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Author: B K Chaturvedi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8128805770
Puranas are almost like an encyclopaedia listing the human achievements in this part of the world till the time they were edited or compiled. In every cycle of time the master editor called Vedavyas emerges to edit, vet and compile these records. Their significance is enormous even in the present, as they give a peep into the distant past of Hindus when the world was evolving and the psyche of the race was being formed.
These Puranas record the arguments that make us to decide as to what is holy and what is vile; what is good and what is bad. By going through them we can compare our present day jurisprudence vis-à-vis the ancient norms. Apart from that, they are a huge store-house of information conceiving every subject under the sun. It is with the view of unearthing these gems that the present series of the puranas has been planned.
The present work, Markandeya Purana, is no different in this respect. This Purana, along with the Bhagwat Purana, is considered to be quite a celebrated work. Ranking seventh in the list of the Mahapuranas, the Markandeya Purana is one of the most important, interesting and probably one of the oldest works.
Raja Harischandra’s Tale And Other Stories
Dialogue Between Sumati And Mahamati
The Manus And Their Manvantras (Eras)
Glories Of The Goddess Mahamaya And Prominent Kings Of The Solar Dynasty
Importance Of The Markandeya Purana