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In Theosophy, a period of manifestation which is in contrast to a pralaya, a period of dissolution and rest. The term applies to various cycles, especially to a Day of Brahma (4,320,000 solar years), and the reign of one Manu (308,448,000 years). A.G.H.
Wedeck, Harry E. and Wade Baskin, Dictionary of Spiritualism,
New York: Philosophical Library, 1971, p. 219