FreeIndia.Org FreeIndia.Org FreeIndia.Org FreeIndia.Org
Home Discussion Blog Biographies Astrology Gifts to India
Get To Know India
India At-A-Glance
National Insignia
Vande Mataram
Visit India
Maps Of India
Bharat Bhakti Stotra
Ekatmata Stotra
Biographies of
Great Indians
Biographies of Great Indians
Great Kings And Queens
Sages, Rushis And Saints
Great Devotees
Great Poets
Great Personalities
Great Leaders
Freedom Fighters
Scientists And Philosophers
Gods And Goddesses
History and Freedom
History of Freedom Movement
They Fought for Our Freedom
Events in Freedom Movement
Songs of Freedom
1971 Indo-Pak War
Books on India's Freedom Movement
History of India
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion of India
India's Contribution
to the world
Ancient India's Contribution
Contribution of India
The Indian Culture
Hindu Dharma
Arts of India
Festivals of India

Freeindia > Biographies > Sages, Rushis And Saints > Markandeya

Born in the clan of Bhrigu Rishi, Markandeya had been a dedicated celebate and stringent ascetic. Even when he was young in age, the prophets had declared that he shall be short lived. It was because of this, that he, with the permission of Rishis and Munis undertook to do servere penance. As a result of the same he became victorious over death and saw directly, at the end of the era ( Kalpanta ), universal destruction ( Pralaya ). In Ramayana and Purana(s), he has at many places been mentioned as one with a very long age ( Dirghayu ). Markandeya Rishi taught Dharma to the Pandavas; specially, Yudhishthira was highly impressed by his sermons on Dharma and philosophy.

Copyright © by FreeIndia.Org - India Site dedicated to freedom movement, education, culture, All Right Reserved.

Published on: 2003-01-31 (5426 reads)

[ Go Back ]
This site is part of Dharma Universe LLC websites.
Copyrighted 2009-2014, Dharma Universe.