Talk:Dvapara Yuga

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When is it?[edit]

I'm unclear about when this age occurs; has it already happened? Is it going on now? Is it set to happen in the future? The article doesn't really seem to say. Pimlottc (talk) 20:52, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

See: ... Could somebody please explain the math whereby some people believe we are in Dvapara Yuga and not Kali Yuga? Dhanyavad. (talk) 20:37, 22 August 2008 (UTC) R.E.D.

Imagine the face of a clock. The year 499 AD would lie at 6:00, which is the bottom, or the end of the descending and the start of the ascending yugas. The year 12,499 would lie at 12:00, which signifies the top or end of the ascending cycle/ start of the new, descending yugas. (talk) 22:49, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Various spellings and lowercase[edit]

01-Dec-2008: I am adding a footnote to list alternate spellings, so that a wiki-search can find the article by those other name variations. A search-analysis of about 950 webpage links, in Google, revealed an almost 50-50% split between spellings with v/w (with "Dwapara" slightly more common than "Dvapara"), and with lowercase "yuga" in about 40% of webpages. Perhaps 10% of webpages hyphenated the term. Hundreds of webpages dropped end-word "a" (as "Dwapar Yuga" or "Dwapar Yug"). So there were the following numerous variations (in webpages indexed by Google):

Note that Satya Yuga was also termed "Krita Yuga" in 548 webpages (searched 01Dec2008). -Wikid77 (talk) 12:02, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Redirection spellings[edit]

01-Dec-2008: Among the various spellings found in world webpages (from Google Search), the following names have been defined as redirection titles in Wikipedia:

Perhaps other spellings should be redirected, as well. However, for rare spellings, readers should just use a wiki-search to find articles containing that spelling, rather than define a redirection title for every possible variation. -Wikid77 (talk) 12:02, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Interpretations of Swami Sri Yukteswar[edit]

Are you sure? That makes no sense! This is supposed to be a cycle of decline, so how can a cultural and intellectual renaissance possibly point to the arrival of an age of some lower order? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:51, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

We are now in the ascending part of the cycle, as of around 499 AD. (talk) 22:23, 15 September 2011 (UTC)