The commentary gives stories in prose that it claims provide the context for the verses, and it is these stories that are of interest to folklorists. Alternative versions of some of the stories can be found in another book of the Pali Canon, the Cariyapitaka , and a number of individual stories can be found scattered around other books of the Canon. The Mankiala stupa in northern Pakistan marks the spot where, according to the Jataka, an incarnation of Buddha sacrificed himself to feed tigers. A stupa in Pushkalavati , in northwestern Pakistan , marks where Syama fulfilled his filial duty to his blind parents.
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Browse through and read from our huge collection of interesting Browse through and read from our huge collection of interesting Jataka Tales. Just click on any of the stories below to read it. Historically, the Jataka tales have been written in the Sanskrit language and are a set of stories about the life of the Buddha in human and animal form. They are considered among the earliest Buddhist literature. According to many historians and scholars, the Jataka tales are referred as a precursor to the biography of Buddha.
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