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Who was Markandeya ............?

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Asked by Om Shrivastava, 15 Mar 10:25 pm
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Markandeya is an ancient rishi from the Hindu tradition, born in the clan of Bhrigu Rishi. He is celebrated as a devotee of both Shiva and Vishnu and is mentioned in a number of stories from the Puranas.
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 16 Mar 12:24 am

 
  
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He was a Rishi
Answered by Manju Sikri, 16 Mar 07:58 am

 
  
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A Maharishi
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Markandeya is an ancient rishi sage from the Hindu tradition. He is celebrated as a devotee of both Shiva and Vishnu and is mentioned in a number of stories from the Puranas. This legend primarily relates to the story of Shiva's protecting Markandeya from the clutches of death.",

Rescued by Lord Shiva
Shiva had once rescued Markandeya from Yama, the god of death. The legend surounding him primarily relates to the story of Shiva's protecting Markandeya from the clutches of death. Mrikandu Munivar worshipped Shiva and sought from him the boon of begetting a son. He was given the choice between a gifted son with a short lived tenure on earth or a dunce with a long life. Mrikandu Munivar chose the former, and was blessed with Markandeya, an exemplary son, destined to die at the age of sixteen.

Markandeya grew up to be a great devotee of Shiva. On the day of his destined death Markandeya continued to worship a Shivalingam. The messengers of Yama, the God of death were unable to take a ...more
Answered by Mickey, 15 Mar 10:25 pm

 
  
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