Kalkin, also known as Kalki, is the Hindu god Vishnu's ultimate avatar (incarnation), who has yet to manifest. Kalkin will emerge at the conclusion of the present Kali yuga (age), when virtue and dharma have vanished and the world is controlled by the unjust, to kill the wicked and usher in a new age. According to one story, Kalki will appear in a golden chariot drawn by white elephants and restore order after the chaos caused by the Mahabharata war.
In another version of this story, Kalki will descend from the sky in a chariot filled with weapons that will destroy all evil. The last incarnation of Vishnu before mankind is able to recognize him as such is Kalki, who will cleanse the earth of all sin before destroying all oppressors with his divine powers.
Other names for Kalki include the Future King, the Great Judge, and the Golden Avatar.
He will be the final judge who will decide what type of punishment or lesson each soul will receive for their deeds in their previous lives. If someone good works hard at improving themselves they may get a chance to go back in time and change something bad they did in a previous life. This will allow them to start fresh with a clean slate as it were, and not be punished for their past sins. However, if someone bad gets good at being bad they might be given a chance to become an immortal God like form.
Kalki is said to appear once everything that needs to be destroyed has been destroyed, and once justice has been fully served. The exact time when he will appear is unknown, but it is believed to be near at hand.
So, Kalkin is the final incarnation of Vishnu before mankind is given back to God.
Some believe that since Jesus is also considered an avatara, then must Kalkin follow soon after? Some say yes, others say no, but either way both figures are revered by many as representations of divine love.
Here are some famous quotes by and about Kalki: "I am come to set man at liberty" - Jesus
"He will appear like a thief in the night" - St. Paul, talking about Christ
"When the son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?" - Buddha
"When the sun has risen eight times, so shall we know the truth from falsehood." - Chinese proverb
The Puranas define Kalki as the avatar who rejuvenates existence by ending the darkest and most destructive time, removing adharma, and ushering in the Satya Yuga while riding a white horse and wielding a blazing sword. The puranas differ in their descriptions and intricacies of Kalki. Some describe him as universal knowledge, some as human but with no body parts missing, and some as all-powerful. However, they all agree on his role as destroyer of evil and savior of mankind.
According to Hindu mythology, there will be a final battle between good and evil after which only virtuous people will be allowed to enter heaven while others will go to hell. This battle will be fought by a warrior known as Kalki. He will destroy evil and will restore justice. Therefore, he is also called "Kali Yuga Kaumudi" which means "the killer of kali yuga".
In other words, Kalki is the last avatar of this current age of darkness or "kali yuga". He will come to end this age and start an era of peace and prosperity known as the "satya yuga".
Here are some examples of how various authors have interpreted these myths: James Joyce in Ulysses describes it as "a messenger from God, red fire streaming from his mouth and nostrils, his skin glistening like milk, his eyes flaming balls", who will defeat evil during the apocalypse.
In Indian and Buddhist writings, Kalki is described variously. According to Indian traditions, Kalki will be born to Awejsirdenee and Bishenjun, or into the household of Sumati and Vishnuyasha. He arrives at the conclusion of the Kali Yuga to restore global order. Some say that he will come in a time of great need, when humanity is suffering under chaos and oppression. Others say that he will come before the end of this current world.
According to Buddhist texts, Kalki will be the leader of the next Buddha-body to appear on earth. He will be enlightened and capable of saving all beings from extinction. The arrival of Kalki is said to mark the end of the present age and the beginning of the next.
In both cases, his coming is seen as inevitable because the current cycle of existence is bound to end with the destruction of this planet. After many millions of years, the force that binds atoms together is not strong enough to prevent them from breaking down into their constituent particles. In just such a way are all living organisms subject to death. But because human beings have intelligence and free will, they can choose how they will react to this reality. If they use their minds and act with compassion, they will be able to save themselves and others. Otherwise, they may lose their mind and cause untold damage to Earth and its inhabitants during the coming apocalypse.
Avatar of Kalki - The ninth and final avatar of Vishnu will come as a human being. He will defeat evil and liberate humanity.
The conclusion of the Vedas describes the arrival of the final savior, named as "Kalki". It says that he will come to destroy all demons and save living beings from death. His birth will be announced by Devas (gods) and humans will rejoice greatly at his coming.
According to some Puranas, when the time comes, Devi (Goddess) herself will appear in front of everyone and announce her departure for Vaikuntha (the world of gods). At this moment, Kalki will arrive on the scene and kill all the devils. After this, he will reappear before everyone and lead them towards salvation.
In some other Puranas, Kalki's role is taken by his father Chakri who will slay all the demons after which Kalki will come to rule over everyone.
So basically, Kalki will come as the last messenger of God to destroy all demons and save humanity from destruction.