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Is December 21, 2012 End of the World?

By December 17, 2012

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End of the World?As 2012 comes to an end, some people who say they can foretell the future, are counting days for their prediction to come true. According to these soothsayers the world will come to an end this Friday - December 21, 2012.

In 2009, the American Sci-Fi film "2012" (Sony Pictures) showed us how our planet will come to a disastrous end in 2012. For a long time in India, a Hindu religious guru called Kalki Bhagavan has been proposing 2012 - which marks the end of the degenerate Kali Yuga - as the final year for the enlightenment of the human race. On his website, Vijay Kumar, who claims to be "The Man who Realized God in 1993" questions, "How does one claim that a majority of the world population will wipe out in 2012?" Time is ticking away at the "Golden Age 2012" web site that predicts December 21, 2012 as "the day that marks the official turn in the glorious Age of the Wheel of Creation."

So, Is our world coming to an end this Friday?

I would go with what NASA has to say about this 'hoax.' The NASA web site clearly states: "The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."

What about planetary alignments and the wayward planet Nibiru? This is a hoax. Such stories claim that Nibiru is headed toward Earth and the catastrophe is predicted for December 2012 -- linked to the end of one of the cycles in the Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012. Hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible, reaffirms the NASA.

The ancient Hindu Kali Yuga calendar and Mayan calendar both started about the same time over 5,000 years ago, and both predict a rebirth of our planet at about the same time - about 5,000 years after the calendars started - which might be 2012. We might be living through some incredible changes for the earth this year, wrote researcher David Hedges on my blog in 2007. Read more

What do you say? Do leave your comments below.

Comments
December 18, 2012 at 2:27 am
(1) Renu says:

Hi,

I find this fascinating. I had heard that the translation of the Hindu calendar put the start of the Golden Age at 2062. So apparently thi sis incorrect. Had you heard of that date as well? If so, would love to hear what the discrepancy is.

Wonderful blog, I enjoy reading it very much.

December 18, 2012 at 2:38 am
(2) Anil says:

World will not end by December 2012, If we believe in god we should understand that he himself will come for that as last & final incarnation (Kali) after 2500 years.
Now situations worldwide are very unstable this is time of reincarnation of 6th incarnation of lord Mahavishnu (Lord Parshurama-Who is Immortal) as 9th Incarnation. Who has been already titled as “great Chyren” by Nostradamus in his world famous prophecies on third world war.

Let the time decide. He have already came with a indian name which means “One who cannot be stopped by anybody, Anywhere & by anything”

The great chyren selin is none other than coming back of lord parshurama, the non comparable Warrior, as the 9th Incarnation of lord Mahavishnu. If you won’t believe wait & watch things have already started happening in gulf indicating starting of WWIII.

December 18, 2012 at 3:26 am
(3) Rajesh Gindwani says:

We all know Kaliyuga will last for half the duration of Dwapara yuga, which means that Kaliyuga will last for 495.000. We all agree Kaliyuga started some 5000 years ago, so what’s this talk of Kaliyuga coming to an end and start of a so called golden era in 2012 ? We still have 490.000 years to go before the golden era of Satya yuga will begin !! The information in this article is false. Please remove this article.

December 18, 2012 at 4:17 am
(4) PAPPUKUTTAN P V says:

Americans are always under the fear of something unknown; like Kin Kong, Jaws, Jurassic Park and a lot more in the film field. It is just their state of mind. We HINDUs knows to calculate Yugas and Manvantharas. So let them worry, not we.

More over, world has already “ended” so many times in the recent past. One was Dec 31′st 1999, and so many there after. They know to measure the time only up to Millennium; but we know minimun up to MANVANTHARAs.

December 18, 2012 at 4:29 am
(5) Ad Black says:

I do read the Ramayan and try to understand the writings and I know that till I leave this earth I shall not be able to grasp Its essence because I am not a learned person as was Goswami Tulsidas and other Pandits. I believe, as our friend Mr Rajesh Gindwani has blogged, we still have 490000 years for the marvellous Kaliyug to come to an end. So, let us end the nonsense that the world ends on 21 December 2012.

December 18, 2012 at 4:34 am
(6) Ad Black says:

I read above that after 5000 years of the Kaliyug, the Golden Age will come. Can somebody please explain to us whai is the Golden Age, its specifities, its duration (I see 10000 years), what will change, how will people behave, etc. Thank you.

December 18, 2012 at 4:51 am
(7) RENATA says:

If it ends, it ends.
Maybe the next will bring less greed, less envy, less social uneveness and everybody will be happier with God.

December 18, 2012 at 6:31 am
(8) Kas says:

Very interesting topic to talk about well it is not about u and me but the entire world..just pray hard for the good.

December 18, 2012 at 7:18 am
(9) KChandraDas says:

Hi All,

Why everybody is worried about the end of the world. Did you all forget that we are going to die one day. Scientifically/medically no doubt the life span of human and non-human has been prolonged.
My next question ( to my self), why the world do not say anything about Hindu Calender? What is wrong?

December 18, 2012 at 8:06 am
(10) Sibaprasad Dutta says:

Some people have just become crazy. It’s no good wasting time over such thoughts. The earth will be surely face destruction some day, but the day is still too far. It is only the creator of the world, a natural force that built the cosmos out of chaos, who knows when the earth will become extinct. Until then, let us enjoy our life on earth happily and peacefully. Speculation is an idle man’s job; it only demonstrates the nescience of
those who spread such ideas.

December 18, 2012 at 8:19 am
(11) ravi says:

mayans never said anything about the end of the world. it was actually 2 white christians who read mayan books and then tried to fit into a catholic world view (ie. book of revelations). since the western calendar operates differently and armageddon is a big part of biblical lore, they somehow managed to convince the world that mayans declared an end of the world. no mayan priest, book, or historian has ever said dec 21 is a significant date.

December 18, 2012 at 10:56 am
(12) Ganesh Chaturvedi says:

Nothing is going to happen on 21st Dec 2012 or in new year. to destroy the world .The development of Human beings by the discoveries in aviation, space,internet, telephone, electric ,medical scince etc in the last about 150 years has changed the life style of people which was not envisaged by any of the persons who had predicted such dates for the end.The world population is increasing and we may later not be able to prodece sufficient nourishong food for all or some epidemics may pccur.We should think of methods to manage when naural disasters occur and not be afraid of such predictions from any source. What ever is written in the scripturtes was written at the time when mam was not so much developed..

December 18, 2012 at 11:56 am
(13) Tony says:

I dont think the end of the word will be on December 21, 2012, it is absurd, our lives will carry on as normal on December 22, trust me on that. Although Nostradamus or somebody else have predicted that the world will come to an end in the year 3727 I think, so… we will not be here by that time, not even our children, so just live your lives.

December 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm
(14) JamesB says:

Earlier this week, an asteroid passed close to the Earth. It was only detected a few days before it passed. Many asteroids pass by the Earth on a regular basis, but at some point, in the future, one of these large asteroids will strike the Earth. This is almost a mathematical certainty.

Someday, hopefully in the far future, the Sun will cease to burn and the Earth will freeze over and all life will be extinguished. We are also headed for another ice age. Of course this is a natural cycle that has happened many times before. The earth heats up and then cools. It happens over and over. All these things are real and if we strip away all the fear mongering and panic that is associated with our eternal fixation on mass extinction, we begin to realize that we are very insignificant on this planet. We are extremely lucky that we have even been around as long as we have.

Putting that idea aside, as we continue to overpopulate the world and increase the damage that we cause to the Earth, there is no doubt that new diseases, food shortages, water shortages, and war will begin to take hold. Everyone will be affected by these things. The Earth is a living thing and we are likened to a bacteria living on it’s surface. At some point, the Earth will grow tired of the damage we cause and just like an immune system response, a balance will be struck and the Earth’s population will be thinned. Will it be the final end? No, a small segment of the population will always survive and maybe even adapt to the circumstances that arise, at least until the Sun burns out.

Be thankful that we have the time that we do and spend it with those you love. We are merely mortal and live a very short time.

December 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm
(15) Denisa says:
December 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm
(16) hitaishy p sharma says:

WE r living i n science period.There are great scientists.They watch the envirement second after second.We should leave it up to them.We must not follow blindly un approved theories.Always follow scientists

December 19, 2012 at 12:00 am
(17) Denyse says:

Rajesh and Anil are very correct Im sorry your article is very incorrect. Where are you getting your facts ??? I suggest you sit with a pandit/pujari and educate yourself before your have a blog.

December 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm
(18) Jelu Iliov says:

Maybe The Pirate’s model of thinking will be an oldfashionable. P. S. You know The Pirate’s model of thinking: To lie, to steal, to kill…

December 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm
(19) Craig Oxford says:

Thank you for the informative and ‘rational’ piece. I agree that of course there is no effect coming on Dec 21-2012 or any other date in future unless it is made by mans own hands.

Regards

December 20, 2012 at 1:36 am
(20) anu says:

read most comments & found how knowledgeable most of the Indians were on our culture. Yes western way of thinking is not ours & we will fare better to stop their influence on us. how can the world end. World & life on earth can never end. Every morning is a new beginning. Same a new world can mean a new way of life & a fresh start.

December 20, 2012 at 5:39 am
(21) anonymous says:

i am sure that the world is not going to die

December 22, 2012 at 3:52 am
(22) Asmeeta says:

I have heard a story which a priest read from a holy book in 1986, that stated that satyug has started. The priest himself read it for the first time
and was surprised . Then he spoke -”according to this scripture satyug has started,it must be Lord Kalki born somewhere in India. That time I was not aware of all this eras. Then the priest said that Lord Kalki will come to Ramnik deep. I was happy to hear that atleast God will put his foot on our nation. Looking forward to see him

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