Panchtantra Stories

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Panchtantra Stories

The Panchatantra is derived from a Sanskrit word that means “Five Principles” that are ‘Mitra Bhedha’ (Loss of Friends), ‘Mitra Laabha’ (Gaining Friends), ‘Suhrudbheda’ (Causing discord between Friends), ‘Vigraha’ (Separation) and ‘Sandhi’ (Union). It is a legendary collection of five books of short stories from Indian culture and tradition. The original stories were written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma in the 2nd century B.C. The stories were composed aimed at imparting moral values to young children and govern skills in them. These stories are mainly based on animal stories and magic tales.

Following are some of the most popular and interesting stories from the Panchatantra :

 

Monkey and the Crocodile

Once upon a time there lived a monkey named Red-face on a tree by the side of the sea. The tree was an apple tree and the fruits it bore were sweet as nectar...

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Foolish Lion and the Clever Rabbit

Once upon a time there lived a ferocious lion in the forest. It was a greedy lion and started killing animals in the forest indiscriminately.

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Heron and the Crab

There was a very ancient fisherman, so poor that he could scarcely earn enough to maintain himself, his wife, and his three children. He went every day to fish betimes in the morning...

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The Gold Giving Serpent

A king had two sons. The first helped the people by working for them in a manner they understood. The second was called 'Lazy' because he was a dreamer, as far as anyone could see.

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The Musical Donkey

Once upon a time, there lived a washer man in a village. He possessed a thin donkey by the name of Udhata. The donkey used to work for the washer...

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Raksha Bandhan
Sisters eagerly awaits for her brother on the day of Raksha Bandhan...

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