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Bakasura: Supernatural man-eater in Hindu epic Mahabharata

Bakasura: Supernatural man-eater in Hindu epic Mahabharata

Our King tried to fight the giant with a big army. But Bakasura was very strong. He defeated the King and his army… A rakshasa, “man-eater” in epic Mahabharata Bakasura: A Rakshasa – The Pandavas and their mother, Kunti, wandered about the country in disguise. After some time they reached a city called Ekachakra. There they stayed in a brahmin’s house. …

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Tulsidas And Thieves: Old Classic Moral Story

Sant Tulsidas And Thieves: Old Classic Moral Story

Tulsidas And Thieves: Many years ago, when the great Emperor Akbar ruled at Delhi, there lived a man named Tulsidas who wrote the Ramayana. Valmiki wrote the Ramayana in Sanskrit, but Tulsidas wrote it in Hindi, the spoken language of the people. That is why Tulsidas’s Ramayana is more popular than that of Valmiki’s. It is enacted every year as …

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Martyrdom of Younger Sahibzadas

छोटे साहिबजादों के साथ वजीर खान की क्रूरता

PART I – Martyrdom of Younger Sahibzadas Anandpur Battle and Separation of Guru Gobind Singh’s Family Martyrdom of Younger Sahibzadas: The brave and fearless Sikhs (army) of Guru Gobind Singh were engaged for months together in a prolonged battle with the Mughal army outside the Fort of Anandpur. Emperor Aurangzeb sent a message on oath that if the Guru and …

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A daughter is better than a son: Rajasthan Folktale

A daughter is better than a son: Rajasthan Folktale

A daughter is better than a son: Thakur Ari Singh was lying on deathbed. Relatives and friends surrounded him. He had only one daughter, named Lhalarde, who was standing motionless near her father. The atmosphere was tense. There was no hope of survival for Ari Singh. As is customary, the last wish of a dying man is found out and …

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