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pralaya

pralaya pralaya m. dissolution , reabsorption , destruction , annihilation ; death ; (esp.) the destruction of the whole world , at the end of a Kalpa (s.v.) ShadvBr. ChUp. Sam2k. MBh. Kav. &c. setting (of the stars) Subh. end ({saMjAta-nidrA-p-} mfn. having done sleeping Pancat.) cause of dissolution Bhag. Brih. fainting , loss of sense or consciousness Pratap. Sah. Susr. sleepiness Gal. N. of the syllable {om} , AtharvasUp. {-kAla} m. the time of universal dissolution MW. {-kevala} mfn. = {-layAkala} (q.v.) Sarvad. {-ghana} m. the cloud which causes the destruction of the world Hit. {-M-kara} mf({I})n. causing destruction or ruin Up. Kav. {-jaladhara-dhvAna} m. the rumbling or muttering of clouds at the dissolution of the world MW. {-tA} f. dissolution ({-tAM-gam} , to perish , be annihilated) Hariv. {-tva} n. id. ({-tvAya-klRp} = {-tAM-gam}) MBh. BhP. {-dahana} m. the fire causing the destruction of the world , Ratnav. Amar. [690,1] {-sthiti-sarga} m. pl. destruction , preservation and creation (of the world). Kum. {-layAkala} mfn. (an individual soul) to which {mala} and {karman} still adhere (with Saivas) Sarvad. {-layAnta-ga} mfn. perishing only at the destruction of the world (the sun) MarkP. {-layodaya} m. du. dissolution and creation Bhag. Sus3r. Kathas.
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