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Famous Indian Legends

Famous classics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata as well as stories of krishna presented simply and interestingly. These stories will provide an excellent introduction to the Indian culture.

Krishna's Birth

Prince Kamsa was a ruthless tyrant. When Kamsa was driving the chariot bearing Devaki and Vasudeva out of the wedding hall, a voice from the heavens boomed more

Krishna's Life in Gokul

Read some more stories from the life of Krishna.Read on how Krishna killed the demoness Putana ,how he tamed Kalia and how he saved the people of Gokul from t more

Krishna Returns to Mathura

Krishna was invited by Kamsa to Mathura .On reaching Mathura Kamsa tried to kill Krishna by a mad elephant ,when this failed he challenged them to fight with more

Life and character sketch of Ravana

Ravana was a king of demons in the Hindu mythology. Ravana's real name was Dasamukha which literally means one who carries ten heads. Ravana is looked upon as more

Krishna and Rukmini

Read to know some more stories from the life of Krishna.Read on how Krishna got married to Rukmini.Marriage of Krishna to Rukmini is an interesting tale an more

Krishna and the Syamantaka Gem

The story of Syamantaka gem is an interesting one .The Syamantaka gem's specialty was that it could magically produce eight measures of gold a day.How the gem more

The Story of Krishna and Jarasandha

Read the story of Jarasandha .Jarasandha was defeated by Bheema in a wrestling match.Bheema threw Jarasandha to the ground, held his legs and split his body i more

The Story of Krishna and Narakasura

Naraka was the son of Bhoomi Devi but he had nature of a demon. Naraka was powerful and he took pleasure in terrorising the inhabitants of the three worlds.Na more

Vishwamitra Makes a Difficult Request

Ramayana,the legend begins in the ancient city of Ayodhya. This fair city, capital of the powerful kingdom of King Dashratha, stood on the banks of the holy more

The Princes' First Adventure

Vashista advised the king to send Ram with Vishwamitra because he was confident that no harm would befall the young prince. The prince would benefit and learn more

Prince Ram finds a Wife

Sita's Swayamvara was a grand affair. How Rama won Sita's hand, is an interesting tale. Read on.

Ram goes into Exile

King Dashrath felt that it was time that Ram took over the reigns as the crown prince. He summoned all his ministers and courtiers and announced that he had d more

The Death of King Dashratha and the Return of Bharat

Rama was sent into exile for fourteen long years.Ram went to bid farewell to his loved ones. Sita and Lakshman also went with him.Bharat on knowing of Rama's more

An Encounter with Surpanakha

Surpanakha wanted to be Rama's wife so she rushed at Sita to get rid of her.Laxman rushed to intervene and cut off the demon's nose and ears. Surpanakha went more

The Abduction of Sita

Sita spotted a lovely deer outside their hut. Its skin had a golden luminous sheen .She requested Ram to bring her the deer as a pet. Ram could not resist his more

The Search for Sita

Hanuman was the first monkey to discover that Ravan had taken Sita to Lanka. Ram took the signet ring that he wore off his finger and gave it to Hanuman. He more

Hanuman in Lanka

Hanuman found Lanka to be an astonishingly beautiful city. Hanuman happened upon Sita in the Ashoka grove.He told Sita that he was a messenger from Ram and ga more

Ram Wages War on Lanka

They decided to build a bridge that would extend to the shores of Lanka. The work was back-breaking, but in five days the task was complete. Ram, Laxman, and more

Kumbhakarna and Indrajit Enter the Fray

Kumbhakarna was Ravan's brother and had a truly formidable reputation as a warrior.Ram managed to decapitate the demon ,Kumbhakarna. Indrajit, Ravan's son, de more

The Famous Battle between Ram and Ravan

Ravan decided that it was time that he took matters into his own hands. All his brave generals and warriors had been defeated and he had lost both his brother more

Sita's Trial by Fire

Sita had been confined to the Ashoka grove for the entire time that the battle had been raging. After Ravan had been vanquished, Ram sent Hanuman to Sita to more

The Homecoming of Ram

Finally the fourteen long years of exile were up and Ram, Sita and Laxman were ready to return to Ayodhya. Vibhishan, who had been crowned king of Lanka after more

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is the great battle of Kurukshetra. It took place between two families - the Pandavas and the Kauravas for the sovereignty of Northern India a more

The Slaying Of Dronacharya

The Pandavas knew that it was impossible to win as long as their great 'guru' or teacher Dronacharya continued to battle.So they came up with a plan.The great more

Bishmapitamah's Last Days

Bhishma, was the grand old man of both the Kauravas and the Pandavas. He was the oldest member of the house as he had been granted the boon of dying at will a more

Battle With Duryodhan

After a couple of days of fighting, most of the Kauravas had been destroyed with the exception of Duryodhan and a few others. The Pandavas set out in search o more

Ashwatthama's Revenge

There were now just three Kauravas left and foremost amongst them was Ashwatthama, the son that Guru Dronacharya thought he had lost to the enemy. As was expe more

The Passing on of Lord Krishna

Dwarka was the hometown of Lord Krishna and his brother Balram as well as the entire Yadu race. One day, three great sages paid a visit to this city as Krish more

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