There is a huge hype for 2012 in recent times. What is so unique and special about the year 2012? The world of astrology and horoscope says a rare celestial event will happen on dec 21st 2012. On that day sun aligns itself with the centre of Milky Way Galaxy which happens once in 26,000 years. At the same moment the planet earth joins the show with sun. On the same day the earth completes its cycle of vobbling and changes its polarity and starts a new cycle of vobbling.
Apart from the rare celestial occurences, many prophecies are foretold to happen in 2012 by many people in history including Nostradamus. Significant among those is the Mayan Prophecy which tells the history of mankind will come to an end at 2012. Mayans are people belonging to an ancient civilization inhabited in present day Mexico (and central america). Infact Mayan Calendar is said to be more precise than our Gregorian Calendar and historians say it is enough to adjust one day out of 38000 years in Mayan Calendar. Mayans considered time as a big cycle of recurring and similar incidents happening on planet earth. Many of their predictions came to reality in the earth’s history. If Mayans are true, then by 2012 the history of mankind has to end and a new era has to start.
Even as per Hinduism Time is considered as a recurring sequence of similar pattern of events. See what Bhagavatham (one of the sacred books of hinduism) says about time:
“as related in the Bhagavatam (12.2.39), the cycle of the four ages of Satya, Treta, Dvapara, and Kali-yugas [a Caturyuga] will continue to repeat itself along with the same general pattern of events”
Even Bible speaks about a Great Tribulation in the history of mankind. Some Nostradamus scholars say 2006 to 2012 is the great tribulation period. Moreover its evident to even the common people that the world is changing faster, if not why a great destructive sequence of catastrophies (both natural and man made) are happening in recent times. Unimaginable attack on twin towers. Tsunami killing 100 thousand people in indonesia, india and other places as well. Hurricane Nargis killing 100 thousand people in Myanmar and recent China earth quakes killing 50000 poeple. Some relate 2012 with World war III and say during 2006 to 2012 the world may see world war III.
Only in recent times, we are so concerned about global warming and melting of artic ice. Food shortage had never become so prevalant globally. What could we infer from all these? Are we heading towards an apocalypse? Will the prophecies of Nostradamus and predictions of Mayan Calendar come true? Are we experiencing the great tribulation? Or 2012 is just a witness of rare celestial events waiting to occur in our galaxy. Only time could answer all these questions to the humankind.