The Sage & The Four Strange Birds

Aditi Banerjee
7 min readMay 31, 2021
Photo by Katerina Kerdi on Unsplash

Introduction: This is the start 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.

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Aditi Banerjee

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