The Puranas are authoritative scriptures of the Hindu dharma. Vyasa, the narrator of the Mahabharata, is traditionally considered the compiler of the Puranas. The date of the production of the written texts does not define the date of origin of the Puranas. On one hand, they existed in some oral form before being written while at the same time, they have been incrementally modified well into the 16th century. Brahma Puranam. Vishnu Puranam.
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The text exists in many inconsistent versions, wherein the content as well as their subdivisions vary, and five major versions are known. The available versions of Bhavishya Purana are based on a printed text published during the British colonial era.
The first 16 chapters of the first part of the Bhavisya Purana is called Brahmaparvan. It shows similarities to, and likely borrowed verses from some version of the Manusmriti.
The second part of the text, called Madhyamaparvan , is a Tantra-related work. This last part describes festivals related to various Hindu gods and goddesses and their Tithis dates on lunar calendar , as well as mythology and a discussion of Dharma particularly vrata vow and dana charity. In records of land grants of the fifth century CE verses are quoted which occur only in the Padma , Bhavishya , and Brahma Puranas , and on this basis Pargiter in assigned these particular Puranas to the early centuries CE.
The Brahmaparvan contains chapters, the Madhyamaparvan has three sections with a cumulative total of 62 chapters, the Pratisargaparvan has four sections with 7, 35, 32 and 26 chapters sequentially, and the Uttaraparvan has chapters.
Some manuscripts of the text do not have these Parvans and have different number of chapters. Despite being labelled a purana or "tales of ancient times", the work relates only a few legends. It is one of several puranas in which a list of royal dynasties of the "past" are followed by lists of kings predicted to rule in the future. This part of the text has chapters. According to Arora, and other scholars,   the caste -related and women's rights related discussion in the Bhavishya Purana is egalitarian, similar to those found in Brahma Purana and Vajrasuchi Upanishad , all three of which challenge the views expressed in the Manusmriti.
The second part of the Bhavisya Purana has 62 chapters on Tantra. This is not mentioned in other Indian text, states Hazra, to have been a part of the Bhavishya Purana , and therefore he states that it may be "a late appendage" abounding in Tantric theories of the 2nd-millennium. The Pratisarga parvan has chapters,  which deal with topics such as the genealogy of the kings and sages, and prophecies.
This varga specially has drawn intense criticism and incurred the ire of most vedic scholars who questioned the veracity of much of this section as being ancient. Research has confirmed significant corruption of this section with historical narratives over the last few centuries. The Uttaraparvan is large with chapters. The Bhavishya Purana also includes Mahatmya travel guides to pilgrimage sites such as Uthiramerur. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Medieval era Sanskrit text, one of eighteen major Puranas.
Other scriptures. Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Ramayana Mahabharata. Shastras and sutras. Chronology of Hindu texts. Cambridge University Press. Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics.
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