Order of yugas

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Thu Sep 27 23:26:59 CDT 2001

[Retitled from Re: Rituals]

On Thu, 27 Sep 2001, vaidya_sundaram at i2.com wrote:

>  As an aside to the original topic, a related question I have is whether
> the cycle of yugAs is "satya - treta - dwApara - kali - satya - treta ..."
> or satya - treta - dwaapara - kali - kali - dwaapara - treta - satya ..."
> - The ISKCON school as well as followers of YogAnanda Paramahamsa believe
> it is the latter and not the former, where there is not a step function in
> dharma but a sort of sine wave of gradual up and down. Given that time is
> indeed continuous, I am personally inclined to believe the latter argument
> as well.

According to Bhagavata Purana 12th skandha chapter 2, at the end of the
Kaliyuga, Vishnu Bhagawan will incarnate as Kalki and usher in a new
Satyayuga.  I don't know of any shastraic support for the other view.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

More information about the Advaita-l mailing list