Markanday Muni Named Ghanshyam
The women of Chhapaiya named the divine
child Ghanshyam bacause he looked like the colors of a cloud.
Everybody else in Chhapaiya also called him by the same name, but
Dharmadev wasn't satisfied with this name. He wanted a great
Astrologer to name the divine child.
Meanwhile, Rishi Markanday arrived there. Dharmadev welcomed him
with a garland of flowers and said politely, "You have made
my house holy with your feet. I request of you to find a good
name for my child according to his "Rasi" (a sign of
Markanday Muni opened his astrological book, and studied the
planets, constellations, etc., of the birth time of the child.
After thinking for a while, the Muni said, "The child was
born in "Kark Rasi", so his name will be Hari. He looks
like the colors of the sky and was born in the month of Chaitra,
so he will also be known as Krishna. By mixing these two names,
we can also call him Harikrishna."
After reading the child's hands, Markanday Muni said, "O,
Dharmadev, you are very lucky. God himself descended in your
house. His name will expand in all directions."
After describing the child's virtues, Markanday Muni saw a
vision. In his vision, God blessed him and said, "O, Muni,
you will see me in Gujarat. Even though you named me here, I will
name you there." After seeing the vision, the Muni set out
Later, after many years, Markanday Muni met Shriji Maharaj in the
village, Unja. God made him his saint and named him
Answer the following questions.
- Who came to Chhapaiya?
- In which Rasi was God born?
- Which names did the Muni give to
the divine child?
- What did God tell the Rishi in the
- In Unja, whom did God make a saint?
- What was Markanday Muni's new name?
Match A with B to make a sentence.
|| 1. See me in Gujarat.
|_____ Markenday Muni
||2. Name you there.
|_____ O Muni!
|| 3. Saw the vision.
||4. Wasn't satisfied with this name.
||5. You are very lucky.
|_____ I will
||6. Opened the astrological book.
Describe why God was given the following names.
Markenday named Ghanshyam as: