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What is called a yug (sanskrit word) ?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 29 Mar '11 01:57 pm
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Yuga (Devangari: ) in Hindu philosophy is the name of an 'epoch' or 'era' within a cycle of four ages. These are the Krita Yuga, the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga, and finally the Kali Yuga. According to Hindu cosmology, life in the universe is created, destroyed once every 4.1 to 8.2 billion years, which is one full day (day and night) for Brahma. The lifetime of a Brahma himself may be 311 trillion and 40 Billion years.[2] The cycles are said to repeat like the seasons, waxing and waning within a greater time-cycle of the creation and destruction of the universe. Like Summer, Spring, Winter and Autumn, each yuga involves stages or gradual changes which the earth and the consciousness of mankind goes through as a whole. A complete yuga cycle from a high Golden Age of enlightenment to a Dark Age and back again is said to be caused by the solar system's motion around another star.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 29 Mar '11 01:59 pm

 
  
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Answered by AMRUTHA, 29 Mar '11 01:58 pm

 
  
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A period or session ..
Answered by sumati gayki, 05 Apr '11 10:51 am

 
  
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A single era makes a yug !
Answered by ajay, 29 Mar '11 03:53 pm

 
  
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Answered by Kiran, 29 Mar '11 03:22 pm

 
  
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According to scriptures, the entire period from the beginning till today of the existence of this universe is divided into ten parts connected with the period between two avatars (incarnation from first Fish to present Kalki) and are called Yuga. Threthayuga is the yuga period, connected with Rama. Similarly dwaparayuga and the present Kaliyuga etc.
Answered by Arakuzha Ramachandran, 29 Mar '11 03:02 pm

 
  
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A period or session ..
Answered by ajooba, 29 Mar '11 02:16 pm

 
  
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Yuga (Sanskrit) Age; an age of the world, of which there are four -- satya yuga, treta yuga, dvapara yuga, and kali yuga -- which proceed in succession during the manvantaric cycle. Each yuga is preceded by a period called in the Puranas, sandhya (twilight, transition period, dawn) and followed by another period of like duration often called sandhyansa (a portion of twilight). Each of these transition periods is one-tenth of its yuga. The group of four yugas is first computed by the divine years or years of the gods -- each such year being equal to 360 years of mortal men.

Thus we have, in divine years:

1. Krita or Satya Yuga . . 4,000
Sandhya . . . . . . . . 400
Sandhyansa . . . . . . 400
4,800 or 1,728,000 mortal years
2. Treta Yuga . . . . . . . 3,000
Sandhya . . . . . . . . 300 ...more
Answered by VIJAY CHAVAN, 29 Mar '11 02:08 pm

 
  
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Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 29 Mar '11 02:05 pm

 
  
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Yug = age or era. Sat Yug or Satya Yug is the 'Golden Age', when all is well and mankind is governed by Gods and the world is filled with morality..Sat Yug is said to last 100,000 years and is followed by Treta Yug, the age of man. This is followed by Dvapara Yug and finally Kali Yug, when the world is governed by evil, hence Kali Yug is the age of destruction. It is said to last 432,000 years and is the last of the Hindi cosmological cycle, after which - again, the era of 'Golden Age' will evolve. It is generally believed, that we are currently in the end phase of Kali Yug. Hindu cosmology teaches that the cosmos is re-created every 4,320,000 years
Answered by SAPNA SINGH, 29 Mar '11 02:00 pm

 
  
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