- a thousand cycles of Maha Yugas.
Origin of kalpa
Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for kalpa
These seas are the three Kalpas; we now live in the white Kalpa.
He creates anew when he wakes on the morning of the next Kalpa.Indian Myth and Legend
Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Thus, Brahmanic cosmogony usually deals with a period of time called Kalpa.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
Kalpa, kal′pa, n. a day of Brahma, a period of 4320 million years.
The Gṛihya of Āpastamba forms two books (26–27) of his Kalpa Sūtra.A History of Sanskrit Literature
Arthur A. MacDonell
- (in Hindu cosmology) a period in which the universe experiences a cycle of creation and destruction
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