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The Lord of Shabarimala
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A strange and fascinating series of divine events led to the birth of Manikanthan, who had a glorious destiny. According to Indian mythology, he is one of the sons of the great ascetic Lord Shiva. At the end of a life full of dramatic events, Lord Parashurama himself sculpted and installed an idol of Manikanthan in the hill temple of Shabari. There, as Lord Ayyappan, he is worshipped as the presiding deity of the whole range. This lone temple on the top of the Shabari Hills, deep in the forests ...
The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu
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The Avatar concept is the very cornerstone of Hindu theology. According to it, the Supreme Power manifests itself in animal or human forms on earth, with the divine mission of cleansing it of the periodically increasing evil. The Avatar concept is closely related to the measurement of time in Hindu theology which has its basis on one working day of Brahma. According to the Bhagwat Purana, Brahma, the creator, is the causal effect of the predetermined periodic creation and dissolution of the univ...
The Remover of All Obstacles
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Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is considered the god of wisdom. The devotees worship him at the start of any new undertaking for its success. The god is special in that he carries the head of an elephant. Ganas were attendants of Shiva and Parvati. Once Parvati, alone at home and going for a bath, asked one of the Ganas to stand as guard and not allow anyone in. The Gana made an exception of Shiva, which made Parvati angry. Shiva told her to have her own Gana. She made one out of th...
The Divine Beauty
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Ganga is a great river of India. She rises from the himalayas, flows through the vast fertile plains of North India and pours into the Eastern seas. Great kingdoms arose on her banks. Ganga is considered sacred and a bath in her waters is supposed to lead to salvation. In the lower reaches Ganga is also called Bhagirathi - one brought down by Bhagiratha an ancestor of Rama. The story of this descent of the Ganga occurs in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. It involves on one hand the war of gods with...
Her Love Conquers All
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Kannagi, a gem of a housewife, a 'paragon of chastity' has been immortalised in the pages of Silappadikaaram, the famous Tamil epic of Ilango, the Chera prince-turned-ascetic. It is the story of a clash between three anklets: the anklet of home, the anklet of stage and the anklet of the palace. ...
A Son of Shiva
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Karttikeya is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He was brought forth to destroy the three demon brothers that troubled the gods....
The Popular Hero
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Krishna is the most popular divine hero of India in human form. Krishna's story is full of exciting events all through his life....
The Steadfast Lovers
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Nala, king of Nishadha, was handsome and brave. He was skilled in the use of arms and horses and in games of chance. Narada, the sage ever on the move, told Nala of the beauty and intelligence of Damayanti, daughter of the king of Vidarbha....
Sixth Incarnation of Vishnu
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It was a time when the earth was ravaged with violence and bloodshed. The Kshatriya kings had forgotten their duty to rule with compassion....
Son of Abhimanyu
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Pareekshit, grandson of Arjuna, ascended the throne of Hastinapura the year in which Krishna left the earth for Vaikuntha....
Son of Krishna
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When Kama, the god of love, dares to disturb Shiva, he is burnt to ashes by the angry god in the presence of his horrified wife, Rati. Desperate in her sorrow, Rati prepares to immolate herself when she is stopped by a voice that tells her that Kama will be restored to her when he is reborn....
A Tales of Devotion from the Bhagawat Purana
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A demon performed severe penance and obtained a boon: "My death be not caused by man or beast, during day or night, indoors or outdoors." And using this power he conquered the gods....
Retold from Ramayana
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Rama was happy living in the forest with his wife and brother. Palace intrigue may have forced his exile, but the next fourteen years promised to be quite pleasant. Suddenly, this idyllic life was thrown into turmoil. ...
Perfection Rewarded
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Only Sati could fulfill Shiva's exacting demands. As his companion she could match his ascetic ways as well as be a loving wife....
The Forgotten Wife
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Shakuntala was the daughter of a nymph and a sage who abandoned her in the woods. Sage Kanva brought her up....
A Story of Divine Love
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Parvati was born a maiden of the mountain. The mighty god Shiva was practicing meditation in the dense forest. Desiring to win over Shiva, Parvati went to serve him. ...
Beloved Sister of Krishna and Balarama
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Balarama is sure that Duryodhana, the Kaurava prince, with his skill in wielding the mace will be the ideal husband for his sister, Subhadra....
The Princess Who Married a Sage
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Sukanya, a princess, curiously pokes at two bright sparks in an anthill. She is horrified when she realises that the sparks are actually the eyes of the great Sage Chyavana. He is blinded and a blight descends upon the entire kingdom....
How the Sun God was Tamed
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In the Puranas, there are distinct and different scales in the hierarchy of deities. At the highest end of the spectrum, there is the Divine Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Surya occupies a much lower position....
The Exploits of an Exceptional Warrior
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Arjuna was as devoted to Krishna as Hanuman was to Rama. Out first story based on a folktale popular in South India is about the encounter between Arjuna and Hanuman, both of whom come to realise that Rama and Krishna are one and the same....
Tales of the Mother Goddess
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Goddess Durga is the fierce form of Devi who, as shakti, is considered the personification of Universal energy. ...
Lord of Thunder
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Armed with the invincible thunderbolt, Vajra and mounted on his great white elephant, Airavata, Indra - king of the gods - is the subject of innumerable stories in Indian Mythology. ...
Tales of Devotion and Rivalary
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Sage Narada symbolises unqualified devotion to Lord Vishnu, also known as Narayana. He is inseparable from his veena and has the name of Lord Narayana always on his lips....
The Saint of Shirdi
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The pious flocked to Shirdi in maharashtra. Sai baba's all-encompassing love made them feel better, happier and more at peace....
The Mighty Lord of Kailasa
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Shiva is the third deity in the Hindu triad. He ought to be the most terrible one because he presides over destruction, whereas Brahma and Vishnu are associated with creation and preservation respectively. Yet Shiva is as much loved by mortals as Vishnu is. ...
The Gentle God
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Devout Hindus believe that whenever evil is one the ascendant; Vishnu descends on earth to uphold righteousness and destroy evil....
Justice for the Pandava
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Yudhishthira, the eldest of the five Pandava princes, was born to Kunti by the grace of Yama. His actions were free from passion and prejudice....
Vishnu Saves Creation
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In the eternal conflict of gods and demons, fortunes could often turn. After a crushing defeat the gods were counseled to make peace with the demons and jointly engage in procuring the nectar for immortality. ...
The Song of Eternal Wisdom
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Gita, short for Bhagavad Gita, 'the Divine Song', is a philosophical dialogue in verse, in the Mahabharata....
Other Tales of Krishna
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When Satyabhama, Krishna's fiery wife, gets offended by the behaviour of Indra's wife Shachi, the two gods come to war over the lovely Parijata Tree....
The Complete Mahabharata Collection
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This is the Complete Mahabharata Collection of 42 titles including all three volumes of Mahabharata containing 14 titles each: Mahabharata Volume1 - The Kuru Princes - 14 Titles Mahabharata Volume2 - The Pandavas in Exile - 14 Titles Mahabharata Volume3 - On the Battle field of Kurukshetra This collection has over 1300+ pages and price listed is 50% off the price when each title is bought individually....
A bundle from the great epic Ramayana!
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One bundle of Ramayana Collection of 11 comics - Valmaki Ramayana(the full epic), other stories from Ramayana - Rama, Hanuman, Hanuman to the Rescue, Ravana Humbled, Sons of Rama, Dasharatha, Lord of Lanka, Kumbhakarna, Tulsidas and Anscestors of Rama at almost 30% off!...