Kalki Avatar


The warrior who will bring back
the justice and harmony

Another special initiation offered in the Summer Yoga Camp in Costinesti is the mantra of communion with Kalki Avatar. This initiation implies, as all other initiations, the prior registration at the headquarters, but the initiation will be offered only after a draw of lots. Only those who extract the note with YES can participate in the initiation of that year, which consists of theoretical presentations, followed by the implementation of the mantra, and a first Laya Yoga meditation of communion with Kalki Avatar, done in unison in the camp.

Kalki, also called Kalkin, is the tenth avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. It is said in the treaties of Indian wisdom that he will come to end Kali Yuga (the current age of maximum spiritual decay). Kali Yuga is considered, in the Vaishnava cosmology, the last of the four periods of one time cycle from the endless cycle of existence. ”Avatara” means "descent" and refers to a descendant or materialisation of a godly being in the material realm of human existence. Garuda Purana mentions ten avatars of Vishnu, of which Kalki is the last, the tenth, and he will be seen on Earth in the near future.

It is said that Kalki will end this dark, degenerate and chaotic period (Kali Yuga), in order to eliminate adharma (unlawfulness) and to bring the world back to Satya Yuga. He is depicted in Hindu iconography riding a white horse, with a sword of fire in his hand. His mythology was compared to the concepts of the Messiah in Judaism, Frashokereti in Zoroastrism, and Buddha Maitreya in Buddhism.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Kalachakra Tantra describes 25 leaders, each named Kalki, who govern the physical world of the celestial Shambhala. The name Kalki comes from Kali Yuga, the current age we are in, the root of the word Kalki meaning "dirty, sinful." In the Buddhist text Kalachakra Tantra, the righteous kings are called Kalki (Kalkin, literally leader) who live in Shambhala. There are many Kalki in this text, each fighting against barbarity, persecution and chaos. The last Kalki is called "Chakrin" (the master of the temporal cycles), the one who will put an end to chaos and degeneration with the help of a great army that will eliminate the "forces of evil." Kalki will thus open the new cycle of the perfect age in which "spirituality will flourish, people will live long and happy lives, and wisdom and righteousness will reign."

In Hindu texts, Kalki appears for the first time in the great Mahabharata epic. Kalki avatar is mentioned in certain Maha-Puranas, such as Vishnu Purana, Matsya Purana, Kalki Purana, and Bhagavata Purana. In Mahabharata, Kalki is an extension of the legend of Parasurama avatar, in which a Brahmin warrior destroys the warrior caste, Kshatriyas, who were abusing their power to spread the chaos, evil and persecution of the weak. Kalki restores dharma, brings back justice to the world, but does not end the cycle of existence.


In the Sri Kalki Purana there is the following dialog: [Lord Shiva told Kalki:] "This horse was manifested by Garuda, and can go anywhere at will, and takes different forms. Here also is a parrot who knows everything - past, present and future. I would like to offer you both the horse and the parrot, please accept them. Due to this horse and parrot, the people of the world will know you as the wise learned of all the scriptures, the master of archery, and thus the conqueror of all. I would like to present you with this sharp and powerful sword, please accept it, the handle of this sword is covered with jewels and it is extremely strong. It will help you ease the heavy burden of the Earth." This text describes some of Kalki's divine attributes, namely ubiquity, instantaneity, omnipotence, all-knowing, etc.

Kalki avatar appears in historical Sikh texts, especially in Dasam Granth, under the name Nihakalanki. Chapter Chaubis Avatar (24 avatars) mentions the wise Magesyra describing the appearance of Vishnu's avatars to fight against evil, greed, violence, and ignorance. He describes Kalki as the twenty-fourth incarnation that leads the war between the forces of righteousness and unrighteousness.

In some Vaishnava texts, Kalki is described as appearing on a white horse at the end of Kali yuga to end the period of decay and restore the virtue and divine order on Earth. The Indian texts state that Kalki will become king, a true "master of the wheel of life", and a vanquisher. He will eliminate all the barbarians and robbers, eliminate adharma (unlawfulness), restart dharma and save the good. After that, mankind will be transformed, peace will reign on the earth, and the golden age will begin.

In the Kanchipuram temple, two Puranic panels describe Kalki fighting and defeating the asura Kali. He rides a white horse called Devadatta, annihilates evil, purifies the mind and conscience of all people and announces the start of Satya Yuga. "Whenever there is a withering of the law and an uprising of lawlessness on all sides, then I manifest Myself. For the salvation of the righteous and the destruction of those who do evil, for the firm establishment of the law, I come to birth Age after Age," says the Bhagavad Gita, Book IV, Sutra 5, 7, 8.

Those who receive the initiation in the mantra of communion with the subtle sphere of force of Kalki Avatar will resonate with it through practice, and thus attract into their inner universe the qualities of the great Vishnu Avatar that is to be incarnated: God's benevolent power, heroism, unceasing courage, irresistible will in full accord with the Divine Will, etc. All this will contribute to the acceleration of their individual evolution, but also to the speeding up of the restoration of Satya Yuga, the new Age of Truth, the Golden Era in which spirituality, justice, happiness, goodness, purity, and truth will reign.