Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan
Bhavishya Puraan is the 9th Puraan in the row of 18 Puraan. According to Naarad Puraan, it is divided in five sections - (1) Braahm Parv; (2) Vaishnav Parv; (3) Shaiv Parv; Saur Parv; and (5) Pratisarg Parv. Braahm Parv tells about the greatness of Brahmaa, the second and the third ones describe about Dharm, liberation, and worship to God Vishnu and Shiv for family prosperity and liberation. The fourth one tells more about Soorya and the fifth one, Pratisarg Parv, deals detailed description of the ings and other Divine personalities of Kali Yug. It gives an account of Raajaa Vikramaaditya also. The last section of Pratisarg Parv is called Bhavishyottar Puraan.
But what we see today in today's Bhavishya Puraan that it is divided in four main Parv (sections) - Braahm, Madhyam, Pratisarg, and Uttar. Then Madhyam Parv is divided in three and Pratisarg Parv is divided in four Khand. All these Khand contain 485 Adhyaaya (chapters) and 14,500 Shlok (verses). All material given here has been adapted from "Sankshipt Bhavishya Puraan, Motaa Type", 4th ed, Gita Press, Gorakhpur, UP; Samvat 2060.
This Puraan is in the form of dialog, when Maharshi Ved Vyaas' disciple Sumantu, Vashishth Jee, Paraashar, Jaimini, Yaagyavalkya, Gautam etc went to Raajaa Shataaneek's court. Shataaneek was the descendent of Paandav. There Maharshi Sumantu told this to Raajaa Shataaneek.
This Puraan is a very high standard book with regard to its subject matter, writing style and the poetic style. It includes religion, good conduct, ethics, fasts, Teerth, Dharm, good moral actions, Vrat (fasts and vows), Teerth (holy places), Daan (charity), astrology, and topics related Aayurved (Indian traditional medicines). This Puraan tells us about Soorya Dev (Sun). It is divided in 4 parts
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 06/09/11