YEARS X 4 = 17,28,000 YEARS
TRETA 4,32,000 YEARS X 3 = 12,96,000 YEARS
DWAPAR 4,32,000 YEARS X 2 = 8,64,000 YEARS
KALIYUG 4,32,000 YEARS X 1 = 4,32,000 YEARS
1 MAHAYUG (GRAND TOTAL OF ALL THE YUGAS) = 43,20,000 YEARS
71 MAHAYUG = 43,20,000X71 = 1 MANVANTAR
1 MANVANTAR = 30,6720,000 YEARS
14 MANVANTAR = 4,29,40,80,000 YEARS
(There are 14 Manvantars)
The earth remains submerged in the water for the period of 8,64,000 years
i.e half the number of Satyug, before the start of each Manvantar, it also
remains submerged in the water for the same number of years, i.e. 8,64,000
years, after the completion of each Manvantar.
So in 14 Manvantars the number of years
17,28,000 x 15 = 2,59,20,000
(Number of year in Satyug)
+ 14 Manvantar = 42,9, 40,80,000
1 Kalpa = 43,2,0000000 years
One day & night of Brahma = 4,320,000 Mahayug * 1000 = 4,32,00,00,000
Since the one moment in the life of Brahma is considered to be of our 10
years, therefore the age of Brahma in 100 years will be
4,32,00,00,000 x 360 x 100 = 155520 00 000 00 years
Therefore, it is quite clear that our ancient Rishis, with the help of
their divine sight, had calculated the most minute and the most subtle
division of time, as well as the most greater division, for the benefit of
the mankind and which are followed by millions of Hindus even today.
OM TAT SAT BRAHMANONHI DWITEEYA PARARDHE SHRI
SHVET VAARAAH KALPE SAPTAME VAIVASHVATA MANVANTARE ASHTAVINSHATI TAME KALI
YUGE KALI PRATHAMA CHARANE.
(I make a resolution to begin this auspicious work
in the second PRAHAR (a period of three hours) of the day Brahma, in the
KALPA named 'SHVETA VAARAAH' in the 28th YUGA OF 'VAIVASHVAT MANVANTARA',
in the first part of the Kali Yuga etc.)
That implies that there are 14 Manvantaras altogether. The present period
is passing through the seventh Manvantara.
One Manvantara consists of 71 Mahayugs, out of which 27 Mahayugs have
already passed. We are passing through the first phase of the Kali Yuga
which itself is the third Yuga of the 28th Mahayuga and which has come
after the passing of Satya Yuga, Treta and Dwapar Yuga.
The year of the Sankalpa can be ascertained from the beginning of the
Kalpa as follows.
The time period of Manvantara (exclusive period, when the earth is
submerged in water, in the beginning and in the end) = 30,67,20,000 years
1) Multiplying these years by 6 = 30,67,20,000 x 6 (Because we are in the
midst of 7th Manvantara, of the Svetvaaraah Kalpa and 6 Manvantaras have
already passed) = 1,84,03,00,000 years
The time period of Pralaya consists of 17,28,000 years since 7 Pralayas
have passed, after the end of 6th Kalpa and before the beginning of 7th
Kalpa, so 17,28,000x 7 = 1,20,96,000 years
After adding 1 2 2) we get
1,84,03, 00 000
+ 120 96 000
1,85, 23, 96 000 years
Therefore, after 1,85,24,16,000 years 'VAIVASVAT MANVANTARA' has started
2) 27 Mahayugs of Vaivasvat Manvantara have passed, 1 Mahayuga consists of
43,20,000 years. So after multiplying it with 27, we get,
43,20,000 x 27 = 11,66,40,000 years
+ 1,85,24,16,000 years
Total = 1,96,90,56,000 years
3) Now the time period of Kali Yuga in the 28th Yuga =
Time period of Satya Yuga = 17,28,000
Time period of Treta = 12,96,000
Time period of Dwapar = 8,64,000
TOTAL = 38,88,000
Since all the above three Yugas have already passed, it means that after
38,88,000 years, Kali Yuga came into existence.
4) Kali Yuga started on Bhadrapada,
Krishnapaksha -13th day, in Vyatipaat yoga at midnight, in the Aashlesha
And the age of the Kali Yuga has been fixed as 5101 years as till date
that is Vikram Samvat 2057, Shaka 1922 and 2000 AD.
Sum of all the three Yugs = the Sum of 27 Mahayugas and Manvantar + the
time period of Kali Yuga till date
Kalpa consist of 4,32,00,00,000 years and out of these 1,97,29,49,101
years have passed
Therefore, the earth's existence, according to the methods, devised by our
ancient sages, comes up to 1,97,29,49,101 years till date.
Many geologists too agree well with the age of the earth as given by our
On 22nd of March 1920, while giving a lecture in Patna, Professor
Satyacharan Chatterjee said that the age of the earth is 1,50,00,00,000
years. Sir J. Jeans, in his lecture on the subject of mysterious universe,
considered that the earth exists since 2,00,00,00,000 years.