Definitions for yugaˈyʊg ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Yu•ga*ˈyʊg ə(n.)(pl.)-gas.

  1. an age of time.

    Category: Eastern Religions

  2. any of four ages, each worse than the last, forming a single cycle due to be repeated.

    Category: Eastern Religions

* Hinduism..

Origin of Yuga:

1775–85; < Skt

Wiktionary

  1. yuga(Noun)

    In Hindu theology, an epoch or era within a cycle of four ages: the Satya Yuga (or Krita Yuga), the the Dvapara Yuga, the Treta Yugaand finally the Kali Yuga, with incremental lengths ranging from 432,000 to 1,728,000 years.

  2. Origin: युग

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yuga(noun)

    any one of the four ages, Krita, or Satya, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali, into which the Hindoos divide the duration or existence of the world

Freebase

  1. Yuga

    Yuga in Hindu philosophy is the name of an 'epoch' or 'era' within a cycle of four ages. These are the Satya Yuga, the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga, and finally the Kali Yuga. According to Hindu cosmology, life in the universe is created and destroyed once every 4.1 to 8.2 billion years, which is one full day for Brahma. The lifetime of a Brahma himself may be 311 trillion and 40 billion years. The cycles are said to repeat like the seasons, waxing and waning within a greater time-cycle of the creation and destruction of the universe. Like Summer, Spring, Winter and Autumn, each yuga involves stages or gradual changes which the earth and the consciousness of mankind goes through as a whole. A complete yuga cycle from a high Golden Age of enlightenment to a Dark Age and back again is said to be caused by the solar system's motion around another star.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Yuga

    a name given by the Hindus to the four ages of the world, and, according to M. Barth, of the gradual triumph of evil, as well as of the successive creations and destructions of the universe, following each other in the lapse of immense periods of time.

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