noun Hinduism.

a thousand cycles of Maha Yugas.

Origin of kalpa

Borrowed into English from Sanskrit around 1785–95
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(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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