A Mahayuga or “great age,” is a traditional Indian unit of TIME In Hindu tradition. It consists of four YUGAS in descending order, totaling 4,320,000 years.
   Further reading: Cornelia Dimmitt and J. A. B. van Buitenen, Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978); W. J. Wilkins, Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic, 2d ed. (Calcutta: Rupa, 1973).

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