The Markandeya Purana: Sanskrit text, English translation with notes and index of verses (3rd Edition)
Joshi, K.L. Shastri (Ed.)
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Book ID : 26835
ISBN-10 : 81-7110-223-9 / 8171102239
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7110-223-5 / 9788171102235
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Edition : (Third Edition)
Language : Sanskrit & English
English translation according to F. Eden Pargiter.
xxii, 594p., Index, 25 cm. (Parimal Sanskrit Series No. 68)
CONTENTS:- - Introduction. - The Bird's discourse on Jaimini's four questions. - The Birds' discourse on Jaimini's further questions: Discourse on life, death and action. - Stories Illustrating religious devotion (yoga). - Alarka's birth and education. - Political, religious and social instruction. - Exposition of religious devotion (yoga). - The Bird's discourse on Jaimini's further questions: Discourse on Creation. - Account of the Manus. - Geography. - Account of the Manus (resumed). - The Devi-Mahatmya. - Account of the Manus (resumed). - Commencement of the Genealogies. - The majesty of the Sun. - The Genealogies resumed. - Conclusion.
The Markandeya Purana is a famous one amongst the eighteen Mahapuranas. This Purana has a character different from that of all the others. It has nothing of a sectarial spirit, little of a religious tone; rarely inserting prayers and invocations to any deity; and such as are inserted are brief and moderate. It deals little in precepts, ceremonial or moral. Its leading feature is narrative; and it presents an uninterrupted succession of legends. The present edition is a newly composed, and revised with currently available Sanskrit text and Pargiter's translation. Also, the editor has rendered his own translation at appropriate places and ignored the translation of flowless verses that are found in the available text of Bombay edition and other available editions.