Questions tagged [pralaya]

Pralaya, or laya, (Sanskrit, "dissolution") is a term in Hindu comprehension that conveys all appearance is subject dissolution, but not to destruction, because dissolution leads to recreation.

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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

I heard that at the end of the Kali Yuga, the world will be destroyed. What does this mean? Will the Earth be destroyed or will the entire Universe be destroyed? Can someone throw light on this?
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What is the story of Pushkaravarta clouds that cause Pralaya?

I came across this term while reading the Meghdootam by Kalidas. Pushkaravarta is the name of the flood clouds of the world-destroying deluge. This commentary on the book states: Indra is the king ...
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From where does the water come at the end of Kalpa?

After the day of Brahma gets over, Pralaya commences. Srimad Bhagavatam describes it in this way: At the end of the day, under the insignificant portion of the mode of darkness, the powerful ...
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What Lokas and Andas are destroyed during Naimittika and Prakrita Pralayas?

During Naimittika Pralaya, after 1 kalpa when Brahma sleeps, I've read that 3 worlds (Bhu, Bhuvah, Suvah) are destroyed while higher lokas exist. What about 7 lower lokas (Atala - Patala)? Do only 3 ...
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Will Lord Surya Die?

If the Sun loses fuel, does that correspond to Surya the Sun god getting old? If the Sun burns out, does that correspond to Surya dying? What does Hindu scripture have to say on the subject of Surya ...
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What happens to the soul that attains Moksha during the pralaya?

From what I understand, and by using a mathematical metaphor, everything manifests like: 0, 1, and n. Krishna, thus, exists in unmanifest form, but manifests as Balarama (Sankarsana), Who then ...
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When does universe merge back into the Supreme Brahman?

From my understanding there are multiple universes which are created and destroyed continuously. Every universe arises from within the Supreme Brahman. Within each of these universes we have Gods like ...
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Origin of the concepts of chatur-yugas and pralaya?

It was suggested during a discussion in facebook that the apocalyptic prophecies in Bhagavata Purana and Bhavishya Purana was a result of Christian influence brought into India during the time of ...
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How many Manus have been there?

Before coming to this site, I only knew of one King Manu who was chosen by Lord Vishnu's Matsya avatar to save some of the different type of species to start the life again after the Pralaya. But ...
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How do devtas die and are replaced in every Manvantara if they have amrit

Amrita or Amurta is the divine potion for eternal life which is given to Devas. So if the Amruta gives eternal life to the Devtas or Devas in Swargaloka how is Swargaloka annihilated during end of ...
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Which Pralaya is the final destruction of the Universe(big crunch)? [duplicate]

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 ...