Ever ending Love

  The sound of the idling engine came to a halt and Ramu understood that Raghav has come back home. He went running out of the house to welcome Raghav. The driver took out the folded wheelchair from the boot of the car and placed it on the ground. He then opened the passenger door […]

I for Ila

I for Ila Ila is an androgyne from hindu mythology. He was born as Sudhyumna, a male child, to King Manu and his wife Shraddha. He once trespassed into Sharavana (the forest of reeds), the sacred grove of Shiva and Parvati. Shiva had laid a spell on the forest that all male intruders except Shiva […]

H for Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu are two Asura brothers from the Hindu Puranic scriptures. They were born to sage Kashyap and his wife Diti. They were the  gatekeepers of Viakunta, Vishnu’s abode, in their earlier life. Their names were Jaya and Vijaya. Legend says that Jaya and Vijaya ridiculed and did not allow four […]

G for Garuda

G for Garuda Garuda is a humanoid bird known to be the vahana(mount) of Lord Vishnu. Garuda is depicted as a strong man with a white face, red wings, and an eagle’s beak and with a crown on his head. He is known to be massive enough to block the sun. Garuda and Naga are […]

F for Flood myth

F stands for Flood Myth Flood myth is a narrative of a great flood sent out by deities to destroy civilization often in an act of divine retribution. I got acquainted with flood myths hearing the stories of Matsya Purana, Noah’s ark and then lately the Hollywood movie 2012.  Even as an adult I am […]

E for Echidna

E for Echidna Out of my mythological pandora box comes Echidna the half beautiful maiden and half fearsome snake. Known as a monster of the underworld in Greek mythological story written by Aristophanes, Echidna has hundred heads. Another folklore describes Echinda as having the head of a beautiful woman with long hair and a serpent’s […]

D is for Dwarf

D stands for Dwarf Dwarf is the topic I have chosen for today’s post. I am reading ‘The Lord of the Rings’ for my daughter and ‘Gimli’ is one of her favourite characters. Dwarfs have a prominent mention in many mythological stories and they are often described as the ugly, fat not so good looking […]