Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 761

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindi > हिंदू धर्म > महाभारत > Pride Goeth Before a Fall (Ten Stories Culled Out from Mahabharata)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Pride Goeth Before a Fall (Ten Stories Culled Out from Mahabharata)
Pages from the book
Pride Goeth Before a Fall (Ten Stories Culled Out from Mahabharata)
Look Inside the Book
Description

Back of the Book

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL
Pride, as we all know, leads us downhill. Yet, all of us, even the Gods and our epic heroes, at one time or another, are ensnared into this trap. Is there any hope?

Yes, as these stories from folklore and the Mahabharata tell us, once having learned our lesson, it is possible to live a better life!

"I am sure, these stories will give a direction to the children and their parents and enable them to make a deeper study of our Puranas and Itihas and share its precious message with others."

Swami Chinmayananda
.... Krishna blessed them all and said, "So long as you remember that there is an unseen hand which guides you .... , you will not have a chance to suffer "

This is many other words of wisdom intersperse with the fun-filled stories. The author, Sri CL. Purushothama Rao is a seasoned Mission worker with a deep knowledge of our ancient literature but also, with the ability to mould it for children so that they may enjoy the tales and learn from them.

 

FOREWORD

It is the cardinal insistence of our Rishi culture from Vedic times that the world would be a better place to live in, if a better value system is followed by the people.

Society is constituted of individuals and therefore, as the individual so would be the society. lf individuals live the baser values of animals; selfish, aggrandising, fighting, living only on instincts and impulses, that society will be an unholy place for peace and joy to arrive and dance.

When the individuals are taught to appreciate, and trained to live the healthy, noble values, an evolved and a civilised society blossoms. Such a society would invoke mutual respect and concern, creating an atmosphere condusive to Peace and Progress.

Our Puranas and Itihases like the Ramayana and Mahabharata are inexhaustible treasure-houses of such healthy values.

With the present day cry on the need for a value- based education in our country, the stories from our Puranic literature would provide perennial and easily assimilable source of guidance to the young men and women and through them serve to rebuild the society.

I congratulate Shri Purushothama Rao, a dedicated and seasoned Mission worker of Bangalore, for taking the initiative and judiciously culling out of our Puranic literature, a few stories under the title “Pride goeth before a fall’, highlighting the importance of a value-based life-style.

I am sure, these stories will give a direction to the children and their parents and enable the to make a deeper study of our Puranas and Itihases and share its precious message with others.

 

Preface

This book contains ten stories culled out from Mahabharata, keeping in view the main theme, viz., ‘Pride Goeth Before a Fall’. Two of the stories – “Aswatthama accepts his defeat” and “Bhima and Arjuna learn a lesson in humility” are based on the folklore while the rest are selected directly form Mahabharata. It is written in simple English, chiefly for children to evoke interest in Mahabharata stories and through them love for the great epic.

Most of these stories were first published in ‘Balavihar’ magazine for which I am grateful to the concerned authorities.

I am deeply indebted to the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Bombay, for bringing out this in book form.

 

Contents

 

1. Bhima’s Pride Punished 11
2. Arjuna’s Pride Shattered 20
3. Duryodhana Pays For His Pride 27
4. Drupada’s Pride Brings His Downfall 35
5. Indra Loses His Throne 46
6. Nahusha Falls From Heaven 53
7. Aswatthama Accepts His Defeat 62
8. Sisupala Pays For His Pride With His Pate 71
9. Proud Parasurama Admits His Defeat 81
10. Arjuna and Bhima Learn a Lesson in Humility 94
Sample Pages



Pride Goeth Before a Fall (Ten Stories Culled Out from Mahabharata)

Deal 20% Off
Item Code:
IHL575
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
8175971916
Size:
8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
106 (Illustrated Throughout In B/W)
Other Details:
the weight of the book is 120 gm
Price:
$10.00
Discounted:
$8.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$2.00 (20%)
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Pride Goeth Before a Fall (Ten Stories Culled Out from Mahabharata)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 9761 times since 3rd Jul, 2014

Back of the Book

PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL
Pride, as we all know, leads us downhill. Yet, all of us, even the Gods and our epic heroes, at one time or another, are ensnared into this trap. Is there any hope?

Yes, as these stories from folklore and the Mahabharata tell us, once having learned our lesson, it is possible to live a better life!

"I am sure, these stories will give a direction to the children and their parents and enable them to make a deeper study of our Puranas and Itihas and share its precious message with others."

Swami Chinmayananda
.... Krishna blessed them all and said, "So long as you remember that there is an unseen hand which guides you .... , you will not have a chance to suffer "

This is many other words of wisdom intersperse with the fun-filled stories. The author, Sri CL. Purushothama Rao is a seasoned Mission worker with a deep knowledge of our ancient literature but also, with the ability to mould it for children so that they may enjoy the tales and learn from them.

 

FOREWORD

It is the cardinal insistence of our Rishi culture from Vedic times that the world would be a better place to live in, if a better value system is followed by the people.

Society is constituted of individuals and therefore, as the individual so would be the society. lf individuals live the baser values of animals; selfish, aggrandising, fighting, living only on instincts and impulses, that society will be an unholy place for peace and joy to arrive and dance.

When the individuals are taught to appreciate, and trained to live the healthy, noble values, an evolved and a civilised society blossoms. Such a society would invoke mutual respect and concern, creating an atmosphere condusive to Peace and Progress.

Our Puranas and Itihases like the Ramayana and Mahabharata are inexhaustible treasure-houses of such healthy values.

With the present day cry on the need for a value- based education in our country, the stories from our Puranic literature would provide perennial and easily assimilable source of guidance to the young men and women and through them serve to rebuild the society.

I congratulate Shri Purushothama Rao, a dedicated and seasoned Mission worker of Bangalore, for taking the initiative and judiciously culling out of our Puranic literature, a few stories under the title “Pride goeth before a fall’, highlighting the importance of a value-based life-style.

I am sure, these stories will give a direction to the children and their parents and enable the to make a deeper study of our Puranas and Itihases and share its precious message with others.

 

Preface

This book contains ten stories culled out from Mahabharata, keeping in view the main theme, viz., ‘Pride Goeth Before a Fall’. Two of the stories – “Aswatthama accepts his defeat” and “Bhima and Arjuna learn a lesson in humility” are based on the folklore while the rest are selected directly form Mahabharata. It is written in simple English, chiefly for children to evoke interest in Mahabharata stories and through them love for the great epic.

Most of these stories were first published in ‘Balavihar’ magazine for which I am grateful to the concerned authorities.

I am deeply indebted to the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, Bombay, for bringing out this in book form.

 

Contents

 

1. Bhima’s Pride Punished 11
2. Arjuna’s Pride Shattered 20
3. Duryodhana Pays For His Pride 27
4. Drupada’s Pride Brings His Downfall 35
5. Indra Loses His Throne 46
6. Nahusha Falls From Heaven 53
7. Aswatthama Accepts His Defeat 62
8. Sisupala Pays For His Pride With His Pate 71
9. Proud Parasurama Admits His Defeat 81
10. Arjuna and Bhima Learn a Lesson in Humility 94
Sample Pages



Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Pride Goeth Before a Fall (Ten Stories Culled Out from Mahabharata) (Hindi | Books)

Karan Vadh - The Death of Karna: From the Mahabharata (DVD)
Raj Kapoor
Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.(2009)
Approx. 138 Mins
Item Code: IZZ369
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Bhishma & Drona (Short Stories From Mahabharatha) (DVD)
Super Audio Chennai Pvt. Ltd (2006)
56Minutes
Item Code: ICR392
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Weaving Tales of Cloth (Baluchari Saree of West Bengal) (DVD)
Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
18 Min. Approx
Item Code: IZA051
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ghatothkach & Kumbhakarna (Animated Stories) (DVD)
Super Audio (Madras) Pvt. Ltd.(2008)
65 mins
Item Code: IZZ355
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kansa Fails to Kill Devaki's Eighth Born
Folk Art from the Temple Town of Puri (Orissa)
Artist Rabi Behera
Water Color on Patti
10.0 inches x 8.0 inches
Item Code: PE25
$45.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shiva as Kalantaka Saves Rishi Markandeya
Deal 40% Off
Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera
20.5 inches X 13.5 inches
Item Code: PJ86
$105.00$63.00
You save: $42.00 (40%)
Backorder
Backorder
Shiva and Parvati Bless a Bhakta Even as One-Eyed Kubera Looks On
Deal 30% Off
Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera
20.0 inches X 13.2 inches
Item Code: PJ93
$135.00$94.50
You save: $40.50 (30%)
Backorder
Backorder
Adoration of Fluting Ganesha
Deal 30% Off
Watercolor on Patti
Artist Rabi Behera
18.5 inches X 13.2 inches
Item Code: PJ88
$105.00$73.50
You save: $31.50 (30%)
 With Frame (Add $135.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Beginning of The Mahabharata and Other Stories (Fables from India)
by Terry O' Brien
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAL874
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Heroes from The Mahabharata: Bheeshma, Drona, Tales of Arjuna, Karna, Abhimanyu (Comic)
by Anant Pai
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Amar Chitra Katha
Item Code: NAF427
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Inspiring Tales from the Mahabharata
by Ram Lal Verma
Hardcover (Edition: 1988)
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Item Code: IDK254
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tales and Teachings of the Mahabharat
by Janaki Abhishekhi
Hardcover (Edition: 1998)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: IDK768
$37.50
SOLD
Testimonials
Thank you for your wonderful website.
Jan, USA
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA
I received my order today. When I opened the FedEx packet, I did not expect to find such a perfectly wrapped package. The book has arrived in pristine condition and I am very impressed by your excellent customer service. It was my pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to many more transactions with your company. Again, many thanks for your fantastic customer service! Keep up the good work.
Sherry, Canada
I received the package today... Wonderfully wrapped and packaged (beautiful statue)! Please thank all involved for everything they do! I deeply appreciate everyone's efforts!
Frances, USA
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India