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Culture Course - II

Hindu Books > Culture Course > Culture Course Volume - II


Preface of the Culture Course Volume - II Book.

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Some important prayers about Gods and other.

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Seeta's Marriage

Janka was the king of Mithila. He was a very wise king. Sumedha was his queen.Once hanaka ploughed his field for a yaga.

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The Target

You have read about the Pandavas and kauravas. They were cousins. Dronacharys was their common Guru.

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Once there lived an old woman in a forest. She served the rishis there. She had a young son. The old woman taught her son: " Serve the irshis after I am no more".

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Hiranyakashipu was an Asura King. He was a mighty ruler but evil-minded. He hated god. Prahlad was his young son.

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Brahma, Vishnu and Siva are the three great gods. Rishis Atri was the son of Brahma. One day Brahma asked Atri to create a new world.

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Rishi Vasishtha, was a son of Brahma. He was learned in the sastras. Brahma said to him one day, "Son, will you become the family priest of kings? you can become rich!"

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Grandma Avvai ws a ppoetess of Tamil Nadu. She lived long, long ago. She was learned and wise. people came to her for advice on many things. Kings waited on her for her blessings.

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The Buddha

Prince siddhratha Gautama was born two thousand five hundred years ago. His father was King Suddodana.

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There was once a village boy called Chandragupta. His father had died and his mother Mura was poor. She had no mney either to feed him or send hime to school.

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Asoka was a great King of India. He was the grandson of Chandragupta. He too was a great warrior. He was also a learned man.

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There are many holy places in our country. kasi is the foremost among them. It is in the north of India. Another name for Kasi Is Varanasi.

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In the last lesson you read about the hole place of Varanasi in the north. Here you will read about another holy place, Rameswaram.

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Badarinath - Kedarnath

Badarinath is holy place on the Himalaya. There we have the temple of God Badari Narayana. There in kedarnath is the temple of God Siva.

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Just take a map of India and look for the town of Ujjain on it. It is almost at the centere of our country. It was the capital of India a long time ago.

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Which festival do you enjoy most? Many people would say Deepavali. On that day you get up early in the morning, bathe, wear new clothes and let off crackers.

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Dassara is one of our most important festivals. There are many stories about it. Rama killed Ravana on the day of Dassara.

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Have you heard of the Onam festival? Perhaps some of you have. We shall tell you something about Onam. Mahabali was an Asura King.

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The Lion and the Rabbit

Bhasuraka was the lion-king of the forest. Each day the animals of the forest sent him one of themselves as food for the day.

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The Swan and the Tortoise

A tortoise by nameKambugriva lived in a small lake. It had two swan friends. Every day, the swans came to the lake and talked to the tortoise.

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Rana Sanga

Mewar was a small kingdom in Rajasthan in North India. Chitor was its capital. Many famous kings and queens ruled over it. They were called Rajputs.

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Rana Pratap

Rana pratap was another great Rajput king. he was Rana Sanga,s grandson. He was as brave as his grandfather. Emperor Akbar ruled in Delhi at that time.

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Published on: 2003-02-24 (25029 reads)

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