The Kalki name is a symbol for eternity or time. Its beginning may lie in the Sanskrit word kalka which means foulness or filth. Hence, the name converts to the ‘destroyer of foulness,’ ‘destroyer of darkness,” or ‘destroyer of ignorance’. One more etymology from Sanskrit is ‘white horse’.
In Buddhist Kalachakra custom, 25 Kings of the Shambhala Kingdom held the title of Kalki, Kulika or Kalki-lord. Amid Vaishakha, the first fortnight in Shukla Paksha is committed to fifteen divinities, with every day for an alternate god. In this custom, the twelfth day is Vaishakha Dwadashi and is devoted to Madhava, an alternate name for Kalki.
There are various interpretations of Vedic convention. Avatara signifies “divine power” and denotes to a plunge of the heavenly into ordinary form. The Garuda Purana records ten avatars, with Kalki being the tenth. The Bhagavata Purana at first records twenty-two avatars, however says an extra three for a sum of twenty-five. He is introduced as the twenty-second avatar on that list. Famous pictures portray him riding a white horse with wings, known as “Devadatta” or God given. In these pictures, Kalki is displaying a splendid sword in his left hand, uproot the debauchery of Kali Yuga. Lord Kalki will uproot the haziness of kali yuga and secure another yuga (age) called Satya yuga (period of Truth) on the earth. Satya yuga is otherwise called Krita yuga. Likewise, according to the qualities of the following cycle of four yugas, the following satya yuga will be known as Panchorath Yuga.
One of the Initial describes of Kalki is in the Vishnu Purana, dated to after the Gupta Empire. The Agni Purana, one of the initial Puranas to portray Buddha as an avatar, likewise depicts Kalki and the end time. It draws intensely upon the Vishnu Purana in substance.