Satyayuga, aka: Satya-yuga; 8 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Satyayuga (सत्ययुग).—Another name of Kṛtayuga. (See under Kṛtayuga).

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

In the Satya-yuga, the first millennium, all the Vedic mantras were included in one mantra — praṇava, the root of all Vedic mantras. In other words, the Atharva Veda alone was the source of all Vedic knowledge. The Supreme Personality of Godhead Nārāyaṇa was the only worshipable Deity; there was no recommendation for worship of the demigods. Fire was one only, and the only order of life in human society was known as haṃsa.

In Satya-yuga there was only one Veda, not four. Later, before the beginning of Kali-yuga, this one Veda, the Atharva Veda (or, some say, the Yajur Veda), was divided into four — Sāma, Yajur, ṛg and Atharva — for the facility of human society. In Satya-yuga the only mantra was oḿkāra (oḿ tat sat). The same name oḿkāra is manifest in the mantra Hare Kṛṣṇa, Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/ Hare Rāma, Hare Rāma, Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare.

Source: VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.48
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Satya Yuga, is the "Yuga (Age or Era) of Truth", when humanity is governed by gods, and every manifestation or work is close to the purest ideal and humanity will allow intrinsic goodness to rule supreme. It is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age." The Satya Yuga lasts 1,728,000 years. The goddess Dharma (depicted in the form of cow), which symbolises morality, stood on all four legs during this period. Later in the Treta Yuga it would become three, and two in the later Dvapara Yuga. Currently, in the immoral age of Kali, it stands on one leg.

The Satya Yuga is also called Sat Yuga, Krta Yuga and Krita Yuga in Hinduism

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Satyayuga (सत्ययुग).—The first and best of the four cyclic ages of a mahā-yuga in the progression of universal time. Satya-yuga is characterized by virtue, wisdom and religion. It is known as the golden age, when people lived as long as one hundred thousand years. It lasts 1,728,000 solar years.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

India history and geogprahy

The satyayuga or kritayuga refers to the first of the four yugas.—The anniversary ot the first day of the Satya-yuga falls on the third lunar day in the bright fortnight ot Vaishakha (April-May); the four inciniations in this age were the Matsya or Fish, Kurma or Tortoise, Varaha or Boar, and Nrisimha or the Man-lion.

Source: archive.org: South Indian Festivities
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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satyayuga (सत्ययुग).—n (S) The first of the four ages,--the age of universal purity and probity, the golden age. It is a period comprising 1728000 years.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

satyayuga (सत्ययुग).—n The first of the four ages, the golden age.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Satyayuga (सत्ययुग).—the golden age; the first or कृतयुग (kṛtayuga); see सत्यम् (satyam) (6) above.

Derivable forms: satyayugam (सत्ययुगम्).

Satyayuga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms satya and yuga (युग).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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