# Universe Age – As Per Vedas

**W**hat does vedas say about our universe age? And how it will be used to calculate the age of our universe? I will explain, using the age of universe, by taking brahma’s age as the base for the caluculation.

Vedas say that before the creation of the universe Lord Vishnu is sleeping in the ocean of all causes.

His bed is a giant serpent with thousands of cobra like hoods. By the way, in the trinity of Creator, Maintainer and Destroyer as mentioned in the vedas, Lord Vishnu is the maintainer. Brahma is the creator and Shiva the destroyer.

While Vishnu is asleep, a lotus sprouts of his navel (note that navel is symbolised as the root of creation!). Inside this lotus, Brahma is born. Brahma creates the universe which we all live in.

Brahma himself may be the universe as well, which is why the vedic texts say Brahmand meaning Universe. I speculate here that so this universe created from the navel (which is a single point) may well be referring to the universe created out of bigbang! Which is why it is described as lotus blooms out of the navel, much like our big bang universe.

Now this universe is not a permanent universe, it is temporary, * Brahma lives for 100 years* say the vedas and then dies and then a new universe is born.

**So as per vedas our universe lives for 100 years.**

For now, brahma represents our universe which has birth and death, a big bang and a big cruch, from a navel singularity. Vishnu represents the eternity that lies beyond our universe which has no birth or death and that which is eternal!

Vedas say that thousands of brahmas have passed away! In other words, this is not the first time universe has been created.

Let us come back to the time measurements now. **Brahma lives for hundred years** say vedas and **we are in the first day of the 51st year of the brahma**.

**A Year of Brahma :**

**By the way each year of Brahma has 360 days.**

**And we are in the first day of the 51st year of our current Brahma.**

**we will be there only for this day of Brahma,**which is the first day of his 51st year. And, what does this day of Brahma means?

**A day of Brahma:**

**I.**

**Kalpa…**

**A kalpa is made up of brahma’s one day and one night. (i.e day + night = 1 kalpa)**

**II. Manvantaras…**

**The day has 14 Manvantaras. Similarly the night has an equal 14 Manvantaras.**

(i.e [ day = 14 Manvantaras && night = 14 Manvantaras ] = 28 Manvantaras )

But then Brahma is resting in the night, so lets get back to the day again.

**We are in the 7th Manvantara of Brahma’s this day, say the vedas.**

**III. Mahayuga…**

**(i.e 1 Manvantara = 71 Mahayuga)**

**We are in the 28th Mahayuga of this Manvantara say the vedas.**

**(i.e 1 Mahayuga = 4 Yuga)**[Maha means giant or huge…]

**[Satya Yuga lasts for 40% of its Mahayuga]**

[Treta Yuga lasts for 30% of its Mahayuga]

[Dwapara Yuga lasts for 20% of its Mahayuga]

[Kali Yuga lasts for 10% of its Mahayuga]

[Treta Yuga lasts for 30% of its Mahayuga]

[Dwapara Yuga lasts for 20% of its Mahayuga]

[Kali Yuga lasts for 10% of its Mahayuga]

**(i.e 1 Kaliyuga = 432000 solar years)**

**[1 Mahayuga has 10 Yugas of which four are in Satya Yuga, 3 in Treta Yuga, 2 in Dwapara and 1 in Kali Yuga.**

**So a Mahayuga = 10 times the Kaliyuga i.e 4,320,000 solar years]**

**IV. Mathematical Calculations…**

//That would be reverse calculations//

**1 Mahayuga = 4,320,000 years**

1 Manvantara = 71 Mahayugas

1 day of Brahma(excluding night)= 14 Manvantaras = (14*71 = 994 Mahayugas)

1 Manvantara = 71 Mahayugas

1 day of Brahma(excluding night)= 14 Manvantaras = (14*71 = 994 Mahayugas)

Vedas also say that before and after each Manvantara there is a gap equivalent to 4 Yugas (Not MahaYugas).

**So now, 1 day of Brahma = 14 Manvantaras + (15 x 4 Yugas)**

= 994 Mahayugas + 60 Yugas

= 994 Mahayugas + 6 MahaYugas = 1000

= 994 Mahayugas + 60 Yugas

= 994 Mahayugas + 6 MahaYugas = 1000

**So 1 day of Brahma = 1000 MahaYugas = 4,320,000,000 years**

**1 Complete day = day + night = 8,640,000,000 years = 8.64 billion years.**

**Since, we are in the 7th Manvantaras of Brahma…**

**Step 1:**For 6 Manvantaras we have

**71 x 6 = 426 Mahayugas**

**Step 2:**Then we have the gaps between each Manvantara which is

**7 x 4 Yugas = 2.8 Mahayugas.**

**Step 3:**Then we have the current Mahayuga in our Manvantara which is 28th, we are in the last

**1/10**of it.

**So it is 27.9 Mahayugas.**

**426 + 2.8 + 27.9 = 456.7**Mahayugas have been already spent in current day of Brahma. Approximately

**543 more to go**before we all are absorbed back into the Brahma.

**456.7 x 4,320,000 = 1,972,944,456**which is about 2billion years. Somewhat close to what evolution proposes for life on earth.

**V. Age of Universe…**

Now lets find out the age of our universe as per the vedas.

**360 x 50= 18000 days**have passed for Brahma

II. This is equivalent to

**18000 x 2000 x 4320000 Human Years**

III. In other words

**155,520,000,000,000 Human Years**

IV. Add the current day of Brahma which is

**1,972,944,456 Humans Years**

**155,521,972,944,456 years**which is about

**155,522 billion years!!!**

OR

The universe mentioned in vedas is the mother of all universes (a multiverse probably) including our own universe !!!

**More interesting:**

II. Dwapara Yuga = 1,000 Years

III. Treta Yuga = 10,000 Years

IV. Satya Yuga = 1,00,000 Years.