Famous Stories of Indian Culture


The Story of Eklavya and Dronacharya

The Story of Eklavya and Dronacharya

Eklavya was the son of a poor hunter. He wanted to learn archery to save the deer in the forest that were being hunted by the leopards.  So he went to Dronacharya (a master of advanced military arts) and requested him to teach him archery.

एक भिक्षु की कथा ( Story of a Bhikshu)

एक भिक्षु की कथा ( Story of a Bhikshu)

एक भिक्षु जंगल मै से गुजर रहा था। अचानक वह सजग हो जाता है कि एक शेर उसका पिछा कर रहा है। इसलिए वह भागना शुरु कर देता है। लेकीन उसका भागना भी जैन ढंग का है।

Story Behind the Nag Panchami

Story Behind the Nag Panchami

परंतु सर्प के समझाने पर चुप हो गई। तब सर्प ने कहा कि बहिन को अब उसके घर भेज देना चाहिए। तब सर्प और उसके पिता ने उसे बहुत सा सोना, चाँदी, जवाहरात, वस्त्र-भूषण आदि देकर उसके घर पहुंचा दिया..

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