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History of India
In the north, the Maurya dynasty, which included Ashoka, contributed greatly to India's cultural landscape. From 180 BC, a series of invasions from Central Asia followed, with the successive establishment in the northern Indian...
Guest Is Like A God
Once upon a time a cruel hunter lived in a forest. He always wondered over the forest insearch of birds of prey. His own relatives were against his cruel deeds and wanted to teach him lesson. They at least abandoned him. The hunter...
Golden Birds
Chitrarath ruled over a kingdom. There was a pool in his palace known as Padmasar. It was the shelter of a flock of golden coloured swans. These swans shed a golden feather six monthly which was a token to permit the use of the pool. This...
Brotherhood Of A Fool
A strange bird called Sindhuk, lived on a big tree in the hills. His droppings turned to gold. A bird catcher came to hills once. While passing that tree, he was amazed to seeing the droppings of a bird changing into gold. The hunter...
All Covet , All Lost
A hunter roamed about in a dense forest. He was in need of some prey. He spied a black wild boar and shot an arrow. The arrow thrust into the boar. The boar was enraged at this attack. He did not turn around but attacked the...
In Search
A banyan tree was a shelter of birds different kinds. A crow, named Laghupatnak had his permanent home on the tree. One day he was in search of food. He saw a hunter speeding to banyan tree having strong net and a bag of rice. The...
Pewit Couple And The Sea
A pewit couple lived near the sea. The female pewit became pregnant so asked the male to find a safe and good place for delivery. The male replied, “This place near the sea is clean and beautiful. We should stay here.” The female pewit...
The Learned Who Was A Thief
There lived a very learned brahman in some city. Being learned but never resist stealing things. It might be the after effects of misdeeds of his previous birth. One day, four wealthy brahmans arrived there. They were traders having lot...
Foxy Stork
A very large lake was full of fish of all varieties as well as with other marine lives in a forest. An old stork also lived under a tree on its bank. He was unable to catch fish as he was old enough and had become weaker due to lack of...
The Greedy Saint
Many monks lived in a monastery in an unpopulated area. Hermit Dev Sharma was one of them. He was very greedy and made offered at temple. He did not trust anybody and so was worried about his wealth which he kept in a bag. He never parted...
Never Play Aimless with the Unknown
A businessman lived in a city, He thought to construct a temple near his city. Many workers were put in the task doing different works. It was the period when carpenters were engaged for wood work, A big Arjuna tree was being sawn into...
Diwali in Jainism
Lord Mahavira, the last of the Jain Thirthankaras, attained Nirvana on this day at Pavapuri. According to Jain tradition the chief disciple of Mahavira, Ganadhar Gautam Swami also attained complete knowledge on this very day, thus making...
Diwali in Sikhism
Sikhs also celebrate Diwali as the period during which the foundation stone for the Golden Temple was laid during in 1577. Diwali (also known as Bandi Chhorh Divas) played an important role in the life of Sri Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth...
Krishna Janmaashtami
Krishna Janmaashtami, also known as "Krishnaashtami", "Gokulaashtami", "Srikrishna Jayanti", "Sree Jayanthi" or sometimes merely as "Janmaashtami", is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar (incarnation) of...
Lessons from the Ramayana
 Ramayana illustrates Dharma in the form of Rama, who is the personification of this Hindu concept of duty and harmony. an ideal son, an ideal king and ideal husband through Rama. an ideal wife through Sita. an ideal brother...
Aum namah Sivaya the vedic Mantra
 Aum namah Sivaya is among the foremost Vedic mantras. Its general translation is "adoration to Siva", and is called Panchakshara, or "five-letters". Saivite mystics hold that within its celestial tones and hues resides all of the...
The Significance of the Symbol Om
 The symbol Om (also called Pranava), is the most sacred symbol in Hinduism. Volumes have been written in Sanskrit illustrating the significance of this mystic symbol. Although this symbol is mentioned in all the Upanishads and in...
Superior in Loyalty
Then King Vikram again went to the tree, and again got hold of the Betaal, and took him on his shoulder and when the king had set out, the Betaal again started a story. There was a city of the name of Kanakapura situated on the bank of...
Different names of Lord Vishnu
 Vishnu has a number of names, collected in the Vishnu sahasranama ("Vishnu's thousand names"), which occurs in the Mahabharata. In Vishnu Sahasranama Vishnu is praised as the Supreme God. The names are generally derived from the...
Who is Lord Vishnu?
Vishnu, is a form of God, to whom many Hindus pray. For Vaishnavas, He is the only Ultimate Reality or God, as is Shiva for Shaivites. In Trimurti belief, He is the second aspect of God in the Trimurti (also called the Hindu Trinity),...
What is Bhagvad Gita?
 The discourse on the Bhagavad Gita begins before the start of the climatic battle at kurukshetra. It begins with the kshatriya prince Arjuna as he becomes filled with doubt on the battlefield. Realising who his enemies are;...
Who was Balram?
 In Hinduism, Balarama (phonetically Balarama - his other names include Baladeva, Balabhadra and Halayudha) is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna. Most South Indian Hindu sects and some Vaishnava sects based in eastern...
Different names of Lord Krishna.
  Krishna the Dark One The term Krishna in Sanskrit means "black" or "dark". It is related to similar words in other Indo-European languages meaning black. The name is often translated as 'the dark one' or as 'the black one'. In...
All about Lord Krishnas life.
 Birth and childhood Krishna was of the royal family of Mathura, and was the eighth son born to the princess Devaki, and her husband Vasudeva, a noble of the court. He was born in a prison cell in Mathura, and the place of his birth...
How Hanuman helped in Ramayana war?
Sundara Kanda, the fifth book in the Ramayana epic, focusses mainly on the adventures of Hanuman. While in exile, Rama enlisted the help of the vanaras in his search for Sita. A group of vanaras sent on a search mission reached the...
What are Grey Langurs?
 The gray langurs are a group of Old World monkeys and make up the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus. They are a large and fairly terrestrial genus inhabiting open wooded habitats and urban areas on the Indian subcontinent. Until...
The Great Temples of Lord Hanuman
 There are numerous temples for Hanuman, and his images are usually installed at all temples where images of avataras of Vishnu are installed. Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya Swami was the main deity of Sri Raghavendra Swami. The place...
How was Hanumans childhood?
 Hanuman grew up and inherited his father's activities of quick flying, forceful travel, and mighty strength. Soon after his birth he saw the sun, thought it to be a ripe fruit and took flight to catch hold of the sun to eat. ...
Who is Lord Hanuman?
  In Hinduism, Hanuman is a vanara who aided Rama (an avatar of Vishnu) in rescuing his wife, Sita, from the Rakshasa King Ravana. He symbolizes the pinnacle of bhakti, and is seen by some to have also been an avatar of Shiva. He is...
What is Jataka Tales?
 The Jataka is a voluminous body of folklore and mythic literature, primarily associated with the Theravada Buddhist tradition, as written in the Pali language (from about the 3rd century, A.D.); however, the stories found in the...
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