Markandeya

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.1.2.308 Then the battle with the Nivata-kavachas, Ajagara, and Markandeya-Samasya meeting with Markandeya.
Mbh.1.2.392 Here is described the reappearance of Vasudeva to see the mighty sons of Pandu; the arrival of Markandeya, and various recitals, the history of Prithu the son of Vena recited by the great Rishi; the stories of Saraswati and the Rishi Tarkhya.
Mbh.1.2.393 After these, is the story of Matsya; other old stories recited by Markandeya; the stories of Indradyumna and Dhundhumara; then the history of the chaste wife; the history of Angira, the meeting and conversation of Draupadi and Satyabhama; the return of the Pandavas to the forest of Dwaita; then the procession to see the calves and the captivity of Duryodhana; and when the wretch was being carried off, his rescue by Arjuna; here is Yudhishthira's dream of the deer; then the re-entry of the Pandavas into the Kamyaka forest, here also is the long story of Vrihidraunika.
Mbh.2.4.118 Alamva and Parijataka; the exalted Parvata, and the great Muni Markandeya; Pavitrapani, Savarna, Bhaluki, and Galava.
Mbh.2.11.436 And Agastya of great energy, and Markandeya, of great ascetic power, and Jamadagni and Bharadwaja, and Samvarta, and Chyavana, and exalted Durvasa, and the virtuous Rishyasringa, the illustrious Sanatkumara of great ascetic merit and the preceptor in all matters affecting Yoga; Asita and Devala, and Jaigishavya acquainted with truth; Rishava, Ajitasatru, and Mani of great energy; and the Science of healing with its eight branches, all in their personified forms, O Bharata; the moon with all the stars and the stellar conjunctions; Aditya with all his rays; the winds; the Sacrifices, the Declarations of purpose in sacrifices, the Vital principles, these illustrious and vow-observing beings in their personified forms, and many others too numerous to mention, attend all upon Brahma in that mansion.
Mbh.3.25.1184 And there came, as a guest, unto the abode of the accomplished Pandavas living in the wood after loss of their kingdom, the old Rishi Markandeya, possessed of intense and abundant energy.
Mbh.3.25.1189 Markandeya replied, O child, I too am sorry and do not smile in glee!
Mbh.3.31.1490 Thou hast seen with thy own eyes the great ascetic Markandeya of immeasurable soul come to us!
Mbh.3.84.4486 Arriving next, O king, at the rare tirtha called Markandeya celebrated over the world and situated at the confluence of the Ganges, a person obtaineth the merit of Agnishtoma sacrifice, and delivereth his race.
Mbh.3.85.4733 Those foremost of Rishis, Valmiki, and Kasyapa, and Atreya, and Kundajathara, and Viswamitra, and Gautama, and Asita, and Devala, and Markandeya, and Galava, and Bharadwaja, and Vasishtha, and the Muni Uddalaka, and Saunaka with his son, and Vyasa, that best of ascetics, and Durvasas, that foremost of Munis, and Javali of great austerities, all these illustrious Rishis endued with wealth of asceticism, are staying in expectation of thee.
Mbh.3.88.4811 There the illustrious Markandeya, of high ascetic merit sang the praises in verse of king Nriga's line!
Mbh.3.182.9005 And Markandeya, who lived very many years devoted to great austerities, given to study and penance, will erelong come and meet you'
Mbh.3.182.9051 Vaisampayana said, O descendant of Bharata, while Krishna, the descendant of the Vrishnis and the virtuous king, were thus talking, there appeared then the saint Markandeya, grown grey in the practise of penances.
Mbh.3.182.9056 And when that wisest saint, thus honoured, took his seat in a friendly way, Krishna addressed him, in accordance with the views of the Brahmanas and of Pandu's sons, thus, The sons of Pandu, and the Brahmanas assembled here, and the daughter of Drupada, and Satyabhama, likewise myself, are all anxious to hear your most excellent words, O Markandeya!
Mbh.3.182.9060 Then the godlike saint, Narada, learning that they were about to hear the speech of Markandeya, expressed his assent to the arrangement.
Mbh.3.182.9062 Thus addressed, Markandeya, devoted to great austerities, replied, Wait a moment.
Mbh.3.182.9079 Markandeya said, O best of those that can speak, this question befits thee, and is just what it should be?
Mbh.3.183.9125 SECTION CLXXXIII Vaisampayana continued, The sons of Pandu said to the high-souled Markandeya, We long to hear of the greatness of the Brahmanas Do thou tell us of it'
Mbh.3.183.9126 Thus asked, the revered Markandeya, of austere virtue and high spiritual energy, and proficient in all departments of knowledge, replied, A strong-limbed, handsome young prince of the race of the Haihayas, a conqueror of hostile cities, once went out hunting.
Mbh.3.184.9156 SECTION CLXXXIV Markandeya continued, Do ye again hear from me the glory of the Brahmanas!
Mbh.3.184.9167 Markandeya continued, So saying, he, of great ascetic merit, hastened to Vainya's sacrifice and reaching the sacrificial altar and making his obeisance to the king and praising him with well-meaning speeches, he spoke these words, Blessed art thou, O king!
Mbh.3.184.9180 Markandeya continued, While those two men were thus disputing in the presence of the Munis, who were engaged in Vainya's sacrifice the latter enquired, What is the matter with them, that maketh them talk so vociferously'
Mbh.3.184.9184 Markandeya continued, On hearing this, the great-mind Munis went instantly to Sanatkumara who was well versed in religion to clear their doubt.
Mbh.3.184.9194 Markandeya continued, Then that illustrious prince, highly pleased with the victorious party, joyfully said to Atri, who had praised him erewhile.
Mbh.3.185.9200 SECTION CLXXXV Markandeya continued, O thou conqueror of hostile cities, in this connection Saraswati too, when interrogated by that intelligent Muni Tarkshya, had said this.
Mbh.3.185.9206 Markandeya continued, Thus questioned by that cheerful Muni and seeing him eager to learn and endued with high intelligence, Saraswati addressed these pious and beneficial words to the Brahmana, Tarkshya'
Mbh.3.186.9223 SECTION CLXXXVI Then Yudhishthira, the son of Pandu, said to the Brahmana, Markandeya, Do thou now narrate the history of Vaivaswata Manu?
Mbh.3.186.9224 Markandeya replied, O king, O foremost of men, there was a powerful and great Rishi of the name of Manu.
Mbh.3.187.9281 SECTION CLXXXVII Then the virtuous king Yudhishthira in all humility again enquired of the illustrious Markandeya, saying, O great Muni, thou hast seen many thousands of ages pass away.
Mbh.3.187.9295 Markandeya replied, Indeed, I shall explain all, after having bowed down to that Self-existent, Primordial Being, who is eternal and undeteriorating and inconceivable, and who is at once vested with and divested of attributes.
Mbh.3.187.9395 O Markandeya of Bhrigu's race, rest thou here as long as thou wishest.
Mbh.3.187.9424 And that boy of blazing effulgence and bearing the mark of Sreevatsa and attired in yellow robes, gratified with me, smilingly addressed me, saying, O Markandeya, O best of Munis, having dwelt for some time within my body, thou hast been fatigued!
Mbh.3.188.9441 SECTION CLXXXVIII Markandeya continued, The Deity then said, O Brahmana, the gods even do not know me truly!
Mbh.3.188.9497 Markandeya continued, Having said so unto me that wonderful Deity vanished, O son, from my sight!
Mbh.3.189.9509 SECTION CLXXXIX Vaisampayana said Yudhishthira, the son of Kunti, once more asked the great Muni Markandeya about the future course of the government of the Earth.
Mbh.3.189.9518 And Markandeya said, Listen, O monarch, to all that hath been seen and heard by me, and to all, O king of kings, that hath been known to me by intuition from the grace of the God of gods!
Mbh.3.190.9644 SECTION CLXL Markandeya continued, Having exterminated the thieves and robbers, Kalki will, at a great Horse-sacrifice, duly give away this earth to the Brahmanas, and having established anew the blessed rectitude ordained by the Self-create, Kalki, of sacred deeds and illustrious reputation, will enter a delightful forest, and the people of this earth will imitate his conduct, and when the Brahmanas will have exterminated the thieves and robbers, there will be prosperity everywhere on earth.
Mbh.3.190.9665 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these words of Markandeya, the royal head of the Kurus, endued with intelligence and possessed of great lustre, spoke these words of great wisdom, O muni, if I am to protect my subjects, to what course of conduct should I adhere?
Mbh.3.190.9667 Markandeya, hearing this, answered, Be merciful to all creatures, and devoted to their good.
Mbh.3.190.9686 Vaisampayana continued, Having listened to the words of the intelligent Markandeya, the sons of Pandu, O king, along with the wielder of the bow called Saranga, and all those bulls among Brahmanas, and all others that were there, became filled with joy.
Mbh.3.190.9687 And having heard those blessed words appertaining to olden time, from Markandeya gifted with wisdom, their hearts were filled with wonder
Mbh.3.191.9688 SECTION CLXLI Janamejaya said, It behoveth thee to narrate to me in full the greatness of the Brahmanas even as the mighty ascetic Markandeya had expounded it to the sons of Pandu
Mbh.3.191.9689 Vaisampayana said, The eldest son of Pandu had asked Markandeya saying, It behoveth thee to expound to me the greatness of Brahmanas'
Mbh.3.191.9690 Markandeya answered him saying, Hear, O king, about the behaviour of Brahmanas in days of old'
Mbh.3.191.9691 And Markandeya continued, There was a king, by name Parikshit in Ayodhya and belonging to the race of Ikshvaku.
Mbh.3.191.9787 Markandeya continued, After Vamadeva had said this, there arose, O king, four Rakshasas of terrible mien, and as they, with lances in their hands, approached the king for slaying him, the latter cried aloud, saying, If, O Brahmana, all the descendants of Ikshvaku's race, if my brother Dala, if all these Vaisyas acknowledge my sway, then I will not yield up the Vami steeds to Vamadeva, for these men can never be virtuous'
Mbh.3.191.9794 Markandeya continued, At these words of Vamadeva, O king, that arrow of fierce energy, shot by the monarch, slew the prince in the inner apartments, and hearing this, Dala said there and then, Ye people of Ikshvaku's race, I will do ye good.
Mbh.3.191.9810 Markandeya continued, Hearing these words of the queen, that Muni, O thou foremost of the Kuru race, said, So be it'
Mbh.3.192.9812 SECTION CLXLII Vaisampayana said, The Rishis, the Brahmanas, and Yudhishthira then asked Markandeya, saying, How did the Rishi Vaka become so long lived'
Mbh.3.192.9813 Thus asked by them, Markandeya answered, The royal sage Vaka is a great ascetic and endowed with long life.
Mbh.3.192.9815 Hearing this, O Bharata, the son of Kunti, king Yudhishthira the just, along with his brothers, then asked Markandeya saying, It hath been heard by us that both Vaka and Dalvya are of great souls and endowed with immortality and that those Rishis, held in universal reverence, are the friends of the chief of the gods.
Mbh.3.192.9818 Markandeya said, When that horrible conflict between the gods and the Asuras was over, Indra became the ruler of the three worlds.
Mbh.3.192.9829 Markandeya continued, Hearing this, Vaka answered, saying, Life with persons that are disagreeable, separation from those that are agreeable and beloved, companionship with the wicked, these are the evils which they that are immortal have to bear.
Mbh.3.193.9855 SECTION CLXLIII Vaisampayana said, Then the sons of Pandu again addressed Markandeya saying, Thou hast told us of greatness of Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.193.9857 Thus addressed by them, the great Rishi Markandeya spoke, Listen now to the greatness of the royal Kshatriyas.
Mbh.3.194.9877 SECTION CLXLIV Markandeya continued, Listen now to another story.
Mbh.3.195.9890 And Markandeya said, There were two kings of the name of Vrishadarbha and Seduka and both of them were conversant with morals and with weapons of attack and defence.
Mbh.3.196.9905 SECTION CLXLVI Markandeya said, One day it was resolved by the gods that they should descend on the earth and try the goodness and virtue of king Sivi, the son of Usinara.
Mbh.3.197.9961 SECTION CLXLVII Vaisampayana said, And the son of Pandu once more addressed Markandeya, saying, Tell us again of the great good fortune of kings'
Mbh.3.197.9962 And Markandeya said, There came unto the horse-sacrifice of king Ashtaka of Viswamitra's race, many kings.
Mbh.3.198.10044 SECTION CLXLVIII Vaisampayana said, The sons of Pandu and those Rishis then asked Markandeya, Is there anybody that is blessed with longer life than thou'
Mbh.3.198.10045 And Markandeya answered them, saying, There is without doubt, a royal sage of the name of Indradyumna and his virtue having diminished, he fell from heaven, crying, My achievements are lost'
Mbh.3.198.10093 Vaisampayana continued, It was thus that Markandeya narrated all this unto the son of Pandu.
Mbh.3.198.10094 And after Markandeya finished, the sons of Pandu said, Blessed be thou!
Mbh.3.198.10096 And Markandeya answered them, saying, Devaki's son, Krishna, also had thus raised the royal sage Nriga who had sunk in hell and caused him to regain Heaven
Mbh.3.199.10097 SECTION CLXLIX Vaisampayana said, King Yudhishthira, hearing from the illustrious Markandeya the story of the royal sage Indradyumna's regaining of Heaven, again asked the Muni, saying, O great Muni, tell me in what condition should a man practise charity in order to gain admission into the regions of Indra?
Mbh.3.199.10100 Markandeya said, Life that is futile is of four kinds.
Mbh.3.199.10112 Markandeya said, By Japa and Mantras and Homa and the study of the Vedas, the Brahmanas construct a Vedic boat wherewith they save both others and themselves.
Mbh.3.199.10157 Vaisampayana continued, Hearing all this, Yudhishthira, along with his younger brothers, impelled by curiosity, again addressed the high-souled Markandeya, saying, O great Muni, what is the distance of Yama's region from that of men?
Mbh.3.199.10162 Markandeya said, O king, O them foremost of virtuous men, this question of thine appertains to a great mystery.
Mbh.3.199.10196 Markandeya said, O king, I will now speak on another sacred subject appertaining to eternal interests and capable of washing off all sins.
Mbh.3.199.10221 Markandeya answered, There are three kinds of purity, viz, purity in speech, purity in deed, and purity achieved by use of water.
Mbh.3.199.10276 Markandeya said, O great king, O Yudhishthira, the rules about charity which thou wishest to hear from me are always highly regarded by me.
Mbh.3.200.10298 SECTION CC Vaisampayana said, Having, O great king, heard from the illustrious Markandeya the history of the attainment of heaven by the royal sage Indradyumna, Yudhishthira, that bull of the Bharata race, once more asked that sinless Muni endued with great ascetic merit and long life, saying, Thou knowest, O virtuous one, the entire host of the gods, the Danavas, and the Rakshasas.
Mbh.3.200.10304 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed by Yudhishthira, the great Muni Markandeya, O Bharata, then began the history of Dhundhumara
Mbh.3.200.10305 Markandeya said, O royal Yudhishthira, listen to me, I will tell thee all!
Mbh.3.201.10344 SECTION CCI Markandeya said, O king, after the death of Ikshvaku, a highly virtuous king of the name of Sasada, ascending the throne of Ayodhya ruled this earth.
Mbh.3.201.10351 Markandeya continued, O king, when the royal sage Vrihadaswa was about to retire into the woods, that best of Brahmanas, Utanka heard of it.
Mbh.3.202.10384 SECTION CCII Markandeya said, Thus addressed by Utanka, that unvanquished royal sage, with joined hands, O thou foremost of the Kuru race, replied unto Utanka, saying, This visit of thine, O Brahmana, will not be in vain.
Mbh.3.202.10395 Markandeya said, O monarch, know everything as it happened, O ruler of men, as I narrate the particulars truly, O thou of great wisdom!
Mbh.3.202.10426 Markandeya continued, Then Govinda began to reflect but uncovered space found he none and when he could not discover any spot that was uncovered on earth or in the sky, that foremost Deity then beheld his thighs to be absolutely uncovered.
Mbh.3.203.10428 SECTION CCIII Markandeya said, The illustrious Dhundhu, O king, was the son of Madhu and Kaitabha, and possessed of great energy and prowess, he underwent ascetic penances of great austerity and he stood erect on one leg and reduced his body to a mass of only veins and arteries, and Brahma, gratified with him, gave him a boon.
Mbh.3.204.10464 SECTION CCIV Vaisampayana said, O thou foremost of the Bharata race, king Yudhisthira then asked the illustrious Markandeya a difficult question about morality, saying, I desire to hear, O holy one, about the high and excellent virtue of women.
Mbh.3.204.10482 Markandeya said, O thou foremost of the Bharata race, I will discourse to thee on all this truly, however difficult of answer thy question may be.
Mbh.3.205.10494 SECTION CCV Markandeya said, There was, O Bharata, a virtuous ascetic of the name of Kausika and endued with wealth of asceticism and devoted to the study of the Vedas, he was a very superior Brahmana and that best of Brahmanas studied all the Vedas with the Angas and the Upanishadas and one day he was reciting the Vedas at the foot of a tree and at that time there sat on the top of that tree a female crane and that she-crane happened at that time to befoul the Brahmana's body and beholding that crane the Brahmana became very angry and thought of doing her an injury and as the Brahmana cast his angry glances upon the crane and thought also of doing her an injury, she fell down on the ground and beholding the crane thus fallen from the tree and insensible in death, the Brahmana was much moved by pity and the regenerate one began to lament for the dead crane saying, Alas, I have done a bad deed, urged by anger and malice'
Mbh.3.205.10495 Markandeya continued, Having repeated these words many times, that learned Brahmana entered a village for procuring alms.
Mbh.3.205.10508 Markandeya continued, O lord of men beholding that Brahmana filled with wrath and blazing with his energy, that chaste woman began to conciliate him and said, O learned one, it behoveth thee to forgive me.
Mbh.3.205.10561 Markandeya continued, Dismissed by her, Kausika, that best of regenerate ones, left her house, and, reproaching himself, returned to his own abode
Mbh.3.206.10562 SECTION CCVI Markandeya said, Continually reflecting upon that wonderful discourse of the woman, Kausika began to reproach himself and looked very much like a guilty person and meditating on the subtle ways of morality and virtue, he said to himself, I should accept with reverence what the lady hath said and should, therefore, repair to Mithila.
Mbh.3.206.10588 Markandeya continued, So be it' said the Brahmana unto him, gladly.
Mbh.3.206.10660 Markandeya continued, At these words, O best of men, of the fowler, that Brahmana endued with great wisdom, then asked the fowler, saying, How shall I know what is virtuous conduct?
Mbh.3.207.10707 SECTION CCVII Markandeya continued, The pious fowler, O Yudhishthira, then said to that Brahmana, Undoubtedly my deeds are very cruel, but, O Brahmana, Destiny is all-powerful and it is difficult to evade the consequence of our past actions.
Mbh.3.208.10752 SECTION CCVIII Markandeya continued, O Yudhishthira, the virtuous fowler, eminent in pity, then skilfully addressed himself again to that foremost of Brahmanas, saying, It is the dictum of the aged that the ways of righteousness are subtle, diverse and infinite.
Mbh.3.209.10816 SECTION CCIX Markandeya continued, Hear, O king Yudhishthira what the virtuous fowler, thus interrogated by that Brahmana, said to him in reply.
Mbh.3.210.10842 SECTION CCX Markandeya continued, O Bharata, the Brahmana, thus interrogated by the virtuous fowler, resumed again this discourse so pleasing to the mind.
Mbh.3.211.10872 SECTION CCXI Markandeya continued, O Bharata, the fowler having expounded these abstruse points, the Brahmana with great attention again enquired of him about these subtle topics.
Mbh.3.212.10887 Markandeya said, This question, O Yudhishthira, having been put to the Brahmana by the fowler, the latter, in reply, said to that high-minded Brahmana.
Mbh.3.213.10930 SECTION CCXIII Markandeya said, When, O Yudhishthira, all this mystery of salvation was explained to that Brahmana, he was highly pleased and he said addressing the fowler, All this that thou hast explained, is rational, and it seems to me that there is nothing in connection with the mysteries of religion which thou dost not know'
Mbh.3.213.10934 Markandeya continued, Thus addressed the Brahmana went in, and beheld a fine beautiful mansion.
Mbh.3.213.10946 Markandeya continued, The Brahmana replied, Yes, I have'
Mbh.3.214.10960 SECTION CCXIV Markandeya continued, The virtuous fowler, having introduced his both parents to that Brahmana as his highest gurus, again spoke to him as follows, Mark thou the power of this virtue of mine, by which my inner spiritual vision is extended.
Mbh.3.215.11046 Markandeya continued, The fowler said to him, Be it so.
Mbh.3.216.11051 SECTION CCXVI Vaisampayana continued, The virtuous king Yudhishthira, having listened to this excellent religious discourse, again addressed himself to the rishi Markandeya saying, Why did the fire-god hide himself in water in olden times, and why is it that Angiras of great splendour officiating as fire-god, used to convey oblations during his dissolution.
Mbh.3.216.11056 Markandeya replied, In this connection this old story is cited by the learned, as to how the carrier of oblations the fire-god in a fit of rage, sought the waters of the sea in order to perform a penance, and how the adorable Angiras transforming himself into the fire-god destroyed darkness and distressed the world with his scorching rays.
Mbh.3.216.11069 Markandeya continued, Hearing these words of Angiras, the fire-god did as desired, and, O king, Angiras had a son named Vrihaspati.
Mbh.3.217.11073 SECTION CCXVII Markandeya continued, O ornament of Kuru's race, he Angiras who was the third son of Brahma had a wife of the name of Subha.
Mbh.3.218.11087 SECTION CCXVIII Markandeya continued, Vrishaspati had a wife called Tara belonging to the lunar world.
Mbh.3.219.11123 SECTION CCXIX Markandeya continued, He Uktha performed a severe penance lasting for many years, with the view of having a pious son equal unto Brahma in reputation.
Mbh.3.220.11150 SECTION CCXX Markandeya continued, The fire called Bharata was bound by severe rules of asceticism.
Mbh.3.221.11195 SECTION CCXXI Markandeya continued, Mudita, the favourite wife of the fire Swaha, used to live in water.
Mbh.3.222.11241 SECTION CCXXII Markandeya continued, O sinless scion of Kuru's race, I have described to thee the various branches of the race of Agni.
Mbh.3.223.11275 Markandeya continued, On hearing her speech, Indra was grieved and deeply thought within himself, There is no husband for this lady, answering to her own description'
Mbh.3.223.11308 Markandeya continued, The Adbhuta fire, thus transforming himself into a house-hold one, was highly gratified with seeing those gold-complexioned ladies and touching them with his flames.
Mbh.3.224.11315 SECTION CCXXIV Markandeya continued, O lord of men, the beautiful Siva endowed with great virtues and an unspotted character was the wife of Angiras one of the seven Rishis.
Mbh.3.224.11327 Markandeya continued, Then Agni, filled with great joy and delight, married Swaha in the guise of Siva, and that lady joyfully cohabiting with him, held the semen virile in her hands.
Mbh.3.224.11330 Markandeya continued, Then assuming the disguise of a winged creature, she went out of the forest and reached the White Mountain begirt with clumps of heath and other plants and trees, and guarded by strange seven-headed serpents with poison in their very looks, and abounding with Rakshasas, male and female Pisachas, terrible spirits, and various kinds of birds and animals.
Mbh.3.225.11363 SECTION CCXXV Markandeya continued, When that powerful, high-souled, and mighty being was born, various kinds of fearful phenomena occurred.
Mbh.3.225.11380 Markandeya continued, The celestials having heard of the prowess of Skanda, all said to Vasava, O Sakra, do thou kill Skanda without delay for his prowess is unbearable.
Mbh.3.226.11400 SECTION CCXXVI Markandeya continued, The planets with their satellites, the Rishis and the Mothers, Agni and numerous other blazing courtiers and many other dwellers of heaven of terrible mien, waited on Mahasena along with the Mothers.
Mbh.3.227.11419 SECTION CCXXVII Markandeya continued, Now hear of those terrible and curious-looking followers of Skanda.
Mbh.3.228.11437 SECTION CCXXVIII Markandeya continued, Skanda was adorned with a golden amulet and wreath, and wore a crest and a crown of gold; his eyes were golden-coloured, and he had a set of sharp teeth; he was dressed in a red garment and looked very handsome; he had a comely appearance, and was endowed with all good characteristics and was the favourite of the three worlds.
Mbh.3.228.11466 Markandeya continued, Thus anointed by Indra and all other gods, and honoured by the Maharshis, he looked grand at the moment.
Mbh.3.229.11496 SECTION CCXXIX Markandeya continued, Those six ladies, the wives of the seven Rishis when they learned that good fortune had smiled on Mahasena and that he had been made leader of the celestial forces repaired to his camp.
Mbh.3.229.11506 Markandeya continued, Then Sakra having expressed a wish to say something to Skanda, the latter enquired, What is it'
Mbh.3.229.11516 Markandeya continued, Then the great mothers spoke as follows to Skanda, We have been described by the learned as the mothers of all creatures.
Mbh.3.229.11535 Markandeya continued, And then a fiery powerful being came out of the body of Skanda for the purpose of devouring the progeny of mortal beings.
Mbh.3.230.11578 SECTION CCXXX Markandeya continued, When Skanda had bestowed these powers, Swaha appeared to him and said, Thou art my natural son, I desire that thou shalt grant exquisite happiness to me
Mbh.3.230.11583 Markandeya continued, Thus addressed and honoured by Skanda, Swaha was greatly pleased; and associated with her husband Pavaka the Fire-god, she honoured him in return
Mbh.3.230.11590 Markandeya continued, Men who are desirous of acquiring wealth, should worship those five classes of spirits with the sun flower, and for alleviation of diseases also worship must be rendered to them.
Mbh.3.230.11605 Markandeya continued, When that adorable son of the Fire-god was anointed as leader of the celestial army, that grand and happy lord, Hara Mahadeva riding with Parvati in a chariot shining with sunlike refulgence repaired to a place called Bhadravata.
Mbh.3.230.11635 Markandeya continued, With these words Maheswara received him in his embrace, and then dismissed him.
Mbh.3.230.11701 Vaisampayana continued, Thus addressed by the Pandava in that assembly of Rishis, the worshipful Markandeya of high ascetic merit replied, Agneya Son of Agni, Skanda Cast-off, Diptakirti Of blazing fame, Anamaya Always hale, Mayuraketu Peacock-bannered, Dharmatman The virtuous-souled, Bhutesa The lord of all creatures, Mahishardana The slayer of Mahisha, Kamajit The subjugator of desires, Kamada The fulfiller of desires, Kanta The handsome, Satyavak The truthful in speech, Bhuvaneswara The lord of the universe, Sisu The child, Sighra The quick, Suchi The pure, Chanda The fiery, Diptavarna The bright-complexioned, Subhanana Of beautiful face, Amogha Incapable of being baffled, Anagha The sinless, Rudra The terrible, Priya The favourite, Chandranana Of face like the moon, Dipta-sasti The wielder of the blazing lance, Prasantatman Of tranquil soul, Bhadrakrit The doer of good, Kutamahana The chamber of even the wicked, Shashthipriya True favourite of Shashthi, Pavitra The holy, Matrivatsala The reverencer of his mother, Kanya-bhartri The protector of virgins, Vibhakta Diffused over the universe, Swaheya The son of Swaha, Revatisuta The child of Revati, Prabhu The Lord, Neta The leader, Visakha Reared up by Visakha, Naigameya Sprang from the Veda, Suduschara Difficult of propitiation, Suvrata Of excellent vows, Lalita The beautiful, Valakridanaka-priya Fond of toys, Khacharin The ranger of skies, Brahmacharin The chaste, Sura The brave, Saravanodbhava Born in a forest of heath, Viswamitra priya The favourite of Viswamitra, Devasena-priya The lover of Devasena, Vasudeva-priya The beloved of Vasudeva, and Priya-krit The doer of agreeable things, these are the divine names of Kartikeya.
Mbh.3.230.11703 Markandeya continued, O valiant scion of Kuru's race, I shall now with due devotion pray to that unrivalled, mighty, six-faced, and valiant Guha who is worshipped by gods and Rishis, enumerating his other titles of distinction: do thou listen to them: Thou art devoted to Brahma, begotten of Brahma, and versed in the mysteries of Brahma.
Mbh.3.233.11821 SECTION CCXXXIII Vaisampayana said, Then Kesava, the slayer of Madhu, also called Janardana, having conversed on various agreeable themes with the illustrious sons of Pandu and with those Brahmanas that were headed by Markandeya and having bid them farewell, mounted his car and called for Satyabhama.
Mbh.3.269.13095 And on entering the hermitage, he found it was laid over with seats for the ascetics and crowded with their disciples and graced with the presence of Markandeya and other Brahmanas.
Mbh.3.271.13220 And among those foremost of ascetics who were expressing their grief upon bearing Draupadi's misfortune, Yudhishthira, the son of Pandu, addressed Markandeya, saying, O adorable Sire, amongst the gods and the ascetics, thou art known to have the fullest knowledge of both the past as well as; the future.
Mbh.3.272.13235 SECTION CCLXXII Markandeya said, O bull of the Bharata race, even Rama suffered unparalleled misery, for the evil-minded Ravana, king of the Rakshasas, having recourse to deceit and overpowering the vulture Jatayu, forcibly carried away his wife Sita from his asylum in the woods.
Mbh.3.272.13240 Markandeya said, Listen, O prince of Bharata's race, to this old history exactly as it happened!
Mbh.3.273.13258 SECTION CCLXXIII Markandeya said, The Muni named Visrava, who was begotten of half the soul of Pulastya, in a fit of passion, began to look upon Vaisravana with great anger.
Mbh.3.273.13296 Markandeya said, Thus addressed, the Ten-headed Ravana was highly gratified, for on account of his perverted understanding, the man-eating one slightened human beings.
Mbh.3.273.13303 Markandeya continued, Having obtained this boon, the Ten-headed Rakshasa defeated Kuvera in battle and obtained from him the sovereignty of Lanka.
Mbh.3.274.13314 SECTION CCLXXIV Markandeya said, Then the Brahmarshis, the Siddhas and the Devarshis, with Havyavaha as their spokesman, sought the protection of Brahma.
Mbh.3.274.13324 Markandeya continued, Then the Grandsire also asked Sakra, in their presence, Be thou, with all the celestials, born on earth!
Mbh.3.275.13341 Markandeya said, The pious king Dasaratha, ever mindful of the old and assiduous in religious ceremonies, was greatly pleased when these sons were born.
Mbh.3.276.13413 SECTION CCLXXVI Markandeya said, Beholding Ravana come, Maricha received him with a respectful welcome, and offered him fruits and roots.
Mbh.3.277.13468 SECTION CCLXXVII Markandeya said, That heroic king of the vultures, Jatayu, having Sampati for his uterine brother and Arjuna himself for his father, was a friend of Dasaratha.
Mbh.3.278.13537 SECTION CCLXXVIII Markandeya said, Afflicted with grief at the abduction of Sita, Rama had not to go much further before he came upon Pampa, that lake which abounded with lotuses of various kinds.
Mbh.3.279.13636 SECTION CCLXXIX Markandeya said, And while the chaste Sita was dwelling there afflicted with melancholy and grief on account of her lord, attired in mean garb, with but a single jewel on the marital thread on her wrist, and incessantly weeping, seated on a stone, and waited upon by Rakshasa women, Ravana, afflicted by the shafts of the god of desire, came to her and approached her presence.
Mbh.3.280.13673 SECTION CCLXXX Markandeya said, Meanwhile the illustrious descendant of Raghu, along with his brother, hospitably treated by Sugriva, continued to dwell on the breast of the Malyavat hill, beholding every day the clear blue sky.
Mbh.3.281.13761 SECTION CCLXXXI Markandeya said, It was on the breast of that very hill where Rama was seated with those foremost of monkeys that great monkey chiefs at the command of Sugriva, began to flock together.
Mbh.3.282.13830 SECTION CCLXXXII Markandeya said, Having quartered his army in those groves abounding with food and water and with fruits and roots, the descendant of Kakutstha began to watch over them with care.
Mbh.3.283.13882 SECTION CCLXXXIII Markandeya said, And while those troops thus withdrawn were reposing themselves in their quarters, many little Rakshasas and Pisachas owning Ravana as their leader, penetrated amongst them.
Mbh.3.284.13895 SECTION CCLXXXIV Markandeya said, Then Prahasta, suddenly advancing up to Vibhishana and uttering a loud yell, struck him with his mace.
Mbh.3.285.13926 SECTION CCLXXXV Markandeya said, Then Kumbhakarna set out from the city, accompanied by his followers.
Mbh.3.286.13964 SECTION CCLXXXVI Markandeya said, Learning that Kumbhakarna had with his followers, fallen in battle as also that great warrior Prahasta, and Dhumraksha too of mighty energy, Ravana then addressed his heroic son Indrajit saying, O slayer of foes, slay thou in battle Rama and Sugriva and Lakshmana.
Mbh.3.287.13995 SECTION CCLXXXVII Markandeya said, Beholding both the brothers Rama and Lakshmana prostrate on the ground, the son of Ravana tied them in a net-work of those arrows of his which he had obtained as boons.
Mbh.3.288.14042 SECTION CCLXXXVIII Markandeya said, The Ten-necked Ravana, excited to fury at the death of his beloved son, ascended his car decked with gold and gems.
Mbh.3.289.14078 SECTION CCLXXXIX Markandeya said, Having slain Ravana, that wretched king of the Rakshasas and foe of the celestials, Rama with his friends and Sumitra's son rejoiced exceedingly.
Mbh.3.289.14131 Markandeya continued, Thus addressed, his father, O bull of the Bharata race, gladly answered Rama, the corners of whose eyes were of a reddish hue, saying, Return to Ayodhya and rule thou that kingdom!
Mbh.3.290.14165 SECTION CCLXL Markandeya said, It was thus, O mighty-armed one, that Rama of immeasurable energy had suffered of old such excessive calamity in consequence of his exile in the woods!
Mbh.3.290.14185 Vaisampayana continued, It was thus that the king was comforted by Markandeya.
Mbh.3.290.14186 And then that high-souled one, casting off his sorrows, once more spoke unto Markandeya
Mbh.3.291.14191 Markandeya said, Listen, O king, how the exalted merit of chaste ladies, O Yudhishthira, was completely obtained by a princess named Savitri.
Mbh.3.291.14217 Markandeya said, Having accepted Savitri's words and saying, So be it'
Mbh.3.291.14246 Markandeya said, Having said these words to his daughter and his old counsellors, he instructed the attendants to follow her, saying, Go!
Mbh.3.292.14251 SECTION CCLXLII Markandeya continued, On one occasion, O Bharata, when that king, the lord of the Madras, was seated with Narada in the midst of his court, engaged in conversation, Savitri, accompanied by the king's counsellors, came to her father's abode after having visited various sacred regions and asylums.
Mbh.3.292.14258 Markandeya continued, Then the blessed maid, commanded by her father with the words, Relate everything in detail, regarded those words of her sire as if they were those of a god, and spoke unto him thus, There was, amongst the Salwas, a virtuous Kshatriya king known by the name of Dyumatsena.
Mbh.3.292.14308 Markandeya continued, Having said this, Narada rose up into the sky and went to heaven.
Mbh.3.293.14310 SECTION CCLXLIII Markandeya said, Having pondered over these words of Narada about his daughter's marriage, the king began to make arrangements about the nuptials.
Mbh.3.294.14341 SECTION CCLXLIV Markandeya said, At length, O king, after a long time had passed away, the hour that had been appointed for the death of Satyavan arrived.
Mbh.3.294.14362 Markandeya continued, And when Savitri had spoken thus about her meal, Satyavan, taking his axe upon his shoulders, set out for the woods.
Mbh.3.294.14375 Markandeya continued, Thus addressed by her lord, Savitri of high vows saluted her father-in-law and mother-in-law and addressed them, saying, This my husband goeth to the forest for procuring fruits.
Mbh.3.294.14388 Markandeya continued, Having received the permission of both, the illustrious Savitri, departed with her lord, in seeming smiles although her heart was racked with grief.
Mbh.3.295.14393 SECTION CCLXLV Markandeya said, The powerful Satyavan then, accompanied by his wife, plucked fruits and filled his wallet with them.
Mbh.3.295.14416 Markandeya continued, Thus addressed by her, the illustrious lord of Pitris, with a view to oblige her, began to unfold to her truly all about his intentions.
Mbh.3.295.14523 Markandeya continued, Thereupon saying, So be it, Vivaswat's son, Yama, the dispenser of justice, untied his noose, and with cheerful heart said these words to Savitri, Thus, O auspicious and chaste lady, is thy husband freed by me!
Mbh.3.295.14542 Markandeya continued, Having regained consciousness, Satyavan rose up like one who had enjoyed a sweet sleep, and seeing every side covered with woods, said, O girl of slender waist, I came with thee for procuring fruits.
Mbh.3.295.14588 Markandeya continued, Having said this, that virtuous youth who loved and revered his parents, afflicted with grief held up his arms and began to lament in accents of woe.
Mbh.3.296.14612 SECTION CCLXLVI Markandeya said, Meanwhile the mighty Dyumatsena, having regained his sight, could see everything.
Mbh.3.296.14636 Markandeya continued, Thus cheered by those ascetics of truthful speech, Dyumatsena pondering over those points, attained a little ease.
Mbh.3.296.14678 Markandeya continued, Then having applauded and reverenced that best of women, those Rishis there assembled bade farewell to that foremost of kings as well as to his son.
Mbh.3.297.14680 SECTION CCLXLVII Markandeya continued, When the night had passed away, and the solar orb had risen, those ascetics, having performed their morning rites, assembled together.
Mbh.3.308.15125 Vaisampayana said, Having defeated the chief of the Saindhavas, and rescued Krishna, and having outlived the entire term of their painful exile in the woods, and having listened to the ancient stories about gods and Rishis recited by Markandeya, those heroes among men returned from their asylum in Kamyaka to the sacred Dwaitavana, with all their cars, and followers, and accompanied by their charioteers, their kine, and the citizens who had followed them
Mbh.6.66.3649 And O thou that art well-versed in scriptures, I heard this from Rama, the son of Jamadagni, and Markandeya of great wisdom, and Vyasa and Narada also.
Mbh.6.67.3673 Markandeya speaketh of Govinda as the Most Wonderful and the Most high, as the All-being, as the All-soul, as the Highest soul, and as the Supreme male Being.
Mbh.6.68.3707 Markandeya spoke of thee as the Past, the Present, and the Future, and the sacrifice of sacrifices, and the austerity of austerities.
Mbh.8.33.1542 The great rishi Markandeya narrated it to my sire.
Mbh.12.37.1982 He learnt the duties in full of the Yatis from the lips of Markandeya.
Mbh.12.47.2294 Surrounded by Vyasa conversant with the Vedas by the celestial Rishi Narada, by Devasthana, by Asmaka Sumantu, by Jaimini, by the high-souled Paila, by Sandilya, by Devarata, by Maitreya of great intelligence, by Asita and Vasishtha and the high-souled Kausika, by Harita and Lomasa and Atri's son of great intelligence, by Vrihaspati and Sukra and the great sage Chyavana, by Sanatkumara and Kapila and Valmiki and Tumvuru and Kuru, by Maudgalya and Rama of Bhrigu's race, and the great sage Trinavindu, by Pippalada and Vayu and Samvarta and Pulaha and Katha, by Kasyapa and Pulastya and Kratu and Daksha and Parasara, by Marichi and Angiras and Kasmya and Gautama and the sage Galava, by Dhaumya and Vibhanda and Mandavya and Dhaumra and Krishnanubhautika, by Uluka, that foremost of Brahmanas and the great sage Markandeya, by Bhaskari and Purana and Krishna and Suta, that foremost of virtuous persons, surrounded by these and many other highly-blessed sages of great souls and possessed of faith and self-restraint and tranquillity of mind, the Kuru hero looked like the Moon in the midst of the planets and the stars.
Mbh.12.206.12467 Asita-Devala, O son, Valmiki of austere penances, and Markandeya, speak of Govinda as the Most Wonderful and the Supreme.
Mbh.12.208.12601 Bhishma said, Formerly, on one occasion, while out ahunting, I arrived at the hermitage of Markandeya.
Mbh.12.323.20602 The illustrious Markandeya it was from whom I heard of this.
Mbh.13.17.2769 Nachiketa, O thou of Vrishni's race, communicated to Markandeya.
Mbh.13.17.2770 From Markandeya, O Janarddana, I obtained it as the reward of my vows and fasts.
Mbh.13.22.3217 The Rishi Markandeya, one of the greatest Rishis endued with intelligence in all the worlds, said this in days of yore'
Mbh.13.22.3221 Listen now to me, O son of Pritha, as I recite to thee the opinions of these four persons of mighty energy, viz, the goddess Earth, the Rishi Kasyapa, Agni the deity of fire and the ascetic Markandeya'
Mbh.13.22.3226 Markandeya said, If a thousand Horse-sacrifices and Truth were weighed in the balance, I do not know whether the former would weigh even half as heavy as the latter'
Mbh.13.26.3511 There were also Vrihaspati and Usanas, and Vyasa and Chyavana and Kasyapa and Dhruva, and Durvasas and Jamadagni and Markandeya and Galava, and Bharadwaja and Raibhya and Yavakrita and Trita.
Mbh.13.43.4585 In course of conversation, O king, on a former occasion, the great ascetic Markandeya had narrated to me this history on the banks of the Ganga.
Mbh.13.115.10305 This I heard in days of old, O son of Kunti, from Markandeya when that Rishi discoursed on the demerits of eating flesh.
Mbh.13.125.10882 Excepting the high souled, immortal, and excellent Markandeya, that learned Brahmana of great fame, who is ever devoted to the Pitris, none amongst them is conversant with the mysteries of the ordinances in respect of the Pitris.
Mbh.13.146.12163 Dhumrorna is the spouse of Markandeya, and Riddhi of king Vaisravana.
Mbh.13.150.12628 Samvarta, Merusavarna, the righteous Markandeya, and Sankhya and Yoga, and Narada and the great Rishi Durvasa, these are endued with severe penance and great self-restraint, and are celebrated over the three worlds.
Mbh.13.167.13819 Thou art, therefore, like a second Markandeya!
Mbh.17.1.21 The king, in honour of Hari and naming him repeatedly, fed the Island-born Vyasa, and Narada, and Markandeya possessed of wealth of penances, and Yajnavalkya of Bharadwajas race, with many delicious viands.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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