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For Kaliyuga, Lord Shiva has appointed 12 great gurus each for 500 years. Which will keep repeating till the arrival of Satyuga.

  1. Therefore, henceforward twelve Great Souls shall uphold My Law upon Earth. Their noble names which are forever established among the Stars are: Duravasa, Dharmakunda, Satyapati, Mahakala, Adinatha (Vrishabhanatha), Ramanatha (the Buddha's Guru), Jaleshvara, Svacchanda, Shambhunatha, Guptanatha, Soma-Natha, and Siddhanatha. They are Rays of My Own Light. Shining from the Land of Glory they illumine the World. Verily, for five hundred years each they shall proclaim My Word in this World and beyond. Thus six thousand years shall pass; and when they have passed away, twelve more Masters shall descend into the World. When seventy- two such cycles (of 6,000 years each) have passed, I Myself shall return to Earth, but not before.

Source: Shiva Rahasya Purana Chapter 11

Current great Guru is Soma Nath but I am unable to get any information about him as this is 5112th year of Kaliyuga. Can anyone find something about him, any information from scriptures?


Note that:

  • These names might be the name of the post.
  • Among them ShambhunAth was the Guru of great Kashmiri Shaiva AchArya Abhinavgupta, whereas Ramnath was Ramputra, one of the Guru of Gautam Buddha.
  • "this is 5112th year of Kaliyuga" So you mean 888 years of kaliyuga has left?(asking for curiosity) – Rishabh Oct 24 '17 at 7:22
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    @Rishabh No, the traditional length of the Kali Yuga is 432,000 years; see my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/5253/36 What the quote is saying is that the 432,000 years of the Kali Yuga are divided into 72 periods of 6000 years each, and that during each 6000-year period 12 gurus are born. The Kali Yuga started in 3102 BC, so we would be living in the first 6000-year period. – Keshav Srinivasan Oct 24 '17 at 7:40
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    You have now started asking the so called Story Qs- What is the story of Somanatha? :D – Rickross Oct 24 '17 at 7:48
  • @Rickross Actually, I am curious to know who is that master. :) – Mr. Sigma. Oct 24 '17 at 8:22

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