Hinduism – End of the World Prophecies

Hinduism beliefs about the end of hte worldIt’s fascinating to me that many belief systems, Christian, Islam, Buddhism for example, all seem to believe that human kind is destined to end in an unspeakable war, and a complete society breakdown. Hinduism follows suit and warns of worldwide dis-ease.

Hinduism believes in four repeating cycles, we are currently in the last Kali Yuga which is characterized by lack of virtue but and at the end of this period Kali will judge everyone destroying the wicked and saving the good, starting a new golden age.

The other 3 eras are known as Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dvapara Yuga.

Satya Yuga is the era of truth or Golden age where people are closest to the Gods and are governed by them, human lifespan is around 4000 years.

In Treta Yuga people start to move away from this ideal slightly and even further in Dvapara Yuga, human lifespan lowered to 1000 years before entering Kali Yuga.

With this gradual movement away from religion during the four Yugas, human lifespan decreases. Disease, hunger, war and the breakdown of society become more and more prevalent until Satya Yuga comes around again.

Hinduism states that each Yuga lasts for many thousands of years Satya Yuga lasts 1,728,000 human years (4,800 god years), the
Treta Yuga lasts 1,296,000 human years (3,600 god years), the Dwapara Yuga lasts 864,000 human years (2,400 god years), and finally, the Kali Yuga lasts 432,000 years (1,800 god years).