Oct 2 2023
Kaalchakra: The Wheel of Time | Concept of Time Series
In this episode, we explore the cyclical nature of time in Hindu mythology and its unique differences from other religions. We delve into various time units described in ancient Indian texts, from microcosm to macrocosm, and explain the concept of relativity of time in different realms. We also discuss modern science's definition of time, theories predicting multiverse and the discrepancy between scientific estimates and those described in Hindu scriptures. Tune in to discover the remarkable imagination and intellectual depth of our Indian ancestors as they contemplated time scales spanning trillions of years.
According to Hindu scriptures, we are in Brahma's 51st year's, 1st Kalpa's, 7th Manvantar's, 28th Chaturyuga's, Kalyuga. The Gregorian calendar dates the beginning of this Kalyuga to 3102 BCE. And Brahma's total lifespan is 100 Brahma years. What is Brahma's total lifespan in human years? What is the universe's current age in human years?
Satya Yuga = 1.728 million years
Treta Yuga = 1.296 million years
Dwapara Yuga = 0.864 million years
Kali Yuga = 0.432 million years
Total duration of one Maha Yuga cycle = 4.32 million human years
One day of Brahma (consisting of 1000 Maha Yuga cycles) = 4.32 billion human years
One complete day and night of Brahma = 8.64 billion human years
1 Brahma year = 360 Brahma days and nights
Total age of Brahma (100 Brahma years) = 360 days/year x 100 years x 8.64 billion years/day = 311.04 trillion human years
Total age of the universe (one Maha Kalpa) = 311.04 trillion human years
1 Manvantar = 71 Chaturyugas
1 Kalpa = 14 Manvantar
Current age of the universe = (50 x 2 x 360 x 1000 x 4,320,000) + (6 x 71 x 4,320,000) + (27 x 4,320,000) (4,320,000 x (0.4 + 0.3 + 0.2)) + 5124 = 155.52 trillion human years
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Easwaran, E. (2007). The Bhagavad Gita. Nilgiri Press.
Doniger, W. (2010). The Hindus: An Alternative History. Penguin Books.
Topic: Indian mythology | Hindu mythology | Hinduism
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