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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 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 [on hold]

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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We are 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. kali yuga = 1000 ...
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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 Kalisanatarana 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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Any conclusion on the chiranjivi's on kaliyuga [duplicate]

I know that the three names Hanuman, Markandeya & Kripacharya were found and heard that they are called chiranjivis of kaliyuga. However some of the search engines and some of devotees are telling ...
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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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Do the Vedas mention Yugas?

Do the Vedas mention time eras known as Yugas; Satya, Treta, Dvapara, Kali? Or is it only found in Itihasas and Puranas?
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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?...
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Why the year of the gods are taken as divine years for yuga calculations?

By taking the year of gods i.e 360 earth years we get a huge time frame of 360*1200 = 432000 years for Kaliyuga. Are we not making God a material being by assigning such numbers which could also mean ...
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Did Arjuna really lose his powers after departure of Shri Krishna? [duplicate]

According to Mausala Parva: Section 8, Arjuna says to Vaishampayana rishi: In my very sight, O Brahmana, thousands of Vrishni ladies were carried away by the Abhiras of the country of the five ...
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Do Saptarishi exist in today's time?

We heard about saptarishi in almost every purana. They are always present in every story. As per my knowledge Saptarishi is a kind of post/designation in which candidates change from time to time. In ...
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Is it not possible that Lord Kalki may have already taken incarnation in the past kaliyuga?

Which scriptures say that Lord Kalki will take incarnation in the current (28th) kaliyuga?
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Are other religions just an illusion to end kaliyuga? [closed]

I respect all human beings, but I did not get their religion, it is more like illusion to me. illusion is something like human can't escape from it, Here is my opinion about how world can end, or how ...
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Why did the life expansion(living for many year like 1000 years kept decreasing? [duplicate]

We all know that people lived longer in different yugas than Kali yuga and I heard the life expansion decreased and now we can barely live for 100 years. So why did the life expansion decrease?
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The Bhumi Geetha

What is Bhumi Geetha and what is its effect in the present kali yuga? What is the universal history the special qualities of each age, movement of time, cosmic maintenance influenced in the Bhumi ...
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how will Kalki destroy all the bad people at the end of Kali Yuga

It is said, after 4,32,000 years that the current Kali Yuga will end and then a new Satya Yuga will be created(as mentioned here). My question is 1)how will Kalki destroy all the bad people? [ is it ...
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Who is the first man or woman born in this yuga or in any other yuga? [duplicate]

Regular process is mother will give birth to new baby. Then who is the first man or woman born in this yuga or in any other yuga? How were those first persons born? Were they born as babies or ...
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In the end of kaliyuga , Will people live only for 20 years and eat only non veg?

In this article, it is mentioned that in the end of kaliyuga , people will live only 20 for years and eat only non-veg. By now already 5000 years of Kali yuga have passed and it is predicted that ...
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The Lord is tri-yuga? [closed]

The Lord is tri-yuga The above translation states that the Lord descends in three yugas: Satya, Treta, and Dvapara. Or rather, the translation doesn't say that, but the commentary does. This makes no ...
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Do the eight immortals (Including Lord Hanuman) still exist in Kaliyuga?

Hindu scriptures contain a mantra about the Eight immortals: अश्वत्थामा बलिव्र्यासो हनूमांश्च विभीषण:। कृप: परशुरामश्च सप्तएतै चिरजीविन:॥ सप्तैतान् संस्मरेन्नित्यं मार्कण्डेयमथाष्टमम्। जीवेद्वर्षशतं ...
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What is the Kanya region of Bharatavarsha, identified as the only residence of the four castes?

Lalla's Shishyavriddhida Tantra is a Hindu astronomical work dating to the 8th century. In this excerpt from the Shishyavriddhida Tantra, Lalla describes the geography of Bharatavarsha, i.e. the ...
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Why does the Todala Tantra describe worshiping Nilakantha as sinful?

Just like Vaishnavas follow Pancharatra Agamas and Shaivites follow Shaiva Agamas, Shakta follow Shakta Agamas, aka Shakta Tantras. (I discuss an exception which proves the rule here.) One such ...
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Why Miracles do not occur in Kali Yuga?

Each of the previous yugas has stories like Sages, Rishis, or Muni cursing or giving Boon. It is also said they possess magical powers and now there are no magic or powers seen in daily life. ...
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What are the capabilities & incapabilities of Kaliyuga people comparing to people of other Yugas

Intellectual, psychical, physical, psychological, physiological, mental & spiritual comparisons.
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Why is Bhagwan incarnating as Kalki in this(particular) Kaliyuga?

Many people know about The Cycle of 4 Yugas and DashaAvatars of Shriman Narayana ,but very few know that the Dashaavatars are not bound to the cycle of 4 Yugas. The Avatars of Bhagwan are infinite in ...
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Is sanyāsaṃ prohibited in Kaliyuga?

Recently I have seen a video in which an elderly man says sanyāsaṃ is prohibited in Kali yuga. His statement is as follows: Aśvamedha, Gomedha, sanyāsaṃ, offering meat to manes, Begetting children ...
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Who are the śaka purushas?

In my recent question, I asked about the pādas of the yuga. This time my question is about śakas (era). Many of you are aware that we live in the śālivāhana śaka era. Even though the current year ...
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Do Vedas say about transition to Kali yuga?

Did any major events happen once the Kali yuga started? Like an earth quake or major disaster? Or was it more of the same day?
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When did this Kali yuga start?

Is there a way to know the start date in Gregorian calendar of current Kali yuga? If yes, What is the date?
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What will be the next Yuga after Kali Yuga? [duplicate]

What will be the next Yuga after Kali Yuga?
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Does chanting name of Krishna in Kali yuga gives you moksha?

In Kalisantaran Upanishad it is mentioned that we can attain moksha by chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra. But what I believe is Moksha means getting free from the shackles of Karma. Once we have ...
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Can mantras help transfer energy miraculously to a person or object?

By means of a secret Mantra or formula a spiritual guru or God when pleased can donate or transfer spiritual energy to others... for example at the end of an arduous dedicated work or tapas to a ...