Relative age dating lesson
Each day of brahma is called a Kalpa, and this itself is very huge a number.
No wonder, ancient Indians had to be perfect in mathematics before going into all these things. But then Brahma is resting in the night, so lets get back to the day again. The 4 yugas are Satya Yuga (also called Krita Yuga), Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Kali Yuga.
Now lets find out the age of our universe as per the vedas.
Let us consider the age of the Brahma to be the age of the universe.
Vishnu represents the eternity that lies beyond our universe which has no birth or death and that which is eternal! Vedas say that thousands of brahmas have passed away!
In other words, this is not the first time universe has been created. Brahma lives for hundred years say vedas and we are in the first day of the 51st year of the brahma. And we are in the first day of the 51st year of our current brahma.
1 Mahayuga = 4,320,000 years 1 Manvantara = 71 Mahayugas 1 day of Brahma = 14 Manvantaras = 994 Mahayugas Now a small addition here, Vedas also say that before and after each Manvantara there is a gap equivalent to 4 Yugas (Not Maha Yugas).
So now, 1 day of Brahma = 14 Manvantaras (15 x 4 Yugas) = 994 Mahayugas 60 Yugas = 994 Mahayugas 6 Maha Yugas = 1000 So 1 day of Brahma = 1000 Maha Yugas = 4,320,000,000 years 1 night is again 1000 Maha Yugas = = 4,320,000,000 years 1 Complete day = day night = 8,640,000,000 years = 8.64 billion years Note that we are in the 7th Manvantara of this day.
Well, thats something I have to do some research into later, the more things to think about, the more happy and occupied I am Coming back to a day of the Brahma. Vedas say that during the day Brahma is busy in creation of life and during the night all life he created is absorbed back into him!Now this universe represented by Brahma is not a permanent universe, it is temporary, Brahma lives for 100 years say the vedas and then dies and then a new universe (Brahma) is born. Later we shall see how long each year of Brahma is.For now, brahma represents our universe which has birth and death, a big bang and a big cruch, from a navel singularity.Approximately 543 more to go before we all are absorbed back into the Brahma Okay so 456.7 in terms of years is 456.7 x 4,320,000 = 1,972,944,456 which is about 2 billion years.Somewhat close to what evolution proposes for life on earth.