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What does the expression “kalpa bheda” mean?

I see this expression a lot to explain seeming contradictions in puranas. kalpa-bheda could mean difference between kalpas - does that mean all puranic stories happen repeatedly from one kalpa to the ...
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Does kalpa bheda explanation for reconciling different narrative in puranas have scriptural basis?

Some sects use kalpa bheda or manvantara bheda to explain contradictions in the events narrated differently in different puranas and when there exists no way to reconcile them. Does such explanation ...
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Is the Svetavaraha Kalpa and the Padma Kalpa the same?

According to Wikipedia, the previous kalpa was known as the Padma kalpa: Currently, 50 years of Brahma have elapsed. The last Kalpa at the end of 50th year is called Padma Kalpa. We are currently ...
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Are there any Puranas that corresponds to a Kalpa where Brahma creates Vishnu?

According to the thirteenth chapter of the Vayavivasamhita of the Shiva Purana, Brahma has created Vishnu and Rudra in certain Kalpas: Vayu said, I shall narrate how Rudra was born and how Brahma ...
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Why do we not consider Brahma's night as a kalpa?

Why do we consider only the day of Brahma as a kalpa? 1 kalpa = One day of Brahma 2 kalpa = One day + Night of Brahma Accordingly, "2 kalpa = One day + Night of Brahma" we are in the 101st ...
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What Guna is our current Kalpa, the Sveta Varaha Kalpa?

It is said in the Matysa Purana, that Brahma composes Puranas in accordance with the predominant Guna of that particular day of Brahma (Kalpa): ‘There are four categories — the mixed, the sattvik, ...
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When was the Sarasvata Kalpa?

According to the Matysa Purana, the events of the Srimad Bhagavatam took place during the Sarasvata Kalpa. When was the Sarasvata Kalpa? Currently, we're in the Sveta Varaha Kalpa. And who is it ...
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Why does the Bhagavata Purana say the first Pararddha is already over when it is narrating the events of the Padma Kalpa?

Note: This is a follow-up of this question. According to the Vishnu Purana, the Padma Kalpa terminates with the end of one Pararddha or the first half of Brahma's life and the commencement of ...
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How many Kalpas are there in total? [duplicate]

How many Kalpas are there in total and do they occur again in cycle form?
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Are there any more details about previous Kalpas in scriptures?

Reading about Kalpa on this site, my understanding is: Current Brahma completed 50 years Currently Brahma is in 51st year and on first day of the 51st year Each of Brahma's day includes one Kalpa (...
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What is the chronological order of different KALPA?

We have Puranas incidents happening from different Kalpas of Brahma. Do we have order of it?
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Does Kalpa coincide with age of Sun?

While searching for relation between the life span of Sun and present Shri Bramha Day, I came across a very interesting fact by calculations. The age of our Sun is nearly equal to Shri Bramha's day i....
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How many years have passed since the start of the current kalpa?

The name of current kalpa is Swetha Varaha Kalpa. How many years has been completed till now from the starting point of the Swetha Varaha Kalpa?
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Reconciling the Kalpa Bheda between Devi Sati and Devi Parvati taking basis from the Puranas, including Srimad Bhagavata Purana

According to the Skanda Purana, Dēvī Sati was born in the previous Kalpa (Pitri Kalpa) before the present Śvetavārāha Kalpa and after self-immolation was reborn as Goddess Pārvatī near the end of the ...
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How many kaliyugas completed till now and every kaliyuga kalki will come?

Since Brahma age is completed 50 and 51 is running which means one day brahma is equal to one kalpa and one kalpa equal to 14 manvantaras and one manvantara equals to 71 mahayugas and each mahayuga ...
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Why are Puranas silent on events taking place in previous Kalyugs or events of 8th Manvantara from previous Kalpas?

As seen in questions and answers here, here and here, Puranas attribute the differences in their contents to different Kalpas. However if that is indeed the case, why don't we ever read about events ...
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Is the EXACT same creation repeated in every Kalpa? [duplicate]

It is said that Brahma creates the world from his past impression. Does that mean everything is repeated again? Will I be asking his same question again in the next Kalpa?