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The Satya Yuga (Devanagari: सत्य युग), also called Sat Yuga, Krta Yuga and Krita Yuga in Hinduism, is the "Yuga (Age or Era) of Truth", when humankind is governed by gods, and every manifestation or work is close to the purest ideal and mankind will allow intrinsic goodness to rule supreme. It is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age." Rigveda manuscript in Devanagari (early 19th century) DevanāgarÄ« (देवनागरी — in English pronounced ) (ISCII – IS13194:1991) [1] is an abugida alphabet used to write several Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Kashmiri, Sindhi, Bihari, Bhili, Konkani, Bhojpuri and Nepali from Nepal. ... Hinduism (known as in some modern Indian languages[1]) is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. ... Yuga (Devnāgari: युग) in Hindu philosophy refers to an epoch or era within a cycle of four ages: the Satya Yuga (or Krita Yuga), the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga and finally the Kali Yuga. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The cycle

The yugas are said to succeed each other almost endlessly. After the perfect Satya Yuga, a decline marks the Treta Yuga. Further decline brings about the Dwapara Yuga, and after it comes the final and dark Kali Yuga, a time of wickedness, when man kills man. At the end of the cycle a Divine Being is said to take birth and reestablish righteousness, thus beginning a new Satya Yuga. The Treta Yuga is the second out of four yugas, or ages of man, in the religion of Hinduism, following the Satya Yuga of perfect morality and preceding the Dvapara Yuga. ... The Dvapara Yuga is the third out of four yugas, or ages in the Hindu religion. ... Kali Yuga is also the title of a book by Roland Charles Wagner. ...


The Satya Yuga according to some holy texts

Amongst the four eras, the Satya Yuga is the first and the most significant one. This era extends up to 1,728,000 years. Knowledge, meditation, and penance hold special importance in this era. All the pillars of religion are present in totality. The average life expectancy of a human being in Satya Yuga is believed to be over 4,000 years. During Satya Yuga, all people engage only in good, sublime deeds. Ashrams become devoid of wickedness and deceit. Natyam (such as Bharatanatyam), according to Natya Shastra, did not exist in the Satya Yuga "because it was the time when all people were happy". Ashrams in ancient India, were Hindu hermitages where sages used to live in peace and tranquility amidst nature. ... ... Bharatanatyam dancer Bharatanatyam (also spelled Bharathanatyam, Bharatnatyam or Bharata Natyam) ( Sanskrit: भारतनाट्यम bʰāratanāṭyam, Tamil:பரதநாட்டியம் ) is a classical dance form originating from Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India. ... The Natya Shastra or Nātyaśāstra is the principal work of dramatic theory in the Sanskrit drama of classical India. ...


...as described in the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic: For the film by Peter Brook, see The Mahabharata (1989 film). ... Hinduism (known as in some modern Indian languages[1]) is a religion that originated on the Indian subcontinent. ... The epic is a broadly defined genre of poetry, and one of the major forms of narrative literature. ...

[...] there were no poor and no rich; there was no need to labour, because all that men required was obtained by the power of will; the chief virtue was the abandonment of all worldly desires. The Krita Yuga was without disease; there was no lessening with the years; there was no hatred or vanity, or evil thought; no sorrow, no fear. All mankind could attain to supreme blessedness. [...]

See also

Concepts of Heaven
Christian Kingdom of God | Garden of Eden · Paradise | New Jerusalem | Pearly gates
Jewish Gan Eden | Olam Haba
Islamic Jannah | Houri | Sidrat al-Muntaha
Mormon Celestial Kingdom | Spirit world
Ancient Greek Elysium | Empyrean | Hesperides
Celtic Tír na nÓg | Mag Mell
Norse Valhalla | Asgard
Indo-European Paradise | Svarga | Aaru | The Summerland | Myth of Er | Fortunate Isles
Related concepts Nirvana | Millennialism | Utopianism | Golden Age | Arcadia | The guf | Well of souls

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Satya Yuga (307 words)
Today we are facing the turn of the yugas, and that is why there will be such a dramatic shift in human consciousness.
But today, kali yuga dominates, though the influence of satya yuga is beginning to pierce the darkness of kali yuga.
Satya yuga will exist on this planet for thousands of years, and the human race may not undergo this cycle again.
The Four Yugas (303 words)
Each yuga is an age with specific characteristics in which incarnations of Krsna appear.
During this yuga the majority of the population is situated in the mode of goodness and the average life span at the beginning of the yuga is 100,000 years.
By now already 5000 years of Kali yuga have passed and it is predicted that by the end of the yuga people will hardly be older than 20 years and their only food will be meat.
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