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Vibhishana, the younger brother of Ravana who supported Rama

Introduction A devotee of Sri Rama and younger brother of the valiant Ravana, king of Lanka. He had great affection and respect for his elder brother. But when Ravana set him on an evil course, Vibheeshana boldly protested and tendered proper advice. When no alternative was left, he went away from Lanka, surrendered himself to…

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Story of Bhishma: The prince who stuck to vow till the end

Introduction One of the most honored figures of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata. He gave up marriage and the throne for his father’s sake. To the people of India, he is the symbol of mature wisdom. Long ago in Dwapara Yuga, there ruled a famous dynasty of kings of the Lunar Race, that is, the…

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Story of Eklavya, a student who learned before Guru’s Idol

Introduction A student’s distinction lies in his devout pursuit of knowledge, and not merely in his heritage. This manifests in a splendid manner in Ekalavya’s life. He worshipped an idol of his ‘Guru’, learned his lessons in archery in the Master’s absence, and mastered the art. When his master desired the thumb of Ekalavya’s right hand…

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Jhansi Rani Lakshmi Bai, the biography of a masculine queen

Introduction The great heroine of the First war of India Freedom. She lived for only twenty-two years. She became a widow in her eighteenth year. Jhansi, of which she was the queen, was in the grip of the cunning, cruel British. She was the embodiment of patriotism, self-respect, and heroism. She was the queen of…

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Biography of Rajmata & Veermata Jijabai, mother of Shivaraje

Introduction The mother of Shivaji who was the protector of the country as well as religion. She was the guide who shaped his mind from his early years. She was the embodiment of self-respect. That great mother suffered in silence and became a source of inspiration to her heroic son. Is there anyone in India…

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Ashoka the Great: A Story of a Great King to Buddhist Monk

Introduction The Wheel, which adorns the flag of free India, has kept its memory green. Lord of a vast empire, after a great victory on the battlefield he grew sick of violence and took an oath never to fight again. He was an ideal ruler. He strove to carry to other lands the light he…

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The Story of Satya Harishchandra Katha with full movie

Introduction With his vow to remain truthful at all times, Harischandra successfully faced the rigorous challenge posed by Vishwamitra. Though a king he sacrificed everything he had at the altar of truth, including his Kingdom, and even his life and son. He took so lowly a job as that of the guard at burial ground;…

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Historic information about Keladi Rani Chennamma with Images

Introduction She ruled over a small state, Keladi, for twenty-five years (1671-1696) but proved herself a great and heroic queen. She protected the kingdom when her husband failed in his duty. And she faced the wrath of the mighty Aurangazeb and gave shelter to Rajaram, Shivaji’s son. She was the Queen of an ancient State….

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Harihara and Bukka Raya: The Saviors of ancient India

Introduction Hakka was the first ruler of the famous kingdom of Vijayanagar and Bukka his brother, the second ruler. They opposed the mighty Sultan of Delhi and brought unity and freedom to south India. They were great not only as warriors but also as rulers. Hakka and Bukka were the first kings of the Vijayanagar…

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Tatia Tope, Rani Laxmi Bai’s fight against the Britishers

Introduction A hero of the fight for freedom in 1857. His very name made the mighty English general’s tremble. Deceived by his friend, he faced death like a hero, for the sake of his country. Tatia Tope The British troops had pitched their tents on the parade grounds near the fort of Shivpuri, 75 miles from…