245 – Kalki will save the universe

Kalki is the tenth avatara of Vishnu, who will come riding upon a white horse, which is also an avatara in itself. Kalki carries a sword to strike down all evil, and he battles for the cause of righteousness. Kalki will come at the end of Kali yuga to destroy the creation that has sunk into total darkness, after which it will be created anew.

Virtue and dharma have disappeared, and the world is ruled by the unjust. We can see it all around us. According to some legends, Kalki’s horse will stamp the earth with its right foot, causing the tortoise which supports the earth to drop into the deep. Then the gods will restore the earth once again to its former purity.

There is another charming story about Kalki worshipping Shiva. Shiva is enchanted with his devotion and gifts him a divine white horse callled Devadutta (an avatara of Garuda, the eagle), a sharp powerful sword, the handle of which is encrusted with jewels and a parrot named Shuka, who is an all knower of the past, present and future.

Praying to Lord Kalki is the only way for us to attain moksha. This is accomplished by chanting the mantra Om Shri Kalki Sarveshvareya Namaha.

Aim Hrim Klim

 

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