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.

sumaṃturuvāca |
sādhu pṛṣṭo 'smi rājeṃdra śṛṇuṣva gadato mama |
āsītpurā mahāvidvānbrāhmaṇaḥ sthānagottamaḥ || 1 ||
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sa gataḥ putrasahito janakasyāśramaṃ dvijaḥ |
tatra vādo' bhavatteṣāṃ viprairanyairnṛpottama || 2 ||
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krodhāviṣṭena vai tatra hataḥ kauthuminā dvijaḥ |
tena dṛṣṭvā hataṃ vipraṃ tyaktaḥ pitrā sa kauthumiḥ || 3 ||
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bhrātṛbhiśca mahābāho tathā śiṣṭaiśca kṛtsnaśaḥ |
pratyuktaḥ sa ca sarvaistu śokaduḥkhasamanvitaḥ || 4 ||
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tīrthāni sa jagāmātha divyānyāyatanāni ca |
na ca muktastvasau vipraḥ sahasā brahmahatyayā || 5 ||
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amukte'tha tayā vipre paro vyādhirajāyata |
karṇanāsāvihīnastu pūyaśoṇitavisravaḥ || 6 ||
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pṛthivīṃ paryaṭansarvāṃ punarāgātpiturgṛham |
duḥkhopahatacittastu pitaraṃ vākyamabravīt || 7 ||
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pitargatastu tīrthāni puṇyānyāyatanāni ca |
mukto'smi nānayā tāta krūrayā brahmahatyayā || 8 ||
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kṛte'pi hi pare tāta prāyaścitte tu me'nagha |
kiṃ karomi kva gacchāmi tātātīva rujo mama || 9 ||
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kṛtena karmaṇā yena alpāyāsena me vibho |
naśyettu brahmahatyeyaṃ vyādhiścāyaṃ paraṃtapa || 10 ||
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kathyatāṃ mā ciraṃ tāta kuru niḥśreyasaṃ mama |
hiraṇyanābho viprastu śrutvā vākyaṃ sutasya tu |
śokaduḥkhābhibhūtastu vākyaṃ putramuvāca ha || 11 ||
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hiraṇyanābha uvāca |
jñātaḥ putra tava kleśaḥ prāpto yastvayāṭatā mahīm || 12 ||
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tīrthāni ca tvayā vatsa prāyaścittāni kurvatā |
na cāpi brahmahatyā tvāṃ muṃcate matkulodvaha || 13 ||
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upāyamekaṃ vakṣyāmi yena tvaṃ mokṣamāpsyasi |
alpāyāsena vai putra śṛṇuṣva gadato mama || 14 ||
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kauthumiruvāca |
ārādhayāmi kaṃ devaṃ brahmādīnāṃ kathaṃ vibho |
śarīreṇa vihīno'smi hetunā sarvakarmaṇām || 15 ||
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hiraṇyanābha uvāca |
siddhisaṃtatiyuktena karmaṇā tuṣṭimāpnuyuḥ |
devairapi supūjyoyamupalepanamārjanaiḥ || 16 ||
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bhānureko dvijaśreṣṭha ūcurevaṃ manīṣiṇaḥ |
brahmā viṣṇurmahādevo jaleśo dhanadastathā || 17 ||
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bhānumāśritya sarve te modaṃte divi putraka |
tasmādbhānoḥ samaṃ devaṃ nāhaṃ paśyāmi kaṃcana || 18 ||
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evaṃ bhānuṃ sarvamānyamadhunā khilakāmadam |
pitaraṃ mātaraṃ tāta narāṇāṃ nātra saṃśayaḥ || 19 ||
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tamārādhaya vai bhaktyā japanmaṃtramanuttamam |
itihāsapurāṇāni śṛṣu śraddhā samanvitaḥ || 20 ||
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ārādhayanraviṃ bhaktyā japansāma mahāmate |
purāṇāni tato loke mokṣaṃ prāpsyasi putraka || 21 ||
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kauthumiruvāca |
diśa sāmāni vai tāta pravarāṇi mahāmate |
oṃkārapravarodgīthaṃ prasthānaṃ ca catuṣṭayam || 22 ||
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paṃcamaḥ parihārotra ṣaṣṭhamāhustamadbhutam |
nidhanaṃ saptamaṃ sāmnāṃ sāptavidhyamiti smṛtam || 23 ||
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sāptavidhyamiti proktaṃ hiṃkārapraṇaveṣu ca |
aṣṭamaṃ ca tava śāṭhyaṃ navamaṃ vāmadevikam || 24 ||
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jyeṣṭhaṃ tu daśamaṃ sāma vedhase priyamuttayam |
eteṣāṃ tāta sāmnāṃ vai kaṃṭhe jāpyaṃ paraṃ matam |
japitvā tu ahaṃ śaktyā gacchāmi paramaṃ padam || 25 ||
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hiraṇyanābha uvāca |
sādhu putra kulaṃ pūtaṃ tvatputreṇa samena ca || 26 ||
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evaṃ gatasyāpi hi te jātā putra vidheḥ smṛtiḥ |
evaṃ tāta na saṃdehaḥ sāmānyetāni putraka || 27 ||
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pravarāṇi hi sāmnā vai brahmaṇā kathitāni ha |
eṣāmapi paraṃ proktaṃ sāmadvayamanuttamam |
tasmādekaṃ paraṃ jāpyaṃ sarva pāpabhayāpaham || 28 ||
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kauthumiruvāca |
kathyatāṃ tāta tacchīghraṃ yattu sāmadvayaṃ param |
eteṣāṃ tāta sāmnāṃ tu nānyajjāpyaṃ ca yadbhavet || 29 ||
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hiraṇyanābha uvāca |
jyeṣṭhasāmaparaṃ pūrvaṃ dvitīyaṃ gadataḥ śṛṇu || 30 ||
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tataḥ śrāvyaṃ tṛtīyaṃ tu japtavyaṃ muktimicchatā |
tataśca paramaṃ proktaṃ svayaṃ devena bhānunā || 31 ||
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svayaṃ daivatamādiṣṭaṃ chaṃdasāmuttamaṃ vratam |
priyaṃ hiraṇyagarbhasya priyaṃ sūryasya sarvadā || 32 ||
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japaśca viniyogopi lakṣaṇaṃ ca nibodha me |
satyena svaralīnastu śūkarādi smṛtaṃ budhaiḥ || 33 ||
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ṛturbhāvastathā dharmo vidharmaḥ satyakṛttathā |
dharmādharmau tathā kāryau dharmavedaname va ca || 34 ||
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yadebhirgīyate śabde ruciraṃ samayairdvijaiḥ |
jāpyaṃ tatparamaṃ proktaṃ svayaṃ devena bhānunā || 35 ||
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etadvai japamānastu punarāvartate na tu |
sarvarogavinirmukto mucyate brahmahatyayā || 36 ||
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etajjāpyaṃ tu saṃjapya ārādhaya divākaram |
gāyansāma tava proktaṃ śṛṇu paurāṇikaṃ suta || 37 ||
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jyeṣṭhasāmno'pi te putra lakṣaṇaṃ kathayāmi hi |
ādyāyādājyadoheti jyeṣṭhasāmopi lakṣaṇam || 38 ||
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tava śrāvyaṃ japaṃ putrajyeṣṭhagāyai raviḥ sadā |
samārādhaya śṛṇvanvai putrāṇāmiva putraka |
evamārādhya deveśaṃ tato duḥkhaṃ prahāsyasi || 39 ||
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sumaṃturuvāca |
tataḥ śrutvā piturvākyaṃ sāmagaḥ kauthumistathā || 40 ||
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ārādhayāmāsa raviṃ bhaktyā śraddhāsamanvitaḥ |
tataḥ śrāvyaṃ japanrājaṃtrikāle purato raveḥ || 41 ||
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śṛṇvatastu purāṇāni bahmahatyā gatā tadā |
vyādhiśca kuruśārdūla phalametacchrutasyavai ' || 42 ||
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japatā yatphalaṃ tena devaṃ pūjayatā nṛpa |
sopi prāpto raviṃ rājañchṛṇuṣvaika manā nṛpa || 43 ||
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sa gato mūrtimānvipraḥ prasādādbhāskarasya tu |
praviśya maṃḍalaṃ bhānoḥ padaṃ yatparamaṃ vibhoḥ || 44 ||
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āvartate na cādyāpi gatosau paramaṃ padam |
iti te kathitaṃ rājangataḥ siddhiṃ mahādvijaḥ || 45 ||
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upoṣyemāṃ bhavedvīra saptamīṃ yāti bhāskaram |
kauthumirnaraśārdūla prasā dādbhāskarasya tu || 46 ||
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japamānastu vai sopi purāṇaśravaṇastathā |
ityeṣā kathitā rājanprathamā saptamī tathā || 47 ||
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arkasya puṭikā puṇyā vittadā yā priyā raveḥ || 48 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 211

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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