Markandeyapurana, Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa, Markandeya-purana: 8 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण).—One of the eighteen Purāṇas. The number of granthas in it is nine-thousand. It contains a critical study of Dharma and Adharma. It is considered to be very good to give this Purāṇa as gift on the full-moon day in the month of Kārttika (November). (Chapter 272, Agni Purāṇa).

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण) refers to one of the eighteen Major Puranas according to the Matsyapurāṇa and other traditional lists of Puranic literature: a category of ancient Sanskrit texts which gives a huge contribution in the development of Indian literature.—The lists of eighteen Mahāpurāṇas (e.g., mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa) and eighteen Upapurāṇas are not same everywhere, as some names are dropped in some references whereas some are included in others. It can be noticed that, except the Vāyuapurāṇa and the Śivapurāṇa, the names of the Mahāpurāṇas are similar in almost all the Purāṇas.

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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.

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Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Markandeyapurana in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study (dharma)

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण) should be donated (dāna) on the seventh tithi according to the Dharmaśāstra taught in the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the donation of the various Purāṇas to various recipients on different tithis along with the merits thereof are given in the ninth chapter.—[...] Donation of the Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa on the seventh tithi leads one to the abode of the sun cleansing all sins.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Markandeyapurana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण).—Name of one of the eighteen Purāṇas (composed by this sage); यः शृणोति नरो भक्त्या पुराणमिदमादरात् । मार्कण्डेयाभिधं वत्स स लभेत परां गतिम् (yaḥ śṛṇoti naro bhaktyā purāṇamidamādarāt | mārkaṇḍeyābhidhaṃ vatsa sa labheta parāṃ gatim) || Nārada P.

Derivable forms: mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇam (मार्कण्डेयपुराणम्).

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mārkaṇḍeya and purāṇa (पुराण). See also (synonyms): mārkaṇḍapurāṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण).—[neuter] T. of a Purāṇa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[Mackenzie Collection] 40. Io. 412. 2329. W. p. 140. 141. Oxf. 43^b. 84^a (Index). Paris. (B 17). Khn. 32. K. 28. B. 2, 24. 26. Ben. 47. Bik. 202. 203. Tu7b. 15. Kāṭm. 2. Rādh. 40. NW. 458. Np. V, 10. Vii, 30. Burnell. 192^a. Bhr. 71. Poona. 426. Ii, 57. Oppert. 2952. 3675. 4758. 6771. 6977. 7361. 8169. Ii, 4846. 6378. 6939. 7701. 9742. Rice. 76. Mentioned in Kūrmapurāṇa Oxf. 8^a, in Varāhapurāṇa Oxf. 59^a, in Revāmāhātmya Oxf. 65^a, in Devībhāgavatapurāṇa Oxf. 79^b. Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇe Ariṣṭaprakaraṇa. Bik. 203.
—Kālakālamāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b.
—Tirukaḍaiyūrmāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b.
—Durgāpūjā. Paris. (B 133).
—Durgāsahasranāman. Pet. 723.
—Durgotsavatattva. Paris. (B 133 a).
—Devīmāhātmya q. v.
—Rucistava. Tu7b. 15.
—Veṅkaṭagirimāhātmya. Burnell. 192^b.
—Veṅkaṭeśamāhātmya. Rice. 90.
—Veṅkaṭeśastotra. Burnell. 201^a.

2) Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण):—Gb. 44. Gov. Or. Libr. Madras 79. Heidelberg. Oudh. Xx, 36. Rgb. 120 ([fragmentary]). 176. Stein 212.
—[commentary] by Rāmacandra Bhaṭṭa of Kāśmīr, composed in 1878. Stein 212. Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇe Durgārahasya. Oudh. Xx, 38.
—Madālasāvākya q. v.
—Madālasollāpana. Fl. 430.
—Veṅkateśamāhātmya. Rgb. 180.
—Sarasvatīstotra. Fl. 430.

3) Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण):—Ulwar 858. Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇe Devīmūrtirahasya. Ulwar 2183.
—Mūrtirahasya. Ulwar 2295.
—Mṛtyuṃjayastotra. Ulwar 2297.

4) Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण):—Ak 218. 219. As p. 145. Cs 4, 177. 178. 180. 272. Io. 412. 932. 2329. L.. 298 ([fragmentary]). See Devīmāhātmya. Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇe Cāturmāsyamāhātmya. Ak 135.
—Varadagaṇeśasahasranāmastotra. L.. 304, 1.
—Vyatīpātavratamāhātmya. Ak 244.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Mārkaṇḍeyapurāṇa (मार्कण्डेयपुराण):—[=mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] [from mārkaṇḍeya > mārkaṇḍa] n. Name of one of the 18 Purāṇas (so called from its supposed author M°; it expounds the nature of Kṛṣṇa and explains some of the incidents of the Mahā-bhārata; it differs from the other Purāṇas in the form of its narrative rather than its sectarial character), [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 387 n. 1; 514.]

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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.

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