**Friends, this is the most controversial, complex as well as misunderstood topic of this CENTURY. If you will try to search the internet to know:**

**The exact number of years which any Yuga has? Or****When exactly the Kalyuga will end? Or****When exactly the Satyuga will begin?**

**Then 1000’s of links will appear in front of you, with different sets of calculations as well as interpretations. After going through various interpretations, calculations, you will either end up confusing yourself even more or you will attach your belief with a particular set of interpretations and calculations. Whatever may be the case, the knowledge or interpretation or theory or calculation or philosophy which you will finally trust, would inevitably be wrong. Now why I am saying so? That’s because the information given on each and every website or video or article, on this topic is ABSOLUTELY WRONG. Basically, not even 1 source will provide you with the correct, logical, reliable as well as understandable information.**

**I know, I know, from here only most of you must have started saying that come on Nikhil, if everywhere, wrong information is given then how can you claim that your perspective or opinion or analysis or interpretation or calculations is right. Well, that’s why I said in the very beginning that this is the most controversial topic but, the answer to your apprehension or doubt would be that after reading this article completely as well as carefully, both your heart and intellect will automatically align themselves, which would enable all of you to believe my words, sooner or LATER.**

**So let’s begin:**

**Kalyuga DOES NOT have duration of 432000 years as claimed by most of the people or sources NOR does it last for only 1200 years. BOTH these figures are completely wrong. Please note that none of our ancient authentic texts quotes that the length of the yugas runs in lakhs of years. People simply misinterpreted the term divine years or divya varshas. They assumed that divine or divya means 360 human years and hence multiplied this number with the number corresponding to each yuga in the ratio of 1:2:3:4 and arrived at numbers in lakhs. This blunder was committed by even some great researchers and mathematicians as well. Divine or Divya only meant, Solar years and nothing else. Sometimes, applying too much of a brain is also harmful.**

**So now your question must be that Nikhil, if you are questioning both the figures i.e. **

**1200 years or 1200 times 360 i.e. 432000 years (Kalyug)****2400 years or 2400 times 360 i.e. 864000 years (Dwapar)****3600 years or 3600 times 360 i.e. 1296000 years (Treta)****4800 years or 4800 times 360 i.e. 1728000 years (Satyug)**

**Then, WHAT are the right figures?**

**The information which you are going to read from here cannot be found anywhere else in the world and all of you will also agree with this claim very soon.**

**So friends, fasten your seat belts as for the benefit of all, your friend Nikhil is going to reveal here the secrets known by none.**

**So HERE WE GO!**

**Just like in Vedic Astrology, when we interpret dasha system, we have the concept of Mahadasha and Antardasha. Similarly, Yuga cycle also has 2 major components i.e. Brihat (large) cycle and Laghu (small) cycle.**

**Further, just like Antardasha falls under the Mahadasha, Laghu cycle falls under Brihat cycles.**

__For better understanding:__

**Just like, Mahadasha of Saturn consists of Antardashas of Saturn, Mercury, Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu and Jupiter respectively**

**Similarly, each Brihat yuga will have Laghu Satyuga, Laghu Treta, Laghu Dwapar and Laghu kalyuga respectively. If you wish then instead of Brihat and Laghu yugas, you may even call them MAHA yugas and ANTAR Yugas**

__The sequence goes like this:__

**Brihat Satyuga will have Laghu Satyuga, Laghu Treta, Laghu Dwapar and Laghu kalyug****Brihat Treta yuga will have Laghu Satyuga, Laghu Treta, Laghu Dwapar and Laghu kalyug****Brihat Dwapar yuga will have Laghu Satyuga, Laghu Treta, Laghu Dwapar and Laghu kalyug****Brihat kalyug yuga will have Laghu Satyuga, Laghu Treta, Laghu Dwapar and Laghu kalyug**

__Please Note: __

**Each Brihat yuga as well as laghu yuga has their own sangam or sandhi kaals of specific periods.****To derive the sangam or sandhi kal of any brihat or laghu yuga, you only need to divide the total span of the Yuga with 100.**

__SO FINALLY, Number of years allotted to each Brihat Yuga are:__

**Brihat Satyuga: 20160 years (4 times the span of Brihat kalyuga)****Brihat Treta yuga: 15120 years (3 times the span of Brihat kalyuga)****Brihat Dwapar yuga: 10080 years (2 times the span of Brihat kalyuga)****Brihat Kalyuga: 5040 years**

**Before moving ahead, please note that, the total of all the numbers or digits corresponding to Each Brihat yuga duration and each Laghu yuga duration is number 9. This also means that each brihat yuga and each laghu yuga starts or ends on the year whose addition of numbers or digits gives number 9. Incidentally, I don’t know whether you people are aware or not, but number 9 is the most auspicious number or its the supreme number out of all the SINGLE digit numbers (0-9). People who specializes in Ankvigyan or who practice numerology, know this fact very well.**

**Also, for your knowledge, let me inform you that number 108 ***(Its the very first number containing 1, 0 and 8 digits)* **is most auspicious number out of all the numbers. Just search the internet to know the significance of this number and after reading even 2-3 good articles, you will automatically realize what I am trying to say. If I claim that everything in nature or universe revolves around the number 108 or numbers 1, 0 and 8, then my claim will not be wrong. So make some effort and search yourself. Similarly numbers which are made up of 1, 0 and 8 digits, like 1008, 1080, 10080, 10800, 100080, 100800, 1000080, 1000800 etc are also in symphony with the nature. The total of all the numbers or digits corresponding to all these kind of numbers is also 9. You may also read my article on D-108 chart in Vedic Astrology, which I had written more than a decade back.**

**Keeping this background of 1, 0 and 8 numbers in mind, let’s march ahead:**

__1 complete Yuga Cycle is of total 100800 years i.e. 50400 years of Descending Cycle and 50400 years of Ascending cycle.__

**Many people would have read this figure of 100800 yuga cycle for the first time, so for them, let your friend Nikhil update you about the concept of orbital eccentricity. Basically, Earth’s annual movement around the Sun isn’t perfectly circular. Over time, the pull of gravity from our solar system’s two largest gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn, causes the shape of Earth’s orbit to vary from nearly circular to slightly elliptical. Eccentricity measures how much the shape of Earth’s orbit departs from a perfect circle. These variations also affect the distance between Earth and the Sun. Please note, Ecliptic and Celestial Equator in space are inclined to one another by an angle of approximately 23.44 degrees called the obliquity. Obliquity is why Earth has seasons but Eccentricity is the reason why our seasons are of slightly different lengths. Currently, Earth’s eccentricity is near its least elliptic ***(most circular) ***and is very slowly decreasing, in a cycle that spans about 100,000 years as per modern science but as per our ancient Vedic system, this figure is of 100800 years. Earth’s orbit shape varies between 0.0034 ***(almost a perfect circular orbit)*** to 0.058 ***(slightly elliptical orbit)***. Over the next ~50,000 years ***(as per the Modern Science and approximately over the next 50400 years as per our ancient Vedic system)***, Earth will gradually move into an eccentricity maximum i.e 0.058. During the Descending cycle of 50400 years, the eccentricity goes from maximum to minimum i.e. from 0.058 to 0.0034 and during the Ascending cycle of 50400 years the eccentricity goes from minimum to maximum i.e. from 0.0034 to 0.058. Descending and Ascending cycle together makes eccentricity cycle of approximately 100,000 years and in our ancient Vedic System, we call it as a yuga cycle of 100800 years.**

**Descending Yuga cycle has 2 cycles of 25200 years and ascending cycle also has has 2 cycles of 25200 years. So basically, ****each complete Yuga cycle consists of 4 cycles of 25200 years which corresponds to precession of the equinoxes. ***[For your information, this AVERAGE cycle of 25200 years (At present, the rate of precession corresponds to a period of 25,772 years i.e. considering rate of 50.4 arc seconds annually) represent, t**he precession of the equinoxes which is a movement of the celestial equator (the projection of Earth’s equator into space) with respect to the fixed stars and the ecliptic (the path of the sun’s motion in space as viewed from Earth). These two great circles (i.e. Ecliptic and Celestial Equator) in space are inclined to one another by an angle of approximately 23.44 degrees called the obliquity. Their intersection defines the equinox. The equinoxes (Vernal and autumn equinox) drift westward along the ecliptic at the rate of 50.4 arc seconds annually as the celestial equator moves with Earth’s precession]*

**Here, Please note that many people even consider this period of 25200 years as the total span of yuga cycle and then they again divide these 25200 years into 2 parts (Ascending and Descending) of 12600 years each ***(Few people accept the figure of 24000 years, further dividing it into 2 parts of 12000 years each)***, which is again a BLUNDER committed by them. I don’t know from where such huge discrepancies have been introduced in these calculations, may be in the span of thousands of years, wrong translations have lead to wrong interpretations. **

**Let me just try to reconstruct that what could have happened in the past thousands of years. **

**First mistake or blunder:**

**Our ancient texts ***(which are not currently available in their original form)* **must have mentioned that yuga cycle is of 100800 years and therefore it has 4 cycles of 25200 years, but some researchers must have accidentally assumed these 4 cycles as 4 yugas and misinterpreted that 4 yugas collectively make 25200 years or 24000 years. **

**Second mistake or blunder:**

**Concept of Ascending or Descending must also be there in those original texts ***(which are not currently available in their original form)***, but researches must have mistakenly applied this concept on 25200 years or 24000 years, deriving the figures of 12600 years or 12000 years ***(after dividing 25200 or 24000 by 2)***. Further dividing these 12000 years in the arithmetic sequence of 4:3:2:1, must have given them the years which fall under each yugas, like 4800, 3600, 2400 and 1200 years respectively for Satyuga, Treta yuga, Dwapar yuga and Kalyuga. **

**Third mistake or blunder:**

**Now researchers knew that kalyuga started somewhere after the death of lord Krishna i.e. in 3101 BC, therefore span of kalyuga was coming out to be more than 5000 years. By this, researchers must have got perplexed or confused as in their derivation, span of kalyuga was only 1200 years and the figures were not matching with 5000 years. So to get rid of this mismatch, one lot of researchers applied too much of a brain and multiplied 1200 years by 360 assuming these years to be divya varshas or divine years. With this they arrived at the figure of 432000 years for kalyuga. This was a six out of the stadium, so clapping for those researchers.**

**Fourth mistake or blunder:**

**Another lot of researches felt that lakhs of years are getting too much and they were not able to digest the figures in lakhs, hence they decided to apply even more brain than the first lot of researchers. So they said that, span of the yugas does not follow any Arithmetic progression and therefore the span of all the yugas are equal i.e. each yuga is of 3000 years*** (3000 times 4 is 12000 years)***. But even after doing this, they were not reaching anywhere near to the number of 5000 years. Now, what to do ? Let’s do another mistake. **

**Note:** For the people who reject the concept of Arithmetic progression in the span of yugas, must read my another article, so that you have absolute clarity of things, here is the link.

**Fifth mistake or blunder:**

**These researchers expanded their intelligence to the next level and came with a new revolutionary invention. They said that after the descending cycle of 12000 years, Ascending cycle of 12000 years starts with a Kalyuga of 3000 years unlike the descending cycle which started with Satyuga. So guess what, they now have a total of 6000 years which they can allot to Kalyuga, i.e. 3000 years of descending cycle and 3000 years of ascending cycle. I mean Wow, just because your calculations were not matching, so you decided to bring another kalyuga after kalyuga, hats off to such higher beings. **

**Ironically, even after making all these 5 mistakes, mismatch still was not eliminated but yes they did managed to make a mockery of the concept of yuga cycle. A deadly cocktail which left all our future generations CONFUSED.**

**Basically one mistake lead to another mistake or one wrong assumption lead to another wrong assumption, leading to huge blunders everywhere.**

**I beg all of you to please COME OUT of all this miscalculations, mistakes and blunders. Now, please read the actual version of yuga cycle in detail.**

**People must realize that 1 yuga cycle consists of 4 cycles of 25200 years i.e. total of 100800 years and**** the Span of 4 yugas has NOTHING to do with the cycle of 25200 years (average).**

__So 1 Yuga cycle of 100800 human years consists of:__

**2***(Ascending + Descending)***Satyuga’s of 20160 human years EACH***(i.e. total of 40320 years)***2***(Ascending + Descending)***Treta yuga’s of 15120 human years EACH***(i.e. total of 30240 years)***2***(Ascending + Descending)***Dwapar yuga’s of 10080 human years EACH***(i.e. total of 20160 years)***2***(Ascending + Descending)***Kalyuga’s of 5040 human years EACH***(i.e. total of 10080 years)*

*Or *

**4 cycles of 25200 years ***(precession of the equinoxes as explained above)*

**So now let’s understand Brihat ***(or Maha)*** and laghu ***(or Antar)* **yuga cycles in detail.**

__Note__**: Sangam kaals or Sandhi kaals should NOT be counted separately as they are already included in the calculation given below.**

__The Descending cycle of 50400 years starts with Brihat Satyuga__

__Brihat Satyuga cycle is of 20160 years with brihat sangam kaal of 201.60 years or approx 200 years __

**Brihat and laghu satyuga starts (Continues for 8064 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 80.64 years or approx 80 years)****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (Continues for 6048 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 60.48 years or approx 60 years)****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (Continues for 4032 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 40.32 years or approx 40 years)****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyug starts (Continues for 2016 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 20.16 years or approx 20 years)****Brihat Satyuga and Laghu Kalyuga ends**

__Brihat Treta cycle is of 15120 years with brihat sangam kaal of 151.20 years or approx 150 years __

**Brihat treta and Laghu satyuga starts (Continues for 6048 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 60.48 years or approx 60 years)****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (Continues for 4536 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 45.36 years or approx 45 years)****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (Continues for 3024 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 30.24 years or approx 30 years)****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyuga starts (Continues for 1512 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 15.12 years or approx 15 years) [This started on 14598 BC]****Brihat treta and Laghu Kalyuga ends on 13086 BC**

__Brihat Dwapar cycle is of 10080 years with brihat sangam kaal of 100.80 years or approx 100 years __

**Brihat dwapar and Laghu satyuga starts (Continues for 4032 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 40.32 years or approx 40 years) [This started on 13086 BC]****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (Continues for 3024 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 30.24 years or approx 30 years) [This started on 9054 BC]****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (Continues for 2016 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 20.16 years or approx 20 years) [This started on 6030 BC]****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyuga starts (Continues for 1008 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 10.08 years or approx 10 years) [This started on 4014 BC]****Brihat dwapar and Laghu Kalyuga ends [This ended on 3006 BC,****Lord Krishna was born in the 3227 BC i.e. when only 221 years were left for Brihat Dwapar yuga to end. Parikshit lived for 60 years and ruled for 24 years and died in 3077 BC. Approximately 95 years after the death of Lord Krishna i.e. in 3101 BC and 71 years after the death of Parikshit i.e. in 3077 BC, Brihat Dwapar ended in 3006 BC. Refer detailed events of Mahabharata given in this article]**

__Also Note: __

**There are 2 possibilities w.r.t the birth of ****Lord Ram **

**He must have born in Ayodhya towards the end of Brihat Treta yuga (i.e. few hundred years before 13086 BC). I could not verify this technically as my Astrological software was not allowing me to enter into that timeline because of which, the planetary details corresponding to Lord Ram’s birth details was unverifiable. BUT, this timeline could also be correct as few recent studies estimates that the actual age of Ram Setu could be much older than actually believed.**

**OR**

**He would have taken birth on 10**^{th}Jan 5114 BC in Ayodhya but this would fall in Laghu Dwapar yuga under Brhiat Dwapar yuga. This would actually mean that in the span of thousands of years people have mistakenly assumed that lord Ram was born in Treta yug. This would also mean that both Lord Ram and Lord Krishna took birth in the Brihat Dwapar yuga (though Laghu yugas were different)

__Brihat Kalyuga cycle is of 5040 years ____with brihat sangam kaal of 50.40 years or approx 50 years__

**Brihat Kalyuga and Laghu satyuga starts****(continues for 2016 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 20.16 years or approx 20 years) [This started on 3006 BC]****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts****(continues for 1512 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 15.12 years or approx 15 years) [This started on 990 BC]****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts****(continues for 1008 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 10.08 years or approx 10 years) [This started on 522 AD]****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyug starts****(continues for 504 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 5.04 years or approx 5 years) [This started on 1530 AD]****Brihat and Laghu Kalyuga ends on 2034 AD**

__Please note:__

**Sangam or sandhi Kaal of this Brihat Kalyuga of 5040 years is from 1984 AD till 2034 AD. This period brings huge destruction at worldwide level.****This worldwide destruction becomes even more intense in the last 14 years of sangam or sandhi kaal i.e. from 2020 AD till 2034 AD****Laghu Sangam or sandhi kaal corresponding to Laghu Kalyuga under Brihat kalyuga is from 2029 AD till 2034 AD.****That means period from 2029 AD till 2034 AD represent both brihat and laghu sangam or sandhi kaal of kalyuga, hence would be the most intense one from the angle of worldwide destruction**

__The Ascending cycle of 50400 years starts with Brihat Satyug from 2034 AD__

__Brihat Satyuga cycle is of 20160 years with brihat sangam kaal of 201.60 years or approx 200 years__

**Brihat and laghu satyuga****(Continues for 8064 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 80.64 years or approx 80 years) [Starts from 2034 AD and will continue till 10098 AD]****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (Continues for 6048 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 60.48 years or approx 60 years)****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (Continues for 4032 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 40.32 years or approx 40 years)****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyuga starts (Continues for 2016 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 20.16 years or approx 20 years)****Brihat Satyuga and Laghu Kalyuga ends**

__Brihat Treta cycle of 15120 years with brihat sangam kaal of 151.20 years or approx 150 years__

**Brihat treta and Laghu satyuga starts (Continues for 6048 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 60.48 years or approx 60 years)****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (Continues for 4536 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 45.36 years or approx 45 years)****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (Continues for 3024 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 30.24 years or approx 30 years)****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyuga starts (Continues for 1512 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 15.12 years or approx 15 years)****Brihat treta and Laghu Kalyuga ends**

__Brihat Dwapar cycle of 10080 years with brihat sangam kaal of 100.80 years or approx 100 years__

**Brihat dwapar and Laghu satyuga starts (Continues for 4032 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 40.32 years or approx 40 years)****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (Continues for 3024 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 30.24 years or approx 30 years)****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (Continues for 2016 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 20.16 years or approx 20 years)****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyuga starts (Continues for 1008 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 10.08 years or approx 10 years)****Brihat dwapar and Laghu Kalyuga ends**

__Brihat Kalyuga cycle of 5040 years with brihat sangam kaal of 50.40 years or approx 50 years__

**Brihat Kalyuga and Laghu satyuga starts (continues for 2016 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 20.16 years or approx 20 years)****Laghu satyuga end and Laghu treta starts (continues for 1512 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 15.12 years or approx 15 years)****Laghu treta ends and Laghu dwapar starts (continues for 1008 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 10.08 years or approx 10 years)****Laghu dwapar ends and Laghu kalyuga starts (continues for 504 human years with laghu sangam kaal of 5.04 years or approx 5 years)****YUGA CYCLE of 100800 years as well as Brihat kalyuga and Laghu Kalyuga ends**

__Summary:__

**BS=Brihat Satyuga, BT=Brihat Treta, BD=Brihat Dwapar, BK=Brihat Kalyuga****LS=Laghu Satyuga, LT=Laghu Treta, LD=Laghu Dwapar, LK=Laghu Kalyuga****BSK=Brihat Sangam/Sandhi Kaal****LSK=Laghu Sangam/Sandhi Kaal**

__BS: 20160 years, BSK of 201.60 years or approx. 200 years__

**LS: 8064 yrs, LSK: 80.64 yrs or 80 yrs****LT: 6048 yrs, LSK: 60.48 yrs or 60 yrs****LD: 4032 yrs, LSK: 40.32 yrs or 40 yrs****LK: 2016 yrs, LSK: 20.16 yrs or 20 yrs**

__BT: 15120 years, BSK of 151.20 years or approx. 150 years__

**LS: 6048 yrs, LSK: 60.48 yrs or 60 yrs****LT: 4536 yrs, LSK: 45.36 yrs or 45 yrs****LD: 3024 yrs, LSK: 30.24 yrs or 30 yrs****LK: 1512 yrs, LSK: 15.12 yrs or 15 yrs**

__BD: 10080 years, BSK of 100.80 years or approx. 100 years__

**LS: 4032 yrs, LSK: 40.32 yrs or 40 yrs****LT: 3024 yrs, LSK: 30.24 yrs or 30 yrs****LD: 2016 yrs, LSK: 20.16 yrs or 20 yrs****LK: 1008 yrs, LSK: 10.08 yrs or 10 yrs (ended on 3006 BC)**

__BK: 5040 years, BSK of 50.40 years or approx. 50 years__

**LS: 2016 yrs, LSK: 20.16 yrs or 20 yrs (started on 3006 BC)****LT: 1512 yrs, LSK: 15.12 yrs or 15 yrs (started on 990 BC)****LD: 1008 yrs, LSK: 10.08 yrs or 10 yrs (started on 522 AD)****LK: 504 yrs, LSK: 5.04 yrs or 5 yrs (started on 1530 AD)**

**Ending on 2034 AD, BSK: 1984-2034 AD, LSK: 2029-2034 AD**

**After the descending Cycle of 50400 years, ascending cycle of 50400 years will begin from Brihat Satyug i.e. from 2034. Complete Yuga chakra cycle is of 100800 years.**

__IMPORTANT MAHABHARATA EVENTS__

__Mahabharata events preceded the Kalyuga:__

**Yudhisthira’s Birth: Yudhisthira was born on Pajothpatti Ashwin Bright 5th day, in Jyeshta Star, at midday (27**^{th}July 3229)**Karna’s Birth: He was 16 years elder to Yudhishthira and born in Magha Bright half 1st day (15**^{th}Nov 3245)**Bhima’s Birth: Bhima was born on Agnirasa Ashwin dark 9th day in Pushya Star, after midday (04**^{th}Aug 3228 BC)**Arjun’s Birth: Srimukha Phalguna Full Moon Day during the day in Uttara Phalguni Star (09**^{th}Jan 3226)**Nakula and Sahadev’s Birth: Bhava Phalguna New Moon day, Midday, Lagan in Star Ashwini (15**^{th}Dec 3226 BC)**Lord Krishna was born on Shrimukha Shravana Dark 8th day, after midnight, 4**^{th}pada Rohini Nakshatra (24^{th}June 3227 BC)**Emperor Pandu expired on Sarvadhari Chaitra Bright 12th day in Uttara Star (31**^{st}Jan 3212 BC)**Archery exhibition: Plava Vaishakha Full Moon Day (10**^{th}Mar 3199 BC)**Yudhishthira was made Crown-Prince on Shubhakrit Ashwayuja Bright 10th day (20**^{th}July 3198 BC)**Princess Draupadi’s Swayamvaram took place on Sadhrana Pausha Bright 10th Day (18**^{th}Oct 3190 BC)**Pandavas were received in Hastinapur on Virodhikrithu Maagha Bright 2nd Day (28**^{th}Nov 3189 BC) and were granted half-Kingdom. They stayed in Hastinapur for 5 years and 6 months, upto Pingala Shravana Bright 2nd Day. Indraprastha City was being built during this period.**Yudhisthira was coronated on Pingala Ashwayuja Bright 10th Day (02**^{nd}Aug 3183 BC)**Arjuna went on pilgrimage for 12 years. He started in Kalayukthi and returned in Pramodhoota. He then married Subhadra on Pramodhoota Vaishakh Bright 10th Day (12**^{th}Feb 3170 BC)**Panadavas entered Mayasabha on Prajopatthi Ashwayuja Bright 10th Day (30**^{th}July 3169 BC)**Pandavas Ruled Indraprastha for 16 years, upto Sarvajit Ashwayuja Bright 10th day (02**^{nd}Aug 3153 BC)**Wrestling between Bhima and Jarasandha started on Sarvajit Kartika Bright 2nd Day. It continued for 14 days, and Jarasandha was killed on 14th evening (04**^{th}Sep 3153 BC)**So Pandavas ruled for a period of 36 years 6 months and 20 days i.e. from Virodhikritu Maagha Bright 2nd Day (28**^{th}Nov 3189 BC) to Sarvadhari Shravana Dark 7th Day. (03^{rd}June 3152 BC).**The Rajasooya Yagya began on Sarvadhari Chaitra Full Moon Day (31**^{st}Jan 3152 BC)**Dice plays: The two Dice plays were played between Sarvadhari Shravana Dark 3rd Day (31**^{st}May 3152 BC) and 7th Day (03^{rd}June 3152 BC)**Forest Life for pandavas: Forest life started on Sarvadhari Shravana Dark 8th Day (04**^{th}June 3152 BC)**12 years forest exile ended on Sarvari Shravan Dark 7th Day (21**^{st}June 3140 BC)**The 13th year of anonymity period ended on the Plava Shravan Dark 7th Day (10**^{th}June 3139 BC)**Kichaka was killed on Plava Ashadha Dark 8th Day at night (11**^{th}June 3139 BC). His brothers were killed the next day, Dark 9th Day (12^{th}June 3139 BC)**Shri Krishna’s Peace talks: Shri Krishna started peace talks on Shubhakrit Kartik Bright 2nd Day (07**^{th}Aug 3138 BC), in Revati Star, reached Hastinapur on the 13th Day (18^{th}Aug 3138 BC) and held peace talks up to Dark 8th Day. On his last day, His Vishwaroopa was shown (28^{th}Aug 3138 BC).**Since talks failed, he started on his return journey the same day in Pushyami Star, told Karna that in 7 days, on New Moon Day in Jyeshta Star, everyone should assemble at Kurukshetra for the Great War.****Just the previous day 11/12th Day, when armies were rehearsing Vyuhas, Arjuna fell into a gloom and Lord Krishna’s delivered Bhagavad Geeta discourse to Arjuna (14**^{th}Sep 3138 BC)**The Great Mahabharata War started on Shubhakrit Margashirsha Bright 13/14th Day, Tuesday in Bharani Star (17**^{th}Sep 3138 BC)**Bhishma’s Death: On Margashirsha Dark 7th Day (26**^{th}Sep 3138 BC)**Abhimanyu’s Death: Abhimanyu was killed on Margashirsha Dark 10th Day (29**^{th}Sep 3138 BC). He was aged 32 years. Since marriage was in Jyeshtha month, he led only 6 month’s family life, and Uttra was 6 months pregnant.**Saindhava’s Death: Saindhava was killed on Margashirsha Dark 11th Day (30**^{th}Sep 3138 BC). The battle was continued even into the night.**Drona was killed on Margashirsha Dark 12th Day at noon (01**^{st}Oct 3138 BC)**Karna’s Death: Karna was killed on Margashirsha Dark 14th Day (03**^{rd}Oct 3138 BC)**Salya was killed on Margashirsha New Moon Day at noon (04**^{th}Oct 3138 BC)**Duryodhana’s Death: He fell on Margashirsha New Moon Day/Pausha Bright 1st Day in the evening. He died the next morning on the Bright 1st Day (04**^{th}Oct 3138 BC)**Ashwatthama murdered Pandava’s sons during the same night (04**^{th}Oct 3138 BC).**Yudhishthira was again crowned on Shubhakrit Pausha Full Moon Day (18**^{th}Oct 3138 BC)**Ashwamedha Yadnya began on Shobhakrit Maagha Bright 12th Day (2**^{nd}Dec 3137 BC). Just earlier, i.e. on 1^{st}Dec 3137 BC, Parikshit was born to Uttara as posthumous premature, still born male baby at 8/9 months, but was revived by Krishna.**After the war Yudhishthir ruled for 36 years 2 months and 15 days i.e. from Shubhakrit Pushya Full Moon Day to Bahudhanya Pushya Full Moon Day (09**^{th}Nov 3102 BC)**It was Pramadi Bright 1st Day (22**^{nd}Jan 3101 BC) when Shri Krishna finished his Avatar. Seven days later, on Bright 7th Day, Dwarka city was submerged by the Ocean (28^{th}Jan 3101 BC)**Pandavas started for their final end on Pramadi Ashwayuja Bright 12th Day (29**^{th}July 3101 BC). Parikshit, 36 years old, was coronated on the same day at Hastinapur**Parikshit lived for 60 years and ruled for 24 years, coronated his 25 year old son Janamejaya, and died in 3077 BC****Janamejaya lived for 96 years after ruling for 71 years.****Kalyuga actually started from 3006 BC i.e. just after the death of Janamejaya (Son of parikshit) in the same year, From other perspective kalyuga started 95 years after the death of Lord Krishna and 71 years after the death of Parikshit.**

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