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kalpa

[ kuhl-puh ]
/ ˈkʌl pə /
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noun Hinduism.

a thousand cycles of Maha Yugas.

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Origin of kalpa

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1785–95
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kalpa
/ (ˈkælpə) /

noun

(in Hindu cosmology) a period in which the universe experiences a cycle of creation and destruction

Word Origin for kalpa

C18: Sanskrit
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