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A greedy Dog

Once upon a time, there lived a dog, he was a greedy dog.
One day he was looking for some food. So he was sniffing all over the places.

Suddenly he smelled something good near a house. It was a butcher man’s house.

The dog mouth watered, he could not control himself and he went inside the house.

The butcher man was good enough and he gave a big bone to the dog. The Dog was very happy to have the bone.

But before he takes a bite, he thought to himself “if somebody sees me here with this bone then I will have to share this bone with them, I should go and eat this bone at some quiet place “.

So he began searching some quiet place. He saw a shade at the other end of the bridge built on a river.

Holding the bone in his mouth, he ran towards the bridge.

While crossing the bridge, he saw his own reflection in the river water. The foolish dog thought that some other dog is carrying the bone in his mouth like him.

As he was very greedy, he thought to himself, “It would be great, if I get the other bone, then I will be the luckiest dog”.

And then he barked on his reflection “woof! Woof! ““Splash and his bone fell down in the river”.

Dog realised that it was his own reflection that was carrying the bone. Because of his greediness, dog lost his own bone.

He cried and then he promised to himself that he will not be greedy anymore and will be satisfied with whatever things he has.

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Birth story of Lord Ganesha 


This is a mythological tale about the birth of Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the son of goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.One day Goddess Parvati was going for a bath. As she didn’t want to be disturbed, she told Nandi (Lord Shiva’s Bull) to guard the door and asked him not to allow anyone to come inside the house.

Nandi said ok, and stood at the door. But when lord Shiva came home, Nandi didn’t stop him to go inside, as he was very loyal to lord Shiva.

Parvati was very angry and upset to the fact that she had no one as loyal as Nandi was to Shiva.

So she created Ganesha idol from the turmeric paste (used for bathing) and gave life to the idol using her powers and declared him as her son.

Next day when Parvati was going to take bath, she asked his son Ganesha to guard the door and let no one come inside. Ganesha took his duty and stood at the door.

When Lord Shiva came home, Ganesha said that his mother is taking bath and no one is allowed to go inside the house.

Lord Shiva was unaware about the existence of Ganesha. He got furious that an unknown boy is telling him that he could not enter his own house.

Furious Shiva asked his armed man to destroy the boy, but they all failed in front of powerful Ganesha.

Seeing this Lord Shiva decided to fight with Ganesha. During the fight, Lord Shiva severed the Ganesha head, and killed him instantly.

Goddess Parvati got very furious when she came to know about the fight between his son Ganesha and Lord Shiva.

She asked Lord Shiva to give her son back. Lord Shiva’s anger was cooled down by this time and he realised his mistake, but he was unable to join the same head to the Ganesha’s body.

So he went in search for a head. But he could not find any suitable head.

At last he found an elephant sleeping opposite to his mother elephant in different direction.

Lord Shiva took the elephant head and placed it over the Ganesha’s body and gave life to him.

And he declared Ganesha as his son and gave him the status of foremost among all the gods.

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Hello , Good Morning

Thanks to all of you, for your like and support, I hope you all are enjoying story telling session with your little ones .

Did you like my previous story “ Lion and a Fox “ ? My maternal grandpa narrated this story to me. Although I forgot this story , but one day my mother reminded me about this.

I don’t know the origin of this story, but I really like its moral.

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Lion and a Fox

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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful forest. Lots of animals like cow, elephant, zebra, monkey, lion, tiger, and jackal were living there. Due to some reasons their king died suddenly, so they all were looking for a suitable candidate as their king.

After a lot of discussion, animals decided to crown Lion as their king.

They also discussed that proper training should be provided to the lion, so that he will be able to take care of the forest.

Now the next search was to find a suitable trainer for the lion.

There lived an old but intelligent fox in that forest. Animals asked the fox, if she can provide training to the lion. The fox agreed to provide the training.

From that day onwards, fox started giving training to the lion. She taught several skills to the lion. She taught running, swimming, crossing, hunting, attacking and defending etc.

With each passing day, lion learned lots of skills from the fox.

As compared to the fox, lion was young and energetic, so his moves and attacks were sharper than the fox.

On the final day of the training, lion thought that “other animals consider this fox very intelligent, and now for my capabilities, they will give credit to the fox. I am very strong; if I kill this fox then I will be the only intelligent animal in this whole forest”. Lion roared and went near the fox.

Fox knew that lion is going to hurt her, so she quickly climbed up to a tall tree.

Lion tried to climb the tree, but he was unable to do that.

Lion realised that fox has not taught climbing to him. He said very politely “oh my dear teacher, I was checking if you have taught everything, but I found that, you didn’t teach How to climb tees“.

Fox replied that “Lion, I knew, one day you will come to destroy me to become a super power, that’s why I didn’t teach you my last stake, else I would not survive”.

Lion tried to convince the fox with his innocent talks, but fox was clever enough to save her own life.

Later Lion became the king of the jungle, but he knew everything except climbing trees, he realised his mistake, but it was too late.

 

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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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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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Harry and a Blue Whale

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Harry is a very naughty 10 years old boy. He is always after some mischievous deed.

Harry lives with his parent in a village near a sea. His daddy is a fisherman and his mumma takes care of home.

Every day Harry goes to a temple with his mother.  One day he took some deity idols and dropped them into the pool near the river, and started laughing.  Then he went to the temple’s kitchen and pours all the salt from the packet into the food.

That night when Harry slept, he had a strange dream. He saw that all the idols are very angry and saying that very soon Harry will become a monkey.

Harry got up in fear and noticed that a small tail is budding from his back. Harry got scared and started crying. He covered his tail inside his trousers.

Next morning, it was a rainy day; Harry’s father went to catch the fishes in the sea. Suddenly rain got heavier and a big storm hit the sea. His father along with his friends lost the route in the sea.

All the villagers were terrified. But no one has courage to go to the sea to search missing people.

Harry decided to search his father and missing people. His mother packed all the necessary things like food, fresh water in his backpack. Harry took a small boat to sail.

Harry had never seen this kind of storm. Heavy waves were hitting his small boat from all the sides. Harry got frightened, but he was determined to search his daddy. After lots of efforts and hard work, Harry reach to the middle of the sea, but he couldn’t see anyone.

Suddenly he saw a big wave was approaching towards him, when the wave came near, he found that it was a blue whale, but it was too late, the next moment Harry was inside the blue whale stomach.

Big wave was the water inside the blue whale mouth. Harry remembered; that his mother told him about the blue whale once; it’s the biggest animal on earth. But this was the first time when he saw her.

Blue whale swallowed Harry, his boat and thousands of small fishes. Inside the blue whale stomach, it was a different world. He saw lots of small sea animals were swimming there. He also found some broken parts of ships.

Harry Harry … looks here. Harry heard his name; he saw his daddy and friends. They were calling his name from a corner.

Harry swam towards his daddy, they both hugged each other. His daddy pulled Harry inside a corner.

His father said; blue whale swallowed all of us. We are not able to get out of this stomach. Whenever this whale opens her mouth; she swallows lots of water.

This stomach is so big and full of water, but this corner has less water, so we all are standing here holding each other hand.

Harry thought for a moment, and then he pulled out his tail from his trouser. By this time Harry got a very long bushy tail.

He told his father, how he got a tail on his back. He also said that now using this tail he will find a way out for everyone.

Harry asked everyone to be in a group and get ready with their boat. Then Harry sat on his boat and started tickling the whale with his tail. Initially whale started moving violently because of the tickle, but Harry keep on tickling in different part of whale’s stomach.

After lots of tickle, whale jumped high in to the sea for a sneeze. Whale’s sneeze was big enough to throw all the people from her stomach.

Harry with his daddy and friends sailed their boat very fast. They sailed till they reach the sea-shore.

Harry’s mother with other villagers was waiting at the shore. When they saw everyone safe, they run towards them.

Harry father told everyone how his little brave monkey helped them to escape a giant fish.

Villagers held Harry on their shoulder and started cheering.

That night when Harry slept, again he had a dream. But this time he saw that idols are very happy and saying “because of your bravery and helpful act, your tail will be removed from your body. “

When Harry got up next morning he found that his tail was gone.

He thanked god and promised to be a better person.