Jaipur, the perfect place to explore wonderful forts and palaces. It has magnificent attractions like the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical instruments and central museum as well as wax museum. In Jaipur, we can learn about the rajputana architecture by visiting the popular City Palace, which till today is a resident place for the royal family.
It is located inside the Vijayanagara city in the east-central Karnataka. Hampi is a UNESCO heritage site that brilliantly displays detailed carvings in rocks that has always been captivating travellers for years.
Chittorgarh is a city in Rajasthan known for its honey-coloured Chittorgarh Fort, declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site and has many temples and palaces inside the vicinity.
Aurangabad called the ‘city of gates’
One of the seven wonders of the world Taj Mahal was built as a token for love in Agra. A thought of Agra pops up, often images of the grand mausoleum, Taj Mahal takes over our mind. Taj’s baffles everyone with its beauty and makes one simply admire the work of art. It’s a Mughal, Islamic and Persian architecture and an ideal place to visit.
“In attaining our ideals, our means should be as pure as the end.”
“It’s not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.”
“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
“For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland.” – Chandrashekhar Azad
One day a hungry wolf was eating it’s flesh. All of sudden, one big size bone got stuck in his throat. He started groaning out of pain. His throat was paining. He felt as if he was about to die. He ran around the forest howling in pain. Please help me! I will reward handsomely, any one who remove the bone from my throat.
Once a father and a son, were coming back from a village far, where they had purchased a donkey. They over heard a man saying, see the fools they have a donkey, but still walking on feet. Both of them thought it was a good idea and they sat on the donkey.
Once upon a time, there lived so many mice in a store which troubled a grocer. These mice are spoiling every thing, they pierce holes in the grain bags. The grocer said to his wife, Oh, dear! What should we do? and his wife replied. I don’t know. If the villagers find out they will stop coming to the store and buying from me. Oh no! What will we do then? Our business will be disrupted entirely. I agree. Oh! I have an idea! Why don’t you get a cat for the store? A good, strong cat will eat the mice away quickly and new mices will be afraid to enter the store out of her fear that’s a brilliant idea! I will get one first thing tomorrow.
Once, while looking at a list of all the blind people in the city. Akbar said, “I see very few names on the list.”
Once, Akbar, in a fit of anger, asked Birbal to leave the city. Birbal agreed, but before leaving, said that he would enter the city only when the emperor asked him to return.
Once, there lived a foolish miser. He kept all his money hidden in a large box in a corner of his home.
Once a washerman’s donkey entered the potter’s yard and broke all the pots. The potter beat the poor donkey badly. The washerman rushed to its rescue. He paid for the broken pots but the potter was still angry.
Once, there lived a very rich merchant in Agra. One day, a burglary took place in his house. The merchant suspected one of his numerous servants but he did not know who the actual thief was. So, he went to Birbal and asked for his help.
Once, Akbar was chatting with his queen. He remarked., “Birbal is the most prized jewel of my court. He is unchallenged in wit and intelligence.”
Once Birbal brought the Mahabharato for Akbar A few days later, Akbar sald, “You must write an Akbari Mahabharata, Birbal.”
Once, King Akbar went to his wives. He said, “Each of you is to tell me a silly tale. The one who tells the sillest tale will be rewarded.”
Vikram purposefully walked back, undeterred by Betal’s behaviour. He pulled Betal down and set off. Betal narrated another story, as he disliked the silence.
Raja Vikram walked back to the tree, took down the corpse and placed him on his shoulders. Betal started to tell a new story.
When Mahesh Das finished his studies, he decided to go to Agra and meet the emperor. On reaching Agra, he was dazzled by its huge havels and the bustling bazar. These sights were new to him, as he had spent his entire life in a poor village.
Emperor Akbar was very fond of hunting. As a little boy, he would leave his lessons and go for hunting. He grew up to be a better rider and a more fearless hunter than any of his courtiers.
Betal began his story, as King Vikram briskly walked through the forest.
Once more. Vikram grabbed Betal, slung him across his shoulder and started walking out of the forest. To pass the time, Betal related another story.
After catching Betal once again, King Vikram walked on and Betal continued with his storytelling.
Vikram caught Betal once again. But soon Betal, began his storytelling.
Once upon a time, Vijaya Nagar Kingdom was under the menace of rats. There were rats everywhere - closets, kitchens, bedrooms. They nibbled on everything possible they ate books, wood, paper, food and clothes. King Krishna Deva Rava himself was fed up with the tiny creatures. Tired of seeing rats everywhere, even on his food, the king decided that strong measures need to be taken to get rid of the menace. So, the king ordered every household to raise cats - strong and healthy cats!
With determination, Vikram walked on hoping that Betal would not speak. But Betal soon began a new story
A long time ago, India was ruled by a king called Vikram. He was known for his courage and wisdom. His people loved him dearly as he was just king. King Vokram ensured that everyone in his kingdom was happy.
Ater grabbing Betal once again. Vikram started walking out of the forest. Betal then began another story.
King Krishna Deva Raya was very happy with the way he ruled his kingdom. One day, he said to his courtiers, “You are all wise and learned men seated here. Perhaps one of you can tell me, which is the most difficult job in this world?”
In the Royal Court of King Krishna Deva Raya, lived a pious man called Thathacharya. He was the, royal teacher and family priest to the king. The royal teacher had a strange habit which was greatiy disliked by most people, especially the Smarthas.
The Royal court of King Krishna DevaRaya of Vijaya Nagar, which was called the ‘Bhuvana Vijayam’, was extremely popular. Poests and scholars from all over the country wanted to have a place there. Tenali Rama, too, aspired to be a part of king Krishna Deva Raya’s court. So, he approached the royal priest, Thathacharya and impressed him with his intellect and his skill at poetry.
King Krishna Deva Raya had a private garden that he was very proud of. He had a variety of vegetables grown there. This time, it was a rare variety of brinjals he had got planted. One day, he invited all his ministers and courtiers to taste the delicious brinjals plucked and cooked from his garden. Everyone found them to be the tastiest brinjals they had ever had.
Tales of Tenali Rama ‘s quick wit and intelligence had spread far and wide and King Krishna Deva Raya was very proud to see that the eight poets or Astadigsaias of his Royal Court were extremely popular throughout the country. King Babur, the ruler of Delhi, too had heard of the stories of the Astadiggajas especially of the famous poet and court-jester of the Vijaya Nagar Kingdom,Tenali Rama.
Kamsa, the evil uncle of Krishna came to know that Krishna was in Gokul. He summoned all his demons and commanded them to go and kill Krishna. Krishna, who is none other than God Himself, killed all those demons. In the end, Kamsa was also killed by Krishna, as predicted by the unknown voice. Besides killing all the demons, Krishna also performed many wonderful feats.
One morning, as King Krishna Deva Raya of the Vijaya Nagar Kingdom was sitting with his courtiers and ministers at court, a servant came forth and begged to meet the king.The servant’s name was Ramu and he had travelled far to meet the king.
Simhapuri was one of the major towns in the Vjaya Nagar kingdom. In this town, there lived a beautiful lady called Vidyullatha. This lady was famous for her beauty and skills which she possessed in dance, music, prose and poetry.
Once the cows and calves entered into a forest full of green grass on their own accord. Upon entering, they saw a forest fire and began to cry. They were frightened and called out Balarama and Krishna to save them from the forest fire. The Gopas were scared and they surrounded Krishna, closing their eyes, not knowing what to do. Krishna called the cows by thier respective names. But they could not hear him.
Every year, Nanda maharaja and the cowherd people performed ceremonoes for Indra, the rain God. Since Govardhan hill provide the cows fresh grass, Krishna advised them to start worshipping Govardhan hill instead. When they started celebrating and performed ceremonies for Govardhan hill, Indra became angry and he ordered the clouds to destroy Gokul by causing heavy rains.
In his plan to kill Krishna, Kamsa invited Balaram and Krishna to Mathura to attend a festival. There, he commissioned an elephant o kill them. As they were entering, they found the elephant, Kuvalayapida blocking the way. Krishna asked the care taker to remove the elephant. But he provoked the elephant to attack Krishna. It seized Krishna with its trunk. But Krishna forcefully punched the elephant and lifted it by its tail and dragged it backwards. Then he pushed the elephant down, as i tried to harm him with its tusks.
Talavana was a big forest full of plam trees. Once Krishna, Balarama and their friends entered this forest to taste the ripe palm fruits. The forest was guarded by Denukasura. He was a demon in the form of a donkey.
Once the waters of river Yamuna were poisoned by Kaliya. Kaliya with his thousand hoods polluted the entire area around the river.
Aghasura was a dangerous demon sent by Kamsa to kill Krishna and his friends. Aghasura, with his mystic power assumed he shape of a very huge serpent and stretched his mouth wide open like a mountain cave.
One day, a fruit vendor came to Nanda Maharaja’s house. Krishna had seen his elders exchange grains for the fruis. So he ran inside the house and brought a handull of grains in his little hand. Most of the grains fell down whe he ran back to the fruit vendor. She lovingly filled Lord Krishna’s hands with all the fruits she had in her basket in exchange for a few grains. In turn, Lord Krishna filled her basket with jewels and precious stones.
When Krishna was five years old, he requested Nanda Maharaj to allow him to go to the forest with his friends and calves to the forest for grazing. The gopas decorated their calves and packed their food. They went to forest along with their calves, who had bells around their necks. They were running and jumping, following Lord Krishna with lots of joy.
All the gopis were aware of Krishna’s desire for butter. So they offered him butter. But in exchange they wanted him to dance for them. Krishna danced for their tunes and songs as an ordinary child although he was the controller of all the universes.
Krishna broke the butter pot ate some of it while his mother was busy in the kitchen. He even started feeding the birds.
When Lord Krishna was three months old, mother Yashoda and Nanda Maharaja arranged for a nice celebration. All the residents of Vrindavana were invited. Yashoda placed baby Krishna underneath a hand-craft to sleep. But actually the whel of the cart was a demon called Sakatasura.
Once Krishna and Balarama were palying with cowherd boys near the banks of the river Yamuna. Suddenly they saw a gaint crane. Kamsa sent this demon, by the name Baka in the form a crane to kill Krishna as soon as Krishna went near the crane, he swallowed him up. Krishna became a fireball burn the troat of the crane from inside. Bakasura therefore spit him out. Krishna caught hold of the beaks of Bakasura and tore him into two halves, just like splitting a blade of grass. Bakasura was thus killed by Krishna.
Long, long ago , there lived an evil king named Kamsa, who ruled over Mathura. While he was driving the chariot for his newly wedded sister Devaki and her husband Vasudeva, an unseen voice announced. “Kamsa, you ae such a fool! you do not even know that the eighth child of your sister will kill you.”
One day, an ant was to climb up the trunk of a tree. Suddenly a strong wind blew and pushed her into a near by stream. The small ant struggling in the cold water tried to reach the bank of the stream. A pigeon, who was sitting on the branch of the tree saw the poor ant. “Oh! Poor ant I must help her. He plucked a leaf from the branch and dropped it near the ant.” The ant immediately climbed onto the leaf and reached the bank safely.
Once upon a time, there was a poor washerman. All he had was a donkey and a horse. He would use the donkey to carry a load of clothes from the village to the river and back. While he would use the horse for himself to go wherever he needed to. The horse enjoyed an easy life carrying only his master. While the poor donkey did all the hard work.
Once a crane lived by the side of a lake. The lake had plenty of fish and other water creatures. When the crane was young he had a nice time there. Now the crane was old, far from the swiftness needed to catch a fish often he had remain hungry. One day the crane could not catch a single fish the whole day.
Once upon a time, there lived a crow. One sunny afternoon the crow was very thirsty. It searched for water every where. At last it found water in a pot. The water level in the pot was very low. The crow got an idea, It started putting stones in the water. Slowly the water level raised. The crow drank the water and flew away happiy.
Bunny rabbit lived in the forest. He had many friends. He was proud of his friends.
Long ago in a forest, a small get together of animals was taking place. You know what? I can beat anyone in this forest. Nobody can beat me in a race. Yes! I have seen him running. I bet he can beat anyone in this forest.
Once upon a time, they lived a lion who ruled the forest. One day after eating his meal, the lion fell asleep under a tree. A little mouse saw him and thought it would be fun to play on him. He began running up and down on the sleeping lion. He ran up the tail and slide down the tail.
Once upon a time, Little Red Hen lived on a farm with her five little chicks. She worked very hard every day. She used to scratch the barnyard from morning to night looking for food for herself and her chicks. She was not alone on the farm. A dog, a cat, and a pig also lived there. But they were lazy. They used to sit around the barnyard and watch the hen work and scratch.
Once upon a time, there lived a lion in the jungle. He was very powerful and strong and all the animals of the jungle feared him. but slowly with time, he got tired of hunting. He called all the animals of the forest and passed an order. “ I would stop hunting down the animals in the forest, and in return, you would send one animal a day to my den. Where I would kill the animal and eat it as my food”.
On a long sunny day, there was a fox walking in a desert. Hungry and thirsty, all that he could see was miles of sand and barren rocks. Oh! It is so hot! I need water badly. He kept on walking and suddenly he saw a well. Thank god! “I finally found a well. Now I will no longer be thirsty.” He ran and ran in great excitement. The moment he lapped on the wall of the well to check water he lost his balance and fell in the well.
Once upon a time there lived three big fish in a lake. One of them was wise, he was very careful in his thought. Another was intelligent and resourceful. But the third fish always believed in fate.
ఒక అటవీ పక్కన గ్రామంలో రెండు కలప కట్టర్లు ఉన్నాయి. వారు పొరుగువారు పక్కపక్కనే ఉండిపోయారు. రాము, మొట్టమొదటి కలయిక చాలా శక్తివంతమైన మరియు నిజాయితీ వ్యక్తి. సోము ఇతర అడవులను ఒక సోమరి మరియు సగటు మనిషి. సమీపంలోని అడవిలో అడవులను కత్తిరించడం ద్వారా వారి జీవనశైలిని సంపాదిస్తారు.
In village next to a forest there lived two wood cutters. They were neighbours staying next to each other. Ramu , the first woodcutter is a very energetic and honest person. Somu the other woodcutter was a lazy and mean person. Both earn their living by cutting woods in the nearby forest.
Once near a beautiful pond, there lived a handsome duck couple. They were very exited as their babies were about to get hatched from the eggs. The papa duck was so eager to see his babies. That all he could do was roam here and there in anxiety.
A very long time ago, there lived a mighty lion in a jungle. One day, he went to the river to drink water. But his leg got stuck in the thick slushy mud of the riverbank. No matter how much he tried, his leg wouldn’t come out! He called out for help, but alas! There was none and so he remains stuck in the mud.
This is the story of four Brahmin friends. Som, fish, Jeevan, and buds. They lived together in a small village. All four of them were the students of a sage who lived in the forest. The sage was a simple but a very learned man. The brahmins respected their teacher. Every day, they would listen to their teacher very carefully. “My children, anybody can become learned, but skills alone will not take you anywhere. You have to learn to use it wisely.”
Once, a fox and a crane became friends. One day, a fox invited a crane for dinner at his house. The crane was happy to receive the invitation and agreed readily. When she went over, the fox welcomed the crane inside. They sat together and talked and talked and soon it was time for dinner.
In a forest there lived a group of pigeons in a big tree and under the same tree, a rat lived.The head of the pigeons and the rat were thick friends. One day rat said, my dear friend “I am going to the nearby town. You must come to my place definitely.” Saying this, the rat left the place.
Once upon a time, two friends had to travel through the forest. It was a dangerous forest with many wild animals. There were lions,bears, snakes and even poisonous spiders in the forest.
John and James were best friends. They fought for many reasons but never gave up their friendship. They went in search of a job and visited many places to earn some money. They passed through various places, villages, towns, forests, and beaches. They supported each other throughout their journey.
Once a farmer got a hen, which is used to lay a golden egg every day. The farmer sold those golden eggs and earned lots of money. He fulfilled all the necessary requirements of his family gradually he became one of the richest people in the village. He was the owner of a new house with many horses, a vast land, cows and buffaloes.
Once upon a time, there lived a great saint inside a forest. One day, while he was in deep meditation a small mouse fell upon his lap. It had been dropped by a crow. “Who was carrying it in his beak.” The saint gently lifted the mouse and started nurturing him like his own child.
Once upon a time, a pandit found a baby mongoose. its the mother was dead. So he lifted, it in his hands and said poor kid, I shall look after you and the pandit took him home.
One day, a donkey found a lion’s skin. Oh! Look at that! it’s the lion skin. Let me put it on. He put it on and looked at his reflection in the river. Wow! I look just like a lion! No one can say that it is me. I must take advantage of this.
Once there was a herdsman by the name of Gopal. He lived a happy life near a mountain with his cows. One of his cows was named punyakoti. Punyakoti was a mother who was very fond of her calf. At dusk, she would run back home calling out to her little one, very eager to see him. Little did she know, a lion also lived on the same mountain and it so happened that this lion had gone hungry for many days.
Once, a washerman had a donkey and a dog. The dog used to guard his master’s house and the donkey used to carry stacks of clothes on his back.
A sparrow couple lived on a branch of a blackberry tree. The couple had a comfortable nest, where they lived happily. After some time, the female sparrow laid eggs. The couple was very happy. They were waiting for the arrival of their babies eagerly.
On a sunny day in the field, a Grasshopper is hopping around, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great effort an ear of corn. Grasshopper was talking to ant’s nest.
Once upon a time, there lived a crab in the sea. The crab thought “I am so bored of living in the sea. I think the meadow behind the beach is a better place for me to be. I will move there” so, the crab came out of the water and made its way beyond the beach and into the meadow. “Ah! This is the life. I wonder why I didn’t do this earlier”.
Once a very beautiful bee lived in a forest. She was admired for her beauty, but she was very proud and pompous. One day as she was flying around she saw a baby elephant. She went and sat on one of its ears. “Hey, who are you? I am the most beautiful bee. don’t you know me? You have a large and fat body. While my delicate wings make me the envy of all.”
One day a crocodile came out of the river and lay down near a red rose apple tree. There was a monkey who lived on that red rose apple tree. Who are you? I am a crocodile from a far-off place searching for food. The monkey plucked a few red rose apples and threw them down. The crocodile loved the red rose apples, and the monkey promised to give him some whenever he visited with him. They became very good friends and chatted a lot.
A Frog, a chick, a mouse, an ant, and a ladybird all went out for a walk. Soon they came to the bank of a stream. let’s go for a swim the frog jumped into the water. But we can’t swim the mouse, the ant, the ladybird also agree with the chick. All of them were offended. They tried to think of doing something. They thought and they thought and do you know what they did.
Long ago, there lived an old crane near a lake on the bank of which was a tall coconut tree. The lake is almost dry there was just enough fish for the crane to live on. But the old crane was vain about his tree and his lake. How I wish other cranes too would come and settle here and see how lucky I am.
The man, who had a passion and love for butterflies, decided to help the butterfly. He got a pair of scissors and tweaked the cocoon to make a larger opening for the butterfly and removed the remaining cocoon. The butterfly emerged without any struggle!
Once a farmer had a goat, a bundle of grass and a lion. He had to cross a river on a small boat, which could carry only two of them at a time. The farmer was in a fix, if he takes the lion first, then the goat would eat up the grass in his absence. If he takes the grass, the lion would eat up the goat.
One day a cap seller was making his way to a distant town, by midday he was tired. He put his basket of caps down pulling out the bag of food, he ate his lunch. Since there was no hurry, he decided to rest for a bit. He settled down under a big leafy tree and was soon fast asleep.
Once there were four cows, who were good friends. They were always together. So their enemies found it difficult to attack them. The jackal who lived, on the left out of the lion did not get enough food.
Once upon a time, there lived a farmer, who was so prosperous. Everyone said he must certainly be the happiest man in the village. He had three strong and handsome sons. But the farmer was not a happy man, because his sons were the quarrelsome lot.
There lived a tortoise and two cranes near a lake in the forest. They became very good friends. Cranes used to fly around and tell tortoise about a wonderful waterfall nearby. The tortoise was very fascinated about what the cranes told him and always wanted to see that place.
Once a lion, a donkey and a fox were best friends. Three of them planned to go for a hunting. It was decided that the three would be equal partners to whatever they hunted.
The fisherman and his wife lived on a cliff, near the great sea. Everyday the fisherman used to go to the cliff and hook fishes for a living. He was happy with his humble life, but he knew well that the wife was not. She was always angry. Look at this filthy hut! The smell makes me sick! I clean it night and day and it just doesn’t work. The fisherman loved his wife, but she never stopped complaining.
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