Kali Yuga

Kali Yuga
   All of the YUGAS or ages in the Indian tradition refer to throws in an ancient game of dice. Kali (spelled differently in Sanskrit from the goddess of that name) is the “four,” the worst throw of the dice, comparable to “craps” in the Western dice game. Our age is understood to be the Kali Yuga, in which TA M A S, the worst aspect of nature, pre-dominates. Trickery, envy, and even the murder of holy persons are the norm in this era, as are fatal disease, fatal hunger, fear, and instability.
   Kings in the Kali Yuga are angry and debauched. People are short-lived and short in stature. Money, power, pleasure, and falsehood reign. BRAHMA, VISHNU, RUDRA, and the Sun are all worshipped in the Kali Yuga.
   Further reading: Cornelia Dimmitt and J. A. B. van Buitenen, Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1978); W. J. Wilkins, Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic, 2d ed. (Calcutta: Rupa, 1973).

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. . 2007.

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