Dvaparayuga, aka: Dvāparayuga, Dvapara-yuga; 3 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Hinduism)
Dvapara Yuga (द्वापर युग) is the third out of four yugas, or ages, described in the scriptures of Hinduism. This yuga comes after Treta Yuga and before Kali Yuga. According to the Puranas this yuga ended at the moment when Krishna returned to his eternal abode of Vaikuntha. According to the Bhagavata Purana, the Dvapara Yuga lasts 864,000 years.
There are only two pillars left of religion in the Dvapara Yuga: Compassion and Truthfulness. Lord Vishnu assumes the colour yellow and the Vedas are categorized into four parts that is Rig, Sama, Yajur and Atharva. During these times the Brahmins are knowledgeable of two, sometimes three Vedas, but rarely have studied all the four Vedas thoroughly. Accordingly, because of this categorization, different actions and activities come into existence.(Source): WikiPedia: Hinduism
General definition (in Buddhism)
Dvāparayuga (द्वापरयुग) or simply Dvāpara refers to the “twofold age” and represents the third of the “four ages” (yuga) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 88). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., dvāpara-yuga). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
India history and geogprahy
The dvaparayuga refers to the third of the four yugas.—The anniversary of the first day ot the Dvapara-yuga falls on the thirteenth of the waning moon in the mouth of Bhadra (August-September) of which Shri Krishna and Buddhi were the incarnations.(Source): archive.org: South Indian Festivities
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Search found 24 books and stories containing Dvaparayuga, Dvāparayuga or Dvapara-yuga. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 11 - On the ascertainment of Dharma < [Book 6]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (by Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.5.92 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Verse 2.5.169 < [Chapter 5 - Prema: Love of God]
Verse 2.6.205 < [Chapter 6 - Abhīṣṭa-lābha: The Attainment of All Desires]
Kali Santarana Upanishad of Krishna-Yajurveda (by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar)
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