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 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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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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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 ...