This is the twelfth Purana. It contains four parts- Brahma khand, Prakriti khand, Ganesh khand and Shri Krishna Janma khand.
In Naimisharanya Tirth, addressing a gathering of great sages like Shaunak etc., Sutaji has described this Purana as a marvelous creation. This Purana describes the plays of Lord Krishna and Radha in considerable detail. Thus, it is a basic source of inspiration for all subsequent treatises that depict the life of Radha. It is the only Purana that exclusively describes the episodes from the life of Radha, the most beloved lady of Lord Shri Krishna.
Brahma khand: Creation of the universe. Origin of Narayana from the body of Shri Krishna. Origin of Radha in Rasamandal. Origin of Gopas, Gopis and cows from the bodies of Radha and Krishna. Creation of all other animate-inanimate world.
Prakriti khand:
Greatness of Durga, Radha, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Savitri in the creation of the world. Tales of Savitri-Satyavaan, Surabhi, Swaha and Swadha. Description of the clan of Surath. Tale of Ganga. Tales from Ramayana. Curse of Durvasa on Indra. Worship of Lakshmi.
Ganesh khand: Mainly discusses  the greatness of Lord Ganesh. Also contains tales of Jamadagni, Karteveerya, Parashurama etc.
Shri Krishna khand: Describes the life and plays of Lord Shri Krishna, under the heads of Braj leela, Mathura leela, reunion of Radha and Krishna. Migration of the residents of Gokul to Gokula.
In the treatise of this Purana, there are ten features of Maha Purana. These are: creation, preservation, Pralaya (destruction), fostering, karma, description of lust, description of each of the fourteen Manus and their dynasties. Description of salvation, recitation of the virtues of Shri Hari and description of the glory of the gods. But Puranas with five features and Upa Puranas have the following common features: creation, destruction, description of Chandra and Surya dynasties and their kings and description of the fourteen Manus.


This Purana is basically preaching to the sage Vashishth by Agni. In his turn, Vashishth narrated it to Vyasaji, who related it to Sutji. Ultimately, Sutji narrated Agni Purana to an assembly of the sages in Naimisharanya.

The initial chapters of the Purana describe various incarnations of Lord, including Rama and Krishna. Other chapters describe about religious rituals especially those related to the worship of Lord Shiva. Many chapters contain descriptions of the earth, stars and constellations as well as the duties of kings.


Eleventh among the Puranas, it contains five parts. The first part describes the genesis of the greatness of dates and worship of Lords Vishnu, Shiva and Surya. The second, third and fourth parts describe the greatness of Shiva, Vishnu and Surya respectively.
The fifth part contains a description of heaven. Like other Puranas, Bhavishya Purana also contains a description of the ancient kings and Chandra and Surya dynasties. Interestingly, Bhavishya Purana contains a description of a game that resembles modern chess to a great extent. In all, the subject matter of Bhavishya Purana seems to be an attempt to establish the supremacy of Brahma.