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.

vyāsa uvāca |
punarnibodha me bhīṣma gadataḥ paramaṃ vidhim |
yena pūjayate nityaṃ mahādevaṃ divā karam || 1 ||
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prabhūtaṃ nirmalaṃ teja ārādhya paramaṃ sukham |
pūrvamaṃtastathāgneyyāṃ nairṛtyāṃ pavanālaye || 2 ||
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krameṇa yāvadīśānaṃ hṛdi bījaṃ ca vinyaset |
bhāskarāsanametattu nyastavyaṃ tattvadarśibhiḥ || 3 ||
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upariṣṭāttatastasya hṛdayena tu paṃkajam |
aṣṭapatraṃ keśarālaṃ paṃcavarṇasakeśaram || 4 ||
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dīptādi pūrvamārabhya āmahādevagocaram |
śaktyaṣṭakaṃ nyasenmaṃtrairāditaḥ sarvatomukhīm || 5 ||
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abījaiḥ kesarāgreṣu krameṇaiva ca pūjayet |
tatastvāvāhayedbhānuṃ sthāpayetkarṇikopari || 6 ||
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tasyopahṛtya taṃ cānyaṃ veditavyaṃ khapuṣkaram |
tenaivāvāhanaṃ cārcya sthāpanaṃ cārdhameva ca || 7 ||
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pādyamācamanaṃ sthānaṃ vastragaṃdhādibhūṣaṇam |
vidhinā vīrapuṣpāṇi naivedyaṃ dhūpameva ca || 8 ||
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kartavyaṃ śraddhayā bhaktyā evaṃ tuṣyati bhāskaraḥ |
mahāpātakino'pyāśu labhaṃte ciṃtitaṃ phalam || 9 ||
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ādityaṃ pūjayitvā tu paścādaṃgāni pūjayet |
dīptāyāṃ hṛdayaṃ nyasya bhavānyā śiraso nyaset || 10 ||
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digvidikṣu nyasedastramiṃdrādi diśottarāṃtikam |
karṇikāyāṃ nyasennetraṃ svabījena tu vārcayeta || 11 ||
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puṣpairgaṃdhaiśca dhūpaiśca hṛdayāni krameṇa tu |
pūjayitvā tu vidhivadgarbhaṃ paścāttu maṃtravit || 12 ||
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bāhyataḥ pūrvato maṃdaṃ dakṣiṇena budhaṃ tathā |
viṣāṇaṃ paścime pūjya uttareṇa tu bhārgavam || 13 ||
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āgneyyāṃ ca kujaṃ pūjya nairṛtyāṃ bhānudehajam |
vāyavyāṃ pūjayetkṛṣṇamaiśānyāṃ vikacaṃ nṛpa || 14 ||
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indrādilokapālāṃśca tato'ṣṭau pūjayedbudhaḥ |
sugaṃdhairvividhaiḥ puṣpairdhūpaiścaiva manoramaiḥ || 15 ||
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krameṇa pūjayedbhānuṃ lokapālairgrahaiḥ saha |
maṃtraiḥ kurukulaśreṣṭha ya icchecchreya ātmanaḥ || 16 ||
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anena vidhinā yatra devaḥ saṃpūjyate raviḥ |
na caurāgnibhayaṃ tatra na cāpi narakādbhayam || 17 ||
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varṣopalaviṣādibhyo bhayaṃ tatra na vidyate |
sukhamārogyamānaṃdaṃ subhikṣamacalāṃ śriyam || 18 ||
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tejobiṃbāṃtamadhyastha ādityaḥ paramārthataḥ |
yaṣṭavyaḥ sādhakairnityaṃ na ratho na ca vājinaḥ || 19 ||
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ityeṣa vidhirākhyāto mayā bhīṣma tavākhilaḥ |
yena pūjayate nityaṃ mahādevo divākaram || 20 ||
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itthaṃ pūjya vivasvantaṃ hṛdbījena visarjayet |
ya evaṃ pūjayedbhānuṃ sa yāti paramāṃ gatim || 21 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 205

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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