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[Naarad Puraan, p 93-94] see also Kalp Time Brahmaa Manvantar
Or Manu-Epoch. Manvantar (Manu + Antar) means "the difference between two Manu. Brahmaa's one day (excluding night), one Kalp, is of 1,000 4-Yug period.
And thus one day of Brahmaa = 14 Manvantar (approximately 71 + 4 Mahaa-Yug or 154,285 years each)
At the end of each Manvantar the human race is completely destroyed and every Manvantar starts with a new Manu and his children. Names of Manvantar according to Bhaagvat Puraan are - (1) Swaayambhuv, (2) Swaarochish, (3) Auttam, (4) Taamas, (5) Raivat, (6) Chaakshush, (7) Vaivaswat, (8) Saavarni, (9) Daksh Saavarni, (10) Brahm Saavarni, (11) Dharm Saavarni, (12) Rudra Saavarni, (13) Ruchi and (14) Bhaum.
We are living now in Vaivaswat Manvantar - the 7th Manvantar.
Manvantar Starting Days
(1) Swaayambhuv Manvantar started on Aashwin Shukla 9,
Any kind of of Snaan, Dhyaan, Daan, Tap done on these days are said to be immortal.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 06/09/11