Hindu Mythology

TaleTown multimedia stories on Hindu mythology or Indian mythology. Discover secrets of life & art of living in ancient Hindu stories from Hindu scriptures & sacred Hindu texts like Ramayan, Puranas (For Mahabharat and Krishna stories specifically - see Mahabharat Stories, For Upanishad stories with Vedic philosophy or Hindu Philosophy– See Eastern Philosophy)

  • Am I Rich Soil?

    lostDronacharya (Teacher Dron) taught archery equally to all his students, yet Arjun excelled the others in mastering it.

    The seed which falls in a rich and ready soil bears the greatest fruits.

  • Control Your Tongue

    awesome-akshardham-temple-in-delhi-india-295837Build character and learn to control your tongue, and your words, like Rishi Durvasa’s, will have the power to move mountains and create history.

    Insightful kids story from Hindu mythology showing that words have power. Words can heal, and words can hurt.

  • Creating An Upanishad

    Storytellers CafeHe thought about his father’s future work. Creating and publishing stories – inspired by life.

    Creating another Upanishad! A contemporary Upanishad! Perhaps an Upanishad retold!

    Would he read it? He knew he would, he loved his father’s stories anyway.

  • Devayani And Kach

    Jan. 23 - Love

    In the Hindu mythology story of Devayani and Kach, should Kacha have married Devyani?

    Genetic engineering is a great Sanjivani Vidya, but whether in vivo or in vitro, human cloning or resurrection using borrowed genetic materials can alter existing familial relationships

  • Eye Of The Beholder

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    Nothing changes in the world around you, yet your world changes completely.

    The eye sees. The eye of the beholder is the key.

  • From The Water's Womb

    Sunrise at KanyakumariThis was Cape of Comorin - the Cape Reinga of India – almost at the southernmost tip of the peninsula. We were in a town called Kanyakumari in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

    Contrary to the sensational popular belief that Kanyakumari lies at the meeting point of three bodies of water, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, it is surrounded by only one: the Laccadive Sea.

  • Glimpses Of Greatness

    Mother and daughter chat in front of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    Glimpses of greatness can be seen all around us, not just in ancient avatars and famous leaders.

    Necessity and opportunity creates heroes out of ordinary beings.

  • Holding God For Ransom

    Seth child praying"Bribing God?" Rosh had overheard her, "He laughs at prayers like that!"

    "What's wrong with me showing some gratitude if He hears and answers my prayers?" Isha flared.

  • How To Create Music?

    ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪♪ ♫"Ethereal music flows from a blooming personality. It is the sound of Life, of Being."

    "But we live in a world that values Becoming over Being. If you must create, create that inner silence that metamorphoses naturally into music. Create that deserving conduit, through which the Anaahat can express its Naad."

  • How To Handle Durvasas?

    An Ash Smeared Naga Sadhu Smoking PotHow to handle Durvasas? How to deal with people you don’t like?

    Why did Rishi Durvaasa curse Indra? Insightful story on sage Durvasa of the Hindu mythology

  • Jai Jagdish Hare

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    Rosh explains the lyrics of Jai Jagdish Hare, famous song from legendary film Anand Math.

    How should one live their life today? With faith, and fearless action!

  • King And The Astrologers

    Author Unknown Trust is like a piece of paper. Once it's crumpled, it can't be perfect againA King invited a famous visiting astrologer to study his horoscope and tell him about his future.

    The astrologer was quite learned.

    He studied it thoroughly and did his calculations well. Finally, he gave his verdict.

  • Mahabharat And Bharat

    Therukoothu - Street PlayMahabharat and modern Bharat characters compared.

    Duryodhan & Rahul Gandhi, Bhishma & Advani, Arjun & Narendra Modi, Karna & Manmohan Singh, Shakuni & Kejriwal, Dhritrashtra & Sonia, Krishna & Abdul Kalam, Chanakya

  • Moses Saves The Israelites

    Steve "Moses "Jobs Delivers TabletJosh tells Isha how Moses saves the Israelites, using engineers to build a bridge at Red Sea & later destroys the bridge.

    Retold funny joke on Biblical story...

  • Mundo Uno - One World

    Mundo Uno - One World

    ‘Vasudhaev kutumbkam,’ he understood it now, though he had heard it a thousand times before. ‘Mundo Uno - One World’.

    अयं बन्धुरयं नेति, गणना लघुचेतसाम् | उदार चरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम् ||

    'Discrimination, saying ‘this one is a relative; that other is a stranger’, is for the small-minded. For the magnanimous, the entire world is one family.'

  • Only The Bird's Eye

    Archer silouetteHe plucked an arrow from the quiver, placed it on the bow, and pulled the string.

    "What do you see when you aim?" Dron asked him when he was ready to release his arrow.

  • Raising The Dead

    Raise the dead !The formula for raising the dead, Mrit Sanjivni Mantra, was known to Shukracharya, guru of the Asuras.

    Hindu mythology story of Kach’s resurrections for Devyani

  • Soren Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard“What interested me in Kierkegaard," said Rosh, "was the realization that here was a man 200 years before me, thinking about how belief inherited through custom, tradition or lineage reduced the wonder of faith to a civil duty.”

    “Like in post-Upanishadic India, up until recent times, religion here was being practiced by the population out of habit and fear, rather than due to any individual choices made by people about their own lives and destiny.”

  • Star In The East?

    Fire in the Sky"Pregnant?" Mrs. Maid was incredulous, "She can't be! She has never ever been left alone with a man! Have you Missie?"

    "No mother!" the daughter had turned white, "I've never even kissed a man!"

  • Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamayaa

    God rays in Israel'What do I care about most?' he thought.

    And it came to him suddenly, 'I don't want to lose my father.'