


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When Kali Yuga is in full flow, Adharma will indeed prevail. Out of the 4 feet of the Dharma-Bull only one viz: the Truth foot, is intact in Kali Yuga. But then again people are hardly truthful in this age. So, even the last leg is gone. Therefore, In Kali Yug, Dharma is almost non-existent. Lord Sadashiva says in this regard: In speaking of the customs of ...


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Parashara Smriti answers these questions. Quoting verses from the first Chapter of the text: " All laws arose in the Krita age ; all have vanished in the Kali age. Expound a part of the rules of conduct fit for the four castes, such as are common (to all) " In each Kalpa (the deities) Brahma and "Vishnu and Shiva, and the expounders of the ...


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One day of Pitris (day + night) is equal to 30 days of Earth/humans. This chapter in the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata states: Thirty days and nights are called a month, and twelve months are called a year. Persons conversant with mathematical science say that a year is made up of two ayanas (dependent on sun's motion), viz., the northern and the southern....


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The years are daiva (divine) years. Mortal's one years is equal to 1 day and night of Devas. 1 divine year = 360 human years 1 Chauturyuga = 12000 divine years 1 Manwantara = 71 Chauturyugas = 71 * 12000 = 852000 divine years = 852000 * 360 = 306720000 human years Vishnu Purana: Book I: Chapter III mentions the Manwantara time in divine years as well as in ...


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Vishnu Purana: Book I: Chapter III mentions that one Manwantara is equal to 71 Chaturyuga or 306720000 human years: a Manwantara, is equal to seventy-one times the number of years contained in the four Yugas, with some additional years: this is the duration of the Manu, the (attendant) divinities, and the rest, which is equal to 852000 divine years, or to ...


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Neither is the answer. Scripture does not have veto power for matters like customs and traditions that can be decided by reason. Vedas should be used only in matters which can not be probed by any scientific method or decided by human reason. Vedic authority does not extend to matters which can be decided by human reason. I am posting some quotes that will ...


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The Matsya Purana says that Bhagwan Vishnu took Matsya avatara during the pralaya (Manvanatara Sandhi) at the end the Cākṣuṣa Manvantara and not the Satya Yuga of any particular Manvantara. During their first meeting, Bhagwan Vishnu tells Manu: युगान्तवाताभिहता यदा भवति नौर्नृप। श्रृङ्गेऽस्मिन्मम राजेन्द्र तदेमां संयमिष्यसि॥३३॥ ततो लयान्ते सर्वस्य स्थावरस्य ...


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Here is one event that happened in a previous kaliyuga. From Skanda Purana, Pursotama-kshetra-Mahatmy, Section 2 21-23. In a former Kaliyuga, O Brāhmaṇas, the Prajāpati (Patriarch) named Dakṣa was moved with pity on seeing men suffering from distresses coming from bodies and other sources. He went there and celebrated the great festival in the manner ...


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My understanding of pādā is different. As per Surya Siddhanta (chapter 1, Verse 15 - 19), a pādā ("dharmapādā" to be precise) is a fixed time period corresponding to 1200 divine years (year of the devas). Kali Yuga has a single pādā; Dwapara yuga has two pādā; Treta yuga has three pādā and Krtha yuga as four pādā. Hence saying "kali yuge ...


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