When the sixteen years were over, the Lord of Death arrived and cast his noose to take the life of Markandeya. The noose did not cover Markandeya alone. The Siva Linga was also caught in the noose because Markandeya was embracing the Linga. When the Lord of Death started drawing the noose, Siva emeerged from the Linga. Siva thundered at the Lord of death, "How dare you cast your noose on the one who had become one with Me and also cast Me in the noose? Siva chastised the Lord of Death saying that he would be entitled to take the life of Markandeya if he had been alone, but not when he had become one with Him. "No one is entitled to touch a person who has united with Me," said Siva.
Siva chastised Yama and protected Markandeya and blessed him with immortality. With the Grace of the Divine, Markandeya got the blessings of his parents and preceptor.
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