|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 12: The Topics of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam Summarized|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.12.44
kalau nṝṇām upaplavaḥ
catur-vidhaś ca pralaya
utpattis tri-vidhā tathā
yuga — of the different ages; lakṣaṇa — the characteristics; vṛttiḥ — and the corresponding activities; ca — also; kalau — in the present age of Kali; nṝṇām — of men; upaplavaḥ — the total disturbance; catuḥ-vidhaḥ — fourfold; ca — and; pralayaḥ — the process of annihilation; utpattiḥ — creation; tri-vidhā — of three kinds; tathā — and.
This work also describes people's characteristics and behavior in the different ages, the chaos men experience in the age of Kali, the four kinds of annihilation and the three kinds of creation.
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