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Kalki Dwadashi
 

About 2015 Kalki Dwadashi

Kalki Dwadashi on 
25th September 2015 (Friday)
 

 

Kalki dwadashi is a day dedicated to the tenth and last incarnation of Vishnu, who is yet to come. The day is celebrated on the twelfth day of the bright lunar fortnight in the month of Bhadrapada (August-September), according to the Hindu calendar. Staunch devotees of VishnuVishnuVishnu
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give utmost importance to this day as KalkiKalkiKalki
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will come to destroy all the evil from the face of the earth, even if it means ending the human race altogether.

Rituals

People wake up early in the morning to take a bath before sunrise. They visit temples that are dedicated to Vishnu because there are only one or two temple dedicated specifically to Kalki. They chant Vishnu Stotram and ask forgiveness for their sins. People observe a fast on the day which begins from the previous day i.e., Parivartini Ekadashi.

People prepare a worshipping arena in their home where they place an idol of Kalki made up of clay or turmeric. It is placed on top of an earthen pot which is filled with water. The family members worship the idol and offer flowers, clarified butter and fresh fruits to him. After performing all the rituals, the idol is either donated to a sage or a learned Brahmin. The conventional Hindu caste system divided society into four sects and Brahmin was known as the learned class who gained the knowledge of sacred texts written on Hinduism People who are unable to find someone to donate it to, can submerge it in water.

Significance

Kalki is believed to be a ferocious incarnation of Vishnu who will mark the end of the human race. People observe a fast on the day and pray to him for making their end peaceful and painless. They ask for his forgiveness to attain salvation.  No one knows the form in which Kalki will appear to the humans, but devotees feel that the end is near and it is advisable to seek mercy for the evil deeds they have committed before the apocalypse.
 


 



 

 
 
 

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