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Did Lord Vishnu incarnate as Kalki in any of the previous Yugas?

First of all, we know for a fact that Kalki doesn't come in every Kali Yuga. In this chapter of the Matsya Purana (an important Hindu scripture), various incarnations of Vishnu in the present ...
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Are curses(saapa) effective in Kali Yuga?

As per the Parashara Smriti, curses(saapa) are effective in Kali Yuga as well very much like the previous 3 Yugas.Only difference being in the time after which the curses take effect. For example,In ...
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How qualities of humans change drastically from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga?

Yugas won't change suddenly. There are transition times between Yugas. Chapter 29 and 31 of ANUSANGA in Brahmanda Purana (Pg- 287-313) describe them in detail. Indra narrates this to sage Suta. 3-4. ...
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Please provide all the scripture references where Hare Krishna Maha mantra is mentioned except Kalisantarana Upanishad?

Refer to this article by the Kamakotimandali : According to it, the following texts either mention it or discuss things associated with it (like Pathoddhara of the Mantra-- getting the correct ...
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Is Kalki an avatar of Vishnu?

Kalki avatar is an avatar of Lord Vishnu only. There is no doubt in this. It has been prophesied in many puranas that Lord Vishnu will incarnate to remove evil from Kaliyuga therefore restoring ...
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Why are there no Rishi in the current time?

The reason Rishis aren't born in the Kali Yuga is due to transgression of Brahmacharya, as described in this chapter of the Apastamba Dharma Sutras: The word 'austerity' (must be understood to apply) ...
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Which smṛtis (dharma śāstras) are to be followed in Kali-yuga?

The Dharma Shastra (the rule book of what to do and what not to do) to be followed in Kali Yuga is Parashara Smriti only & not those of Manu and others. This is as per the Parashara Smriti . I ...
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Why don't Miracles occur in Kali Yuga?

As per oxford dictionary, Miracle is 'an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency'. If we go by above ...
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Do Saptarishi exist in today's time?

Saptarshis live for a period of Manvantara. So, they are alive now. They live on seven stars (Sapta Rishi Mandala) which revolve around Pole Star. Srimad Bhagavatam 8.13.5 gives names of seven sages ...
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Are there any positives of kaliyug?

Some Puranas state that in Kali Yuga getting Moksha is easier compared to the previous ages. For example, the Bhagavata Purana states: Text 51: My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, ...
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What is the relevance of "Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah" in Kaliyuga? How is it justified now?

The verse of which " Dharmo rakshita rakshitah" is a part is found in Manu Smriti. We need to understand the context in which it was said. The following is the translation of the full verse. Manu ...
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What is the story of Kali the demon?

Kali is stated to be the embodiment or personification of sin or paapa. The Kalki Purana is one such Purana which has the details of his origin and details of how his family propagated etc. In the ...
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What will be the next Yuga after Kali Yuga?

Traditional answer is Satya Yuga. Many Puranas say Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yuga occur in cyclic order with no beginning and ending. (Time is cyclic according to Hinduism. Puranas and Vedas ...
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Why no Divine Weapons in Kali Yuga?

All divya astras are weapons of a single divine energy " Tejas" or fiery energy.” . This energy is channelled into the physical world by their wielders, with the correct mantras. Through incantations (...
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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga? Will the world be destroyed?

We are currently in the age of Ascending Dwapara Yuga and not in Kali Yuga. This astonishing revelation was made by Sri Yukteswar Giri(Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda) in his book "The Holy Science" ...
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What are the capabilities & incapabilities of Kaliyuga people comparing to people of other Yugas

The exact & precise psychological, , mental & spiritual comparison between the People of Other yugas and Kaliyuga is provided in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana. Book 2 , Skandha 12 ,Chapter 3 (...
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Do the eight immortals (Including Lord Hanuman) still exist in Kaliyuga?

Chiranjivi's still exist in kali-Yuga? (Partial Answer). Shreemad Bhagavata purana mentions one Saptarshi Lord Parashurama who is Avesha Avatara of Lord Vishnu still residing on Mahendra Parvat. ...
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Is it not possible that Lord Kalki may have already taken incarnation in the past kaliyuga?

No, we know for a fact that Kalki will be born in the 28th Kali Yuga of the Vaivasvata Manvantara. Here is what this chapter of the Matsya Purana says, in the course of describing the various ...
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Which scripture mentions Yuga length?

Its not that direct, we need to calculate it! From the Shri-Surya-Siddhanta, Chapter 1 Verse 17 युगस्य दशमो भागश्चतुस्त्रिद्वेकसंगुण: । क्रमात्‌ कृतयुगादीनां षष्ठांश: सन्ध्ययो: स्वक:॥ १७॥ The tenth ...
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Which scripture mentions Yuga length?

I have given below a discussion of the length of the yugas in Linga Purana. O brahmins, the Krta yuga consists of four thousand years. Four hundred, three hundred, two hundred and hundred years ...
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Who will Kalki marry?

As per Kalki Purana, Kalki Avatara will have two wives namely: Padmavati and Rama. From the Purana's 32nd Chapter: Text 17 LORD KALKI ENJOYS PASTIMES WITH HIS CONSORTS 343 PadmavatI took ...
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Is sanyāsaṃ prohibited in Kaliyuga?

Verse 4.115 - Verses 112b,113a, Kṛṣṇa-janma-khaṇḍa, Brahma Vaivarta Purāṇa asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet Five things are forbidden in the ...
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What is the Kanya region of Bharatavarsha, identified as the only residence of the four castes?

1. From the Skanda Purāṇa The Kumari region being referred to, is Bharata Khanda or the Indian subcontinent. The reference above matches with puranic geography, which too illustrates these 9 divisions,...
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Are other religions just an illusion to end kaliyuga?

Well, i can answer this question partially. The Manu Smriti clearly states that any doctrines, traditions or philosophical systems that are not based on the Vedas are false and worthless. Manu ...
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Is it true that all animals and plants could talk in Satya Yug? then why not in Kaliyuga?

Animal companions of Rama were not ordinary animals. They were specially created children of gods. http://www.valmikiramayan.net/utf8/baala/sarga17/bala_17_frame.htm When Vishnu attained the sonship ...
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Who coined the term 'Jambudvipa' and 'Bharat' for India as a country?

Nobody coined those two terms. Both are scriptural terms. They are found at many places in various Puranas. Couple of such references from the Devi Bhagavata Purana (DBP): 141-159. Thus I have ...
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Is anti-Brahminism a symptom of Kali Yuga?

Is anti-Brahminism a symptom of Kali Yuga? Yes, losing faith in Brahmins and going against them is a symptom of Kali Yuga according to the scriptures. From the Vishnu Purana: PARÁŚARA.--Hear, ...
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Is there any avatar supposed to be born between the death of Krishna and the birth of Kalki?

SB 1.3.24 Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha... So Buddha is mentioned after Krishna and before Kalki incarnation.
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Do the mleccha civilizations become stronger than the vedic civilization in kali yuga?

Do the mleccha civilizations become stronger than the vedic civilization in kali yuga? Yes, kali yuga is when the destruction of Vedic civilization and the rise of the Mleccha civilizations happens. ...
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Are there any positives of kaliyug?

Kali Yuga yields the fruits of good acts immediately and only sinful deeds and not sinful thoughts matter. Parikshit, who was like a honey-bee in grasping the essential good in everything, abstained ...
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