A lot has been said about the world ending on December 21, 2012. Well, since I am writing this on Dec 23, – almost 24th – the world has obviously not ended. But I came across this piece which sounds intriguing and interesting. I haven’t read this scripture – although it is one that my Mother would read very often – so cannot say about the veracity of the claim here. But I wouldn’t be surprised. (Link)
In the “Brahma-Vaivarta Purana”, Lord Krishna tells Ganga Devi that a Golden Age will come in the Kali Yuga – one of the four stages of development that the world goes through as part of the cycle of eras, as described in Hindu scriptures. Lord Krishna predicted that this Golden Age will start 5,000 years after the beginning of the Kali Yuga, and will last for 10,000 years.
Mayan Calendar Matches Hindu Calendar
It is interesting that this prediction of the emergence of a new world is prophesied to appear about the same time that the Mayans predicted it to come! The Mayan calendar began with the Fifth Great Cycle in 3114 BC and will end on 21 December 2012 AD. The Hindu Kali Yuga calendar began on 18 February 3102 B.C. There is only a difference of 12 years between the Hindu’s beginning of the Kali Yuga and the Mayan’s beginning of the Fifth Great Cycle.
Golden Age Could Begin in 2012
The ancient Hindus mainly used lunar calendars but also used solar calendars. If an average lunar year equals 354.36 days, then this would be about 5270 lunar years from the time when the Kali Yuga started until 21 Dec 2012. This is the same year that the Mayans predict rebirth of our planet. It is also about 5113 solar years of 365.24 days per year, and is day number 1,867,817 into the Kali Yuga. By either solar or lunar years, we are over 5,000 years into the Kali Yuga and it is time for Lord Krishna’s prophecy to happen according to the ancient Hindu scriptures. Lord Krishna’s Golden Age could easily begin in 2012!
Although talking of Golden Age – my issue is (1) I don’t really know what “Golden” really means and (2) given where the world is today, it would mean a LOT of changes and a fundamental correction in the world for it to change for the better. With the current demography and social architecture, I don’t see a great future for mankind.
Related articles from External Sources
The Hindu & The Maya Philosophy Of Time
The Wilde Weekly – The Kali Yuga Age of Destruction
Why only Krishna? Why only “Hare Krishna”?