2012 has been predicted by many as the year of Armageddon. Let’s have a look at few of the prophecies and scientific facts relating to it.
2012 has been predicted to be the year of the apocalypse (21 Dec 2012) according to the experts & scientists based on the Mayan Calendar data.
But does the Mayan calendar actually state the “END OF THE WORLD”?
No, it actually says the end of a cycle. Let’s first get a firsthand account of how Mayan calendar works.
Mayan Calendar starts in 3,114 BC and is divided approximately into 394 year periods known a Baktuns. Since 13 was a sacred and important number (phew! they didn’t know about unlucky 13), the 13thBaktun ends on 21Dec 2012 ending a 5200 year cycle.Mayans were highly skilled astronomers & mathematicians. Their calendar system was based on the stars and was highly accurate and they could do complex and lengthy calculations at that time without the help of computers (!).They were so accurate that they could predict the position s of the stars thousands of years in advance.
Hinduism: According to the Hindus, the current age going on is Kali Yug or age of Vice. In ancient literatures it has been said that when these evil men will pose as kings and feed on human beings and destroy the good and the righteous, Kalki(literally meaning ‘eternity’ or ‘time’) will appear as the 10th and final incarnation of Lord Vishnu and destroy all evil with His weapon. He will establish law and justice and mankind will begin to live a life without sorrow and sufferings and a Utopian society/age of Purity will be established. According to the prophecy” When the sun and the moon ,lunar asterism Tishya and the planet Jupiter comes in one line, the Satya Yug or Age of Purity will begin”.
Islam: Moslems believe that when the Last Judgement (al-Qiyamah) will occur the dead would resurrect; divine plan for creation would complete; judgement of soul would occur; the righteous would be rewarded with the pleasures of the Jannat(Heaven) while the Evil will be punished in Jahannam(Hell).
Another opinion is also there which states that Jesus, the son of Mary is a prophet o and messenger of God. At the time appointed by God He would return to earth and aid the Mahdi in destroying the Evil.