C H A P T E R T E R 3 Lord Kalki Receives Benedictions From Lord Siva and Parvati

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C H A P T E R T E R 3
Lord Kalki Receives Benedictions From Lord Siva and Parvati
Text 1
suta uvdca
tato vastum gurukule
yantam kalkim ninksya sah
mahendradn sthito ramah
samaniya asramam prabhuh
Suta Gosvami said: Thereafter, Lord Kalki went to live at the gurukula.
Upon seeing Him approach, the greatly powerful Parasuiama, who lives
at Mount Mahendra, took Him to His asrama.
Text 2
praha warn pdthayisyami
gurum mam viddhi dharmatah
bhrguvamsa samutpannam
jamadagnyam mahdprabhum
Lord Parasurama said: My dear child, I will act as Your teacher and
so You may treat me as Your acarya. I am the son of the greatly powerful
sage, Jamadagm, and thus I belong to the Bhrgu dynasty
Texts 3-4
veda vedanga tattavajnam
dhanurveda visdradam
krtva mhksatnyam prthx im
dattva viprdya daksindm
mahendradrau tapastaptum
agato’ham dvydtmaja
warn pathatra пцат vedam
yaccanyacchastram uttamam
I am well- versed in the four Vedas, the literature dealing with
grammar, and the six branches of the Vedas. I am very expert in the art
of shooting arrows. Previously, I made the entire earth devoid of ksatrnas
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Thereafter, I went to Mount Mahendra to perform austerities О son of a
brahmana, you may stay here and study whatever scriptures you like
Text 5
itt tadvaca trprasrutya
samprahrsta tanuruhah
kalkih puro namaskrtya
vedadhm tato’bhavat
Suta GosvamI said: Upon hearing these words of Parasurama, Kalki
became very pleased and immediately offered His respectful obesiances
to Him Thereafter, He began to study the Vedas under the direction of
his spiritual master.
Text 6
sangam catuhsastikalam
dhanurveda ddi kanca yat
samadhitya jamadaghyat
kalkih praha kratanjahh
Kalki mastered the sixty- four arts under the tutelage of the son of
Jamadagni. He also learned the Vedas, the branches of the Vedas, the
Dhanurveda., and other departments of knowledge. Thereafter, He folded
His hands and spoke to His guru as follows.
Text 7
daksinam prarthaya vibho
ya deya tava sanmdhau
yayd me sarva siddhhsyad
ya syat tvattosa kdnni
Lord Kalki said: О my Lord, please tell me what kind of daksina I
should give You so that You will be pleased, and I will thus be able to
achieve complete perfection in life.
Text 8
rdma uvaca
brahmana prdrthito bhumana
kali nigraha karanat
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visnuh sarvasrayah pumah
sa jdtah sambhale bhavan
Parasurama said: О great soul! Long ago, Brahma prayed to Lord
Visnu, the shelter of all living entities and the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, to destroy the influence of Kali. I understand that You are that
same Supreme Personality, appearing in the village of Sambhala.
Text 9
matto vidyam swadastiam
labdhva vedamayam sukam
simhale ca priyam padmam
dharman samsthdpayisyasi
You have learned the art of discharging arrows from Me. You will
imbibe transcendental knowledge from Sukadeva Gosvami, and You will
be awarded a powerful weapon by Lord Siva. Thereafter, You will marry
a woman named Padma from the island of Simhala Your mission is to reestablish
sanatana- dharma.
Text 10
tato digvijaye bhupan
dharmahinan kahpriyan
nigrhya bauddhdn devdpim
marunca sthapayissyasi
Thereafter, You will set out to conquer the entire world and in
the course of that conquest, You will defeat many sinful kings who
are representatives of Kali. You will also annihilate many followers of
Buddhism and finally, You will entrust the responsibility ot ruling the
world to Devapi and Maru
Text 11
vayame taistu santustah
sddhukrtycuh sadaksinah
ущпат danam tapah karma
kansyamo yathocitam
1 am fully satisfied just to know that You will perform these pastimes
and so there is no need for any other daksina When the principles of
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leligion are re- established, then people will perform sacrifice, give chanty,
and undergo austerity without impediment .
Text 12
ityetat vacanam sruti a
namaskratya munim gurum
viltoda kesvaram devam
gatva tubtava sankaram
After hearing these words of Paras’urama and offering him obeisances
three times, Lord Kalki, the master of the demigods, approached Lord
Mahadeva and began to offer him prayers.