मार्कण्डेय

bhagavan shiv aur markandey muni

markandey bhagavan shiv ke param bhakt aur rrishi the. inake pita ka nam mrikand tha.[1] bhagavan shiv ki kripa se hi markandey ka janm hua tha. shiv ne markandey ko solah varsh ki ayu pradan ki thi. markandey balyakal se hi tivr buddhi vale balak the. solah varsh ki ayu poorn karane par jab yamaraj ne markandey ko yamaphaansh mean pak d liya, tab bhagavan shiv ne hi markandey ko chhu daya aur unhean lambi ayu ka varadan diya.

janm

shiv ko 'mahamrityujany' jap dvara prasann karake apani ayu poorn karane vale balak markandey shivaji ke param bhakt the. gadhachirauli, maharashtr se 20 kilomitar door chandrapur marg par markandey namak jagah par aj bhi hazaroan varsh purana ek mandir bana hua hai. yahaan charoan or bikhare chhote-b de shivaliang aur prachin naqqashidar mandir aj bhi purana itihas jivit rakhe hue haian. mrikand muni ke kathor tap se prasann hokar bhagavan shiv ne unase var maangane ko kaha tha. is par muni bole- "prabhu! mujhe putr chahie." tab shiv bole- "tumhean adhik ayu vale anek gunahin putr chahie ya phir matr solah varsh ki ayu vala ek gunavan putr." muni ne kaha ki- "prabhu! mujhe gunavan putr hi chahie." samay ane par muni ke yahaan markandey namak putr ka janm hua. muni sapatnik usake lalan-palan mean lag ge aur use kisi bhi chij ki kami nahian hone di.

lambi ayu ka varadan

jab markandey ki ayu matr solah varsh thi, tab ayu poorn ho jane par yamaraj ne unhean yamaphaansh mean phansha liya. mrityu ke devata ko samane aya dekh kar markandey shivaliang se lipat gaye. bhagavan shiv ne vahaan prakat hokar yamaraj ko khali hath vapas lautane ke lie vivash kar diya aur markandey ko lambi ayu ka varadan diya. markandey amar hokar tapasya karane paha doan mean chale ge.