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The Bhavishya Purana

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1/14/2016 6:34:22 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
The Bhavishya Purana is the eleventh among the Puranas and it contains five parts. The
first part contains a description of the genesis, greatness of the deities and worship of
Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya. Second, third and fourth parts describe about the
greatness of Shiva, Vishnu and Surya respectively.
It gives very accurate forecasts about Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, the fall of Sanskrit
and coming of other languages, about the coming of Buddha, Madhavacharya,
Chandragupta, Ashoka, Jayadeva and Krishna Chaitanya and about Kutubuddin &
the Shaws ruling Delhi.
The fifth part contains a description of the heaven. Like other Puranas, Bhavishya Purana
also contains a description of the ancient kings and Chandra and Surya dynasties.
Interestingly, Bhavishya Purana contains a description of a game that resembles modern
chess to a great extent. In all, the subject matter of Bhavishya Purana seems to be an
attempt to prove and establish the supremacy of Brahma.
The Bhavishya Purana is an ancient text authored by Sri Veda Vyasa Muni, the compiler
of the Vedic texts. It is listed among the eighteen major Puranas. Bhavishya means
"future" and Purana means "history", so the text's name would translate literally as "The
History of the Future". Though the text was written many thousands of years before the
recorded events took place, by the power of his mystic vision, Sri Vyasa was able to
accurately predict the happenings of the modern times. One of the text's poetic styles is to
present the events as though they have already happened. This is a common practice in
Sanskrit poetry, and does not indicate that the book was written in modern times.
Modern westernised scholars, who keep cooing about the forecasts of Nostradamus,
reject the contents of Bhavishya Purana mostly on the grounds that its information is too
accurate. But we should ask ourselves: If there was an empowered saint, who knew past,
present and future, and if he chose to write a book named "the History of the Future",
shouldn't it contain accurate information about the modern times, as the title suggests?
We cannot disqualify it simply because it speaks accurately of the British controlling India,
Hitler fighting the world, and Max Mueller misrepresenting the Vedic teachings. "Veda"
means knowledge, and the Vedic texts contain knowledge of everything - past, present
and future.
This Purana consists of 7 chapters. We are giving giving bellow some of the available
translations.
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1/14/2016 6:41:49 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
11.1 Biblical and Modern History
[From the Pratisarga Parva, Chapters Four to Seven.]

Suta Goswami said: Once upon a time in Hastinapura, Pradyota the son of Kshemaka
was leading an assembly and meanwhile the great sage Narada arrived there. King
Pradyota happily honored him. Having him seated on the seat the sage told king
Pradyota, "Your father was killed by the mlecchas, therefore he attained Yamaloka or the
hellish planet. If you perform a ;mleccha-yajna", then by the effect of this sacrifice your
father will attain the heavenly planets."

Hearing this king Pradyota immediately called the best of the learned Brahmanas and
started ;mleccha-yajna" in Kuruksetra. They built a yajna-kunda which was 16 yojanas in
square (128 miles). They meditated on the demigods and offered oblations of mlecchas.
There are haras, hunas, barvaras, gurundas, sakas, khasas, yavanas, pallavas, romajas
and those who are situated in different dvipas and in kamaru, china and the middle of the
ocean; all of them were called with the mantra and burnt to ashes. Then he (the king)
gave dakshina (donation) to the brahmanas and performed abhiseka. As a result his
father Kshemaka went to the heavenly planets. After that he became famous everywhere
as a mleccha-hanta or destroyer of mlecchas. He ruled the earth for ten thousand years
and went to heaven. He had a son named Vedavan who ruled for two thousand years.

At that time the Kali purusha prayed to Lord Narayana along with his wife. After sometime
the Lord apperared to him and said, "This age will be a good time for you. I will fulfil your
desire having various kinds of forms. There is a couple named Adama and his wife
Havyavati. They are born from Vishnu-kardama and will increase the generations of
mlecchas. Saying this, the Lord disappeared. Having great joy the Kali purusha went to
Nilacha

Vyasa said: "Now you hear the future story narrated by Suta Goswami. This is the full
story of of Kali-yuga, hearing this you will become satisfied."

In the eastern side of Pradan city where there is a a big God-given forest, which is 16
square yojanas in size. The man named Adama was staying there under a Papa-Vriksha
or a sinful tree and was eager to see his wife Havyavati. The Kali purusha quickly came
there assuming the form of a serpent. He cheated them and they disobeyed Lord Vishnu.
The husband ate the forbidden fruit of the sinful tree. They lived by eating air with the
leaves called udumbara. After they had sons and all of them became mlecchas. Adama's
duration of life was nine-hundred and thirty years. He offered oblations with fruits and
went to heaven with his wife. His son was named Sveta-nama, and he lived nine-hundred
and twelve years. Sveta-nama's son was Anuta, who rulled one-hundred years less than
his father. His son Kinasa rulled as much as his grandfather. His son Malahalla ruled
eight-hundred ninety five years. His son Virada rulled 160 years. His son Hamuka was
devoted to Lord Vishnu, and offering oblations of fruits he achieved salvation. He ruled
365 years and went to heaven with the same body being engaged in mleccha-dharma.
Having good behavior, wisdom, qualities like a brahmana and worship of God, these
things are called mleccha-dharma. The great souls have declared that the dharma of the
mleccha is devotion to God, worship of fire, nonviolence, austerity and control of the
senses. The son of Hamuka was Matocchila. He ruled for 970 years. His son Lomaka
ruled 777 years and went to heaven. His son Nyuha (Noah) ruled for 500 years. He had
three sons named Sima, Sama and Bhava. Nyuha was a devotee of Lord Vishnu.

Once the Lord appeared in his dream and said: My dear Nyuha, please listen, there will
be devastation on the seventh day. Therefore, you have to be very quick that you make a
big boat and ride in it. O chief of the devotees, you will be celebrated as a great king

Then he made a strong boat which was 300 feet long, 50 feet wide and 30 feet high.
(In the Bible the Ark is described as, "Its length was 300 cubits, its width was 50 cubits, it
had three stories and its height was 30 cubits.") It was beautiful and all the living entities
could take shelter in it. He then himself rode in it, engaged in meditating on Lord Vishnu.

Lord Indra called the devastating cloud named Sambartaka and poured heavy rain
continuously for 40 days. The whole earth, Bharat-varsa, had merged in the water and
four oceans came up together. Only Visala or Badarikasrama was not submerged. There
were 80,000 great transcendentalists in Visala who joined with king Nyuha and his family.
All of them were saved and everything else was destroyed.

At that time all the sages praised the eternal energy of Lord Vishnu. Being pleased by the
prayers of the sages, the Vishnu-maya reduced the waters of devastation. After one year
gradually the earth become visible. Under the hill there is a place named Sisina and the
king was situated in that place with his other people. When the water completely dried up,
king Nyuha came back to his place.

Suta Goswami continued: The mleccha, king Nyuha became attached to Lord Vishnu and
as a result Lord Vishnu increased his generation. Then he created a language fit for the
mlecchas, unfavorable to the Vedas. He named it as brahmi-bhasha, or brahmi language,
full of bad words, for increasing the degradation of Kali-yuga. The Lord who is Himself the
master of intelligence gave this language to Nyuha. Nyuha named his tree sons opposite.
They were known as Sima, Hama, Yakuta and also Yakuta, Sapta putra, Jumara and
Majuya. The name of their countries were known as Madi, Yunana, Stuvaloma, Tasa and
Tirasa.

Hama who was the second son of his father, had four sons know as Kusa, Misra, Kuja
and Kanaam. Kusa had six sons - Havila, Sarva, Toragama, Savatika, NimaruhaI and
Mahavala. Their sons were known as Kamala, Sinara and Uraka. And their countries
names are Akvada, Bavuna and Rasana.
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1/14/2016 11:05:34 AM
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I would like to note that tales similar to those of Adam and Eve, Noah's ark, and so forth can be found in myths all over the world. For instance, the idea of Purusa and Stri in ancient Indian mythology and Manu saving two of each species from flood; myths of Ziusudra, Atrahasis, and Utnapishtim from Sumerian and Akkadian mythology, et cetera. The Bhavisya Purana's tales are often merely a repetition of myth.
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1/14/2016 3:12:37 PM
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At 1/14/2016 11:05:34 AM, Carcharus wrote:
I would like to note that tales similar to those of Adam and Eve, Noah's ark, and so forth can be found in myths all over the world. For instance, the idea of Purusa and Stri in ancient Indian mythology and Manu saving two of each species from flood; myths of Ziusudra, Atrahasis, and Utnapishtim from Sumerian and Akkadian mythology, et cetera. The Bhavisya Purana's tales are often merely a repetition of myth.

Yup !

May be !
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1/15/2016 4:40:23 AM
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At 1/14/2016 11:05:34 AM, Carcharus wrote:
I would like to note that tales similar to those of Adam and Eve, Noah's ark, and so forth can be found in myths all over the world. For instance, the idea of Purusa and Stri in ancient Indian mythology and Manu saving two of each species from flood; myths of Ziusudra, Atrahasis, and Utnapishtim from Sumerian and Akkadian mythology, et cetera. The Bhavisya Purana's tales are often merely a repetition of myth.

The Flood Story is a fascinating subject, for many cultures from all across the globe report in thier myths, a great flood or cataclysm which beseiged the earth. One interesting account in particular is the ancient Sumerian/Babylonian myth which some erroneously believe pre-dates the Hebrew flood myth by thousands of years and is as follow:

Although Abraham was a descendant of Seth, his father 'Terah' was the High priest in the Chaldean city of Ur.

Over 2000 years before George Smith"s discovery of the deluge tablets in Iraq, there existed an account of the Chaldean (pre-Babylonian) flood myth. Berosus, an ancient Chaldean historian living in the time of Alexander the Great in the 4th century B.C.E, relayed to the Greeks the antiquity of his people"s deluge myth in the following words:

"After the death of Ardates, his son Xisuthrus reigned eighteen sari. In his time happened a great deluge; the history of which is thus described. The deity Cronos appeared to him in a vision, and warned him that upon the fifteenth day of the month Daesius there would be a flood, by which mankind would be destroyed. He therefore enjoined him to write a history of the beginning, procedure, and conclusion of all things, and to bury it in the city of the Sun at Sippara; and to build a vessel, and take with him into it his friends and relations; and to convey on board everything necessary to sustain life, together with all the different animals, both birds and quadrupeds, and trust himself fearlessly to the deep.

Having asked the Deity whither he was to sail, he was answered, To the Gods; upon which he offered up a prayer for the good of mankind. He then obeyed the divine admonition and built a vessel five stadia in length, and two in breadth. Into this he put everything which he had prepared, and last of all conveyed into it his wife, his children, and his friends.

After the flood had been upon the earth, and was in time abated, Xisuthrus sent out birds from the vessel; which not finding any food, nor any place whereupon they might rest their feet, returned to him again. After an interval of some days, he sent them forth a second time; and they now returned with their feet tinged with mud. He made a trial a third time with these birds; but they returned to him no more: from whence he judged that the surface of the earth had appeared above the waters.

He therefore made an opening in the vessel, and upon looking out found that it was stranded upon the side of some mountain; upon which he immediately quitted it with his wife, his daughter, and the pilot. Xisuthrus then paid his adoration to the earth: and, having constructed an altar, offered sacrifices to the gods"" .

Gentorev""It should be noted that the account of the deluge relayed in the tablets discovered by George Smith differ only very slightly from Berosus" account, which differs only slightly from the story handed down by the Chaldean Abraham, who lived with Noah for about 58 years before the old patriarch died, 350 years after the flood.

The Flood of Noah didn"t come as a surprise. It had been preached on for four generations. But something strange happened when Enoch was 65, from which time "he walked with God." Enoch was given a prophecy that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld; but as soon as he died, the flood would be sent forth.

Enoch named his son to reflect this prophecy. The name Methuselah comes from two roots: muth, a root that means "death" ; and from shalach, which means "to bring," or "to send forth." Thus, the name Methuselah signifies, "his death shall bring." And, indeed, in the year that Methuselah died, the flood came.

Could the Chaldean name "Ardates," mean, "When he dies it will happen?" And could the name "Xisuthrus" have the same meaning as the name "Noah" which is, "One who brings relief or comfort?"

The Chaldean month of "Daesius," is the second month, which corresponds with the biblical account that it was in the second month that the flood came. But there is a two day discrepancy, the biblical account is the fifteenth day, whereas the other is the 17th day.