Podcaster: Avivah Yamani

FolkloreTitle: Folklore Series: Dhruva, The Pole Star

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Description: Today we will bring you a folklore from India about the pole star.

Bio: Avivah Yamani is a Project Manager of 365 Days of Astronomy

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This is 365 Days of Astronomy. Today we bring you a folklore from India. This is the story of Dhruva, the little boy who became the Pole Star, and of his protectors, the Seven Rishis who forever circle round him in the sky.

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