Vedic Timekeeping

VEDIC UNITS AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS IN HUMAN YEARS

 Satya Yuga = 1 million 728 thousand human years (1,728,000)

Treta Juga = 1 million 296 thousand human years (1,296,000)

Dvapara Yuga = 864 thousand human years (864,000)

Kali Yuga = 432 thousand human years (432,000)

Maha Yuga = all 4 Yugas - 4 million 320 thousand human years (4,320,000)

Manvantra = 71 Maha Yugas - 306 million 720 thousand human years (306,720,000)

Sandhi Kala = 4 Charanas – 1 million 728 thousand human years (1,728,000)

Manu = 1 Manvantra + 1 Sandhi Kala – 308 million 448 thousand human years (308,448,000)

1 Kalpa = 1000 Maha Yugas - 4 billion 320 million human years (4,320,106,000)

1 Brahma Day = 2 Kalpas (day and night) - 8 billion 640 million human years (8,640,106,000)

1 Brahma Month = 259 billion 200 million human years (259,200,106,000)

1 Brahma Year = 3 trillion 110 billion 400 million human years (3,110,400,106,000)

1 Brahma Life = 100 Brahma's Years 311 trillion 40 billion human years (311,040,106,000,000)

 DEVA'S (DEITIES') UNITS EQUIVALENTS

1 Deva Day = 1 human year (360 days)

1 Deva Month = 30 human years

1 Deva year = 360 human years

1 Maha Yuga = 12,000 Devas' years

SMALL VEDIC UNITS  EQUIVALENTS IN SECONDS AND MINUTES

1 Paramanu - the smallest vedic unit = around 13 microseconds (13 millionth part of a second)

1 Anu = 2 Paramanus around 26 microseconds

1 Trasarenu = 6 Anus around 0.16 miliseconds

1 Truti = 3 Trasarenu around 0.47 miliseconds

1 Vedha = 100 Trutis around 47 miliseconds

1 Lava = 3 Vedhas around 0.14 seconds

1 Muhurta = 48 minutes (2880 sec)

BIG VEDIC UNITS EQUIVALENTS IN HUMAN YEARS

1 Brahma Life = 1 blink of Vishnu (1 blink of an eye is about 2.5 sec)

1 Vishnu Day = 1 quintillion 119 quadrillion 744 trillion human years (1,119,744 1012)

1 Vishnu Month = 33 quintillion 592 quadrillion 320 trillion human years (33,592,320 1012)

1 Vishnu Year = 403 quintillion 107 quadrillion 840 trillion human years (403,107,840 1012)

1 Vishnu Life = 100 Vishnu years - 40 sextillion 310 quintillion 784 quadrillion human years (40,310,784 1015)

1 Vishnu Life = 1 blink of an eye of Rudra

100 Rudra Years = 1 Brahma Vrat

1 Brahma Vrat = 1 Creation (about 5,240 octillion human years) approx. (5,240 1027)

 

We are now in the first Vrat. So far we have had six Manvantras, and now we are in the seventh Manvantra.

In this Manvantra 27 Maha Yugas have passed already (about 1.96 billion human years).

At the same time, we are now in the first Charana of Kali Yuga, which means 5,100 years of Kali Yuga have passed, and another 426,890 years remain.

Interestingly, the oldest trace of life on Earth that scientists have discovered so far is 1.9 billion years old.