Brahmakalpa, aka: Brāhmakalpa, Brahman-kalpa; 2 Definition(s)

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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1) Brahmakalpa (ब्रह्मकल्प).—The period when Brahmā was born.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa II. 8. 28; 10. 46; III. 11. 34.

2) Brāhmakalpa (ब्राह्मकल्प).—When Brahmā was known as Śabdabrahman.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 11. 34.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Brahmakalpa (ब्रह्मकल्प).—an age of Brahman.

Derivable forms: brahmakalpaḥ (ब्रह्मकल्पः).

Brahmakalpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and kalpa (कल्प).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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