Note for teachers: Some of these stories can be used directly in the classroom. Others are to enhance the teacher’s own understanding and/or are for teachers to re-tell in their own words. The stories are coded as follows:

P: stories more directly suitable for primary pupils.
E: stories that will most likely need some editing
T: stories intended for teacher’s own understanding

(T) Arjuna’s Dilemma on the Battlefield (dilemmas)

STO-701 This passage give some background information to the Battle of Kurukshetra and the difficult situation Arjuna faced prior to that great conflict. It also serves to show how the Bhagavad Gita came to be spoken. For more information, please refer to “The Heart of Hinduism” Teachers’ Book pages 126-127. The Mahabharata explains how Dhritarashtra […]

(P) The Story of Rama and Sita

STO-703 A long, long time ago there lived in India a prince called Rama. His kingdom was Koshala and the capital city was called Ayodhya. Rama had three brothers. His favourite was called Lakshman. When he grew up, Rama married the most beautiful princess, named Sita. By trickery, Rama was sent into the forest. Sita […]

(E) Savitri (devotion to the spouse)

STO-702 The beautiful princess Savitri was now of marriageable age, but no one had come forward to ask for hand. Her father became anxious and arranged for her to travel throughout the local kingdoms to choose a husband for herself. She visited cities with wonderful palaces and also simple villages. But throughout her whole journey, […]