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Moral Legends From Epics And Puranas
by Meera S Sashital      (Author ALERT)



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ProductID: 14751 - Paperback - 115 Pages (Year: 2005)
English Edition Publishers ~ ISBN: 8189066293


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Hitopadesh (HINDI)
by Sri Narain Pandit

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Our India is full of cultural heritage and literature. Our literature in Hinduism mainly consists of Vedas, the two great Epics viz. the Mahabharata and Ramayana and the Puranas. Almost every Hindu knows about them even though due to lack of time or other reasons, he has not been able to read all of them in minute detail.

The Epics and the Puranas through these legends convey to us about the lives of the people of those times. They tell us about the kings, sages, ascetics, men and women. They describe their religious life, devotion to their Ishta Devata and their politics. Moreover, human nature with their pride, jealousy, virtues and vices, Truth, greatness, penance to attain the Supreme Being and
God’s judgment to triumph of good over evil-all these are described in legend form. They are not just legends written without purpose. They teach us righteousness, code of ethics and propound highest morals.



 Table of Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

Mata Vaishno Devi
Legends of Mata Vaishno Devi
Jwalamukhi
Devi Chintpurni
Vajreshwari Devi
Bhakta Dhruva
Sage Agastya
Sati Sukanya
Sage Kausika Attains Wisdom
Madalasa
Sati Anasuya
Saint Narasimha Saraswati
Jagamitra Naga
Kali the Mother
Janardana Swami
Thirumazhisai Alwar
Swami Chakradhar
Sati Ahalya
Bhakta Sudama
The Generous Usinara
Satyakama the Truthful
Shuka Deva
The King who Became a Lizard
Yavakrida’s Fruitless Penance
Yayati
Rishyasringa
King Trishanku’s Strange Resolve
The Story of Pururava and Urvasi
Ajamila
Nahusha
Truth is Dearer Than Life
Vritra
Episode of a Forbearing Brahmin
Kubja
Pride of Jajali Curbed
Vidura
Gajendra Moksha
Ekalavya
Mere Learning is not Enough
A Pound of Flour
Utanga
Ashtavakra
Daanveer Karna
Bhima’s Pride Curbed
Yuhdhistra’s Trial
The Greatness of a Tulsi Leaf
Krishna Comes to Draupadi’s Aid
Shabari
Bhrigu and the Triad

 


 About the Author

MST MEERA S SASHITAL (nee Savkur) was born in Udipi (S Kanara) in 1930. She was educated in Calcutta and graduated from Calcutta University with philosophy (Hons.). She also did Sangeet Visharad through Bengal Music College affiliated to Bhatkande Music college of Lucknow. She completed her M A with Sociology through Bombay University while doing service. Due to her flair for writing. Her books Gems From Mythology and Rosary of Saints have been published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Stewn Pearls by English Edition.


 

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