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Topic: Metrics of time in Hinduism


  
  Kali Yuga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to Hindu scripture, Kali Yuga (the Age of Kali) began at the end of Krishna's bodily lifespan near the end of the 15th century BC and will last exactly 432,000 years - placing its conclusion near the middle of the 431st millennium AD.
Kalki, the 10th and final avatar of Vishnu, is expected to appear at this time, riding a white horse and wielding a flaming sword with which to strike down the wicked.
Kali Yuga is the last of 4 Yugas; upon its conclusion, the world will "reboot" into a new Satya Yuga (Golden Age.) This involves the end of the world as we know it and the return of the earth to a state of paradise.
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 Hinduism - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hinduism has often been confused to be polytheistic as many of Hinduism's adherents are monists, and view multiple manifestations of the one God or source of being.
Hinduism rests on the spiritual bedrock of the Vedas, hence Veda Dharma, and their mystic issue, the Upanishads, as well as the teachings of many great Hindu gurus through the ages.
Thus, Hindu image worship is a form of iconolatry, in which the symbols are venerated as putative sigils of divinity, as opposed to idolatry, a charge often levied (erroneously) at Hindus.
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 Hinduism - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hindu monists, i.e., Smartas, who follow Advaita philsosophy, see one unity, with the personal Gods, different aspects of only One Supreme Being, like a single beam of light separated into colours by a prism, and are valid to worship.
Hinduism has often been confused to be polytheistic as many of Hinduism's adherents, i.e., Smartas, followers of Smartism, one denonmination of Hinduism, who follow Advaita philsophy, are monists, and view multiple manifestations of the one God or source of being.
Hindus across the board stress meditative insight, an intuition beyond the mind and body, a trait that is often associated with the ascetic god Shiva.
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 Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hinduism is the oldest of the major world religions and at 1.05 billion followers (according to a 1993 estimate) currently the third largest, behind Christianity at 2.1 billion (1 billion Catholics, 500 million Protestants, 240 million Orthodox and 275 million others) and Islam at 1.1 billion.
Historically, "Hindu" did not originally denote any system of religious belief; the term is of Persian origin and refers to people who live on the other side (from a Persian point of view) of the Sind, on the banks of the Indus river.
The Hindu philosophy reflected in the epics is the doctrine of avatar (incarnation of God as a human being).
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 Hinduism
Hinduism is the oldest of the major world religions and, with approximately 1.05 billion followers, the third largest.
Historically the word Hindu predates the reference to Hinduism as a religion; "Hindu" did not denote a system of religious belief; the term is of Persian origin and first referred to people who live on the other side (from a Persian point of view) of the Sindhu, or the Indus river.
From time to time great law-givers (eg Manu, Yajnavalkya and Parashara) emerged, who codified existing laws and eliminated obsolete ones to ensure that the Hindu way of life was consistent with both the Vedic spirit and the changing times.
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 Hinduism
Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; Sanātana Dharma, roughly Perennial Faith) is generally considered to be the oldest major world religion still practised today and first among Dharma faiths.
While the early Vedas lay the foundation for subsequent Hindu ritual, cosmology and developing philosophy, the Upanishads built the edifice of mystic insight and abhorrence for ritual at the expense of spiritual insight.
The post-Vedic Hindu scriptures form the latter category, the most notable of which are the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, major epics considered scripture by most followers of Sanatana Dharma, their stories arguably familiar to the vast majoriy of Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent, if not abroad.
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 Yuga -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The descent from Satya to Kali is associated with progressively deterioration of (Basic principles of the cosmos; also: an ancient sage in Hindu mythology worshipped as a god by some lower castes;) Dharma (righteousness) manifested as decrease in length of human life and quality of human moral standards.
As the Kali began to ascend again, scholars of the time recognized that there was a mistake in the date (then being called 3600+ Kali, although their texts said Kali had only 1200 years).
The "yuga" cycle corresponds to the phenomenon described as " (The act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)) precession of the equinoxes" whereby the positions of constellations shift across the horizon over a period of (if it continues at current rates) 25,600 years.
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 Kali_Yuga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
According to most interpretations of Hindu scriptures, the Kali Yuga (Iron Age) began at the end of Krishna's bodily lifespan (approximately 5100 years ago, 3102 BC) and will last exactly 432,000 years — placing its conclusion in the year AD 428,899 (it began with a year 0).
Kali Yuga is the last of four Yugas; upon its conclusion, the world will 'reboot' into a new Satya Yuga (Golden Age.) This involves the end of the world as we know it and the return of Earth to a state of paradise.
Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BC according to the Surya Siddhanta, which is an astronomical treatise that forms the basis of all Hindu and Buddhist calendars.
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 Yuga - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
In Hindu philosophy, the existence of the world is divided into four Yugas (ages):
In the second phase, Dwapara Yuga, science flourishes, people experience the spiritual in terms of subtle energies and rational choices, inventions are abundant, particularly those that dissolve the illusion of distance (between people and between things), and power is mostly in the hands of women.
This is not the traditional schedule of mainstream Hinduism, which holds that the yugas are much longer, and that we are in the long Kali Yuga today.
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 Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
image are worn by Hindu women on their forehead to symbolize the opening of their spiritual third eye.
It is seen as one unity, with the lesser gods aspects of the one, like a single beam of light separated into colours by a prism, and seen by some as valid to worship.
Some sects of Hinduism believe in a monotheistic ideal of Vishnu (often as Krishna), Shiva, or Devi; this view does not exclude other gods, as they are understood to be aspects of the chosen ideal (e.g.
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 Hinduism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Hinduism (सनातन धर्म; Sanātana Dharma, roughly Perennial Faith) is generally considered to be the oldest major world religion still practiced today and first among Dharma faiths.
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Phrases that include metrics: equivalent metrics, font metrics, glyph metrics, metrics of time in hinduism
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