The Cosmic Secret

In Hinduism, Kalki (Devanagari: कल्कि) is the nemesis of demon Kali and the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu, foretold to appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the present epoch. The Purana scriptures foretell that Kalki will be atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword.

 

The all-pervasive God who is the embodiment of mercy and goodness, the self – existent, an all-pervading power that preserves the universe and maintains the cosmic order – Lord Vishnu. He is the maintainer of the universe and the complete cosmic creation.  Vishnu is the Preserver or Sustainer of life with his steadfast principles of order, righteousness and truth. When these values are threatened, Vishnu emerges out of his transcendence to restore peace and order on earth.

Kalki – the tenth and the final avatar of Lord Vishnu is said to appear in the Kali Yuga, when all devotees, bhaktas, and sages left on the planet will be so unique and peculiar in character as compared with the rest of society that they would be ridiculed and hunted down in the cities for sport like animals. Thus, they will flee the cities to live underground in caves or high up in the mountains, or simply disengage from the earthly planet of existence. Finally, after 432,000 years from the beginning of the age of Kali, Lord Kalki will appear as the twenty-second incarnation of God.

Kalki has been described in the Puranas as a warrior, riding a white horse and blazing a silver sword. With the arrival of Kalki, darkness will end and a new era of enlightenment will emerge. But completely relying on this description will be misleading. When these predictions were foreseen the human race was not as evolved as they are now. These were predicted keeping in mind the scenario of that time. No-one knew that humans would evolve to such a great extent. Hence, the image of Kalki, which has been depicted in the paintings and sculptures, might not completely be accurate. There can be many different ways in which Kalki can be perceived. And this is my argument.

The Cosmic Secret is a step to find out how different people see Kalki and put it on paper. There are many contrasting ways in which Kalki might appear on the Earth. The Cosmic Secret shows many possible forms of Kalki. These forms have conceptualized after gathering information from a number of different people in the design field as well as after ample amount of secondary research. The task of portraying something that is a part of someone’s imagination proved a great challenge. Various forms have been explored from animals to human, men to female.

 

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