SB 3.11.20

सन्ध्यासन्ध्यांशयोरन्तर्यः कालः शतसङ्ख्ययोः ।
तमेवाहुर्युगं तज्ज्ञा यत्र धर्मो विधीयते ॥२०॥

Text

sandhyā-sandhyāṁśayor antar
yaḥ kālaḥ śata-saṅkhyayoḥ
tam evāhur yugaṁ taj-jñā
yatra dharmo vidhīyate

Synonyms

sandhyā—transitional period before; sandhyā-aṁśayoḥ—and transitional period after; antah—within; yah—that which; kalah—duration of time; sata-sankhyayoh—hundreds of years; tam eva—that period; āhuḥ—they call; yugam—millennium; tat-jnah—the expert astronomers; yatra—wherein; dharmah—religion; vidhīyate—is performed.

Translation

The transitional periods before and after every millennium, which are a few hundred years as aforementioned, are known as yuga-sandhyās, or the conjunctions of two millenniums, according to the expert astronomers. In those periods all kinds of religious activities are performed.

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