(Last Updated on : 14/02/2009)
Krita known as Satya Yuga is the first age of truth. It is the age where the mankind is ruled by gods. Krita Yuga is also known as the 'Golden Age'.
All the yugas are said to correspond each other almost endlessly. After the Krita Yuga, comes the Treta Yuga. Next is the Dwapara Yuga, and after it comes the final and dark Kali Yuga, a time of wickedness, when man kills man. At the end of the cycle a Divine Being is said to take birth and reestablish righteousness, thus beginning a new Satya Yuga.
Krita is the first Yuga or the age of truth consisting of four thousand eight hundred divine years. If these divine years be converted into years of mortals, by multiplying them by three hundred and sixty (360), a year of men being a day of the gods, it will be one million seven hundred and twenty-eight thousand (1,728,000) years. This is the duration of the Krita Yuga, according to the Hindu books.
The Satya Yuga or the Krita Yuga is the first and the most important age. The key things of this age are the knowledge or understanding, meditation or consideration, and penance. All the pillars of religion were present in totality. The average life expectation of a human being in Krita Yuga or the Satya Yuga is believed to be over four thousand years. In this age, all people were engage only in good and magnificent deeds. The hermitage is a special place which is devoid of wickedness and deceit. This is an age when all people lived happily.