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RALPH UNDER THE PRABHUPADA TREE

RALPH UNDER THE PRABHUPADA TREE

TEXT 24

TEXT

svam svam kalam manur bhunkte
sadhikam hy eka-saptatim

SYNONYMS

svam--own; svam--accordingly; kalam--duration of life; manuh--Manu; bhunkte--enjoys; sa-adhikam--a little more than; hi--certainly; eka-saptatim--seventy-one.

TRANSLATION

Each and every Manu enjoys a life of a little more than seventy-one sets of four millenniums.

PURPORT

The duration of life of a Manu comprises seventy-one sets of four millenniums, as described in the Visnu Purana. The duration of life of one Manu is about 852,000 years in the calculation of the demigods, or, in the calculation of human beings, 306,720,000 years.

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