Markandeya Katha, Story of Markandeya Maharshi

Markandeya Katha, Story of Markandeya Maharshi is explained here.. Many years ago, a great destruction (Pralaya) took place. The earth was shrouded in darkness and nothing could be seen. There was neither sun nor moon. Lightning and thunder crushed mountains and trees. There were showers of meteors. Lakes and rivers dried up. The entire earth […]

Markandeya Jayanti 2017

Bhakta Markandeya Rishi

Markandeya Jayanti (Bhakta Markandeya Jayanti / Markandeya Rushi Jayanti) is an auspicious day to worship Markandeya, who is the great devotee of Lord Shiva and a great Sage. In 2017, Markandeya Jayanti date is January 31. Markandeya Jayanti falls on Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in Magha Month as per Hindu calendar. Markandeya Rishi was born in […]

Markandeya’s explanation on Nature of True gift

Alms-giving should be regarded as part of one’s duty, which it will be sinful to discard. A gift made in the expectation of name, fame or reward will be devoid of its value. Sage Markandeya commend to Yudhishtirar the example of King Sibi, who without even the slightest hesitation or displeasure killed his own son […]