an auspicious moment, Marudwati delivered a boy & illumined hermitage
infinite joy of parents overflowing touched one and all in every hermitage The
waxing moon of the Tapovana was baptised as 9 Markandeya a holy name
brought honour to parents by austerity and devotion of rare type & fame.
of visitors flowed into asram to feast eyes with his beauty sans end Among the
famous the reputed 10Saptarishis visit deserves mention reverent Struck with
11souseelya they said 12deerghayshman bhava' in tone resonant The
grief-stricken parents then narrated the boys fate & moaned san end.
advised the boy to chant 13Panchakshri as the only means left for him
And offered to take him to 14 Brahmaloka for the blessing of long life by HIM
The helpless parents nodded, hoping Bramh's intercession might prolong life
Swept by 15divyasobha visible in face&robe, Bramh said "My you've long life"
name of the boy born to Mrikanda Sage.
10) seven reputed sages.
11) good character.
12) a blessing conferring long life.
13) a five lettered chant addressed to Lord Mahewsar,
14) the world of Brahma.
15) glorious charm.