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From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan

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Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 95,803 / 279 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.2
LoC Categories: G, BF, BP
Downloads: 4,827
mnybks.net#: 1116
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Romance, Travel, Occult
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int of the arrow." Here Rama, the much worshipped hero of the Hindus, felt thirsty and, not finding any water, shot an arrow and immediately there was created a pond. Its crystal waters were surrounded by a high wall, steps were built leading down to it, and a circle of white marble dwellings was filled with dwija (twice born) Brahmans.

India is the land of legends and of mysterious nooks and corners. There is not a ruin, not a monument, not a thicket, that has no story attached to it. Yet, however they may be entangled in the cobweb of popular imagination, which becomes thicker with every generation, it is difficult to point out a single one that is not founded on fact. With patience and, still more, with the help of the learned Brahmans you can always get at the truth, when once you have secured their trust and friendship.

The same road leads to the temple of the Parsee fire-worshippers. At its altar burns an unquenchable fire, which daily consumes hundredweights of sandal wood and aromatic he

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