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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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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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Repetition of Time and Yugas in Hinduism

The following is the time span of yugas. Now we are in kaliyuga. Will these yugas repeat? If the same yugas repeat, then what about the incidents happening in the universe? Will they also repeat? E....
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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 methods of worship change according to yugas?

Are there different methods of worshiping God in different yugas? For example, in the Sathya Yuga, the major method of worship is meditation or yagas. In Kaliyuga - chanting of God's name. I have ...
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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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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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Did Lord Vishnu incarnate as Kalki in any of the previous Yugas?

Lots of Vishnu avatars have repeated during the previous Chaturyugas. Are there any references citing the Kalki avatar in previous Yugas?
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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 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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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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How qualities of humans change drastically from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga?

How People change their behavior to good and virtuous from evil, greedy and lewd within less time at the dawn of Satya Yuga? How can humans who are evil and bad change immediately?
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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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When will the Kalyug end? Are there symbols written in scripture?

When will the Kalyug end? Are there symbols written in scripture? Like men will have long hairs. Like that are there any symbols written in scriptures that this incidents will indicate the end of ...
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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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What about the technology of the previous Kali Yugas?

In today's world, we have advanced a lot in science and technology, and people have distanced themselves from all the Puranas and Vedas. All that is fine, because it is predicted that the Kali Yuga is ...
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Are curses(saapa) effective in Kali Yuga?

Our Puranas and other Mahagranthas like Ramayana & the Mahabharata contains numerous examples of curses(saap)(& boons ofcourse) and how their effectiveness shape future events. In Mahabharata ...
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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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Are there any stories related to Lord Shiva from the Kaliyuga?

All stories related to Lord Shiva I have read till now seem to be in the Satyayuga, Treta or Dwapara. The last one I heard is I think in Dwapara, when Lord Shiva was testing Arjuna. I want to know ...
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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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Which Yuga are we currently in? Numbers don't add up

I am interested in learning about Yugas. According to this Wikipedia article, Kali Yuga started around 3201 BCE, or BC. Same Wikipedia article also mentions: Acording to the Laws of Manu, one of ...
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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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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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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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Why no Divine Weapons in Kali Yuga?

The ancient scriptures speak a lot on divine weapons used in the earlier yugas. There are mention of Brahmastra, Rudrastra, Narayanastra etc. But, why these weapons do not exist in the kali Yuga?
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Will Parashurama reappear in Kaliyuga?

According to Hindu mythology, Parashurama is the sixth avatar of Vishnu. He appeared during the last Treta and Dwapara Yugas, he also played important role in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Are there ...
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Why would Kali Demon cause misery?

It is said in the Kalki Purana --> "According to Kalki Purana, Kali demon will rule the earth and bring sin and misery to the people. When the first stage of the Kali Yuga begins, the varna system ...
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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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Are we in Kali-Yuga's pre-Sandhi period?

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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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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Yuga changes and age difference

I have kind of a stupid question, but I believe it's valid. What exactly happens when a Yuga changes from Satya Yuga -> Treta Yuga -> Dwapar Yuga -> Kali Yuga? I don't have any reference to cite, ...
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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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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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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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How many years have passed since the departure of Lord Krishna to the start of Kali Yuga?

Kali yuga started 5000 years back is a well known fact. My question is did it start immediately on the day Lord Krishna ended His avatar or some time after that? I read some where that after Lord ...
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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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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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What happens to the Idols in Temples at end of Kalpa as Rudra destroys Bhuloka at end of Kalpa?

Please don't get offended and i'm just curious. According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Sati self immolated in Swayamabhuva Manvanatara of Pitri Kalpa. She was born again as Parvathi Devi at beginning of ...
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What are the do's and don'ts a Hindu (or any human being) should follow in Kali Yuga?

I am assuming present time which we are living as kali yuga and also it is the last of the four yugas. These words were taken from here It is said that everyone will become godless. Whatever ...
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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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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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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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How can we see God in Kaliyuga?

Is one able to see God after transformation from a family man to a yogi in Kaliyuga. Also I want to know how we can get a boon from God in this Kaliyuga like that in other yugas. Is it possible?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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