Predictions of Kali Yuga in Srimad Bhagavatam

Predictions of Kali Yuga in Srimad Bhagavatam

The present age of Kali-yuga is known as the age of deterioration, quarrel and hypocrisy. Srimad Bhagavatam has predicted the miserable nature of Kali-yuga in the following verses:

tatas canu-dinam dharmah satyam saucam ksama daya
kalena balina rajan nanksyaty ayur balam smrtih

Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.
~Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.1

vittam eva kalau nrnam
 dharma-nyaya-vyavasthayam karanam balam eva hi

In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behaviour and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power.
~ SB 12.2.2

dampatye ‘bhirucir hetur mayaiva vyavaharike
stritve pumstve ca hi ratir vipratve sutram eva hi

Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.
~ SB 12.2.3

lingam evasrama-khyatav anyonyapatti-karanam
avrttya nyaya-daurbalyam panditye capalam vacah

A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he dos not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.
~ SB 12.2.4

Anadhyataivasadhutve sadhutve dambha eva tu
svikara eva codvahe snanam eva prasadhanam

A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.
~ SB 12.2.5

dure vary-ayanam tirtham lavanyam kesa-dharanam
udaram-bharata svarthah satyatve dharstyam eva hi
daksyam kutumba-bharanam yaso ’rthe dharma-sevanam

A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle. Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.
~ SB 12.2.6

evam prajabhir dustabhir akirne ksiti-mandale
brahma-vit-ksatra-sudranam yo bali bhavita nrpah

As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.
~ SB 12.2.7

praja hi lubdhai rajanyair nirghrnair dasyu-dharmabhih
acchinna-dara-dravina yasyanti giri-kananam

Losing their wives and properties to such avaricious and merciless rulers, who will behave no better than ordinary thieves, the citizens will flee to the mountains and forests.
~ SB 12.2.8

anavrstya vinanksyanti durbhiksa-kara-piditah

Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined.
~ SB 12.2.9

sita-vatatapa-pravrd-himair anyonyatah prajah
ksut-trdbhyam vyadhibhis caiva santapsyante ca cintaya

The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.
~ SB 12.2.10

trimsad vimsati varsani paramayuh kalau nrnam

The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali-yuga will become fifty years.
~ SB 12.2.11

ksiyamanesu dehesu dehinam kali-dosatah
varnasramavatam dharma naste veda-pathe nrnam

pasanda-pracure dharma dasyu-prayesu rajasu
cauryanrta-vrtha-himsa-nana-vrttisu vai nrsu

sudra-prayesu varnesu cchaga-prayasu dhenusu
grha-prayesv asramesu yauna-prayesu bandhusu

anu-prayasv osadhisu sami-prayesu sthasnusu
vidyut-prayesu meghesu sunya-prayesu sadmasu

ittham kalau gata-praye janesu khara-dharmisu
dharma-tranaya sattvena bhagavan avatarisyati

By the time the age of Kali ends, the bodies of all creatures will be greatly reduced in size, and the religious principles of followers of varnasrama will be ruined. The path of the Vedas will be completely forgotten in human society, and so-called religion will be mostly atheistic. The kings will mostly be thieves, the occupations of men will be stealing, lying and needless violence, and all the social classes will be reduced to the lowest level of sudras. Cows will be like goats, spiritual hermitages will be no different from mundane houses, and family ties will extend no further than the immediate bonds of marriage. Most plants and herbs will be tiny, and all trees will appear like dwarf sami trees. Clouds will be full of lightning, homes will be devoid of piety, and all human beings will have become like asses. At that time, the Supreme Personality of Godhead will appear on the earth. Acting with the power of pure spiritual goodness, He will rescue eternal religion.
~ SB 12.2.16

aracara-guror visnor isvarasyakhilatmanah 
dharma-tranaya sadhunam  janma karmapanuttaye 

Lord Visnu-the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the spiritual master of all moving and non moving living beings, and the Supreme Soul of all-takes birth to protect  the principles of religion and to relieve His saintly devotees from the reactions of  material work.
~ SB 12.2.17

sambhala-grama-mukhyasya  brahmanasya mahatmanah 
bhavane visnuyasasah  kalkih pradurbhavisyati 
Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent Brahmana of Sambhala village,  the great soul Visnuyasa.
~ SB 12.2.18

asvam asu-gam aruhya  devadattam jagat-patih 
asinasadhu-damanam  astaisvarya-gunanvitah 

vicarann asuna ksaunyam  hayenapratima-dyutih 
nrpa-linga-cchado dasyun  kotiso nihanisyati 

Lord Kalki, the Lord of the universe, will mount His swift horse Devadatta and,  sword in hand, travel over the earth exhibiting His eight mystic opulences and eight special qualities of Godhead. Displaying His unequaled effulgence and riding with great speed, He will kill by the millions those thieves who have dared dress as kings.
~ SB 12.2.19-20

atha tesam bhavisyanti manamsi visadani vai 
vasudevanga-ragati-  punya-gandhanila-sprsam 

paura-janapadanam vai  hatesv akhila-dasyusu 

After all the impostor kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other  decorations of Lord Vasudeva, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure.
~ SB 12.2.21

tesam praja-visargas ca sthavisthah sambhavisyati 
vasudeve bhagavati sattva-murtau hrdi sthite 

When Lord Vasudeva, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appears in their hearts in His transcendental form of goodness, the remaining citizens will abundantly repopulate the earth.
~ SB 12.2.22

kaler dosa-nidhe rajann 
asti hy eko mahan gunah 
kirtanad eva krsnasya mukta-sangah param vrajet 
krte yad dhyayato visnum tretayam yajato makhaih 
dvapare paricaryayam kalau tad dhari-kirtanat

The most important factor in this Age of Kali, which is an ocean of faults, is that one can be free from all contamination and become eligible to enter the kingdom of God simply by chanting the holy names. The self-realization that was achieved in the Satya millennium by meditation, in the Treta millennium by the performance of different sacrifices, and in the Dvapara millennium by worship of Lord Krsna can be achieved in the Age of Kali simply by chanting the holy names.
~ Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51-2


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    • You fit the statement… One who is audacious is seen as truthful, you are the evidence that prediction in Srimad Bhagavatam is happening.

  • As much as it is thrilling to read, fear also rises in our heart regarding the day to day affairs in this kali yug. The only solace from all this misery is the mention about Chanting the Lords name. I am striving, but more effort is needed. Sometimes getting carried away… Thanks for bringing out this article. I was looking for answers for my miseries and it was found on Facebook through this article. Now I understand why there is a lot of friction, jealousy and competition with in my own married life and external as well.

    • …….after this prediction which is true word by word

      you seems to be only person in this comment area which is seeking real piece
      I can share with you the ultimate philosophy to achieve that true love / silence / happiness… your life
      You have to only invest some time (your place your time) to understand the basics …..once you get that road you will definetly reach your destination

  • Need to know the word mean. Distance made by human those are powerful without knowledge. Cow are being used for benefit not for service when we will start to serve them then we will earn to serve human. We are putting water in milk thinking there is not water how we are fool god has already mixed more than 70% in that . WE are always fooling self telling i humiliate him never think we lost our duty of humanity for which we are called super among all. So human when start humiliation there have palace of corruption corruption is word who dictched the word and for self sheltering living villa palace since his her hunger of same they never have seen what is mean of Villa and palace King Bhoj was called in Bhojan in palace he never destroy a corm since knowing a corn birth bags of corns and the day name of Raja Bhoj called Bhojan

  • Oh God! Every word is Satya. All are true. A so called rational brain said we are surrounded by superstitions in the name of religion. Everyone around him clapped and laughed in his support. So, it is all destined. We have to accept but let us not give up our trust unto the Almighty. Ram Ram.

  • Excellently written….. I wish this all happen and lord kalki restore d goodness

    • I agree. English does not explain Samskrutam. If not Devanagari then use transliteration.

  • so what do people do, sit down and watch, i don’t think so, most of evil it said has already happened, we ought to fight back instead of waiting for someone who if does appear would do it just better, but meanwhile we ought to discuss remedies instead of being sitting ducks

  • All of this is conceptually by and large true if not literally word by word. God save the country.

  • these are all just hyped….remember the Universe itself is a place of transformation only…..there is no creation nor destruction..but only transformation…..(energy can neither be created nor be destroyed but only transfered)….the transformation was happening for billions of years even before the earth was formed….it was not during the kali yuga but from the beginning of human species when they wandered earth as homo sapiens….they were killing each other as like other animals and other species…even after becoming social animals humans are now behaving the similar way to the old ages….religious killings and abducting other’s properties, wealth were happening for ages….and not only in this kali yuga….it was just because of the media…we are getting to know about the happenings across the world instantly….in those days..people in India wouldnt know what happened in Europe….any war or even religious ceremonies….once thing that we all have to accept is that the population has grown vastly…inhabitting the entire earth and due to wants and needs of humans earth’s resources are being depleted….this is an analytical factor…..that a common man these days can think over….and a sage scripting it cant be a big deal….!

    • Are you aware that you will not age in the outer “space”? Even astronauts’ age is calculated only after they return to Earth. So, there are many things and concepts even NASA could not explain. How did Hindus know that there are 9 planets that have affect on the people on earth? There were no telescopes then. Pluto was the 10th planet? Where is Pluto now? So you will never ever understand the larger context of existence, you simply argue and you can! Namasthe

    • You are relying on your limited mind and imperfect senses to acquire knowledge base on your miniscule experienced. You don’t even know that Srimad recorded essential history billions years ago from past present and future to guide future generations how to live in the material world and yet attain liberation. its a guiding light for mankind who has limited foresight.

  • When supreme godhead is there why he has permitted Kali yuga to happen?Then appear or reappear to protect the innocents? What are the supreme Gods intentions? Why He should intend? In my humble opinion Lord says in BG that whenever Adharma unrighteousness rises it’s head I am born to uphold the righteousness. That means dharma and adhrma are equal on this planet.

    • according to me,yugas are divided based on the quality of human life and our capabilities of perception.these depend on the properties of physical space which depend on cosmological influences caused due to revolution of sun around a gaint star. if our sun is closer to it ,our perception will be more,so we can easily be good and intuitive,this period is satya yuga, if our sun is far from it ,we will have low perception,this is kali yuga.

  • ohhh my god…..its scary….i can see all the predictions coming true.
    i guess the only way to escape from it is by not having a rebirth. n to not have a rebirth we shud be sinless in this birth.
    which isnt possible as we all have sinned a lot.
    so shud try not repeat the mistakes again. that we did in last birth.

    mohh man donno what im writing…
    this got me thinking

  • The question is who decides what is Dharma and Adharma? And how do we know religions will serve mankind? All they have done over the ages is foster collective hatred against one another.

    • Intelligence is the means as well as obstacle in Self Realization. If we use Intelligence properly, Self Realization is right here.

  • I start by saying that this whole write up is a sheer ” nonsense” wrotten to create fear and panic amongst readers. I would want the reader to read also magazines like ” The Economist”. I don’t remember the date of the magazine but an article in this magazine had with numbers proved that no where in the past did mother earth enjoy so much of peace. Let us take mother earth 100 years ago. The First world war had begun and was raging in Europe. In Asia most countries were underdeveloped, exploited by the colonial powers who were fighting amongst themselves, Blacks in the USA did not have powers, the Jallianwalah massacre was going to happen and so was the greta Bengal famine. Let us take 2015, other than these isolated parts like ISIS, BOKO Haram and Palestine, there is peace in the rest of the world. The 3 parts of the world is less than 1% . Today people know what is right and wrong. There is a lot more tolerance than ever. The wars fought in India like the Mahabharata wara was a selfish pursuit by the Pandavas because they wanted power. Why couldn’t the Pandavas not taken up sanyasa? so whovere says Kali yugam is a bad period is a bad time, that oerson is talking rubbish and nonsense.

    Today war is the last resort. When the lion was recently hunted down by the US dentist even his country men did not approve of it. So things have radically changed and people are learning to live and let live. To me the above article is a piece of stupid and idiotic rubbish and the person who wroet must be hung to death for having penned such an article.

    • I agree with you to an extent but with the way world is going it is also true that we are all in midst of a sleeping giant to be awakened anytime for several calamities to happen! WW1 & WW2 had a series of events one leading to other and these started. In my opinion and its purely gut feeling that the same will happen here with the way hatred is being spread or currently existent with tolerance towards each other diminishing and personal interests are being put first regardless the loss that it can cause to an individual or masses.

    • Wars will not be fought face to face, but by proxy. The biggest unifying factor is religion and which one unites across countries. Even though Hinduism preaches all these, predicts, it does not unify it’s own. The root cause of this disunity is reservations based on caste, creed.

  • People won’t realise these things unless they experience it themselves. Let it go …….

  • People will be people. I bet 90% of us sit there not even knowing the A,B,C’s of a particular subject and pass our upon judgements upon it so easily. These predictions are mentioned in Bhagwat Purana. The instant Lord Krishna left the earth, Kali Yuga began. I think it would help us better to understand what actually led to the war between Pandav and Kaurav if we consider seeing situations in their perspective. Unless, we are ready to view situations from multiple/other’s perspectives besides our own, we would just get one side of the story but most of the people today are so self-righteous and bullheaded, it’s like as the old saying goes “Naach najane, aangan tedha”.

    Cannibalism, murder, corruption, hypocrisy, cruelty in this day and age is enough prove where we stand today and where we’re going. God is not just some cosmic puppet master, you know. He’s one ball of duality. Remember what the Aghoris say ” everything is brahman”….good or bad, animal or human, everything. We are just fragments of God. Through us, he is experiencing all he could be, himself. He is the observer. But it would be my foolishness to even assume I know why God does what he does. There’s a great book written Neale Donald Walsch called “Conversations With God”. It’s an eye opener for anyone who are confused about mysterious ways of God.

  • I like the detailed..description..And.explanation.without.any bias.
    But can you pls.tell….me when will these end….And who will be the tenth incarnation of vishu….If you could reply…I will be grateful to you…

  • Kali Yuga has too much negativity. The good part is it is near to next Satya Yuga. So lets focus on this positive aspect. We are slowly entering into golden age. Great!

    Btw. Veda does not mention anything on Yuga. These are all puranic stories. So it has to be taken with proper validation.

    • but bhagavath purana is composed by veda vyasa. he is the one who branched vedas into 4.

  • no, it is not ‘predicted’.. nor there is need of prediction to bhagvan. bhagavata ‘states’ and guided us. not predicted

  • When was the Kaliyuga commenced according to the Indian epics?

    True that jaggi is not a Tom dick Harry , but a guru should guide his disciples the means to attain salvation , he should explain Vishnu tatvam as it is the only means to attain salvation and end the cycle of birth and death. Please visit the link and…

  • All this is humbug, brahmins are experts in story telling..only stupids believe such cock n bull stories.

    • Well.. funny vyas etc r not brahmins .. Rama not brahmin .. do u know ravana was brahmin. …good bad exists in all humans .. y say brahmins this that .. if u don’t like if somebody teaches u something … U..should not blame the person who says something based on a scripture .. that will make u stupid …

  • At the end of kaliyuga human life will be 18 years for men and 19 years for women. physically women body will be ready for pregnancy at the age of 6. Humans becomes as drafts ,where Women will be 3 feet where as men will be 2.5 feet in height.Humans dies like insects on roads ,where nobody even cares above there death bodies.
    Copper gets the value of Gold , where as gold gets the copper value.

  • True to each word by word.. only few realize these changes who are suffering with truthfulness..

  • Om namoh satyanarayana…..
    Maryada purushotaam Shree Ram ki Jai ho….

  • True most of the predictions have already visible Every tomorrow will be worse than today

  • All predicted by Sage Vyasa is 100% correct and going on as per se. You can find more of such predictions by reading veerabrahmendra swami charitram from

  • Through Intelligence, you cannot gain self-realization. In order to achieve that, your mind should turn inward and away from the world and its objects.

  • This branch of knowledge is called ESCHATOLOGY ( THE END OF EARTH ) ARMAGAEDON . Abrahamic religions also contain concept of end of this earth. JEWS , CHRISTIANS, ISLAM all have their own versions but definitely there is something like it. One Sheikh Imran Hossein is Eschatology expert on Islamic eschatology. watch this video on youtube. For Hindu Eschatology refer to Wikipedia wherein kali which is a demon shown in dark blue color on a white horse. Also called Kalaki. My own guess is that white horse signifies the white race Abrahamic races and the Kali demon is Atomic War destruction of human race. 99 of every 100 human will be destroyed in this war and this is very near future. Russia will start this atomic war in Syria and engulf the whole world. INTERESTED READERS MAY REFER TO SHEIK IMRAN HOSSEIN’S VIDEO ON YOUTUBE REGARDING ESCHATOLOGY AND WIKIPEDIA FOR HINDU ESCHATOLOGY. THEN DRAW YOUR OPINIONS.

  • really true i am seeing in my own eyes how poltitians behave in front of people and backside is really really worst so