1) A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people.2) A popular belief or story that has become associated with a person, institution, or occurrence, especially one considered to illustrate a cultural ideal.3) A fiction or half-truth, especially one that forms part of an ideology.4) A fictitious story, person, or thing.
1) A traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of act.2) Stories or matter of this kind3) Any invented story, idea, or concept4) An imaginary or fictitious thing or person.5) An unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.
But do not expect Hindus above the age of 50 to do that. The false ego and misplaced pride will not let them do this. Like a lowest grade clerk or a junior most supervisor, they will give reasons for this, exonerating themselves. They will blame everything else except their attitude. Hindu society is going down, disintegrating, but who cares?