TEXT 19
catvari trini dve caikam
krtadisu yatha-kramam
sankhyatani sahasrani
dvi-gunani satani ca
SYNONYMS
catvari—four; trini—three; dve—two; ca—also; ekam—one; krta-adisu—in the Satya-yuga; yatha-kramam—and subsequently others; sankhyatani—numbering; sahasrani—thousands; dvi-gunani—twice; satani—hundreds; ca—also.
TRANSLATION
The duration of the Satya millennium equals 4,800 years of the years of the demigods; the duration of the Dvapara millennium equals 2,400 years; and that of the Kali millennium is 1,200 years of the demigods.
PURPORT
As aforementioned, one year of the demigods is equal to 360 years of the human beings. The duration of the Satya-yuga is therefore 4,800 x 360, or 1,728,000 years. The duration of the Treta-yuga is 3,600 x 360, or 1,296,000 years. The duration of the Dvapara-yuga is 2,400 x 360, or 864,000 years. And the last, the Kali-yuga, is 1,200 x 360, or 432,000 years.

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