Sutradhar Mini Tales (English)

Hello and welcome to Sutradhar Mini Tales a daily podcast brought to you by team Sutradhar. I am your host Manya Sharma and I will bring to you well researched short stories from our scriptures everyday. Some of these stories might be new for you while some of them you might already be familiar with but we guarantee that you will enjoy them nonetheless.For more of what we are doing you can download Sutradhar mobile app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sutradhar

00:01:00 2022-12-08
Rukmi was the son of King Bhishmak of Vidarbha and elder brother of Rukmini. He wanted Rumini to marry his friend Shishupal, but Rukmini wanted to marry Shrikrishna so she secretly invited him to abduct her from Vidarbha. Shrikrishna abducted Rukmini and ...
00:01:07 2022-12-07
Due to the curse of the four Kumars, the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha Jay and Vijay were born as Shrikrishna’s sworn enemies Shishupal and Dantvakra in Dwapar Yuga. Shrikrishna’s father Vasudev’s sister Shrutadevi was married to king Vriddhasharman of K...
00:01:39 2022-12-06
Due to the curse of the four Kumars, the gatekeepers of Vaikuntha Jay and Vijay were born as Shrikrishna’s sworn enemies Shishupal and Dantvakra in Dwapar Yuga.  Shrikrishna’s father Vasudev’s sister Shrutashrava was married to the king of Chedi, a...
00:01:00 2022-12-05
Shrikrishna’s father Vasudev had a son from one of his wives, Sutanu, the princess of Kashi. His name was Paundrak. Since Vasudev spent many years inside Kansa’s prison after his marriage with Devaki, Paundrak grew up in Kashi and inherited the throne...
00:01:03 2022-12-02
King Sagar had sixty thousand one sons. Sagar’s sixty thousand sons dug the entire earth and created an ocean looking for the horse of their father’s Ashwamedh yagya. These sixty thousand sons of Sagar were burnt to ashes by Kapil muni.  Sagar’s re...
00:01:03 2022-12-01
In the lineage of Harishchandra, there was a king named Bahuk. Bahuk lost his kingdom to his enemies and started living in the jungle at the hermitage of rishi Aurva. Bahuk died of old age and weakness.  After Bahuk’s death, his wife decided to burn he...
00:01:09 2022-11-30
Mandhata was born to the pregnant king Yuvanashva, with the blessings of Devraj Indra. He was named Trasdasyu, because he was feared by every adharmi.  After winning over the entire world, Mandhata attacked Lanka in order to complete his total domination...
00:01:09 2022-11-29
In the lineage of Purajnjay after many generations, Yuvanashva became the king. Yuvanashava had a hundred wives but no son. In order to produce an heir, he went to live in the Ashram of Bhrigu rishi with his wives where they performed a yagya for Devraj I...
00:00:50 2022-11-28
Ikshwaku’s eldest son Vikukshi had a son named Puranjay. Towards the end of Satyuga, Indra came to him seeking his help in the ongoing Devasura Samgram. Puranjay agreed to help Indra only if he agrees to become his ride.  Indra transformed himself into...
00:01:00 2022-11-25
At the end of the Mahabharat war, only three warriors from Kaurava side survived; Kripacharya, Ashwatthama and Kritavarma. Kritavarma was the commander of Shrikrishna’s Narayani sena and Duryodhan’s friend. Because of Shrikrishna’s promise to Duryod...
00:00:52 2022-11-24
Dhritarshtra had one son from Gandhari’s maid, Yuyutsu. Yuyutsu was different from other Kaurava brothers and chose to be on the right side of Dharma all his life. He was the one who would warn Pandava brothers regarding Duryodhan’s schemes to harm th...
00:01:06 2022-11-23
One of the sons of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari spoke against the wrongful acts of his brothers in the royal court of Hastinapur. This Kaurav brother was Vikarna. Vikarna knew his brother, Duryodhana was on the wrong path and tried to warn him; however whe...
00:00:58 2022-11-22
Lakshamana was the daughter of Duryodhan and Bhanumati. Shrikrishna’s son Shamb was in love with her and he abducted her from her swayamvar. An angry Duryodhan sent his entire army to stop and capture them. Shamb could not defeat the Hastinapur army and...
00:00:58 2022-11-21
The son Arjuna had from his wife Chitrangada, princess of Manipur, was Babruvahana. As per arjun’s his promise to his father-in-law Chitrangad, Babruvahana stayed with his maternal grandfather and became the heir of the throne of Manipur throne. Babruva...
00:00:59 2022-11-19
Vrishketu was the youngest son of Karna. He did not participate in the Mahabharat war because of his young age. After the war when the Pandavs found out about their real relationship with Karna, Arjuna took himvrishketu as his ward. During Yudhishthir’s...
00:00:55 2022-11-17
Bhurishrava was son of Somdatta and grandson of Bahlika. He played a key role in the killing of Abhimanyu.  When Arjuna taunted him for his participation in the dishonorable act of killing Abhimanyu against the rules of engagement, he felt ashamed. He th...
00:00:46 2022-11-16
Bahlika was the second son for King Prateep and elder brother of Shantanu. He was Bhishma Pitamaha’s uncle who fought in the Mahabharata war from Kaurava side, upon request from Dhritarashtra. On the fourteenth day when the battle continued till after s...
00:00:53 2022-11-15
As per Shrikrishna’s promise to Duryodhana, his Narayani sena fought for Kaurava in Mahabharat war, however Satyaki from the Vrishni clan chose to fight alongside his friend and teacher Arjuna. After Arjuna and Bhima; Satyaki proved to be the most destr...
00:00:39 2022-11-14
Everyone is aware of younger Pandav brother Sahadev, however there is another Sahadev who fought in the battle for Mahabharata. This Sahadev was the son of Jarasandh, King of Magadh. After Jarasandh was killed by Bhima, his son Sahadev was appointed the k...
00:01:00 2022-11-11
Mandodari was the daughter of Mayasur, the architect of demons and apsara Hema. She was as beautiful as her mother and Ravan wished to marry her as soon as he laid eyes on her.  Mandodari was aware of the shortcomings of her husband and always tried her ...
00:01:07 2022-11-10
Tara was the daughter of vanar physician Sushena and was Vali’s wife. She was an incredibly smart woman and always gave good advice to her husband. At the time of his death Vali asked Sugriva to take care of his wife and always listen to her advice.   ...
00:00:58 2022-11-09
Kaikeyi was the daughter of the king of Kekaya, Ashwapati. Kaikeyi was raised by her father, who trained her in all the duties of a king, including battlecraft. Since she had grown without a mother, her maid Manthara had great influence on her. After her ...
00:02:22 2022-11-08
After fall of Tarakasura, by the hands of Kartikeya his three sons Tarakaksha, Vidyunmali and Kamalaksha (together referred as Tripurasura) performed great penance to Brahmadev and got a boon that they will live in three separate cities which can only be ...
00:01:38 2022-11-07
Sixth in the line of king Nimi, Devrat was given the divine bow of Shivaji for safekeeping. The bow was kept in the palace of Mithila with honor and was worshiped by the Janak clan.  Once during the reign of Janak Seeradhwaj, the Kingdom of Videh suffere...
00:01:03 2022-11-04
Devaraj Indra got the curse of becoming a sahasra-chakshu, the one with a thousand eyes, from Maharshi Gautama for having an illicit relationship with his wife Devi Ahalya. Plagued by this agony, Devaraj Indra decided to seek refuge from Mahadev himself. ...
00:00:56 2022-11-03
Situated on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, The Sun Temple of Konark compliments the picturesque coastline of Odisha. Also known as the Arka Kshetra, the land of the sun, narrates a magnificent tale of gratefulness.    It was here that Samb, the son of...
00:01:15 2022-11-02
Vishnupad Temple, Gaya   The holy city of Gaya, named after the demon “Gayasur'' hosts the tranquil and spiritual Vishnupad Temple. According to the legends, Gayasur was a tyrant who used to enjoy tormenting the faithful, the sages, and dharmatmas. To ...
00:00:46 2022-10-28
Devraj Indra once sent Apsara Harini to disrupt the penance of sage Trinabindu. The sage got angry and cursed Harini to be born as a mortal.  Harini was born as princess Indumati of Vidarbha, who later married Prince Aja of Ayodhya and their son was Da...
00:00:37 2022-10-27
Due to a curse from Ritdhwaj muni, Bhagwaan Vishwakarma had to be born as a monkey. When He asked the rishi, how he can liberate himself from this curse the sage told him to produce a son through apsara Ghritachi. The son born to Bhagwaan Vishwakarma and ...
00:01:05 2022-10-27
Apsara Punjikasthala had an enchanting body that complimented her sharp facial features. She was very proud of her beauty and dancing abilities.  Once, Rishi Durvasa was having a serious conversation with Indradev and Punjikasthala would go in and out of...
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