The four great ages of universal time (kala), which occur in
repeated cycles of 4,320,000 years:
Dharma it is said, walks firmly on all four legs during the
krita-yuga (satya-yuga). In treta one leg is maimed, and in dwapara two of its legs are disabled. During Kali-yuga Dharma is said to limp on just one leg.
Yug (?), Yu"ga (?), n. [Skr. yuga an age, a yoke. See Yoke.] Hindoo Cosmog.
Any one of the four ages, Krita, or Satya, Treta, Dwapara, and Kali, into which the Hindoos divide the duration or existence of the world.
© Webster 1913.
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