kalpa

noun kal·pa \ˈkəlpə\

Definition of kalpa

plural

-s

  1. :  a duration of time in Hinduism covering a complete cosmic cycle from the origination to the destruction of a world system — compare yuga

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Origin and Etymology of kalpa

Sanskrit


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