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SB 3.11.24

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 24

svaṁ svaṁ kālaṁ manur bhuṅkte
sādhikāṁ hy eka-saptatim


SYNONYMS

svam—own; svam—accordingly; kālam—duration of life; manuḥ—Manu; bhuṅkte—enjoys; sa-adhikām—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 Viṣṇu Purāṇa. 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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