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Indian Mythology is one of the richest elements of Indian Culture, which enriches it and makes it a unique one in the world. Through ages, different stories in Indian mythology have been passed from generation to generation through carefully stored scriptures.
Indian mythology, area great medium for people to inculcate interest in Indian Culture in the younger generation and to impart values of Indian culture to them. The term "Hindu mythology" is used by modern day scholars for ancient Indian literature which has historically important details about people, places, kings, style of living, deities,god, goddess, incarnations, sages etc.
India is the land of famous mythologies and folklores. Some of the greatest works of ancient classical literature are found here. The stories in Indian mythology vary from subtle maxim conveying tales of Panchatantra and Jataka-tales to two great works that are synonymous to epic literature of India are Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, the other being the Mahabharata. It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king.
Sage Valmiki wrote the Ramayana centuries ago. It tells the story of Lord Rama, who was sent to an exile of 14 years along with his brother and wife. He fights a battle with the demon king Ravana of Lanka who had abducted his wife Sita. The epic is full of morals and thought provoking lines that make you realize the importance of being truthful always and never deter from the path of good. The devotion of each and every character in this epic is commendable and we all have something to learn from this. Our section on Ramayana shall provide you with more information about this epic.
The Mahabharata is another famous Indian epic that is a treasure in the Indian epics literature. Written by the famous sage, Ved Vyasa, this epic talks about the importance of following one's assigned duties in life. It talks of deceit, lies and other vices and yet tells how the good always emerges triumphant over the evil. The Mahabharata is a brilliant portrayal of ancient politics and shows the extent to which people can let go off their principles to gain some selfish desires. Read on our section on the Mahabharata to know more about this brilliant epic.