Mythological Love Stories

shakuntalaToday is the right time to talk about Love. While we may have many sections of Indian society looking down at the Valentine day and the fervour that it brings, we might perhaps want to step back, I mean really back to revisit the love stories in our scriptures. And we are not talking about Laila-Majnu, Shirin-Farhad, or Heer Ranjha. We are talking way back.

Read this interesting article:
Immortal Love Legends
Romantic Tales from Hindu Literature

By Subhamoy Das

Perhaps no other faith glorifies the idea of love between the sexes as Hinduism. This is evident from the amazing variety of mythical love stories that abounds Sanskrit literature, which is undoubtedly one of the richest treasure hoards of exciting love tales.

The tale-within-a-tale-within-a-tale format of the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana, lodges a lot of love legends. Then there are the charming stories of Hindu gods and goddesses in love and the well-known works like Kalidasa’s Meghadutam and Abhijnanashakuntalam and Surdasa’s lyrical rendition of the legends of Radha, Krishna and the gopis of Vraj. Set in a land of great natural beauty, where the lord of love picks his victims with consummate ease, these stories celebrate the myriad aspects of the many-splendored emotion called love.

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