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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 Krta Yuga In Hindu Cosmology?

 

Krta Yuga is an epoch in Indian history.

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 cycle lasts 4.32 billion years, with the active period being known as the Day of Brahma and the tranquil phase being known as the Night of Brahma.

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 of the four yugas is shorter than the one before it, ushering in a period that is more decadent and depraved than the one before it.

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 Krta Yuga is the earliest of the four yugas, and it is also the longest, lasting 1,728,000 years.

It is also regarded as the best of all the yugas, with gold, the most expensive of all metals, as its emblem.

The side marked Krta was the one for the winning throw in an ancient Indian dice game, indicating the greatest available alternative.

People in the legendary descriptions of the Krta Yuga live exceedingly long lives, have enormous physical size, and are completely virtuous by nature.

 

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