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Mārkandeya Purana

The Markandeya Purana (Sanskrit: मार्कण्‍डेय पुराण) is one of the major eighteen Mahapuranas, a genre of Hindu religious texts. It is written in the style of a dialogue between the ancient sage Markandeya and Jaimini, a disciple of Vyasa. The Padma Purana categorizes Markandeya Purana as a Rajas Purana (Purana which represents dimness and passion).[1]

Contents

The three early printed editions of this text vary from one another. The Calcutta edition ends abpruptly in chapter 136, leaving the narrative of Dama halfway. The Bombay and Poona editions have complete narrative of Dama, which ends in chapter 137.[2] The text begins with the four questions put forth by Jaimini to Markandeya, after he approached the latter for the solution of some doubts raised in his mind after studying the Mahabharata. Markandeya refers him to the four wise birds living in the Vindhyas. Consequently, the four wise birds speak to Jaimini in chapters 4–44.[3] The chapters 53–100 contain the accounts of the 14 Manvantaras (the periods of the Manus) of which 13 chapters (ch.81–93) are together known as the Devi Mahatmya (Glorification of the Great Goddess), which is embedded in this Purana. The chapters 111–137 have dealt with the genealogies of the Puranic dynasties.

Translations

The significant translations of this text into English include the translations by C.C. Mukherjee (1893) and F.E. Pargiter. The Durga sapatsati is a part of Markandeya Purana. It shows the various character of Ma Ambika to help gods in their problems. The first character of Ma Kali is when the Madhu and Ketab are hoping to kill Lord Brahma. When after pray by Brahmaji to Ma Bhagwati she came out from the eyes of Bhagwan Krishna. And Bhagwan Krishna woke up and then killed the Madhu Ketab after fighting app.5000 years. The second chapter shows Mahisasur vadha. In this case Ma is presenting after the various god body part and the gods given various weapons to goddess to kill the Mahishasur.

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References

Further reading

  • Mani, Vettam. Puranic Encyclopedia. 1st English ed. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1975.

External links

  • Chapters 1-93 of Markandeya Purana in Sanskrit at Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages
  • English translation of Markandeya Purana by MN Dutt at Archive.org
  • Synopsis of Markandeya Purana
  • Entire E. Pargiter's translation of Markandeya Purana at freebsd.nfo.sk in pure text
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