List of Numbers in Hindu Scriptures

The Hindu scriptures contain many numerical descriptions concerning distances, durations and numbers of items in the universe as seen from the perspective of Hindu cosmology. See also: Hinduism


Property Number or measurement
Distance from Satyaloka to Vishnuloka (Brahmaloka-sanatana, abode of Brahma) 26,200,000 yojanas (209,600,000 miles)
Distance from Dhruvaloka (the pole star) to the Sun 3,800,000 yojanas
Distance from Dhruvaloka to Maharloka 10,000,000 yojanas
Distance from Maharloka to Janaloka 20,000,000 yojanas
Distance from Janaloka to Tapoloka 80,000,000 yojanas
Distance from Tapoloka to Satyaloka 120,000,000 yojanas
Distance from the Sun to Satyaloka 233,800,000 yojanas (1,870,400,000 miles)
Covering of the Universe 260,000,000 yojanas (2,080,000,000 miles) away from the Sun{, each covering layer is 10 times bigger than previous
Distance from the Sun to the Earth 12000000 yojanas(1.47×108km)
Distance from lower planets to Śesha Nāga lying on the Garbhodaka Ocean 30,000 yojanas
Depth of Garbhodaka ocean 249,800,000 yojanas deep
Total diameter of the Universe approximately 500,000,000 yojanas, or 4,000,000,000 miles
Distance from planet Rāhu to the Sun 10,000 yojanas (80,000 miles)
Distance from Rāhu to planets of the Siddhas, Cāranas and Vidyādharas 1,000,000 yojanas
Distance from the Earth to the lower planetary systems — Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talātala, Mahātala, Rasātala and Pātāla 70,000 yojanas
Number of kinds of material bodies for soul, jivaatma (or species of life) in material world 8,400,000
* Number of species living in the water 900,000
* Number of kinds of sthāvara (non-moving living entities such as trees and plants) 2,000,000
* Number of species of insects and reptiles 1,100,000
* Number of species of birds 1,000,000
* Number of varieties of quadrupeds 3,000,000
* Number of human species 400,000
Number of Manus who manifest in one kalpa (one day of Brahmā) fourteen Manus
Duration of one day of Brahmā 1,000 yugas (4.32 billion years)
Number of Manus who manifest during one month of Brahmā 420 Manus
Number of Manus who manifest during one year of Brahmā 5,040 Manus
Number of Manus who manifest during the lifetime of one Brahmā 504,000 Manus
Total duration of four yugas (Satya+Treta+Dvapara+Kali) 4,320,000 years
Number of the present Manu (Vaivasvata Manu) 7th Manu
Age of our (Vaivasvata) Manu 27 divya-yugas [27 x 4,320,000 solar years]
Number of planetary systems in this Brahmanda (material universe) 14
Duration of 100 years of Brahma (his lifetime duration) 311,040,000,000,000 years
Duration of one manvantara, the lifespan of one Manu seventy-one yugas (=71*4,320,000 years)
Duration of Satya yuga 1,728,000 years
Duration of Tretā-yuga 1,296,000 years
Duration of Dvāpara-yuga 864,000 years
Duration of Kali-yuga 432,000 years
Duration of lifetime of human in Satya yuga around 100,000 years.
Duration of lifetime of human in Tretā-yuga around 10,000 years
Duration of lifetime of human in Dvāpara-yuga around 1,000 years.
Duration of lifetime of human in Kali-yuga around 100 years which will be reduced gradually to 20 years )
Time passed after beginning of Kali-Yuga (Battle of Kurukṣetra) around 5,119 years
Steeds of Indra 1,100
Spiritual benefits of following Janmashtami Vows (fasting etc.) One … becomes freed from the sins of ten million births.
Happiness of liberation into impersonal Brahman (brahmajyoti) compared with happiness of devotional service to Bhagavan bhakti is trillionfold better than impersonalism
Frequency with which Krishna descends to this planet every 8,640,000,000 years (once in a day of Brahma)

Note: Where distances are given in yojana a rough equivalent is sometimes given in miles calculated at 8 miles to the yojana. The actual length of the yojana varied throughout its period of use between 4 and 9 miles.

List of Numbers in Hindu Scriptures

Brahmanda – Hindu material universe. Each brahmanda appears after Mahavishnu’s breathing out and when Garbhodakashayi Vishnu gives birth to Brahma on a Satyaloka’s lotus. Brahma, creator of our universe lives 311,040,000,000,000 human years, and during his lifetimes, 504 000 Manus (Vedic Adams, first men are changing). Brahma creates 14 planetary systems which can be roughly compared to Seven heavens and seven earthes described in Abrahamic scriptures thought Vedic records are earlier to Abrahamic counterpart

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Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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