Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 3-Pratisarg Parv
3-Pratisarg Parv (4)
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 3-Pratisarg (4), p 358-
Part of Pratisarg Parv of Bhavishya Puraan is very important with the viewpoint
of history. In this part history of all the four legs of Sat Yug, Tretaa Yug,
Dwaapar Yug and Kali Yug is given. Besides, the history of the previous births
of many Aachaarya, saints, Bhakt poets, is also given. They are said to be the
Avataar of 12 Aaditya, 11 Rudra, 8 Vasu, or 2 Ashwinee Kumaar. Special treatment
is given to Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu and that he got absorbed in Jagannaath Jee.
But there are some incoherencies also which create doubts in their originality.
(Chap 19) Soot Jee said - "After telling the grace of all Devtaa, Brihaspati himself produced his part from his mouth and was born in Braahman Yoni. He was born as the son of Brahmdatt of Ishtikaa Nagaree and his name was Ropan. He propagated for wearing garland knitted in cotton thread, to apply Teekaa mixed with water, doing Jaap of Vaasudev Mantra. He came to Krishn Chaitanya and started worshipping Krishn after taking his blanket by his permission. Now you listen to about Vishnu by listening to which all fear are gone.
When Chaitanya became five years old, Eeshwar Puree was shining in Bangaal province. He had attained special Siddhi (Power) through worship of Shaaradaa (Saraswatee Devee). This gave a place to pride in his mind. Once he came to Shaantipur and started doing Paath of a Divine passage written by himself. At the same time Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu came to be happened there. He said to praying Eeshwar Puree - "Mahaatman, Your work seems faulty." Hearing this Eeshwar Puree got surprised. Seeing her own Bhakt embarrassed, Shaaradaa said to him - "He is Yagyaansh Hari Krishn Chaitanya in person." Hearing this Eeshwar Puree became his disciple and a worshipper of Krishn.
There was a Shreedhar named Braahman who worshipped Shiv Jee. Once king of Pattan Nagar heard Shree Mad-Bhaagvat's 7-day story from him and gave lots of money to him. He came to his in-law's house with that money. There he lived for one month and then proceeded towards his own house [with his wife]. Seven thieves also followed them with bad intentions taking oath of Raam. On the way, in a forest, at its other end they killed Shreedhar and ran away with his wife and the wealth filled bullock cart. His wife looked at back repeatedly. Thieves said - "What ere you looking at that side, your husband is already dead." She said - "I am looking at that Raam whose oath you took." At this Raam appeared there, He killed those seven thieves and brought dead Shreedhar alive. Then He sent him to Vrindaa Van. From that day he became Vaishnav. When Yagyaansh Chaitanya became seven years old, he went to Shaanti Puree, got Brahm Gyaan from Chaitanya Dev and became his disciple. Later he wrote commentary on Mad-Bhaagvat."
Soot Jee further said - "There used to live a learned Braahman named Raam Sharmaa. Once he did Jaap of Panchaakshar (5-Akshar) Mantra of Shiv Jee waking the whole night on Shiv Raatri day in Avikteshwar. Shankar got pleased with his worship, and asked him to ask for a Var. He did Pranaam to him and said - "Prabho, You live in whose heart, let that Devtaa live in my heart." Hearing this Maheshwar laughed and said - "I always meditate on Raam, Lakshman and Balabhadra Jee, so you also have them and be happy." After that Raam Sharmaa became the worshipper of Raam. When Krishn Chaitanya became 12 years old, he came to him, became his disciple and started worshipping him. He wrote "Adhyaatm Raamaayan" at the order of Krishn Chaitanya.*
* Note - Although Raam Sharmaa has been told here as the writer of Adhyaatm Raamaayan, but often all learned people consider it a work by Vyaas Dev. Aanand Raamaayan also admires this work.
Hey Muni, Jeevaanand (Jeev Goswaamee) came to Shaanti Puree with Roopaanand (Roop Goswaamee) hearing about Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu. They both became his disciples. Jeevaanand wrote Shat-Sandarbh and Roopaanand wrote Krishn Khand of 10,000 Shlok. After some time Vishnu Swaamee also came there. After saluting 19-year old Krishn Chaitanya, he asked him - "Who is the respectable Devtaa for all Devtaa in the whole Universe?" Mahaaprabhu said -"Mahaadev is the most respectable Devtaa who is kind to his Bhakt. Vishnu, Rudra, Brahmaa etc all Devtaa worship him. Whoever Vishnu Bhakt do Shiv Poojaa, they attain Vaishnavee Bhakti by the grace of Shiv." After that he started worshipping Shiv doing Jaap of Krishn Mantra. He wrote Vaishnavee Sanhitaa. Krishn's Bhakt Madhwaachaarya also came there and became his disciple.
Chaitanya in Jagannaath Puree
Soot Jee said - "Shiv Bhakt Bhattojee Deekshit came to Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu and accepted his discipleship. He explained Ved's 3rd part Vyaakaran which was already written by Paanini, and wrote "Siddhaant Kaumudee". Soorya Bhakt Varaahmiri named learned man came to Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu when he was 22 years old and became his disciple. He wrote several books on astrology.* Shiv Bhakt Vaanee Bhooshan became his disciple when he was 23 years old. Vaanee Bhooshan wrote Chhand Shaastra.
* Note - Varaahmihir was one of the nine gems of Vikramaaditya's court. He has written several astrological books which have been commented by Utpal Bhatt etc Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu's time period is supposed to be 14th century.
Then came a Brahm Bhakt Dhanvantari named Braahman who accepted his discipleship and wrote Vedaang. There were his other disciples also apart from Sushrut. Buddha follower Jayadev also came to 25 year old Chaitanya. Chaitanya said to him - "Your prime Devtaa is Jagannaath Jee of Orissa (Udeesaa), I should also go there with my disciples." So all of them went to Jagannaath Puree. All Siddhi and Nidhi came to serve them. Along with Shaiv and Shaakt, 10,000 Vaishnav went to Puree.
Seeing him coming Bhagavaan Jagannath Jee came there in disguise of a Braahman. Krishn Chaitanya asked - "In this Kali Yug which path do you consider the most appropriate, I wish to hear it with its elements." Jagannaath Jee said - "Mlechchh of Mishra Desh, ruled by Kaashyap, have attained Braahmanship. They have kept Shikhaa, studied Ved and worshipped Indra. Being sad with this, Indra came to me in Shwet Dweep and prayed me. I granted him a boon that I would be born in Kali Yug and I asked Indra also 12 Aaditya to be born here. I am born as Daarupaashaan on the banks of Sindhu River. I will stay in the temple built by Indradyumn named king. Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu will tell the importance of this place. This place fulfills all wishes. There is no need to do any Vrat etc in that place. I am the destroyer of all sins in Kali Yug."
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/27/13