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The Two Bachelors

Short Story – The Two Bachelors Narada, the celestial sage, was a confirmed bachelor, but one day he saw Princess Shrimati and fell in love with her. To his dismay another sage, Tumburu, was also smitten by her and wanted to marry her. Both were devotees of Lord Vishnu and both sought his help. Narada …

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The God of Love

Short Story – The God of Love Eros was the son of Aphrodite, goddess of love, and was always at her side to assist her in her matchmaking endeavors. He was a blond and playful winged youth, armed with a golden bow and arrows. Whoever he shot at immediately fell in love. One day Aphrodite, …

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The Gift of Fire

Short Story – The Gift of Fire Fire being so important to us, it is not surprising that several mythologies of the world contain references to how fire was first revealed to or obtained by man. In Polynesian mythology it was the god Maui who gave fire to mortals after stealing it from the fire …

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The Dowry

Short Story – The Dowry One day Mahadev saw four men coming to his abode. “They are my brothers,” said his wife, Parvati. “They’ve come for dahej (bride price).” Mahadev welcomed his brothers-in-law and offered them food and drink, but when they began to talk of dowry he told them he had only two possessions—his …

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