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Bhasmasur and his talent

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This is a story about a demon named Bhasmasur. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva.

He wanted to please Lord Shiva to get a boon, so he performed very tough austerities for many years.

Lord Shiva got pleased with Bhasmasur’s austerities, and asked him for a boon”.

He asked for immortality. But Lord Shiva said “It is impossible to give such a boon, so he asked Bhasmasur to get another boon.

At that time Bhasmasur asked “If I put my right hand on anyone’s head then he or she should immediately burnt to ashes”.

Lord Shiva said Ok, and he granted the boon.

Bhasmasur was very happy; he wanted to test if his boon really works.

Bhasmasur ran towards Lord Shiva to put his right hand on Shiva’s head. He got mad with his newly found powers.

Lord Shiva got shocked to see Bhasmasur, but now he was unable to take his boon back. He ran towards Vaikuntha (Lord Vishnu Home) to get help from Lord Vishnu.

When Lord Vishnu saw Lord Shiva in a trouble, he came forward to help and turned to a beautiful lady ‘Mohini’ with his powers. He stood on Vaikuntha door and waited for Bhasmasur.

When Bhasmasur reached Vaikuntha in search of Lord Shiva, he found Mohini at the door, he got hypnotised by her beauty.

Bhasmasur was awestruck with Mohini’s beauty; he forgot Lord Shiva and he asked Mohini to Marry Him.

Mohini said “ok, but there is one condition”, if you dance just like me then I will marry you“. Bhasmasur agreed to the condition.

Mohini started to dance, she moved beautifully with different poses. As she was dancing, she put her right hand on her head.

As Bhasmasur was copying her steps, he also put his right hand on his head without thinking.

But because of his boon, he immediately burnt to ashes.

Lord Shiva was very happy to see the Bhasmasur’s end. He praised Lord Vishnu for his acumen.

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Que1 What is the moral of this story ?

Ans1. We should never misuse our talent.

Que2. Lord Vishnu turned to a beautiful lady, what was her name ?

Ans2. Mohini

Please select the correct option :

Que3. Bhasmasur put his right hand on ……. head and burnt to ashes

a.Lord Shiva   b. Lord Vishnu  c. His own

Ans3. (C) His Own

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Kanha- My Friend

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Once upon a time, a poor boy named Hari was living in a village with his mother. Hari and his mother were poor, but they always helped those who were in need.

Hari was very good in his studies. But there was no any school in his village. So every day Hari had to cross a dense forest to reach another village’s school. Lots of wild animals like lion, tiger, bear, and fox were living in that forest.

Hari was scared to cross the forest, but he wanted to study, so every day he was going through the forest.

One day, Hari told his mother, that he is very scared to cross the forest, his mother told him, that “God lives in the forest, if you call him with true heart then he will come to help you”.

Next day when Hari reach the forest, he closed his eyes and called “Kanha, O’ Kanha; where are you? I am very scared in this dense forest, please come and help me”.

At that moment, a small boy came running towards Hari. The Boy told Hari that “His name is Kanha, and he has come to help him.”

Now every day, Kanha come to help Hari to cross the forest.

One day “Hari’s teacher asked all the kids, to bring something (like sweets, snacks, food, gifts etc.) from their home to celebrate the annual day of the school.

Hari knew that his mother work hard to arrange food and school fee. They don’t have money to buy snacks, sweets or gifts.

Next day, Hari got ready for his school, but he was sad.

When he met kanha on his way; he told kanha that “his teacher asked to bring something to celebrate the annual day, but as he is very poor, he doesn’t have anything “.

Kanha said; I have lots of cows, I can give you a glass of milk, and then he gave a glass of milk to Hari.

Hari was very happy to get a glass of milk. He rushed to the school. When he reached, he saw there were lots of delicious sweets, snacks and gifts. His teacher was very busy in organising all the things.

When Hari’s friends saw his small glass of milk, they laughed on him. Hari offered the milk to his teacher, but he ignored him.

Later his teacher took the glass angrily and poured it to another bowl. The bowl got full with the milk, and the Hari’s glass was also full.

Teacher took another empty container and poured the milk from the glass. This time also the container got filled with milk, but still Hari’s glass was full.

Hari’s teacher keeps on transferring milk to different containers, but every time Hari’s glass was full of milk.

Now all the containers in the school were full of milk. All the teachers and students were surprised to see that.

Teacher asked Hari,” From where did you get this glass of Milk”?

Hari narrated the whole incident. His teacher was shocked to hear Hari’s story, he asked Hari if they can meet his friend.

Hari said that whenever he calls his friend, he comes immediately. Hari closed his eyes and then he called “Kanha! Kanha!

Kanha came immediately. But nobody was able to see him except Hari. His teachers and friends could only hear his voice.

Kanha told everyone, that he helped Hari, because he is a good and honest boy. And god always helps those, who help others.

Hari’s teacher and friends apologies and they promised to become a good human being.

Hari was very happy to have kanha as a friend and he promised that he will share the glass of milk with other needy people.

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Four Friends and a Lion

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Once upon a time, there were four friends. They were studying in a Gurukul (college).

Out of four, one of their friends didn’t score well in his exams. Sometimes the three intelligent friends made fun of the fourth friend for his fewer score.

After completing their college, the three intelligent friends thought to show their knowledge to the outside world. So they packed their things and set out. They included the fourth friend, on his request.

The three friends were discussing their skills while crossing the forest.

The first friend saw some bones under a tree, he told his friends that he can turn these broken bones into a skeleton and then he chanted and convert those bones to a skeleton. The bones belonged to a lion.

When the second friend saw the skeleton, he told the other friends that I can fill the flesh and blood in this skeleton, and then he chanted and filled that lion skeleton with flesh and blood.

This time the third friend thought to show off his knowledge. He said I can give life to this lion body.

The fourth friend, who was observing this from a distance, got shocked to hear their conversation. He interrupted the other three friends and said it’s not a good idea to give life to a wild creature. If he will get alive then he won’t spare any of us.

The three intelligent friends mocked at the fourth and they said “You are jealous of us, because you don’t know anything “. We are the creator of this lion. So how can he harm us?

The fourth friend pleaded the three friends to not use their knowledge in giving life to a lion, but the three friends did not listen, instead they asked the fourth friend to leave.

The fourth friend quickly climbed to a very tall tree, and then the third friend recited chant. Next moment a giant lion was in front of them.

The lion was very hungry and he roared and attacked on three friends.

The lion killed all the three friends, but the fourth friend was alive because of his common sense.

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Activity :

Que1. what is the moral of this story ?

Ans1. Common sense is important than knowledge.

Please fill the blank .

Que2. Three friends made …… from the broken bones.

a. Lion  b. man   c. Goat   d. Nothing

Ans2. (a) lion .

Que2. Out of four friends , who had common sense / or who was really intelligent ?

Ans2. Fourth Friend.

 

 

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Hare and a Tortoise

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Once upon a time, a hare was roaming near a lake in a forest. He saw a Tortoise walking slowly with a shell on his back. Hare laughed at tortoise and said “Oh you slow creature, you are very dull and you take so long to cover a small distance”. I can run to the other side of the lake in a very short time. The hare was very proud of himself.

Tortoise felt bad and he asked the hare for a race competition. The hare agreed and on a selected day, they both gathered for the race. Other animals also gathered to watch the race. Monkey was the referee. He explained to both of them that before the sunset they have to reach to the other side of the forest.

Race started with the bang of noise.

In a few minutes, hare was out of sight. He ran so fast and reaches to the half way. “What a funny race it is”, he thought to himself.

It was a cold day, the hare thought to take some rest under a warm sunlight.

The tortoise was moving slowly but steadily. He kept of walking without any rest.

When the hare woke up, it was very late, he looked around but he didn’t see the tortoise. He thought that the Tortoise is far behind him.

He ran fast and reached the finishing line.

But when he reached, he was very surprised. All the animals were cheering and congratulating the tortoise who had finished the race much before the hare.

The hare was very ashamed. He went to congratulate the tortoise. The tortoise told him that “Slow but steady wins the race “.

 

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The Golden Eggs

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Once upon a time a poor farmer was living in a village with his family. One day he found a hen in his field. He took the hen and takes her to the home.

Unlike other hens, this hen was special, she laid golden eggs.

Next morning, the hen laid a shining golden egg.

Farmer was surprised to see the golden egg. He took the egg and sold the egg to the market.

Now every day hen was giving a beautiful golden egg. Soon, the farmer becomes rich.

One day farmer was going out of the village for some work. He asked his wife to collect the egg from the hen each morning.

Farmer’s wife was very greedy.

Farmer is foolish; he waits for the whole day for one egg. There must be lots of golden eggs inside the hen’s stomach. It’s better to collect all the eggs at once and enjoy for the rest of the life; she thought.

So next day she took a sharp knife and cut the hen’s stomach. But she didn’t get even a single egg inside the stomach.

Farmer’s wife not only lost the golden egg but also the hen who laid golden eggs; because of her greed.

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Activity:
Que1. What is the moral of this story?
Ans1. Greed is a curse.
Please select the correct option:
Que2. The hen was special, she laid…..eggs.
a. Golden b. White c. Brown
Ans2. Golden
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Donkey and a Dog

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Once there lived a washer man in a village. He had one donkey and a dog as a pet.

Washer man had divided the duties between donkey and dog.

Donkey was there to carry clothes and other items from one place to another, while dog’s duty was to guard the house from thieves.

Every day when washer man comes back from his work, he used to play with his dog. He throws a ball towards the dog and then they both play with each other.

Donkey felt very jealous seeing both of them enjoying. He thought that his master loves dog more than him.

One day donkey noticed that; when washer man comes back home; dog goes to him, and starts waging his tail, then he barks and run around him.

Donkey understands that, dog plays with his master, so master also plays with the dog.

Next day, when washer man comes back from his work, donkey started braying and running around the man and then he jumped with his front legs on his master.

Washer man and dog were shocked to see the donkey’s act. Washer man also got hurt from the donkey’s leg.

Washer man thought that his donkey got mad, so he starts beating donkey with a stick. Donkey hurriedly runs out the house in pain.

Dog went to the donkey and then he asked him for his strange behaviour. Donkey explained about his feelings to the dog.

Dog said “we both have different personalities and different duties. Never try to copy others. ” Donkey understand his mistake, but it was too late.

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Lion and a Man

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One day, a cruel lion got caught in a hunter’s trap. Hunter pulled the lion into the cage and went for some work. Lion tried hard to escape but he couldn’t get out from the cage.

At that time, lion saw one man passing by. Lion asked the man for help, but the man refused. Man said I can’t trust you Lion; you can eat me, if I release you from the cage.

Lion started crying and said, “You can trust me, I promise that I will not eat you; I will be very loyal to you.”

At last Lion convinced the man, and then man opened the cage door for lion.

Lion roared loudly and turned towards the man to eat.

Man reminds lion about the promise. But lion forgot his promise, he told man that “he is very hungry and he eats animals, so he will eat the man now. “

Man told Lion that before you eat me, let’s take advice from a judge.

At that time, a jackal was passing by, Man asked the jackal to be their judge, and then he narrated the whole incident to the jackal.

Jackal listened to both very carefully, then he said,” I don’t actually understand the situation “, can you repeat the whole act in front of me”.

Like this, I was inside the cage, “Lion told jackal, and he went inside the cage “. Man quickly locked the cage door from outside.

Now lion was again inside the cage.

Man thanked the jackal for his help. Jackal warned the man “to always think before his actions”.

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