Bhavishya Purana: Chapter 184 - 207 (Madyama Parva Chapter 1 - 5)

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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.

Contents

Chapter 184 Duties of brahmanas. Atonements for various faults. Things to be avoided. Vows to be observed. Periods of contamination upon the death of a relative. 11
Chapter 185 The glories of the worship of Surya. The duty of receiving guests and worshiping brahmanas. 25
Chapter 186 The correct procedures for giving charity, especially to a brahmanas. Further glories of the worship of Surya. 34
Chapter 187 A description of sinful activities and their consequences. Classes of sinful acts. 54
Chapter 188 Further description of sinful people and their sinful acts. 60
Chapter 189 The paths to the abode of Yama traversed by sinful and pious people. 69
Chapter 190 The vow of Saptami. 79
Chapter 191 Interpretation of dreams. 85
Chapter 192 Further description of the vow of Saptami. 93
Chapter 193 Duties of bhojaka brahmanas. Further considerations concerning the vow of Saptami. 100
Chapter 194 The offering of flowers and incense to Surya. Further consideration of the worship of Surya. 119
Chapter 195 Conversation between Bhisma and Vyasadeva concerning the worship of Surya. 127
Chapter 196 The mantras for worshiping Surya. 136
Chapter 197 Conversation between Lord Kesava and Brahma regarding the mantras for worshiping Surya. 145
Chapter 198 Worshiping Surya within a mandala. 152
Chapter 199 The worship of Surya in the form of Vyoma. 157
Chapter 200 Further considerations of the worship of Surya. 163
Chapter 201 The supreme worship of Surya. 171
Chapter 202 The glories of worshiping Surya. 177
Chapter 203 Description of the twelve Saptamis. 186
Chapter 204 Conclusion of the discussion of the vow of Saptami. 197
Chapter 205 Description of brahmanas who are worthy of being fed, and those who are unworthy. 202
chapter 206 The story of Kauthumi and Hiranyanabha. 227
Chapter 207 The worship of Surya along with his energies. The procedure for hearing the Puranas and the etiquette for honoring the speaker. 241
Madhyama- parva
Chapter 1 The subject matters of the Puranas. Discussion of the four objectives of human life. The duties of all human beings. 295
Chapter 2 Creation of the universe and its characteristics. 307
Chapter 3 Description of the planetary systems. 315
Chapter 4 Description of jambudvipa. Situation of the planets of the universe. 323
Chapter 5 The glories of brahmanas. The twenty-six faults to be avoided. 335

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