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Krishna and Jarasandha: A Mahabharata Story

Krishna and Jarasandha - Bheema killed Jarasandha in wrestling match

King Brihadratha of Magadha (ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar) was married to the twin daughters of the King of Kashi. Brihadratha loved both his wives equally and had all the material joys of the world, but no son. This left him in a depressed state. The sage Chandakaushika visited his kingdom and Brihadratha served him with respect. Being pleased …

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Krishna Visits Mathura: Krishna’s Childhood Story

Krishna Visits Mathura: Lord Krishna's Childhood Story in English

Now stories about Krishna’s deeds spread far and wide. When Kamsa heard about Krishna, he was sure that Krishna was Devaki’s eight born child, born to destroy him. He, in turn, planned to invite Krishna to Mathura (Uttar Pradesh, India) and have him killed. He summoned an old minister by the name of Akrura and sent him to Gokul with …

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Krishna and Rukmini: Lord Krishna Marriage Story

Krishna and Rukmini: Story Behind the Wedding of Sri Krishna

Bheeshmaka, the king of Vidarbha had two children, Prince Rukmi and Princess Rukmini. Bheeshmaka had heard many stories of Krishna‘s valor and secretly wished him to be his son-in-law. He knew that it might not be possible as Kamsa’s father-in-law, Jarasandha, was their overlord and he was Krishna’s sworn enemy. Vidarbha is the eastern region of the Indian state of …

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Santa and the Christmas gift: Children’s Story

Santa and the Christmas gift: Children's Story

Santa was in a fix. He was forced to unwrap and use one of the gifts, which was a little girl’s rather unusual request. How would he make it up to her, he wondered. As winter was spreading its freezing arms to cover all mountains and meadows alike, Santa excitedly rubbed his gloved palms. He was supervising the Christmas preparations. …

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Christmas: Kids Short Story with Moral

English Wisdom Story for Kids: Christmas

Christmas: Kids Short Story By Manjari Shukla On this Christmas Eve, Michael was wandering in the garb of Santa Claus with a bag full of gifts. Being a crooked thief, he was adept at disguising himself and robbing people even during broad day light. Suddenly he noticed a lady waving good bye to a small boy.Michel thought – “I am …

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Legend of Christmas Tree: Story for Students

The Legend of the Christmas Tree

Most children have seen a Christmas tree, and many know that the pretty and pleasant custom of hanging gifts on its boughs comes from Germany; but perhaps few have heard or read the story that is told to little German children, respecting the origin of this custom. The story is called “The Little Stranger,” and runs thus: In a small …

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Chanukah in the shadow of the inquisition: Chanukah Stories

Hanukkah Greetings

The House of Modiglia, importers of silks, was one of the famous business establishments in Seville, Spain. The two brothers Yaakov and Reuven del Modiglia had inherited it from their father, who received a special scroll from the king of Spain – praising him for his contribution to the development of overseas trade. Their widowed mother Donna Rachela del Modiglia …

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