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Cosmic Cycles, Cosmology, and Cosmography
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In the view of classical Hinduism this world is the domain of time, and time is viewed as a cyclical process. Society and the entire created universe are subject to a recurring sequence of creation and destruction that is endless. The picture painted by the Purāṇas, Dharmaśāstras, and astronomical treatises known as Siddhāntas (see astrology) is of …

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González-Reimann, Luis, “Cosmic Cycles, Cosmology, and Cosmography”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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