Questions tagged [kali-yuga]

kali yuga (Sanskrit: कलियुग, "age of Kali"; "age of vice") — is one of the four stages of development that the world goes through as part of the cycle of Yugas, the others being satya-yuga, treta-yuga and dwapara-yuga.

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What scriptures describe laxer rules for accepting shishyas in the Kali Yuga?

The Sampradaya Parishuddhi is a work by the 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan defending the flawless nature of the Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam. He discusses many incidents in Sri ...
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How can a brahmin attain powers in Kaliyuga similar to the Trikala Gnana brahmarshi's or Saptharishi's in other yugas?

How can a brahmin attain powers in Kaliyuga similar to the power of Trikala Gnana brahmarshi's or Saptharishi's in other yugas? Examples: Vasishta, Agasthya, Atri, Gautama, Kashyapa, Bharadvaja, ...
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Where all gods left? [duplicate]

As per my knowledge, at the start of Kaliyuga all gods left from earth and no one knows where they went. Till Kaliyuga they were staying on earth so where they all went and how/when will they come ...
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In which purana is vamana's boon that bali would be indra in next manvantara is mentioned

In which purana is vamanas's boon that bali would be indra in next manvantara is mentioned? Savarni=White? I've realised that vamanas's boon has been turned true, describes America's (Bali's patala) ...
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What is the story of Kali the demon?

There is a demon names Kali on whose name Kaliyuga is there. In which of the puranas his story is given? What is the story of the demon Kali?
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Why is Dhoomaavatii not to be worshipped in Kali yuga?

Dhoomaavatii is one of the Dasha Mahaa Vidyaas. Extreme warning has been given not to worship her in Kali Yuga. Na Prakashyam Na Prakashyam Na Prakashyam kalau yuge is what the line before the ...
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Is there any avatar supposed to be born between the death of Krishna and the birth of Kalki?

I am curious if an avatar between the death of Krishna and the birth of Kalki is supposed to be born no matter of what god we are talking, no matter if its an incarnation of Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, ...
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Is there any scriptural injuctions that says leaving 'Agni-seva' is a sin in kaliyuga?

Agni-seva was treated as a noble virtue in the Vedic ages. Is there any scriptural injuctions that says leaving 'Agni-seva' is a sin in kaliyuga?
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King Parikshit & Kali Yuga

Why did Kali yuga need King Parikshit's permission to enter King Parikshit's kingdom? Who authorised and empowered King Parikshit to control Kali yuga?
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What is the “Golden Age” of 10,000 years in Kaliyuga?

What is the Golden Age of 10,000 years in Kali Yuga as per Brahma-vaivarta Purana's description? What does it mean? When does it start and what will happen during this period?
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Since Kaliyuga itself feels like hell (naraka), do souls still go to hell after death?

Are swarga and naraka any different in Kali Yuga? I mean quality of life itself will deteriorate so much in Kali Yuga that it will seem like hell on Earth so will there be another hell after death to ...
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Can complete pure souls exist in Kali Yuga?

According to the scriptures, is there any mention of whether complete pure souls can exist in Kali Yuga?
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Who would be the survivors after end of Kali Yuga?

What do the scriptures say about would be the survivors after end of Kali Yuga?
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What are the characteristics of the 4 Yugas?

What are the characteristics of the 4 yugas? What is the quality of souls in each of those? What are the other things which would be observed in each of the yugas as per the yugas? What marks the end ...
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In Kali Yuga, how do devas get havir bhaaga, since yagnas are rarely performed?

In Bhagavad Gita 3.10 & 11, Krishna says: सहयज्ञाः प्रजाः सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापतिः अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक् देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु वः परस्परं भावयन्तः ...
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Is anti-Brahminism a symptom of Kali Yuga?

Anti-Brahminism is the ideology of being opposed to Brahminism and Brahmins. Is anti-Brahminism a symptom of Kali Yuga? Do any scriptures say this?
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When will Lord Kalki appear and where is Shambal? [duplicate]

When will Kalki avatar reveal himself and where is Shambal?
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What scriptures discuss Krishna's time in relation to the Yuga Sandhi periods?

It is commonly said that Krishna departed the Earth in 3102 BC and the Mahabharata war occurred in 3138 BC, a little over five thousand years ago. But I just found indication these events may have ...
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How is the date of Aryabhata calculated?

Kali Yuga is said to start at around 3000 BCE because Aryabhata said he is living 3600 years into Kali Yuga. But how do we know when Aryabhata lived?
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Events indicating Kali yuga

What are few Events/Incidents indicating the starting of kali yuga How was the Transformation of Dwapara yuga to Kali yuga
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What is meant by Chira kaala Brahmacharitwa?

What is meant by Chira kaala Brahmacharitwa? Since it is prohibited in kaliyga, how can one avoid it?
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What is the minimum eligibility to see an Yaksha?

Is it possible for a human being to see Yaksha? If yes, what is the minimum eligibility for a human being to see an Yaksha in Kaliyuga?
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Does Parashara smriti allow eating non-vegetarian food?

Parashara smriti is said to be a valid text for people of Kali yuga. Does Parashara smriti allow the eating of non-vegetarian food?
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Is Kalki an avatar of Vishnu?

Is Kalki an avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu or Siva? Is he a purn-avatar (full incarnation) or ansa-avatar (partial incarnation)? I'm in doubt because persons in Mahabharata like Ashwathama, Samba ...
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Is it true that sin will attach only if commits in Kaliyuga? [duplicate]

In Kaliyuga sin is attached to a person if and only if he does the wrong and sin does not get attached to the person if he thinks wrong. And this privilege is only for Kaliyuga and in the other yugas ...
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Scriptual reference for causes of being born in the Kaliyuga

The Kaliyuga is, especially by Puranic sources, considered to be the deteriorating state of humanity where ethtics, morality and intelligence are spiralling out of control. For example, at the end ...
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What do sciptures say about partial fasts in Kaliyuga?

I have seen almost every people in today's time don't do fasts with shastriya vidhi OR we can say they don't follow full rules of fasts. For example: If we read fasts vidhi about any fasts then we ...
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Shlokas from Bhagwata Purana especially for Kaliyuga [closed]

Just like Bhoomi Gita, what are other chapters in the Bhagwata Purana that explain Kaliyuga? Only provide me with the chapter numbers or the names.
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What is the relevance of “Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah” in Kaliyuga? How is it justified now?

This world is divided on dharma and all are involved in fighting for their respective dharmas. In this fight of dharmas, many people lose their lives, families and sometimes get punished in this world....
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What is the purpose of Navnath? [duplicate]

I heard that Navnath are the 9 saints who were born in Kaliyuga. They were so powerful and full of spiritual energy that even Devas were unable to defeat them. Question is, in Kaliyuga, how those ...
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Could be that the dates and timeline of 4 yugas got changed when puranas were passed down orally? [duplicate]

The durations for yugas are way too large. Can it be that puranas witnessed contamination or corruption from people who weren't able to calculate the yugas correctly? Or were they exaggerated by later ...
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Is the influence of current materialistic nature a feature of this Kaliyuga?

Is the influence of current materialistic life with technology a feature of this Kaliyuga? Did this happen before i.e., during previous Kaliyugas? Did Indian kings alone rule the world in previous ...
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Are we in Kali-Yuga-Sandhi period, not proper Kali Yuga yet?

The time-cycle of creation is that each Chatur-Yuga is 43,20,000 years, split up as such: 1 deva day = 1 human year. 1 deva year = 360 deva days. 1 deva year = 360 human years. Each Yuga is ...
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Kali yuga— Are there solutions to reduce the difficulty of Kali?

This age of Kali is full of unlimited faults. Indeed, it is just like an ocean of faults (dosa-nidhi). But there is one chance, one opportunity. There are many many hundreds and thousands of faults. ...
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Who coined the term 'Jambudvipa' and 'Bharat' for India as a country?

I was going through this article in which there is a mention of India or 'Bharat' not being called as a country until in the Third century BC Ashoka used 'Jambudvipa' for 16 mahajanpadas which could ...
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Is years in all eras(yugas) calculation related to any increment of sins on earth?

We have 4 eras like a Satiyuga, Dwaparayuga, Tretayuga, Kaliyuga. I have read all of the time periods. But, Is this calculation linked to any other criteria like increment of sins on earth or ...
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Are the scriptures aware of the existence of other religions in Kali Yuga?

Hindu Dharma or the Sanatan Dharma claims Universe is cyclic. Currently we are living in Kali yuga. Scriptures predict arrival of Kalki Avatar. However, I guess, scriptures do not mention existence of ...
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Do any scriptures apart from the Brahmavaivarta Purana forbid sannyasa?

The Brahmavaivarta Purana, Krishna-Janma-Khanda 185.180 states: asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet Five things are forbidden in the age ...
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Japa of 111 beads in Kaliyuga​?

Count of beads according to Yuga. 111 for Kaliyuga ? In Hinduism there is 1 mala of 108 beads. Is it true that 108 beads mala is for Dvapara Yuga while 111 beads mala is for Kaliyuga ? Would like ...
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Please provide all the scripture references where Hare Krishna Maha mantra is mentioned except Kalisantarana Upanishad?

Maha mantra is Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare/ Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
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Why Hanuman is not visible to us? [duplicate]

Hanuman still lives in his material body but why is he not visible? He can do good deeds all over the world and show himself and all of the siddhis he acquired. I do not understand why he will not ...
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Is it true that all animals and plants could talk in Satya Yug? then why not in Kaliyuga?

From Ramayana, we can know that there were some characters of monkeys or vanaras, Jambhavan, Hanuman etc associated with Lord Rama's job. Similarly like oceans and mountains, were also able to talk/...
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What are all the changes the earth will suffer from during the Kali-Yuga? [closed]

What changes the earth will suffer from during the Kali-Yuga? I don't want a very small answer because question is not small. I want to know all the changes the earth will suffer from during Kali-age ...
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What did lord Krishna describe about Kali Yug?

How did lord Krishna describe about Kali Yug? According to lord Krishna, What is Kali yug? and what will happen during Kali yug?
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What will happen to Hanuman and the other Chiranjivis after the end of the Kali Yuga?

Is there any reference regarding this in any Veda or other books?
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Why Kalki Avatar will come at the end of the yuga not in between like all other Avatars of Vishnu?

As there are 4 Yugas. How many Avatars in each yuga? Why different in number of Avatars? Why only one avatar in Kali Yug? Like lord Rama and lord Krishna have come in between of those Yugas. But ...
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Kali yuga according to the Mahabaratha

The inhabited regions of the earth will be afflicted with dearth and famine, and the highways will be filled with lustful men and women of evil repute. Hi, according to the Mahabharata during this ...
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What is the definition of Sati Nari in kaliyug?

In the Ramayana, we call Sita a Sati Nari, I listen it from my childhood days. As I don't know what Sita was doing or having so that she call as Sati. But In Kaliyuga we are here up to what we ...
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Did Lord Krishna stop the knowledge of divya-astras from coming to Kali-yuga?

Did Lord Krishna stop the knowledge of divya-astras from coming to kali-yuga? If yes, please provide the scriptural reference.
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Where is the exact date of start of kaliyug mentioned?

The generally held belief is that kaliyuga started around -3102bc. Where is the exact verse or inscription which states this? Also is there any verse which states when dwapara started or treta started?...