Puraan | 9-Bhavishya Puraan | 4-Uttar Parv
9-Bhavishya Puraan, 4-Uttar Parv-115-117, p 505-508
Thus keep fast for one year and then do Udyaapan. Take a copper pot, fill it with jaggery, establish a golden lotus flower on it, establish a golden idol of 2-armed Soorya Bhagavaan and a golden cow with her calf. Worship them and give all things to Braahman. Who do this Vrat like this, they become healthy, prosperous and have many sons and grandsons and in the end attain Soorya Lok."
Sankraanti Vrat Udyaapan
Thus one should it in all the months. If one cannot do it in all the months, then he should do it 12 times on the day of the end of the year. At the end of the year, feed Braahman Kheer with Ghee, and donate 12 cows along with golden lotus flowers and pitchers. In the same way, one should donate the golden idols of gold, silver or copper. Who cannot do this, they can make the idol of Shesh Naag with Prithvi of flour along with golden lotus flower and donate it. He lives in Swarg Lok up to the end of the Kalp, then comes back in the beginning of the next Kalp as the Lord of the seven Dweep. He is beautiful, has good wife and many sons and friends worship him."
In the meantime Brahmaa Jee also came to Soorya complaining about his daughter. Soorya said - "You are whole sole master of the world, why are you asking me? Do whatever you feel appropriate." Then Brahmaa Jee called Bhadraa and said to her - "Hey Bhadrey, You live in the end period of Vava, Baalav, Kaulav etc Karan; and whoever does any traveling, entering, auspicious Karm, farming, trade, etc in your time, you create obstacles to them. Don't create obstacle up to three days, then in the half part of the fourth day, Devtaa and Asur will pray you. Who does not respect you, you may spoil their work." After saying this Brahmaa Jee went away and Bhadraa wandered around troubling everybody. She is of evil nature that is why she should be abandoned in all auspicious Karm.
She lives five Ghadee (2 hrs) in mouth, two Gahdee (48 mins) in throat, 11 Ghadee (264 mins = 4 hrs 40 mins) in heart, four Ghadee (96 mins = 1 hr 36 mins) in navel, five Ghadee (2 hrs) in waist, and three Ghadee (1 hr 12 mins) in tail. When she is in mouth, then the action is destroyed; when she is in throat, then the wealth is destroyed; when she is in heart, then destroys Praan (a man dies); when she is in navel, a quarrel takes place; and when she is in waist then destroys speech (Arth Bhransh); but when she is in tail, then all actions are completed surely.
She has 12 names - (1) Dhanyaa, (2) Dadhimukhee (3) Bhadraa, (4) Mahaamaaree, (5) Kharaananaa, (6) Kaalraatri, (7) Mahaarudraa, (8) Vishti, (9) Kulputrikaa, (10) Bhairavee, (11) Mahaakaalee, and (12) Asurkshayakaree. Who remembers these names in the morning, he is spared from all kinds of problems, a patient becomes free from diseases and all Graha (planets) become favorable. Who worships her daily his all desires are fulfilled. Now you listen to the method of her Vrat.
On whichever day Bhadraa is present, one should keep fast. If she is present at night, then keep Ek-Bhukt fast for two days. If she is present after one Prahar, then keep fast for three Prahar or keep Ek-Bhukt fast. On the day of the fast, one should apply fragrant Aamalaa and take bath. Make an idol of Bhadraa of Kushaa and worship her with Dhoop, Lamp, incense, flowers and Naivedya. Do Havan 108 times with Bhadraa's 12 names and feed sesame seed and Kheer Braahman. Later he should take food mixed with sesame seeds, and pray her in end of the worship. ( Mantra is given on p 508 ). Thus do 17 Bhadraa Vrat and do Udyaapan in the end. Establish Bhadraa's idol on an iron stool (Peeth), worship her and pray her. Then donate that idol to Braahman with iron, sesame seeds, oil, black cow with calf, black blanket and Dakshinaa. Then one should do Visarjan.
Whoever does this Bhadraa Vrat, his all jobs are done without any obstacles. He is not afflicted by Pret and Graha (planets) etc also, and he attains Soorya Lok in the end.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 05/30/13