Kalki Puran Chapter 2 – Birth and sacred Thread ceremony of Lord Kalki

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The Birth and Sacred Thread Ceremony of Lord Kalki

Text 1

suta utaca

upaustas tato deia

brahmano vacanat purah

kalerdosad dharma hanim

katha^a ma swadarat

Suta Goswamt said Thereafter, by the order of Lord Brahma, all the

demigods sat in front of him and then explained how the observance of

rehgious principles was declining at an alarming rate in Kali yuga

Text 2

deianam tadvacah srutia

brahma tanaha duhkhitan

pi asadayitva tarn usnum

sadhayisyami abhipsitam

After hearing their words saturated with anguish, Lord Brahma said

Let us all approach Lord Visnu We should please Him with our prayers

so that He may act for our welfare

Text 3

m devaihpariirto

gatia goloka tasinam

stutva praha puro brahma

deianam hdayepsitam

After saying this, Lord Brahma took all the demigods and went to the

abode of Lord H an known as Goloka There, he offered prayers to the

Supreme Lord, informing Him ot the plight of the demigods

Text 4

tacchrutia pundankakbo

hiahmanam idam at rant

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sambhale i isnuyasaso

grhe pradurbhabamyaham.

sumatyam matan vibho ‘

kanyayam ttannidesatah

After hearing everything in detail, lotus eyed Lord H an said О

Brahma, rest assured that I will soon descend to the earth and appear

in the village known as Sambhala I will take birth in the house of a

hrahmana named Visnuyasa, from the womb of his wife, Sumati

Text 5

caturbhir bhratrbhir deia

kansyami kahksayam

bhaianto bandhava deiah

svamsena aiatansyatha

My mission will be to eliminate the wicked Kali, with the help of My

four brothers О demigods, your expansions should also take birth on the

earth to assist Me in My mission

Text 6

lyam mama pnya laksmih

simhale sambhausyati

brhadrathasya bhupasya

kaumudyam kamaleksana

bharyyayam mama bharyaisa

padma namra jamsyati

My consort , the beloved lotus eyed Kamala devi, will also appear on

the earth, having the name Padma She will be born from the womb of

Kaumudi, the wife of Brhadratha, the king of Simhala

Text 7

yata yuyam bhuiam dtiah

stamsai atarane rntah

rajawau mum deiapi

sthapayisyami aham bhun

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0 demigods, you should not delay. By your plenary portions, take

birth on the earth Later on, 1 will entrust the responsibility for ruling the

earth to two powerful kings named Maru and Devapl.

Text 8

punah kratayugam krtta

dharmdn samsthapya purvavat

kalwyalam sanmrasya

prayasye svalayarn vibhoh

1 will then again establish Satya- yuga, and thus reinstate the principles

of religion as they were before. Rest assured that I will return to Vaikuntha

only after destroying the poisonous snake, Kali.

Text 9

ityud intam akarnya

brahma devaganair vrtah

)agama brahmasadanam

devasca tndevam yuyuh

After Lord Han assured the demigods in this way, Lord Brahma,

surrounded by the other demigods, departed for his own abode. From

there, the demigods returned to their respective abodes.

Text 10

rnahimna svasya bhagavan

nija janma krtodyamah

viprarse sambhala gramam

abnesa paratmakah

О greatly powerful brahmana, thereafter, with a desire to make

His appearance within this world in a humanlike form by His own

transcendental potency, the Supreme Lord, Han, the Supersoul within

the heart of everyone, entered the village of Sambhala.

Text 11

sumutyam visnuyasasa

garbhamadhatta vaisnam

graha naksatra rasyadi

sevita sn padambujam

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Meanwhile, in due course of time, Visnuyasa’s wife, Sumati, became

pregnant so that all auspicious symptoms began to appear in her body.

Thereafter, all the presiding deities of the planets, stars, and constellations

began serving the lotus feet of the child within her womb.

Text 12

sant samudra girayo lokah

samsthanu jangamah

saharsa rsayo deva

jate visnau jagatpatau

On an auspicious day and at an auspicious time, Lord Han, the master

of the universe, took birth withm this world. At this time, all the lakes,

rivers, oceans, mountains, demigods, and sages, and indeed all moving

and non-moving living entitieo, became filled with ecstasy.

Texts 13-14

babhuvah sai vasawanam

ananda vwidhasrayah

nrtyanti pitaro hrstds

tusta devd jaguryabah

cakrur vadyani gandhana

nanrtuscapa saroganah

Every living being began to display symptoms of happiness upon the

appearance of the Supreme Lord. The forefathers danced in ecstasy, the

demigods sang the glories of Lord Han, the Gandharvas plaved musical

instruments, and Apsaras danced with great jubilation,

Text 15

dvadasyam шк1а paksasya

madhabe masi mddhavah

jdte dadrsaiuh putram

pitarau hrstamanasau

In this setting, Lord Han incarnated within this world in His form

as Kalki on the twelfth day during the fortnight of the waxing moon in

the month of Vais’akha Upon seeing the beautiful bab\ , the hearts of

Visnuyas’a and Sumati became filled with great happiness.

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Text 16

dhdtri matd mahdsasthi

ndbhicchctri tadamvikd

gangodaka kleda moksd

sdvitri mdrjanodyatd

When Lord Kalki appeared, Mahasasthl was His nurse, Ambika cut

His umbilical cord, and Savitrl cleansed His body with water from the

Ganges.

Text 17

tasya visnor anantasya

vasudhd’dhdt payahsudhdm

mdtrkd mdngalya vacah

krsna janma dine yathd

On the auspicious day of Lord Kalki’s advent, mother earth showered

nectar in the form of an abundance of milk, and the elderly ladies blessed

the child with auspicious words.

Texts 18-19

brahmd tadupddhdr ydsu

svdsugarh prdbu sevakam

ydhni mtikd gdrarh

gawd visnurh prabodhaya

caturbhujam idarh ruparh

devdndm api durlabham

tyaktvd mdnusa vad ruparh

kuru ndtha vicdritam

Lord Brahma, who knew the mystery of the Lord’s appearance, hastily

called for his servant, Pavana, and told him to immediately go to the

maternity home and offer the following prayer to Lord Visnu: О Lord,

please consider how this four- armed form of Yours is rarely seen, even by

the demigods. Please assume a two- armed form like that of a human being

and then carry out Your mission.

Text 20

iti brahma vacah sruwd

pavanah surabhi sukham

THE BIRT H AN D SACRE D THREA D CEREMON Y O F LOR D KALK I

sasitih prdha tarasd

brahmano vacanadrtah

Without delay , Pavana-deva, whose cooling body has a very pleasing

aroma, went to the maternity room of Lord Kalki and submitted Brahma’.s

appeal.