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sarga


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The first of the five ‘distinguishing marks’ (pañcalakṣaṇa) which are supposed to represent the contents of a Purāṇa. According to traditional cosmogony, sarga is the ‘creation’ that takes place at the beginning of each mahākalpa (or ‘life of Brahmā’), as opposed to the secondary ‘creation’ (pratisarga) which takes place at the beginning of each ‘day of Brahmā’.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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