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Indian fairy tales: The Lambikin

NCE upon a time there was a wee wee Lambikin, who frolicked about on his little tottery legs, and enjoyed himself amazingly. Now one day he set off to visit his Granny, and was jumping with joy to think of all the good things he should get from her, when who should he...

How the Raja’s Son won the Princess Labam – Indian Fairy Tale

A country there was a Raja who had an only son who every day went out to hunt. One day the Rani, his mother, said to him, “You can hunt wherever you like on these three sides; but you must never go to the fourth side.” This she said because she knew if he...

The Lion and the Crane

HE Bodhisatta was at one time born in the region of Himavanta as a white crane; now Brahmadatta was at that time reigning in Benares. Now it chanced that as a lion was eating meat a bone stuck in his throat. The throat became swollen, he could not take food, his...

Traditional tales – Sri R amachandra’s Atonement

Once, vibhishana was imprisoned by some brahmanas. When Sri Rama-chandra, the gem of  Raghu dynasty, heard that his great devotee was in distress, he became much worried. He sent his messengers in all directions in search of Vibhishana. Finally, the whereabouts of...

Traditional Tales – Greed That Brought Destruction

Long ago lived a king named Srinjaya. A daughter was his only child. He was worried that he did not have a son to inherit his kingdom. To find a solution, he invited great Vedic sages, served them, and sought their counsel. Pleased by the king’s service, the sages...