The Appearance of Lord Kalki (the Avatar or incarnation of Godhead) is foretold in the "Srimad Bhagavatam" 12th Canto and described also in detail in the "Brahmanda-purana". Therein it gives predictions as to where he will appear (the village name), who his parents will be, what his mission will be, and when he will appear.
It is described that he will ...
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 ...
South Indian astrologers have analyzed Puranas extensively to try and foretell the time of birth of Kalki. The signs described in the Kalki Purana are as follows:
The moon will be in Dhanishtha nakshatra, Aquarius, suggesting he will be wealthy, acclaimed and swift in action and thought.
The sun will be ...
Yes. Lord Kalki will be aware of His divinity. Like Sri Krishna, Lord Kalki will also take birth with four arms and upon request, He assumes two armed form. Here's how Chapter 2 of Kalki Purana describes this event (translated by Bhumipati Das)
18-19. Lord Brahma, who knew the mystery of the Lord's appearance,
hastily called for his servant, Pavana, ...
Is Sanatana Dharma anti-foreigners?
No, most certainly not.
For example, the following mantra from Shukla Yajur Veda clearly states that the holy mantras should be spoken among all men including strangers. Here, the word stranger denotes people who are alien to our Vedic culture. So, the Vedic knowledge should be spread among them too. No question of ...
Chapter 3 of Kalki Purana (unabridged version) has this sloka. Here is complete sloka (from verse 14 to verse 20) in Devanagari and IAST.
Sanskrit verses taken from here. You can also read complete Kalki Purana in Sanskrit and English from here (translated by Bhumipati Das).
कल्कि रुवाच । kalki ruvāca ।
गौरीनाथ विश्वनाथ शरण्यं भूतावासं वासुकी...
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 ...
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, ...
Lord Kalki will receive a horse, a sword and and an all knowing parrot (Suka) from Lord Shiva. His physical appearance is described by his wife Padmavati, Demi Gods and others too.. This is described very nicely in Kalki Purana...
Lord Kalki after his sacred thread ceremony goes to Lord Parashuram to attain trainings in military arts. It is in chapter 3 of ...
We know at least 7 incarnations of Vishnu after Kalki. Let me explain. Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga together form one Mahayuga. And 1000 Mahayugas form a Kalpa. A Kalpa is also divided into 14 Manvantaras, each consisting of 71 Mahayugas. We are living in the 28th Mahayuga of the Vaivasvata Manvantara, which is the 7th Manvantara ...
Is Hinduism anti-foreigner?
Yes – if you believe in the literal interpretation of certain Hindu scriptures like the following.
2. He must not visit a country, inhabited by barbarians (excepting on a pilgrimage).
3. By (constantly) drinking water from (or bathing in) a pool situated in a foreign (barbarous) country, he becomes equal to its ...
Kalki is supposed to be born in the Kritayuga (Satyuga) which would be commenced after a Kaliyuga. At the end of Kaliyuga most of the humanity will be destroyed and will start afresh. Here is that story from Vana Parva, during which Rishi Markendeya explains it to Yudhishtira.
... And when those terrible times will be over, the creation will begin anew. ...
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 Smriti 12.95. All those traditions (smriti) and those despicable
systems of philosophy, which are not based on the Veda, produce no
reward after death; for ...
How lord Shiva would know that this curse and/or boon is appropriate?
If someone prays to God, then God knows what that person wants:
As per chapter 4 of Kalki Purana:
Understanding that Kamala, whose face is exquisitely beautiful and who
is very dear to Lord Hari, had incarnated within this world, Sankara,
along with Parvarti, joyfully came to see ...
Yes, Lord Vishnu will take the avatar of Kalki at the end of Kali yuga when the adharma increase to an intolerable measures. The conditions are said on second chapter of twelfth skandha of Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. I am posting some of the characteristics from the chapter.
Wealth alone will be considered most important characteristic of a person's conduct.
As written in wiki article on Kalki under his bio; His primary weapon will be Ranta Maru which is weapon of Shiva and is a sword.
Also same wiki article's description says:
Kalki is an avatara of Vishnu. Avatara means "descent" and refers to a descent of the divine into the material realm of human existence. The Garuda Purana lists ten avatars, with ...
As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa): Skandha 12: Adhyay 2, the primary weapon of Lord Kalki would be a sword (असि) and his vahana wold be a horse named Devadatta:
अश्वमाशुगमारुह्य देवदत्तं जगत्पति: ।
असिनासाधुदमनमष्टैश्वर्यगुणान्वित: ॥ १९ ॥
Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and, sword in hand, ...
SanAtana Dharma "cannot" be anti-foreigners.
It's without a choice.
SanAtana & "Foreign" are contradicting with each other. Let's evaluate each word:
SanAtana = eternal; That which always existed irrespective places, humans, planets etc.
Dharma - [righteous] tendency; A bird tend to fly, a human tend socialise, a predator tend to kill its prey, a ...
The answer of your question -Is Kalki Avatara a murderer of Buddhists is No according to Shreemad Bhagvat Purana. Skandha 2 Chapter 7 : SB 2.7 : Scheduled Incarnations with Specific Functions and Skandha 12 chapter 2 : SB 12.2 : The Symptoms of Kali-yuga.
It says -:
यहर्यालयेष्वपि सतां न हरे: कथा: स्यु: पाखण्डिनो द्विजजना वृषला
नृदेवा । स्वाध्या स्वधा...
As per Kalki Purana, Kalki Avatara will have two wives namely: Padmavati and Rama.
From the Purana's 32nd Chapter:
LORD KALKI ENJOYS PASTIMES WITH HIS CONSORTS 343
PadmavatI took off her ornaments and rolled on the ground, so that her
body was soon covered with dust, although her throat appeared bluish
because of the musk. Indeed, ...
Sanskrit word used is "Yuga" and translation you quoted is given by by Bhumipatidas. Gaudiya Sampradaya (ISKCON) Swamis and Acharyas translate "Yuga" as millenium.
यो धर्मो ब्राह्मणाना हि सा भक्तिर्मम पुप्फला । तयाहं तोषितः
श्रीशः सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥ १५
The dharma of the brahmanas is to render pure devotional service unto
Me .Being pleased ...
This seems a translation issue, here is the Sanskrit shloka and Hindi translation of Kalki Purana 4.15:
The religion of the Brahmanas is to render pure devotional service
unto Me. Being pleased by their devotional service, I incarnate, along
with Goddess Laksmi (Shri), from age to age.
Are there 10 avatars of Vishnu per kalpa?
There are infinite avatars of ...
Shri RAma: 110+/- years
दशवर्षसहस्राणि दशवर्षशतानि च । रामो राज्यमुपासित्वा ब्रह्मलोकं प्रयास्यति ।। [source]
After serving the kingdom for several decades and ten years after [the age of] hundred, RAma proceeded towards Brahmaloka (highest of all planes).
Refer this answer for more anaylsis.
Shri Krishna: around 80 years
In Mahabharata's trusted edition, ...
How many Avatars in each yuga? Why different in number of Avatars?
As Lord's incarnations are infinite, so hard to say but if you believe only in 24 or 10 incarnations then this can be answered. Number of Avataras depends on incidents, in previous Yugas, Dharma was more but mighter Asuras were also more.
This is partially answered in What is chronological ...
As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa): Skandha 12: Adhyay 2:
विचरन्नाशुना क्षौण्यां हयेनाप्रतिमद्युति: ।
नृपलिङ्गच्छदो दस्यून्कोटिशो निहनिष्यति ॥ २० ॥
Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.
The objective role and activities of "kalki" a avatara of Lord Vishnu that has yet to come is described in various Hinduism scriptures like puranas and itihasa.
First of all let us see what Mahabharata is saying about who will be target of Kalki. It
Is mentioned in Mahabharata -Vana Parva-Chapter 191 by sage Markandeya that Kalki will destroy ...
Hinduism says -
The whole world is family.
This is very influential sentence found in Maha Upanishad which asks one to consider whole world as a one family.
The world is a family
One is a relative, the other stranger,
say the small minded.
The entire world is a family,
live the magnanimous.
In this it is stated that Kalki can only be the one whose Birthday/Tithi falls on Dvadasi of Sukla Paksha. This amounts to just 12 days per any given year furthermore as it can only be the day of the Lord Sri Maha Vishnu (Chaitra Dwadashi) this amounts to just one day each year or 100 days in the last century.
In my view the above study went wrong. My opinion on this issue is as follows:
1) According to the Scientific dating conducted by many scholars, The Great War of Mahabharat between the Pandavas and the Kauravas happened in 3139 BC. The Pandavas, after winning the Mahabharat war, ruled Hastinapur for 36 years and 8 months until the beginning of kaliyug ...