Lord Kalki Jayanti

Published On : April 26, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant

Lord Kalki Jayanti And Its Importance

Behind every incarnation of Lord Vishnu, there resides the ulterior motive of eliminating tyranny and evil forces from the earth. Whether the incarnation of Lord Vishnu may have happened in any Yuga or age, putting an end to the demonic forces and establishing righteousness on earth has always been its predominant goal. In this context, the Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu serves a similar purpose just as all the incarnations of the Lord had served in the past. Kalki Jayanti: Hindu celebration of Lord Kalki’s prophesied avatar.

That said, this Kalki incarnation of Lord Vishnu is believed to eradicate the rampancy of evil activities on earth. In the era of Kali Yuga (the age of darkness/vice), people, who staunchly follow religion and the path of truth, have to suffer a lot of difficulties, apart from being condemned to a life filled with utter miseries due to tyranny and sinful activities of evil people. This is an era in which religious activities like Yajna, etc. are objected to and talks of truth and justice are considered witless. Religiousness seems to have faded into oblivion.

It appears that religious activities like worshipping gods and goddesses, praying and observing fasts are no longer attracting people or people are losing interest in these activities. The commercial activities of avaricious people like thieves, sinners, greedy, evil, and usurpers keep increasing by leaps and bounds. It looks like truth and righteousness are at the receiving end of opposition from everywhere. The earth and the atmosphere both are getting polluted, thereby obstructing nature’s orderliness. Under such circumstances, the god has to answer to prayers of both the earth-people and divinities to assume a form, a divine incarnation carved out of his parts to appear on earth. Lord Kalki Jayanti: Hindu celebration of divine avatar’s birth.

For instance, Shri Hari Vishnu’s Vamana incarnation in Satya Yuga, an incarnation of Shri Ram in Treta Yuga, an incarnation of Shri Krishna in Dvapara Yuga, and an incarnation of Kalki in Kali Yuga on earth. The descriptions of these incarnations of Lord Vishnu can be found in our mythological books or Puranas.

Even lord Vishnu talks about these incarnations at great length in Srimad Bhagavad Gita, quoting, “Whenever Dharma/righteousness is at stake on earth, I’d continue to manifest myself in every age to protect and restore it.”

The Incarnation Of Lord Kalki

Lord Kalki Avatar is believed to be the 10th and final incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Many a time, forecasts are also announced, in this context. Among the quadruple orderliness of the Hindu religion, Kali Yuga is enumerated as the fourth one. In the Kali Yuga, injustice and sins would run rampant, weakening the very fabric of righteousness and truth.

Under such circumstances, it is believed that Lord Vishnu will incarnate as Kalki in the house of a Brahmin named Shri Vishnuyasha, in a village called Sambhal. His incarnation would serve the purpose of eliminating demonic forces terrorising people and establishing Dharma and righteousness on earth.

Vrat And Puja Methods For Lord Kalki

On Lord Kalki Jayanti, devotees are supposed to renounce all non-vegetarian foods and ought to follow truth, non-violence and celibacy. Collect all puja-related materials and store them at a puja spot. You can also store them at a temple or your designated puja spot. Ensconce the idol of Lord Kalki, stand in front of him with devotions, offer your prayers to the lord and worship him religiously, with shodashopchar methods to get maximum auspicious benefits from the puja. Pray to the lord, make Pradikshna, and worship religiously. Beg pardon to the lord for any mistake you may have committed while performing Kalki puja. Conclude your Puja by offering it to the lord.

Marriage Of Lord Kalki And Other Details

Lord Kalki would establish Dharma by destroying the sinners. He is believed to marry princess Padmavati of Simhala (The Island of the Lion). In the final phase of Kali, he would re-establish Satya Yuga. He rides a white horse named Devadatta. He would use the divine horse to destroy evil forces. Lord Kalki holds swords symbolising the destruction of tyrants and sinners. It is believed that the lord can manifest himself in 64 arts. It is also known and worshipped as Nishkalanki Avatar. Stories about different incarnations of Lord Vishnu are found in detailed descriptions in Shri Kalki Purana and Srimad Bhagavad Purana. He would accept Lord Parashurama as his teacher to protect the world and Dharma. And lord Parashurama would urge him to perform meditation (Tapasya) to Lord Shiva and therefore he would attain a super-effective divine weapon (Divyashtra) from Lord Shiva, to annihilate tyrants and sinners, strengthen the foundation of Dharma, institutionalise worldwide peace, and re-establish Satya Yuga. The most ancient temple of Lord Kalki, details of which are found in the Puranas, is situated in the Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh. The place witnesses a grad celebration of Kalki Jayanti observed by devotees, with Anusthans and tales, including religious activities being performed enthusiastically.

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