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25 October 2009, 09:47 PM
Aum Namah Shivaya
hi guys, please teach me about Marici
about meaning of the NAME and story
about She is from Vaishnava or Shaivaism ?
25 October 2009, 11:07 PM
I understand that there were three marIchi-s:
• marIchi-1 was a maharshi born from brahmA's mind (mAnasaputra). He had several wives and children, and sage kAshyapa was child.
• marIchi-2 was a celestial woman who attended a dance at the celebrations of arjuna's birth, according to mahAbhArata, Adi parva, ch.122, verse 62.
• marIchi-3 was an author of dharmashAstra.
A purAnic encyclopedia comes handly in looking up names:
purANic Encyclopaedia: vettam maNi
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26 October 2009, 11:03 PM
Thank you, but in this i mean is Marici as Goddess
she always walk in front of Surya
maybe She is a Venus ? or maybe Marici is from Vedic Astrology
i dont sure
12 March 2013, 10:53 PM
Could there be any etymological connection to Mara?
In Latvian mythology, Mara is name of the the highest ranking goddess, who is believed to be the wise and generous Mother of the Earth.
Mara had a number of functions. She was the goddess who was responsible for the land, the waters, and every living thing. In particular, she was the protector of women, especially mothers, and children.
She is strongly associated with childbirth; children are said to enter the world "through the gates of Mara". Mara is also linked with death, and often takes the form of black animals such as ravens or black hens.
Is there any possible connection to the Hindu "Mara" (or Marici)?
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