The Great Dissolution

I was researching what other religions had an equivalent of The Christian Apocalypse and came across Pralaya. Pralaya, a Sanskrit term, translates to “dissolution,” and refers to the cyclical destruction of the universe at the end of a period called a kalpa that lasts billions of years. Unlike the Apocalypse, or Ragnorak, it isn’t necessarily a negative event, but a dissolving and reforming process.

According to Hinduism, we are living in the Kali Yuga, one of four yugas, and the age of darkness and strife. At the end of Kali Yuga, a figure named Kalki, the tenth and final avatar of Vishnu, will appear. Kalki will destroy the wicked and usher in a new golden age.