The Christians and the Muslims say so. Oklahoma City, 9/11, the economic crisis, Aurora, Sandy Hook, conspiracy theories, Bilderberg group, Iluminanti, rumours of war, Mali, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Maiduguri, Kano, Abuja, and Boston.
The universal idea of the world coming to an end is rooted in ancient Hindu belief in the cyclic alternation of universes brought about by Kali the Dark Mother the triple Goddess of Creation, Preservation, and destruction. She is commonly known squatting over her dead consort Shiva and devouring his entrails while her yoni (vagina) devours his lingam (penis). She is the hungry earth that devours and grows fat on corpses.
According to the Puranas ancient Sanskrit verses dealing with sacred histories and nature of the divine there are four ages. The last age is the age of Kali. When Kali arrives the Gods will slay one another and the Earth will be consumed by fire and flood. Kali will swallow everything and unmake it returning to her primordial state of formless chaos. Even Time is destroyed but Kali will eventually give birth to a new universe.
The Matsya Purana said signs of the approaching end time were to be found in breakdown in social structures, the increase in violence and crime and the decline of human intelligence.
The Vishnu Purana said the world in its last days reaches a stage where ‘property confers rank, wealth becomes the only source of virtue, passion the sole bond of husband and wife, falsehood the source of happiness in life, sex the only means of enjoyment and when outer trappings are confused with inner religion.”