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Deluge means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
India history and geographySource: archive.org: Rajatarangini (Ranjit Sitaram Pandit) (history)
Deluge (pralaya) refers to the process of dissolution [at the end of the kalpa] to which Kalhana alludes to.—M. Grousset says : “Perhaps the old Indian tradition of the kalpa does indeed correspond to the hidden nature of things. Periodically, humanity, after an infinite number of gropings, creates itself, realizes the purposes of its existence in one brief and rare moment of success, then destroys itself, loses itself once more, in an all-too-slow process of dissolution”.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Full-text (+85): Jalaplavana, Bhutasamplava, Ekarnava, Plavana, Jalapralaya, Panajanjala, Mahapralaya, Mandara, Laya, Jamgalambari, Puramgol, Navaprabhramshana, Prapura, Samsupti, Mahapura, Avadhanda, Antarakshaya, Naimittikapralaya, Manvantara, Saptasapti.
Search found 68 books and stories containing Deluge; (plurals include: Deluges). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Puranic encyclopaedia (by Vettam Mani)
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 24 - The Fish Incarnation of Lord Viṣṇu < [Book 8 - Eighth Skandha]
Chapter 9 - The Lord Exhibits His Māyā < [Book 12 - Twelfth Skandha]
Chapter 8 - Queries regarding the relation between the body, Soul and God, etc. < [Book 2 - Second Skandha]
From under the Dust of Ages (by William St. Chad Boscawen)
The Chaldean account of Genesis (by George Smith)
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter LX - The network of worlds (continued) < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter LVIII - The song of kacha < [Book IV - Sthiti prakarana (sthiti prakarana)]
Chapter CXL - Workings of imagination < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Babylonian Religion and Mythology (by Leonard William King)