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Story of Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu - Future Avatar of Vishnu - Time - Other Details

Kalki Avatar is the future incarnation of Lord Vishnu, which is yet to arrive. Story of Kalki Avatar is mentioned in Puranas especially Srimad Bhagavad Purana and Kalki Purana. It is the future avatar of Vishnu and it will put an end to this particular cycle of creation. Since the world has gone utterly corrupt with adharmic activities, it is believed the Kalki Avatar will bring an end to the present cycle of the universe and after a span of darkness creation will begin once again. It is said in Bhagavad Purana that he will appear in Sambhala village. Kalki is usually depicted riding a horse with a drawn sword. Lightning, thunder, heavy rain and harsh sun are frequently associated with this avatar. As per the popular version of the story, the end of Kali Yuga will see even the pious neglecting the Lord. The sufferings of those follow Dharma will become unbearable. Lord Vishnu will appear as Kalki as the son of Vishnuvyas in the village of Sambhala. Riding a white horse

Sri Krishna in Hastinapur Court - Krishna As Peace Messenger In Mahabharata

Sri Krishna arrived in the Hastinapur court as messenger of peace and it is an important incident in the Mahabharata. After their exile period got over, Pandavas were now without a kingdom, they made serious efforts to strike peace with the Kauravas. As part of peace efforts, Krishna was sent as the messenger to the Kuru court at Hastinapur to make Duryodhana understand the importance of peace. Krishna was Shantidoot – the messenger of peace. When Krishna enters the Hastinapur palace court, Duryodhana is in consultation with Shakuni, Karna, and Dushasana as to who will lead the Kaurava army against the Pandavas. When the doorkeeper announces the arrival of Sri Krishna, he orders the members of his court not to give him a standing ovation. But such was the impact of the personality of Bhagavan Sri Krishna that contrary to Duryodhana’s order everybody in the Hastinapura court stood up. As Shanti Duta, Krishna pleads for peace. He requests Duryodhana to reconsider h

Eight Forms of Ganesha - For Conquering Eight Human Weaknesses

Mudgala Purana narrates eight forms of Ganesha. The eight forms annihilate eight different demons. The eight demons symbolically represent eight human weaknesses. Ekadanta form of Ganesha conquers arrogance. Dhumravarna overcomes pride. Vakratunda conquers jealousy. Mahodara vanquishes infatuation. Gajanana conquers greed. Lambodara conquers anger. Vikata vanquishes lust. Vighnaraja prevails over ego. Dhumraketu , also referred as Dhumravarna, is the incarnation of Hindu God Ganesha that will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga. You can read about this avatar of Ganesha here . As per Mudgala Purana, Ganesh took the form of Vakratunda to annihilate demon Matsaryasura. You can read about this avatar of Ganesh here .  It is stated in the Mudgala Purana that one of the mission of the Gajanana Avatar was to annihilate Lobhasura – the demon greed. you can read the story here.   If you have gone through the Bhagavad Gita, it is clearly mentioned in it that anger, lus

Swami Nirmalananda Quotes - Ramakrishna Mission - A Collection of Teachings of Swami Nirmalananda

Swami Nirmalananda (1863 - 1938) was direct disciple of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. This is a collection of Swami Nirmalananda Quotes mostly from From book titled Swami Nirmalananda His life And Teachings, Vedanta Kesari and Prabuddha Bharata. Repetition of the Holy name of the Lord is very good. The mind will become pure through it. While repeating the name of the Lord you should keep remembrance of the Lord in your mind. Such repetition and remembrance will do much good. Mere repetition without the remembrance of the Lord will not be of much use. I do not say that this is easy. As you proceed with meditation you will see that you are, getting more and more realization. There is no use in merely reading the Shastras (Sacred Scriptures) and discussing about them. By meditation the mind will become pure, and when the mind becomes pure, realization of God follows as a matter of course. Ordinarily, we hold our mind on worldly matters. No result worth the name come