The Satya Yuga
: सत्य युग), also called Sat Yuga
, Krta Yuga
and Krita Yuga
, is the "Yuga
(Age or Era) of Truth", when mankind is governed by gods
, and every manifestation or work is close to the purest ideal and mankind will allow intrinsic goodness to rule supreme. It is sometimes referred to as the "Golden Age
." The average lifespan in the satya yuga is 100,000 years. The Dharma
bull, 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 yugas are said to succeed each other almost endlessly. After the perfect Satya Yuga, a decline marks the Treta Yuga
. Further decline brings about the Dwapara Yuga
, and after it comes the final and dark Kali Yuga
, a time of wickedness, when man kills another man. At the end of the cycle a Divine Being is said to take birth and reestablish righteousness, thus beginning a new Satya Yuga.
The Satya Yuga according to some holy texts
Amongst the four eras, the Satya Yuga is the first and the most significant one. Knowledge, meditation, and penance hold special importance in this era. All the pillars of religion are present in totality. The average life expectancy of a human being in Satya Yuga is believed to be over 400 years. During Satya Yuga, all people engage only in good, sublime... Read More