Yuga (Devanāgari: युग) in Hindu philosophy is the name of an ‘epoch’ or ‘era’ within a cycle of four ages. These are the Satya Yuga (or 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[1] [2], which is one full day (day and night) for Brahma. The lifetime of a Brahma himself may be 311 trillion and 40 Billion years.[1] 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 a central sun
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The Astrological Great YearAs a result of the Precession of the Equinoxes, the Sun’s position at the Vernal Equinox shifts backwards through the Zodiac over the course of the centuries. It completes a full circle in 25 786 years. Since this represents a passage of the Sun through the Zodiac, albeit backwards, it is taken by astrologers to be a kind of year, the Great Year, in which the Sun’s position in a constellation therefore represents a kind of astrological month, often referred to as an ‘Age’, lasting some 2 150 years. The period when the Vernal Equinox was in Taurus is therefore often called the Age of Taurus, when it was in Aries, the Age of Aries, and so on.


Here is how I would present the concept called the Precession of the Equinoxes, known also as the Great Year to a classroom with a mixed belief system … and thereby not offending anyone but still getting the unifying point across using figurative and not literally interpretations to decipher the symbol. The student has already been supplied with the knowledge that the Great Year marks the Sun’s journey, as it moves backward (counterclockwise), through the 12 houses of the horoscope starting with Aries.
Spending time in each constellation of the horoscope located on the ecliptic, and each constellation has its turn playing host to the Sun and the vernal equinox, sometimes for thousands of years…and Sol is presently in Pisces. It takes 72 years for each degree traveled, so therefore the cycle presents itself as taking 360 degrees x 72 years = 25920 years.
The 25920 year cycle, the counterclockwise cycle, is acknowledged as having begun in Aries and is soon about to leave Pisces and move into the proverbial Age of Aquarius.
The student is also supplied with a Glossary of Symbols that the student might require to solve what is essentially a child’s game of simple substitution and joining the dots called constellations……………

KALI YUGA

At the end of the Dwapar Yuga, when Lord Shri Krishna renounced the world and went to Goloka, at that time Kali Yuga, the source of all chaos took birth in the minds of the ignorant………

The God shall reincarnate to protect religion and to destroy all evil. Lord Vishnu shall incarnate and shall give refuge to all that are good and righteous.
When Sun, Moon and Jupiter together enter the Pushya Nakshatra and cancer zodiac at that time by the inspiration of time, a divine and strong child named Vishuyasha Kalki shall take birth in a Brahmin family in a village known as Sambhal.
He shall be the saviour of one and all and he will possess weapon on the spur of the moment. He shall emancipate this world from all miseries and create happiness. He will put an end to the Kali Yuga and shall create a novel Satya Yuga embellished with truth and beauty. Bhagwan Kalki shall recoronate all the Brahmins as the rulers and will massacre all the outcastes and inferior (barbarians) …………….

SATYA YUGA

Amongst the four era’s, the Satya yuga is the first and the most significant one. This era began on Sunday, Vaishakh Shukla Tritiya day which is also known as Akshaya Tritiya. This extends up to 17,28,000 years. God incarnated in four forms i.e. Matsya, Kurma, Varaha and Narsimha in this era. Knowledge, meditation and penance would hold special importance in this era. The average height of people was more than what it is today. Every king would attain the pre-determined attainments and would experience bliss. All the four pillars of religion i.e. truth, penance, yagya (religious sacrifice) and charity were present in totality. The only text which was considered credible and was followed was Manu’s Dharma Shastra. Satya yuga shall be established by Kalki again after the Kali yuga. The average life expectancy of a human being in Satya yuga was approximately 4000 years.
At the end of this era when the Sun, Moon, Jupiter together enter Pushya Nakshatra that is the Cancer Zodiac then the Satya yuga shall begin. During this time the stars/constellations shall become auspicious and radiant. As a result it shall accrue in the well being of all creatures and the health will ameliorate. It is during this auspicious time that Vishnu’s Incarnation Kalki shall take birth in a Brahmin family. This incarnation shall be mighty, intelligent and valiant. He shall engage in good of all benefactors. At the spun of the moment, no sooner he thinks he shall be armed with all the weapons, armours and an army, he shall be coronated king who shall know no enemy. He shall be benevolent and a radiant Brahmin and shall be the one who shall emancipate the ones in misery………….

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