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This is the current manvantara in which 27 mahA-yugas are over.
To sum up,
The One Day of Creator brahmA is divided into 14 periods, called manvantaras
Six such periods are over.
Each period has a ruler who rules over the entire earthly world.
The name of the present manu is Vaivasvata, the son of the Sun-God.
Each manvantara is divided into 71 mahA-yugas (also called catur-yugas)
Each mahA-yuga is of 10 k = 4,320,000 years' duration.
We are in the 28th mahA-yuga of this manvantara.
Each mahA-yuga is divided into 4 yugas, called satya (= kRta), tretA, dvApara and kali - in that sequential order.
We are presently in the kali-yuga
of the 28th mahA-yuga
of the 7th manvantara of Brahma's day.
(Duration of kali-yuga is 432,000 years)
Beginning of this kali-yuga: 3102 BC
This kali-yuga (like every kali-yuga) consists of
A beginning twilight period of 36,000 years
A central period of 360,000 years
and an ending twilight period of 36,000 years.
kali-yuga = k = 432,000 (human years)
dvApara-yuga = 2k = 864,000
tretA-yuga = 3k =1,296,000
satya-yuga = 4k =1,728,000
One MahA-yuga =10k =4,320,000
One manvantara = 71 ´ 10k
One manvantara-twilight = 4k
(one before each manvantara and one at the end of the 14th (the last) manvantara)
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