Kalki, also called Kalkin or Karki, is the tenth avatar of Hindu god Vishnu to end the Kali Yuga, one of the four periods in the endless cycle of existence (krita) in Vaishnavism cosmology. He is described in the Puranas as the avatar who rejuvenates existence by ending the darkest and destructive period to remove adharma and ushering in the Satya Yuga, while riding a white horse with a fiery sword. The description and details of Kalki are inconsistent among the Puranic texts. He is, for example, only an invisible force destroying evil and chaos in some texts, while an actual person who kills those who persecute others, and some texts portrayed him as someone leading an army of Naga warriors to eliminate adharma from the world. His mythology has been compared to the concepts of Messiah, Apocalypse, Frashokereti and Maitreya in other religions.
Ramaswamy Aiyer Krishnamurthy (9 September 1899 – 5 December 1954), better known by his pen name Kalki, was an Indian writer, journalist, poet, critic and Indian independence activist. He was named after "Kalki", the tenth and last avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu. His writings include over 120 short stories, 10 novellas, 5 novels, 3 historical romances, editorial and political writings and hundreds of film and music reviews.
"Kalki" Thiagaraja Sadasivam (pronounced "Kalki" Tyāgarājan Sadāśivam) (4 September 1902 – 22 November 1997) was an Indian freedom fighter, singer, journalist and film producer who was one of the founders, along with Kalki Krishnamurthy of the Tamil magazine Kalki. He is well known as the husband of famous classical carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi
Kalki is a Tamil magazine published from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The magazine was established by Kalki Krishnamurthy, a popular Tamil novelist and Indian freedom fighter, in 1941. The magazine is known for its publication of historic novels such as Ponniyin Selvan and Sivagamiyin Sabadham .
Kalki is a 1996 Tamil drama film directed by K. Balachander, starring Shruti, Rahman, Prakash Raj, Geetha, Renuka, and Fathima Babu. The music composition is by Deva. The film was co-produced by Gramco Films. The film was among 1996 Deepavali releases.
Kalki is a Tamil soap opera aired on Jaya TV. The show is produced by Avni Telemedia and also the story writer, creative head and producer by Kushboo. This was directed K. Natraj. Tamil Film actress Kushboo acted in the lead role with Abhishek, Shyam Ganesh, Pooja, Ganthimathi, Delhi Ganesh, Aravind Akash and Vivek Anand
Playa Kalki is a beach on the Caribbean island of Curaçao, also known as "Alice in Wonderland" due to mushroom-shaped coral formations. The name Kalki is unrelated to the Avatar Kalki, but comes from the local Papiamentu word for the white coral rock and limestone, which is abundant on the beach and surrounding cliffs.