Kalp
See also
Brahmaa
Manvantar
Time
Names of Kalp
(1) Kalp is the
one of the six parts of Ved. It gives one the full knowledge of Karm, the
procedures for the performance of religious ceremonies. They are like Yagya,
Sanskaar etc. There are five Kalp  Nakshatra Kalp, Ved Kalp, Sanhitaa Kalp,
Aangiras Kalp, and Shaanti Kalp.
(2) Kalp Vriksh
(3) A word in Sanskrit meaning "practicable, feasible, possible"
and also "proper, fit, able" from the root Kalp "to be well
ordered or regulated".
(4) Eon. or Epoch. According to Aangiras, p 101, a Kalp is Brahmaa's one
day covering 4,320,000 years.
(5) According to Bhaagvat Puraan,
1,000 4Yug or one Mahaa Yug period makes up one Kalp. Every Kalp has 14
Manvantar in it. This is Brahmaa's day only, his night is also of the same time.
Thus his one day and night is equal to two Kalp. Such 360 days (720 Kalp) make
up his one year and his full age is of 100 years. His half age, 50 years, is
called one Paraardh. Presently, one Paraardh has passed and the 28th Manvantar
of the first Kalp of his second Paraardh of Brahmaa's age is continuing. In the
beginning of the Kalp, this Creation is created and in the end of the Kalp it
is destroyed. Then in the next Kalp Brahmaa will sleep and again in the next
Kalp this Creation will be started. Thus Brahmaa creates this Creation in the
morning and destroys at the end of his day. Then he rests for the same period
and the strts his Creation again next morning  next Kalp.
There are 4 Yug  Sat,
Tretaa, Dwaapar, and Kali. They are in the proportion of 4:3:2:1 thousands
Divineyears:
Sat ........... 4,000 Divineyears + 800 years of Sandhyaa and Sandhyaansh)
Tretaa ..... 3,000 Divineyears + 600 years of Sandhyaa and Sandhyaansh)
Dwaapar .. 2,000 Divineyears + 400 years of Sandhyaa and Sandhyaansh)
Kali ........... 1,000 Divineyears + 200 years of Sandhyaa and Sandhyaansh)
In whatever Yug whatever thousand years are, its double the years in hundreds
are in its Sandhyaa and Sandhyaansh. The beginning of Yug is Sandhyaa and the end
of the Yug is Sandhyaansh. So their duration is in hundred years and in between
them is the Yug. Thus their total time period is:
Sat ............ 4,800 Divineyears x 360* = 1,728,000 Humanyears
Tretaa ...... 3,600 Divineyears x 360 = 1,296,000 Humanyears
Dwaapar .. 2,400 Divineyears x 360 = 864,000 Humanyears
Kali ............ 1,200 Divineyears x 360 = 432,000 Humanyears

4Yug = 12,000 Divineyears x 360 = 4,320,000 Humanyears
* because 1 Humanyear = 1 Divineday, that is why Divine year is multiplied
by number of days in Human Year
360 Divinedays = 1 Divineyear
therefore 360 Humanyears = 1 Divineyear
therefore 4,320,000 Humanyears x 1,000 4Yug period
= 4,320 million Humanyears = Brahmaa's day and
4,320 million Humanyears = Brahmaa's night
Thus 8,640,000,000 Humanyears = Brahmaa's one day+night
Thus 8,640,000,000 x 360 Divinedays = Brahmaa's one year
And since Brahmaa's age is 100 Divineyears
4Yug = 4,320,000 Humanyears
1 Kalp = 4,320,000,000 Humanyears
2 Kalp = 8,640,000,000 Humanyears = Brahmaa's one day and night
So Brahmaa's age = 8,640,000,000 x 360 days x 100 years =
311,040 billion Humanyears
OR 72,000 Kalp OR 100 Divineyears
OR 36,000 Divinedays
And beyond TriLok 
from Mahar Lok, to Tapah Lok, to Brahm Lok 1,000 Human 4Yug period is one day
and the same period of time, 1,000 Human 4Yug, is one night in which Brahmaa
Jee sleeps.
When Brahmaa Jee's night ends, then our Kalp starts on Prithvi, and it ends when
Brahmaa Jee's day ends.
(1) Names of Kalp
Various scriptures give Various numbers
of Kalp and various names for them.
(1) Matsya Puraan List No 1 gives 30 names of Kalp  290.312
(2) I have also collected some names while reading scriptures, those are given in List 2.
(3) Vaayu Puraan (Ch 21) gives 28 different names of Kalp than Matsya Puraan Plus 5 more
Kalp in its Ch 22.
(4) List 4 gives the names of Kalp from Ling Puraan.
(1) Names of 30 Kalp from Matsya Puraan
Names of Kalp (10) 
Names of Kalp (10) 
Names of Kalp (10) 
(1) Shwet Kalp 
(11) Tamah Kalp 
(21) Tatpumaan Kalp 
(2) Neel Lohit Kalp 
(12) Saaraswat Kalp 
(22) Vaikunth Kalp 
(3) Vaamdev Kalp 
(13) Udaan Kalp 
(23) Lakshmee Kalp 
(4) Rathantar Kalp 
(14) Garud Kalp 
(24) Saavitree Kalp 
(5) Rarav Kalp 
(15) Koorm Kalp 
(25) Aghor Kalp 
(6) Dev Kalp 
(16) Nrasinh Kalp 
(26) Varaah Kalp 
(7) Brihat Kalp 
(17) Samaan Kalp 
(27) Vairaaj Kalp 
(8) Kandarp Kalp 
(18) Aagneya Kalp 
(28) Gauree Kalp 
(9) Sadya Kalp 
(19) Som Kalp 
(29) Maheshwar Kalp 
(10) Eeshaan Kalp 
(20) Maanav Kalp 
(30) Pitra Kalp 
(2) Some More Names of Kalp From Various Other Scriptures
The following 20 names, collected just randomly by me while reading various
scriptures, are found at various places in scriptures. They are given here
alphabetically in the absence of the information of their sequential order.
Names of Kalp (7) 
Names of Kalp (7) 
Names of Kalp (6) 
(1) Aghor Kalp 
(8) Koorm Kalp, 
(15) Saaraswat Kalp 
Dialog of Sanat Kumaar and Naarad in
Naarad Puraan, p 481  they are talking about 25 Kalp before this Kalp. It means that
at least 25 Kalp had passed before this Kalp. 
(2) Agni Kalp, 
(9) Lakshmee Kalp, 
(16) Shwet Varaah Kalp 
the present Kalp 
(3) Bhavishya Kalp, 
(10) Maanav Kalp, 
(17) Shraaddh Kalp 
(4) Braahm Kalp 
The very first day of Brahmaa when he himself
was created (by Bhagavaan Vishnu). Pandit call him Shabd Brahm. 
(11) Paadm Kalp 
Last Kalp of 1st Paraardh of Brahmaa 
(18) Taarkshya Kalp 
Vishnu told this Puraan in this Kalp.
(Agni Puraan, 550) 
(5) Brihat Kalp 
Naarad Puraan is based on this Kalp.
(Naarad Puraan, p 508) 
(12) Pret Kalp 
(19) Tatpurush Kalp 
Skand Puraan is based on this Kalp. (Agni Puraan, 549) 
(6) Dhaum Kalp 
Vaaman Puraan is based on this Kalp. (Agni Puraan, 549) 
(13) Puraa Kalp, 
(20) Varaah Kalp 
1st Kalp of the 2nd Paraardh  Varaah Avataar 
Description of its Vaivaswat Manvanter is given in
(Bhavishya Puraan, 3/Index)
Vishnu Puraan is based on this Kalp. (Agni Puraan, 549) 
(7) Eeshaan Kalp, 
(14) Rathantar Kalp 
Brahm Vaivart Puraan is based on this
Kalp. (Agni Puraan, 549). It begins on Aashaadh Chaturthee (Naarad Puraan, p 535). 

(3) 34 Names of Kalp From Vaayu Puraan
The following list is copied from this site 
http://texts.00.gs/kalpas.htm
Note: From No 1116, 6 names are not
on the list but are given below that list in a note found on another site
http://www.dharmakshetra.com/literature/puranas/Vayu%20Purana.htm
Names of Kalp (11) 
Names of Kalp (11) 
Names of Kalp (11) 
(1) Bhava Kalp 
(12) Oushik Kalp 
(23) Chintak Kalp 
(2) Bhuva Kalp 
(13) Kushik Kalp 
(24) Aakooti Kalp 
(3) Tapas Kalp 
(14) Gandharv Kalp 
(25) Vigyaati Kalp 
(4) Bhava Kalp 
(15) Rishabh Kalp 
(26) Man Kalp 
(5) Rambhaa Kalp 
(16) Shadaj Kalp 
(27) Bhav Kalp 
(6) Ritu Kalp 
(17) Maarjaaleeya Kalp 
(28) Brihat Kalp 
(7) Kratu Kalp 
(18) Madhyam Kalp 
(29) Shwet Lohit Kalp 
(8) Vahni Kalp 
(19) Vairaaj Kalp 
The great Vairaaj Manu was born in this Kalp and his son was the great sage Dadheechi. 
(30) Rakt Kalp 
(9) Havyavaahan Kalp 
(20) Nishaad Kalp 
The race of Nishaad (hunters) were created during this period. 
(31) Peetvaas Kalp 
(10) Saavitra Kalp 
(21) Pancham Kalp 
(32) Seetaa Kalp 
(11) Bhuvah Kalp 
(22) Meghavaahan Kalp 
The word Megh means cloud and Vaahan means to bear. In this Kalp, Vishnu
adopted the form of a cloud and bore Shiv on His back. It is thus that the Kalp received its name. 
(33) Krishn Kalp 


(34) Vishwaroop Kalp 
(4) Names of 29 Kalp from Ling Puraan  1:4:4549
The following list is copied from this site 
http://texts.00.gs/kalpas.htm
Names of Kalp (10) 
Names of Kalp (10) 
Names of Kalp (9) 
(1) Bhava Kalp 
(11) Shuddh Kalp 
(21) Gyaan Kalp 
(2) Udbhava Kalp 
(12) Majjaaleeya Kalp 
(22) Manas Kalp 
(3) Tapas Kalp 
(13) Madhyam Kalp 
(23) Sudarsh Kalp 
(4) Bhavya Kalp 
(14) Vairaaj Kalp 
(24) Braahm Kalp 
(5) Rambhaa Kalp 
(15) Nishaad Kalp 
(25) Shwet Lohit Kalp 
(6) Ritu Kalp 
(16) Mukhya Kalp 
(26) Rakt Kalp 
(7) Kratu Kalp 
(17) Meghvaahan Kalp 
(27) Peetvaas Kalp 
(8) Vahni Kalp 
(18) Pancham Kalp 
(28) ASit Kalp 
(9) Havyavaah Kalp 
(19) Chitrak Kalp 
(29) SarvRoopak Kalp 
(10) Saavitra Kalp 
(20) Aakriti Kalp 
