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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 through recurrent phases of manifestation and di…

What was the value of Indian Rupees against Dollar in 1947? – 1 Indian Rupee in dollar in 1947?

What was the value of 1 Indian Rupee in dollar in 1947? Value of Indian Rupees against Dollar will surely give an idea how our politicians and government servants have looted this great nation.
1 Rupee in 1947 was equal to 1.2 dollars
Now 1 dollar is equal to 60 rupees.

Food for thought.

Temple of Brahma in Andhra Pradesh – Sri Chaturmukha Brahmalingeswara Swamy Temple – Brahma Murti Carved on Shivling

Temples dedicated to Brahma are very rare. SriChaturmukhaBrahmalingeswaraSwamyTemple at Chebrolu in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh is one such rare temple. The temple is unique as murti of Brahma is here carved on a Shivling.
At SriChaturmukhaBrahmalingeswaraSwamyTemple, Brahma is worshipped along with Shiva. The temple was built around 200 years ago.
Legend has it that Brahma was cursed by Bhrugu Maharshi that he would not be worshipped on earth.  So there is no separate individual shrine for Brahma, instead four faces of Brahma are carved on the four sides of the Shivling worshipped here.
Except for the temple at Pushkar in Rajasthan, there are no famous temple dedicated Hindu God Brahma. (Why there are no famous temples dedicated to Brahma?) The Hindu reports  This is a beautiful temple situated in the midst of a tank surrounded by two small temples of Lord Siva towards the east and west and that of Vishnu in the north and south and four temples of goddess Sakti in the four cor…

Humour is the buffer that saves you from humiliation – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Do not make an effort to impress others. When you come from the self, your expression is perfect and your impression lasts for ages.

A Presence is in control of the whole universe. You just do your part and relax!

Austerity is mistaken with poverty or self-denial. It is neither. Austerity comes out of maturity and brings freedom from the pride of vanity.

Humour is the buffer that saves you from humiliation. If you have a good sense of humour you can never be humiliated.

There is a place you can come where everything is beautiful. Where is this place? It is within you. Then wherever you go, you add beauty there.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar