A Dialogue Begins in the Sacred Vindhya Mountain

Aditi Banerjee
8 min readJun 14, 2021

Introduction: This is the third of a new series compiling and retelling stories from the Puranas, simply and without distortion or substantive embellishment. This episode comes from the beginning of the Markandeya Purana. The quotes cited are from Bibek Debroy’s excellent translation of the Markandeya Purana.

Last time, we learned about Jaimini Rishi’s four questions about the Mahabharata. Today, his dialogue with the birds begins.

Jaimini Rishi journeys to the Vindhya Mountains to meet the birds at Markandeya Rishi’s…

Aditi Banerjee

Published novelist. Practicing attorney. Writer and speaker on Indic civilization. Incurable wanderlust for the Himalayas and other ancient fabled lands.