Satya Yuga is the first of the four world ages, or yugas, in Hinduism's system of cyclical time. According to Hindu belief, the world goes through repeated cycles of creation and destruction, and each cycle is divided into four ages, each with its own characteristic features. The Satya Yuga is considered the golden age, a time of great peace, prosperity, and spirituality. During this time, people are said to live in harmony with each other and with nature, and to possess a high level of morality, ethics, and spirituality. The god Brahma is said to have presided over the Satya Yuga, and humanity is said to have been close to the divine, experiencing a state of constant bliss and knowledge. The Satya Yuga is considered the ideal time, a period of perfect balance and enlightenment, and a time to strive towards in one's own spiritual journey. The other three yugas, in order, are the Treta Yuga, the Dwapara Yuga, and the Kali Yuga.