The date 21st December 2012 is believed to mark the end of the world. It is believed that on this date some destructive events will take place which will destroy life on earth. The Bible scriptures say that there will be a war in the middle-east and this war will cause huge destruction. The scriptures also say that something will happen that will cause the flesh to melt and bones to burn. This can be inferred to be referring to a holocaust due to a nuclear bomb. In the Book of revelations it is written that ‘the mountains will become valleys and valleys will become mountains, and conditions of severe cold and utter starvation will prevail, there will not be any shelter’. This can be also understood as pointing towards the destruction which will cause the end of the world.
The date 21st December 2012 is supposed to mark the end of a cycle as in the Mesoamerican long count calendar. This cycle is said to be a 5125 year long cycle. Some people have different interpretations of the date and say that this date will mark the beginning of physical and spiritual transformation in earth and its inhabitants. Those who believe that 21st December 2012 will be the end of the world support many doomsday theories. One of the popular theories is that a planet called planet X (Niburu) will collide with the earth and will destroy the earth. This will cause the end of the world. Originally this event was predicted to occur in 2003. But it did not take place in 2003 and so was ignored. By the year 2012 the activity of the sun is predicted to increase manifolds. This will happen because the increase in sunspots and this will cause tremendous rise in the surface temperature of earth. This is believed to cause destruction of all life forms on Earth. Also, the end of the world has been predicted by Nostradamus who was a very popular clairvoyant. He has made many predictions and many of them have been proven to be correct.
In the recent past the number of catastrophes has increased. Earthquakes have become very common and frequent. There are famines and droughts all over the world. The magnetic poles of earth are shifting continuously. This shifting of magnetic poles is causing severe changes in climatic conditions. The temperatures are becoming extreme. The shift is also causing the melting of ice caps which in turn is raising the sea level. The melting of ice caps is generally attributed to only global warming but it is also caused by shifting magnetic poles. The magma activity has also enhanced because of the shifting of magnetic poles and this increase in magma activity is causing random tectonic plates movement which is increasing the frequency of earthquakes. Earthquakes cause mass destruction of life and property.
But the other interpretation of the date i.e. to be the beginning of spiritual and physical transformation is also very strong. According to an Indian Guru, Guru Kalki Bhagavan who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu the date will mark the end of Kal Yug and human race will be enlightened.