According to the Hindu mythology "we are in the KALI YUGA, or Iron Age a period of decline. It was preceded by the ages of gold, silver, and bronze. After the end of the KALIYUGA and a short hiatus, a new age will begin: the age of truth (KRITA YUGA), when all the wickedness, strife, and dissension of this era will be replaced by righteousness. It is understood that this age will be ushered in by Kalki, the future
incarnation or AVATAR of VISHNU, riding on a magnificent white horse."
('Encyclopedia of Hinduism' by Constance A. Jones and James D. Ryan, 2007)
I have often wondered will this new age accompanied by Kalki riding in on a magnificent white horse will happen on January 1 of a year or on a Gudi Padwa day. Or will it happen on a random day?
I know one thing: with each passing year, I am unlikely to witness that grand event!
Or is that I am already living in KRITA YUGA but being too much of a pessimist to realise it? Or is this a 'short hiatus'?
Artist: Kemp Starrett, The New Yorker, January 13 1934