Monday, February 06, 2012

Interesting Article on 2012

Found an Interesting article on the Mayan Calendar, which end on 21st Dec 2012. Next year, this time, I would probably reading this article and laughing to myself :)

The talk and debate on 2012 end of the world will not end till December 2012. Magazines, Newspapers, televisions, social networking is always speaking about the end of the world. The fact lies in the Mayan prediction. In the prehistoric time the Mayans were an expert in the fields of science and culture. They had made contribution in the fields of Art, Science, and Astronomy. Even the calendar that we follow toady is based on the Mayan Calculation. Researches have found out that the calendar ends in 2012. So we can assume that the world will come to an end in 2012. On the other hand we have another set of scientists saying that the Mayan calendar is based on a cycle. The cycle will again start rotating after 2012. So, the Mayan calendar does not say that the end of the world is near. Let us now look into the fact deeply. 

The Mayan side of the coin 

The Mayan calendar is known as the Sun Stone. The calendar is based on the Sun. We can say that it is a solar calendar. As per the calendar the world will end on 21 December 2012. This particular observation is known as 2012 phenomenon. The argument is based on the following points: 

The believers state the followings:
A pole shift will end the world and time will stop.
A geomagnetic reversal can also end the world on 21 December 2012.
Solar Storms can burn the surface of the Earth.
The non-believers state the followings on the contrary:
The concept of pole shift is completely imaginary. A pole shift cannot happen.
A geomagnetic reversal cannot destroy the Earth.
Solar storms cannot happen.
Why we support the Mayan fact? 

Now there few reason to support the Mayan side of the story. 
As per the Mayan culture the count for the calendar years consist of 5 levels.
The calculations of the day cycles are as 20 days, 360 days, 720 days, little below 20 years and the large cycle is little less than four hundred years.
Thirteen batons are required to complete one full cycle which spans around 5,125 years.
The 13th baton ends on 21 December 2012 as per the Mayan belief.
Scientists and researchers say that the world can probably end for the following reasons:
Sun Storms
Atom Smasher
Super Volcano
Slip Slop Slap Bang
2012 end of the world has been reviewed by NASA too. But NASA has different view on the phenomenon. NASA says that there will be a new magnetism on the sun. This can result in solar changes which will destroy satellite communications, GPS, Air Traffic, and Power Grids. 

The myth on destruction 

2012 end of the world, the phenomenon has been completely ignored by few scientists. On the other hand there is a myth on the phenomenon. A certain group of people say that a planet called Nibiru will destroy the fact. But science has proved that there aren’t any planets called Nibiru. But we cannot deny the report presented by few scholars. They say that the Earth will come in a perfect alignment with the sun and the centre of the galaxy. We can assume that there will be excess gravity which can create difference in the alignment. 

The Hindu belief coincide with the Mayan calendar too 

As per the Hindu belief the Golden Age will start from 2012. Lord Krishna said that the Golden Age will start from the end of the Kali Yuga. The calculation says that 2012 will be the time for Golden Age. Surprisingly the Mayan culture also says that the year 2012 will be the Golden Age. The point is that these two cultures had no connection between each other. But they both say that 2012 will be the Golden Age. Thus the argument continues that if 2012 will be the end of the world or not. 

The Hindu prophecy: End of Kali Yuga
The Hindu prophecy regarding the end of the world has ironically coincided with the Mayan prediction. This has further strengthened the belief regarding the Doomsday prediction. 

The ancient Hindus, another advanced race of the ancient time had made an advanced study of time and had divided it into four ‘Yugas’. Kali is supposed to be the last of the Yugas at the end of which the world will return to the golden phase or the Satya Yuga. 

The 10th, and the last of the avatars of Vishnu is expected to descend upon the earth to put an end to the misery of the world, to rescue and to restore it back to its golden time. 

Biblical reference
The Christian belief also seems to support the idea of the end of the world. There are strong references to the incident in the Christian texts. 

In the Book of Revelation the apocalypse has been referred as the total destruction of the world. In Bible the Apocalypse is referred as the God’s Will and it has been elaborated in the Book of Revelation. 

In the Book of Revelation it has been mentioned that the world will meet its end like ‘the thief in the night’. It has also suggested some alternative ideas about how the world will come to an end. 

There will be a global shower of Meteors which will destroy one-third of the green grass, vegetation and crops of the earth. .
An Asteroid will crash into the sea causing massive Tidal Waves and tsunami will flood the human civilization. There will be widespread famine and loss of lives due to this .
However, the Book of Revelation is silent about the probable day of the Apocalypse. Ironically there has been no mentioning of 2012 being the last year for all of us.