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Kala or Time as God in the Vedas

Kala (Kaal or Kaala) is the Sanskrit word used to describe ‘time’. Kala is a deity in Vedas especially in the Atharva Veda and He is the creator. During the later period, Kala was associated with Lord Shiva and Yama, the Hindu god of death.

As per Atharva Veda, Kala is the first god and he created the heaven and earth.

Kala is also the time, which puts an end to a cycle of creation.

Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya and Vedanta schools of philosophy deal at length on the concept of time.

Due to ignorance many people have come to associate Kala as the destroyer of all things. There is nothing called destruction in Sanatana Dharma. There is only transformation.