Stories of the Moghul Emperors

Stories of the Moghul Emperors


At Write Spirit there are many stories of the great Moghul Emperors. Including Babar, Humayun and Akbar.

These traditional Indian stories both entertain and inform. These delightful stories of the Moghul Emperors have been retold here by Sri Chinmoy and .

You can also listen to online dramatisations at Inspiration Sounds; including an episode on stories about the Mogul Emperor Humayun


Picture by Unmesh, Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries

From : Akbar’s Secret visit to Mirabai

"Although Akbar was a Muslim, he liked the Hindu spirituality and culture immensely. At his court, he retained all kinds of talented and extraordinary people from various religions. Akbar always appreciated others’ good qualities. In the course of time, he came to hear about Mirabai, the great devotee of Lord Krishna. The bhajans that she sang became known throughout the length and breadth of India. Akbar decided to go and see her for himself.

At first, it seemed impossible for the Emperor to fulfil his wish. Mirabai was married to Prince Bhoja Raj of Chittor. This family and the Moghul Emperors had always been the worst of enemies! If Akbar went to see Mirabai, he would be risking his life and he would also be placing Mirabai herself in great danger. But Akbar was determined to go. He said, "I will not go as the Emperor with my army. I will go in disguise."

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