We all know that on the era of king Parikshita, Kali came. When the king has gone for hunting he saw a person hitting a one legged cow...

But from where he came from and who are his parents? When he born? Has he came from any Deva or Asura/Rakshyasa or he has coursed to be as he is?

Is there any book or articles about history of Kali? Please let me know.

  • Hello. May we assume that you asking about articles, etc, not mentioned in the wikipedia article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_(demon) – sand1 Nov 6 '18 at 17:44
  • But nothing described here about his past/born or his parents. – Satrughna Nov 8 '18 at 5:17
  • He's a gandharva, there are genealogies for them. – sand1 Nov 10 '18 at 22:21

This is not actually a reference to a person, but to a yuga (an era).

In the present days we may be said to live in Kali Yuga, which is said to have started in 3102 BCE with the end of the Mahabharata war. From the Mahabharata text:

Parikshit was a great ruler and looked very well after Hastinapur. But unknown to the Pandavas and Parikshit, a greater threat loomed with the death of Lord Krishna.


During the ninth day of the Mahabharatha war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the third yuga had ended and last yuga - Kali yuga had started. However because of the power of Lord Krishna, Kali could not spread all through the earth....

The Kali (destructive) Yuga is the last era in the Hinduist cycle of time. It follows the Satya (golden, perfect), Treta (some negative), and Dwapara (50% negative) Yugas. It is named after Kali, the Hindu female deity of death and destruction.

  • No... Kali is a goddess in hinduism. (Kaali, there is a long a) OR Kali is a demon, of sex male (short a) That was the question is about! – Gibet Nov 12 '18 at 12:30
  • @Gibet, can you provide a reference to a text where Parikshita meets this other Kali? – Codosaur Nov 12 '18 at 18:54
  • ;.. this is the subject of the Bhagavata Purana... I mean the guy sent an army to fight Kali... – Gibet Nov 12 '18 at 19:13

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