The Bhavishya Purana is the eleventh among the Puranas and it contains four parts. The first part contains a description of the genesis, greatness of the deities and worship of Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya. Second, third and fourth parts describe about the greatness of Shiva, Vishnu and Surya respectively. Like other Puranas, Bhavishya Purana also contains a description of the ancient kings and Chandra and Surya dynasties.
The four parts include 216, 62, 100, and 208 chapters. 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.
This first volume covers chapters 1 – 22, 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.
Transliterated text and translation,
translation / editing by Bhumipati / Purnaprajna