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cosmogony
how the world started
cosmology
the structure of the world
lokas
heavens
patalas
underworld
yugas
age of the world and there are four of them: karta yuga: golden age; kaliyuga: the worst age and it’s where we live.
manvantaras
Manvantaras: 1/14 kalpa
the period between two manus Specifically, a manvantara refers to a period of manifestation, as opposed to a Pralaya or period of dissolution and rest.
kalpas
brahma  creation/destruction unit 1000 groups yugas; 14 manvantaras; a day of brahma:
Period of 1 kalpa = 4.32 billion
vishnu
Duration. ultimately supercedes Brahma’s position as the important god.
1) protector of dharma 2) the most important of all the trimurti 3) had 10 avataras: matsya, kurma, varaha, narasimha, vamana, parasurama, rama, krsna, Buddha, kalkin
siva
destroys the world 2) ends the world with cosmic dance 3) husband of parvati 4) father of karttikeya
brahma
creator; he’s the masculine form of Brahman and takes Prajapti’s role as the main creator god.
100-year cycles; Brahma wakes up and then goes to sleep at night. Each day of brahma is 4.32 billion years; he goes back to sleep and then a new day begins later. He dies after 100 years (of his days) and then is reborn from Vishnu’s navel
1. once was prajapati; 2) one of the trimurti 3) attributed to creation 4) lessened in importance.