“The age of Kali,” refers to the last of the four yugas (eons or cosmic cycles)—Satya, Treta, Dvapara, and Kali. In this context, “Kali” refers to the demon Kali, the reigning lord of Kali Yuga. In some Hindu texts, Kali Yuga is considered a period of decadence in which people are less able to recognize the divine and sacred nature of their being. It is said that old Vedic spiritual methods are not suitable during Kali Yuga, while Tantra is a more efficient spiritual path for this age. The current era of Kali Yuga is thought to have begun in 3102 B.C.