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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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When will kalki born and where will he born?

In my opinion, Kalki will be born in Tamilnadu or srilanka. Because, in ancient books they said that Kalki will born in the end of kali yuga and especially in between three oceans. It means where the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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