THE BENEFITS OF READING MARKANDEYA PURANA

The birds said- ‘O Jaimini! This was the way, sage Markandeya had narrated the divine tales to Kraustuki.   A   person   who   either   studies   this   Purana   or   listens   to   it   achieves   great accomplishment. All his desires are fulfilled and he enjoys a long life. He becomes free from all his sins.…

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KING DAMA KILLS VAYUSHMAN

Markandeya says- ‘When Dama came to know about his father’s death, he became extremely furious. Although he was very patient by nature but still the news of his father’s death made him restless. He thought- ‘Shame on me. Inspite of myself being alive, the wicked Vayushman had killed my father.…

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KILLING OF NARISHYANT

Markandeya says- ‘When the newly married couple Dama and Sumana returned to the capital, King Narishyant was extremely pleased. King Narishyant after knowing about the brave deeds of his son was very proud of him. As he had become old, he appointed Dama as his successor and he went in…

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SUMANA CHOOSES DAMA AS HER HUSBAND

Markandeya says- Dama was the son of Narishyant. His mother was Indrasena- the daughter of Babhru. He became the master in archery under the tutelage of Vrishparva. He also learnt the nuances of handling other kinds of weapons under the guidance of Dundubhi. He learnt the scriptures from sage Shakti…

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KING NARISHYANT

Markandeya says- ‘Among the eighteen sons of Marut, Narishyant was the eldest. Marut ruled over his kingdom for 70,015 years after which Narishyant succeeded him as the king. Marut went to the forest to do penance. After becoming the king, Narishyant decided to perform a grand Yagya, the like of…

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THE HERMITS SONS BECOME ALIVE

Markandeya  says-  ‘When  Aveekshit  reached  the  oblation  site,  he  found  that  the  whole atmosphere was ablaze by the tremendous heat generated by Marut’s weapon, Samvartak. He requested Marut to drop his weapon but Marut refused by saying- ‘O father! These serpents are the culprits. They have killed the hermits sons.…

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A HERMIT ADVISES MARUT ON BEHALF OF VEERA

Kraustuki asks Markandeya- ‘O lord! We want to know more about Marut.’ Markandeya says- ‘After becoming the king, Marut started ruling in a just manner. He performed many Yagyas under the supervision of numerous ‘Yagyikas’ and esteemed priests. Angira’s son- Samvart and Brihaspati’s brother were his chief priests under whose…

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KING MARUT MARUT ASCENDS THE THRONE

Markandeya says- ‘After the birth of Marut, Aveekshit accompanied by Vaishalini returned to his father’s palace. After making salutations to his father, he kept the new born baby in his lap and told him that he had kept his word. Karandham became very pleased after seeing his grandson.”In course of…

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AVEEKSHIT MARRIES VAISHALINI

  Markandeya says- ‘After Vaishalini had finished her lines, Aveekshit told her that he was forced to abandon her in the past after getting defeated but once again, he had regained her after defeating the demon. Both of them decided to get married in the forest itself.’ ‘Right then, a…

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AVEEKSHIT RESCUES VAISHALINI

Markandeya says- ‘Once, Aveekshit had gone for a hunt in the forest when suddenly, he heard a female voice shouting for help. He proceeded in the direction of the voice. After reaching there, he saw Danu’s (a demon) son Dhridhakesha, holding a lady by her hair. The woman was crying- ‘I…

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