Tag Archives: Sacrifice folktales in English

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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King Shibi: Old Classic Indian Folktales

King Shibi

King Shibi was a great ruler. Everything he did was right and noble. He was very kind-hearted. He loved his subjects like his children. He loved animals too and looked after their welfare. He was very charitable and no needy man went away from him without help. He protected the weak against the strong. If anybody sought asylum with him, …

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Kacha and Devayani: Tales From Indian Classics

Kacha and Devayani: Tales From Indian Classics

The Devas and Asuras were always fighting each other. The Devas were from amongst the Gods. The Asuras were demons. The Asuras were powerful, capable of all kinds of wickedness. Some of them were great rulers and mighty kings. In their fight with the Devas the Asuras had an advantage. They had on their side a great saint and teacher, …

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