The Rainbow Butterfly (saptavarṇa citrapataṅgaḥ)
Saptavarna Chitrapatanga tells the story of how four little children are taken to a dream land on a white elephant and their encounter with a rainbow-coloured butterfly who wishes to join the children on their return journey to Earth. The events leading to this encounter and the children’s return journey to Earth depicts, through the storytelling, subtle and fluid qualities such as delicacy, compassion, understanding and a love for Nature. One of the few stories created by children, now translated into Sanskrit with four-colour illustrations, this book aims to reach out to our prime target audience of children between the ages of 9 and 15.
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Slowly Step by Step (śanaiḥ śanaiḥ)
Shanaih Shanaih comprises a collection of 40 nursery rhymes and songs that is ideal for children learning Sanskrit from the age of 5 to 15. The themes dealt with in this book are varying – nature, animals, learning of basic activities and so on. The rhymes and songs have been penned down by Dr. Sampadananda Mishra and are accompanied by four-colour illustrations that have been developed by in-house volunteers of the Sri Aurobindo Society.