Bhagavad gita predictions for Kaliyuga
Since eras, this 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit language has enlightened mankind about the righteous, dharma, and moksha. This eternal message of spiritual wisdom from ancient India, is also called the Song of God.
It is believed to be an accounted framework of dialogue amid Lord Krishna and Arjuna during the battle of Mahabharat; when the latter expressed his ache towards killing his own blood for throne.
The narrative in the form of Bhagvada Gita was exposed to world by Sanjay, King Dhritarashtra’s advisor and charioteer, who with his divine sense cognized all the events of the battlefield
Those who have thoroughly read Bhagvada Gita, would be aware that in the last section of this holy manuscript is a list of prophecies for the present age Kaliyuga.
Though, these predictions were made more than 5,000 years ago by Lord Krishna, but they appear to be so accurate that you can’t deny any of it.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.1
“Sri-suka uvaca tatas canu-dinam dharmah satyam saucam ksama daya kalena balina rajan nanksyaty ayur balam smrtih,”- Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength, and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.2
“Vittam eva kalau nṝṇāḿ janmācāra-guṇodayaḥ dharma-nyāya-vyavasthāyāḿ kāraṇaḿ balam eva hi,”- In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behaviour, and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.3
“Dāmpatye ‘bhirucir hetur māyaiva vyāvahārike strītve puḿstve ca hi ratir vipratve sūtram eva hi,”-Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.4
“Lińgaḿ evāśrama-khyātāv anyonyāpatti-kāraṇam avṛttyā nyāya-daurbalyaḿ pāṇḍitye cāpalaḿ vacaḥ,”- A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis, people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he do not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.5
“Anāḍhyataivāsādhutve sādhutve dambha eva tu svīkāra eva codvāhe snānam eva prasādhanam,” A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.6
“Dūre vāry-ayanaḿ tīrthaḿ lāvaṇyaḿ keśa-dhāraṇam udaraḿ-bharatā svārthaḥ satyatve dhārṣṭyam va hi dākṣyaḿ kuṭumba-bharaṇaḿ yaśo ‘rthe dharma-sevanam,”- A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance. Filling the belly will become the goal of life. Only he who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.7
“Evaḿ prajābhir duṣṭābhir ākīrṇe kṣiti-maṇḍale brahma-viṭ-kṣatra-śūdrāṇāḿ yo balī bhavitā nṛpaḥ,” – As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of the social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.9
“Sāka-mūlāmiṣa-kṣaudra-phala-puṣpāṣṭi-bhojanāḥ anāvṛṣṭyā vinańkṣyanti durbhikṣa-kara-pīḍitāḥ,” – Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers, and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.10
“śīta-vātātapa-prāvṛḍ-himair anyonyataḥ prajāḥ kṣut-tṛḍbhyāḿ vyādhibhiś caiva santapsyante ca cintayā,” – The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease, and severe anxiety.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.11
“Triḿśad viḿśati varṣāṇi paramāyuḥ kalau nṛṇām,” – The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.42
“Na rakshishyanti manujah sthavirau pitarav api,” – Men will no longer protect their elderly parents.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.41
“Kalau kakinike ‘py arthe vigrihya tyakta-sauhridah tyakshyanti ca priyan pranan hanishyanti svakan api,” – In Kali-yuga men will develop a hatred for each other even over a few coins. Giving up all friendly relations, they will be ready to lose their own lives and kill even their own relatives.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.38
“Sudrah pratigrahishyanti tapo-veshopajivinah dharmam vakshyanty adharma-jna adhiruhyottamasanam,” – Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant’s dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.36
“Patim tyakshyanti nirdravyam bhritya apy akhilottamam bhrityam vipannam patayah kaulam gas capayasvinih,” – Servants will abandon a master who has lost his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character. Masters will abandon an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations. Cows will be abandoned or killed when they stop giving milk.
Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.32
“Dasyutkrishta janapada vedah pashanda-dushitah rajanas ca praja-bhakshah sisnodara-para dvijah,” – Cities will be dominated by thieves, the Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually consume the citizens, and the so-called priests and intellectuals will be devotees of their bellies and genitals.
Apart from mentioned in Bhagavada Gita, few other prophecies were made by religious experts of those times, which included: Thieves will become kings, and kings will be the thieves. The rulers will confiscate property and use it badly. They will cease to protect the people. Base men who have gained a certain amount of learning (without having the virtues necessary for its use) will be esteemed as sages.
Fetuses will be killed in the wombs of their mothers. People will prefer to choose false ideas. No one will be able to trust anyone else. People suffering from hunger and fear will take refuge in ‘underground shelters’.
Young girls will do trade in their virginity. The god of rain will be inconsistent in the distribution of the rains. And, the shopkeepers will run dishonest businesses. Everyone will use hard and vulgar language. Men will devote themselves to earning money; the richest will hold power.
How will the world end?
The one who has taken birth, will remain forever in fear of death. So, to say this world too, one day see its end. End of this world or Pralaya, according to Puranas is of three kind: Naimittka- induced; Prakrita- natural; Atyantika- immediate.
Vishnu Purana 1.8.18-31 (First Theory)
This destruction will start with an underwater explosion that will take place somewhere in the southern ocean. It will be proceeded by a hundred year drought during, which the people who are not robust will perish. The seas, the rivers, the mountain streams, and the underground streams will be drained. Twelve suns will cause the seas to evaporate. Fed by this water, seven suns will form which will reduce the three worlds to ashes; the earth will become hard like a turtle’s shell.
Vishnu Purana 1.8.18-31 (Second Theory)
Fire from the mouth of the underground serpent will burn the lower worlds, then the surface of the earth, and will set the atmosphere ablaze. This mass of fire will burn with a great noise. Surrounded by these circles of fire, all animate and inanimate objects will be destroyed. The destroyer god will breathe enormous clouds, which will make a terrible noise. A mass of clouds charged with energy, destroyer of all (sarvantaka), will appear in the sky like a herd of elephants.
Vishnu Purana 1.7.24-40 (Third Theory)
Immense clouds will darken the sky, and they will cover all the earth. These clouds would make thunderous noise and will darken the sky and will shower the earth in a rain of dust which will extinguish the terrible fire; leaving few survivors. Then, by means of an interminable downpour, for nearly 12 years, the earth will be flooded and last pieces of humanity will be destroyed. The whole world will be in darkness, and the earth will seems like an immense ocean.