What is Kali Yuga?
So the first question that arises, even before checking whether the scientific predictions of the future came true or not is that: “What is Kali Yuga?”. The Kali yuga is the last age of the cycle in which there is a complete breakdown of structure and society. The end of the Mahabharatha is an aid to mark the end of the Dvapara Yuga and the beginning of the Kali Yuga.
Moreover, according to Vedic texts, each Yuga ended with the wiping out of evil by an avatar of Vishnu. The Treta Yuga ended with the death of Lord Rama. In the Ramayana, the evil king Ravana dies. Furthermore, the Dvapara Yuga ends with the end of Kans at the hands of Lord Krishna. In the Kurukshetra battle the evil cousins of the Pandavas, the Kauravas die. It is said that the Kali Yuga ends with the coming of Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. Kalki is a fierce warrior on a horse that brings about darkness over the world and an end to all the sin and evil. However, in this age, the reality of life is that the evil lies within ourselves.
The Vedic texts and other epics show that our country consisted of some of the greatest and most scientific minds of the world. Moreover, the scientific predictions made by them about the Kali Yuga even at that age are some of those amazing scientific predictions that came true. Here’s a list of 20 predictions by Indian thinkers that are 100% accurate.
What could have been a more accurate scientific prediction than climate change?
“Indra does not shower rain in the appropriate season and the seeds sown in the ground do not sprout forth. Furthermore, man becomes wicked in thought and deed, taking pleasure in malevolence.” This can be seen in this verse of the Bhagavad Gita.
2. Speed of Light
It must have taken a lot of research for the scientists to calculate the speed of light but the Vedas had predicted it way before. A Vedic scholar had written,
“With deep respect, I bow to the sun, who travels 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.”
A yojana is approximately 9 miles; a nimesha is 16/75 of a second.
So, 2,202 yojanas x 9 miles x 75/8 nimeshas = 185,794 miles per second which are remarkably equal to the actual value of 186 282.397 miles per second.
3.The Shallow Relationships
“Materialistic desire will be the only basis for the relationship between men and women. Success will be based only on deceit. Moreover, the superiority of men will be decided only by materialistic possessions. And a man will be brahmana only by the wearing of a thread.”
And isn’t that the sad reality of life? The relationships have become shallow and Bhramana remains just a caste and not the quality of men.
4. The Definition of a Good Man
In Kali Yuga, the possessions of a man and their symbolic representation will be the mere source for deciding superiority in society. Moreover, only a person good with the language will be a learned man. However, this even involves people whose work involves manipulation. A person’s spirituality will stop depending on their internal ideals and start depending on superficial characteristics.
This is another prediction from Bhagavad Gita which shows that a good man is defined only by his superficial qualities now. Values and qualities are not visible until they are coated with the sugar of power and money. Another gruesome reality of life that one can’t deny.
5. The Distance Between The Earth And The Sun
“The Surya, situated thousands of Yojanas(a unit of distance) away was swallowed by Hanuman thinking it to be the fruit”
One Yug Sahsra Yojan(the first three words) would mean
12000*12000000*8 = 96000000 miles.
Converting it to kilometers, 96000000 X 1.6 = 153,600,000 km
Actual distance from earth to sun = 152,000,000 km(error of around 1%) .Hence, we can say it is one of the most accurate scientific predictions that came true even before Kali Yuga started.
6. The definition of beauty
“A place’s sanctity will be based on its external beauty and it will consist of a reservoir of water. The beauty will be based only on arbitrary aesthetic pleasure. The primary goal in life will be to eat. The loudest message will be considered the truth. Religious practices will become a basis for reputation and not be for god but be practiced only for selfish reasons.”
7. The Value of PI
Aryabhata worked on the approximation of the value of PI and concluded that it is approximately 3.1416 in 499 CE. It is still considered one of the most amazing scientific predictions of the future.
8. The difference between rich and poor
“There will be widespread hunger and a never-ending drought. Persons will be overburdened by excess taxes. The hunger and taxing lifestyle will weigh them down. The person who is the most corrupt will rule and gain all political power. His ways will control the ways of society and this will happen slowly as society becomes more corrupt.” And that is the truth and sad reality of life: The rich become richer and the poor, poorer.
Citizens will suffer from the cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease. Their mental peace will be completely destroyed.
By the time Kali Yuga ends maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years. Health will be majorly ignored as fast-paced lifestyles will make everybody unhealthy, reducing the average human life span.
11. The concept of families
It is mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.42 that as the Kali-yuga ends Men will abandon their parents. The concept of joint families will come to an end.
12. Cloning and Test Tube Babies
The birth story of Kauravas shockingly resembles the modern test tube baby concept. The epic Mahabharata describes Gandhari as a mother of 100 sons who were called Kauravas, the eldest of them being Duryodhana. Moreover, the Kauravas were created by splitting the single embryo into 100 parts and growing each part in a separate kund (container). It is the closest scientific prediction of the test-tube baby concept that came true.
13. Frauds in the name of religion
“Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles. Fooling innocent devotees and making the indecent amounts of money in the name of religion is now a reality of life. 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. Godmen will prevail when they nothing about the lord.”
People like Ram Rahim and Asaram Bapu are the living proof of this prediction that came true about kali yuga.
14. Earth is a sphere
“Just as a passenger in a boat moving downstream sees the stationary (trees on the river banks) as traversing upstream, however, does an observer on earth see the fixed stars as moving towards the west at exactly the same speed (at which the earth moves from west to east.”
- Aryabhatiya Gola 9
It might have taken hanging of a person to prove that Earth is a sphere, but people in the Vedic age had already predicted it.
15. Relationship between an owner and an employee
Men will be measured by their value. Humanity will cease to exist and loyalty will not exist. There will be no sacred bond between master and servant as kali yuga ends, and everyone will chase resources.
16. Politics will exploit religion
“In Kali Yuga Cities thieves will dominate the cities. The Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists, political leaders will virtually consume the citizens and the so-called priests.”
17. Solar Eclipse
Rig Veda 5.40.5 has a phrase which means
“O Sun! When you are blocked by the one whom you gifted your own light (moon), then earth will be surprised by the sudden darkness.” That’s the closest to the predictions that came true regarding an eclipse.
18. The Solar System
One of the scientific predictions which are still hard to believe is the prediction of the Solar System. Although, scientists still can’t decode how people must have predicted it in Kali Yuga.
Rig Veda 1.35.9-
19. Moving ahead at the cost of others
In Kali Yuga, Men will embezzle public funds and when questioned, they shamelessly say, “There’s nothing in the deposit!” Beasts of prey, snakes, and birds can be seen in cities and towns as well as in temples.
“Polygamy and polyandry will become very common and marriage will be reduced to a mere verbal agreement.”