The tenth incarnation of Lord Visnu in the form of Kalki has delineated in Kalkipurana. Kali was born after the departure of Lord Visnu for his heavenly abode Vaikuntha whence the whole populace became immoral, corrupt and incorrigible. All the gods with Earth in forefront and Lord Brahma went to the abode of Visnu and brifed Hin about the avils of Kali.
On hearing this Lord Visnu incanated in the form of Lalki to annihilate Kali, establish Krtayuga and promote Dharma. The whole story of the incarnation of Lord Kalki has been given profoundly in 1366 verses.
Although the incidents are yet to happen in future they have delineated as having happened the past. Kalkipurana has neither been translated in Hindi nor English. Therefore, a connoisseur has been deprived of having its nectar like taste. Hence for a seeker of knowledge an English translation with original Sanskrit text alongwith relevant notes explanations is produced here. An attempt has also been made to explain complicated, deep and oblique verses.
Dr. (Mrs) Pushpa Gupta passed B.A. Hons in Sanstrit with 1st position in 1965 from in M.A. IN 1987. She was awardwd Ph.D. degree also from Delhi University.
She joined Lakshmibai college as a lecturer in 1969 and retired as Associate Professor in 2011 from there only.
Dr. Gupta was a member of the editorial board of carya Ratna Sri Desabhusanaji Maharaja Abhinansana Grantha released by forms President of India Jnani Zaila Singhaji. She presented more than 40 research papers on different subjects in national and international conferences and seminars most of which have been published in different journals.
Sanskrit Siksaka Sammana, Sanskrit Samararadhaka Sammana (7 times), Hindi Sevi Sammana, Rastriya Hindi Sevi Sahasrabdi Sammana, Bharata Excellence Award and Mahila Sri Sammana have been bestowed on her.
Dr. Gupta organized a two day National Seminar on “Relevance of Sanskrit and its Literature in moder globalization” sponsored by U.G.C.
Kalkipurana contains a description of the ten tenth incarnation of Lord Visnu Kalki who is yet to be born
Sutaji narrated the same story of Kalki incarnation to sages Sanaka etc. when asked in Naimisaranya as the one told Brahma to the divine sage Narada and later expounded by Narada to Maharsi Vyasa. It is to be noted that though future happening have been delineated in Kalkipurana as to how after the departure of Lord Visnu for his heavenly abode Vaikuntha, Kaliyuga manifested itself to which sin, Adharma, lawlessness etc. became rapant all over.
Then Lord Visnu on being rquessted by the godes assured them that he would take birth in the house of king Visnuyasa and Sumati and after annilating all barbarians, Yavanas, atheists, Buddhists etc. alongwith Kali would re-established Dharma and Krtayauga and would return to Vikuntha.
All tese happening have been related in this Purana in such a manner as if they have already taken place in the past. It was at all impossible for the omniscient rsis and sages to visualize the future happening and describe them in detail.
The three parts of Kalkipurana consist of chapters and 1366 verses. There are seven chapters in Part I, seven Part II, and 21 in the III past wherein the qwhole of Kalki incarnation has been desrible explicitly in meaningful words. The valorous deeds of Lord Kalki have propounded in the form of a tale. The chapter ‘About Kikipurana’ while expounding the Purana throws light on its peculiarities that the five characteristics of te Puranas i.e. SARGA, Pratisarga, Vamsa, Manvantra and Vamsanucarita are duly wound in this Kalkipurana.
Contemporary political, social, economic, geographical and religious all aspects have enhanced the prominence and beauty of this Purana.
Thereafter, the summary of 35 chapter of the three parts has been delineated very briefly so that a connoisseur my get a glimpse of the Purana.
Once while talking to Mr. Ravi Malhotra, the proprietor of Eastern Book Linkers, I learnt that only the original Sanskrit text of Kalkipurana was available. Hearing this I was astonished with sorrow that such an important and interesting Kalkipurana because of the non-availability of its translation has deprived many knowledge seekers from its taste and how many will still be deprived. Hence, the English translation alongwith the original Sanskrit text is being produced here for a seeker to quench his by its nectar like taste.
There are some parts in this Purana which are obscure, deep and difficult. A sinere effort has been made to clarify and explain such verses for uninterrupted pleasure of a reader.
I am obliged to Mr. Ravi Malhotra on whose motivation this work could be produced. A Hindi translatin of the Kalkipurana is also available now for the good heated readers.
|(iii)||Summary of Kalkipurana||xxi|
|(iv)||Contents of Kalkipurana||xxxv|
|Chapter I (i)||Introduction||1|
|(ii)||Saunaka etc. enquire abot future from Sutaji||2|
|(iii)||Suka attains Kailkipurana||2|
|(iv)||Kali is born||3|
|(v)||Description of Kaliyuga||3|
|(vi)||Evils of Kaliyuga||4|
|(vii)||The gods visit Brahmaloka accopanied by Earth||5|
|(viii)||Descitipon of the Brahmaloka||5|
|Chapter 2 (i)||Evils of Kali are exposed before Brahmaji by the gods||6|
|(ii)||Departure of Brahma and gods for Vaikuntha||7|
|(iii)||The gods submit their ewquest to Visnu||7|
|(iv)||Decision of Visnu to incarnate in the house of Visnuyasa||7|
|(v)||Sumati, the ife of Visnuyasa becomes pregnet||8|
|(vi)||Gods celebrate the birth of Visnu||8|
|(vii)||Visnu forgoes his four armed image in favour of two armed one||9|
|(viii)||Arrival of Parasurama, Krpa etc. for a glimpse of Kalki||9|
|(ix)||Naming of Kalki||9|
|(x)||Father preaches Kalki at His sacred thread ceremony||10,11|
|Chapter 3 (i)||Kalki's departure for gurukul and the arrival of Jamadagni||12|
|(ii)||Kalki studies Vedas, archery etc.||12|
|(iii)||Kalki wants to pay guru-daksina||12|
|(iv)||Kalki's eulogy of Siva and a glimpes of Siva at Vilvodakesvara||13|
|(v)||Appearnce of Siva alongwith Parvati and their granting a boon to Kalki||14|
|(vi)||Kalki receives a hourse, sword and a Suka (parrot) from Siva||14|
|(vii)||Kalki returns home||15|
|(viii)||Kalki expounds the duties of four asramas||26|
|Chapter 4 (i)||Kalki talk about religion||17|
|(ii)||Characteristic of bramanas||18,19|
|(iii)||Description of Simhala island by Suka||20|
|(iv)||Description of princess Padma||20,21|
|(v)||Padma receive a boon from Sivaji||21|
|Chapter 5 (i)||A svayamvara is arranged for Padma||22|
|(ii)||Womanhood for the expectant kings||24|
|Chapter 6 (i)||Lamentation of Padma||25|
|(ii)||Kalki orders Suka to go to Padma||25|
|(iii)||Conversation of Padma and Suka||26|
|Chapter 7 (i)||Description of the worship of Visnu||29|
|Chapter 1(i)||Suka expoundes the incarnation in front of Padma||35|
|(ii)||Suka returns to Sambhala||37|
|(iii)||Conversation of Kalki and Suka||37|
|(iv)||Departure of Kalki for Simhala island||38|
|Chapter 2 (i)||Padma approaches Kalki||41|
|(ii)||Padma sees Kalki||42|
|Chapter 3 (i)||Lkings regain masculinity on seeing Kalki||46|
|(ii)||The Kings eulogise Kalki||46|
|Chapter 4 (i)||Arrival of sage Ananta||50|
|(ii)||Sage Ananta narrates his story||51|
|Chapter 5 (i)||Sage Ananta sights the swan||56|
|(ii)||Description to LORD'S Maya||57|
|Chapter 6 (i)||Indra orders Visvakarma to build a city in Sambhala||64|
|(ii)||Return to Kalki with his Padma to Sambhala||64|
|(iii)||Kalki begets a son||67|
|(iv)||Description of Kalki city||68|
|Chapter 7 (i)||War with buddhists||69|
|(ii)||Annihilation of Jina, the king of buddhists||72|
|(iii)||Victory over the buddhists||74|
|Chapter 1 (i)||Victory over the barbarians||75|
|(ii)||Battle of Kalki with barbarian women folk||76|
|Chapter 2 (i)||Arrival of Balakhilyas||81|
|(ii)||Description opf Kuthodari, the daughter of demon Nikumbha||81|
|(iii)||The departure of Kalki for destruction of Kuthodari||82|
|(iv)||The killing of Kuthodari||84|
|Chapter 3 (i)||Arrival of sages Narada etc.||86|
|(ii)||Description of Solar dynasty by king Maru||87|
|(iv)||Sri is abondoned||93|
|(v)||Sita's acceptance by mother Earth||93|
|(vi)||Rama's departure for heavens||93|
|Chapter 4 (i)||Dynasty of Rama and birth of king Maru||94|
|(ii)||Birth of king Devapi in the Lunar dynasty||95|
|(iii)||Kings Devapi and Maru receive divine chariots||97|
|Chapter 5 (i)||Onset of Krtayuga||98|
|(ii)||Description of Mavnataras||99|
|(iii)||Kalki prepares for war||100|
|Chapter 6 (i)||Kalki proceeds to conquer the world||101|
|(ii)||Meeting proceeds to conquer the world||101|
|(iii)||Submissin of Dgarma before Kalki||102|
|(iv)||Battle of Kalki with Kalki||104|
|(v)||Battle of MARU, Devapi etc. with Khasa, Kamboja, Varvara, Cina etc.||105|
|Chapter 7 (i)||The defeat of the followers of Kalki||106|
|(ii)||Kalki fights and Vikoka||107|
|(iii)||Death of Kaka and Vikoka||109|
|Chapter 8 (i)||KALKI LEAVES FOR Bhallata City||110|
|(ii)||King Sasidhavja prepares for war||111|
|(iii)||Fight of King Sasidhvaja with Kalki and his army||112|
|Chapter 9 (i)||King Sasidhvaja carries unconscious Kalki to his home||117|
|Chapter 10 (i)||The song of Susanta||118|
|(ii)||Kalki marries the daughter of king Sasidhvaja||121|
|Chapter 11 (i)||The King ask Sasidhvaja the cause of hissupreme devotion||123|
|(ii)||King Sasdhvaja relates his past lives||123|
|(iii)||The characteristics of devotion||125|
|Chapter 12 (i)||Reason why Hari devotee king Sasidhvaja had to fight Kalki||129|
|Chapter 13 (i)||The narration og Dvivida, the monkey||134|
|(ii)||The description of Karsna incarnation||135|
|Chapter 14 (i))||Kalki enters Kancani city||138|
|(ii)||Conversation with poison damsel (Visakanya)||138|
|(iii)||Kalki anoints his followers as kings of different places||140|
|(iv)||Kalki returns to SAMBHALA||140|
|(V)||Satyayuga sets in||141|
|Chapter 15 (i)||Eulogy of Maya||142|
|Chapter 16 (i)||Visnuyasa starts Rajasuya sacrifice||144|
|(ii)||Arrival of divine sage Narada||145|
|(iii)||Conversation between Maya and Jiva||147|
|(iv)||Visnuyasaleaves for forests||148|
|(v)||Arrival of Parasurama, Krpa etc. for a glimpse of Kalki||149|
|Chapter 17 (i)||Description of Rukminivrata||150|
|Chapter 18 (i)||Kalki frolics with wives||155|
|Chapter 19 (i)||The gods arrive in Sambhala||158|
|(ii)||Kalki's departure for heavenly abode||159|
|Chapter 20 (i)||Ganga Stotram||162|
|Chapter21 (i)||Charonology of Kalkipurana||165|
|(ii)||Fruits of hearing Klkipurana||168|
|Index of verses||170|