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Yugas from the Mahabharata : Sanjaya tells Dhritarashtra

चत्वारि भारते वर्षे युगानि भरतर्षभ
कृतं तरेता दवापरं च पुष्यं च कुरुवर्धन
4 पूर्वं कृतयुगं नाम ततस तरेतायुगं विभॊ
संक्षेपाद दवापरस्याथ तथ पुष्यं परवर्तते
5 चत्वारि च सहस्राणि वर्षाणां कुरुसत्तम
आयुः संख्या कृतयुगे संख्याता राजसत्तम
6 तत्र तरीणि सहस्राणि तरेतायां मनुजाधिप
दविसहस्रं दवापरे तु शते तिष्ठति संप्रति
7 न परमाण सथितिर हय अस्ति पुष्ये ऽसमिन भरतर्षभ
गर्भस्थाश च मरियन्ते ऽतर तथा जाता मरियन्ति च (Link)

In this passage the name of kaliyuga is given as puSya.

Satya Sarada Kandula

Written by Satya Sarada Kandula

September 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm

The MahaBharata Eclipses – 1

“Tri-coloured clouds with their extremities white and red and necks black, charged with lightning, and resembling maces (in figure) envelope the sun in both twilights. I have seen the sun, the moon, and the stars to be all blazing. No difference in their aspect is to be noted in the evening. I have seen this all day and all night. All this forbodes fear. On even the fifteenth night of the lighted-fortnight in (the month of) Kartika the moon, divested of splendour, became invisible, or of the hue of fire, the firmament being of the hue of the lotus.” A part of Dhritarashtra’s lament before the war : Book 6 : Mahabharata

Written by Satya Sarada Kandula

September 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm


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