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.

sūta uvāca |
ujjayinyāṃ purā vipra rājanyaḥ sarvahiṃsakaḥ |
babhūva madyamāṃsāśī bhīmavarmeti viśrutaḥ || 1 ||
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māṃsalobhena sa khalaḥ sūkarāngrāmakukkuṭān |
hatvā cābhakṣayatpāpī veśyāsaṃgaparāyaṇaḥ || 2 ||
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naramāṃsaṃ sa kravyādastyaktvānyānbhakṣako'bhavat |
evaṃ bahugate kāle bhīmavarmā mahādhamaḥ |
visūcyagnivaśaṃ yāto mamāra ca yuvāpi saḥ || 3 ||
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kāritaścaṃḍikāpāṭhastena duṣṭena bhīruṇā |
tasya puṇyaprabhāvena nāgato narakānprati || 4 ||
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punaḥ kṣatratvamagamanmāgadhe sa mahīpatiḥ |
mahānandīti vikhyāto rājanītiparāyaṇaḥ || 5 ||
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jātismaro babhūvāsau vedadharmaparāyaṇaḥ |
kātyāyanasya śiṣyo'bhūnmahāśāktasya dhīmataḥ || 6 ||
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tasmai nṛpāya sa munirdattvā madhyacaritrakam |
sabījaṃ punarāgatya vindhye śakti paro'bhavat || 7 ||
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nṛpo'pi pratyahaṃ devīṃ mahālakṣmīṃ sanātanīm |
rocanādyaiśca saṃpūjya japanmadhyacaritrakam || 8 ||
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puṇyakṣetratvamagamanmahāmāyāprasādataḥ |
śūdrabhāvaṃ parityajya kṣatrabhāvamupāgataḥ || 9 ||
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dvādaśābdāṃtare prāptastadguruḥ śaktitatparaḥ |
lakṣacaṇḍīṃ nṛpādeva kārayāmāsa dharmataḥ || 10 ||
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tadā prādurabhūddevī jagadaṃbā sanātanī |
nṛpāya dharmamarthaṃ ca kāmaṃ mokṣaṃ hi cādadāt || 11 ||
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mahānandī mahābhāgo bhuktvā bhogaṃ surepsitam |
ante jagāma paramaṃ lokaṃ devanamaskṛtam || 12 ||
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iti te kathitā vipra yatproktaṃ yajuṣo gatiḥ |
sā vai madhyacaritreṇa prāptā śūdranṛpeṇa vai || 13 ||
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ityevaṃ varṇitaṃ vipra māhātmyaṃ munivarṇitam || 14 ||
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iti śrībhaviṣye mahāpurāṇe pratisargaparvaṇi catu ryugakhaṇḍāparaparyāye kaliyugīyetihāsasamuccaye catustriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 34 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 34

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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