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Hinduism for Kids

This is a special section dedicated to resources for children of all ages -- a great way to introduce kids to the glories and greatness of the universal religion through tales and legends from the mythology and history.
  1. Jataka Tales (5)
  2. Panchatantra Tales (7)
  3. Tales & Legends (11)

Lahoo - Forgotten Hindu Tales
Lahoo tells the story of a young archer who sets out the day before Ram's return to defend the values he was brought up with, and discovers instead, the magic that true compassion brings. This illustrated story by Umesh Shukla has been released at Pushpuck.com as 'Forgotten Tales.'

Hinduism A to Z - 'Dharma Varnamala' for the Basics of Hinduism
An illustrated primer introducing the important concepts of Hinduism through the letters of the alphabet designed with Indian motifs. Written by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, and illustrated by A Manivel.

The Panchatantra
The Panchatantra is one of Indias most important contributions to world literature. Read about the history, origin, authorship, and purpose of this immortal book of stories.

The Eight Rites of Passage or Ashta Samskara - Hinduism Basic…
An illustrated introduction to the eight of the essential rites or 'samskaras,' which Hindus should participate in as important life events.

The Five Parenting Guidelines – Hinduism Basics for Children
Five Parenting Guidelines or “Pancha Kutumba Sadhana” describe the principles that guide fathers and mothers in setting strong religious examples that teach them to follow the path of dharma.

The Five Practices or ‘Pancha Kriya’ - Hinduism Basics fo…
These five slokas outline the minimal Hindu practices, also known as Pancha Nitya Karmas that parents teach their children in order to nurture future citizens who are strong, secure, responsible, tolerant and traditional and pass the dharma to the next generation.

The Five Precepts or ‘Pancha Shraddha’ - Hinduism Basics …
‘Pancha Shraddha’ or the five precepts constitute the five basic Hindu beliefs. By teaching these to sons and daughters, parents worldwide pass on the Sanatana Dharma to their children.

Bringing Up Hindu Kids
When parents say Hinduism teaches "all religions are the same", children find no reason to follow it. They say, "What does it really matter what religion we follow?" How can parents cope with it. Dr. Frank Morales has one answer for parents bringing up Hindu kids in alien lands.

The Story of Alexander's Invasion of India
This read-aloud story excerpted from 'Our Empire Story' by British author Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall recounts Alexander, the Great's invasion of India in 326 BC, and his battle with Hindu king Porus...

Tales From Ancient India
Even in this age of Harry Potter books, Indian folk tales and bedtime stories continue to enchant the young reader. Here's a host of short and simple Hindu legends from the book 'The World's Story: A History of the World in Story…' (1914)

"Six Blind Men & the Elephant" by John Godfrey Saxe
The verse version of the popular Indian parable "Six Blind Men & the Elephant" written by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887.

Top 7 Diwali Books for Children
Here's a selection of some colorful books for children on "Diwali" - the greatest festival of the Hindus, celebrated across the world.

DesiKids
Books, CDs, DVDs for parents who want to educate their children in the cultural traditions of India.

Amar Chitra Katha
What better way to learn about Indian history and mythology than through the comic books? Every Amar Chitra Katha is historically accurate, lucidly written and superbly illustrated.

GCSE Hinduism
Course details for GCSE Hinduism on the Internet. You can study Hinduism on the Internet provided you are able to attend two revision sessions in London by enrolling for GCSE examinations. To apply e-mail: hindu@btinternet.com

Ramayana Comics
Amar Chitra Katha version of Valmiki's Ramayana. Read online in 9 parts.

Children's Corner
Children's Corner at Vaishnavi.com has loads of stories for kids - from the Ramayana to the Panchatantra... and beyond

Bhagavad Gita for Schools
A great way to introduce children to the wisdom of the ‘Gita’ in four chapters: Path of Devotion, Path of Action, Paths of Knowledge & Meditation, and Conclusions.

Ramayana for Kids
Read the story of Rama in five parts: The Dutiful Son, The Early Life of Rama, Rama's Exile, Abduction of Sita, and Slaying of Ravana.

Mythological Tales for Children
A treasure-trove of legends for kids -- with over 50 tales, grouped into Stories of Ganesha, Stories of Vikramaditya, Stories of Mahabharata, Stories of Srimad Bhagvatam, and more…

Indian History for Kids
Part of Mr. Dowling's Electronic Passport: India and the Himalayas, these pages discuss the Subcontinent, the Himalayas, monsoon, Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa, caste system, the untouchables, Hinduism, the Moguls, the British in India, Gandhi, Partition, India since Independence…

Stories @ HinduKids.org
Check out these stories for kids: Hinduism and Computers, Hinduism and Video Games, Hinduism and Multiple Heads, A Leg In Heaven, and more...

Sages, Rishis & Saints
Short biographies of great devotees, including Shankaracharya, Samartha Ramadas, Vasishta, Madhwacharya, Veda Vyasa, Tukaram, Ramana Maharshi, Swami Vivekananda, Bharadwaja, Dayananda Saraswathi, Parashurama, Ramaujacharya, Ramasingh Kuka, Agasthya, Mahaveer, Vishwamitra, Vedanta Deshikar, Vidyaranya, Narada, Basaveshwara, Narayana Guru, Yajnavalkya, and Nachiketa.

Great Kings & Queens
Short biographies of great devotees, including Vikramaditya, Kharvela, Shivaji, Harischandra, Keladi Chennamma, Jhansi Lakshmi Bai, Hakka-Bukka, Yudhistira, Dileepa and Ashoka.

Great Devotees
Short biographies of great devotees, including Sakhubai, Meerabai, Prahlada, Dhruva, Ambareesha, Andal, Vibheeshana, Hanumantha and Bali.

Vedantic Tales by Sister Gargi
Children would love to read these tales from the Hindu scriptures: “The Discipleship of Hari: The Lion”, “The Discipleship of Sri Nag: The Cobra”, “The Discipleship of Ajay: The Osprey”, “The Blue Pellet”, “The Way Farer”…and more.

Coloring Book
Online sketch book of Indian classical and folk dances for you to color and paint.

Niyam: Good Rules
For children of all ages, this site lists, illustrates and defines 10 rules basic to Hinduism.

Tarak - Forgotten Tales
Tarak tells the story of a young orphan boy, who is faced with finding ways to welcome Ram's return to Ayodhya while making his daily living playing a dhol. Celebrating the true meaning of Diwali, this illustrated story by Umesh Shukla have been released at Pushpuck.com as 'Forgotten Tales.'

Hinduism for Schools
Twelve fact-filled pages on Hinduism basics for Primary and Secondary School students from Vivekananda Centre, London. It also contains a Fact Finder List for quick reference.

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