Jayapataka Swami: According to the Brahma Vaivarta purnana all the sacred rivers approached Krsna before His departure that He may take them back. The Ganges took the position as the spokesperson for all the thirthas and holy rivers. So Krsna smiled and He said, ‘let the sinful people bathe in your waters for five thousand years. And then I will send some devotee who will spread Krsna consciousness and the chanting of My Holy Names all over the world, as He will usher in a Golden Age. Chanting of My Holy Name and devotional service will spread all over the world!’ Haribol! Haribol! This period will last for ten thousand years. So then Lord Krsna said, ‘after ten thousand years, the dark Kali will start. And you, the holy rivers can go underground like the Saraswati.’ So I saw when I first came to India that someone had calculated that kali yuga was 5017 or something like that years old. It corresponded with the year Srila Prabhupada went to the west. Now is the sun rising of the Golden Age, but you should do whatever you can to hurry it up! Take this opportunity to bring in quickly the Golden Age. Haribol! Nitai Gaur!