Some people have tried to link the Hindu religion's calendar to 2012 to give it credence. On this page we will show you why that is nonsense.

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Day of Brahma

In the Hindu mythology the world lasts for what is called a day of Brahma1 and is then destroyed and recreated. This time spans 4.32 billion years2. Within this day, six Manvantaras have already elapsed and we are in the seventh Manvantara. 1.852 billion years have elapsed in the first six Manvantaras. If you subtract the amount of years that have elapsed in the current day of Brahma (1,852,000,000) from the length of the day of Brahma (4,320,000,000) you get the length of time left in the current day of Brahma, which is 2,468,000,000. There are approximately fourteen Manvantaras within one day of Brahma, and as said above we are currently in the seventh with each Manvantara lasting 306,720,000 years. Any way you slice it, 2012 is no where near significant here and is no where near the end of the current day of Brahma.

Kali Yuga

Wait, not so fast! They say it isn't the day of Brahma that references 2012, but another part of the calendar called the Kali Yuga. The Kali Yuga, which we are indeed currently in, spans 432,000 years. The Kali Yuga started approximately in 3102 BCE. That means that currently 5113 years have elapsed. Going back to above, that means there are still 426,887 years left in the Kali Yuga. In other words 2012 is nowhere near the end of it either.

Bibliography
1. Krishnamurthy, V. "ONE COSMIC DAY OF CREATOR BRAHMA." India Heritage - India - Its History, Culture, Art, Tourism, Cuisine, Religions. Web. 26 Mar. 2011. <http://www.indiaheritage.org/rendez/article1.htm>.

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