It is known from SB that Kali Purusa has come as soon as lord krishna departed the earth. As soon as he came he was beating the holy cow. After he was defeated by maharaja parikshit he begged for his presence in some places where there wealth, gambling, intoxication etc. But where did he come from suddenly?

why couldn't he affect the people of other ages ?

How could he influence the minds of the people in this complete yuga?

Why there is interference of Gods in the affairs of humans directly in this yuga?

It is also said that all the demi-gods left the earth before the beginning of kali yuga else they lose their powers.

How kali can be so powerful?

He cannot be unknown as he is one of the creation of the supreme. At the end of this yuga he will be eliminated by the supreme himself.

Why this creation and elimination of kali?

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    hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/6699/3500 . This answer explains how he was born. According to Hinduism, both good and evil was created by Brahman and he doesn't recognize good or bad but everything goes according to karma. hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/6796/3500 This explains it. I was partially satisfied with those philosophical answers. Even i asked related question . you can see here hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/8262/…?
    – The Destroyer
    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:19
  • hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/8029/…? You can see comment section of this question
    – The Destroyer
    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:22
  • Kali what I know to my best knowledge is son of lord Bramha and why this creation and destruction? you cannot ask this question regarding kali purusha because you are also part of same cycles.
    – Yogi
    Sep 27, 2015 at 11:51
  • He didn't come all of the sudden.He was present in previous kaliyuga. In 19th kaliyuga of Vaivastha manu (current Manu) Parushurama killed all evil kshatriyas on this earth. Currently we are in 28th kaliyuga. According to wiki page, unlike other demons kali cannot be killed and he escapes to kaliyuga of next chaturyuga.
    – The Destroyer
    Sep 27, 2015 at 14:18
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    @iammilind It's not a cooked up theory, it's stated in the Vishnu Purana. In any case, Yukteswar doesn't even believe in the existence of Manvantaras and Kalpas. His views are flatly contradicted by Hindu scripture. Sep 27, 2015 at 15:22

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I was hearing the discourse on Bhagwat purana by Sri Chaganti VR (in telugu) and what I came to know is that after the great war of Mahabharata, the only heir left of Pandavas was Parikshit ( Abhimanyu's son), apart from Pandavas' themselves. After ruling for sometime, Pandavas make Parikshit the king and leave the kingdom. After some time, Pandavas leave their mortal bodies and also does Lord Shri Krishna. King Parikshit is very righteous and becomes a great king who adheres to DHARMA all the time. This is towards the end of Dwapara yuga and the beginning of the Kali yuga. Kali cannot exist where there is dharma and a king like Parikshit who is a dharmatma. Arrival of Kali yuga marks the beginning of the kali yuga. Kali purusha existed before too but because of the dharma, he could not set his foot on the earth. Please note that this is only my understanding of the events.


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