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The Age of Kali Yuga Begins (3102 BCE) Options
Daemon
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The Age of Kali Yuga Begins (3102 BCE)

In Hindu scripture, the age of Kali Yuga is the last of the four cyclic stages of the world and is currently ongoing. It is thought to have begun on the same day that Krishna left the Earth and is said to be marked by greed and murder. The scriptures predict that during Kali Yuga, unreasonable rulers will impose burdensome taxes and people will migrate to wheat-producing countries, become addicted to alcohol, and exhibit flexible morals. How long is the age expected to last? More...
Shivanand
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Kali here is a demon who would be killed by Kalki, the tenth avathar of Lord Vishnu. Kali should not be mistaken for Kali(pronnounced Kaali), an avathar of Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva.



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thar
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Interesting stuff. But it does seem rather pessimistic (and rather a let-out clause for corrupt leaders) to say it was destined that the leaders would overtax the people, and there would be lax morality and drunkeness and emigration!

(no religious disrepect intended!, just a wry comment)
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shivanand wrote:
Kali here is a demon who would be killed by Kalki, the tenth avathar of Lord Vishnu. Kali should not be mistaken for Kali(pronnounced Kaali), an avathar of Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva.

I always had them conflated…thanks for the information!
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