Parents looking for Hindu (Sanatani) bedtime stories now have an option in Suno Sunati, a website that is a repository of Hindu Dharmic stories. The site draws its contents from Hindu Granthas including Hitopadesh, Mahabharat, Puranas, Panchatantra, and other classical Granthas.
Classical audio stories
At present, the website has 310 stories in 14 categories and they are in an audio format making it easy for parents. These not only help parents in making bedtime fun for children but also rooting their children in Dharma.
Nanhe Munne ke liye, Mahabharat, Raghuvansh, Shri Krishna, Kahavat, Lok, Samrat, Upanishad, Ved Puran, Tyohar, Shakti, Sant, Panchtantra & Hitopadesh, and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav are the categories users can choose from. The language and style of narration are child-friendly. Most audios vary in length from 4 to 10 minutes.
In the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav section, the site has covered lesser-known heroes of Bharat like Baburao Shedmake, Onake Obavva, and Maharishi Bulusu Sambamurti among others. The narration style is basic and very simple helping children to grasp the concepts being explained. Kahavat stories are popular sayings on which the stories are based. The section on Shakti Katha brings stories of Bharatiya females who led inspirational lives and whom today’s youth must emulate.
About Suno Sunati
Suno Sunati was founded by Yukti Murari and the team comprises six persons who have adopted the narration style familiarized by Bharatiya parents and grandparents. In a fast-paced world where both parents are working and nuclear families have become the norm in most urban cities, Suno Sunati aims to connect children with their roots.
“Our sole aim is to make these stories reach young minds to help them enhance their imaginative power and listening skills, leading them to develop better learning abilities. We aspire to build a reservoir of Indic stories which boast of our rich cultural heritage and diverse social ecosystem. So let’s help them to become good and aware individuals in the future”, their website says explaining their vision.
They also conduct storytelling sessions in schools and public forums in addition to holding storytelling competitions in schools. Other activities undertaken by them include lectures on soft skill development, individual/group counselling sessions, and personality development/career aptitude and intelligence tests for school students.
In today’s world, parenting is a tough job and Hindu Dharmic parenting is even more so. In such a background, sites such as Suno Sunati provide much-needed resources to aid Hindu parents. The stories provide Dharmic rooting and also aid in inculcating values and imbibing children with life skills.
(Featured Image Source: Suno Sunati Website)