Stories From India

Narada Muni

I’m the host Narada Muni, and I’m a mythological character myself! I have the gift of eternal life, and knowledge of the past, the present, and the future. I’m also the son of Brahma, the creator of the Universe. By profession, I’m a traveling musician and storyteller, so the way I’m doing my job is by podcast. In every episode, I’ll bring you Stories from India from well known Indian Mythological epics like the Ramayan and Mahabharata, to folklore including the Panchatantra, Jataka Tales, Vikram and Betaal, Akbar and Birbal, Tenali Raman, and many other regional folk tales! read less

186 -Mahabharata - Karna
08-01-2023
186 -Mahabharata - Karna
A story about #Karna’s childhood and education in the #Mahabharata, including his tutelage under #Dronacharya and later #Parshuram. Also featuring a budding friendship with #Duryodhan, and a budding rivalry with #Arjun. Transcript and show notes Music: https://www.purple-planet.com Other Mahabharat episodes we have covered before: Episode 59 – River of Dreams Episode 60 – Down By The River Episode 68 – Waiting Episode 69 – Father and Son Episode 70 – The Art of the Deal Episode 83 – Mahabharata – The Groom Reveal Party Episode 84 – Mahabharata – A Princess Scorned Episode 91 – Mahabharata – Amba Episode 96 – Mahabharata – Vyas Ex Machina Episode 105 – Mahabharata – Four Weddings and a Birth Episode 108 – Mahabharata – Oh, deer! Episode 115 – Mahabharata – How to raise a family Episode 127 – Mahabharata – Kripacharya University Episode 139 – Mahabharata – Duryodhan poisons Bhima Episode 150 – Mahabharata – Arjun and Dronacharya Episode 161 – Mahabharata – Ekalavya Episode 181 – Mahabharata – Crown Prince Check out these other Mahabharat Episodes too, some of which are peripherally linked to the main storyline, including Episode 27 – The Rise of Shukra Episode 28 – His Girl Friday Episode 31 – Death Cheater Episode 37 – A Fishy Engagement Episode 120 – Mahabharata – Nala and Damayanti Episode 175 – Mahabharata – Shibi Episode 176 – Mahabharata – Tilottama #sfipodcast #Arjuna #Hastinapur #Mahabharata #Mahabharat #Karan #Karna
182 - Ramayana - Jayant
11-12-2022
182 - Ramayana - Jayant
A story from the Ramayana about Jayant, the son of Indra, who in crow form bothers Sita. Not knowing that Ram would launch a Brahmastra at him! Transcript and show notes Music: https://www.purple-planet.com #sfipodcast #Ramayana #Ramayan #Jayant #Indra #Sita #Rama #Ram #Hanuman #Laxman #Lakshman #Kakasura #Chitrakoot Previous Ramayana Episodes: Valmiki was the author of the Ramayana. We covered his origin story in Episode 6 – Fish Highwayman The Ramayana kicks off in Episode 7 – Kingdom by Horse. Episode 15 – Rishi vs Rishi: Un-civil war! and Episode 16 – Six….teen Flags are about Rama and Laxman’s encounter with Vishwamitra A flashback to Dasharath’s past is in Episode 24 – Promises made, hearts broken Ram, Laxman, and Sita begin their exile in Episode 30 – Banished! and continue it in Episode 41 – Forest Life and Episode 64 – The First Kidnapping of Sita They encounter Shoorpanakha in Episode 78 – Ramayana – An Indecent Proposal We have also covered three episodes that aren’t part of the main storyline but feature some central Ramayana characters: Hanuman’s origin story is in Episode 25 – Up, Up, and Away! Episode 55 – Saturnine is about an encounter between Shani and Ravana. Episode 81 – Ramayana – Wolverine Claws is the origin story of Ravana and Shoorpanakha. And Episode 92 – Ramayana – Shanta is the story of Ram and Laxman’s sister – Shanta. Episode 101 – Ramayana – A Wild Stag Chase explained how Ravana engineered a diversion so he could abduct Sita. In Episode 112 Ram and Laxman got their first hint of what had happened to Sita and also were told that Sugriva could help them In Episode 118, Ram and Laxman learned more about Sugriva and Vali’s rivalry before finally meeting Hanuman and ensuring Sugriva’s victory in Episode 125 – Ramayana – Sugriva and Vali. Hanuman met Sampati in Episode 132, crossed an ocean in Episode 142, infiltrated Lanka in Episode 156 and burned it down in Episode 168. Vali was the character of the Week in Episode 21. And Jambavan in Episode 2. Jatayu and Sampati's story is in Episode 11