Regular readers of my blog will know that Indian mythology is one of my favorite areas of interest and I have put up more than my fair share of posts with stories from the various epics and Puranas. Having said that it would be a no brainer that this would be the one area where I would like to disseminate as much information as I possibly can using my blog. Although I will be the first to confess that of late I haven’t been spending as much time as I would like in reading more and more of Indian mythology and sharing the same in an easy-to-understand manner on the blog.
It therefore follows that when Project 365 comes up with a prompt which reads if bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting ‘treats’, what would your blog hand out?, the first and only thing that comes to my mind as ‘treats’ would be snippets from Indian mythology.
Starting from smaller obscure stories like those of Sravana Kumara in the Ramayana and Barbareek in the Mahabharata, to relatively well known ones like those of Sabari and Ekalavya from the epics, the treasure trove that these two great epics are, is not lost out to anybody who has ever been exposed to them in any form or fashion. Added to these are the stories from the Puranas such as the wonderful story of the Syamantaka gem involving Krishna, the stories around the ten avataras of Vishnu, the stories of Shiva and Brahma, the list goes on and on.
The ‘treats’ I would hand out would be small snippets (three-four liners) of these stories probably mentioning just the name of the main character and a quick two line summary of the story itself.
These ‘treats’ would pique the interest of fellow bloggers to read more about them in online and offline forums and research the stories in greater detail. Couple these with the lovely story-telling and narrative skills that most of my readers have, and lo and behold, you will have wonderful blog posts with these stories from Indian mythology come alive on their blogs.
And what could be more fun than sharing these wonderful stories with the entire world through your own blogs. After all, there is more than enough information, entertainment and awesome narratives in Indian mythology that it simply isn’t enough if one mahabore regales us all with stories from them, right.
This post has been written for Project 365: A post a day where the intention is to publish at least one post a day based on the prompts provided. Today’s prompt was if bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting ‘treats’, what would your blog hand out?