No, the skies won’t come crashing down tomorrow, and the world won’t come to an end. Even as May 21, 2011, is being touted as doomsday by some, desi astrologers say there’s nothing to fear.
“In fact, May 21 is a very auspicious day, governed doubly by number 3 and Jupiter, the planet of wealth and prosperity. So, there’s nothing to worry about at all,” says numerologist Sanjay B Jumaani. “The world isn’t ending on that day or any other day soon. Even in 2012, contrary to the popular myths, all that is expected to happen is a shift in people’s consciousness when all the planets align on the same axis,” says numerologist and metaphysics practitioner Niraj Mancchanda.
However, people aren’t taking chances. As you read this, the queues outside astrologers’ offices are getting longer as everyone wants to battle the ill-luck that might come their way. “I will visit my family astrologer today. No one’s seen the future, and I want to ward of any lurking danger,” says Manik Singh, a 25-year-old software professional. “My mother has been busy with havans the whole week,” says 17-year-old Rashika Gupta, a resident of Noida.
The man who had initially brought forth the prophecy was 89-year-old Harold Camping, the president of the popular American Family Radio. The California-based religious broadcasting company, in its programme that got translated in 48 languages across the world, had quoted a study on Bible and said: “There will be big earthquakes on May 21 that will make the one in Japan seem like a Sunday school picnic.” He further predicted that the universe will be completely destroyed by October 21st.