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same way as we have done in the preceding example.
Thereby we find as the number of days of six complete
manvantaras, 681,660,489,600. Dividing this number
by 7, we get as remainder 6. Therefore the elapsed
manvantaras end with a Friday, and the seventh man¬
vantara begins with a Saturday.
Of the current manvantara there have elapsed 27
caturyugas, which, according to the preceding method
of computation, represent the number of 42,603,780,600
days. The twentyseventh caturyuga ends with a
Monday, and the twentyeighth begins with a Tues¬
day.
Of the current caturyuga there have elapsed three
yugas, or 3,240,000 years. These represent, according
to the preceding method of computation, the number
of 1,183,438,350 days. Therefore these three yugas
end with a Thursday, and kaliyuga commences with a
Friday.
Accordingly, the sum of days which have elapsed
of the kalpa is 725,447,708,550, and the sum of days
whi/ch have elapsed between the beginning of the life
of Brahman and the beginning of the present kaliyuga
is 9,652,129,099,791,750.
To judge from the cjuotations from Aryabhata, as we The method
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have not seen a book of his, he seems to reckon m the emij^ioyed"
following manner :— ^L^J2^'
The sum of days of a caturyuga is 1,577,917,500.
The time between the beginning of the kalpa and the
beginning of the kaliyuga, is 725,447,570,625 days.
The time between the beginning of the kalpa and our
gaugedate is 725,449,079,845. The number of days
which have elapsed of the life of Brahman before the
present kalpa is 9,651,401,817,120,000.
This is the correct method for the resolution of years
into days, and all other measures of time are to be
treated in accordance with this.
We have already pointed out (on p. 26) a mistake
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