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भारत मे हर पर्व किसी न किसी वैगानिक मान्यता पर आधारित होता है।हर पर्व के पीछे कोई न कोई घटना जुडी होती है जो हमें अपने गौरव पूर्ण अतीत का स्मरण कराती है। दीपावली से पूर्व धनतेरस का पर्व आता है इस दिन लोग नए पात्र खरीदते हैं।इसके पीछे मान्यता यह है कि सुरासुर युद्ध मे जब तेरह रत्न निकाले जा चुके थे तब चौदहवां अमृत कलश लेकर स्वयं धनवंतरि प्रकट हुए थे ।
इसलिये इस पर्व को धनवंतरि त्रयोदशी भी कहा जाता है।इस कहानी मे धनवंतरि जैसे आयुर्वेदाचार्य का प्रसंग जुडना उनकी विद्ववत्ता और आयुर्वेद मे उनकी महान प्रवीणता की महत्ता को सिद्ध करता है।
निरोगी  स्वस्थ्य रहना हर व्यक्ति की इच्छा होती है जिसे अमृत कलश ही पूर्ण करता है।शायद इसी लिए यह मिथक इस प्रकरण से जुड़ा।ऐसी भी मान्यता है कि त्रयोदशी के दिन ऋषि धनवंतरि अपना जन्मदिन मनाते हुए लोगों को मुफ्त औषधियाँ वितरित करते थे।लोग औषधि लेने नए पात्र लेकर ही आते थे। इसी से इस पावन पर्व पर नए पात्र (बरतन) खरीदने की परंपरा विकसित हो गई।

नाम- प्रणीति खुराना
आठवीं – स
आर्य विद्या मंदिर विद्यालय बान्द्रा पूर्व

THE GREAT TEACHER

Myths and legends are an integral part of human existence. They have been around us all the time. Though their validity is susceptible, nobody seems to mind as they stand as a proof of the human belief in divine powers. Here I bring to you a popular mythological story that will take you to times of yore when gods co-habited with humans.    One day the princes’ of Hastinapur were playing together and their ball fell into a well. Then a ring, too, fell into the well The princes peered into the well but didn’t know how to get them out.

Acharya Drona, who was standing nearby saw all this and said , ” It is a shame that princes like you are not able to do such a small thing .” He picked up a blade of grass and shot it at the ball in the well. The blade got stuck to the ball. Then he shot another blade, which stuck to the end of the first blade. In this way, he made a chain of grass blades, which reached the top of the well.

He then pulled out the ball with it. Then he shot an arrow at the ring in the well. The arrow sprung back, and brought the ring with it. The princes’ were very happy .

Bhishma felt that Acharya Drona was skilled enough to teach the princes archery and warfare and later made him the princes’ teacher.

By Girisha Nichani, Class 5B, AVMBW

Lessons I Learnt from Indian Mythology

India’s rich mythology has taught me many things,
Like lessons of righteousness and humanity from many queens and kings.
The stories of Ramayana taught me to Always fight for what’s right,
And that a calm attitude can always help get you out of a plight.
The stories of Mahabharata taught me that the determination of five,
Can out weight the loose wand of a hundred and even the most skilled could act naïve.
The story of Prahlad taught me to always stand up for what I believe,
And to be open minded and never give up on what I want, never to leave.
Most of all Indian mythology taught me how to be wise and brave,
And these are some lessons that I will take to my grave.

By SMRITI VARIYAR, Class 9A, AVM BE

THE MAHABHARATA

Once upon a time, there was a Kuru Dynasty,
The princes of the empire ,
Were brave, courageous and feisty.
Pandavas and Kauravas they were called,
Kauravas were arrogant and spoilt.
But the Pandavas had faith in the lord.

Yudhishtir, Bheem, Arjun, Nakuland and Sahadev,
Were dutiful, chivalrous and brave.
Duryodhan, dushahan, karna and shakuni,
Sowed seeds of enmity.

Draupadi, the five Pandava’s wife,
Was the actual cause of strife.
She was arrogant so,
Arjun won her with his knowledge of the bow.

But Draupadi had to be divided between the five,
So people called her many names,
which stung like bees of a hive.

Yudhishtir and Shakuni played a game of dice,
Yudhishtir lost everything,
Thanks to Shakuni’s vice.

So Draupadi was dragged into the court,
To save her dignity, sadly nobody did vote.

Draupadi, chaste even though,
For vengeanence Bheem took a vow,
“He would drink dushasan’s blood
Also the hundred brothers would soon be mixed in mud.”

The brothers started the fight,
They fought with all their might.

All the Kauravas were dead,
As their grandsire lay on his death bed.
The Pandavas won the battle,
People were slaughtered like cattle.

It was a new beginning,
As the death of Shri Krishna,
Marked the kaliyug coming

By PRANITI KHURANA, Class 8C, AVM BE.

The Voice of the Lord

The voice of Lord Krishna pervaded the moans of agony that the battlefield of Kurukshetra reverberated with. Sword against sword and death after death……the Pandava Arjuna looked around his chariot, disgusted with the harrowing scenes that prevailed there. He felt deep remorse for his actions in this battle against his nemesis duryodhana, the battle that was to be remembered forever.

Arjuna suddenly sat down in his chariot, ready to give up. “I cannot bear to watch my own cousins getting killed, Krishna. I give up this battle.”

“Arjuna, everyone has a certain duty to perform and yours is to fight for a righteous cause. If you, a warrior, shun your duty, think about how badly you are failing your dharma. Think about what a bad example you are setting for ones who are yet to arrive at this point, from where there is no return.”

“But will I not be killing my own cousins?”

“Your arrows will merely destroy their body. Their souls will remain intact for eternity. The human body has only a few stages before the inevitable death that everyone fears. So get up and fight!

This great speech, known as the Bhagavad Gita, is the most sacred scripture of the Hindus. Arjuna indeed did get up, and fight he did!

Indian mythology connects us to our rich culture. It enriches our tradition and sows the seeds of intelligence, courage and kindness in us. Indian myths have been passed from generation to generation by speech, dance, music and paintings witch portray it beautifully. So people think that our mythology is all about boring stuff, is it? Well, I’d like to tell them to step out of their dull world and discover this wonderful gift bestowed upon us.

By Ankita Murthy, Class 7A

INDIAN MYTHOLOGY

By Sai Sankhe, Class 6B, AVM Juhu

Let us go to the land of Ayodhya,
To hear about Ram and Sita,
Who left to go to the forest,
Just on their father’s request,
There, the demon Ravana came in disguise,
And Sita fell a prey to his vice,
In a land overseas, after a fierce fight,
Dawned a day where good prevailed over evil might,
Ravana fell down in the battle field,
Sita was freed from his yield,

In Mahabharata, they worshipped beautiful deities,
It is magical realism,war and victory,
The final outcome for the five Pandavas was glory,
This ended the heartless Kauravas story.

Today, we think about
These epics and say that,
Indian mythology was great,
A special ‘Thank You’ to Valmiki, VedVyasa
And all the others,
Who spoke and wrote like brilliant authors.

Indian Mythology

By Dhruv Kikani, Class 8C, AVM Juhu

One day, as the sun bade goodbye
Over the skin tanned mountains of India
The deities of the Earth looked at the sky
As if in prayer; arms held high.

The forms of Vishnu inspire the heart,
The Mahabharata, to glory.
Rama’s victory over Ravana in part.
Ended the mighty Asuras story.

All of this is stored in books,
On walls, in palaces or holy scriptures.
These stories are more true than they look,
Touching our hearts, which they took.