About the Book
The Bhavisya Purana is one of the eighteen major Puranas. The specific appeal of This Purana is that it narrates incidents that will occur in the future , as well as accounts that happened in the distant Past.
In the first volume of Bhavisya Purana there are no future predictions,
but as in all the Puranas, there is much of great interest.
In this Volume there is an elaborate exposition of the auspicious and inauspicious characteristics of men and women,
and in the course of this Description, there is much information on Vedic physiognomy.
This Volume also contains the beginning of an elaborate description of the significance of each of the days of the fortnight, beginning with the first, or pratipada. And, of course, there
are stories to illustrate whatever is being explained and in this volume, there is the very interesting story of how lord Brahma's fifth head was severed, and for what reason.
The vedic understanding is that the gross body of a living entity is manifested according to the condition of the subtle body, or mind.
Thus, the condition of one's gross body indicates the previous mentality of a person, and this Process is carried on forms one moment to the next. Why does someone have particular bodily features, and what to do they indicate?
This is the subtle science that is explained in this volume of the Bhavisya Purana.
||Sarya's form as Vyoma.
||Surya instructs Brahma, Visnu, and Siva, and awards them benedictions.
||Surya benedicts Lord Visnu at Salagrama.
||Inquiries by Satanika to Sumantu .
||How Surya appeared as the son of Kasyapa and Aditi.
||Further description of Sarya's appearance.
||Brahma and Lord Visnu go to visit Lord Siva. Surya appears before them, being pleased by their penance, and displays their universal form.
||The glories of Surya.
||The benefits obtained by worshiping Surya.
||Procedures for worshiping Surya.
||Further description of the benefits obtained by worshiping Surya.
||Performing the nakta-vrata for the satisfaction of Surya.
||Performing the niksubharka-vrata.
||How a woman should worship Surya.
||Further description of how a woman should worship Surya.
||Further prescriptions for worshiping Surya.
||The benefit of donating cows to Surya.
||The duties of the Maga. or bhojaka. devotees of Surya.
||The benefit of serving the devotees of Sarya.
||The conversation of Garuda and Aruna.
||Aruna glorifies the worship of Surya.
||Aruna worships Surya so that Garuda can regain the use of his limbs.
||Continuation of Aruna's worship of Surya.
||Further continuation of Arunc's worship of Surya.
||Conclusion of Aruna's worship of Surya.
||Aruna invokes the demigods for attaining peace.
||Further invocations for peace.
||Description of the smarta religion.
||Description of the samskaras. The classification of unmarried girls.
||Description of the various sraddha ceremonies.
||The duties of a brahmana.
||Further description of the sraddha ceremonies.
||The importance of faith. The importance of the spiritual master. The importance of cows.