Showing posts with label Kali Yuga. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kali Yuga. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Yuga In Hindu Cosmology?

 


A moniker for a unit of cosmic time that might have two meanings.

Traditional thinking is that time has no origin or conclusion, but rather rotates between cycles of creation and activity, followed by halt and silence.

The active period of each of these cycles is known as the Day of Brahma, while the calm phase is known as the Night of Brahma.

The Day of Brahma is split into a thousand mahayugas ("great cosmic eras"), each lasting 4.32 million years in cosmic time, and this is one probable definition of the term yuga.

The term is most often used to refer to the Krta Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga, which are the four yugas that make up a mahayuga.


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Hinduism - What Is The Kalivarjya?

 

A collection of roughly fifty-five deeds "must be avoided in the Kali [Age]," the final age in the cosmic time cycle after which it is said the world will be destroyed and rebuilt.

One of the tactics employed by brahmin academics to prohibit certain religious practices that were required in the holy writings but were no longer acceptable due to changing beliefs was to adopt this strategy.

Around the eleventh century C.E., the Kalivarjya restrictions first appear in manuscripts.

Certain animal sacrifices authorized in the Vedas (the oldest Hindu religious books) and suicide by a human suffering from a terminal disease were deemed permissible in ancient times but outlawed during the Kali period.

Pandurang Vaman Kane (trans.), A History of Dharmasastra, 1968, is a good source of knowledge.


 


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Hinduism - What Is The Kali Yuga?

 


Kali Yuga One of the cosmic time reckonings assigns a certain age to the Earth.

Traditional thinking holds that time has no origin or conclusion, but rather alternates between cycles of creation and activity, followed by cessation and qui etude.

Each of these cycles lasts 4.32 billion years, with the active period known as Brahma's Day and the tranquil phase known as Brahma's Night.

The Day of Brahma is split into one thousand mahayugas ("great cosmic eras"), each lasting 4.32 million years, according to one accounting of cosmic chronology.

The Krta Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga are the four yugas that make up each mahayuga.

Each yuga is shorter than the one before it, ushering in a more degraded and wicked period.

Things have grown so horrible towards the conclusion of the Kali Yuga that the only remedy is to destroy and recreate the world, at which point the new Krta period starts.

The final of the four yugas, the Kali Yuga, lasted "just" 432,000 years.

It is also regarded as the most degenerate yuga, as seen by its association with iron—a metal that is sometimes helpful, sometimes detrimental, not very valuable, and whose black hue is linked to Saturn, the malicious planet.

The Kali Yuga is said to be the period when human evil is at its peak, virtue has all but vanished, and the world is inexorably breaking apart.

The Kali Yuga, according to Hindu belief, started with the start of the great conflict chronicled in the epic Mahabharata, and it is, unsurprisingly, the period in which we currently live.


 


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Hinduism - Who Is Lord Kalki Of The Kali Yuga? What Is The Kalki Avatar?

 



Kalki Avatar is the deity Vishnu's tenth avatar or incarnation, and the only one of these incarnations who has yet to manifest.

Kalki is shown riding a white horse and wielding a sword in traditional art.

He is expected to arrive at a time when the world's situation has dramatically deteriorated.

His advent will herald the end of the world; his mission will be to cleanse the planet by annihilating the wicked.


 


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