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Title: Shrila Markandeya Rishi

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-12-16 07:09:00


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Hence I was little curious and confused, how Shrila Markandeya Rishi is present at two places?Shri Puri and Navadvipa are nondifferent, at Shrila Puri Dhama, Shrila Markandeya Rishi achieved lotus feet of Lord Krishna: "http:///"]Krishna. And at Shrila Navadvipa Dhama he achieved lotus feet of Golden Lord [URL="http:///", Gaurahari. What is the actual pastime?Which was first or were they happening simultaneously?

Also at Navadvipa Shrila Markandeya Rishi received pure love of Godhead by worshipping Lord Krishna: "http:///"]Gauranga. At Puri Dhama he went inside Lord Krishna when Lord [URL="http:///" inhaled, what happened to him after that?

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Answer by Swami: "http:///" Gaurangapada:

These two pastimes happened in two different kalpas (1 kalpa = 24 hours of Shrila Brahmaa = our 8.64 billion years) during the 12 hours of night of Shrila Brahmaa when there is a partial devastation in which even some of the heavenly planets get covered with water. He has got the benediction to live for 7 kalpas from Shrila Shiva i.e. for our 60.48 billion years. He is the person with the longest life spam in our universe other than those who do not die till the end of the final devastation once in 100 years of Shrila Brahma which is our 311 trillion years. One has to further research to know exactly how many kalpas are over for him and how many more he has live and this exact information may or may not be available in the Vedic scriptures but it is evident he has already lived for at least 3 or 4 kalpas. In each kalpa, the glories of a specific Dhaam are revealed to him after swimming for millions of years in the water of the partial devastation. Sorry if this sounds very technical but it is true.

In Puri Dhaam, he came out of Lord Krishna: "http:///"]Krishnaís belly where he saw the whole of creation and worshiped his Guru Shrila Shiva by establishing his linga of Markandeshvara since it was due to the causeless mercy of his Guru Shrila Shiva that he had the audience of the Supreme Lord [URL="http:///" and the great fortune to enter into His divine body. I will not get into the detailed pastimes of Markadeshvara here.


Title: Re: Shrila Markandeya Rishi

User: Michael Date: 2006-12-16 08:46:00


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