Kalki Avatar in Parsi literature(Post No.10,659)


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Kalki Avatar in Parsi literature (Post No.10,659)

Hindus believe that the last Avatar of Lord Vishnu will be Kalki Avatar, that is the incarnation of god. Kalki is expected to come on a white horse with a lightning sword. Many religions believe that their prophets will come back. Zoroastrian/ Parsi religion also believes in a or many future prophets.

A detailed description of the resurrection and the last judgment is contained in the last chapter of Bundashish , which is no doubt founded on original Avesta sources which are now lost. In it an old song is embodied, the purport of which is to show that, though it appears short sighted mortals impossible for the body ( when once dissolved into its elements scattered in every direction) to be restored again, yet nothing is impossible for the hard of the Almighty , who created heaven and earth, endows the trees with sap, gives life to embryos in the womb etc

For awakening the dead bodies, restoring all life destroyed by death, and holding the last judgment, the great prophet Sosyosh( Saoshyas in the Avesta) will appear by order of Ahuramazda. The idea is already to be found in the Avesta texts, only with the difference, that sometimes several, sometimes only one Saoshyas is mentioned.

The later Parsi legends distinguish Three Great Prophets who will appear before the end of the world. These are the men who will perpetuate life ( who will produce frasho-kereti). , men of the same stamp as the ancient prophets and fire priests, and bearing the same name, viz Saoshyanto. They will be commissioned to check the influence of the devil, which increases at the time when this world is verging towards its end, by restoring truth and faith and the good Zoroastrian religion.

Their names are potential and imply a simile; the dark period of wretchedness and sin, in which they appear, being compared to night, and the era of eternal bliss, they are endeavouring, to bring about, being likened to the brilliant day.

The first of these prophets is called

1.Hukhsha thra Mao /Hushedar mah /The moon of happy life

The second is

2.Hukhsshathra Bamya /Hushedar bami /

The Aurora of happy rule

And the third and the greatest is called

3.Saoshyas / Soshyos

He is believed to be a son of Spitama Zarathustra begotten in a supernatural way. This means, that just as Spitama Zarathustra was the greatest prophet and priest in ancient times, so will Soshyosh be the greatest of those to come.

Therefore he alone brings with him anew Nask of the Zend Avesta, which was hither to unknown, and reveals it to mankind.

Source book- The Parsis, Martin Haug,ear 1878


My comments

Hukhssha= Subikksha??

Soshyos = swaya ojhas?? It can be compared with the light emitting sword of Kalki

It can be Sreyash in Sanskrit.


Tags-  Kalki, Avatar, Future Prophet, Parsi Religion, Saoshyas , Soshyos

Date of Kalki Avatar!


Research Article No.1735; Date:- 20th March, 2015

Written by London swaminathan

Uploaded at London time 9-23 am

We all know that Lord Vishnu will reincarnate himself as Kalki Avatar at the end of Kali Yuga for “Paritraaya Saadhunaam and Vinaasaaya sa dushkrtaam” (to protect the good and destroy the wicked). Then he will establish righteousness (Dharma sam sthaapanaarthaaya) .

When will this happen? Is there any indication in our scriptures?

Yes, there is a ‘sloka’ (couplet) which clearly tells us the date of his arrival here on earth.

For all the Ten Avatars we have information in the traditional hymns:



Fish – Matsya Avatar/ incarnation – Month Chitra – 13th day in bright half

Tortoise – Kurma Avatar/ incarnation – Month Jyeshta – 12th day in dark half


Boar – Varaha Avatar/ incarnation – Month Chitra – 5th day in dark half

Man Lion– Narasimha Avatar/ incarnation – Month Vaisaka – 14th day in bright half of the month – (Sukla Paksha)



Short man – Vamana Avatar/ incarnation – Month Bhadrapatha – 12th day in bright half of the month – (Sukla Paksha)

Rama with axe – Parasurama Avatar/ incarnation – Month Margasirsha – 2nd day in dark half of the month/ Krishna paksha.

Rama  – Rama Avatar/ incarnation – Month Chitra – 9th day in bright half

Man with a plough – Balarama Avatar/ incarnation – Month Vaisaka – 3rd  day in bright half of the month



Blackman  – Krishna  Avatar/ incarnation – Month Sravana – 8th  day in dark half of the month/ Krishna paksha.

Tenth Avatar


Man on a White Horse – Kalki Avatar/ incarnation – Month Bhadrapatha – 2nd  day in bright half of the month – (Sukla Paksha) at the end of Kali Yuga

Masi Bhadrapathe sukla dwitiyaayaam Janardhana:

Mlechaakraantha kalavanthe Kalki rupo bhavishyati

—is the traditional sloka/couplet.



But nobody knows when the current Kaliyuga will come to an end. Mlechas are interpreted as anti- Hindu or Anti religious.

The foreigners who translated Manu Smrti (Hindu law Book) translated Mlechas as barbarians.

2000 year old Sangam Tamil literature used this word for Romans and Greeks. Tamil commentators are very clear about it.

In Mahabharata , Shalva was a Mlecha king who fought on the side of Kauravas. There was another Shalva who invaded Dwaraka when Krishna was away, but he was defeated by Krishna’s son.

The engineers who built the inflammable House of Lac to kill the Pandavas are described as Mlechas in Mahabharata. Duryodhana borrowed foreign (Greek) ideas to destroy Pandavas.

Anga was another Mlecha in Mahabharata who fought on the side of Kauravas.

Later Sanskrit literature used it for Muslim invaders and British rulers because they were killing cows and eating beef.

The greatest of the modern Tamil poets Subramanya Bharati used the term for Muslim invaders who destroyed Hindu temples.

Tamil Encyclopedia Abidhana Chinatamani gives two more meanings:


  1. Descendants of Durvasu, Son of Yayati; they were described as Mlechas because they were characterless.

In short Mlechas are those people who are against Hindu Dharma.



Foreigners concocted a story saying that Mlechas were the occupants of Indus Valley. But actually those Mlechas were worshippers of Molek. Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch by burning (Bible- 1 Kings 11-7 and 2 Kings 23-10)

Please read my article:

MLECHA: Most Misunderstood Word (Posted on 3 September,2012)