Dvapara Yuga

Dva·​pa·​ra Yu·​ga | \ ˌdväpərəˈyu̇gə \

Definition of Dvapara Yuga

: the third age of a Hindu world cycle

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History and Etymology for Dvapara Yuga

Sanskrit dvāparayuga, from dvāpara third best throw at dice (that of the two) (from dva two + para further) + yuga yoke, age of the world

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“Dvapara Yuga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dvapara%20Yuga. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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