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.
||Duties of brahmanas. Atonements for various faults. Things to be avoided. Vows to be observed. Periods of contamination upon the death of a relative.
||The glories of the worship of Surya. The duty of receiving guests and worshiping brahmanas.
||The correct procedures for giving charity, especially to a brahmanas. Further glories of the worship of Surya.
||A description of sinful activities and their consequences. Classes of sinful acts.
||Further description of sinful people and their sinful acts.
||The paths to the abode of Yama traversed by sinful and pious people.
||The vow of Saptami.
||Interpretation of dreams.
||Further description of the vow of Saptami.
||Duties of bhojaka brahmanas. Further considerations concerning the vow of Saptami.
||The offering of flowers and incense to Surya. Further consideration of the worship of Surya.
||Conversation between Bhisma and Vyasadeva concerning the worship of Surya.
||The mantras for worshiping Surya.
||Conversation between Lord Kesava and Brahma regarding the mantras for worshiping Surya.
||Worshiping Surya within a mandala.
||The worship of Surya in the form of Vyoma.
||Further considerations of the worship of Surya.
||The supreme worship of Surya.
||The glories of worshiping Surya.
||Description of the twelve Saptamis.
||Conclusion of the discussion of the vow of Saptami.
||Description of brahmanas who are worthy of being fed, and those who are unworthy.
||The story of Kauthumi and Hiranyanabha.
||The worship of Surya along with his energies. The procedure for hearing the Puranas and the etiquette for honoring the speaker.
||The subject matters of the Puranas. Discussion of the four objectives of human life. The duties of all human beings.
||Creation of the universe and its characteristics.
||Description of the planetary systems.
||Description of jambudvipa. Situation of the planets of the universe.
||The glories of brahmanas. The twenty-six faults to be avoided.