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Antarakalpa (T. bar bskal, བར་བསྐལ་) or intermediary kalpa is an intermediary period of time between the beginning and end of a mahākalpa (great kalpa).

In the Sanskrit tradition, Antarakalpa (intermediary kalpa) can refer to:

  • one of the four phases of a mahākalpa, which are the kalpas of formation, duration, destruction, and voidness.
  • the twenty periods of time that compose each of these four periods, and each is subdivided into periods of increase and decrease (of the merit and life-span of beings living during that period).

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