Welcome to Puranas

The Puranas are Sanskrit writings on Hindu mythology and folklore.

Most mythologies depict battles between good and evil. In the Indian mythological story, the Ramayana, Prince Rama and his brother Prince Lakshmana fight the evil demon King Ravana. In Greek mythology, Zeus, his brothers Poseidon and Hades, as well as his sisters Hera, Demeter and Hestia, overthrow the tyrannical Titan Kronos and restore justice to the universe. Through the trials and tribulations of these heroes, these mythologies impart values and morals that form the backbone for a culture. These stories have been told and re-told by many over several generations.

 

Each storyteller has their own unique and interesting way of conveying them. My boys have read many fascinating and intriguing stories on mythology – Indian, Greek and Roman. They can see the parallels between the mythologies. Through Puranas we want to convey these ancient stories to young people across the world. We hope you enjoy our work.
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Neelima Penumarthy

I moved to the UK in 1996 to pursue M.Sc in Chemistry at Imperial College, London and was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship. I have lived here since then. I worked as a Java developer for five years and then took on the role of a full-time mother. While growing up in India, I was always fascinated by mythological stories.I have always loved sharing these wonderful stories with my boys. They were intrigued by some stories, amused by a few others. For them, these stories provided a connection to India, the country they visit every year. Through these stories, each generation passes on social mores to the next generation. I have teamed up with my boys, Shreyas and Ayur to convey mythological stories in modern English to children like them the world over.

Shreyas Pulle

Shreyas is 19, lives in London and studied Further Maths, Economics and History at Haberdahsers’ Aske’s Boys’ School (HABS), Elstree. He is studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Warwick University. He enjoys swimming, Krav Maga, drama and public speaking. He is a die-hard Arsenal FC fan!

Ayur Pulle

Ayur Pulle is 14 and lives in London. He is in Year 10 at HABS. He enjoys playing waterpolo, reading and debating. He shares his brother’s passion for Arsenal FC!

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
―Rudyard Kipling, The Collected Works