Kaliyuga Antham, Dwapara Yugadi Feb 13th 2010..
As I was going through the Telugu and Kannada calendars for 2010, I found these interesting dates marked.
(See Also : How many kinds of Yugas are there? as well as Manus and Manvantaras.) Now, it is commonly known and accepted that the current year is 5110 of Kaliyuga and that on Ugadi of the next year ie on March 16th 2010, we will enter year 5111 of Kaliyuga. Its name in the 60th year cycle is Vikruti Nama Samvatsaram. (You can find all the year names here : Kalpas, Manvantaras, Samvatsaras ). We also know that Tamilians, Jains, Malayalis and others have their new years at different times of the year. (More : Tamil and Hindi Calendar Month Name Variations with Sanskrit (Telugu) Month Names)
What I was intrigued to find was that Feb 13th 2010 was marked as Kaliyuga antham and Haripada Punyakalam in the Telugu Calendar. That day is an Amavasya, Sravana Nakshatram. It is the last day of Magha Masam. The previous day is Maha Siva Ratri and Kumbha Sankranthi. (When the sun enters Kumbha Rasi). The next month is Phalguna Masam.
In the Kannada Calendar I found Feb 13th marked as Dwapara Yugadi. There is a system in which the Yugas can be counted Kruta to Kali and Kali to Kruta.
I have given in this post the dates of Raivata Manvadi and Indra Savarnika Manvadi in the year 2009 as per Telugu calendar.
Further I found that Rudra Savarnika Manvadi is due on Aug 3rd 2010. It is also Aslesha Karthe , the beginning of the fortnight when the sun passes in front of the Aslesha Nakshatram. It is Ashada Krishna Ashtami, Bharani Nakshatram.
And Aug 17th has been given as the date of the Krutha Yuga Antham.
Telugu Calendar Used : created by Sri Sringeri, Sri Jagadguru, Mahasamsthana, Sri Matha Jyotisha Vidwan, Lanka Venkateswara Siddhanti, and Sri Dayananda Saraswathi and published by N.V. Gopal and Co.
Kannada Calendar Used : Bangalore Press
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