Who is “Kalki Avtaar”?

 Who is “Kalki Avtaar”? 

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For centuries multitudes of Hindus have been trying to search for that candidate who has been portended as “KALKI AVTAAR” in their sacred scriptures. This brief article is intended to quell that search under the light of sacred Hindu Scriptures.

What is “KALKI AVTAAR”, anyway?


            A leading proponent in the field of Sanskrit, Dr. M.A. Srivastava, writes in his book*, on page 19, “Avtaar” word is made by the amalgamation of  “Tri” with root “Ghain”. It means “to come on earth”. He further writes, “In (the phrase) ‘Avtaar “of” God, “of” is relationalsign, hence, it is perspicuous that with relation to God; human is to come(take birth on earth). He strongly exhorts to not to confuse the import of “Avtaar” with ‘God Incarnate’, as he writes on page 5, “The meaning of “Avtaar” is never correct to be taken as God descending on earth bodily.” (Kindly Refer: Kalki Avtaar aur Mohammad Sahab). Dr. M.A. Srivastava further corroborates his notion through the concordant views held by religious giants and scholars. To name some of them are:-

Swami Vivekanand, Gurunanak Saheb, Pt. Sunder Lal, Dr. Ved Prakash Upadhyay etc and many more.

So, with this concept of “Avtaar” let us search for him in sacred Hindu Scriptures.

Stage Set

            It is expedient to understand the circumstances and other ambient conditions such as social, moral, ethical etc in which “Kalki” would appear.

          “He would take birth when violence and chaos would be rife. When female infants would be buried alive.”, writes Dr.M.A.Srivastava (Please see: Hazrat Mohammad aur Bhartiya Dhram Granth, Dr. M.A. Srivastava, Publisher Madhur Sandesh Sangam). Furthermore, he would appear when swords would be used in battles (Bhagwat Puran ,12 Skandh, 2 Adhyay, 19th Shloke). It can be immediately deduced from the above cited “shloka” that “Kalki Avtaar” has already appeared because swords are no more to be used in strife and battles. But they were used 1400 years ago!

          Mohammad, peace be upon him(pbuh)- The last messenger of Allah came with his divine mission under exactly same situation, as Quran testifies, “When the female(infant), buried alive is questioned- For what crime she was killed.” (The Holy Quran 81:8-9).

          It is also verifiable fact that during Mohammad’s era swords were one of the chief weapons to be used.

Where will “Kalki” take birth?

            “Kalki Avtaar”, according to “Kalki” and “Bhagwat Puran”, would take birth at “Shambhal”. According to legendary Sanskrit and Vedic Scholar, Dr. Ved Prakash Upadhyay**, “Shambhal” has an import of Adjective than a Proper Noun. Thus, the literal meaning of “Shambhal”, according to scholars, is a place of serenity and peace.


          Now, Mohammad(pbuh), was born in Mecca which is also called as “Dar-ul-Aman”. It is verbatim translation of “Shambhal” – A place of serenity and peace.


            The date of birth of “Kalki Avtaar” is provided in, 2nd Adhyay, Shlok 15 of Kalki Puran: He would take birth in “Shukal Pakchha of Madhumas” and on 12th of Rabi Fasal’s Moon.

          Amazingly, Mohammad(pbuh) was born on 12th Rabi – ul – Awwal. Rabi – ul – Awwal means month of happiness and joy – “Madhumas”.

Kalki’s Parentage

            Kalki’s father would be “Vishnuvyas”. His mother’s name on the other hand, would be “Sumati”. (Vishnuvyas: Bhagwat Puran, Dwadash Skandh, 2 Adhyay, 18th Shloke). Vishnuvyas, means, “worshipper of God”, because it is framed on two other basic words, namely, “Vishnu” which means God and “Vyas” which means worshipper. Similarly, “Abdullah” – Father of Mohammad(pbuh), also means “Worshipper of God.”

          Similarly, “Sumati” means one of peaceful and agreeable nature. Astonishingly, “Amna” – Mother of Mohammad (pbuh) – also means Peace loving and serene natured. “Amna” is derived from Arabic root “Aman” which itself means Peace.

Four Brothers

          Kalki Avtaar would eradicate evil with the help of four brothers. (Kalki Puran Adhyay 2, shlok 5). No wonder, Mohammad(pbuh), was supported arduously by four of his very close relatives, namely, Abu Bakr, Umar, Ali and Usman. May Allah be pleased with them. They are perfectly squaring with Hindu Scriptures.

The last one

            Kalki Avtar is prophesised as to be the Last messenger(Avtaar) of the last era (Yug). (Bhagwat Puran, Pratham Skandh, Tritiya Adhyay, 25th shloke).

          No anomaly, Mohammad was also the last and final prophet who came with the Last revelation. He was the seal of all prophets. “Mohammad is no the father of any of your men, but (he is) the messenger of Allah, and the seal of the prophets.” The Holy Quran 33:40.

Further Support from Upanishads.

            So much from Puranas (Kalki Purana). Now, let us adduce you something from Upanishad – “Allo – Upanishad.”

Prelude to Allo – Upanishad


          Lay Hindu might now be fully apprised that Allo – Upanishad is an authoritative book in Hindu Scriptural canon. Allo – Upanishad holds 15th position out of total 220 Upanishads in the Upanishad canon. (Kindly refer : “Upanishad Ank”. Published by Gita Press, Gorakhpur). Furthermore, Dr. Ved Prakash Upadhyay ** has considered Allo-Upanishad as authoritative. ( Kindly read: “Vedic Sahitaya: Ek Vivechan, Pradeep Prakashan, Page 101, 1989 Edition).

What is in Allo – Upanishad?

          Verses 4 through 8 reads, “Allah send all rishies and created the moon, sun and stars. He(Allah) send all Rishies and created the Sky. Allah created the universe. Allah is the Greatest, none is worthy of worship besides him. O worshipper, tell (them), there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Allah is since time immemorial(Anadi). He is the sustainer of the whole world. He is the dispeller of evils and trials. Mohammad is Allah’s messenger( who in turn) is the sustainer of this world. Thus, proclaim that Allah is one and there is none worthy of worship besides Him.

Wisdom of the Wise

            Dr. Ved Prakash Upadhyay, a pioneer proponent in the field, comments that the unprecedented similarities which he found between “Kalki” and “Mohammad” startles him; that the “Kalki” which Indians were waiting for has come and Mohammad Sahab is the same (Kalki Avtaar). (Kalki Avatar and Mohammad Sahab, page 59).

Rounding off


            Evading my verbosity, let me conclude with Allah’s divine words, “You have indeed in the messenger of Allah(Mohammad) an excellent exempler.” (The Holy Quran 33:21.)


Bibliography and References:-

(*) Hazrat Mohammad aur Bhartiya Dhram Granth, Dr. M.A. Srivastava, Publisher Madhur Sandesh Sangam.

(**) Dr. Ved Prakash Upadhyay,

        M.A(Allahabad), M.A.(G.N.U. Amristar)

        L.L.B, D.Phil, D.Lit, (Allahabad Acharya)

        Ved, Darshan, Dharmashastra, Dip in German,

        Gold Medalist, Roder Punjab University, Chandigarh.

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