Puraan | 2-Padm Puraan | 1-Srishti Khand
|2-Age of Brahmaa|
2-Padm Puraan, Srishti Khand, p 6-7
see also 5-Bhaagvat Puraan, 3/6
Age of Brahmaa
Pulastya Muni says - "Hey Bheeshm, Although Brahmaa is another form of Naaraayan, still his age is only 100 years according to the measurement of his own time. And Brahmaa's age is called "Par". Its half part is called "Paraardh" [Par + Ardh].
15 Nimesh = 1 Kaashthaa
There are two Ayan - Dakshinaayan and Uttarayan. Dakshinaayan is Devtaa's night, and Uttaraayan is their day. Thus --
1 Human year = 1 Divine day and night
12,000 Div years = 4 Yug (Sat, Tretaa, Dwaapar, Kali)
Sat Yug = 4,000 Div years + 800 Div years = 4,800 = 1,728,000 Human years
In the beginning of each Yug, is the same number of years (in hundreds) is Sandhyaa, and in the end of each Yug is the same number of years (in hundreds) is Sandhyaansh. So in Sat Yug add 400 Div years of Sandhyaa, and 400 Div years of Sandhyaansh. Thus Sat Yug period is 4,800 Div years long. Thus any Yug is in fact is the middle period between Sandhyaa and Sandhyaansh. All these four Yug combined are called "Chatur-Yug" or "Mahaa-Yug". Such 1,000 Chatur-Yug make Brahmaa's one day. His night is also of the same number of years.
2,000 Chatur-Yug = Brahmaa's 1 day and night
This Brahmaa's one day has 14 Manvantar.
1 Manvantar = 71 Chaturyug + 1/14th of 6 Chaturyug (a little less than 5,103 Div years)
1 Manvantar = 852,000 Divne years, or 306,720,000 Human years
Brahmaa's 1 day = 14 Manvantar or 4,294,080,000 + some more Human years = 4,320,000,000 Human years
[Brahmaa's one day is called one Kalp on Prithvi.]
Age of Saptarshi, Devtaa, Indra, Manu and His Sons
Since there are 14 Manvantar in Brahmaa's 1 day, there are 14 Manu (Lord of the Manvantar) in Brahmaa's 1 day. All - Saptarshi, Devtaa, Indra, Manu and Manu's sons, appear together in one Manvantar and all are destroyed together. Thus all these have the age of 71 Chaturyug + about 5,103 Divine years.
At the end of Brahmaa's day is Naimittik Braahm Pralaya (deluge). At that time Trilok (Bhoo Lok, Bhuvar Lok, and Swar Lok) start burning. Whoever live in Mahar Lok go to Jan Lok because of that heat.
Brahmaa has the same number of years in his night also as his day. After the night passes, he starts his creation of the world all over again. Thus gradually, Brahmaa's age (100 years) passes by creating the world at the beginning of the day and destroying it at the end of the day."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/09/13