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Re: question regarding "praLayam"

From: Praveena (may2192_at_mbox4.singnet.com.sg)
Date: Tue Nov 02 1999 - 00:30:43 PST

SrI:
Dear Shri Sampath Kumar
namO nArAyaNA.

SrI Sampath Kumar wrote ----------------------

My question is :

(1) According to Vedic cosmology "praLayam" happens in
one big bang? Or does it consist of a series of
natural disasters such as the ones we saw above in the
past few months? ............

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AdiyEn has read in the book "A dialogue on Hinduism"
by SrI V.N. Gopala Desikan that there are actually three
types of pralayas:

The first one is the continuing pralaya which we have everyday
=>  people dying, trees and plants withering, the animals dying.
This is called daily pralaya or continuing pralaya. adiyEn feels
that this also includes other natural calamities like what you have
mentioned.

The second type of pralaya occurs at the end of a kalpa namely
at the end of one day of Brahma. Here the first three lokas of the
seven namely, Bhuloka, Bhuvarloka and Suvarloka, get destroyed.

The third type of pralaya happens at the end of the life of Brahma.
This is when all beings chetanas and achetanas rest in the Lord in a
very subtle form.

Acharyan thiruvadigalE saranam
Praveena nAmni rAmAnuja dasi