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Vedic timekeeping
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Vedic timekeeping

The Hindu metrics of time can be summarized as below.

Hindu Kaala Vyavahara (Metrics of Time)

Table of contents
1 Sidereal metrics
2 Lunar metrics
3 Tropical metrics

Sidereal metrics

Small units of time used in the vedas

Lunar metrics

Tropical metrics

Years are grouped into yugas (ages):

The Four Yugas
1,728,000 solar yearsSatya Yuga
1,296,000 solar years Treta Yuga
864,000 solar yearsDwapar Yuga
432,000 solar yearsKali Yuga

The current Kali Yuga (Iron Age) began at midnight 17/18 February 3102 B.C. in the proleptic Julian calendar.