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INDIAN MYTHOLOGICAL STORIES

A collection of myth, especially one belonging to a particular religious or cultural tradition is the dictionary definition of mythology. It is also defined as a set of stories or beliefs about a particular person, institution, or situation, especially when exaggerated or fictitious.

Myths and legends are an integral part of human existence. They have been around us all the time. Though their validity is susceptible, nobody seems to mind as they stand as a proof of the human belief in divine powers. Here we bring to you a collection of popular mythological stories that will take you to times of yore when gods co-habited with humans, divine voices could be heard and visions seen. Know more about deities you worship everyday.


Hiranyakasipu
Hiranyakasipu
Hiranyakasipu, was an unconquerable king of the demons of whom friends and foe were dreaded...

Ajamila
Ajamila
There was a Brahmin youth by name Ajamila who was truthful, righteous and sincere. He had learnt the Vedas and was well versed in it. He was leading a very happy....

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Bali
The different mythological stories of olden age communicates that there had been always rivalry and hatred between the Gods and Asuras. As a result there had been constant.......

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Bali
Bali set all his mind to perform the "Ashwamedha” horse sacrifices and years have passed after he started doing this. Bali had been successful in completing nearly...

Dhruva
dhruva
Uttanpada was the son of King Manu. After the death of Manu Uttanpada became the king and he was married to two girls named Suniti and Surichi where the former...

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Dhileepa
On the sixth day, the Pandava army was arrayed in the shape of a crocodile while the Kaurava army was arrayed in the heron formation. Arjuna and the Panchala King stood........

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Dhileepa
The King always followed the cow like its shadow. It was the twenty second day and the cow took a different route, to another forest. Dileepa was extra careful on that day...

Gajendra Moksha
Gajendra Moksha
In a forest on the mount Trikoota there lived an elephant who was the king of the surroundings. There was a garden there which belonged to the ocean of gods...

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Gautama
Gautama's ashrama was located at the foot of a mountain by name Pariyatra to the north of Bharatha. He had established a Gurukula. Students coming from different countries...

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Gautama
Uttanka still could not get away from the idea of giving gurudakshina. What shall I do? He went on thinking. "I shall try it with my mother, the Guru's wife ....

Indra and Vritra
Indra and Vritra
Indra though the king of the devas, was not really very wise for most of the time he got into trouble.He easily paved way for anger, pride, envy, jealousy, arrogance.......

Kapila
Kapila
Kapila, son of Kardama and Devahuti was the founder of the famous Sankhya philosophy. Kapila was famous as a divine teacher and a sage of wonderful merit...

Karaikkal Ammeiyar
Karaikkal Ammeiyar
Long ago, sea-washed Karaikal was the pride of the Bay of Bengal in trade. The rich and pious merchant Danadattan of this city was blessed with a female child...

Kardama and Devahuti
Kardama and Devahuti
There was a great sage named Kardama who lived on the banks of the river Saraswathi and did penance. After many years of penance the Lord Vishnu appeared before him...

Kasyapa
Kasyapa
One evening rishi Kasyapa was almost finishing his day's worship and meditation and he was adding the last offering to the sacrificial fire. The sun was slowly getting ...

King Ambarisha
King Ambarisha
There was a king named Ambarisha who was very kind and noble to all his subjects and he did a lot of charity. Though he was loaded with wealth and richness,..

King Bharata
King Bharata
It was the custom in ancient India that when a man got his daughters married and his sons well established in life, he would retire to the forest to spend the...

King Prithu
King Prithu
There was a noble ruler by name Prithu, who was a descendant of Dhurva. Prithu was very kind at heart and he was very good to all his subjects. Soon after he...

King Rantideva
King Rantideva
In ancient days most of the Kings who ruled the country were very honest and truthful...

Legends Of Lord Venkateshwara
Venkateshwara
There are many legends associated with Lord Venkateshwara and also the most ancient water tank in the premises of the Venkateshwara temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. ...

Lord Shiva and Brahma
brahma
Once Lord Sriman Narayana was insulted by a Maharishi named Brugu but in turn the Lord was very kind to him. However Goddess Sri Lakshmi,the consort of Lord Narayana ...

Markandeya
Markandeya
Long ago, mortals never knew what death was. They used to roam around space and never died. That was when they saw the beautiful planet, Earth...

Matsya Avatara
Matsya Avatara
Matsya Avatara is to show how lord Vishnu incarnated himself on this earth as a fish only to save the universe from the demon Hayagriva and returned the Vedas...

Periyapuranam
Periyapuranam
Kannappar's life is among the most famous Saivite hagiology. Tinnan was born to the hunter chief Nagan who ruled over Pottahappi. The hunters of this area were a hardy lot ..

Krishna's Gurudakshina
Krishna's Gurudakshina
"The oracle has come true! Kansa is dead!” the maid came running into Devaki's room breathlessly. "What?” asked Devaki disbelievingly. "Are you crazy?..