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Kalki Jayanti 2021: Date, Rituals & Story

Kalki Jayanti is observed to mark the arrival of the Lord Kalki - the 10th lord Vishnu. Lord Kalki has not been incarnated yet. In Kali Yuga, which is the present Era, Lord Vishnu will appear for the total extinction of malevolence and the creating of 'Dharma.'

Kalki Jayanti
Kalki Jayanti is observed to mark the arrival of Lord Kalki - the last & 10th avatar of Lord Vishnu.
TithiShravan Shukla Paksha Shashti
FrequencyYearly
DeityLord Vishnu
ObservancesPuja, Prayers, Havan
2021 DateFriday, 13 August
2022 DateWednesday, 03 August

Kalki Jayanti Date and Timing

Lord Kalki is the tenth and the last incarnation of Lord Vishnu at the end of Kali Yuga. As per Hindu Calendar, Kalki Jayanti is observed on Shukla Paksha Shashti of Shravan Maas. In the year 2021, it falls on Tuesday, 13 August.

Kalki Jayanti Muhurat - 04:24 PM to 07:02 PM
Shashthi Tithi Begins - 01:42 PM on Aug 13, 2021
Shashthi Tithi Ends - 11:50 AM on Aug 14, 2021

Kalki Jayanti

Kalki Jayanti Rituals

Devotees observe a strict fast. They recite and chant Vishnu Sahasranama, Narayana Mantra, and other mantras 108 times. Beej Mantra is also chanted by devotees while initiating the fast which is followed by the pooja. The devotees wash the idols of the deities with water and Panchamrit. Thereafter various names of Lord Vishnu are also chanted. Devotees also donate food to the brahmins as it is considered auspicious on this day. 

Story Of Kalki Jayanti

It is believed that for the elimination of the Evil deeds or other the revival of the Satya Yuga Lord Mahavishnu will reincarnate in the form of Lord Kalki in the Kalyug. Kalki is derived from the Sanskrit word Kalka meaning the one who eliminates evil from the universe. It is believed that when Lord Vishnu appears in the form of Lord Kalki on this planet, all evil and dark forces will be removed from this world, and righteousness or Dharma will be established. 

Kalki Jayanti Significance

On this day devotees worship and pray to Lord Vishnu to seek forgiveness for all the bad deeds or sins they might have committed. It is also believed that worshipping Lord Vishnu brings about a peaceful life. Considered one of the most ferocious incarnations of the Lord Kalki symbolizes the end of the human race on this earth. The purpose of Kalki is to liberate this world from faithlessness and establish Dharma.

Elimination of corruption and evil from this world will bring about a New Age an era where there will be devotion in the hearts of the people and peace will prevail.

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