Tag Archives: Old Classic Stories for Students

A Lantern As Big As A House: Sybil Wettasinghe

A Lantern As Big As A House: Sybil Wettasinghe

The festival of Vesak takes place in May, at a time when the full moon seems to shine with special brightness and splendor. It is a feast in honor of the Lord Buddha, and people’s hearts are filled with fervor as they flock to their temples to honor him. They bring offerings of milk-and-rice gruel and long thin sticks of …

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Bali and Hanuman: How Hanuman saved Sugriva

Bali and Hanuman - Learn how Hanuman saved Sugriva from Bali

Bali and Hanuman: 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 …

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Story behind the birth of Lord Hanuman?

Story behind the birth of Lord Hanuman?

The story of the birth of Lord 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 …

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पुनर्मिलन: कहानियों के विशेषज्ञ जोहान पीटर हेबेल

पुनर्मिलन: कहानियों के विशेषज्ञ जोहान पीटर हेबेल

जोहान पीटर हेबेल (1760-1826) जर्मन लेखकों में अपनी छोटी-छोटी कहानियों के लिए विशेष रूप से जाने जाते हैं। प्रस्तुत कहानी प्रेम की एक अखिण्डत प्यास और एक ऐसे विश्वास की कहानी है, जिसके सहारे आदमी अपनी तमाम भावी सम्भावनाओं के प्रति समर्पित हो जाता है। कोई पचास बरसों से भी पहले की बात है कि फालुन में – जो कि …

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First Thanksgiving: Children’s Thanksgiving story

First Thanksgiving: After landing in Plymouth*, the Pilgrims had to struggle to survive through their first wretched and miserable winter in Massachusetts. When spring and summer came it was a welcome relief. They learned so many things that first year. They had planted and cared for their first fields of corn. They had found wild strawberries in the meadows, raspberries …

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Remotely Thanksgiving: Humorous Short Story

Remotely Thanksgiving

Remotely Thanksgiving: Humorous Short Story – “Jessie are you sure you don’t know where the TV remote is, Bob asked her for the hundredth time, it was sitting here on the coffee table this afternoon.” Bob’s eldest daughter Jessie was quietly watching her favorite TV program. She looked up, scrunched up her face, shrugged her shoulders and turned back to …

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दो बैलों की कथा: मुंशी प्रेमचंद की लोकप्रिय कहानी

Munshi Premchand Classic Hindi Story दो बैलों की कथा

कथाकार मुंशी प्रेमचंद भारत के ही नहीं, दुनियाभर में विख्यात हुए और ‘कथा सम्राट‘ कहलाए। प्रेमचंद की जयंती 31 जुलाई को बड़े ही उत्‍साह से मनाई जाती  है। इस खास मौके पर उनकी कहानी ‘दो बैलों की कथा‘ पढ़कर अपनी यादें ताजा कर लीजिए… दो बैलों की कथा [1]: हीरा और मोती जानवरों में गधा सबसे ज्यादा बुद्धिमान समझा जाता …

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देवी: उपन्यास सम्राट मुंशी प्रेमचंद की लघुकथा

Munshi Premchand Short Hindi Story Devi देवी

देवी: प्रेमचंद की लघुकथा देवी: उपन्यास सम्राट मुंशी प्रेमचंद की लघुकथा – रात भीग चुकी थी। मैं बरामदे में खड़ा था। सामने अमीनुद्दौला पार्क नींद में डूबा खड़ा था। सिर्फ एक औरत एक तकियादार बेंच पर बैठी हुई थी। पार्क के बाहर सड़क के किनारे एक फ़कीर खड़ा राहगीरों को दुआयें दे रहा था – खुदा और रसूल का वास्ता… …

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