Kalpas, Manvantaras, Samvatsaras

#### Kalpa.

A Kalpa is 12 hours of Brahma. 2 kalpas make a day and a night of Brahma.

He lives for 100 years on this time scale.

How many Mahayugas or Chaturyugas( Four) are there in a Kalpa?

There are 1000 or 1008, Mahayugas in a Kalpa Mahayugas in a Kalpa.

84 Chaturyugas is an hour of Brahma.

#### There are 14 Manvantaras in a Kalpa.

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A Manu or an Indra lives for 1 Manvantara.

A Manvanatara is a 100 years of Indra.

There are 72 Chaturyugas to a Manvantara.

The cycle of Kalpas, beginning with Brähma-kalpa and ending with Pädma-kalpa, is repeated a thousand times, Cyclic,non- Linear

The present kalpa is called Sveta-varäha-kalpa.

The Bhagavatam speaks of 30 kalpa names, one for each day of his month.

This list does not match the list in the Vayu Purana.

#### The Thirty kalpas of Brahma ,

(1) Sveta-kalpa

, (2) Nilalohita,

(3) Vamadeva,

(4) Gathantara,

(5) Raurava,

(6) Prana,

(7) Brhat-kalpa,

(8) Kandarpa,

(9) Sadyotha,

(10) Isana, (

11) Dhyana,

(12) Sarasvata,

(13) Udana,

(14) Garuda,

(15) Kaurma,

(16) Narasimha,

(17) Samadhi,

(18) Agneya,

(19) Visnuja,

(20) Saura,

(21) Soma-kalpa,

(22) Bhavana,

(23) Supuma,

(24) Vaikuntha,

(25) Arcisa,

(26) Vali-kalpa,

(27) Vairaja,

(28) Gauri-kalpa,

(29) Mahesvara, and

(30) Paitr-kalpa.

List from the Vayu Purana.

“(1) Bhava.

(2) Bhuva.

(3) Tapah.

(4) Bhava.

(5) Rambha.

(6) Ritu.

(7) Kratu.

(8) Vahni.

(9) Havyavahana.

(10) Savitra.

(11) Bhuvah.

(12) Oushika.

(13) Kushika.

(14) Gandharva.

(15) Rishabha.

(16) Shadaja.

(17) Marjaliya.

(18) Madhyama.

(19) Vairaja.

The great Vairaja Manu was born in this kalpa and his son was the great sage Dadhichi.

(20) Nishada. The race of nishadas (hunters) were created during this period

. (21) Panchama.

(22) Meghavahana.

The word megha means cloud and vahana means to bear. In this kalpa, Vishnu adopted the form of a cloud and bore Shiva on his back.

It is thus that the Kalpa received its name.

(23) Chintaka.

(24) Akuti.

(25) Vijnati.

(26) Mana.

(27) Bhava.

(28) Vrihat

. (29) Shvetalohita.

(30) Rakta.

(31)Pitavasa.

(32) Sita.

(33) Krishna

(34) Vishvarupa.”

Note: There are 864,00 seconds in our day.

Thus Kalpa is a simple multiple of this figure.

By this reckoning the earth is about 4.32 Billion Years old.

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