a period of cosmic inactivity, lasting 4.32 billion years (noun)
Examples of word pralaya
-- and therefore in a kind of pralaya; -- at the right moment, to push its development, almost suddenly, along a new line, not parallel to the Atlantean, but _sui generis, _ and to be Aryan
Accordingly, in many traditions, the process of yoga is considered to be the individual enactment of the process of cosmic dissolution pralaya that occurs at the end of every cosmic age.
Lokanamabhave is explained by Nilakantha as pralaya-kale.
We see the same thing in any decadent people; by which I mean, any people at the end of one of its manvantaras, and on the verge of a pralaya.
In the seventh and eighth centuries, when continental Europe was in the dead vast and middle of pralaya, Chinese poetry, under Tang Hsuan-tsong and his great predecessors, was in its Golden Age -- a Golden Age comparable to that of Pericles in Athens.