Maha-Pralya (i.e. the "great end" or "great destruction"), a term applied by the Hindus to the final consummation of all things, which they suppose will take place after a hundred years of Brahma have elapsed (each Brahmanic day, with its night, is reckoned as 8640 millions of our years). At the time referred to, all the gods, including Brahma, as well as all creatures, will be annihilated; Brahm, the eternal, self-existent Spirit, will alone remain. See Moor, Hindoo Pantheon; Thomas, Dict. of Biog. and Mythol. s.v.

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