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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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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What is the difference between Yuga Dharma and Santana Dharma? What is the Yuga Dharma for each Yuga?

I'm really confused about the Yuga Dharma of each Yuga. Some say Daan is the Yuga Dharma of Kaliyuga while some say chanting the name of God. Someone please explain this concept in detail.
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Does kalki avatar happen once in kalpa?

Kalki is prophesied as the 10th avatar of lord vishnu. Lord krishna comes once in a kalpa and lord ramchandra as well. What about lord kalki ? Can you confirm whether lord krishna and ram also come ...
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Hindu timeline versus evolution theory [closed]

Hindu timeline says that the universe is created and destroyed in a cyclic way (for 84 times) and each cycle consists of 4 phases, namely, Satya-yuga, Treta-yuga, Dwapara-yuga and Kali-yuga. It is ...
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What are the original Sanskrit verses where astronomical and seasonal references are made in Mahabharata, and the internal chronology of the verses?

This is regarding the research of dating of Mahabharatha War. There are too many speculations on internet ranging from 6000 BC to 500 BC all giving their own explanations with different ...
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Position of statements by unprophesied famous/great people of kaliyuga in the hierarchy of authority in sanathan dharma

In case of any differences, the well known hierarchy of scriptures (according to scriptures) are 1) Veda 2) Smriti and 3) Puranas There are a lot of great persons in Sanathan dharma, ...
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Which Hindu god left the Earth last?

In Hinduism, there are many gods. Among all of them, who last left the Earth? I am not referring to god men like Shirdi Sai Baba or Adi Shankaracharya
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False religion in kali yuga? Are we following false people in kali yuga? [closed]

In Shiva purana, lord vishnu creates a jinx with bald head with cloth to his face and a book in his hands. He asks jinx to propagate false religion to asuras saying it is the actual vedic dharma. He ...
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Did any Purana or Veda predict there would be democracy in Kaliyuga?

Did any Vedas or Puranas tell that in Kali Yuga Democracy will be there and kings will be elected by public? Please answer with reference.
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Why all gods are blessed or born only in India? Why USA/UK is superior than India (Bharatha khandam) presently in 21st century? [duplicate]

How was the America/USA/UK during previous yuga before Kali yuga? Who were ruling those places? why god never born in USA/UK/Aus/NZ/china geographic region (non-India) during Satya, Thretra yuga,...
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Kalki Avatar ( Kali Yuga ) [closed]

will in near future Democracy end in India and will Kshatriya's again rule Our country coz in Kalki Puran they have told that Shri Kalki will have 2 wives and both wives father will be king King ...
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When are we going to see the last Kalki avatar? [duplicate]

Is it not the right time to have Kalki avatar for Vishnu now? If not, when he may appear? If so, in which shape? Today in this modern world, even if someone says that i am Kalki avatar, nobody ...
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what will happen after kaliyug? [duplicate]

As after treta it was dvapara and then kaliyug but what after kaliyug? will it be again satyuga as cycle rotates or there will be a new yuga ?
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How is it possible to do a sacrifice of one thousand years in Kali Yuga?

in the Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4 It says quote: Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice ...
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Formula for calculating Kaliyug

Every generation will look at the bad things in society and say that "Things were good when I was young. Things are bad now, because we are living in kaliyug." What is the formula to calculate the ...
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Do the mleccha civilizations become stronger than the vedic civilization in kali yuga?

Does Hindu scripture say that Hindus will become weaker compared to the mleccha races/civilizations in kali yuga? The puranas and itihasas say that when sattva guna is prominent in the universe, the ...
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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 named 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? [duplicate]

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 ...