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 incarnation (avatara) as Kalki the horse rider, to kill all the evil people and restore Dharma on earth, commencing a new Satya Yuga. Here is how the Srimad ...
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 easier and easier to obtain great benefits from even small religious activity. Here is how Vyasa describes the benefits of the Kali Yuga in the Vishnu Purana:
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 people, during one of the Kali Yugas of the Swayambhuva Manvantara Vishnu incarnated as a king named Pramati and killed all the evil people, as described in ...
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. There are some marked incidents which have to happen, like the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, they are sure to happen in every yuga and in the same form, the ...
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 Vaivasvata Manvantara are listed, but Kalki is only mentioned once, in the current Kali Yuga. This excerpt from the Skanda Purana says the same thing. (See my ...
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 Krita curses effect immediately,in Treta after 10 days,in Dwapara after a month whereas in Kali it takes 1 year for the curse to take effect.
The exact Sloka ...
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 years into Kali Yuga)
All the four yugas combined together is called a Maha Yuga. One Maha Yuga comprises of 43,20,000 years. 1000 maha yugas are equivalent to ...
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 activities in the Kali Yuga would be in the form of prophecies. But here are at least some potential activities that Shiva may have done in the Kali Yuga:
One thing ...
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 for Vaivasvara Manvantara.
कश्यपोऽत्रिर्वसिष्ठश्च विश्वामित्रोऽथ गौतमः| जमदग्निर्भरद्वाज इति
सप्तर्षयः स्मृताः ॥ ८.१३.५ ॥
Kaśyapa, Atri, Vasiṣṭha, ...
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. There are six aspects to be mentioned in regard to set of four
Difference of Yuga
Yugadhrama (Peculiar characteristics of 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 assert cyclic nature of time).
Chapter 29 to 31 ANUSANGA in Brahmanda Purana (Pg- 287-313), Chapter 5 of Kurma Purana and many Puranas describe this cyclic order ...
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 definition, there are many such events happened in Kali Yuga too. Books by recent Yogis or Swamis narrate many such episodes. You also mentioned in your question, &...
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 formation--whether Rama will come first or Krishna --- things like that):
Sanat Kumara Samhita (which is a Pancharatra Agama), 2. Radha Hridaya (a Tantric work, not ...
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 dharma again.
In this Kali Yuga itself, when the junction period is yet to lapse, the lord will be born under the name of Kalki and Viṣṇu Yaśā. He will be born ...
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 don't know if there are any other Scriptures which contradicts with this or not.
Refer to Parashara Smriti :
According to the nature of age the Laws to be ...
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 (Dharma Of kaliyuga)
Here is the comparison (relative incapabilities of Kaliyuga people) -:
संतुष्टा: करुणा मैत्रा: शान्ता दान्तास्तितिक्षव: |आत्माराम:
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.
However, unlike all other avatars, Parashurama still lives on earth, even today.
जमदग्न्योsपि भगवान राम: कमललोचन:।
आगामिन्यन्तरे राजन वर्तायिष्यति वै बृहत ॥...
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 incarnations of Vishnu in the Vaivasvata Manvantara:
At the close of Kaliyuga there will be the Kalki mainfestation, in the house of Vishnuyasha, and the sage, ...
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 Smriti 8.15. ’Justice, being violated, destroys; justice, being
preserved, preserves: therefore justice must not be violated, lest
violated justice destroy ...
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 first chapter Saunaka Rishi asks to know about the demon Kali from Suta Goswami:
Who is Kali? Where was he born? How did he become the master of the
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 part of the age, multiplied successively by 4, 3, 2 and 1 gives length of golden and other ages in order. The sixth part of it belongs to its Dawn and twilight.
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 respectively
constitute the period of transition both at the beginning and end of a
Linga Purana I.4.5-6
 Each Yuga is prefixed and suffixed by a ...
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) to (the observance of) the rules (of studentship).
If they are transgressed, study drives out the knowledge of the Veda acquired already, from the (offender) ...
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 hundreds of years, and built many churches and cathedrals. But in the 1880s, a Shiva temple in Agar Malwa, Madhya Pradesh, was renovated and almost rebuilt by Lt. Col. ...
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’s name was Falsity. From their combination were born two demons named Dambha, or Bluffing, and Māyā, or Cheating. These two demons were taken by a demon named ...
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" published in 1894.
According to Sri Yukteswar, ages work in full solar cycle of 24000 years. It contains 2 periods, ascending arc and descending arc of 12000 ...
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 (mantras)a divya astra is generally united with a normal weapon (sastra) typically arrows – which
obviously makes the Divine astra very very effective. Divine ...
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 described to you the nature of Prakriti. So in
this Punyabhumi Bharata Varsa, to worship the Devi is by all means
desirable. In days past by, the King Suratha ...