Some says after end of kalpa everything vanishes and Brahma goes to sleep for one kalpa. During his sleep, there is no existence of life left. And after one kalpa, Brahma wakes up and creates everything from beginning. So life started again by Brahma after his sleep. I also believes the same.
I know that Dhruv got boon from Lord Vishnu that he will be safe from mahaa pralaya at the end of kalpa but what about others? There are few examples I know who reached to the next kalpa well and fine. Here are few examples..
- Tarakasura: He was present at time of Sati. And when on next kalpa Pravati was born, he was present that time also. He died when Parvati's son Kartikeya killed him. So he live for more than one kalpa.
- Ganga: She was also present since Sati's time and till now she is well and fine. She was one more survivor.
- Prajapati (Sati's father): He was also one more person who also reached to the next kalpa with his wife.
- Narada: Who was present in every story, no matter the story is of which kalpa.
And there are many more examples can be found. Apart from those examples which are mentioned in any Purana, there must be many more which are unheard/unwritten.
Point to notice in above examples
In above examples, it is not like that those were created again by Brahma after his sleep. For examples: Ganga, Prajapati, Tarakasura etc are those who knew about previous kalpa's incidents because they were present that time. So they all reached to next kalpa without loosing their memories. Same as we reach in next year and remembers all about what we did, think and experienced in past year. So they were not created again.
Here is my question
If Brahma goes to sleep after one kalpa then how they all (above mentioned examples) lived without Brahma for one kalpa. Or may be all creation also goes in deep sleep with Brahma. Just like Brahma pressed pause button to stop a movie And when Brahma wakes up then he just resume movie instead of starting from begining. Because Sati's story (with all characters ex. Tadkasura, Prajapati, Ganga etc.) continued in next Kalpa. It's not like that Sati again commit suicide but instead Parvati born in next Kalpa and Tadkasura changed his target from Sati to Parvati in next kalpa.
So what's the real truth about kalpantara? Also on what reasons a person can survive to the next kalpa with all his/her experience of previous kalpa?