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4.1 Kukudami and Revati goes to Lord Brahma
Vaiswat Manu had nine sons. One of them was Sharyaati. Sharyaati had a son named Aanarta and a daughter named Sukanya. She was married to sage Chyavana. King Aanarta had a son named Revata. King Revata had a hundred sons. This king Revata constructed a kingdom known as Kushasthali in the depth of ocean. Kakudami was the eldest son of King Revata. One day King Kakudami took his daughter, Revati to Lord Brahma's abode (Brahmalok). When Kakudami arrived there, Lord Brahma was engaged in hearing musical performances by Gandharvas and had not a moment to talk with him. Therefore Kakudami waited, and at the end of the musical performance he offered his obeisance to Lord Brahma and thus submitted his long standing desire. After hearing his words, Lord Brahma, who is most powerful, laughed loudly and said to Kakudami: "O King, all those whom you may have decided within the core of your heart to accept as your son-in-law have passed away in the course of time. Twenty seven catur yugas have already passed (1.1664xl08 Earthly years). Those upon whom you might have decided are now gone, and so are their sons, grandsons and other descendents. You can not hear about their names. "O King, leave here and offer your daughter to Lord Baladeva, who is still present. He is most powerful. Indeed, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose plenary portion is Lord Visnu. Your daughter is fit to be given to him in charity. Revati, his daughter was still young and beautiful." Revati was then wedded to Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. King Kakudami then went to the Meru Mountain to meditate [16, 17].
Somewhat along the same line is also a story in Japan ; only the names are changed.
A careful examination of the story just narrated reveals some commonality with the modern science. Both imply relativity of time. It is just like the twin paradox of the special relativity. In fact, 12 hours of Brahma is equivalent to 4.32 billion years on Earth. This sounds like time dilation. The second story runs as follows.