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Tag: Mahabharata

Kacha and Devayani

This is a story which is recounted in the Mahabharata about a young lad Kacha , the son of Brihaspati who was the Guru of Devas. He went to learn a special skill from the Guru of the Asuras. Did he learn it or not? Read on to find out…

Shami Tree and Vijayadashami

This is the story of why the Shami tree is revered on Vijayadashami day. Read on to know why…

Karna – From the Mahabharatha

Karna is a character without whom Mahabharatha would be incomplete. It is his story we are going to read now. Lord Krishna’s father Vasudeva had a sister by name Pritha. She was a very bright, beautiful and lovely girl. Even while she was very young, her father gave her in adoption to Raja Kuntibhoja who […]

The Story Of Tilottama

This is the story of Tilottama, who was an Apsara or celestial maiden created by Lord Brahma for a special purpose. This story is told by Sage Narada in the Mahabharata to the Pandavas. Long long ago in the Asura clan was an Asura by name Nikhumba. Nikhumba had two sons, Sundan and Upasundan. Both […]

The Story of Mars (Chevvai)

India has succeeded in the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) in the first attempt just a few days ago and it occurred to me that I should write the mythological story of Mars. In our Puranas, it is said that once when Lord Shiva was in deep meditation, a drop of sweat from the brow of […]

Krishna To The Rescue

In the Story of Mahabharatha, the five Pandava Princes along with their wife Draupadi were banished from the kingdom to live in exile in the forest, following their defeat in a game of dice with Duryodhana. The Princes had no other go but to undergo this punishment and were living in the jungle. They were […]

Crows and Owls

This is a story from the Panchatantra about the Crows and Owls. Long long ago in the forests of Central India there was a huge banyan tree in a place called Mahilaropya, on which a whole colony of crows lived. Their king’s name was Meghavarna. The crows had only one grievance that a pack of […]

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