Kalki puran chapter 2 full

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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.

Text 21

tacchrtva pundarikaksas

tat ksanat dvibhujo’bhavat

taddt tat pitarau druva

vismayd panna manasau

When the lotus-eyed Lord heard this request, He immediately

assumed a two-armed form. His father and mother were certainly struck

with wonder upon seeing this wonderful pastime of the Lord.

Text 22

bhrama samskdra vattatra

menate tasya mdyayd

tatastu sambhala grdme

sutsavd jivajdtayah

mangaldcdra babhuldh

pdpatdpa vivarjitdh

The parents could not understand the actual truth regarding their

son because of being bewildered by the Lord’s yogamaya potency. They

considered that their vision of the Lord’s four-armed form had been

a hallucination, and that all along they had witnessed His two-armed

form. Thereafter, all the inhabitants of Sambhala celebrated the Lord’s

appearance by performing auspicious rituals, completely forgetful of their

material miseries.

Text 23

sumatistarh sutarh labdhva

vimurh jisnurh jagatpatmi

purnakdmd vipra mukhyan

dhuydddt mvam satam

20 SR I KALKI P U R AN A

Having received the all- glorious Lord Visnu, the master of the three

worlds, as her son, mother Sumati’s happiness knew no bounds. She

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Text 24

hareh kalyanakrd nsnu

yasah suddhena cetasa

samarg yajur vidbhir

agrayais tannama karane ratah

For the welfare of his child, the pure- hearted Visnuyas’a invited many

brahmanas that were expert in reciting the Rg Veda, Yajur Veda, and Sama

Veda, and had them perform the child’s name- giving ceremony.

Text 25

tada ramah krpo ьу aso

draumr bhksu sannnah

samdyata hanm drstam

bdlakatvam upagatam

At that time, Lord Rama, Krpacarya, Vyasadeva, and Asvattama

came there in the guise of brahmanas to have the darsana of Lord Han,

who has assumed the form of child Kalki.

Text 26

tanagatan samdlokya

caturah surya sanmbhan

hrstaroma dvijavarah

pujayancakra isvaran

As Visnuyasa, the foremost of brahmanas, gazed upon those four

exalted brahmanas whose effulgence was equal to that of the sun- god, his

hair stood on end. He then worshiped these four exalted personalities,

offering them nice prayers

Text 27

pujitaste svasanesu

samvistah svasukhasrayah

hanm kodagatam ta*ya

dadnuh sarva murttayah

THE BIRT H AN D SACRE D THREA D CEREMON Y O F LOR D KALK I 2 1

After bem g worshiped by Visnuyasa, these four who were disguised as

brahmanas, who could indeed assume any form at will, sat at ease m their

respective places. While seated, they gazed at child Kalki as He was seated

upon the lap of His fathe r

Text 28

tarn bdlakam nardkaram

visnum nawd mumsvarah

kalki kalka vindsartham

dvirbhutam vidurbudhah

The four exalted brahmanas offered thei r obeisances unto Lord Visnu,

who had assumed the form of a human being. They very well understood

that Lord Kalki had appeared to rid the earth of all those who had become

degraded to the level of sinful demons .

Text 29

ndma kurvams tatastasya

kalki ntya bhwisrutam

krtvd samskara karmani

yayuste hrstamdnasah

The fou r exalte d brahmanas named th e transcendenta l chil d Kalki .

They happily performed th e child’s birth ceremony and then departed fo r

their own abodes.

Text 30

tatah sa bavrdhe tatra

sumatya panpdhtah

kdlenalpe kamsdnh

suklapakse yatha sasi

Thereafter, a s the moon in the fortnight o f the waxing moon increases

day by day, Lord Kalki grew up under the care of His affectionate mother ,

oumati Withi n a very shor t time , the Lor d grew up to become a voung

boy.

Text 31

kalker yesthastrayah surah

kaviprajna sumantrakah

SRI KALKI PU RAN A

pitrmatr pnyakara

guru vipra pratisthitah

Before Lord Kalki’s birth, three sons were born to Sumati, named

Kavi, Prajna, and Sumantra All of them were heroic warriors who always

acted for the pleasure of their spiritual master and their parents. They

were highly praised by all elderly respectable people and hrahmanas

Text 32

kalkeramsah purojatah

sadhavo dharmatatparah

gargya bhagya visdladya

jnatayas tadanuvratah

Great saintly persons like Gargamum, Bhagya, and Vis’ala had also

appeared in the family of Lord Kalki All of them were parts and parcels

of Kalki, and His obedient servants.

Text 33

visakhay upa bhupala

pahtas tapavarjitah

brahmandh kalkim alokya

рахат pritim upagatah

These exalted personalities were maintained by the king, who was

named Visakhaupa. After having the darsana of Lord Kalki, all these

brahmanas felt jubilant and relieved of all material miseries.

Texts 34-35

tato visnuyasdh putram

dhiram sarva gundkaram

kalkim kamala patraksam

provaca pathanadrtam

tata te brакта samskaiam

yajnasutram anuttamam

savitnm vdcayisyami

tato vedan pathisyasi

After some time, when Visnuyasa saw that his lotus- eyed child, Kalki,

who was a reservoir of transcendental qualities, was ready to begin His

TH E BIRTH AND SACRED TH RF AD CEREMONY OF LORD KALKI 23

education, he called him and spoke with a gentle voice. My dear child, I

will now arrange for Your sacred thread ceremony so that you can chant

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Text 36

kalkiruvaca

ко vedahka ca sautn

kena sutrena samskratah

brahmana vukta loke

tat tattvam vada tdta mama

Lord Kalki said: My dear father, what are the Vedas1 What are the

Gayatri mantras1. How is it that one can become a brahmana simply by

undergoing some ritual and put ting on a thread? Please describe all this

truthfully.

Text 37

pitovaca vedo harervak

savitn vedamata pratisthita

tngunanca trwrt sutram

tena viprdh pratisthitah

Visnuyas’a said: My dear son, the words of the Supreme Lord const itute

the Vedas, and the Savitrl, or Gayatri, mantras are the mother of the

Vedas. The sacred thread represents the three modes of material nature,

which are controlled by the Supreme Brahman. When a brahmana wears

his sacred thread, he becomes highly respected within society.

Text 38

dasayajnaih samskrta ye

brahmana brahma vadinah

tatra tedasca lokanam

trayanam iha posakah

Brahmanas who have duly undergone the ten samskaras and have

studied the four Vedas thoroughly are qualified to protect the principles

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Text 39

yajnadhyayana danadi

tapah svadhyaya samyamaih

24 SRI KALKI PIRANA

pnnayanti hanm bhaktya

bedatantra vidhanatah

Only brahmanas can please Lord Han by their unshakable faith and

devotion They study the Vedas, perform fire sacrifices, give charity,

undergo penance, and carefully control their senses

Text 40

tasmat yathopanayana

karmane’ham dvyaih’saha

bamskarttum bandhava janais

wamicchami subhe dine

Therefore, on an auspicious day, I would like to invite all my relatives, as

well as qualified brahmanas, and perform Your sacred thread ceremony

Text 41

putra uvaca

ke ca te dasa samskara

brahmanesu pratisthitah

brahmanah kena va visnum

arcayanti vidhanatah

Lord Kalki said: My dear father, what are the ten samskaras, which by

observing a brahmana becomes highly regarded in society7 Tell Me how a

brahmana engages in the worship of Lord Visnu.

Texts 42-43

pitovaca

brahmanayam brahmanajjato

garbhadhanadi samskrtah

sandhya trayena savitn

рща japa parayanah

tapasvi satyaian dhiro

dharmatma trati samsrtim

visnavarcanam idam jnawa

sadananda mayo dvijah

Visnuyasa said One who is born of brahmana parents who had

observed the garbhadhana samskara, worship the Supreme Lord according

THE BIRT H AN D SACRE D THREA D CEREMON Y O F LOR D KALK I 2 5

to the prescribe d rule s and regulations , chant th e Gayatr l mantra thre e

times a day, undergo austerities, always speak truthfully, an d are patient ,

will happily ris e above the modes of materia l natur e an d thu s be able to

deliver other living entities from th e ocean of material existenc e

Text 44

putra uvaca

kutraste sa dvijo yena

tarayati akhilam jagat

sanmargena hanm pnnan

kamadondhd jagattraye

Lord Kalk i said . Wher e ca n tha t brahmana be foun d wh o please s

Lord Visnu by following the path of devotional service, who works for th e

welfare o f al l living entities within th e thre e worlds , and who is capable

of delivering al l the people of the world7

Text 45

pitovaca

kahnd balmd dharma

ghatina dvija patina

mrdkrata dharmarata

gata varsan tarantaram

Visnuyasa said: At present, the pious brahmanas have left this country

(India), having bee n chastise d b y th e powerfu l Kali , who i s envious o f

saintly persons, and who destroys the practice of religious principle s

Texts 46-47

ye svalpa tapaso viprah

sthitdh kahyugantare

sisnodara bhrto’dharma

nirata virataknyah

pdpasard duracaras

tephinah kalaviha

dtmanam raksitum naiva

saktdh sudrasya sevakah

26 SR I KALK I PURAN A

Only those brahmanas who have not become very powerful a s a result

of their performance o f austerity ar e still under th e control o f Kali . They

are simpl-y engaged in eating, sleeping, enjoying sex, and acting sinfully

m other ways, thus avoiding their duty to perform the Vedic rituals. Such

brahmanas are sinful and powerless because they whimsically engage

in the service of sudras. Thus, they are completely unable to protect

themselves from the influence of Kali.

Text 48

iti janaka vaco nisamya kalkih

kahkula nasa mano’bhilasajanma

dvija nija vacanais tadopanito

gurukula vasam uvasa sadhunarthah

When Lord Kalki, the maintainer of the devotees, who had taken

birth with a desire to destroy the influence of Kah-yuga, heard these

words of his father, he underwent the sacred thread ceremony and then

left home to live at the asrama of His guru

Thus ends the translation of the second chapter of Sri Kalki Purana