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According to Purāṇic cosmogony, the destruction of the world in a firestorm (kālāgni) at the end of a yuga, or a kalpa (‘day of Brahmā’). After a hundred years of Brahmā (a ‘life of Brahmā), there is a ‘great dissolution’, or mahāpralaya.

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