PENANCE OF MARKANDEYA AND SIGHTING OF MAYA

Suta narrated the tale of Mrikandu’s son Markandeya. Taking shelter at Mahakal (Lord Shiva), Markandeya had turned away even Kal (death). And by penance had a sight of Lord Sri Narayana. He prayed God to show His Maya (illusion). Thus Markandeya saw the scene of Pralaya. All the creatures were…

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BRANCHES OF VEDAS AND DIVISIONS

Suta described about the Samhitas and divisions of Vedas to the sages like Shaunak etc. Veda Vyasa divided Vedas into four parts and created four Sanhitas viz, Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva and taught Rigsanhita to Pail, Nigad sanhita to Vaishampayan, Chhandog Sanhita to Jemini and tought Atharvangiras Sanhita to…

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DESCRIPTION OF DYNASTIES IN KALI YUGA

Shukdev describes about the dynasties that would occur in Kali Yuga. Ripunjay or Puranajay would be the last king of Brihdrath dynasty. This dynasty would be succeeded by the kings of Nand dynasty. Then a diplomatic Brahmin, named Chanakya, would exterminate this dynasty and enthrone Chandragupt Maurya. In Maurya dynasty,…

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