Tag Archives: English Stories on Friendship

Story behind the birth of Lord Hanuman?

Story behind the birth of Lord Hanuman?

The story of the birth of Hanuman goes thus: Vrihaspati had an attendant called Punjikasthala, who was cursed to assume the form of a female monkey – a curse that could only be nullified if she would give birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Reborn as Anjana, she performed intense austerities to please Shiva, who finally granted her the …

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Bali and Hanuman: How Hanuman saved Sugriva

Bali and Hanuman - Learn how Hanuman saved Sugriva from Bali

Kishkindha was the capital of the kingdom of the monkeys ruled by King Bali. One day, a terrible fight broke out between Bali and his brother Sugriva. Sugriva was so afraid of Bali that he went away to live in a hill called Rishyamukha with his minister, Hanuman. Sugriva chose to live on Rishyamukha, because Bali was cursed regarding the hill. …

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All in a row: Diyas light up more than just our homes

All in a row: Diyas light up more than just our homes

Pradeep decided that they would use electrical lights in multicolored to decorate the house for the festival. “How many days to Deepavali?” Pradeep asked his dad. “Four,” said Dad without looking up from the newspaper. “Oh… ho… we don’t have much time. We have to decorate the house with colorful electrical bulbs and multicolored string lights.” “I think it would …

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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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10 Seconds To Disaster: Fighter Pilots War Story

10 Seconds To Disaster: Fighter Pilots War Story

Mitch Rawson’s pal, young Pete Tracey, had crashed to his death during the first flight of the prototype of the Skystreak rocket plane. Why? What had gone wrong? Pete hadn’t lived to tell. Now Mitch had been detailed to test-flight the new Skystreak, pulled out of retirement at the age of 48 for the death-defying feat. Mitch was sure he …

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Animal Story For Children: Black Stripes Of Tiger

Black Stripes Of Tiger - Dr. Manjari Shukla

Many years ago the tiger did not have black stripes on his tanned body. Very few people know the secret story behind the appearance of these stripes. Once, long ago, a monkey had a birthday party and invited many of his friends, rabbit, squirrel, cat, dog, bear and of course, his best friend tiger. Monkey had decorated his house beautifully, …

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Friendship: Animal Inspirational English Story

Inspirational Animals English Story: Friendship

Pinku, a little squirrel was fond of placing bets with her friend Tutu parrot. However she always felt disappointed, as she always lost the bet. Poor Pinku was forced to offer five of her favorite nuts in return. All her friends advised her to avoid any further betting but Pinku used to remain silent with a faint smile. Tutu had …

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