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]:


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:


Canto cxxxvii in the Calcutta edition.


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.

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: