Kalki Jayanti –Celebration on the expected arrival of Kalki
As per the Hindu Mythlogy books the lord Vishnu has various Avatars which are known as ten incarnations of the Lord. He took avatar in various ages to save the world from the demons. Out of the ten avatars, nine avatars are already taken and only one is left which is known as Kalki avatar. Hence, Kalki is the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Kalki will arrive at the end of Kali Yuga also known as Dark Age which is the present era. He will come here to eradicate evil and to establish righteousness. To do this, it is believed that he will destroy the present world. This will mark the end of Kali Yuga and the beginning of Satya Yuga which is the age of righteousness and purity. It is also believed the Kali will come on a white horse named Devadutta and he will also have a sword in his hand to kill all the corrupt and arrogant kings on earth. It is stated in Bhagavad Purana that Kalki will appear in a village named Sambhala. This year Kalki Jayanti was observed on August 20th.
Rituals to be performed on Kalki Jayanti
During this day devotees observe fast for the whole day and also offer puja by reciting Narayana mantra and other mantras for hundred and eight times. Water and Panchamrit is used to wash the idol of the Lord. It is also considered very auspicious to give food and other items to Brahmins. The worshippers of Lord Vishnu visit temples and observe various pujas and yajnas at temples and many worshippers also arrange pujas and Havans at home also.