Kalki Jayanti celebrates the expected arrival of Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.Shashti Thithi is dedicated to Lord Skanda. Devotees keep fast during Shukla Paksha Sashti day. All mondays are auspicious for fasting during Sawan month.

In Hinduism, Kalki is the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu at the end of Kali Yuga. Special Puja is organized in Lord Vishnu temples on the occasion of ‪Kalki‬ Jayanti. It is believed that in Kali Yuga, the present Era, Lord Vishnu will appear as Kalki will remove the darkness of kali yuga and establish a new yuga (age) called Satya yuga (Age of Truth) on the earth. Satya yuga is also known as Krita yuga. Similarly, as per the characteristics of the next cycle of four yugas, the next satya yuga will be known as Panchoratha Yuga. Vishnu devotees believe it will take place on the sixth day in the bright fortnight of Shravan month.

Kalki Jayanti

In Hinduism, Kalki is the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu at the end of Kali Yuga. Special Puja is organized in Lord Vishnu temples on the occasion of ‪Kalki‬ Jayanti. Kalki Jayanti 2016 is on 8th August which is the lunar day of Shravana Shukla Paksha Panchami.

It is believed that in Kali Yuga, the present Era, Lord Vishnu will appear as Kalki will remove the darkness of kali yuga and establish a new yuga (age) called Satya yuga (Age of Truth) on the earth.

Satya yuga is also known as Krita yuga. Similarly, as per the characteristics of the next cycle of four yugas, the next satya yuga will be known as Panchoratha Yuga. Vishnu devotees believe it will take place on the sixth day in the bright fortnight of Shravan month.

As written in the Kalki Purana:

शम्भल ग्राम मुख्यस्य ब्राह्मणस्य महात्मनः।

भवने विष्णुयशसः कल्किः प्रादुर्भविष्यति॥

Srimad Bhagavatha Maha Purana 12:2:18

The Chief Holy Brahmin (Priest) of the Village – ‘‪Shambhal‬’. In the future at the home of the aforementioned – Vishnuyashasa, ‘Destroyer of Evil’ will arise/be born. The Agni Purana predicts that at the time of his birth, evil kings will feed on the pious. Kalki will be born son of Vishnuyasha in the mythic Shambhala. He will have Yajnavalkya as his spiritual guru. Since the world has gone utterly corrupt with adharmic activities, it is believed the Kalki Avatar will bring an end to the present cycle of the universe and after a span of darkness creation will begin once again. It is said in Bhagavad Purana that he will appear in Sambhala village.

Kalki is usually depicted riding a majestic white horse named ‪‎Devadatta‬, with a drawn sword. Lightning, thunder, heavy rain and harsh sun are frequently associated with this avatar. Symbolically, the ancient seers are indicating the destruction of Nature, which sustains life or a method Nature might use in its eternal flow to annihilate unwanted elements, which unfortunately is the human beings. The Kalki Jyanthi is a unique observance as it celebrates the arrival of Lord Vishnu in future. Thus Kalki, the 10th Avatar of Vishnu would restore Dharma or righteousness on Earth. Padma will be the consort of the avatar, as written in the Kalki Purana. The beloved of Kalki who is incarnation of Lakshmi lives at द्वीप dweep (island) सिंहले Sinha (सिंह shiha (Lion) + ले(of))= “the island of the lion”. Lion City island. [Currently ‪Siingapore‬]

Chanting Vishnu ‪Sahasranama‬, ‎Narayana‬ Mantra is considered very auspicious. Mostly people like it because it is the right time to start up new ventures & get the blessing of the God. Conducting vrat on this day is equal to remembering all the scriptures.

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