Bhavishya Purana [sanskrit]

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This Sanskrit edition of the Bhavishya Purana. It is one of the traditional eighteen Mahapuranas presented as an encyclopedia of ancient Indian history and knowledge. The Bhavishyapurana contains 4 books and over 26,000 Sanskrit verses. It is famous for detailing the history and legends of ancient times as well as future times, narrating the genealogy of the kings and sages. The last part is considered an independent work known as the Bhavishyottara-Purana.

sumanturuvāca |
caturthyāṃ tu sadā rājannirāhāravratānvitaḥ |
dattvā tilānnaṃ viprasya svayaṃ bhuṃkte tilaudanam || 1 ||
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varṣadvaye samāptirhi vratasya tu yadā bhavet |
vināyakastasya tuṣṭo dadāti phalamīhitam1 || 2 ||
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yāti bhāgyanivāsaṃ hi krīḍate vibhavaiḥ saha |
iha cāgatya puṇyānte divyo divyavapuryaśāḥ || 3 ||
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matimāndhṛtimānvāgmī bhāgyavānkāmakāravān || 2 ||
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asādhyānyapi sādhyeha kṣaṇādeva mahāntyapi || 4 ||
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hantyaśvarathasampannaṃ ṣalīputrasahāyavān |
rājā bhavati dīrghāyuḥ saptajanmānyasau nṛpa |
etaddadāti santuṣṭo vighnahantā4 vināyakaḥ || 5 ||
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śatānīka uvāca |
vighnaḥ kasya kṛtastena yena vighnavināyakaḥ |
etadvadasva vighneśa vighnakāraṇamadya me || 6 ||
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sumanturuvāca |
kaumāre lakṣaṇe puṃsāṃ strīṇāṃ ca sukṛte kṛte |
vighnaṃ cakāra vighneśo gāṅgeyasya vināyakaḥ || 7 ||
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taṃ tu vighnaṃ viditvāsau kārttikeyo ruṣānvitaḥ |
utkṛṣya dantaṃ tasyāsyāddhantuṃ taṃ ca samudyataḥ || 8 ||
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nivāryāpṛcchaddeveśo roṣaḥ kāryaḥ kutastvayā |
taṃ cācakhyau sa pitre vai kṛtaṃ pūruṣalakṣaṇam |
tatra vighnakṛte mahyaṃ yoṣitā na ca lakṣaṇam || 9 ||
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athovāca mahādevaḥ prahasantsvasutaṃ kila |
mama kiṃ lakṣaṇaṃ putra paśyase tvaṃ vadasva me || 10 ||
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sa covāca kare tubhyaṃ kapālaṃ dvijalakṣitam |
avicāreṇa saṃsthāpyaṃ kapālī tena cocyate |
sa tallakṣaṇamādāya samudre prākṣipadruṣā || 11 ||
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atha devasamāje vai pravṛtte brahmarudrayoḥ |
ahaṃ jyāyānahaṃ jyāyānvivādo'bhūttayordvayoḥ |
tava saṃbhūtyabhijño'sti māṃ tu veda na kaścana || 12 ||
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evaṃ śive'ti bruvati brahmaṇaḥ pañcamaṃ śiraḥ |
muktāṭṭahāsaṃ provāca tvāmahaṃ veditā bhava || 13 ||
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evaṃ bruvantu rudreṇa brāhmaṃ hayaśiro mahat |
nakhāgreṇa nikṛttaṃ ca tasyaiva ca kare sthitam || 14 ||
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karasthenaiva tenāsāvāgacchadyatra vai hariḥ |
tapastepe tadā merau tatrāsau bhagavānvaśī || 15 ||
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kṛtte hayaśire tasminsthānāttasmāttu brahmaṇaḥ |
roṣādviniḥsṛtastvanyaḥ puruṣaḥ śvetakuṇḍalī || 16 ||
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kavacī saśiraskaśca saśaraḥ saśarāsanaḥ |
anirdeśyavapuḥ sragvī kiṃ karomi sa cābravīt || 17 ||
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athovāca ruṣā brahmā hanyatāṃ sa sudurmatiḥ |
sa tu mārgeṇa rudrasya āgacchadroṣato drutam || 18 ||
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rudro'pi viṣṇutejobhiḥ praviṣṭaḥ sa tvadhiṣṭhitaḥ |
sa praviśya tadāpaśyattapantaṃ cottamaṃ tapaḥ |
haro nārāyaṇaṃ devaṃ vaikuṇṭhamaparājitam || 19 ||
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haraṃ dṛṣṭvātha samprāptaṃ kāryaṃ cāsya vicintya ca |
uvāca śūlinaṃ devo bhindhi śūlena me bhujam || 20 ||
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sa bibheda mahātejā bhujaṃ śūlena taṃ haraḥ || 21 ||
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śūlabhedādasṛkcordhvaṃ jagāmāvṛtya rodasī |
vinivṛtya tataḥ paścātkapāle nipapāta ha || 22 ||
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asṛkkapāle patitaṃ pradeśinyā vyavarddhayat |
yadā hi vinivṛttiḥ syāddevasya rudhiraṃ prati || 23 ||
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tadā tu vyasṛjattoyaṃ sa kṛtvā vāruṇīṃ tanum |
toye pravṛtte'sṛgbhūte kapāle yatra tacchiraḥ || 24 ||
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kapāle tu pradeśinyā rudro'sau rudhire'sṛjat |
āmuktakavacaṃ raktaṃ raktakuṇḍalinaṃ naram || 25 ||
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athovāca bhavaṃ devaṃ kiṃ karomīti mānada |
asāvapi sasarjātha śvetakuṇḍalinaṃ naram || 26 ||
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tāvubhau samayudhyetāṃ dhanuṣpravaradhāriṇau |
yathā rājanbalīyāṃsau kujaketū yugātyaye || 27 ||
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tayostu yudhyatorevaṃ saṃvartaścādhiko gataḥ |
na cādṛśyata vijaya ekasyāpi tadā tayoḥ || 28 ||
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athāntarikṣe tau dṛṣṭvā vāguvācāśarīriṇī |
avatāro'tha bhavitā yuvayorhi mayā saha || 29 ||
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bhārāpanodaḥ karttavyaḥ pṛthivyarthe suraiḥ saha |
tadāścaryo hi bhavitā devakāryārthasiddhaye || 30 ||
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bhūlokabhāvaṃ nirdhūya bhūyo gantā surālayam |
evamuktvā tu vaikuṇṭho dadāvekaṃ ravestadā || 31 ||
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śvetakuṇḍalinaṃ dṛptaṃ1 taṃ jagrāha ravirmudā |
indrasyāpi tataḥ paścādraktakuṇḍalinaṃ dadau || 32 ||
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jagrāha ca mudā yukta indraḥ svaṃ ca puraṃ yayau |
gatau ravīndrau pragṛhya puruṣau krodhasambhavau || 33 ||
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athovāca tadā rudraṃ devaḥ kamalasaṃsthitaḥ |
gaccha tvamapi kāpāle kapālavratacaryayā |
avatāro vratasyāsya martyaloke bhaviṣyati || 34 ||
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ye ca vrataṃ tvadīyaṃ vai dhārayiṣyanti mānavāḥ |
na teṣāṃ durlabhaṃ kiñcidbhaviteha paratra ca || 35 ||
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evaṃ saṃlapya bahuśaḥ sumukhaṃ pratinandya ca |
āhūya ca samudraṃ sa pratyuvācāvicārayan || 36 ||
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kuruṣvābharaṇaṃ2 strīṇāṃ lakṣaṇaṃ yadvilakṣaṇam |
kārttikeyena yatproktaṃ tadvadasvāvicārayan || 37 ||
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sa cāha mama nāmnedaṃ bhavetpuruṣalakṣaṇam |
devena tatpratijñātamevametadbhaviṣyati || 38 ||
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kārttikeyena yatproktaṃ tadvadasvāvicārayan || 39 ||
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prayacchāsya viṣāṇaṃ vai niṣkṛṣṭaṃ yattvayā'dhunā |
avaśyameva tadbhūtaṃ bhavitavyaṃ tu kasyacit || 40 ||
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ṛte vināyakaṃ tadvai daivayogānna kāmataḥ |
gṛhāṇa etatsāmudraṃ yattvayā parikīrtitam || 41 ||
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strīpuṃsorlakṣaṇaṃ śreṣṭhaṃ sāmudramiti viśrutama |
imaṃ ca saviṣāṇaṃ vai kuru devavināyakama || 42 ||
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athovāca ca deveśaṃ bāhuleyaḥ samatsaram |
viṣāṇaṃ dadmi cāsyāhaṃ tava vākyānna saṃśayaḥ || 43 ||
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yadā tvayaṃ viṣāṇaṃ ca muktvā tu vicariṣyati |
tadā viṣāṇamuktaḥ sanbhasma aitaṃ kariṣyati || 44 ||
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evamastviti taṃ coktvā viṣāṇaṃ tatkare dadau |
vināyakasya deveśaḥ kārtikeyamate sthitaḥ || 45 ||
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saviṣāṇakaro'dyāpi dṛśyate pratimā nṛpa |
bhīmasūnormahābāhorvighnaṃ karttuṃ mahātmanaḥ || 46 ||
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etadrahasyaṃ devānāṃ mayā te samudāhṛtam |
yatra devo na vai veda devānāṃ bhuvi durlabham || 47 ||
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mayā prasannena tava guhyametadudāhṛtam |
kathitaṃ tithisaṃyoge vināyakakathāmṛtam || 48 ||
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ya idaṃ śrāvayedvidvānbrāhmaṇānvedapāragān |
kṣatriyāṃśca svavṛttisthānviṭśūdrāṃśca guṇānvitān || 49 ||
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na tasya durlabhaṃ kiñcidiha cāmutra vidyate |
na ca durgatimāpnoti na ca yāti parābhavam || 50 ||
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nirvighnaṃ sarvakāryāṇi sādhayennātra saṃśayaḥ |
ṛddhiṃ vṛddhiṃ śriyaṃ cāpi vindeta bharatottama || 51 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 22

Cover of edition (2022)

Bhavishya Purana: Sanskrit Text with Hindi Translation
by S. N. Khandelwal (2022)

Publisher: Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratishthan; Pages: 2538.

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Cover of edition (2023)

Complete Bhavisya Mahapurana (English translation)
by Shantilal Nagar (2023)

Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.; Pages: 2496; ISBN-10: 817110729X; ISBN-13: 9788171107292

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