Markanda, Mārkaṇḍa: 8 definitions
Markanda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Mārkaṇḍa (मार्कण्ड).—A Bhārgava gotrakāra.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 195. 20; 196. 45.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)
Mārkaṇḍa (मार्कण्ड) refers to one of the various Ṛṣis (sages) and Mahārṣis (great sages) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Mārkaṇḍa).
Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.
Languages of India and abroad
Mārkaṇḍa (मार्कण्ड).—[mṛkaṇḍorapatyam aṇ ḍhak] Name of an ancient sage.
Derivable forms: mārkaṇḍaḥ (मार्कण्डः).
See also (synonyms): mārkaṇḍeya.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇḍaḥ) A Muni, and narrator of one of the Puranas. E. mṛkaṇḍu the father of the saint, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mārkaṇḍa (मार्कण्ड):—m. = mārkaṇḍeya, [Harivaṃśa]
2) mfn. composed by Mārkaṇḍa (as a Purāṇa), [Catalogue(s)]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Mārkaṇḍa (मार्कण्ड):—(ṇḍaḥ) 1. m. Name a sage.
[Sanskrit to German]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Markandapurana.
Ends with: Amarkanda.
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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 361 - Greatness of Mārkaṇḍeśvara (Mārkaṇḍa-īśvara) < [Section 1 - Prabhāsa-kṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 230 - The Series of Tīrthas Enumerated < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
Chapter 100 - The Greatness of Mārkaṇḍeśvara (mārkaṇḍa-īśvara-tīrtha) < [Section 3 - Revā-khaṇḍa]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 40 - Mārkaṇḍeya Recommends Pilgrimage to Prayāga < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 19 - Śuklatīrtha < [Section 3 - Svarga-khaṇḍa (section on the heavens)]
Chapter 33 - Rāma’s Visit to Mārkaṇḍeya’s Hermitage < [Section 1 - Sṛṣṭi-khaṇḍa (section on creation)]
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 57 - Other feudatories in South Kalinga < [Chapter XIII - The Dynasties in South Kalinga]
Koili Poems < [July 1966]
Koili Poems < [July 1966]
The Beginnings of Oriya < [April 1939]
The Gautami Mahatmya (by G. P. Bhatt)
Chapter 75 - Mārkaṇḍeyatīrtha and other Holy Centres
Chapter 104 - The Confluence of Gaṅgā with Sea
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
7. The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa < [Preface]
Classification of the Purāṇas < [Preface]