5 lesser known facts about the Kalki avatar of Vishnu
In Hinduism, Lord Vishnu is one of the triumvirates of God namely Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Among these three triumvirates of God Lord Brahma is believed to be the creator of the universe, Lord Maheshwar, i.e., Lord Shiva is known to the destroyer and Lord Vishnu is believed to be the preserver or protector of the whole universe.
According to Hindus, it is said that Lord Vishnu came to earth many times as a human being for restoring the balance between the good and evil. It is said that Lord Vishnu has already incarnated in the earth about twenty-five times and Lord Kalki will be the last and final incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Hindus depicted the picture of Lord Vishnu as reclining on a large snake bed in the Cosmos Ocean where he is in deep meditative sleep along with Lakshmi who is offering her service to the Lord Vishnu.
Apart from that in the portrait of Lord Vishnu, it is seen that a lotus blossomed from the belly of Lord Vishnu and gave birth to Lord Brahma. In the portrait, it is also seen that Lord Brahma who has created the world is paying his respect to the Lord Vishnu.
But the appearance of Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu is believed to be the Lord of the universe and in Hinduism, the picture of Lord Kalki is portrayed as the Lord is riding on his horse Devadatta with a sword in his hand. This appearance of Lord Kalki is found in the Srimad Bhagavatam.
In this article, we will come up with some interesting facts about the Kalki avatar of Lord Vishnu which are hardly known to the people.
1. The appearance of Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu
It is said in the Srimad Bhagavatam that during the end of the Kali-yuga the incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu will arrive on the Earth. In Hinduism, it is believed that there are four yugas namely Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga. These four cycles rotate just like our calendar months.
It is said that the present age is the Kali Yuga and it will last for 432000 years. It is believed that we have already passed 5000 years from the battle of Kurukshetra. That means there are still 427000 years left and it is said in Srimad Bhagavatam the Lord Kalki will arrive at the end of the Kali-yuga.
It is also said that the father of Lord Kalki would be Visnu Yasa. His father would be a learned Brahmana. In Srimad Bhagavatam, it is said that Lord Kalki will appear in the home of Visnu Yasa.
2. Reason for appearing of Lord Vishnu as Lord Kalki in the Kali Yuga
As per Vedic civilization, it was said that Lord Vishnu was once cursed by saint Bhrigu. It was said that Asuras once took the shelter in the ashram of Maharishi Bhrigu. One day when Sukracharya and Maharishi Bhrigu was at his ashram the Devtas and Indra took the chance to attack the Asuras who were unarmed at that time.
The Asuras escaped and ran to the wife of sage Bhrigu for shelter whose name was Kavyamata. During that time, Kavyamata immobilized Indra with the help of her Yogic powers and thus she could safeguard the Ashuras.
Indra and other Devtas immediately went to Lord Vishnu for his help. Later, Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshana Chakra cut down the head of Kavyamata for saving asuras and immobilising Indra and other devatas.
When sage Bhrigu returned and saw the devastating condition of his wife he got very furious on Lord Vishnu and cursed him that he will bear on the earth for several times and suffer the pain of the death of near and dear ones.
It is due to this curse of Maharishi Bhrigu Lord Vishnu had to appear on Earth again and again and whenever he arrives on the earth he destroys the evil on the earth. It is believed that Lord Vishnu will appear for the last time as Lord Kalki during the end of Kali-yuga when evil will be rampant upon the earth and will restore peacefulness by killing all evils.
3. Nostradamus prediction on Lord Kalki:
Nostradamus was a great astrologer and whatever he had predicted has always become true. According to his prediction, it was found that a person will bear with immense power will bear in the world whose holy day will be Thursday and he will rule in the whole world on both land and sea.
He will be the only person who will free the world from all trouble. According to Nostradamus this great person will come down from his throne and will move through the sea and air for striking the evil ones with his rod.
As per Srimad Bhagavatam, Lord Kalki has many similarities about what Nostradamus had predicted. It is believed in Hindu religion that when Lord Kalki will appear he will destroy his enemies with his weapon.
4. The Mission of Lord Kalki
It is said that the main mission of Lord Kalki to appear on the earth would be to destroy Koli which would signify an evil person. The main motive of Lord Kalki would be to destroy all barbarians and thieves from the earth and make the earth peaceful place to live in.
Apart from that, it is also said that Lord Kalki would defeat the Kings called to Koli and hand over the rule to Devapi and Maru the religious king of Koli yugas.
5. More prophecies on Lord Kalki
It is believed that Lord Kalki will descend to earth during Baisakha month. It is usually said that Lord Kalki will appear on the earth on the 12th day after the full moon day.
That means it can be guessed that he will appear at any time from 26th April to 15th May. It is also predicted that the Lord Kalki will be born to a man who would be named Visnu Yasa and his mother would be named as Sumati.
It is also believed that Lord Kalki would go to Sinhala and marry the Padma and would start his conjugal life.
Thus, these were some of the lesser known facts of the Kalki Avatar. The Last Avatar by Vishwas Mudagal is one of the most popular books on the Kalki Avatar. Read it to know more about how the Kalki Avatar will save a world that is destined to destroy itself.