MG Singh- early retired Airforce senior officer who is now a corporate advisor. He is also a global traveler and writer
Hinduism is a religion that is not only the oldest religion in the world but also imparts rare wisdom about life and death. Hinduism has four sacred books with the Vedas heading the list. The other books are the Upanishads, Puranas, and Brahmanas. One of the sacred books is the Puranas, which are deemed as old as the Vedas. The Puranas are a set of 18 volumes but the one volume which I am going to discuss here is the Bhavishiya Puran. Bhavishiya means “the future “and as the name suggests this book lays out certain forecasts of the future. It delineates certain important historical events that were supposed to occur later down the years.
The Bahavishiya Puran is an ancient religious book. It reveals rare wisdom about the future. The end result is simply exciting, and one is wonderstruck how such forecasts could have been made hundreds of years before the actual events.
The books are all written in Sanskrit and as Sanskrit, which like Latin has become a dead language. The majority of the ~Hindus who don’t know Sanskrit had no knowledge of the wisdom contained in the Puranas. True, a few people from the hereditary priest class, namely the Brahmins knew of these scriptures, but they made no effort to spread the wisdom contained therein. Credit for this must go to an Englishman named Sir William Jones, who was an employee of the East India Company and studied and mastered the Sanskrit language. He translated these scholarly books and opened their wisdom to the world.
The Puranas are the most exciting of the ancient scriptures. They are exciting as one of the volumes contains forecasts of future events. The future always interest man and people are in awe as to how the Puranas could have made such predictions. They are supposed to have been compiled by the sage Maharishi Vyas. It is a tribute to this man that in an age when modern methods of writing were non-existence, this man was able to compile dozens of books. The Purana’s relate tales of the Aryan race and stories of Hindu deities and gods. The Puranas have a high place in Hindu religion and are much respected. Their sanctity is inviolable.
Coming to the Bahavishiya Puran, the book stimulates the intellect with rare forecasts that cannot be explained. Vyas was also an astrologer and it is possible he divined the future with his superpower along with knowledge of astrology.
The Evidence of Dr. Pran Nath
The knowledge contained in the Bhavishiya Puran remained in a cloistered world for close to 3000 years. Now one wonders how this wisdom remained hidden for so long. It was only in 1935 that a scholar Dr. Pran Nath who had studied the translations of Sir William Jones came out with some explosive information.
Dr. Pran Nath wrote an article in the Times of India. In this article he brought out a strange fact. He showed that the Rig Veda catalogs events of the Babylonian and Egyptian kings and also chronicles their wars. He went on to state that one-fifth of the ~Rig Veda is derived from Babylonian Scriptures. This fact has not been denied or contested by any scholar.
The Puranas make a startling reference to Muhammed the founder of Islam. This reference is age-old and is a wonder by itself as the Puranas predate the arrival of Muhammad by over 1500 years. In this book, there is a clear reference to the arrival of Mohammad.
The Prophesies of the Puranas
The reference to Muhammad was published but very few noted it. After some time the knowledge spread and orthodox Hindus were up in arms. They rejected the reference to Muhammad and insisted that the books were fake. This does not hold water as it is not possible to fake 18 volumes and after some time the controversy died down.
Mohammed forms part of the prophecy of most of the ancient Hindu religious books and teh Rig Veda also refers to him. In addition to many of his qualities, his life events, are clearly spelled out. Mohammed is referred to as Mahamad, Mamah, and Ahmad.
Muhammad and the prophecies
These prophecies form the cornerstone of the Bhavishiya Puran. The translation of the Bhavishiya Puran is available and one can read the prophecies in Prati Sarg Parv III: 3, 3, Verse 5.
The Bhavishya Puran forecasts that a Malechha (spiritual leader) will appear and his name will be Mahamad. He will speak a foreign language and will be a dweller of Arabia. His followers will be circumcised, and they will partake of all meats except swine. It further adds that this man will be purified by war and will conquer the world.
The prophesy further states in verses 5-27 of the Prati Sarg Parv III: 3, 3 that the man will have an angelic face and will fight the irreligious nations and will be known as Musalmans (Muslims). The book goes on to state that he will fight evil and will be purified by war and the Ganges. This reference to the Ganges is perhaps just allegorical and not to be taken literally.
The mention of Muhammad is undeniable in the Hindu scriptures, but there is a deeper question. Is the Bahavishiya Puran referring to Mohammed as the 10th Avatar of Vishnu-KALKI? It does not allude to it but it could be interpreted that way. Whatever it may be the topic calls for more research and study.
MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on July 15, 2020:
Thank you Iqbal, for your comment
Iqbal Butt on July 15, 2020:
So does it mean our Hindu brothers will convert to Islam?
MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on June 14, 2019:
Dear Pamela, thanks so much for commenting. It's my good fortune that you spare time to read and comment.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 13, 2019:
This article is so well written and full of new informaion to me. I am amazed at prophesy written 1500 years before it happens. There seem to be mant mysteries in this world. I really enjoyed this article.
MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on June 10, 2019:
Thank you Avinash for commenting
Avinash Surma on June 10, 2019:
Very thought provoking and interesting. Such topics always interest and fascinate.
MG Singh emge (author) from Singapore on June 10, 2019:
Thank you, Ramesh, for appreciating and commenting
Ramesh Chandra on June 10, 2019:
A very exciting article and full marks for it. It shows the unity of all religions