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Sita Swyamvar

SRI RAM BREAKS SHIV DHANUSH Rama and Lakshmana accompanied Rishi Viswamitra to king Janaka’s palace. They were invited by the King Janaka for attending his daughter Sita’s Swamvara. When Rama and Lakshmana reached the place, they saw...

Rama Lakshamana visits city of Videha

  A tale from Ramayana After a few days the hermit, Visva-mitra, said to the young men: ” My lords’, would it not gladden your hearts to see the holy stream of Ganges, and to see the city of Videha, where lies the bow that no man on...

Prince Rama and Tadaka

Story from Ramayana: Prince Rama meets demon Tadaka and Maricha The sage led the two princes towards a dark and fearsome jungle haunted by many beasts of prey, in which dwelt the terrible rakshasa woman named Tadaka(Thataka) , mother of Maricha. She...

Story of Nala and Damayantí

Story from India ONCE upon a time there reigned in Nishadha1 a great rajah of choicest virtues whose name was Nala. He had great skill in taming steeds; he was a peerless archer, and was devoted to truth. Nala commanded a mighty army: like to the...

Right-Mind and Wrong-Mind

a certain city lived two friends, sons of merchants, and their names were Right-Mind and Wrong-Mind. These two travelled to another country far away in order to earn money. There the one named Right-Mind, as a consequence of favoring fortune found a...

A Remedy Worse Than the Disease

flock of herons once had their nests on a fig tree in a part of a forest. In a hole in the tree lived a black snake who made a practice of eating the heron chicks before their wings sprouted. At last one heron, in utter woe at seeing the young ones...

The Girl Who Married a Snake

Palace City lived a Brahman named Godly, whose childless wife wept bitterly when she saw the neighbors’ youngsters. But one day the Brahman said: “Forget your sorrow, mother dear. See! When I was offering the sacrifice for birth of...

The Monk Who Left His Body Behind

In the Koshala country is a city called Unassailable. In it ruled a king named Fine-Chariot, over whose footstool rippled rays of light from the diadems of uncounted vassal princes. One day a forest ranger came with this report: “Master, all...

मिट्ठू(Mitthu) By Munshi Premchand

बंदरों के तमाशे तो तुमने बहुत देखे होंगे। मदारी के इशारों पर बंदर कैसी-कैसी नकलें करता है, उसकी शरारतें भी तुमने देखी होंगी। तुमने उसे घरों से कपड़े उठाकर भागते देखा होगा। पर आज हम तुम्हें एक ऐसा हाल सुनाते हैं, जिससे मालूम होगा कि बंदर लड़कों से भी...

अग्नि समाधि(Agni Samadhi) By Munshi Premchand

साधु-संतों के सत्संग से बुरे भी अच्छे हो जाते हैं, किन्तु पयाग का दुर्भाग्य था, कि उस पर सत्संग का उल्टा ही असर हुआ। उसे गाँजे, चरस और भंग का चस्का पड़ गया, जिसका फल यह हुआ कि एक मेहनती, उद्यमशील युवक आलस्य का उपासक बन बैठा। जीवन-संग्राम में यह...

Lion and the Rabbit

here was a beautiful meadow, which was the home of many wild animals. They would have lived very happily there had it not been for one mischief-loving Lion. Every day this Lion wandered about, killing many helpless creatures for the mere sport of...

The Heron That Liked Crab-Meat

There was once a heron in a certain place on the edge of a pond. Being old, he sought an easy way of catching fish on which to live. He began by lingering  at the edge of his pond, pretending to be quite irresolute, not eating even the fish within...

The Jogi’s Punishment

A rajah made a jogi welcome in his city, building a house where he might receive guests. The rajah's only child was a beautiful daughter, who was betrothed to a neighboring prince. One day this daughter visited the jogi, who was instantly attracted...

Gillu(गिल्लू) By Mahadevi Verma

गिल्लू(Gillu) सोनजुही में आज एक पीली कली लगी है। इसे देखकर अनायास ही उस छोटे जीव का स्मरण हो आया, जो इस लता की सघन हरीतिमा में छिपकर बैठता था और फिर मेरे निकट पहुँचते ही कंधे पर कूदकर मुझे चौंका देता था। तब मुझे कली की खोज रहती थी, पर आज उस लघुप्राण...

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