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Volume - IV
Preface Prayer
The Golden Deer The Pandavas And Durvasa
Markandeya Arundhati
Sukanya Savitri
Socrates Confucius
Vikramaditya Prayag
Godavari Kaveri
Ayodhya Somanath
The Kumbhamela Uposatha
Manuna- ekadasi The Pious Cat
The Snake And The Farmer The Hare And The Elephant
Shivaji
Major Sections
Culture Course
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Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

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MAUNA EKADASI

Long ago, there lived a merchant named Sur. He was a Jain. His guru said to him one day: "Sur, you must do Mauna-vrata for one day on the 11th day of the bright half of Margashirsh every year."

On Mauna-vrata day we should not speak at all,but keep complete silence all through the day and night. It will give peace to the mind and strength to the body.

Sur observed this Vrata for eleven years.

He became a very rich merchant in his subsequent birth. He was called Suvrat in this, his next life. He had many children. The king of his country honoured him.

One day a Sadhu came to Suvrat and told him about Mauna Ekadasi.

Suvrat at once remembered his past life. He also remembered his Mauna-vrata. So he continued the Mauna-Ekadasi-vrata in his present life as well.

One Mauna-Ekadasi day, Suvrat was observing the Vrara as usual.

At night a thief broke into his house and stole many valuables.

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