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Waiting for (Kali) Yugàbda 52 (Starting 5200 Years ago) By Chandrashekhar P. Bhishikar

Sacrificer           Chandrashekhar P. Bhishikar
Sacrifice code       wfor0349
Sacrifice date       25 march 2009

Waiting for (Kali) Yugàbda 52 (Starting 5200 Years ago)
By Chandrashekhar P. Bhishikar

Harih Om

Here is an article for VAIDIAK BANDHU to consider. Attached file is better
specially with TimesIndic font.

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  • Waiting for (Kali) Yugàbda 52 (Starting 5200 Years ago)
    By Chandrashekhar P. Bhishikar ORGANISER, Vol. L, No. 34, MARCH 21, 1999

    Even as the year 1998 was coming to an end everyone, young and old, was
    time and again, conscious that soon the year 2000 will be out and the
    world will arrive on the threshold of the 21st century. Of course all
    these calculations refer to the Gregorian calendar, that is, an almanac
    beginning after the death of Jesus Christ, which is currently accepted all
    over the world and India too is used to use the same. Among the several
    other horologues the two which are mainly followed in Bhàrata (India) are
    the Vikram Samvat and the Úàlivàhan Úaka. All the day to day transactions
    however depend upon the "Christian" almanac.

    To count Kali Yuga, add 3101 years to Christian calander. After Chaitra
    Úukla Pratipadà add 3102.

    Actually ours is a fairly ancient nation with a highly advanced
    civilization. A number of sciences evolved in this land. Surely the
    Bhàratïya mind must be inquisitive and wanting to know how our forefathers
    of a bygone era measured time and where precisely we stand today according
    to their system of horology. Eyebrows are raised when anyone observes that
    we are about to enter the 52nd century. Most people are like to be
    mystified by this 52nd century.

    Beginning of the Age of Kali

    One therefore needs to clarify that the coming of 52nd century belongs to
    the current Age of Kali. All Bhàratïya (Indians) are aware that we are
    living in the Age of Kali, because the significance of this age is hardly
    missed by anybody, thanks to them mythical stories from the Puràåas,
    religious recitations and discourses and the writings of the Santa. On
    receiving news of an untoward event, even an otherwise ignorant matron
    reacts with an observation to the effect that it is the Age of Kali. Let
    us leave aside the talk of evil tendencies attributed to Kali Yuga (Age);
    it is a historical fact based on science that as per the Hindu horology
    this is the Age of Kali and we are living in its 51st century.

    It means the Age of Kali began 5100 years ago when Dvàpara Yuga (Age),
    came to a close. As a further elaboration we might say that after the war
    between the Kauravas and the Pàndavas, involving the entire nation
    Dvàpara, came to an end and Kali Yuga started. Since Yudhishthira was then
    the reigning emperor Kali Yuga is also identified as Yudhishthira Úaka.
    But a likely doubt is about the basis on which the division into the ages
    has been conceived. Dvàpara Yuga, had followed the Treta Yuga which was
    preceded by the Yuga of Truth. Let us acquaint ourselves with this concept
    has Yugas.

    The VAIDIKA (follower of VedàHindu) concept of Yugas

    As a matter of fact Time has no beginning, no end. Yugas, centuries, years
    are its units or periods, apportioned for our convenience depending upon
    planets, constellations, change in Nature, human peculiarities, etc. When
    we talk of the end of the 51st century of the Yuga of Kali, how may more
    years remain before this Yuga comes to end? This is an obvious expectancy.
    Kali Yuga has a span of 4,32,000 years. So, let anyone calculate how many
    more to follow.

    An interesting aspect is that as we go back from Kali Yuga
    to the other Tretà Yugas, and Sata Yuga the span of these Yugas grows
    double, triple even quadruple. The Dvàpara Yuga had 8,64,000 years; Tretà
    Yuga ran for 12,96,000 while the Sata (Truth) Yuga lasted 17,28,000 years.

    When all the four Yugas are past it is said to be Mahàyuga (the end of a
    Yuga). So one can now calculate how many years it takes to make a
    Mahàyuga. By the way we may as well keep on record that the current Yuga
    of Kali started on February 18, 3102 B.C. when all the planets were in the
    same house. And it was Chaitra Úukla Pratipadà. Bhagavàna Káéåa left Mátyu
    Loka (Earth) on this day at Prabhàéa Pàæaåa near Somanàtha, Gujaràta.
    But to get a clear idea of Bhàratïya horology the measures of Yuga and
    Mahà would not suffice. There is a common expression Manvantara, which
    means change of Manu which again is a bigger measure of Time. The basis
    for this unit is that with every Manu the universe passes through the
    three stages, namely, creation, reservation and destruction. And then the
    cycle of universe starts afresh. As calculated by the seers of yore a Manu
    has 32,25,80,000 human years. Thus the time taken by the solar system to
    complete its single revolution is equal to one Manu. In all there are 14
    Manus, the current, called Vaivasvata is the seventh. In the same way the
    seers have also calculated the period of a kalpa, which come to 432 crore
    years. The Vedic seers explain this measurement of time in the Atharva
    Veda. The measure of the Brahmà's (Creator's) day and night are still
    bigger. The Creator's life span is a 100 years. These figures are
    literally mind-boggling. How many human years will make the creator's 100
    - year life span? It is 31,10,40,00,00,00,000 years.

    I explain all the calculations to impress upon you the fantastic range of
    our hoary ancestors who could take into account the minutest unit of Time
    and also conceive of astronomically huge units also. We are conversant
    with the hours, minutes and seconds. Ancient Bhàratïya have conceptualized
    the minutest unit of time which they called Truti which is 1/33,750 of a
    second. What imagination - to traverse from Truti to Mahàkalpa.

    Nomenclature of days

    The days of the week also deserve to be studied. From Ravivàsare (Sunday)
    to Úanivàsare (Saturday) the sequence of the seven days is fixed. What is
    the basis for this sequence? The reason is that only seven of the planets
    and satellites of the solar system affect the Earth's atmosphere, and
    their names are added to the seven days of the week. Assuming the Earth as
    the focal point they ascertained the sequence of the planets and
    accordingly named the days. The name of the first planet of the day was
    assigned to the day. It is a matter of pride that the order of the week's
    days as decided by the Bhàratïya seers is accepted all over the world.
    Suffice it to say that the names of the months too have been decided
    according to the position of the sun, the moon and the constellations.
    Meaningful concept

    Having correctly appreciated the measurement of time, briefly described
    above, it would be useful to ascertain where exactly we stand today in the
    ageless stream of Time. This is the seventh, that is the Vaivasvata Manu.
    Out of the latter's 28 Super Yugas the current one is the Yuga of Kali. As
    mentioned earlier 51 centuries of this Yuga about to be completed and
    shortly we enter the 52nd century. All this is included in the pledge we
    announce in our religious rituals. The pledge recited at special religious
    occasions begins as follows :

    (At present we are passing to the Úvetavaraha kalpa, that is, the first
    day of the Creator's second parardha. Twenty-seven Super Yugas of this
    Manu have elapsed and of the Yuga of Kali belonging to the 28th Super Yuga
    5099 years have elapsed.) It should be noted here that in their
    measurement of time Bhàratïya have accepted one more convenient time unit
    called Samvatsara which is equal to 60 years. In Samvatsara cycle of the
    Yuga of Kali right now we are in the 85th samvatsara. Correspondingly
    according to the Gregorian calendar it began in 1939 and will end in 1999.

    Observe the system in practice

    This endeavour to point out in brief, some of the salient features the
    Hindus system of measuring time was to bring to everybody's notice what a
    tremendous leap the erudite seers could take, how high they could soar
    right from Santa Kanada followed by Brahmagupta and Àryabhaææa. It is also
    hoped that readers may be encouraged to observe to some extent this sytem
    in practice. We should at least get used to mentioning the Yugabda in our
    correspondence, diaries, etc. It is the world's oldest system of measuring
    time, which covers the entire universe. We have every right to take pride
    in it and express the same in our dealings.

    There is another purpose. Bhàrata's true history and its antiquity were
    deliberately ignored and consigned to oblivion by the alien rulers. It is
    necessary that the false historical accounts, that the Britishers made the
    English-'educated' swallow is exposed to the citizen of Independent
    Bhàrata. It is essential that we undertake to rewrite history as it truly
    happend. The Akhil Bhàratiya Itihas Samkalan Yojanà and its affiliated
    State Committees are for their part trying to bring to light the means
    with which the history of the 5100 years of the Yuga of Kali can be
    correctly compiled and offered for study.

    Welcome with fervour

    To make the advent of Yugàbda 52 a worthwhile event, it is necessary that
    people on a wider scale are made aware that not only Bhàrata, but the
    whole world is entering the 52nd century of the Yuga of Kali. Let the
    Gregorian/Christian era enter its 21st century; we Bhàratïya should
    however welcome the 52nd century with great gusto. With this in view we
    must accelerate our publicity and propaganda. In order to acquaint the
    people with the Yuga of Kali we undertake a planned effort to make use of
    all the media - newspapers, television, booklets, public meetings,
    conferences, gatherings and the like. Lectures by experts and other
    knowledgeable people should be arranged wherever possible, One expects
    that Bhàratïya would enthusiastically come forward on Thursday, March 18,
    1999 (Varsha Pratipadà) to proclaim the advent of the New Vaidika Century
    in every town and village through rallies and processions, ringing of
    bells and other means of drawing public attention. Prior to the big day we
    can have various competitions for students and citizens - both men and
    women, relating to the event. It should prove useful to build up the right
    atmosphere if we could obtain the blessings from the wise and learned by
    arranging their felicitations well in advance. The practice of sending New
    Year greeting cards on the occasion of the Christian new year has become
    quite common. It should nurture the spirit of nationalism if the people,
    specially the student community underlook on a large scale the exchange of
    greeting cards on the occasion. Let us all strive to the utmost that this
    important stage in the Vaidika measurement of time is recognized at the
    levels with great feeling and enthusiasm.




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