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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

No, the world won't actually get destroyed at the end of the Kali Yuga. Rather, what's going to occur is that when the evil and decadence of the Kali Yuga reaches its zenith, Vishnu will have an ...
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Do methods of worship change according to yugas?

Yes, you've heard correctly. As the four Yugas progress, the world becomes more and more evil. But as a way to help people deal with all the evil that surrounds them, in later Yugas it becomes ...
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Repetition of Time and Yugas in Hinduism

The four yugas you listed, join to be called as Mahayuga or Chaturyuga. Every cycle(Mahayuga) has different happenings all together, its not clear whether each cycle(Mahayuga) will have same incidents....
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Do we have any record of events in any previous Kaliyuga?

There are multiple incarnations of Vishnu which took place during previous Kali Yugas: Pramati: Just as Vishnu'e incarnation Kalki will come at the end of the present Kali Yuga and kill all the evil ...
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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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What exactly happens at end of Kali Yuga. Will the world be destroyed?

The Yuga Time Period Kritha Yuga 17,28,000 human years Tretha Yuga 12,96,000 human years Dwapara Yuga 8,64,000 human years Kali Yuga 4,32,000 human years (As on today we are approximately over 5000 ...
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Are there any stories related to Lord Shiva from the Kaliyuga?

Let me preface this by saying that since most of our scriptures were composed or compiled by Vyasa at the end of the Dwapara Yuga or the beginning of the Kali Yuga, most descriptions of Shiva's ...
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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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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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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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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 Miracles do not 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Are there any stories related to Lord Shiva from the Kaliyuga?

One story is of Baijnath Mahadev, Agar Malwa (MP): The Only Hindu Temple of Lord Shiva Built (Renovated) By a British Couple. . It goes like follows The British ruled Indian subcontinent for ...
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Why would Kali Demon cause misery?

It's part of the demon Kali's fundamental nature to be evil, considering his lineage, which described in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam: Another son of Lord Brahmā was Irreligion, whose wife’...
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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 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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