Stories

The festival of Ratha Yatra is one of the most joyful, colorful, and enlivening Vaishnava celebrations. Children feel naturally attracted to participate in this grand event - to decorate and pull the chariot, distribute and taste many sweet prasadam, and sing and dance. To be...

After Govardhana Puja, the Panihati celebration is my favorite Vaishnava festival to celebrate with children. It is all about cooking and preparing lots of sweet and salty milk-yogurt-rice preparations that we, as a family of cooks, enjoy doing. This year it comes at the same...

The story of Lord Nrisimhadeva has a special place in the hearts of Krishna's devotees. Although every incarnation of God comes to protect his devotees and religious principles, Lord Nrisimhadev is a form of God to whom we first turn for help when we are...

If someone would ask me to choose the one Vedic story that I like the most, I would say it is Ramayana. It has been my favorite story since I went to India as a teenage girl, not knowing anything about Vaishnava's philosophy yet. The...

If you have an active kshatriya type of boy, the story of a fight between Lord Varahadeva and demon Hiranyaksha is a perfect choice to occupy their imagination. I presented a paper puppet show of this story a few years ago to my kids, and...

When I talk to children about Advaita Acarya, I talk the most about how he called Lord Caitanya to appear in this world. It is a very nice introductory story into the appearance pastimes of Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda that we are going to...

Some days ago we had a little snow here in Northern Serbia. Last year we had no snow at all, and children have been longing for some snow this year. They used those couple of days last week to be outside all day long playing,...

On Gopashtamy day, Nanda Maharaja sent his sons, Krishna and Balarama, to herd the cows for the first time. Krishna reached the age of 6 years, known as the beginning of His pauganda lila (from 6 to 10 years old), which marks His readiness to...

To be truly honest, I do not feel competent to write about exalted spiritual subjects of the relationship between Radha and Krishna and subjects in connection to it, in which realm falls this particular story about the appearance of Radha Kunda. Without false humility, I...

My favorite tool for telling a story to children is a „talking puppet“. It is as simple as you just hold a puppet in your hand and talk as she is talking. I have found it very effective in work with young children because it...