Sunday, June 8, 2014


Once upon a time, there lived two sisters named  Elsa and Anna. When they grew up, in the party, they had a big fight. Then,Elsa got very angry and ran away to the Mountains. Anna followed her, realizing her mistake. 

Watch this beautiful story of sister's love and fight in this movie here.

Watch Disney- Frozen full movie

Note - I do not own this movie. This movie is owned by Disney and I am just including the link here, for an easy access.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Short Story - Rani and Vani

Once upon a time, there lived two sisters named Rani and Vani. Both the sisters were exactly alike, not only in their appearance, but also in their nature and temperament. Rani and Vani lived and worked together. They enjoyed going for a walk together. They never quarreled with each other. The two lovely daughters were adored by their parents.

One day, when the two sisters were going to the market, they saw a dwarf on the road. He had a long white beard and he wore a long red cap on his head. A dog was pulling the dwarf's beard. The dwarf tried his best to pull his beard out from the dog's mouth, but he could not do so. The dog did not let go of the beard. The dwarf appeared to be utterly helpless.

Rani and Vani saw the plight of the dwarf. They felt sorry for him, and so they cut is long beard with a pair of scissors. The beard became short now. Instead of thanking the two sisters, the dwarf said angrily, "Hey, you girls! Who asked you to act smart? look, what you have done to me! You have spoiled my looks."

Rani and Vani did not say anything, but left the scene quietly.

One day, as the two sisters were returning home from a nearby village, they met the same dwarf once again.  The dwarf was hanging by his long beard which was tied to the branch of the trees. He was screaming with pain. He was in a great pain because his long beard was being pulled and it hurt him. He was desperately trying to free himself. there was nobody to help him.

Rani and Vani saw the plight of the dwarf. They ran to him, cut his long beard with a  pair of scissors and freed him. Once again, instead of being thankful, the dwarf said angrily, " Hey, you girls! Who asked you to act smart? Look what you have done! You have spoiled my looks."

Rani and Vani did not say anything, but left the scene quietly.

One fine morning, the two sisters were going to a nearby town. They saw the same dwarf riding a bicycle. Suddenly, his long beard got entangled in the chain of bicycle. The bicycle stopped and the dwarf fell down screaming with pain.

Rani and Vani heard him screams and they rushed to help him. It was very difficult to pull out the beard from the bicycle chain. So the two sisters cut the long bears with a pair of scissors. As usual, the dwarf started shouting at them angrily, but they ignored his shouts.

Suddenly, there was a miracle. The dwarf turned into a beautiful fairy.

The fairy said to Rani and Vani, " Both of you have passed my tests. you will get married to the Princes and you will live happily ever." Saying this, the fairy gave each one a flower and said, " Take these flowers and go to the palace. Stand in front of the king and Queen and smell the flowers."

Rani and Vani went to the palace. When they were  brought before the king and the Queen, they smelled the flowers. And lo! There was another miracle. As soon as the two sisters smelt the flowers, tow handsome Princes appeared before them.

The King and The Queen were very happy. They had no Children. Now, they not only had two handsome Princes, But also two beautiful daughters-in-law. The two sisters married the two Princes. There was jubilation all over the Kingdom. Parents of Rani and Vani came to bless them. All of them lived happily ever after.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Krishna Janmashtami or Janamashtami, is also known as Krishnashtami. It is celebrated in different regions of India by differnet names like Saatam Aatham, Gokulashtami, Ashtami Rohini, Srikrishna Jayanti, etc. It is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna.

This festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada which every year falls in the month of August or September. God krishna was famous for his Ras Lilas. The term Ras means Aesthetic and Lila means play or dance, which roughly translates the meaning of Ras-Lila as " Dance of Divine Love". While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi, is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulashtami. 

Krishna was the 8th son of Devaki and Vasudeva. And was born to kill Mama Kans.
Mathura (in present day Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh) was the capital of the Yadavas, to which Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki belonged. King Kansa, Devaki's brother,had ascended the throne by imprisoning his father, King Ugrasena. Afraid of a prophecy that predicted his death at the hands of Devaki's eighth son, Kansa had the couple locked into a prison cell. After Kansa killed the first six children, and Devaki's apparent miscarriage of the seventh (which was actually a secret transfer of the infant to Rohini as Balarama), Krishna was born.

After his birth Vishnu ordered Vasudeva to take Krishna to Gokul to Nanda and Yashoda where he can live safely,away from his evil Uncle Kansa.So Vasudeva took Krishna with him and crossed Yamuna to reach Gokul .There everyone was asleep,so he quietly kept him there and returned with Yashoda's daughter.Kansa,thinking her to be Devki's eight child,threw her on a stone.But she rose in air and transformed into Yogmaya(who is Vishnu's helper)and warned Kansa about his death.Then she disappeared.Krishna grew up in Gokul with his brother Balram. Then he returned to Mathura and killed Kansa with the help of his brother,Balram.

In many regions of India, Janamashtami is celebrated by fasting and staying up until midnight, the time when Krishna is believed to have been born. In some parts of India, it is celebrated as Dahi-Handi. The handi is a clay pot filled with buttermilk that is positioned at a convenient height prior to the event. The topmost person on the human pyramid tries to break the handi by hitting it with a blunt object. When the handi breaks, the buttermilk is spilled over the entire group, symbolizing their achievement through unity.

In India, every school celebrates this festival in their premises, to encourage the understanding of their culture in the kids, to practice the goodness held in the festival and teach the same to the students.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...