Bhavishya maha purana pdf

Please forward this error screen to 174. Purana genre of Hinduism, written in Sanskrit. The text exists in many inconsistent versions, wherein the bhavishya maha purana pdf as well as their subdivisions vary, and five major versions are known.

The first 16 chapters of the first part of the Bhavisya Purana is called Brahmaparvan. It shows similarities to, and likely borrowed verses from some version of the Manusmriti. The second part of the text, called Madhyamaparvan, is a Tantra-related work. The “prophecy”-related third part Pratisargaparvan includes sections on Christianity, Islam, Bhakti movement, Sikhism, British rule, and considered by scholars as a 19th-century creation.

In records of land grants of the fifth century CE verses are quoted which occur only in the Padma, Bhavishya, and Brahma Puranas, and on this basis Pargiter in 1912 assigned these particular Puranas to the early centuries CE. According to Maurice Winternitz, the text which has come down to us in manuscript form under this title is certainly not the ancient work which is quoted in the Āpastambīya Dharmasūtra. A quotation appearing in the Āpastambīya Dharmasūtra attributed to the Bhaviṣyat Purāṇa cannot be found in the extant text of the Purana. These four parts have distinctive content and dating. The Brahmaparvan contains 215 chapters, the Madhyamaparvan has three sections with a cumulative total of 62 chapters, the Pratisargaparvan has four sections with 7, 35, 32 and 26 chapters sequentially, and the Uttaraparvan has 208 chapters. Some manuscripts of the text do not have these Parvans and have different number of chapters. The text is sometimes titled Bhaviṣyat Purāṇa.

In the Padma Purana, it is classified in the rajas category, which contains puranas related to Brahma. Despite being labelled a purana or “tales of ancient times”, the work relates only a few legends. It is one of several puranas in which a list of royal dynasties of the “past” are followed by lists of kings predicted to rule in the future. This part of the text has 215 chapters. It covers topics such as rites of passage, ceremonies and feasts.

It also covers the duties and rights of women, a discussion on the nature of people and how to identify good and bad characters, and a caste-related discussion. The Brahmaparvan also includes sections on festival dates and methods for worshipping Brahma, Ganesha, Skanda, and the Nāga. The second part of the Bhavisya Purana has 62 chapters on Tantra. This is not mentioned in other Indian text, states Hazra, to have been a part of the Bhavishya Purana, and therefore he states that it may be “a late appendage” abounding in Tantric theories of the 2nd-millennium. However, states Rocher, the tantra sections of this Purana were likely part of the text by about 1500 CE. The Pratisarga parvan has 100 chapters, which deal with topics such as the genealogy of the kings and sages, and prophecies. The Uttaraparvan is large with 208 chapters.

Review of The Manava Dharmasastra I-III and the Bhavisya Purana by Ludwik Sternbach”. 146, Quote: The earliest promotional works aimed at tourists from that era were called mahatmyas. For statement that the extant text is not the ancient work, see: Winternitz, volume 1, p. For the quotation in Āpastambīya Dharmasūtra attributed to the Bhaviṣyat Purāṇa not extant today, see: Winternitz, volume 1, p. Matsya, Vāyu, Brahmāṇḍa, Viṣṇu, Bhāgavata, and Garuḍa Puranas, see: Winternitz, volume 1, pp. For the characterization of the content, see: Winternitz, volume 1, p.

For the sun worship in “Śākadvīpa”, which may be Scythia, see: Winternitz, volume 1, p. Rethinking India’s Oral and Classical Epics. Alf Hiltebeitel Rethinking India’s Oral and Classical Epics 2009 Page 276 “Thus 1739 could mark a terminus a quo for the text’s history of the Mughals. Bonazzoli, Giorgio: Christ in the Bhavisya Purana .

Journal: Purana issue 21, January 1979, pp. For the contents of the Bhaviṣyottara Purana and characterizing it as a continuation of the Bhavishya Purana see: Winternitz, volume 1, p. Classical Hindu Mythology: A Reader in the Sanskrit Puranas. Purāṇa Perennis: Reciprocity and Transformation in Hindu and Jaina Texts.

Albany, New York: State University of New York. Annoted and with Indexes: Part I: A – R, Part II: S – Z, Indexes. The Strides of Vishnu : Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective: Hindu Culture in Historical Perspective. Calcutta: The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture.