The Markandeya Purana

by Frederick Eden Pargiter | 1904 | 247,181 words | ISBN-10: 8171102237

This is the English translation of the Markandeya Purana, one of the eighteen Mahapuranas. The Puranas (purāṇa) are a genre of Hindu religious texts. Its leading feature is narrative; and it presents an uninterrupted succession of legends. This translation features Sanskrit-native words that have been rendered using the IAST transliteration schem...

Different Ending (according to the Calcutta Edition)

Canto CXXXVI[1]:

Conclusion.:

The story of Dama breaks off—A high encomium is passed upon this Purāṇa.

Mārkaṇḍeya spoke:

When king Dama had spoken thus, his father’s enemy fled. “My father was an ascetic; and let any other man practise great austerities fearlessly.” Dama said nothing to them when he saw them intent on flight.

Mārkaṇḍeya spoke:[2]:

All this story is characterized by righteousness, and bestows heaven and final emancipation from existence. Who hears it &c.

Footnotes and references:

1.

Canto cxxxvii in the Calcutta edition.

2.

Here the narrative ends abruptly; and what follows is the same as verses 31 to 37 on page 687 above. The Purāṇa ends with them according to the Calcutta edition.

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