Bhavishyapurana, Bhaviṣyapurāṇa, Bhavishya-Purana: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Bhaviṣyapurāṇa can be transliterated into English as Bhavisyapurana or Bhavishyapurana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Bhavishyapurana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण).—This purāṇa contains the instructions given by the god Sūrya to Manu. There are about fourteen thousand books in this purāṇa and they deal with almost all subjects on earth including such important ones like, Sṛsṭi (creation), Kālamāna (time), Garbhādhāna (conception), Godāna (gift of cows), Āśramadharmas (duties of a hermit) Liṅga Śāstra (science of sex), Viṣacikitsā (treatment of poisoning) and Āyurveda (Medical science). (Chapter 272, Agni Purāṇa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण).—(Bhaviṣyam)—one among the mahāpurāṇas; comprises 14,500 ślokas; narrated by Brahmā to Manu containing the māhātmyam of the sun, and the account of Aghora kalpa with the characteristics of Bhūtagrāma; he who makes a gift of it with a kumbha on the Full Moon day of the Puṣya month gets the fruits of the Agniṣṭoma; Lomaharṣaṇa revealed it to the sages.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa XII. 7. 24; 13. 6. Matsya-purāṇa 50. 68, 73-77; 53. 31-33. Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 6. 22.
Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., bhaviṣyapurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Bhavishyapurana in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण) should be donated (dāna) on the day of akṣayatṛtīyā of vaiśākha according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the donation of the various Purāṇas to various recipients on different tithis along with the merits thereof are given in the ninth chapter.—[...] Donation of the Bhaviṣyapurāṇa to an Āhitāgni-brāhmaṇa on the day of akṣayatṛtīyā of vaiśākha, with devotion gets the result of aśvamedha sacrifice.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavishyapurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण).—Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas.

Derivable forms: bhaviṣyapurāṇam (भविष्यपुराणम्).

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhaviṣya and purāṇa (पुराण).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Oxf. 30^a. 36^a. L. 1742. 2553. K. 26. B. 2, 18. Ben. 49. Kāṭm. 2. NW. 482. 490. Oudh. Xiii, 36. Np. V, 10. 102. 180. X, 22. Oppert. 1367. 6079 (Kṣetravaibhavakhaṇḍa). Ii, 4787. Rādh. 40 (svalpa). Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Vāyupurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Mathurāmāhātmya Oxf. 62^b, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b, in Āpastambadharmasūtra 2, 24, 6. Bhaviṣyapurāṇe Anantavratakathā. Paris. (B 98 a).
—Kalirājavarṇana. Kh. 83.
—Kalivyavahāra. W. p. 134.
—Koṭirudrasaṃhitā. Burnell. 203^b.
—Gaṇapatistavarāja. Oxf. 36^a. Burnell. 198^b.
—Gotrirātrikathā. Ben. 56.
—Candraśānti, Maṅgalaśānti, Budhaśānti. W. p. 353.
—Tilakavratakathā. Ben. 56.
—Puruṣottamamāhātmya. Ben. 47.
—Malamāsakathā. Sb. 248.
—Malamāsamāhātmya. Bp. 294.
—Rajotsavamāhātmya. B. 2, 48.
—Vedapādastava. Burnell. 199^a.
—Sārakṣetramāhātmya. Taylor. 1, 440.
—Sūryakavaca. Pet. 723.

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa has the following synonyms: Bhaviṣyatpurāṇa.

2) Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण):—Rgb. 106. Stein 207. Bhaviṣyapurāṇe Gaṇapatistavarāja. Stein 207.
—Sūryasahasranāman. Oudh. Xx, 22.

3) Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण):—Ulwar 810. Bhaviṣyapurāṇe Gaṇeśāṣṭottaraśatanāman. Ulwar 2100.

4) Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण):—As p. 130. Cs 4, 296 (inc.). Io. 1207. 1314. 1429. No. 3448. Tod 2.
—Brāhmaparvan (148 Adhyāyāḥ) and Madhyamatantra (86 Adhyāyāḥ). A peculiar recension of this Purāṇa. See L. 1742 and 2553 A. Bhaviṣyapurāṇe Kaliyugamāhātmya. Bd. 137.
—Kumbhaghoṇamāhātmya from the Madhyamakhaṇḍa. Winternitz Catal. p. 249.
—Pipītakīdvādaśīvrata. Cs 2, 292. Bhaviṣyapurāṇe Rohiṇīvratakathā. Cs 2, 611.
—Somavatyamāvāsyāvrata. L.. 261.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (भविष्यपुराण):—[=bhaviṣya-purāṇa] [from bhaviṣya > bhava] n. Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas (the original of which is said to have been a revelation of future events by Brahmā; it is rather a manual of religious rites and observances, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 512 n. 1])

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Bhavishyapurana in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Bhavishyapurana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Bhaviṣyapurāṇa (ಭವಿಷ್ಯಪುರಾಣ):—[noun] = ಭವಿಷ್ಯುತ್ಪುರಾಣ [bhavishyutpurana].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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