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Kali Yuga in Hinduism – Characteristics Of The Fourth Yuga – Era – In Hindu Reckoning of Time

Kali Yuga in Hinduism is the current era. We are living in Kali Yuga. It is the fourth yuga or era in the Hindu reckoning of time. The chief characteristics of the age are the deterioration of Dharma and spread of evil and greed. Hindu Reckoning of Time Krta Yuga (also known as Satya Yuga) Treta Yuga Dwapara Yuga Kali Yuga Kali Yuga is also known as Tisya or Tishya. It consists of 1200 divine years as per Hindu scriptures. This is equal to 432000 human years. Characteristics Of The Fourth Yuga in Hinduism Virtue will have only on feet in Kali Yuga. This is the symbolic representation of the decline in physical and moral stands with the passage of each era. Giving gifts is the chief activity of the Kali Yuga. Various gifts are given to achieve selfish needs. This we see today in the form of bribe and favors. There will be no moral values. Constant remembrance of the names of Gods and Goddesses is the only means to get over the evils of Kali Yuga. This

Lokpalas – the protectors the world – Eight Lokapalas in Hinduism and Their Elephants

Lokpalas are the protectors of the world and they guard the eight quarters of the earth. They have eight elephants protecting the eight corners. The eight Lokapalas in Hinduism are: Indra Agni Yama Surya Varuna Pavana Kubera and Soma Directions of Lokapalas Indra guards east direction. Agni guards southeast Yama south Surya southwest Varuna  west Pavana or Vayu guards northwest Kubera north Soma northeast In some lists Surya is substituted with Nirrti. Northeast is the Ishana kone or a holy spot and this is often substituted with Shiva or Pirthvi (earth). Eight Elephant Lokpalas Each of the guardian deities have an elephant and they take part in the protection of their respective direction. The elephants themselves are also known as Lokpalas. Elephant of Indira is Airavata and his consort is Abhramu. The elephant of Agni is known as Pundarika and his consort is Kapila. Vamana is the elephant of Yama and his wife is Pingala The ele

Our True Strength And Courage Lies In Overcoming Awful Moments In Life

There are moments in life that are unacceptable and unpleasant. Our true strength and courage lies in overcoming such awful moments in life. Impatience, anger, rage, depression, destructiveness and inflicting pain on oneself should never be the approach to solving an unpleasant situation. Our action during such negative situations is what determines our true character. Properly judging the situation and responding in the best possible manner can ease the pain and unhappiness. We should observe our mind in such situations. We should not allow anger and other negative emotions to overpower. Instead of resisting the situation, we need to work around the unfavorable situation and convert it into a positive situation. If the situation is the result of our action, then we should graciously accept the mistake and correct it. Do not accumulate negative energy. The bad moments in life should be dropped. We should stop accumulating pain. The best solution is to solve all u