Kalki Jayanti is the celebration of the birth of the Kalki Avatar. This Avatar is believed to be the last and the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu. The highlights of the Kalki Avatar celebration is that it is actually the celebration for the anticipated arrival of the Kalki Avatar in the Kali Yuga. It is a celebration which is observed for paying the respect for the arrival of Lord Vishnu in the future to bring an end to Adharma and establish the Satya Yuga once again.
Lord Vishnu and Kalki Jayanti
According to Garuda Purana, Kalki is the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Devotees worship Lord Vishnu on Kalki Jayanti and observe fast. The description of Kalki is mentioned among the Puranic texts. In Vaishnava texts, Kalki is said to appear on a white horse, while in some texts he is said to be an invisible force destroying evil and wrongdoers.
It is believed that the Kalki Avatar will appear to cleanse the world and the system, thereby removing the evil completely and establishing a new foundation of Dharma. Kalki Jayanti is observed on the 6th day of the Shravan month. According to the traditional Hindu calendar and the Gregorian calendar, it falls in the month of August. In 2019 the Kalki Jayanti will be celebrated on 5th of August.
How is Kalki Jayanti celebrated?
In the southern states of India, Kalki Jayanti is celebrated in the month of Bhadra. It is observed with a lot of enthusiasm in the Vaishnavite temples. In the Lord Vishnu temples of India such as Tirupati Shri Venkateshwara temple, Sri Rangam Ranganatha Swami temple, Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, Sri Krishna Temple of Udupi and the Sita Ramachandraswamy temple in Bhadrachalam; this auspicious day is celebrated with great devotion.
The mention of Kalki Avatar is also found in the Sikh scriptures and Buddhist religious scriptures too. Guru Gobind Singh in Sri Dasam Granth has mentioned that Kalki Avatar will come with all his might and will vanish all that is evil in the world.
According to the Buddhist Kalachakra, 25th ruler of Shambhala was the Kalki or had the title of being the Kalki King.
Chanting Vishnu Sahasranama and Laxmi Narayana Mantra is considered very auspicious on this day. It is believed to be the right time to start up new ventures & get the blessing of God. Conducting vrat on this day is equal to remembering all the scriptures.
We at Askganesha wish you and your family an auspicious Kalki Jayanti.Kalki Jayanti: 10th Manifestation of Lord Vishnu by Astrologer Amit