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Kalki-Avatār

The White Horse Avatar, the tenth and last avatar of Viṣṇu who will come at the end of the KALI-YUGA. It is compared to the coming of the MAITREYA Buddha, of the Zoroastrian Saoshant or Sosiosh, and of the Christian “Faithful and True” riding a white horse according to Revelations (Rev. xix, 2).

Helena P. BLAVATSKY states that he will come from Arghya Varsha (i.e., the valuable land or land of libations), which is “the mystery-name of that region which extends from Kailāsa mountain nearly to the Shamo Desert (SD II:416 fn). It is identical with SHAMBALLA. The Viṣṇu Purāṇa states that the Kalki-Avatār “will re-establish righteousness on earth, and the minds of those who live at the end of Kali-Yuga shall be awakened and become as pellucid as crystal” (Viṣṇu Purāṇa, IV, xxiv; quoted in SD II:378). See AVATARA.

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