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Chapter Seven
Bhavishya Purana


Even though serious scholars do not consider Bhavishya Purana as authentic, in the recent times it appears that the exporters of Hinduism have projected this as authentic. The word Bhavi means future.  Bhavishyam actually means “consequence of”  The whole history of mankind here is explained as a consequence of the fall of man and God’s plans of redemption. This is a text that has grown over a period of 2000 years starting from the 3rd or even the 4th century B.C. The suggested upper and lower limits of the period are 450 or 500 B.C. to 1850 A.D. In the course of this growth and evolution, later-day material was added to the original stuff that formed the core. What is more, the later-day material was added in the form of predictions for the future. Events of the seventeenth, eighteenth or nineteenth centuries were incorporated as if they were foreseen by the sages of the epic period. This device of collecting past events and passing them off as predictions is a literary evolution of a rather unique kind." The Bhavishya Purana, Introduction (New Delhi: D.K. Publications Ltd), 2000, pp 6-9. 

http://www.indiancultureonline.com/Mystica/html/purana.htm

“The Puranas are considered smriti. There are a total of 18 major Puranas, all written largely in verse. These texts are said to have been composed much later than the Ramayana and the Mahabaharatha. The oldest Purana is believed to date back to 300 AD, and the most recent ones to 1300 - 1400 AD. Although they have been composed at different times, all the Puranas seem to have been revised at a later date. This is apparent because all of them state that the total number is 18. The Puranas vary greatly in length: the Skanda Purana is the longest with 81,000 couplets, while the Brahma Purana and Vamana Purana are the shortest with 10,000 couplets each. The total number of couplets in the Puranas collectively is 400,000.

These works consist of short stories and narration's which explain the complicated concepts of the Vedas and the Dharmasutras (see Sutra). These tales are not meant for scholars or researchers, but for lay readers. They are written in the form of a dialogue between an exponent and an inquirer. They teach about religion and morality. However, they also discuss subjects like the origin of insects, and give medical advice for minor ailments.

By definition, a Purana must cover five subjects: the creation of the universe; its destruction and recreation; the principal gods and patriarchs; the reigns of the Manus and the history of the Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi kings. However, none of the Puranas match this definition exactly, since none of them covers all five topics.

The 18 major Puranas are divided into three groups, each exalting one member of the Hindu Trinity (see Trimurti).

Those Puranas in which 'rajas' or passion prevails relate chiefly to Brahma. These are the Brahma Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Brahmavayvarta Purana, Purana, Markandeya Purana, Bhavishya Purana, and Vamana Purana.

Those Puranas in which 'satva' or purity is the leitmotif is related to Vishnu. These are the Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Naradiya Purana, Garuda Purana, Padma Purana and Varaha Purana.

Those in which 'tamas' or gloom and ignorance are dominant are related to Shiva. These are the Shiva Purana, Linga Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni Purana, Matsya Purana, and Kurma Purana. Sometimes the Vayu Purana is substituted for the Agni Purana or Shiva Purana.

Of the 18 major Puranas, the Vishnu Purana is the most complete, in that it conforms more than the others to the definition of a Purana. It has also been translated into English. According to some sources, the Markandeya Purana is considered to be the oldest Purana. Other sources state that the Vayu Purana is the oldest. The Bhagavata Purana (also Bhagavata Purana. 18th century cloth scroll, with illustrations of all the Puranas called the Shrimad Bhagavata) is believed to be the most recent and is the most popular.

Apart from these 18 Puranas, there are also 18 Upapuranas or subsidiary Puranas, which were composed after the major ones.

The Puranas are a valuable source from which to trace the development of Hinduism. They mark the next stage in beliefs after the Vedas. Hinduism, as practiced today, is largely inspired by the Puranas.

Bhavishya Purana and the Dating of the Purana

 

The easiest way to date the puranas is by its latest reference to known historical facts. The best and easy book in this respect is the Bhavishya Purana.  Bhavishya simply means consequence and has no indication that it represents prophecy regarding the future.  It contains the past history as is indicated by the descriptions and stories of various avatars.  The Bhavishya Purana itself is written in past tense to indicate its purport of historicity. Evidently they came into existence after the Vaishnavite prominence.

 

It is again presented in the typical story inside a story. The stories themselves may belie any logic or serious theology.  Theologically the implications are not flattering and will be refuted even by the faithful. But then that is not the aim of the story.  Here is the gist of it:

 

Part One: The Avataras (Incarnations of God)


In the usual story telling mode, the Purana is given as a series of stories told by Sage Suta 
 

In the forest that is known as Naimisharanya, Shounaka and the other rishis (sages) were performing a yajna (sacrifice) dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. Suta had also come there, on his way to a pilgrimage.

The sages told Suta, “We have welcomed you. Now describe to us that which makes men all-knowing. Describe to us that which is the most sacred in the whole world”.

Suta replied, “Vishnu is the essence of everything…….”


Evidently this purana was written when the Vaishnavites and that after the period of Vyasadeva


Now comes the description and stories of the ten incarnations of Vishnu.  The names vary from Purana to Purana.  In fact the number ten is arbitrary.  There is another detail list of 24 incarnations.

 

Avataras (Avatars)

 

Do you know what an avatara is? An avatara is an incarnation and means that a god adopts a human form to be born on earth. Why do gods do this?. The purpose is to destroy evil on earth and establish righteousness.  Vishnu is  the preserver of the universe and it is therefore Vishnu  who incarnate to establish righteousness when things go beyond control.   The ten incarnations of Vishnu are as follows.

(1) Matsya avatara or fish incarnation

”Many years ago, the whole world was destroyed. The destruction in fact extended to all the three lokas (Worlds) of bhuloka, bhuvarloka and svarloka. Bhuloka is the earth, svarloka or svarga is heaven and bhuvarturboloka is a region between the earth and heaven. All these worlds were flooded with water.”
 

The following story is remniscent of the story of Noah, but the story of Noah is later described in detail and pertains only to the Bhuloka (earth).  In this case the Pralaya occurs in all the three worlds.  This is therefore the fall of the Angels.

Manu is righteous one who was preserved in the universal flood and Vishnu comes in the form of a fish to warn Manu of the impending disaster and the way out by building a ship.  He was to take with him seven saints  along with him who were to populate the cosmos. 


(2) Kurma avatara or turtle incarnation

This story is again a picture of the on going fight between the forces of Suras and Asuras in the heavenlies where the good and the bad are separated.  The evil is removed from the cosmos with the redeemer Siva swallowing the poison. However there ensues a fight between the Suras and the Asuras over the good that remained.  In this process Vishnu enters on the side of the Suras and by deceit and treachery steals the immortality potion from the Asuras.  The theological implication of this act is scathing. 

In most of the following avatar stories Vishnu is portrayed as god who sides with suras against the asuras.  There is an ongoing conflict between the Suras (gods) and the Asuras (Non-gods) and Vishnu always plays the role in favor of the gods and uses deceit and treachery to keep the Suras in power. Behind the stories one can perceive an on going caricature and laughter on the immature and childish Suras who cannot meet their foes on a level in straight fight.  How in the world righteousness is restored in these cases by unrighteousness is a matter of discussion.  Evidently these are stories of how a mighty Asura nation was conquered by a group of scrupless people calling themselves gods, led by Vishnu himself.

 

 I believe this was a saivite story ridiculing Vishnu.  Siva appears as a redeemer who swallows up the poison that came out of the churning of the milkyway thus saving the entire cosmos from destruction.  Later local stories have that Siva saw Vishnu as a women and in that adulterous relation produced the Sabarimala Sastha whose close friend was a Mulsim.  The possible Chronological contradictions are unsurmountable. This is a case of mixing up of cosmic creation story with local village story. 

 

(3) Varaha avatara or boar incarnation

From now on the story is enacted on earth alone.  The opponents Asuras now live in South India.


(4) Narasimha avatara - an incarnation in the form of a being who was half-man and half-lion.
(5) Vamana avatara or dwarf incarnation in which Vishnu tricked the Mahabali of Malabar into subjugation
(6) Parashurama
(7) Rama
(8) Krishna
(9) Buddha
(10) Kalki - this is the incarnation that is yet to come.


But other traditions give different order  where Balarama was dropped and Buddha was added.

http://www.indiadivine.com/agni-purana1-y.htm

 

This fact indicates that these stories were written down during a period when Buddha was considered a great saint.inspite of the fact that Buddha did not accept the Vedas or the gods.

 

Biblical   History as given in Bhavishya Purana

 

[From the Pratisarga Parva, Chapters Four to Seven.]


This portion of the Purana is an exact copy of the Old Testament Stories.  It cannot be doubted that the author of the Purana was not only familiar with the Old Testament stories, but was an expert.  The fact that these data were available to the writer in its entirety indicates a very recent origin.

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."

 

It appears that the world mleccha had aquired a connotation of impure.  The word got its meaning from the original meaning as given in the Sanskrit dictionary as follows:

mleccha (Mlechchha)

[barbarian, non-Aryan].

mleccha sakti (Mlechchha Shakti)
            [a mleccha Energy].

http://www.miraura.org/lit/skgl/skgl-13.html

 

Aryans considered non-Aryan (especially the Semitics) as Barbarian.

“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.”


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 fulfill 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 Kali-yuga, hearing this you will become satisfied."

Notice in the following story details and even the exactness of names (slightly twisted)


In the eastern side of Pradan (Pradan means Main, Important, Capital of the country) city where there is a big God-given forest (Eden), which is 16 square yojanas in size. The man named Adama (Adam) was staying there under a Papa-Vriksha or a sinful tree (Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil) and was eager to see his wife Havyavati. (Hovah) The Kali purusha quickly came there assuming the form of a serpent.

Indriyani damithwa
Yehyaathmadhyaana parayana:
Thasmad Aadama naamaasou
Pathnee Havyavathee smritha” ‘Prathisargaparvam’4:28

Satan (Evil Person = Kali Purusha) - the association of Serpent as the Satan came much later in the first century after the advent of Christianity.  In the Bible it appears only in the book of Revelations.  This association is prevalent in the Acta Thoma stories which were written in the 4th centuary.

  • Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made


He cheated them and they disobeyed Lord Vishnu (Yahweh is here identified with Vishnu). The husband ate the forbidden fruit of the sinful tree. They lived by eating air with the leaves called udumbara

 

It is strange that when copying the story from the book of Genesis, event he fact that the generations after Adam till Noah were vegetarians was acknowledged.  A detail worth noting.
 

After they had sons and all of them became mlecchas. Adama's duration of life was nine hundred and thirty years

 

  • Gen 5:5  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
     

He offered oblations with fruits and went to heaven with his wife.  His son was named Sveta-nama ( Seth-  nama = name), and he lived nine-hundred and twelve years.

  • Gen 5:8  and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

Sveta-nama's son was Anuta (Enosh), who ruled one-hundred years less than his father.


  • Gen 5:10  and Enosh lived after he begat Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

 

His son Kinasa (Kenan) rulled as much as his grandfather.

  • Gen 5:14  and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

His son Malahalla (Mahalalel) ruled eight-hundred ninety five years.

  • Gen 5:17  and all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

His son Virada (Jared) ruled 960 years.

 

  • Gen 5:20  And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

 

His son Hamuka (Enoch) 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.

  • Gen 5:23  and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

  • Gen 5:24  and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

The son of Hamuka was Matocchila (Methuselah). He ruled for 970 years.

  • Gen 5:27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

His son Lomaka (Lamech) ruled 777 years and went to heaven.

  • Gen 5:31  And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

 

His son Nyuha (Noah) ruled for 500 years.

He had three sons named Sima, Sama and Bhava. (And Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. ) 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. 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.

  • Gen 6:15  And this is how thou shalt make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

Lord Indra called the devastating cloud named Sambartaka and poured heavy rain continuously for 40 days.

  • Gen 7:12  And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

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.

  • Gen 6:4  The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after

Nephilim

(Gen_6:4; Num_13:33, R.V.), giants, the Hebrew word left untranslated by the Revisers, the name of one of the Canaanitish tribes. The Revisers have, however, translated the Hebrew gibborim, in Gen_6:4, "mighty men."

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.

The total time of the flood of Noah works out to be exactly one year when we add all the various phases.

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. 

The fact that Brahmi is of Semitic origin is accepted and acknowledged here.  It is this language which became the root form of Sanskrit.   It was Vishnu himself who gave the languge to Noah.  This language was carried to all the world in the scattering process. 

There is another problem raised here is what is the root of the Aryans?  Either they were the descendants of Noah which this Purana refutes or they were the descendants of the Nephilims who are identified as  80,000 great transcendentalists in Visala – the Hittite people.

 

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. ama (Ham) who was the second son of his father, had four sons know as Kusa, Misra, Kuja and Kanaam.

  • Gen 9:18  And the sons of Noah, that went forth from the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth:

  • Gen 10:2  The sons of Japheth: Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

  • Gen 10:6  And the sons of Ham: Cush, and Mizraim, and Put, and Canaan.

  • Gen 10:22  The sons of Shem: Elam, and Asshur, and Arpachshad, and Lud, and Aram.

Kusa had six sons - Havila, Sarva, Toragama, Savatika, NimaruhaI and Mahavala.

  • Gen 10:7  And the sons of Cush: Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah: Sheba, and Dedan 

Their sons were known as Kamala, Sinara and Uraka. And their countries names are Akvada, Bavuna and Rasana.

After telling this story Suta Goswami influenced by Yoga-nidra entered mystic slumber. He woke up after two thousand years and thereupon he said: “Now I’m going to say about the generation of Sima. Because he was the first son of his father he became the king. This mleccha king ruled over the country for 500 years.

  • Gen 11:10  These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arpachshad two years after the flood.

  • Gen 11:11  and Shem lived after he begat Arpachshad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Arkansoda ruled for 434 years.

  • Gen 11:12  And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begat Shelah.

  • Gen 11:13  and Arpachshad lived after he begat Shelah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Sihla ruled for 460 years.

  • Gen 11:14  And Shelah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

  • Gen 11:15  and Shelah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Iratasya ruled the same length as his father.

  • Gen 11:16  And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

  • Gen 11:17  and Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Phataja ruled for 240 years.

  • Gen 11:18  And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

  • Gen 11:19  and Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Rau ruled for 237 years.

  • Gen 11:20  And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

Gen 11:21  and Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
 

His son Juja ruled the same length as his father.

  • Gen 11:22  And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

  • Gen 11:23  and Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Nahura ruled for 160 years, and he destroyed his many inimical kings.

  • Gen 11:24  And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

  • Gen 11:25  and Nahor lived after he begat Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

His son Tahara ruled the same length as his father.

  • Gen 11:32  And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years:.

He had three sons: Avirama, Nahura and Harana.

  • Gen 11:27  Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran

Thus I have explained the generation of mlecchas with the indication of their names only. The mleccha language is considered the lowest language because it bears the curse of goddess Sarasvati. Thus I have summarily narrated the rise of the mlecchas in Kali-yuga.

Sanskrt is the language by which the whole Bharata-Varsa is being praised and glorified. The same language, after going to another country became the mleccha language and mlecchas took advantage of it.

After hearing all this, the sages situated in Badarikashrama, worshipped Lord Nara-Narayana and meditated upon them for 200 years. When they woke up from their meditation, they inquired from their teacher Suta Goswami:

“O disciple of Sri Vyasa, you are so fortunate and greatly intelligent, may you live long. Now please tell us who is the king at the present time?"

Suta Goswami said: “At the present time, the Kali-yuga has already passed its 3000 years. Now the king Sankha is ruling the earth and in the mleccha countries the king named Sakapat is ruling. Please hear about how they came up."

When the Kali-yuga passed 2000 years, the dynasty of mlecchas increased. They created many paths to grow and gradually the whole earth become full of mlecchas. The spiritual master and teacher of the mlecchas was named Musa. (Moses) He was residing on the bank of the river Sarasvati (Jordan?), and he spread his doctrines throughout the whole world. As soon as Kali-yuga started, the devotion to the Lord and the language of the Vedas were destroyed. There are four kinds of mleccha languages: Vraja-bhasa, Maharastri (Persian), Yavani (Greek) and Garundika (Dravidian). In this way there are four million kinds of other languages.

The following is an analysis of various nouns and names that are similar within the Indo-Aryan languages.

For example: paniyam (water) is called pani, bubhuksa-hunger is called bhukh. Paniyam-drinking is called papadi and bhojanam-eating is called kakkanam. Isti is called suddharava, istini is called masapavani, ahuti is called aju and dadati is called dadhati. The word pitri is called paitara and bhrata is bather and also pati. This is the yavani lanugage in which the asva is called aspa, Janu is jainu and sapta-sindhu is called sapta-hindu.

Now you hear about Gurundika language. Ravi-vara (the first day of the week) is called sunday, phalguna and chaitra months are called pharvari (February). Sasti is called sixty, these kinds of examples are there.

Crime is becoming prominent in the holy place of Sapta-puri. Gradually the people of Aryavata are becoming theives, hunters, bhillas and fools. The followers of mleccha-dharma in foreign countries are intelligent and having good qualities, whereas the people of Aryavarta are bereft of good qualities. Thus the ruling of mlecchas is also in Bharata (India) and its islands. Knowing all this, O great and intelligent sage, you should just perform the devotional service to Lord Hari.

The local Aryans of this period were  thieves, hunters, bhillas and fools.  As a result foreigners took over India.  This portion indicates that the Jews and Greeks were well established in India at this time of history.  . 

The great sage Saunaka inquired: “Please tell us, what was the reason that the mlecchas did not arrive in Brahmavarta.

Suta Goswami said: That was by the influence of goddess Sarasvati that they could not enter that place. By the order of the demigods, when the Kali-yuga pursued his 1,000 years, a brahmana named Kasyapa come down to earth from the heavenly planets with his wife Aryavatil. They had ten spotless sons who are known by the names: Upadhayaya, Diksita, Pathaka, Sukla, Misra, Agnihotri, Dvi-vedi, Tri-vedi, Catur-vedi and Pandey. Among them was the learned one full of knowledge. He went to Kashmir and worshipped goddess Sarasvati with red flowers, red akshata (rice), incense, lamps, naivedya (food offerings) and puspanjali (flower offerings). To please her he praised her with some prayers, asking her for better knowledge of Sankrit to put mlecchas into illusion. Being pleased by his prayers she remainded situated in his mind and blessed him with knowledge. Then the sage went to the country known as Misra and put all the mlecchas into illusion by the greace of goddess Sarasvati.

An age of renaissance took place at this time when the language of Sanskrit came into existence and knowledge increased. 

Then he made 10,000 people as dvijas or twice born brahmanas; he made 2,000 people into vaishyas; and the rest of them as shudras.

Caste system came into existence also.  There is an indication that the Aryans incorporated the Dravidians into the system. 

He came back with them and staying in Arya-desha (India) he engaged in the activites of the sages. They were known as Aryans and by the grace of goddess Sarasvati their generation gradually increased upto 4 million, both the men and women with their sons and grandsons. Their king, Kasyapa muni, ruled the earth for 120 years.

There were 8,000 sudras in the county known as Rajputra (Rajput) and their king was Arya-prithu. His son was Magadha. The sage made him a king and left.
 

http://www.indiadivine.com/bhavishya-purana1.htm

The  Story of Islam as given
in the Bhavishya Purana 

 

[From the third part of the Pratisarga Parva.]

Shri Suta Gosvami said: In the dynasty of king Shalivahana, there were ten kings who went to the heavenly planets after ruling for over 500 years. Then gradually the morality declined on the earth. At that time Bhojaraja was the tenth of the kings on the earth. When he saw that the moral law of conduct was declining he went to conquer all the directions of his country with ten-thousand soldiers commanded by  Kalidasa. He crossed the river Sindhu and conquered over the gandharas, mlecchas, shakas, kasmiris, naravas and sathas. He punished them and collected a large ammount of wealth. Then the king went along with Mahamada (Mohammad), the preceptor of mleccha-dharma, and his followers to the great god, Lord Shiva, situated in the desert. He bathed Lord Shiva with Ganges water and worshipped him in his mind with pancagavya (milk, ghee, yoghurt, cow dung, and cow urine) and sandalwood paste, etc. After he offered some prayers and pleased him.

Suta Goswami said: After hearing the king’s prayers, Lord Shiva said: O king Bhojaraja, you should go to the place called Mahakakshvara, that land is called Vahika and now is being contaminated by the mlecchas. In that terrible country there no longer exists dharma. There was a mystic demon named Tripura, whom I have already burnt to ashes, he has come again by the order of Bali. He has no origin but he achieved a benediction from me. His name is Mahaoda and his deeds are like that of a ghost. Therefore, O king, you should not go to this land of the evil ghost. By my mercy your intelligence will be purified. Hearing this the king came back to his country and Mahamada came with them to the bank of the river Sindhu. He was expert in expanding illusion, so he said to the king very pleasingly: O great king, your god has become my servant. Just see, as he eats my remnants, so I will show you. The king became surprised when he saw this just before them. Then in anger Kalidasa rebuked Mahamada, “O rascal, you have created an illusion to bewilder the king, I will kill you, you are the lowest..."


That city is known as their site of pilgrimage, a place which was Madina or free from intoxication. Having a form of a ghost (Bhuta), the expert illusionist Mahamada appeared at night in front of king Bhojaraja and said: O king, your religion is of course known as the best religion among all. Still I am going to establish a terrible and demoniac religion by the order of the Lord. The symptoms of my followers will be that they first of all will cut their genitals, have no shikha, but having beard, be wicked, make noise loudly and eat everything. They should eat animals without performing any rituals. This is my opinion. They will perform purificatory act with the musala or a pestle as you purify your things with kusha. Therefore, they will be known as musalman, the corrupters of religion. Thus the demoniac religion will be founded by me. After having heard all this the king came back to his palace and that ghost went back to his place.

The intelligent king, Bhojaraj established the language of Sanskrit in three varnas - the brahmanas, kshatriyas and vaisyas - and for the shudras he established prakrita-bhasha, the ordinary language spoken by common men. After ruling his kingdom for 50 years, he went to the heavenly planet. The moral laws established by him were honored even by the demigods. The arya-varta, the pious land is situated between Vindhyacala and Himacala or the mountains known as Vindhya and Himalaya. The Aryans reside there, but varna-sankaras reside on the lower part of Vindhya. The musalman people were kept on the other side of the river Sindhu.

 

On the island of Barbara, Tusha and many others also the followers of Isamsiha were also situated as they were managed by a king or demigods.

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[From the 29th chapter  of the Pratisarga Parva.]

Then it was predicted that a master (Patriarch) will come by the name of Moosa (Moses) and his faith will spread all over the world. When the era of Kali has reached three thousand years (This is the 5095th year of that era. So it is two thousand years ago) Jesus Christ appears with the name “Easa Maseeha” in the land of Huna. Here we should remember that Jesus Christ is ‘Easa Maseeha’ in Hebrews. At that time it was King ‘Shakapathi’ who ruled that land. In the mountainous terrain of Hunadesha the Kings meeting with a white clad male is described thus:

Ko bhavaanithi tham praaha
Sahovaachamudaanwitha:
Eshaputhram cha maam vidhi
Kumaaree garbha sambahavam
Aham Eesa Maseeha nama:”

King Shaka asked “May I know, who you are!”. With apparent joy that male replied “Know that I am the Son of God. I am born in the womb of a virgin. ‘Easa Maseeha’ is my well known name”. (Bhavashya purana- Prathisarga parva, IIIrd part- 2ndchapter- 23rd verse.)

 

subsequent to this introduction, that male started explaining to the King what ‘Mlechadharma’, is.

Of late the word ‘Mlecha’ denotes something ‘bad’. This mean and degrading estimation has arrived only because that the referred ones eat the flesh of the living beings.  It probably refers to the early misunderstanding of Christian ritual of Lord’s Table as cannibalic.

Having gone through it we can see that this purana was written over a period after the coming of the Muslim invaders.  Strangely there is no reference to the freedom of India or even of such great persons  as Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas, Rama Krishna, Satya Sai Baba, and other modern avatars of god themselves.  It is anyones guess what type of a futuristic prophecy it is for an Indian history without any inkling about the freedom movement nor the Republic of India.  Evidently Bhavishya Purana was simply is retelling of past history.  The attempt to make the names culturally relevant without marring the original name is striking.  Evidently the writers were good artists. This intense imagination and artistry is seen in the iconography where the artists were able to concretise even an abstract concept.  These are essential characteristics of Indian Religion.   Bhavishya Purana itself do not claim to be prophecy and is written in past tense all through its narrative.

It is certain therefore that India was very well aware of the Semitic religions and also knew Jesus as Esa Massih long before the coming of the missionaries.  They knew the Old Testament and the New Testament stories far more in detail than even the CMS Missionaries, long before their arrival.