No, the world won't actually get destroyed at the end of the Kali Yuga. Rather, what's going to occur is that when the evil and decadence of the Kali Yuga reaches its zenith, Vishnu will have an incarnation (avatara) as Kalki the horse rider, to kill all the evil people and restore Dharma on earth, commencing a new Satya Yuga. Here is how the Srimad ...
The Yuga Time Period
Kritha Yuga 17,28,000 human years
Tretha Yuga 12,96,000 human years
Dwapara Yuga 8,64,000 human years
Kali Yuga 4,32,000 human years
(As on today we are approximately over 5000 years into Kali Yuga)
All the four yugas combined together is called a Maha Yuga. One Maha Yuga comprises of 43,20,000 years. 1000 maha yugas are equivalent to ...
We are currently in the age of Ascending Dwapara Yuga and not in Kali Yuga. This astonishing revelation was made by Sri Yukteswar Giri(Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda) in his book "The Holy Science" published in 1894.
According to Sri Yukteswar, ages work in full solar cycle of 24000 years. It contains 2 periods, ascending arc and descending arc of 12000 ...
First of all, let's go over the relevant timescales. (See my answers here and here for more details.). The four Yugas together make up one Mahayuga. 1000 Mahayugas make up one Kalpa, which is one day in the life of Brahma. After the Kalpa is over Brahma goes to sleep, and there's a Pralaya which destroys the three worlds, at the end of which Brahma wakes ...
Water comes from Samvartaka clouds. Samvartaka clouds are formed by Samvartaka fire which burns everything and evaporates all water in 3 worlds including some nether regions.
The process of Naimittika Pralaya is mentioned in detail in Chapter 45, Uttarabhaga of Kurma Purana and Chapter 3, Book 6 of Vishnu Purana. Both chapters mention same details with only ...
It actually depends on what do you mean by "Universe". We should note that after day of Brahma, three worlds are merged into Supreme Brahman and after life span of Brahma, whole Brahmanda will be dissolved into Supreme Brahman.
From Srimadbhagavatam Skanda 12 Adhyay 4,
श्री-शुक उवाच कालस् ते परमाण्व्आदिर् द्विपरार्धावधिर् नृप कथितो
युगमानं च शृणु ...
Definition - Pushkaravarta — (from Pushkara, i.e. water, and vrita, to have place in, i.e., a watery cloud) a name for the flood clouds of the world-destroying deluge.
Vayu Purana Chapter 51 Verse -37 - Tells us that they are class of clouds said to cause death or famine. And are generated from peak of the mountains.
एते योजनमात्राच्च सार्धार्धान्नि...
The Vedas mention Sun or Lord Surya as the inner soul of everything. So, needless to say there is no question of that eternal Sun (mentioned in Vedas) ever dying.
Surya AtmA jagatah tasthushah cha.
The Sun is the soul of all that is dynamic and static.
Atharva Veda Samhita, KAnda 13, Sukta 2, Mantra 35.
There are 4 types of Pralaya:
Nitya - people born and die everyday
Naimittika - after 1 kalpa (daytime) of Brahma (1000 chatur-yugas), 3 worlds, including earth are destroyed (whether 'destroyed' means complete destruction, or just submerged in water, not sure)
Prakrita - after 1 lifetime of Brahma, entire 14 worlds dissolved into Prakriti (other Andas ...
First, science does not say that atoms, matter, is indestructible. There wouldn't be any atomic bombs if it were.
There is a general answer and a detailed answer as to what does scripture say. Krishna says in Gita Chapter 8, verses 18 and 19 (Swami Gambhirananda translator):
What happens during the day and night of Prajapati is being stated:
This is a very interesting question for me, since I never thought about moksha in this direction.
Types of moksha
The way I understand moksha, or liberation from the cycle of death, is that one transcends the material creation and moves or returns (based on how you understand things) to the spiritual world. Further, there are multiple forms of moksha, with 5 ...
There's for sure death and decay at the end of Kaliyuga- which is full of faults, passions, miseries and confusions. This Tamoguna, Rajas once vanished, Sattva gunas can attain peaks giving rise to beings bounded by righteousness- Satyuga begins with the end of the Kali age.
At pralayakaal, Rudra performs samhar tandava along with Mahakaali.