Essence Of
Bhavishya Purana


29    Emergence of Mughal Empire, Akbar the Great and celebrities of the Era
Suta Maha Muni continued to narrate to the Congregation of Munis at Naimisharanya as Sumantu conveyed prophesies for the distant future with suprising accuracy! As Hindu Dharma was once again got revitalised with various ‘Acharyas’ and their disciples like Shankaracharya, Ramanujacharya, Madhavacharya, and Chaitanya Maha Prabhu to withstand the forces of several alien influences in Bharata the seat of Vedas and Shastras, Devas got an upper hand and King Bali of Daityas called Roshana and instructed him to go to Dehali (Delhi) in Bharat as the son of Timiraling (Taimurlang) with the name of Sarush and commence the task of destroying Vedamarga and its followers gradually. Sarush became the King of Dehali with the help of the Evil Forces backed up by Daityas and ruled there for five years. Babar was son of Sarush and strengthened the hold of the peace-loving and religious Hindus for twenty years either at Samarkhand or at Bharat as the Moghul dynasty came to reality. Babar’s son ‘Homaayu’ (Humayun) who became the next King took a cruel stand against Hindus and created havoc among them. But another Mleccha King in the neighbourhood called ‘Shekshak’ (Shersha) defeated Humayun and ruled Dehali for five years. The fugitive Humayun and his brother Mukarram regrouped their army again and defeated Shersha and came back to power at Dehali once again. In this see-saw of power stuggle between one Mleccha Humayun and another Mlleccha King Shersha, there was damage of several Idols of Hindu Gods and a descendant disciple of Shankaracharya called a Brahmana Mukund could not bear the scene of the destruction of Idols and immolated in a Fire Pit and twenty of his stadents too followed suit! Humayun who resumed his rule in Dehali Kingdom heard a celestial Voice that soon Humayun would be blessed with a Great Son of Mughal Empire called Akbar, literally meaning ‘Ak’for ‘Akasmat or ‘per chance’ and ‘Var’ or ‘Vardaan’ for a boon; the Vioce said ‘Your son will be an exemplary, brave and fortunate Emperor who shaal not follow the Mleccha or Paishaachika route in his Enlightened Administration; the Vioce further said that Mukund Brahmana would be Akbar and his twenty disciples who immolated in Fire Pits out of frustration and agony since Mughul Kings destroyed Idols of Devas would reappear in the very Mughal dynasty! A completely transformed Humayunwas overjoyed the the Celestial Announcement and ordered charities all over the Kingdom. The beloved disciples of Mukund viz. Keshava, Madhava, Madhu, Devaapi, Somapa, Sura and Madana illuminated the Court as the Celebrities; Keshava as Gaansen or Tansen, Madhava as ‘Vaijavak’ or Baijbavara, Madhu as Haridasagayak, Devapi as Birbal who had the Mastery of Wit since he had the bounty of Devi Sarasvati, Somapa as Raja Mansingh, Sura as Bilva Mangala as Akbar’s close companion, and Madana as Chandal who was a Nartak (dancer) and Kreeda Visharada or Expert in Games.While these Icons stayed in the Court of Akbar, there were other famous personalities of Akbar’s time: Shridhar as Tulasi Sharma or Tulasidas the exponent of Puranas who in previous birth was a Vaishnava Poet; Sripati in earlier birth as a follower of Madhvacharya appeared as the blind Poet Suradas famed for his memorable works of ‘Krishna Leelas’; Shambhu in the erstwhile birth came into distinction as Hari Priya as an authority of Vishnu Bhakti; Varenya in his previous birth became Agrabhuk or Agradas as renowned ‘Sant’(Saint); Madhuvrati in the earlier birth now famous as Keelak a Gyani, Poet reputed for Prosody and the Writer of Ramaleelas; Vimal of previous birth now known as Divakar, a Writer and Singer of Devi Sita’s Life-Story; Devavaan became Keshava the Writer of ‘Ramajyotsna’; Soma in the previous birth came again as Vyasadas who authored a Grandha titled ‘Raha Kreeda’; Vardhan became Charanadas who not only scripted ‘Gyana maala Grandha’ and more so as a Technician of Rodasi Marg or the Skyward route; Vartak of earlier life as Ratnabhanu who was Jaimini Bhasha (Language) exponent and follower of Ropana religion; Ruchi of past life as disciple of Madhvacharya wrote ‘Gaanamayi Leelas’in praise of Gods; Mandhata now reappeared as Bhupati who translated Maha Bhagavata in Hindi Language; Maankaar in earlier birth became Meera the daughter of Raja as an outstanding singer of Bhajans in praise of Lord Krishna as a keen follower of Madhvacharya. Emporer Akbar established a new Religion Din Ilahi which underlined the essence of all Faiths including Hindu, Islam, Bouddha and Christianity. He reigned as a Supreme Controller of the Empire for fifty solid years known for values of virtue, justice, humanism and inclusiveness. His son Saloma (Saleem) or Jahangir followed the great example of Akbar and Khurdak (Kusro Shaajahaan) ruled for ten years [who built the immortal Taj Mahal]. There was a power struggle among four brothers and the middle son Navarang (Aourangajeb) succceded the throne; in his earlier birth he was a Daithya called Andhak. In his time, the Peace and Comfort among the masses disappeared and the autocrat King resorted to extensive damages to temples, Vigrahas (Idols), Salagranas, Shiva Lingas, and Ashrams. Under the oppressive rule of this Cruel and anti-Hindu tyrant, the Empire had to carry on under him for thrity nine long years.

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