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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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HOW TO FIND THE BEST MODEL FOR HINDU TIMELINE OF YUGAS THAT IS WELL DOCUMENTED IN HINDU SCRIPTURES IN A MATHEMATICAL FORM?

YUKTESHWAR GIRI MAHARAJ OF KRIYA YOG (MAHA AVTAR BABA JEE; SHRI LAHIRI; YOGANANDA CHAIN) has written the sloka from MANU SAMHITA (not Manu samriti) that mathematically (in Sanskrit) defines the Hindu ...
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Offering Madhuparka in Kali yuga

The footnote in this chapter in Skanda Purana text says According to Bṛhatparāśara Smṛti the following five are to be eschewed in Kali Age: procreation of a child from husband’s brother (if the ...
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When did Kaliyug start?

The popular belief of people is that Kaliyuga started around 3000 BC. What is the source such belief ? Which scripture tells about such date ?
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Who has said this thing in Mahabharata - During the end of Kaliyug , KanyaDaan will stop taking place?

I found a verse from Mahabharata in which it is written that - During the end of Kaliyug , Kanyadaan will stop taking place and the bride and groom will chose each other themselves.
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Do Any Puran Or Hindu Texts Talk About Cultural Appropriation Of Hinduism In Kaliyug?

Just wondering if the cultural appropriation of Hinduism by foreign societies in Kaliyug is predicted in Hindu texts ? Is mentioned anywhere ? There are so many people in the west who teach yoga ...
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After how many years decline of Dharma will start steeply in Kaliyuga?

About 5000 years have passed since KaliYuga has begun , and in my observation Santan Dharma has begun to decline steeply . Is there anything mentioned in scriptures about when decline of Dharma will ...
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Question related to papa and punya shastra

I've heard that after a marriage: When a wife does a sin, the entire karma (100%) of that sin goes to her husband. When a wife does a punya, the entire fruit (100%) of that punya goes to herself only. ...
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Are there any positives of kaliyug?

What are some positives of kaliyug? And how to safeguard oneself in kaliyug?
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Why are unvedic civilization prospering in present time?

Unvedic and anti-vedic civilization are prospering in current time. While vedic civilization is becoming weak . Why is it like this ? Is there any scripture where is written that vedic civilization ...
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If God stopped the disrobing of Draupadi then why doesn't he stop the disrobing of every woman?

If God protected Draupadi then why don't he protect every other women?
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If god is one then why there are different ending to the world according to different religion?

I am really confused every religion seems to claim the message of god then why they are so different?Why there are different endings.There is second coming in the Christians?Every religion seems to ...
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Why is god waiting for kali yug to end?

there is enough crime and injustice in todays world . Then why is god not showing any kind of proof or coming to earth to restore Dharma.Is there any optimistic ending to the world?
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Is Kaliyuga best time to get Moksha ? Is Bhakti only way to get Moksha in kaliyuga?

Is Kaliyuga best time to get Moksha ? Is Bhakti (by doing Bhajans ), only way to get Moksha in Kaliyuga , especially for a normal person ? Of course following dharma (doing the right and moral thing)...
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Is it true that one has very less chances of getting liberated in Kaliyuga?

Recently, saw one blog saying that it is next to impossible to attain moksha/liberation from samsara in Kaliyuga pertaining to the influence of kali and not following dharmas as mentioned in vedas.
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Scriptural source for saying animal sacrifice and non vegetarian food for Brahmins are not for Kali Yuga

One can see ample amount of evidences for animal sacrifice and Brahmins eating meat in Vedic and Smriti literature. When I pointed out this to a learned Pandit, he just said it has been forbidden in ...
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kabir was lover of lord Ram, and this is established fact why then now this upstart by Rampal call kabir as god

as by popular belief kabir was devoted to lord Ram. what has made into people believe that kabir is god
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What are the characteristics people living in Kaliyuga?

What are the characteristics of people who live in Kaliyuga , how are people in Kaliyuga different from those living in previous Yugas ?
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what happens at the end of kaliyugas in other mahayugas?

in the present mahayuga at the end kalki will come to establish righteousness and transform from kaliyuga to satyuga. but this incarnation of lord Vishnu is only for this time. how is the transition ...
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Is the notion of Kali yuga "ripening (deteriorating)" present in scripture?

In Tamil they say Kali is "ripening" to describe social ills - i.e., all the ills associated with the Kali Yuga getting worse. Does scripture say that Kali Yuga is an age of steady ...
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Does Krishna Bhagavatam say that Brahmins in Kaliyuga would not follow their Varna-Dharma?

The narrator says (in Tamil) that, according to Krishna Bhagavatam, "in Kaliyuga, Brahmins will have no defining characteristics except the yagnopaveetam" Source https://www.youtube.com/...
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which avataras of vishnu took place in kaliyuga?

and are there canonical scriptural references for Avataras like Venkateshwara Puri Jagannath et al?
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Which Yuga starts and which ends the Chatur-yuga? (Is Satya Yuga through to Kali Yuga right?)

Everyone, even if they don't say it seems to assume Satya Yuga starts the cycle and Kali Yuga ends it, but I have not seen any actual claim that that is true (actually scripture not having ...
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Have any prominent gurus explained the Buddha avatar as Maitreya instead of Gautama?

The common explainations of Buddha being Gautama or someone before us, have some problems. For starters the date of Buddha is given in the Bhagavata as the start of Kali Yuga. This would either be ...
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Are these 2 lines of Shiva Geeta still valid in the Kali Yuga?

Shiva Geeta Chapter 1, verses 9, 10, 11 and 12: नित्याग्निहोत्रिणो विप्राः संति ये गृहमेधिनः त एव सर्वफलदाः सुराणां कामधेनवः [9] भक्ष्यं भोज्यं च पेयं च यद्यदिष्टं सुपर्वणाम अग्नौ हुतेन हविषा ...
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What Chapter and What Verse is this Quote

I was reading the following online article: https://medium.com/@vaishnav_milan_mandali/scriptural-references-to-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu-being-avataar-of-sri-krishna-e733a323db12. In this article, it ...
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Where has it said in the authentic scriptures, that a year in the Yuga schematic of Manu is actually a Daiva year?

The one of the early mentions of Yuga theory of Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali occurs in Manu Smriti. There the Yuga is acutally only 12000 years with Kali Yuga - 1200 years Dwapara Yuga - 2400 ...
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Does god have compassion and empathy or is he a totally emotionless karmic intelligence system

I have seen Sadhguru saying in one of his video bytes, that god wouldn't even lift the tip of his little finger for you. Is that true? Is parabrahm a higher karmic intelligence conscious system ...
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Which scripture mentions Yuga length?

I am aware that the yuga lengths have the ratio 4:3:2:1 and have seen in various posts that a Kali Yuga is 432,000 years. What religious texts (Puranas, Mahabharat, Ramayan, etc) mention these Yuga ...
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Do Kshatriyas exist in Kaliyuga

Many brahmins held this belief that no Kshatriyas exist in kaliyuga .Can someone refer me to scriptural injunctions on whether Kshatriyas exist in Kaliyuga or not ?
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Are there any Hindu cults/sects that have new scripture from the modern era?

Is there any Hindu or Hindu adjacent cult that has modern era scripture? Like the Moonies have with the Divine Principle or even more scripture-like for a lack of a better term. https://en.wikipedia....
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What if Draupadi incident had not happened, whether Duryodhana was a great emperor? [closed]

Ramayana and Mahabharatha both happened for the reason of a female. What if that situation not araised, What could have been happened? Is this the game plan of Lord Sri Krishna and such things are ...
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Can Penance (Tapasya) be done in today's time?

There are many stories of people doing Tapasya for getting boon from god or just to meet god . Many normal human beings also did Tapasya. People would usually go to forest or at some place where there ...
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Fastest and easiest way in KALIYUGA to attain LIBERATION

What are the fastest and easiest ways in KALIYUGA to get rid of LUST, ANGER, GREED,FALSE PRIDE and ENVY of ONE's SELF?
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When kaliyuga will end then yuga cycle again rotate to Sat-yuga then what will happen, like Shree Râmaji take avatâr again?

As we are living in the Kaliyuga when it will become end then again yuga cycle rotate to Sat-yuga. Then my question is that then there will be same leelâ of my god like they will take avatâr of Lord ...
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Do Vedas forbid Sannyasa in Kali Yuga?

Someone told me that Brahma-vaivarta Purana & Krsna-jnama Khanda have this verse: asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet The above verse seems to ...
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What are some vedic references about Kali-yuga

What are some vedic references about Kali-yuga. What do the Vedas say about Kali-yuga?
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Which scripture mentions the verse "Sanghe Shakti Kali Yuge" used by RSS?

The verse "Sanghe Shakti Kali Yuge" (संघे शक्ति कलियुगे ) means "Unity is strength in Kali Yuga". It's mostly used by RSS(which is also known as Sangha) and other Sangh Parivar ...
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Does Kali Purusha get Moksha in the end?

I know that Time is cyclical in Hindu mythology. So, does Kali-Purusha (कलि-पुरुष) (the personification of the demon after whom Kali Yuga is named) get Moksha after the end of Kaliyuga? And if so, who ...
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Is it possible to establish Dharmarājya (Rāmarājya) in Kaliyuga?

It is often described in various Śāstras that the Kaliyuga will be an age rife with Adharma. Does that imply that it is completely impossible to establish Dharmarājya or Rāmarājya in Kaliyuga?
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Origin of statement on devas and asuras residing in same body in Kaliyuga

Many years ago I read a printed compilation of verses translated into English without citation as to source (but alleged to be from śāstra), and without the Sanskrit. One of these stuck out as ...
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Pralaya at end of every Yuga cycle [duplicate]

Many scripts talk about re-creation at the end of pralaya, and pralaya at the end of kalpa. In this section for example, it is said that And when those terrible times will be over, the creation will ...
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Is court marriage without saptapadi valid according to scriptures?

Now a days court marriages are also popular. Many learned people like to marry in court without much expense etc. What is the status of this marriage? Prohibited? Kalyug practice? Saptapadi is also a ...
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Why it is not advised to perform other Yugas activities into a particular Yuga?

This answer says very well that it is as it is stated but does not explain why. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44173/22667 Quot. Rickross user says: " Now, since this very nature of the ...
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It is said that Kali was present in Satyug as Gandharva and in Dwapar as dice, the biggest sinner lived through it all

Kali did many wrong things in Dwapar Yug and in Satyug and yet he is spared. The main of starting another yug to start over and eradicate all that is wrong in current yug. Its almost like he is a ...
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Shudra doing Tapas

As discussed in this answer, SRSTIKHANDA of Padma Purana says: Shudras are not entitled to do penance in all the three yugas, except the Kali Yuga. Does it mean Shudras are allowed to penance in ...
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How many years does it take for Saptarṣi constellation to pass from Maghā to Pūrvāsāḍhā?

I don't have any idea on how Saptarṣi constellation passes from one nakshatra to another. Consider the following lines from When the great sages of the Saptarṣi constellation pass from Maghā to ...
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Did Krishna fail in his quest to restore dharma to the world? [closed]

Kali yuga was on the door anyway, and even the time before wasn't marked by righteouusness with the catastrophe of the war and the destruction of yandavas just to name a few.
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Devāpi and Maru are over 5000 years old now. What have they been up to? (They become co-kings in the next Satya Yuga)

What have Devāpi and Maru been doing in their over 5000 year long lives? Also, how did Devāpi get to have such a long lifespan? Since they are both described as being the originator of the Kṣatriya in ...
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Marrying husband's brother during Dwapara and Kali Yuga

There are two related questions on this topic: Was marrying brother's wife an accepted in the society of the Ramayana or pre-Ramayana era? Is levirate marriage allowed in Hinduism? First one is ...
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Are mantras cursed not to work in Kali Yuga? [duplicate]

Are mantras cursed not to work in Kali Yuga? Is it true that all mantras are cursed and they will not work in kaliyuga? When invaders attacked India why the mantras were not used to defend if mantras ...
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