According to Hindu
scripture, Kali Yuga
(the Age of Kali
) began at the end of Krishna
's bodily lifespan near the end of the 15th century BC
and will last exactly 432,000 years - placing its conclusion near the middle of the 431st millennium AD
, the 10th and final avatar
, is expected to appear at this time, riding a white horse and wielding a flaming sword with which to strike down the wicked.
Kali Yuga is the last of 4 Yugas; upon its conclusion, the world will "reboot" into a new Satya Yuga (Golden Age.) This involves the end of the world as we know it and the return of the earth to a state of paradise.