Myths and legends are an integral part of human existence. The stories range from horrors to legends and from legends to epics. One of the most interesting mythologies is the “Indian mythology”.   Every mythology story has something very important to learn and use it in our daily life.

Indian mythology dates back to when the first hymns of “Rig Veda” were composed. That means our grandparents tell us stories that are really ancient! The hymns of “Rig Veda” are the first and freshest expression of the sense of beauty and gladness awakened in the Aryan Race by the charms and bounty of nature. What began as a celebration of natural elements such as “Air, Water & Fire” was converted into the worship of Cosmic Elements and thus formed the Triad of the early Vedic Gods Agni; Vayu and Surya. Agni as we all know is “Fire”; Vayu is “Air” and Surya is the “Sun”.

In the late Vedic period our two most famous epics were compiled; The Ramayana & The Mahabharata. These two epics came from the late Vedic period and are shared by hundred and thousands of grandparents to their grandchildren across India even now! Isn’t that something to ponder on! The messages given in these epics still continue to shape and reshape values that we hold dear to our heart.

The “Rigveda” contains several mythological and poetical accounts of the origin of the world, hymns praising the gods, and ancient prayers for life, prosperity, etc. Some of its verses are still recited as Hindu prayers, at religious functions and other occasions, making it probably the world’s oldest religious texts.

I am proud of the “Indian Mythology”.

By Simran Khatri, Class 5B, AVMBW