In the Dharmic belief system, Pralaya is used in the context of natural cataclysms on the earthly plane that bring about the end of one Mahayuga and the beginning of next one. But is there a specific name for the Pralaya that brings about the end of the all creation(Shristi) that is equivalent of the Big Crunch? According to the puranas, What will be the event or events that triggers this final pralaya and who/what exists beyond the final pralaya? What are the timescales involved?


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