1. the passing of time on a vast, cosmological scale.
2. the period of time between the creation and dissolution/recreation of the universe.
A Kalpa is a very long period of time. In Buddhist and Hindu traditions a Kalpa (aeon) is the time taken between the creation and recreation of a world or universe.
A great Kalpa is the period of time when the universe passes through 4 periods: formation, duration, destruction and voidness. The 4 planets in this design represent these four stages.
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