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Lord Kalki: The tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu

By January 25, 2023February 6th, 2023No Comments
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Who is Lord Kalki? Is Kalki avatar a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu? What will be Lord Kalki birth place? How will kalki avatar look like?

Kalki Avtar is still a mystery to many of us. But, as per the Kalki Purana, he is the tenth reincarnation of Vishnu ji. He will take birth at the end of Kalyug and finish off all the evils of our society. Hence, it will be the beginning of Satya Yuga. 

Lord Vishnu’s reincarnation and their significance

God has his ways of telling us that he is still there guarding us. That is why the upcoming avatars are also previously mentioned in our scriptures. One such strong reincarnation of Lord Vishnu is Kalki Avatar. 

  • Lord Vishnu is the “God of Preservation”. Whenever there was a rise in evil, he took birth on this earth to kill all misleads. 

Let’s talk about all the reincarnations of Lord Vishnu and their significance. Also, a lot more interesting facts about Lord Kalki, the next avatar of Vishnu.

Lord Vishnu

Lord Vishnu’s Dash-avatars

Lord Vishnu came on earth to kill Ravana as Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. But he only became Shree Krishna to end the evil deeds of Kansa in Dwapar Yuga. Moreover, he became Narsimha in Satya Yuga. 

Because of his ten reincarnations, Lord Vishnu is called “Dashavatara”. His other reincarnations were: 

Buddha, Matsya, Kurma, Vaman, Varaha and Parshurama.

No matter which Yuga it was, he came as a different reincarnation to take a win over evil. Also, per our Vedic scriptures, his every rebirth has been brought on earth at the end of every Yuga or era. 

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Kalki Avatar Story

Different avatars of Vishnu ji have been mentioned over the years, but the Kalki avatar, the warrior, is yet to come. Kalki Purana, written by Ved Vyasa, has every little detail about the 10th Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

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Birth details of Lord Kalki 

Lord Kalki avatar birthplace will be a district named Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. His father’s name will be “Vishnuyash”, and his mother’s name will be “Sumati”. He will be the youngest among five brothers. 

Moreover, he will have two wives, and both will be reincarnations of Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati. And both will assist him in fighting evil to bring an end to this Kalyug.

What will Kalki Avatar look like?

Lord Kalki has been described as a king of heaven. He will be beautiful and bold in his ways, like a warrior. It is also said that Kalki Avatar will hold a sword in one hand and Chakra in another. 

His mount will be a white horse named Devdutt. Also, he will rule not only on land but on water. Moreover, he will also have a parrot who will assist him in predicting all future events. 

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When is Kalki Avatar expected?

This is the last era or Yuga of the complete circle. As soon as it ends, a new period called “Satya Yuga” will begin. Therefore, Satya yuga is considered the first and foremost Yuga of the era cycle. 

It is also believed that Kalyug will be around for almost 462000 years. Moreover, it is just the first phase of Kaliyuga there’s a lot of time for its end.

When all the misleads and evil are at their highest, the earth will become a living hell for everyone. Then, Lord Kalki will come to rescue us and take us to the beginning of “Satya Yuga”.

Miscellaneous facts on Kalki Avatar

Apart from all these details, there are also several other factors concerning the Lord Kalki Avatar. These are a few exciting and additional facts about the 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu:

  • Lord Vishnu’s 10th avatar already gets celebrated as “Kalki Jayanti”. This day is considered auspicious as everybody celebrates the coming avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is a day when we all celebrate the win of good over evil.
  • Lord Kalki will be born on the thirteenth day during the fortnight of waxing moon. A waxing moon is a progressing moon when moon goes from Amavasya to Purnima night.
  • It has also been told in ShivPurana that Lord Kalki will worship Lord Shiva. And because of this, he gets all the godly powers to defeat evil.
  • As per Srimad Bhagavad Gita, during Treta Yuga, there was a woman named Vaishnavi wanted to marry Lord Rama. As per this conversation in Gita, Lord Rama mentioned his 10th avatar as Lord Kalki in Kalyug. It is believed that since that time, Vishanvi has been praying and worshipping to unite with Lord Vishnu. 

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We still have to wait a lot to see Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu. Till then, we will be waiting for him in different bodies because the time is too long. And only those who have pious hearts and purest deeds will be able to see him. 

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs):

When will Kalki avatar come?

Kalki Avatar is the tenth incarnation of Vishnu ji as per the Vishnu Purana. As per beliefs, he will come at the end of Kalyug. Then, he will finish all evil and begin Satya yuga.

How many total reincarnations of Lord Vishnu are there?

Mythologically, there are, in total, ten reincarnations of Lord Vishnu. Chronologically, they are Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki. Out of which, every single reincarnation has arrived on earth apart from Kalki Avatar, which will come on earth at the end of Kalyug.

What will Kalki Avatar look like?

Lord Kalki will be bold and beautiful, like a king from heaven, riding a white horse named Devdutt. He will finish off all evils from earth. Moreover, he will have a sword in one hand and Chakra in another. 

What will be the birthplace of Lord Kalki?

As per Kalki Purana, Lord Kalki will be born in Sambhal district, Uttar Pradesh. He will be the youngest son among five brothers. His father’s name will be Vishnuyash, and his mother’s name will be Sumati.

Is Lord Kalki the last Avatar of Lord Vishnu?

Yes, as Kalyug will be the last Yuga of the entire era. So, the Kalki avatar of Lord Vishnu will be the final avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Whom Lord Kalki will marry in Kalyug?

Lord Kalki will have two wives, similar to Lord Rama. He will marry the reincarnations of Goddess Laksmi and Goddess Saraswati. One will be named Rama, and the other will be Padmavati. Both will assist the lord in finishing off the evil.

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