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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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Why do Hindus talk about Kali Yuga despite the fact that evolution disproves the Yuga theory?

Correct me if I am wrong in my following analysis. In Science, the Universe was formed 13.8 billion years ago. Only 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth formed. Then living beings formed in primordial ...
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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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What is the reason we Personify Kali?

Out of all four yugas, we only tend to personify Kali Yuga. Is there any particular reason behind this personification? It seems like, Kali Yuga is not governed by Devas but explicitly by some Asura. ...
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Will marriage exist in Kaliyuga ? What does scriptures say about it?

What does scriptures say about the institution of marriage ? Will marriage exist in Kaliyuga according to scriptures ? What will be happening in marriage in Kaliyuga ?
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Why is god waiting for kali yug to end?

There is enough crime and injustice in today's world. Then why is god not coming to earth to restore Dharma? Why is he waiting for kaliyuga to end? Is there any optimistic ending to the world?
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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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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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Are there any verses of reduced punishment for sinners in kaliyug

1.does mahabharat, ramayan(or puran /upnishad)have any verses where it says there might be a less punishment for sins in kaliyug?? Or are punishment same in all yuga 2.Also if one do sin knowing it's ...
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Do any scriptures clearly mention the year when Kaliyuga started?

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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What are predictions with proper nouns in mahabharat and ramayan about kaliyug that have came true?

I want to know textual prediction about kaliyug with proper nouns(reffering to specific place like on xyz place,xyz incident will happen/nation) that have come true means have happened from valmiki ...
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What is the scriptural basis on which it is said that Kaliyuga started in about 3000 BC?

On what scriptural basis it is said that Kaliyuga started in 3000 BC ? I don't think any such date is written in any scripture. How this rumour of Kaliyuga starting in 3000 BC begun ?
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Physical changes in other lifeforms in each Yuga

https://sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03189.htm In this section of the Mahabharata mentions how men physically change over time I am wondering if other life forms similarly change.
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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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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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Living creatures and sins

I, myself have killed so many mosquitoes, pests in my life. Now, I have come to a thought that they too are beautiful expressions created by god. Every single being created by the supreme serves a ...
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Does modern Hinduism really accept the whole concept of Yugas as real or is it supposed to be allegorical?

I have seen the Yuga concept being peddled in a lot of scriptures - be it puranas or epics. Many shastras also seem to say it and even moral axioms are based on it it seems. Many things which were ...
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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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Why are there no Rishi in the current time?

Why are there no Rishi in the present time? Is it because most people have some level of knowledge (from previous Rishi or other scientific discovery) that they think is sufficient for the life to ...
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Definition and ritualistc rights of vrAtyas in the present day

As per the dharmasAstrAs, a vrAtya is defined as one who has (or is descended from one who has) failed to be initiated at the proper time or who has ignored chanting of the Gayatri for over three ...
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Is there any mention about kali purush in Bhavishya malika?

As kaliyug is of kali purush and kalki avatar is also for the end of kali purush and kaliyug so in bhavishya malika many predictions are there , i read the small version of bhavishya malika and i didn'...
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Protection from Kalki's wrath and re-establishment of Varnashrama

As discussed here: Definition and ritualistc rights of vrAtyas in the present day, it is clear that there are no pure Kshatriyas and Vaisyas today (there may have been at the start of Kali, but ...
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are any boons or curses given since start of kaliyug

Are any boons or curses given since start of kaliyug by sages or Gods? Is it possible for a person to get boon by any of Gods in kaliyug?
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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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Signs of Kali Yuga

Just a question. I have heard that an onset of certain things would indicate that Kali Yuga is getting increasing worse. Just recently, I have seen a lot of friends and family get daughters rather ...
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vrAtyastOma on fallen dwijAs in Kali Yuga

In a previous question, we established the lack of kshatriyas and vaishyas in today's day and age. Basically, the only dwijAs to exist today are the sath BramhanAs. For reference, one can gloss over ...
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regulations in Kali Yuga regarding hearing the vEda

It is discussed in the question here: Definition and ritualistc rights of vrAtyas in the present day that mostly everyone except the brAmhanas are vrAtyas (and thus entitled to the rights of sUdras). ...
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Will the Veda competence be lost without any Hindu country? As per purana, did Veda prosper outside a Hindu rajya?

All know the scripture was entrusted to people with the onerous task of holding, passing, and ensuring accuracy of body and meaning of scripture. It is a very difficult life to be a vidwan Brahman, ...
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how long will the fight between kalki and kali purush will last?

like how would a fight between kalki and kali purush look like? what kinds of attacks and technique they would use? and how long it will last? for days? for years? like for example the fight between ...
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Like Vishnu, do other deities incarnate during Kali Yuga and yet to appear?

In Kali Yuga, Vishnu has incarnated as Buddha and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Also, his Kalki Avatara is not yet to appear. Like him, Is any other deities incarnate during Kali Yuga and also yet to appear? ...
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Which avatars of Vishnu took place in Kaliyuga?

Which avatars of Vishnu took place in Kaliyuga? And are there canonical scriptural references for Avataras like Venkateshwara Puri Jagannath, et al?
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How many years ago mahabharata happened? [duplicate]

There are many dates given to mahabharata bit what is the actual date?
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Do we have any record of events in any previous Kaliyuga?

We know that at the end of every Dwapara yuga, Vyasa compiles the events of the yugas into various puranas. These puranas sometimes contains stories and other details about Kritayuga, Dwapara Yuga and ...
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What are the characteristics of 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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Which smṛtis (dharma śāstras) are to be followed in Kali-yuga?

Which smṛti or smṛtis (Manu, Parāśara, Yājñavalkya etc.) are to be followed in Kali-yuga§? The Parāśara smṛti supposedly mentions that it is meant for Kali-yuga. Do we have similar statements in ...
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Do any scriptures relate events from multiple Yugas?

I have heard some folklore that Bhima acted indecorously in front of Yudhishtira after the transition from Dwapara Yuga to Kali Yuga.
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does dharma have stages?

the eternal dharma, known as sanatana dharma, is a concept in hinduism. eternal is often confused with unchanging, constant, but it might be more correct to say without beginning-end, forever. I've ...
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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga? Will the world be destroyed?

I heard that at the end of the Kali Yuga, the world will be destroyed. What does this mean? Will the Earth be destroyed or will the entire Universe be destroyed? Can someone throw light on this?
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Why don't Miracles occur in Kali Yuga?

Why are miracles not seen or don't occur in Kali Yuga? I ask because: Each of the previous yugas have stories like Sages, Rishis, or Muni cursing or giving Boon. It is also said they possess magical ...
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What is the correct age of Kali yug?

I had heard earlier that Kali yug has got age of 432000 years, but some says it's a calculation mistake and Kali yug has got only 5800 years which is even less than 10,0000 years. Can someone please ...
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Smaller cycles of Kaala or Time

This wiki article mentions that Kali Yuga is 4,32,000 human years old. The length of the other Yugas is also in similar order of magnitude. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudeva, in this video, talks about smaller ...
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Role of Hanuman in Kaliyuga?

Hanuman had a great role in Ramayana and also took part in Mahabharata of the previous yugas. Since Hanuman is Chiranjeevi and Brahmachari, he will be there in Kaliyuga and have some role. So, what ...
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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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Are Some Of The Characteristics Of Kaliyug & Satyug Meant Figuratively

Just wondering if is there is a figurative meaning of some of the characteristics described in Hindu texts for Kaliyug, Satyug ? Any respected commentaries of our religious works touch on this ? Like ...
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In Kaliyug Is Three Out Of Every Four People Evil?

I understand that we will face good and evil stuffs based on our karma. So everyone experiences will be different cause of karma, in life. As a general rule though, will you guys say that three of ...
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Which epic happens in Kali yuga, like Ramayana happened in Treta yuga and Mahabharata happened in Dwapara yuga?

The epics Ramayana and Mahabharata happened in Treta yuga and Dwapara yuga respectively. Likewise, is there any epic which will take place in Kali yuga?
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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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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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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?