Pravrittikala, Pravṛttikāla: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Pravṛttikāla can be transliterated into English as Pravrttikala or Pravrittikala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pravṛttikāla (प्रवृत्तिकाल).—At the time of creation men full of rajas attain the bhūtas and indriyas through the favour of gods; by the meditation of the Lord the three guṇas get their respective guṇas defined; all of common dharmas attain vikāra for creation; happiness and misery, dharma and adharma, truth and untruth reach each according to his inclination; separation of guṇas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 103. 25-33.
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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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