Definition of "kalpa" []

  • One of the Brahmanic eons, a period of 4,320,000,000 years. At the end of each Kalpa the world is annihilated. (noun)
  • (in Hindu cosmology) a period in which the universe experiences a cycle of creation and destruction (noun)

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Use "kalpa" in a sentence
  • "According to the tradition, just below the heart center there is something called the kalpa vriksha or "wishing tree.""
  • "The real 'kalpa', which now stands in the garden of the god Indra in the first heaven, was one of the fourteen varieties found at the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons."
  • "The manuscript mentioned the name of the idol - "kalpa maha-ayusham rasayana vigraha" abbreviated in CIA files to "Kalpa Vigraha.""