(Last Updated on : 17/09/2009)
Manwantara or Manvantara or Manuvantara is an astronomical period of time measurement. Manwantara is a period equal to seventy-one times the number of years contained in the four Yugas.
Manwantara is the age of Manu
, the Hindu progenitor of mankind. This is the duration of the Manu, the divinities and the rest, which is equal to 852,000 divine years, or to 306,720,000 years of mortals. It is independent of the additional period fourteen times this period constitutes a Brahma day, that is a day of Brahma
, or a Kalpa.
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