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Guru Gobind Singh: Childhood of 10th Sikh Guru

Guru Gobind Singh - The Childhood

The tenth Guru Spent his first five years in Patna itself and did his basic schooling there. Along with the religious scriptures, he also studied the Bihari language at Patna. His Uncle, Bhai Kripal, trained him in archery and swordsmanship and soon he became a great marksman. When Guru Tegh Bahadur returned from Dhaka (now Bangladesh‘s Capital) to Patna he …

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Guru Gobind Singh: Uncommon Games and Related Stories

Prince Gobind Rai was hardly five when he started to get weapon training. He began to break pitchers of women carrying water with the aim of his catapult. The women whose pitchers were broken would complain to his revered mother. The mother used to by them brass utensils which would not break with the pellets. Guru Gobind Singh – Uncommon …

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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor: I am 8 years old.Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.Papa says “If you see it in The Sun it’s so.”Please …

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Christmas Day: Christmas Folktale for Students

Short Christmas Story for Children: Christmas Day

“Boys,” said Mrs. Howard one morning, looking up from a letter she was reading, “I have had a letter from your grandmamma. She writes that she is returning to England shortly.” The boys went on with their breakfast without showing any great amount of interest in this piece of news, for they had never seen their grandmother, and therefore could …

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Christmas Carol of the Birds: Christmas Folktale

The Christmas Carol of the Birds

Do you know, when we are having such good times at Christmas, what sweet music they have in Norway (Europe), that cold country across the sea? One day in the year the simple peasants who live there make the birds very happy, so that they sing, of their own free-will, a glad, joyous carol on Christmas morning. And this is …

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Sparrows’ Holiday: Christmas Folktale for Kids

Short Christmas Story for Children: The Sparrows' Holiday

Mr. and Mrs. House Sparrow hopped round the garden looking for crumbs. But alas! Nobody threw any crumbs for the sparrows that day: At last Mr. Sparrow said: “All the people must be away on holiday.” “Then why don’t we go away on holiday?” chirped Mrs. Sparrow. Mr. Sparrow cocked his head on one side. “Yes, we will have a …

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When Goddess Lakshmi Begged: Hindu Folktale

Wisdom Folktale about Diwali Festival: When Goddess Lakshmi Begged

Long Long ago there was a king in Jaisalmer whose name was Rawal Prithvi Singh. His kingdom was very prosperous. He built up his capital with latticed windows and large havelis (palaces). He also captured some areas of neighboring kingdoms. But he was not broadminded. His success made him unreasonable, foolish and haughty. One day, while he was in his …

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Birth of Lord Krishna: Incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Birth of Lord Krishna

Krishna was born in a tense historical period proceeding a devastating war. The warring factions built up so many weapons that the burden on the earth became unbearable. Finally the goddess of Earth took the form of a cow and prayed to Lord Brahma for relief. Lord Brahma called all the demigods to the shore of the Milk Ocean to …

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