Importance of Indian mythology for kids

India is a treasure house for mythological stories. So rich is the culture and the tradition of India that it encompasses a huge collection of stories from the rich ancient India. Different stories of Indian mythology have been passed down from generations to generations mostly through the word of mouth and hence it is important for parents to pass down these mythological stories so that they can carry forward the tradition and keep our culture intact.

Some of the common mythological story books are based on different Gods and Goddesses and incidents relating to them. These stories make for a very interesting read. It reminds most of us of our childhood days when we use to sit besides our granny and listen to all the beautiful imagery that was carved in out young minds listening to these stories. Indian Mythology contains stories of courage, adventure, compassion, love that inculcate good values and ethics in children.

Religion plays a vital role in India. Hindu mythological stories include Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Bhagvad Gita. There are many mythological stories that explain why we celebrate festivals and other occasions. We celebrate Diwali it was the day when King Rama’s coronation was celebrated in Ayodhya after victory which is a great mythological event for the Hindus. Stories of various Gods and Goddesses are told to children. For example: instances in Lord Krishna’s life are told as short interesting stories to children, stories about Lord Ganesha, Stories of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Goddesses Saraswati, Goddesses Laxmi, Goddess Kali, Goddess Durga etc all form a part of Indian Mythology. There are many mythological books that are available in the market for further readings.

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