Kali Yuga

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According to most interpretations of Hindu scriptures, the Kali Yuga (Iron Age) began at the end of Krishna's bodily lifespan (approximately 5100 years ago, 3102 BC) and will last exactly 432,000 years — placing its conclusion in the year AD 428,899 (it began with a year 0). Kalki, the 10th and final avatar of Vishnu, is expected to appear at this time, riding a white horse and wielding a flaming sword with which to strike down the wicked.

Kali Yuga is the last of four Yugas; upon its conclusion, the world will 'reboot' into a new Satya Yuga (Golden Age.) This involves the end of the world as we know it and the return of Earth to a state of paradise.

Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00) on 18 February 3102 BC according to the Surya Siddhanta, which is an astronomical treatise that forms the basis of all Hindu and Buddhist calendars.

According to Sri Aurobindo, Kali Yuga lasts far less than 432,000 years. The followers of the Purna Yoga believe that the Mother successfully solicited the early termination of the Kali Yuga in 1969, and the abolition of pralaya (normal process of destruction of the universe at the end of a kalpa (Cosmic Cycle of Creation-Destruction)).

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