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 |
citrakūṭe girau ramye nānādhātuvicitrite |
tatrāvasanmahāprājña upādhyāyaḥ patañjaliḥ || 1 ||
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vedavedāṃgatattvajño gītāśāstraparāyaṇaḥ |
viṣṇubhaktaḥ satyasandho bhāṣyaśāstra viśāradaḥ || 2 ||
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kadācitsa tu śuddhātmā gatastīrthāṃtaraṃ prati |
kāśyāṃ kātyāyanenaiva tasya vādo mahānabhūt || 3 ||
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varṣānte ca tadā vipro devībhaktena nirjitaḥ |
lajjitaḥ sa tu dharmātmā saṃtuṣṭāva sarasvatīm || 4 ||
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patañjaliruvāca |
namo devyai mahāmūrtyai sarvamūrtyai namo nama |
śivāyai sarvamāṃgalyai viṣṇumāye ca te namaḥ || 5 ||
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tvameva śraddhā buddhistvaṃ medhā vidyā śivaṃkarī |
śāṃtirvāṇī tvamevāsi nārāyaṇi namonamaḥ || 6 ||
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ityukte sati vipre tu vāguvācāśarīriṇī |
viprottama caritraṃ me japa caikāgramānasaḥ || 7 ||
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taccaritraprabhāveṇa satyaṃ jñānamavāpsyasi |
kātyāyanasya viprasya rājasaṃjñānamuddhatam |
madbhaktyā tena saṃprāptaṃ parājaya patañjale || 8 ||
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iti śrutvā vaco devyā vindhyavāsini mandiram |
gatvā tāṃ pūjayāmāsa tuṣṭāva stotrapāṭhataḥ || 9 ||
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jñānaṃ prasādajaṃ vipraḥ prāpya viṣṇuparāyaṇam |
kātyāyanaṃ parājitya parāṃ mudamavāpa ha || 10 ||
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ūrddhvapuṃḍraṃ ca tilakaṃ tulasīkaṇṭhamālikām |
kṛṣṇamantraṃ ca śivadaṃ sthāpayitvā gṛhegṛhe || 11 ||
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janejane tathā kṛtvā mahābhāṣya mudairayat |
ciraṃjīvitvamagamadviṣṇumāyāprasādataḥ || 12 ||
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iti te kathito vipra jāpyānāmuttamo japaḥ |
kimanyacchrotumicchaṃti śaunakādyā maharṣayaḥ || 13 ||
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sarve bhadrāṇi paśyaṃtu mā kaścidduḥkhabhāgbhavet || 14 ||
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maṃgalaṃ bhagavānviṣṇurmaṃgalaṃ garuḍadhvajaḥ |
maṃgalaṃ puṃḍarīkākṣo maṃgalā yatano hariḥ || 15 ||
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śuciryo hi naro nityamitihāsasamuccayam |
śṛṇuyāddharmakāmārthī sa yāti paramāṃ gatim || 16 ||
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iti śrībhaviṣye mahāpurāṇe pratisargaparvaṇi caturyugakhaṇḍāparaparyāye kaliyugīyetihāsasamuccaye uttamacaritamāhātmye paṃcatriṃśo'dhyāyaḥ || 35 ||
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Other editions:

Also see the following editions of the Sanskrit text or (alternative) English translations of the Chapter 35

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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