Bhavisya Purana- Some parts added by sectarians?
Bhavishya Purana is an ancient text authored by Sri Vyasa Muni, the compiler of
the Vedic texts. It is listed among the eighteen major Puranas. Bhavishya means
"future" and Purana means "history", so the text's name
would translate literally as "The History of the Future". Though the
text was written many thousands of years before the recorded events took place,
by the power of his mystic vision, Sri Vyasa was able to accurately predict the
happenings of the modern times. One of the text's poetic styles is to present
the events as though they have already happened. This is a common practice in
Sanskrit poetry, and does not indicate that the book was written in modern
Modern scholars reject the contents of Bhavishya Purana mostly on the
grounds that its information is too accurate. But we should ask ourselves: If
there was an empowered saint, who knew past, present and future, and if he
chose to write a book named "the History of the Future", shouldn't it
contain accurate information about the modern times, as the title suggests? We
cannot disqualify it simply because it speaks accurately of the British
Hittler fighting the world, and Max Mueller misrepresenting the Vedic
teachings. "Veda" means knowledge, and the Vedic texts contain
knowledge of everything - past, present and future.
Biblical and Modern History of
Kali Yuga from Bhavishya Purana
[From the Pratisarga Parva, Chapters Four to Seven.]
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."
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
At that time the Kali purusha prayed to Lord Narayana along with his wife.
After sometime the Lord appeared to him and said, "This age will be a good
time for you. I will fulfil 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 of Kali-yuga, hearing this you will become
In the eastern side of Pradan city where there is a a big God-given forest,
which is 16 square yojanas in size. The man named Adama was staying there under
a Papa-Vriksha or a sinful tree and was eager to see his wife Havyavati. The
Kali purusha quickly came there assuming the form of a serpent. He cheated them
and they disobeyed Lord Vishnu. The husband ate the forbidden fruit of the
sinful tree. They lived by eating air with the leaves called udumbara. After
they had sons and all of them became mlecchas. Adama's duration of life was
nine-hundred and thirty years. He offered oblations with fruits and went to
heaven with his wife. His son was named Sveta-nama, and he lived nine-hundred
and twelve years. Sveta-nama's son was Anuta, who rulled one-hundred years less
than his father. His son Kinasa rulled as much as his grandfather. His son
Malahalla ruled eight-hundred ninety five years. His son Virada rulled 160
years. His son Hamuka 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.
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. The son of Hamuka was Matocchila. He ruled
for 970 years. His son Lomaka ruled 777 years and went to heaven. His son Nyuha
(Noah) ruled for 500 years. He had three sons named Sima, Sama and Bhava. 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.
Lord Indra called the devastating cloud named Sambartaka and poured heavy rain
continuously for 40 days. 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.
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. 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
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. Nyuha named his tree sons opposite. 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.
Hama who was
the second son of his father, had four sons know as Kusa, Misra, Kuja and
Kanaam. Kusa had six sons - Havila, Sarva, Toragama, Savatika, NimaruhaI and
Mahavala. 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. His son Arkansoda ruled for 434 years. His son Sihla ruled for 460
years. His son Iratasya ruled the same length as his father. His son Phataja
ruled for 240 years. His son Rau ruled for 237 years. His son Juja ruled the
same length as his father. His son Nahura ruled for 160 years, and he destroyed
his many inimical kings. His son Tahara ruled the same length as his father. He
had three sons: Avirama, Nahura and
Harana. 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
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. He
was residing on the bank of the river Sarasvati, and he spread his doctrince
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, Yavani and Garundika. In this way
there are four million kinds of other languages.
For example: paniyam (water) is called pani, bubhuksa-hunger is called bhukh.
Paniyam-drinking is called papadi and bhojanam-eating si 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 language 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 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 Sankrt
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
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. 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.
Saunaka inquired: "O disciple of Vyasa, O Lomaharsana, please tell us who
were the kings to rule the earth in Kali-yuga, after Magadha?"
Suta Goswami said: When king Magadha,
the son of Kasyapa was ruling the earth, he remembered his father's
administration and he separated the Arya-desha (India) into many states. The state
which is on the eastern side of Pancala is known as Magadha, the state of
Kalinga is on the east-south side, the state of Avanta is in the south,
Amarta-desha is to the south-west, Sindhu-desha is on the western side, Kaikaya
is to the north-west, Madra-desha is in the north, and Koninda-desha is to the
north-east. These states are named according to his sons' names. After
performing a sacrifice he gave the states to his sons. Lord Balabhadra became
pleased with his sacrifice, and Sisunaga appeared from the sacrifice as his
son. He ruled for 100 years and his son Kakavarma ruled for 90 years. His son
Kshemadharma ruled for 80 years and his son ruled for 70 years. His son
Vedamisra ruled for 60 years. His son Ajata-nipu ruled for 50 years. His son
Darbhaka ruled for 40 years, his son Udayasva ruled for 30 years, his son
Nanda-Vardhana ruled for 20 years, his son Nanda-suta, who was born from the
womb of a sudri or a low class lady, also ruled for 20 years. His son
Pranancala ruled for 10 years. His son Parananda also ruled 10 years. His son
Samananda ruled for 20 years. His son Priyananta ruled for 20 years, his son
Devananda also ruled for 20 years. his son Yajna-bhanga ruled for 10 years. His
son Mauryananda ruled for 10 years. And his son Mahananda fuled for 10 years.
At this time Lord Hari was remembered by Kali. At that time the great and
famous Gautama, the son of Kasyapa introduced the Buddhist religion, and
attained Lord Hari in Pattana.
Gautama ruled over 10 years. From him Shakya muni was born, who ruled 20 years.
His son Shuddhodana ruled 30 years. His son Shakyasimha became the king on
Satadri after 2000 years and he ruled for 60 years, by which time all the
people were Buddhists. This was the first position of Kali-yuga and the Vedic
religion was destroyed.
If Lord Vishnu becomes a king then all the people would follow Him. The
activities of the world are carried out by the prowess of Lord Vishnu. He is
the master of maya or the illusory energy and whoever takes shelter of that
Lord Hari, though he may be a sinful and abominable person, will become
Buddha-simha was born from Shakyasimha and he ruled for only 30 years.
Buddha-simha’s son was Chandra-gupta, who married with a daughter of Suluva,
the Yavana king of Pausasa. Thus he mixed the Buddhists and yavanas. He ruled
for 60 years. From him Vindusara was born and ruled for the same number of
years as his father. His son was Ashoka. At this time the best of the
brahmanas, Kanyakubja, performed sacrifice on the top of a mountain named
Arbuda. By the influence of Vedic mantras, four Kshatriyas appeared form the
yajna. Among these four Pramara was
samavedi, Chapahani was yajurvedi, Shukla was trivedi and Pariharaka was the
Atharvavedi. They were accustomed to ride on elephants. They kept Ashoka under
their control and annihilated all the Buddhists. It is said there were 4
million Buddhists and all of them were killed by uncommon weapons. After that Pramara became king in Avanta and he constructed a
large city called Ambavati for his happiness. It was as big as 4 yojanas or
about 32 miles.
Then Suta Goswami said: "My dear brahmanas I’m being influenced by
yoga-nidra, therefore, please go to your respective ashramas
and meditate on Lord Vishnu."
After the completion of 2,000 years, Suta Goswami said: When the kali-yuga had
passed his 3,710 years, at that time the king was Pramara
who rulled 6 years, from him Mahamada was born. He ruled 3 years and his son
Devapi did the same. His son Devaduta also did the same. From him
Gandharva-sena was born, who went to the forest after ruling for over 50 years
and having given his kingdom to his son Shankha. Shankha ruled for over 30
years. Lord Indra sent a heavenly girl to Gandharva-sena named Viramati. A jewel like son was born form her womb. At
the time of his birth, there were flowers raining from the sky, many auspicious
instruments were played and the wind was blowing pleasingly. The name of the
baby was Siva-drishti, who later
left for the jungle with his disciples. After 20 years he became perfect in
Karma-yoga. When kali-yuga copmleted 3,000 years, the terrible symptoms of kali
had appeared. That baby took birth in the secret place of Kailasa, by the
benediction of Lord Shiva, to destroy the shakas and to increase the
Arya-dharma or the Vedic reigion. His father Gandharva-sena named his son as Vikramaditya and become happy. This child was very intelligent and very pleasing to his
parents. When he was 5 years old, he left for the forest to perform austerities
and he continued it upto 12 years. After 12 years he went to the holy city
named Ambavati with all the opulence and accepted the transcendental throne
sent by Lord Shiva. For his security goddess Parvati created a Vetala (a king
of ghosts) and sent it to king Vikramaditya’s
palace. Once the powerful king went to the temple of Lord Shiva named as Mahakaleshvara, who is the chief of the devas, and who has a bow named
Pinaka. There he worshipped Lord Shiva. In that place he built a religious
council hall with the pillars made of various metals and decorated with many
kinds of jewels and covered with so many plants and creepers and flowers. In
that hall he kept a celestial throne. He invited the foremost brahmanas who are
well-versed in Vedic knowledge, worshipped them with proper hospitality and
heard many religious histories from them. After that one demigod named Vitala
come there having a form of a brahmana. Glorifying and blessing the king, he
sat down on the seat and said: O master of this earthly planet, king Vikramaditya, if you are very eager to hear them I will
describe the stories and histories to you.
Thus ends the seventh chapter of the Pratisarga Parva of the Bhavishya Purana.
The prediction 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
The prediction of the Buddhist religion
as given in the Bhavishya Purana
[From the 29th chapter of the Pratisarga Parva.]
Long ago in the country known as Citrartha, the inhabitants of the heavenly
planets used to come to play during the time of autumn. One day a heavenly
apsara know as Manjughosha came to that place where the sage Shuka was
residing. Seeing this beautiful boy, she tried to attract him while singing and
dancing, being overwhelmed by lusty desires. She praised him with a beautiful
prayer holding her hands and bowing down. Somehow, she pleased the muni. Then
the glorious Shuka, hearing this auspicious prayer asked her to request a
benediction. Manjughosha humbly said: ”O lord, you are the protector of those
who came to your shelter, therefore I’m at your shelter, please become my
husband”. The sage accepted her and after some time they produced a son named
‘Muni’ who performed austerity very strictly upto 12 years. He married the
daughter of Svarnadeva, the god of gold. They gave birth to a daughter named
Kinnari. She was very young and beautiful. She performed austerity to please
Lord Shiva, and as a benediction lord Shiva intrusted her to a sober sage
Then her father, Muni, asked lord Shiva to bless her, so that they will
successfully make progress in this world.
Lord Shiva said: Upto 30 years you will enjoy your country in the middle of the
earth, then it will be destroyed. After hearing this Muni went to his place
with Makaranda and resided there. As soon as the 29th year started the battle
took place among those kings who took birth as the incarnations of the
associates of Krishna. Bauddha, the lord of
nyuhas (the lessened people) attacked the beautiful city of Netrapala, thinking that this city is
wonderfully decorated with various kinds of jewels. The powerful king
Bauddha-simha who had seven-million soldiers, fought with those kings who had
only three million soldiers. The fight went on terribly between the armies for
seven days and nights. The great powerful kings, who killed all the inimical
armies protected by Baudha-simha, were Yoga-simha, Bhoga-simha and Vijaya.
After that more Buddhists came from the countries known as Shyama and Japaka,
and all of them were magicians. Again they had a large battle which lasted for
one month. Then Netrasimha arrived with seven million soldiers protected by
eight generals, for the destruction of the Buddhists. Being afraid, all the
Buddhists left India completely and went to China to continue the war from there. The opposite army also continued following
them. When they arrived on the bank of the Huha river, it was the month of
Magh, the second half part of the month of January, the fight took place again.
There were one million soldiers each from the countries of Syama and Japaka,
and ten million soldiers from China assembled for a fight. On the other side, Krishnamsa, Deva, Netrapala,
Mandalika, Dhanyapada, Lallasimha, Talana and Jana nayaka were the generals,
each of them having one million soldiers. There was a terrible battle between
the Buddhists and the Aryans. In that war seven million Buddhists, and two million
Aryans were killed. Being afraid the Buddhists ran away from the battle and
went to their home to produce a wooden army with the help of a machinery
arrangement. They made ten-thousand elephants (made out of wood) along with
warriors, one million horses, one thousand buffaloes, one thousand hogs, one
thousand tigers, one thousand swans, and seven thousand camels. All these
creatures had wooden warriors on their back. Thus with the wooden army which
was 125,000 in number, they killed two million soldiers protected by
Krishnamsas. Seeing this wonder Jayanta, the expert fighter shot fire arrows
toward the wooden armies, so that they were immediately destroyed, being burnt
to ashes. Only three million kshatriyas (warriors) were left, and they
glorified the proficient warrior Jayanta again and again. Then the Buddhists
made a twenty thousand strong iron horse calvary and sent them to fight. The
powerful warrior Yogasimha, riding on an elephant held the bow and arrows in
his hands and shot to the neck of the iron warriors. Being afflicted by the
arrows of Yogasimha five thousand soldiers were killed. Seeing this,
Bauddhasimha made an iron tiger and sent it to Yogasimha. By the attack of that
iron tiger the brave Yogasimha was finally killed, and then Bhogasimha riding
on a horse, went to fight with the tiger. He killed the tiger by throwing a
missile, and roared loudly. Then a lion was sent to him by Bauddhasimha and
thus he (Bhogasimha) was killed by a lion. When the son of Swarna-vati
(Jayanta) saw that his maternal uncles were already dead, he rode on a powerful
horse and went to Bauddhasimha. He took illusory arrows and put the opposite
army into delusion along with Bauddhasimha. He captured ten-thousand kings
including Bauddhasimha, and returned to Krishnamsas having destroyed the
Then all of them happily went to the city and forcibly “looted” the wealth from
the palace, which was very opulent, and came back the fort of the king. Jayanta
came and released Bauddhasimha. After being released he offered his daughter
Padmaja to Jayanta and also offered 100,000,000 golden coins for the pleasure
of his in law. After that all the Buddhists made their vows there itself saying
“We will never go to Arya-desa to invade the country.” Then they offered their
homage and left. They went to Netrapala with their three million remaining
The predictions of various kings of India
as given in the Bhavishya Purana
[From the 31st chapter of the Pratisarga Parva.]
Suta Goswami said: The great powerful king of Madrakesa worshipped the
mendicants of the heavenly planets (the Asvini kumaras) for five years and
after having received a benediction from them he produced ten sons and one
beautiful young daughter named Kantinati. King Madraka invited Maharaj
Suryavarna (the present king of Hastinapura), and gave his daughter to him with
Having accepted the new wife, Suryavarna quickly returned to his home with his
army. There was a mystic demon named Karbura, the son of Bigbhisana, when he
saw Kantimati the daughter of king Madrakesa, he came there and kidnapped her
in their presence and went to a mountain called Sahyadri. Seeing this incident
Mahiraja became very upset and lamented again and again. Mahiraja came to
Hastinapura and sent a message to Krishnamsa. He explained everything to him
and immediately with five hundred warriors Krishnamsa went to Sahyadri mountain
and said fearlessly: “O best of the demons, please listen. Your father
Bibhishana is a great devotoee, and you are the dear son of him, therefore, you
should not act in this manner (sinfully) which is the cause of the destruction
of family. Do you remember, long ago mother Sita was kidnapped by Ravana and
what happened to him?”
The rakshasa said, "Previously she was the daughter of a Gandharva and my
beloved wife, but because of a curse by a sage she took birth on the earthly
planet. Therefore, feeling her separation I went to Madrakesa. Although I
stayed there so many days, being afraid of the king I could not kidnap her. Now
she is in my control, but if you defeat me in battle you can take her back.
Then Krishnamsa started fighting with him with a sword and it went on for seven
nights. Finally he defeated the rakshasa, and with Kantimati came back to Delhi to see Mahiraja. The
king (Mahiraja) offered 10,000,000 golden coins to the great Krishnamsa. Then
he came to Pramdavana, or the forest
called Pramoda, with his friends.
Suta Goswami said: There was a powerful king named Purnamala in Pattana. He
worshipped the Vasus for five years and received a benediction from them. By
their blessings he had ten sons and a daughter named Vidyun mala. For the
marriage of his daughter he invited king Mahiraja and with seven million
soldiers he gave his daughter to the son of Mahiraja (Bhima).
Bhima came back happily to his home (Hastinapura) with his beautiful wife. Then
the king of paisaca-dasa, Sahoda, came with ten-thousand mlecchas to get
Vidyunmala. They came to Kurukshetra by the order of Bali,
the grandson of Prahlada Maharaja. They broke the deities of gods, killed so
many cows and in the places of sacred water they put cow-blood. Sahoda, the
mleccha king, wrote a letter and sent it to Mahiraja. King Mahiraja answered:
"O mleccha king, you are the master of the mlecchasi, why are you worried
about Vidyunmala? You should know that I’m the one who can shoot arrows just by
hearing a sound and I’m the central point of the country of the thieves."
Then the king went to Kurukshetra with three million soldiers. There was a
large, terrible fight between them. At night in the month of Jesta (July), Bali
Maharaja came from Patala, the lowest region with ten-thousand demons and
killed the soldiers of the king very quickly, eating them again and again. The
king, being afraid took shelter of goddess Sarasvati. After that immediately
Krishnamsas arrived and killed the ten-thousand demons. They came to Bali, the lord of the demons, and pleased him with their
Then Baliraja said: I’m very pleased with you, now you can ask for any
They said: These demons should never come to Aryadesha (India) with you, all of you should
stay always in mleccha-desha and eat the followers of mleccha-dharma.
Baliraja became upset hearing these fearful, terrible words.
Then Krishnamsa said: as long as I’m in this world you should simply stay in
your home, after that you come here and do whatever you like”.
Hearing this the mleccha king Sahoda went back to Rasatala, the sixth lowest
region of demons.
[From Pratisarga Parva, 4th Part, Chapter 6.]
The sage (Saunka) said: “O great fortunate one, you know everything please tell
us about the kings who came after Mahiraja.
Suta Goswami said: The ghostly Kutukoddina, with human nature, was situated in
the kingdom of Delhi. The best king Bhapasena, the grandson
of Virasena was situated in the beautiful city of Aligarh. This city was protected by yadavas.
Kutukaddin with ten-thousand warriors went there and defeated him and returned
to Delhi. Then
so many kings form other countries came there and defeated him and rejected him
from their countries. When Shahoddina heard this, he came to Delhi, conquered the kings and broke all the
deities. After that so many mlecchas came from all sides and ruled the kingdom
for 5, 6 or 7 years. They had destroyed the places of pilgrimage and the
temples, therefore as a reaction they become short-lived. From today, the
mleccha kings will continue for a hundred years, therefore O sages, you should
quickly go to Vishala (Badarikashrama)
Then all the sages sadly left this place (Naimisaranya) and went to Vishala,
the best of the Himalayas and meditated upon
Lord Hari, being in samadhi (trance). And after a hundred years all of them
attained the kingdom of God.
The prediction of Nimbarka Acharya
as given in the Bhavishya Purana
[From the 7th chapter of the Pratisarga Parva.]
The sun god, being pleased by the praise of the demigods, said: By the order of
the Lord Krishna, Sudarshana will take birth in the Dvapara-yuga, and will be
known as Nimbaditya (Nimbarka). He will be able to remove the declination of
Suta Goswami said: Now you hear about the pastimes of the great Nimbarka. Lord
Krishna personally ordered him to appear on the auspicious bank of Narmada river, which flows to the southern side of
mountain Meru. That state is known as Tailanga, the place used by the devarsis,
the godly sages.
Lord Krishna said: "You receive knowledge from devarsi Narada and
establish the true principles of religion. You should remain in Mathura, Naimisaranya and
Lord Sudarshana accepted the order of Lord Krishna sarying, "Yes,"
and appeared on the earth to fulfill the desires of the devotees. There was a
broad-minded holy brahmana living in the auspicious state of Tailanga. His name
was Aruna and was well versed in the Vedas and Vedangas. His wife was known as
Jayanti. They were living an austere life like the sages. The brilliant luster
of Sudarshana suddenly entered in the heart of Jayanti, and by that luster she
looked brilliant like the moon. When the time arrived with all auspiciousness
and good qualities, in Gaura paksha purnima of Kartika month, Vrisha rasi, the
moon in Krittika, the five grahas (planets) situated in higher places, in the
evening at the time of sunset, in Masa-lagna, the Lord of the universe
(Sudarshana), who engaged the whole universe in Vedic religion, appeared from
mother Jayanti (as Nimbarka).
One day Lord Brahma went to Nimbarka’s ashrama
just before the sunset and said: O brahmana, I’m very hungry, as long as the
sun is in the sky, please give me something to eat. (I will not eat after the
sun sets). The brahmana (Nimbarka) gave him food and while he was eating the
sun went down. Then the brahmana by his power kept a sudarshana on a nimbe
tree. Lord Brahma wondered seeing that sunlike shine and paid his obeisances to
the brahmana by lying flat on the ground. Pleased with his austerity Lord
Brahma said: Excellent. You will become famous on this earth, and you will be
known as Nimbaditya (Nimbarka - One who made the sun appear from a Neem tree).
The predictions of Madhva and Sridhara
Swami as given in the Bhavishya Purana
[From the 7th chapter of the Pratisarga Parva.]
Brihaspati said: Long ago, during the age of treta, O Indra, there was a
brahmana named Shakrasharma, in Ayodhya. He worshipped demigods such as the
Asvini Kumaras, Rudras, Vasus, and Surya with the mantras mentioned in the
Yajur-veda. After worshipping, he satisfied them by offering oblations every
day. Thus being pleased with his worship all the 330 million demigods awarded
him all desired objects and even the rarest things. By the benediction of the
demigods the brahmana lived on this earth for ten-thousand years without
getting old and having no disturbance. After leaving his body he become the
Sun-god and predominated the sun planet for one hundred thousand years, before
going to Brahmaloka. He spent eight thousand celestial years for visiting the
higher planets and then returned to the sun planet.
Hearing this, Lord Indra with his sober intelligence began to worship the
sun-god along with other demigods in the month of June-July. On the purnima,
the full moon day, the sun-god came down to the earth and said to demigods: I
will take birth in Kali-yuga in Vrindavana and this brahmana will execute
favorable acts for the demigods. He will be born as a son of Madhava, named
Madhu and follow the Vedic path.
Suta Gosvami said: Saying this the sun-god created a light from his body and
sent it to Vrindavana. Attracting all the irreligious people with pleasing speech
he gave them Vaishnavi-shakti or the spiritual energy of Lord Vishnu, the
bestower of enjoyment and liberation. Thus he become famous, known as
Jiva said: In the age of Dvapara, there was a brahmana named Megha Sharma. He
was very much religious, intelligent, learned and a follower of the Vedic path.
He was engaged in farming, and with the ten percent profit from farming he was
worshipping the demigods every day with devotion. Once there was no rain during
the administration of Maharaja Shantanu for five years, but the farm of Megha
sharma was about four miles wider and was watered by rain. Naturally the
grain-rate increased and Megha sharma became rich by taking advantage of the
scarcity. Other people being so distressed took shelter of the king. The king
called Megha sharma and said: O great brahmana, I offer my obeisances unto you,
please became my Guru and guide us, so that we can be free from the scarcity.
Megha sharma said: when the month of Shravana (July-August) starts, you should
call twelve Vedic brahmanas to chant one-hundred thousand times the mantra of
the sun-god with the proper mind. Then on the full moon day (purnima) offer one
tenth the number of oblations in the sacrificial fire, through the brahmanas.
If you could do this as mentioned, you will become free from anxiety. So the
king performed accordingly and fed all the brahmanas, then the sun-god being
pleased by this poured heavy rain on the earth from all sides. After this king
Shantanu, engaged in performing Surya-vrata and become a greatly pious person.
Whoever he touched with his hand immediately turned to a young man. By the
mercy of the sun-god, Meghasarma lived for five-hundred years, being freed from
old age, and then went to sun-planet. After 100,000 years he will attain
Brahmaloka. While he was speaking thus, sun-god revealed his identity to Jiva
and went to Prayaga (Allahabad)
and being in a happy mood he said to the demigods: “In kali-yuga, when the
mlecchas will be ruling the kingdom, I will come to Vrindavana and preach for
the mission of the Devas."
Suta said: Then the sun-god descended in Vrindavana as a son of Deva-sharma,
named Sridhara. He studied Srimad Bhagavatam very deeply and a great commentary
on it which is known as Sridhar-bhasya, the commentary of Sridhara.
The prediction of Jayadeva Goswami
as given in the Bhavishya Purana
Brihaspati said: Long ago there was a brahmana named Heli, in the beautiful
city Pampapura. He was a worshipper of the sun-god and he knew the 64 arts. He
avoided the mood of accepting dakshina (donations) and he became an artist,
having established a workshop for clothes, paintings, pictures, metal statues
etc. He spent five thousand coins to establish it. Whatever profit he made he
used for worshipping the sun-god in the month of Magha (January-February) by
performing sacrifices. Thus the sun-god Vishvakarma (the architect of the gods)
became pleased with this sacrifice and descended on the top of a big pillar in
Pampasarovara, the lake named Pampa,
having a brilliant shining form. At the noon time, Heli offered food to the sun-god according to his desire. In this way he
satisfied the three worlds. After leaving his body he entered into the
sun-planet. Therefore O king of devas you may worship the sun-god, he will help
Suta said: Lord Indra hearing this from his guru, began to worship the sun-god
Visvakarma along with other demigods. Thus being pleased with their worship
Tvashta (Visvakarma) said: O gods, please listen to my words, I will appear in
a village named Bilvagram in Bengal, and I will be the poet known as Jayadeva, the
compiler of Nirukti. Saying this the sun-god went to Bengal and took birth in the house of a brahmana named Kanduke. When he was just five
years old, he was engaged in the service of his parents and continued for
twelve years. After sometime his parents left their body and Jayadeva did all
the final ceremonies (Shraddha) in Gaya.
Being satisfied they went to heaven. Then Jayadeva lived in a jungle as a
At the age of twenty three, a brahmana (someone) offered his beautiful daughter
to Lord Jagannatha. At the end of his worship the eternal Lord Aniruddha,
having the form of Darubrahma, directly spoke thus: “O Satyavrata,
please listen to Me, it is my order that you offer your daughter Padmavati to
Jayadeva because he is the body of Mine, or he is as good as Me.” Then he found
the detached brahmana (Jayadeva) and leaving his daughter in front of him, he
went to his home. Padmavati served her husband for so many years accepting him
as a beautiful and learned one. Jayadeva compiled a book known as Nirukta, the
Vedic vocabulary, one of the six Vedangas. There were five kinds of Niruktas,
but in Kali-yuga they were destroyed by the evil people and Prakrit-bhasha or
the illiterate language was established. For the sake of the demigods, Panini
the author of Ashtadhyayi grammar,
overtook them and established the pure Sanskrit languagae.
Once the evil minded Kali situated in the hearts of thieves, plundered all the
money of the brahmana Jayadeva which was given to him by the king. Following
this they cut both his hands and legs and went home leaving Padmavati aside.
Jaydeva was thrown into a ditch. Padmavati took him out cried and lamented
again and again seeing the situation of her husband.
One day, when the king Dharmapala was out hunting. He saw the sage Jayadeva
without hands and feet and asked: “Who put you in such a condition?”
Jayadeva answered: “No one put me in this condition, O king. It is due to my
previous activities that I am suffering now in this abominable condition."
Having heard this statement, the religious king put the brahmana on a palanquin
along with his wife and brought them to his palace. The king built a
dharma-shala, religious institution, after receiving instructions from
One day those same thieves, dressed as Vaishnavas came to the king and said:
“We are very much expert in the scriptures and therefore we have come to you. O
best of the kings, Lord Vishnu, while being in the stone (Shalagrama) eats food cooked by us everyday with love. If
you don’t believe us, you can see this right here.”
Saying thus the slaves of kali by their power showed the king a four handed
form of Lord Vishnu eating. Being struck with wonder, king Dharmapala said to
Jayadeva: “O my gurudeva, some vaishnavas, the devotees of Lord Vishnu have
come to my palace, and they have shown me the Lord before my very eyes,
therefore please come quickly."
The theives saw Jayadeva and became struck with wonder. They said to the king
in a joking mood: “O king, this brahmana was a cook in the palace of the king
of Gaudadesa (Bengal). Once he became very
much greedy for money and he mixed some poison in the food and offered it to a
king. When the king come to know about it he ordered him to be crucified. Then
we came to him (Jayadeva), and knowing him to be an offender, we instructed him
in the Vedic knowledge. Then the king refused to crucify him, but he cut off
his hands and legs. At that time the king became our disciple, having been
enlightened by us.”
While they were speaking thus, the earth broke in two and those thieves fell
within the earth, being sent to the lowest hell known as patala-loka. Jayadeva
began to cry to the thieves and while he was crying his hands and legs appeared
to be as they were. Then he explained to the bewildered king what had happened.
The king became very happy after hearing everything from him. Jayadeva wrote a
song called Gita-Govinda, the song sung for the pleasure of Lord Govinda. The
king read the song and attained liberation. “O brahmanas, thus I have narrated
the birth story of Jayadeva, now you listen about how the Supreme Lord appeared
as Sri Krishna Chaitanya ."