"‘One fleeting instant in the age of Darkness, Kali Yuga’"

According to the Hindu religion Kali Yuga is the last of the four stages that the world goes through as part of the cycle of yugas described in the Indian scriptures. The other ages are Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga and Dvapara Yuga. According to the Surya Siddhanta, an astronomical basis of all Hindu calendars, Kali Yuga began at midnight on 23 January 3102 BC. The Kali Yuga is traditionally thought to last 432,000 years.

Kali Yuga is often referred to as the Dark Age because in it people are believed to be as far removed from God as possible.

Kali Yuga is associated with the apocalyptic demon Kali. The "Kali" of Kali Yuga means "strife, discord, quarrel, or contention."

This traditional Hindu proverb tells of the end of Yuga, "When flowers will be begot within flowers, and fruits within fruits, then will the Yuga come to an end and the clouds will pour rain unseasonably when the end of the Yuga approaches."