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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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Krishna & Syamantaka Gem: Lord Krishna Story

Krishna and Syamantaka Gem - Story of Lord krishna youth days

Satrajit, a nobleman of Dwarka, was a devotee of Surya, the Sun God. Surya being pleased with Satrajit’s devotion appeared before him and gifted him the Syamantaka gem. The Syamantaka gem’s specialty was that it could magically produce eight measures of gold a day. Satrajit became a really wealthy man. Krishna then approached Satrajit and told him that he should …

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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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Krishna Kills the Snake Demon Aghasura

Krishna Kills the Snake Demon Aghasura

One day the cowherd boys were playing their games, such as imitating peacocks and running after birds’ shadows on the ground, when they came upon a mountain cave. This was actually a demon-brother of Putana‘s, who had expanded himself into an eight-mile long snake to kill the boys. The opening to the cave was his mouth. The boys felt a …

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Sant Kabir’s Family: Story about family of Kabir Das

Sant Kabir

Saint Kabir was born in 1398 AD in Banaras city. His father Neeru was a Muslim and weaver by profession. Banaras being a Hindu place of pilgrimage was always thronged by Sadhus. Those Sadhus had a profound effect on the life of Kabir. While playing with companions in childhood, he would often call ‘Ram Ram’ or ‘Hari Hari. Hindu children …

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“अभी दिल्ली दूर है” की कहावत और हजरत निज़ामुद्दीन औलिया

Story of Famous Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin अभी दिल्ली दूर है

मध्यकाल में दिल्ली ही नहीं बल्कि सारे भारत के जनजीवन पर सूफियों का बड़ा प्रभाव था। यद्यपि सुलतान इसलाम के पालक और संरक्षक थे, मुल्लों और कठमुल्लों के बहकावे मे आ कर हिंदू प्रजा पर मनमाने अत्याचार भी करते थे। लेकिन सुलतान के अधिकांश अमीरों, विशेषतः आम जनता का सूफीमत की ओर अधिक झुकाव था। सूफी धर्म भारत के अद्वैतवाद …

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