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Four Yugas in Hinduism

The four yugas is a unique concept associated with Hinduism. This calculation of time in Hinduism is cyclical, not linear. A cycle of manifestation and dissolution is divided into four Yugas – Satya (Krta), Treta, Dwapara and Kali. The four yugas is like a downward graph when it is studied on the basis of human activity. There is a gradual deterioration in the condition of human life and activity with the passing of each yuga. The duration of the different yuga is as follows: Satya – 1,728,000 human years Treta – 1, 296, 000 human years Dwapara – 864,000 human years Kali – 432,000 human years We are living the Kali Yuga, which began in 3102 BC. The symbolic color associated with each yuga is as follows Satya – White Treta – Yellow Dwapara – Red Kali – Black The four yugas are taken to be a Maha Yuga. A Maha Yuga is one day and night of Brahma. As per Hinduism, universe is Anadi – Ananta – without beginning and without end. Thus it goes throu