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Hinduism - What Is A Mahayuga In Hindu Cosmology?

 


Mahayuga ia a cosmic time unit.

Time has neither origin or conclusion, according to traditional Hindu calculation, but instead alternates between cycles of creation and activity, followed by cessation and quietude.

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 reckoning of cosmic chronology.

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

Each one is shorter and more horrible than the one before it; towards the conclusion of the Kali Yuga, things have deteriorated to the point where the only solution is to destroy and recreate the world, at which point the next Krta Yuga starts.


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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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