Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 11: Calculation of Time, from the Atom

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.19

catvari trini dve caikam

kritadishu yatha-kramam

sankhyatani sahasrani

dvi-gunani satani ca

SYNONYMS

catvari -- four; trini -- three; dve -- two; ca -- also; ekam -- one; krita-adishu -- in the Satya-yuga; yatha-kramam -- and subsequently others; sankhyatani -- numbering; sahasrani -- thousands; dvi-gunani -- twice; satani -- hundreds; ca -- also.

TRANSLATION

The duration of the Satya millennium equals 4,800 years of the years of the demigods; the duration of the Dvapara millennium equals 2,400 years; and that of the Kali millennium is 1,200 years of the demigods.

PURPORT

As aforementioned, one year of the demigods is equal to 360 years of the human beings. The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 x 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Treta-yuga is 3,600 x 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvapara-yuga is 2,400 x 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 x 360, or 432,000 years.

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