Hindu Concept of the Beginning and End of the Universe

One of the main world religions, Hinduism, is the only one to adhere to the notion that the universe itself experiences an enormous if not endless, number of deaths and rebirths.

The Hindu Cycle of the Universe is Hinduism’s interpretation of the universe.

Only Hinduism has a conception of the cyclical nature of the universe. 

It implies that the universe experiences an endless cycle of rebirth and death.  According to Hindus, the Vedas transcend time and have neither a beginning nor an end.   Hindus have strong belief that the universe is projected in cycles.

“Hindu unit of time” describe in Hindu texts make reference to a range of time scales, from the regular earthly day and night to the day and night of Brahma, which is a few billion earth years long.

The universe created by Brahma is the conduit via which the divine manifests. Hindus, therefore, believe that everything in the universe might be a doorway to God. It is the only religion whose temporal scales coincide, if accidentally, with those of contemporary scientific cosmology.  Hindu Cosmology explains that its cycle ranges from our typical day and night, 24hrs on earth to Brahma’s day and night which is equal to 8.64 billion-years for human beings.  The age of the universe is bigger than the age of the Earth or the Sun and is approximately double the age as explained in The Big Bang theory. Still, there are much longer time scales to consider.

There is the profound and alluring idea that the universe is really the dream of the god, who melts into a dreamless sleep every one hundred Brahma years. along with him, the universe disintegrates. He restarts the dream—the vast cosmic lotus dream—after another Brahma century. He then gathers himself.

In Hinduism, the reality is God.

All of creation is considered divine by Hindus. Therefore, everything in nature is deserving of adoration. Visualizing God in plants, animals, rivers, mountains, rocks, and man-made items like pots, pans, pestles, and mortars causes no distress. 

Hinduism is a significant world religion, not just because of the estimated 700 million of its adherents, but also because of the great impact it has had on many other religions throughout the course of its long, uninterrupted history, which dates back to approximately 1500 BC. Hinduism differs from other major religions in that it didn’t have a clear founder or beginning; instead, it evolved through time in the Indian subcontinent based on Indian culture and economics, maybe as early as 5500 BCE(Gregorian calendar). The syncretism of Hinduism, the wide range of ideas and practices it embraces has been strongly influenced by the corresponding influence of these diverse religions on it. Hinduism also has the characteristics of a social and theological system that encompasses every area of human life due to its geographic rather than conceptual foundation (the fact that it encompasses everything that all Indians have believed and done).

Manifestation of God

Each God has numerous manifestations in India, where there are numerous gods. Hindus have given God’s nature a great deal of thought throughout history. Different philosophies have developed in this search for God from interpretations of texts like the Vedas, Upanishads, and Puranas observation and thought, as well as meditation and spiritual experiences.

God is in both masculine and feminine traits and forms. Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Shiva, the Destroyer are a few illustrations of various manifestations. Goddesses who take on female forms include Parvati, the Goddess of Strength, Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge, and Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Hindu worshippers might concentrate on a different characteristic or facet of the divine when they choose to worship one of these gods.


The cosmos has no origin and no end in the other universe, the oscillating one, a never-ending cycle of cosmic deaths and rebirths is happening right now. No information was leaking through the oscillation’s edges. Nothing from the galaxies, stars, planets, life forms, and civilizations that developed in the previous incarnation of the universe makes it beyond the Big Bang and through the point of transition into our universe.

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