In the previous Blog we looked at the smallest measurement of time that ancient Hindus had. This is one extreme of measurement. The other extreme is towards bigger chunks of time.
In an earlier Blog about the Yuga system we saw how Sun takes 24000 years to go around Vishnu Nabhi or the seat of universal intelligence. The point when it is nearest to the Vishnu Nabhi coincides with the middle of two adjacent Satya Yuga and the point where it is farthest from it falls between two successive Kali Yuga. Sun takes 12000 years to move from one extremity to the other and another 12000 years to move back again. Each of these period is called Daiva Yuga.
The long count Hindu calendar mentions Daiva years. Each of these years has 12 Daiva months and one Daiva month comprises of 30 Daiva days. Each Daiva day is equal to one ordinary solar year on earth.
One Daiva year therefore equals 12X30=360 Daiva days = 360 earth years.
1000 cycles of 4 Yugas = 1 day of Brahma
50 years of Brahma = 1 Parard-dham
100 years of Brahma = 1 Param
The age of the earth according to Hindu calendar is 4.32 billion years.
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