Kaliyug also known as Kalyug or Kaliyuga, is a concept from Hindu Vedas and Purans. In today era, many peoples are discussing about Kaliyug that- ”Kalki avatar of lord Vishnu will end this Kaliyug very soon”. So, today we will know about how and when Kaliyug will end? And also we will discuss about the Kalki Avatar of lord Vishnu.


In Hindus Vedas and Purans, it is mentioned that there are total four yugas: Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dvapara Yuga and Kali yuga. So, first we have to understand about all four yugas :-

Satya Yuga:

Satya yuga is the first and the golden yuga of the four yugas. It is an age of truth, spiritual wisdom and honesty. In this yuga lord Vishnu had taken four avatar (Matsya,Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha) to keep “peace and dharma” in earth. Satya yuga is believed to last for 17,28,000 years.

Treta Yuga:

Treta yuga is the second yuga of the four yugas. In this yuga lord Vishnu had taken lord Rama avatar. In this yuga religious practices and devotions os prevalent. Treta yuga is believed to last for 12,96,000 years.

Dwapara Yuga:

Dwapara yuga is the third yuga. This yuga is known for major advancement in technology, science and art. In this yuga lord Vishnu had taken two avatars (Lord Krishna and Lord Balarama). Dwapara yuga is believed to last for 8,64,000 years.

Kali Yuga:

Kaliyug is also known as “age of darkness” is the fourth yuga. It is believed to be a time of increased selfishness, crime, materialism and spiritual ingnorance. Kali yuga is believed to last for 4,32,000 years.

How Yugas Are Calculated?

I am sure that you are thinking about how all these yugas years are calculated. So, it is written in our bhagwat puran and many vedas that every yuga is one-fourth of previous yuga. We can say that every yuga is 4,32,000 short or less than previous yuga. So, from this method we can calculate years of yugas.

When will Kaliyug end?

So, we are in beginning stage of Kaliyug because Kaliyug began only 5124 years ago and total 4,26,876 years left.

How will Kaliyug end?

Now, the main question arises that how will Kaliyug ends. In Purans it is written that during the end of Kaliyug crime, quarrels, diseases and murders will be at its peak. People will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. The maximum duration of life for human beings in the end of Kaliyug will become fifty years. The path of the Vedas will be completely forgotten human society. Most plants and herbs will be tiny, and all trees will appear like dwarf. At that time, the avatar of Lord Vishnu will appear on the earth and he will rescue eternal religious by destroying all the bad peoples on earth. And then again Satya Yuga will start.

Kalki Avatar of Lord Vishnu

According to our Purans and Veda, Kalki is believed to be the tenth and final avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is said that lord Kalki will be born as a son in the house of Brahmin named Vishnuyasha at a place called Sambhal in the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. At the end of the Kaliyuga (Ghor kaliyuga), Lord Kalki will appear to destroy all the evils from society and then again Satya yuga will start.

Kalki avatar is the most awaited avatar of Lord Vishnu. When Kaliyuga will be at its peak Kalki will appears to end the Kaliyuga. So, if you have interest in Yugas and avatars of god then you must have to read Purans and Vedas to gain more knowledge.

By Rupali