The Mahabharat is one of the two major epics in Sanskrit of ancient India. It contains over one lakh couplets and is thrice as long as the Bible. However, only a fraction of the narration deals with the main story with the rest containing additional myths and teachings.
It clearly states: “what is found here may be found elsewhere but what is not found here cannot be found elsewhere.”
Kali Yuga is the last of the four stages, ages the world goes through as part of a ‘cycle of yugas’ described in the Sanskrit scriptures. The other ages are called Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, and Dvapara Yuga.
Kali Yuga is associated with the demon Kali (not to be confused with the goddess Kali). The “Kali” of Kali Yuga means “strife”, “discord”, “quarrel” or “contention”.
According to Puranic sources, Krishna’s departure marks the end of Dvapara Yuga and the start of Kali Yuga, which is dated to 17/18 February 3102 BCE.
Kali Yuga is coming
When Yudhistar Maharaj was ruling this planet, Bhima used to help in solving problems of people, hence people who ever had any questions/problems would come to Bhima and ask him for help.
One day, one citizen came and tolled Bhima that he noticed a strange thing, that his fence is moving into other’s place. Bhima can help if a demon is troubling but not this kind of puzzles so he asked him to approach Yudhistar Maharaj.
On the same day, another citizen came and told that he came across with a strange thing. He had a big pot full of water, he poured that water into small pots and then back to the big pot but surprisingly only half was filled. Bhima not knowing what to say asked them to contact Yudhistar Maharaj.
Another person came to Bhima and said that he saw a strange thing. The big elephant was passing through a needle hole but surprisingly it’s tail got stuck in that hole. Bhima again referred him to Yudhistar Maharaj.
Another person came and said that he saw a big rock on the street and big, big personalities were not able to move it but a sadhu came and by waving his Sanyasa danda, it moved. Bhima thinking that it’s a bad day for him and all are coming with these strange questions which he can’t help, hence he referred them to Yudhistar Maharaj.
They all went to Maharaj Yudhistara and asked about these questions, then Yudhistar Maharaj said that all these qualities show that kali yuga is coming and he explains ……
The first symptom is one of the citizen’s fence is moving into other’s area shows that people are interested in what other’s have and feel unhappy with what they have, and think of a way to acquire them either hook or crook.
The second symptom is the big pot full of water. When it is poured into small pots and poured back into a big pot, he noticed only half, which means that one can expect 50% love/affection/help from others compared what you did to the same person.
The third symptom is big elephant is going through a needle but the tail is stuck, it means that people are ready to spend a huge chunk of their income/strength/resource for the sense satisfaction of their family, friends, and love (Personal sense gratification) but when it comes to Bhagavan and Bhagavatha seva they are not ready to spend a little bit.
The fourth symptom is, big rock not moved by persons who are having a lot of strength but a sadhu moved that rock just by waving his danda, which means that one can get rid of all their unlimited sins, just by performing Namasankirtanam.