Folktales In English

Folktales In English

An angel and a witch: Akbar & Birbal Moral Story

An angel and a witch: Akbar & Birbal Moral Story

One day, the Emperor expressed his desire to see an angel and an ugly witch. He expressed his wish to Birbal. The next day, Birbal came to the court along with his wife and a prostitute. Then presenting his wife he said to the Emperor, “Maharaj, this is an angel. I get endless satisfaction and happiness from her.” The Emperor …

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A dog and a son-in-law: Witty tale of Akbar Birbal

A dog and a son-in-law

One day, Emperor Akbar said to Birbal, “Birbal! Bring me two such animals – one of which has a sense of gratitude and the other who forgets all this and takes to treachery.” After thinking deeply over the matter, Birbal brought a dog and his own son-in-law to the court. He presented them before the Emperor, and said, “Maharaj, I …

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Krishna’s Childhood in Vrindavana

Krishna's Childhood in Vrindavana

Krishna’s Childhood in Vrindavana: When Yasoda and Nanda found Krishna as their son, they performed all the religious ceremonies in secret, to avoid Kansa’s wrath. The family astrologer, Gargamuni, told the family, “Your son Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He will protect you from Kansa’s persecutions, and by His grace only, you will surpass all difficulties. Therefore raise …

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Krishna Kills the Snake Demon Aghasura

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 …

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Dark Below The Lamp: Moral Story From Akbar Birbal

Dark Below The Lamp: Moral Story From Akbar Birbal

Dark Below The Lamp: Once, the Emperor and Birbal were sitting in the palace balcony and watching the sunrise. The sunrays falling on the sparkling waters of the Yamuna river gave it a golden sheen. The Emperor used to watch this natural beauty everyday. Suddenly, their attention was diverted due to a loud noise. They noticed some thieves running after …

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