gotrÄá¹i ca na Åá¹á¹mahe
kÄlo 'bhiyÄtas tri-á¹ava-
tat - there; putra - of the sons; pautra - of the grandsons; naptá¹á¹Äm - and of the descendants; gotrÄá¹i - the family dynasties; ca - also; na - not; Åá¹á¹mahe - we do hear of; kÄlaá¸¥ - time; abhiyÄtaá¸¥ - have passed; tri - three; nava - nine; catur-yuga - four yugas (Satya, TretÄ, DvÄpara and Kali); vikalpitaá¸¥ - thus measured.
During Lord BrahmÄâs day, fourteen Manus or one thousand mahÄ-yugas pass away. BrahmÄ informed King KakudmÄ« that twenty-seven mahÄ-yugas, each consisting of the four periods Satya, TretÄ, DvÄpara and Kali, had already passed. All the kings and other great personalities born in those yugas had now departed from memory into obscurity. This is the way of time as it moves through past, present and future.