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Baalgatha : Children's Bedtime Stories

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Baalgatha means childrens' stories. We will bring to you Ageless Children's Stories from India and around the world. We source our content from Panchatantra, Jataka, Aesop's Fables, and other classic stories. Soon, we will introduce original content created by contemporary authors. Every week, Baalgatha release two stories, alternating in English and Hindi. Baalgatha is India's first podcast to be delivered over WhatsApp. Visit www.gaatha.co to learn more.
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The+Story+of+Nala+and+Damayanti
access_time14 hours ago
Today we bring to you a short story- the tale of Nala and Damayanti. Nala, was the king of Nishadh Kingdom in Eastern India. He was the son of Veerasen. Nala was known for his skill with horses and culinary expertise. He married princess Damayanti, of Vidarbha Kingdom. He was also a great cook, and wrote the first ever book on cookery, Pakadarpanam (पकदर्पणम). This story was first mentioned in the Mahabharat.

You can listen and subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, and Google Podcasts. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!

This story was  narrated by Sheearli Biju for gaatha story. You can learn more about our shows by visiting our website or on Twitter @gaathastory
The+Jackal+And+The+Arrow+-+Hitopadesha+Tale
access_time8 days ago
This is a story from Hitopadesh tales which teaches us that greed is bad. A hunter who has killed a deer gets greedy and tries to kill a boar out of greed. In the process, the hunter is killed by the dying boar. A hungry jackal is tempted by the sight of three dead creatures, and is delighted to see so much food to eat. But will his greed get the better of him? Listen to this story to learn more.

You can listen and subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts,](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&ls=1&ign-mpt=uo%3D4) [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3b6u5LoRnXJQRlZ2STgYwb), Castbox, and Google Podcasts. Visit [gaathastory.com/podcasts](gaathastory.com/podcasts) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
This story was  narrated by Sheearli Biju for [gaatha story](gaathastory.com). You can learn more about our shows by visiting our website or on Twitter [@gaathastory](https://twitter.com/gaathastory)
Hippopotamus+and+The+Tortoise+-+Folk+Tale+from+Nigeria
access_time15 days ago
Today we bring to you a story from Nigeria. In this folk tale, we learn how a clever tortoise outwits the Hippopotamus. Listen to this tale on Baalgatha Podcast.

You can subscribe to our show on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&ls=1&ign-mpt=uo%3D4), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), [Stitcher](https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/amar-vyas/baalgatha), [TuneIn](https://tunein.com/podcasts/Kids--Family-Podcasts/Baalgatha-Podcast-p892567/) and on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz).

Did you know you can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast via WhatsApp? [Click here from your mobile phone](http://bit.ly/Subscribe-Baalgatha-Podcast).. or to learn more, visit [gaathastory.com](https://gaathastory.com). Form there, you can learn more about Baalgatha and our other shows. You also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Festival+of+Diwali
access_time21 days ago
As we excitedly await the festival of Diwali, we thought of publishing an episode about this festival. Learn more about what Deepawali, or Diwali, is all about, and what does each day of this five day festival signify.

How do you celebrate this festival of lights?

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Saavn, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and now on Google Podcasts. Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Tale+of+Three+Fishes
access_time28 days ago
Listen to this delightful little tale about three fishes who live in a pond. One day, they overhear a group of fishermen who plan to come to the pond and capture some of the fish. Each of the three fishes reacts differently. What exactly do they do? Will they be able to escape the fishermen? Listen to this story to learn.

The moral of this story is that we must react quickly when we sense danger.

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), Stitcher, TuneIn and now on Google Podcasts. Visit [baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Story+of+Narad+and+Lord+Vishnu
access_time1 month ago
This is a tale about Narad Muni, the mythical "travelling journalist" according to Indian tales. Once, Narad, who considered himself to be a great devotee of Lord Vishnu, was overcome with price. He asked Lord Vishnu who was the latter's devotee. In turn Vishnu gave him a small task that made him understand who the greatest devotee was. The moral of this story is that God always comes to our aid when we remember him.

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), Stitcher, TuneIn and now on Google Podcasts. Visit [gaathastory.com](https://gaathastory.com) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Story+of+Navaratri
access_time1 month ago
This week, the festival of Navaratri (9 nights) is being celebrated in many parts of India. But do you know the story behind this festival? Listen to this episode on Baalgatha Podcast to learn more. 

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), Stitcher, TuneIn and now on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz). Visit [baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com/) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Story+of+the+Prince+and+Two+Snakes
access_time2 months ago
Listen to this story of a Prince and Two Snakes, in which a young prince grows leaner and weaker with each passing day. Experts in medicines are unable to discover the cause of his illness, and in frustration, the Prince leaves his father's kingdom and .. well, you will have to listen to this story to learn more!

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), Stitcher, TuneIn and now on Google Podcasts. Visit [baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Jackal+and+the+Iguana
access_time2 months ago
The Jackal and the Iguana is a classic tale about a jackal who tries to take advantage of gullible and thirsty animals. Until, that is, he meets and iguana who just might outsmart him. But will the iguana succeed? Listen to this hillarious tale to learn more.

This classic story from India was translated into English and compiled into a collection by Flora Annie Steel and has been adapted and produced by gaatha story. 

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/amar-vyas/baalgatha), [TuneIn](http://tunein.com/radio/Baalgatha-p892567/) and now on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz). Visit [baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Golden+Bird-+Tale+from+Life+of+Bodhisattva
access_time2 months ago
The Golden bird is a story from one of the lives of the Bodhisatta (Bodhisatta) and teaches us that greed is bad. This story is also known as The Golden Mallard and is similar to the tale of the Golden Serpant and also the Hen That Lay The Golden Egg. The moral of the story is that one should not be greedy and accept what one receives in life with happiness.

You can learn more about this story on [gaathastory.com/baalgatha-english](https://gaathastory.com/category/baalgatha-english/)

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Saavn, [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/3HkLCKkTZW5XrIvRTJGVER?si=eZRlFHCsT-69XmT0dPgnZA), [Stitcher](http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/amar-vyas/baalgatha), [TuneIn](http://tunein.com/radio/Baalgatha-p892567/) and now on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz). Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
Fishy+Morality+%3A+Tale+From+Stories+Of+Mulla+Nasiruddin
access_time3 months ago
This is a short delightful tale from the stories of Mulla Nasruddin. A learned scholar and our protagonist once visit the restaurant and order some fish. Mulla Nasruddin takes the larger piece of the fish for himself, angering the scholar in the process. How does Nasruddin justify his actions? Listen to learn more. 

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
Stories+about+the+Onam+Festival
access_time3 months ago
Note: In light of the floods in Kerala, our intention behind this episode is to  focus on the stories and not the celebration itself for this year. 

Onam is afestival that is celebrated predominantly in Kerala during the monsoons. Occurring either in the month of August or September, it marks the period of rice harvest. There are many legends associated with Onam, and in this episode, we will narrate the Legend of Mahabali and Parashuram and how they are related to Onam.

You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/onam

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com, or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site.

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!

For details on the images and the music used in this episode, please visit the shownotes page.
Guru+Purnima+and+How+The+Wicked+Sons+Were+Taught+a+Lesson
access_time4 months ago
On occasion of the festival of Guru Purnima, which is celebrated In the month of Asadh, which falls during the monsoons, students pray to their Gurus and seek their blessings. The word Guru Literally means Destroyer of Darkness. (Gu means darkness and Ru means liberator from or destroyer of). On occasion of this festival, we bring to you a story - How The Wicked Sons Were Taught a Lesson. Listen to this episode on Baalgatha Podcast.

You can learn more about this story by visiting [gaathastory.com/guru-purnima](https://gaathastory.com/guru-purnima)

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=Baalgatha-Podcast), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site. 

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844), [Book My Show Jukebox](https://in.bookmyshow.com/mobile), Saavn App and now on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz). Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
Lokmanya+Bal+Gangadhar+Tilak%3A+Story+from+his+childhood
access_time4 months ago
On occasion of the birth anniversary of Bal Gandadhar Tilak, we bring you a story from his childhood, which demonstrates his character. He was willing to stand up to his teacher and reject receiving punishment for something he had not done. And he believed in the power of truth, as we shall learn while listening to this story. 

You can learn more about this story by visiting [gaathastory.com/bal-gangadhar-tilak](https://gaathastory.com/bal-gangadhar-tilak)

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site. You can learn more about this tale by visiting the gaathastory.com

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844), [Book My Show Jukebox](https://in.bookmyshow.com/mobile), Saavn App and now on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz). Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Birds+and+The+Monkeys+Hitopadesha+Tale
access_time4 months ago
This is a story about birds and monkeys from the Hitopadesha tales, which teaches us a moral that we should not waste our time in giving advice to the fools. Hitopadesha tales are similar to Aesop's Fables, Panchatantra and Jataka Tales. 

You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/birds-monkeys

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=Baalgatha-Podcast), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site. You can learn more about this tale by visiting the gaathastory.com

You can subscribe to [Baalgatha Podcast](https://baalgatha.com) on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1), Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ3MDgyODkucnNz). Visit [baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!

**The story is as follows**: On a rainy day, the birds who have built nests and laid eggs in them, are dry and warm and comfortable. 
Meanwhile the monkeys who were playing before the rains, are now wet and shivering.

The birds ask the moneys why they do not build a home for themselves. What do the  monkeys do? Listen to this story to learn more. 

Story narrated by Sheerali Biju and produced by Gaatha Podcast. Music by Incompetech, Image from [Pixabay](https://pixabay.com/en/monkey-chimp-ape-chimpanzee-animal-474147/). Story, music and images obtained from public domain or Creative Commons CC0 sources.
The+Gold+Giving+Serpant
access_time4 months ago
This is a story carries a message that greed is bad. This story is based on the Gold Giving Serpant from the book Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs.

You may find a lot of similarities with The Golden Swan from the Jataka Tales, and also the hen that laid a golden egg- stories that have different characters and animals but carry a similar meaning. Both these stories will be published in a future episode of Baalgatha Podcast.

You can learn more about this story by visiting [gaathastory.com/gold-giving-serpant](https://gaathastory.com/gold-giving-serpant)

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com, or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site. You can learn more about this tale by visiting the gaathastory.com

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
Room+Full+of+Memories-+Story+by+Gauri+Awasthi
access_time4 months ago
Today we bring to you a user contributed story- Room of Memories by Gauri Awasthi. This is the second time we are publishing a story by Gauri- last year, she was the winner of the Baalgatha Sotrytelling Competition, which she won for her story [The Grey Brown](https://audioboom.com/posts/5681064-the-grey-brown-a-story-by-gauri-awasthi).

Room Full of Memories is a story of a little girl Emily who has to do a task she hates- cleaning her room. But as she is left with no choice- thanks to an ultimatum by her mother, she begins to find things in her room that bring back fond memories. Listen to this beautiful little story to learn more.

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=Baalgatha-Podcast), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site. You can learn more about this tale by visiting the [gaathastory.com](https://gaathastory.com)

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
How+The+Frog+Became+The+King+of+The+Marshes-+Tale+from+Africa
access_time5 months ago
This is a beautiful tale from Africa which tells us how the Frog became the King of the Marshes and the Swamps. We thought this story was particularly interesting given the time of the year- by early July, the monsoons have spread across most parts of India, and you might hear the croaking of frogs every now and then.

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site. You can learn more about this tale by visiting the [gaathastory.com](https://wp.me/p9pH1r-4)

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit baalgatha.com to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Story+of+Two+Frogs-+Tale+From+Japan
access_time5 months ago
Today we bring to you a delightful little story from Japan, about two frogs. One of them lives in Osaka, while the other stays in Kyoto. One day, the decide to visit each other's city. They do now know each other, of course, but when they meet half way on the top of a hill, they become friends. During the process of the conversation, they are curious to see each other's city. What do they discover? Does the frog from Osaka like Kyoto? What about the frog from Kyoto?
Listen to this story to learn more. 

You can subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Book My Show Jukebox, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit [baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com) to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!
The+Story+of+Sant+Kabir
access_time5 months ago
Kabir was a poet and saint who lived in Northern India in the 15th century. His writings have influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. His early life was in a Muslim family, but he was strongly influenced by his teacher Ramananda. 

We bring to you this special episode to mark the 500th death anniversary of Sant Kabir. His profile was compiled from Wikipedia and other public domain sources by Gaatha Story. Narration by Sheerali Biju.  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Noncommercial International License. If you use this audio edition of Sant Kabir's Profile, please attribute it to [Baalgatha Podcast](https://baalgatha.com).

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com, or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site.

And Now, introducing the Baalgatha Channel on Telegram App! You can subscribe to the channel to receive updates when ever a new story is published.

Visit [t.me/baalgatha](t.me/baalgatha) to subscribe on your phone using the Telegram App.
The+Story+of+the+Merchant%27s+Son
access_time5 months ago
This is a story form Panchatantra which teaches us that one must leave some things to fate. If some positive this is in our destiny, it will happen no matter what.

This story is as follows; a merchant's son buys an expensive book which has only one teaching, namely, the book notes that one should leave certain things to one's fate. When his father learns about the purchase and interest in that book, he asks his son to leave the house. Listen to this story to learn what happens next.

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=Baalgatha), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site.

And Now, introducing the Baalgatha Channel on Telegram App! You can subscribe to the channel to receive updates when ever a new story is published. Visit [t.me/baalgatha](https://t.me/baalgatha) to subscribe on your phone using the Telegram App.
A+Bundle+of+Sticks-+A+father+educates+his+sons
access_time5 months ago
[t.me/baalgatha](t.me/baalgatha)On occasion of Father's Day, we thought of publishing the story  A Bundle of Sticks.

This is a short story with a powerful message. A dying man calls his sons and teaches them the value of staying united. The lesson we learn from this story is that Unity is Strength.

This is a story from Panchatantra and also Aesop's Fables. On Wikipedia, there is an entire page dedicated to this story! You can learn more about this story by visiting [gaathastory.com/bundle-of-sticks](gaathastory.com/bundle-of-sticks).

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=Baalgatha-Bundle-Of-Sticks), or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site.

And Now, introducing the Baalgatha Channel on Telgram App! You can subscribe to the channel to receive updates when ever a new story is published. Visit t.me/baalgatha to subscribe on your phone using the Telegram App.
About+Ramzan++Id
access_time5 months ago
We thought of publishing this short episode on  occasion of Ramazan Id (in many parts of the world spelt as Ramadan Id). Also  known as Eid al-Fitr (ʻĪd al-Fiṭr)
According to Wikipedia, this festival is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). This festival marks the end of Ramadan fasting and is a day for celebrations. Family members greet one another and there are prayers and social gatherings. Traditional sweet dishes are prepared. 

Eid Mubarak to listeners
The+Bear+And+The+Two+Travellers+%28Story+from+Aesop%27s+Fables%29
access_time6 months ago
Two Friends and the Bear is a classic from [Aesop's Fables](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aesop%27s_Fables). Two Friends set out on a journey. They leave their village and soon reach a dense forest. There they see a huge bear walking towards them. One of the two friends climbs a tee, while the other is left high and dry on the ground. Using his presence of mind, the second friend pretends to be dead.
What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. Or, visit https://gaathastory.com/bear-travellers to learn more about this story. If you have any comments or feedback, or; you want to send your drawing or picture to the Kids' Corner of [gaatha story](https://gaathastory.com) send us an email at [contact@gaathastory.com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=Kids' Corner)
The+Grateful+Mouse+%28or%2C+The+Lion+and+the+Mouse%29
access_time6 months ago
You will find various versions of this story in Panchatantra, Aesops Fables.

One hot afternoon, a lion was fast asleep when a mouse entered the lion's den and jumped all around the lion, and thus woke him up. The lion caught him and was about to kill him, when the little mouse pleased with the lion to let him go.

"I will help you in return some day". The lion was rather amused to hear this, thinking, “What good can he do me. . . ” but he let him go.

A few days later, the lion was trapped in a net that was cast by some hunters. He struggled hard to set himself free but, he soon realised he was trapped. He roared with anger.

The little mouse heard the lion’s roar, and see­ing the lion caught in the net, he started gnawing away at the net at once. The mouse had sharp teeth and he soon freed the lion. Moral of the story is :"Make friends, however strong or weak they may be"

You can learn more about this story, including information on the image used for this story, by visiting [www.gaathastory.com/grateful-mouse.](www.gaathastory.com/grateful-mouse)
The+Farmer+and+His+Sons
access_time6 months ago
This is a story about a farmer and his lazy sons. Listen to this tale to know how the farmer teaches his sons the importance of hard work. You can listen to many such amazing stories by visiting [www.gaathastory.com](https://www.gaathastory.com)

Once upon a time, a hardworking farmer had four sons. The farmer worked very hard in the field, but the sone were least interested in farming. Instead, they would spend their time lazying around. The farmer once day fell very sick, and he felt that his end was near. 

He called his sons to his side, and expressed his sadness because he had failed in making his sons realize the importance of hard working. He told the sons that there was a treasure hidden in the field, and that he wanted his sons to find the treasure.

Once the old farmer died, the sons took up their sickles and ploughs, and dug up the entire field in search of the treasure. Three months thus passed, but they did not find any treasure. However, because of their efforts, they could raise a bumper crop, and make a lot of money by selling the grains. 

The sons had learnt a valuable lesson that hard work yields great rewards.
The+Quarrel+Of+The+Quails
access_time6 months ago
In this story, a group of quails lives near a forest. A bird catcher (fowler) imitates the voice of the leader of the quails and catches a few quails everyday. The leader of the quails decides to help his group. Does he succeed in his mission? Listen to this story to learn more. The moral of this story is that United we stand, but divided we fall. 

You can listen to more such stories by visiting www.gaathastory.com. Every week, we bring you stories from India (Panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

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The+Foolish+Friend-+Classic+Tale+from+India
access_time6 months ago
A King once kept a monkey as a pet in his palace. The monkey feeds on the various dishes and enjoyed the luxuries awarded by the King. Once, the King gives a sword to the Monkey. What does the monkey do with the sword? Listen to this story from Panchatantra to learn more.

You can listen to more such stories by visiting www.gaathastory.com. Every week, we bring you stories from India (Panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: contact@gaathastory.com
Mir+The+Intelligent+Guard
access_time6 months ago
This is the story about Mir, a guard in a King's Palace. Once he is invited for the wedding of a rich merchant's daughter. During the wedding, he is insulted by the merchant's servant. How does Mir respond to this insult? Listen to this story to learn more. 

You can listen to more such stories by visiting www.gaathastory.com. Every week, we bring you stories from India (Panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: contact@gaathastory.com
The+Rice+Measure
access_time7 months ago
This is a story from Bodhisatta's life. Bodhisatta once took birth as the valuer for a King. The King thought that the valuer would one day spend all his treasure, and decided to replace Bodhisatta with a dullard. The new valuer used his own judgement and paid random fees for the horses and elephants. Once a horse dealer brought 500 horses from the north, and he was offered a measure of rice in return. The horse dealer seeks the help from Bodhisatta. What advice does the Bodhisatta give? Listen to this story to learn more. 

You can listen to more such stories by visiting www.gaathastory.com. Every week, we bring you stories from India (Panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: contact@gaathastory.com
The+Vessel+That+Died
access_time7 months ago
This is a story from the tales of Naseeruddin Hoodja. Hoodja borrows a copper vessel (a cauldron) from his neighbor, and returns two cauldrons instead. After some time, Hoodja borrows the pot, and does not return it. What is the reason for this? Listen to this story to learn more. 

You can listen to more such stories by visiting www.gaathastory.com. Every week, we bring you stories from India (panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: contact@gaathastory.com
The+Timid+Hare+And+The+Flight+Of+The+Beasts
access_time7 months ago
In this story ,a nervous hare almost leads to a stampede in a forest. Learn how the Buddha in the form of an animal comes to the rescue of  his fellow beasts. 

You can listen to more such stories by visiting www.gaathastory.com. Every week, we bring you stories from India (panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: contact@gaathastory.com
Two+Cats+And+A+Monkey
access_time7 months ago
This classic story from Panchatantra teaches us a moral that whenever two persons fight, a third always gains. Two cats find a piece of cake, and enter into an argument. A monkey decides to be the judge and offers to divide the cake between the cats. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. 

You can listen to more such stories by visiting [www.gaathastory.com](https://gaathastory.com). Every week, we bring you stories from India (panchatantra, Jataka, Hitopadesha), and around the world. 

Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: [contact@gaathastory.com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com)
The+Lion+And+The+Dog+Story+From+Panchatantra
access_time9 months ago
This is a story from Panchatantra about two friends- a lion and a dog. The lion does not get enough food and is hungry and weak. The dog, on the other hand, is very well fed. The lion asks the dog how he is able to stay hale and hearty, and the dog replies that his master gives him food three times a day. Upon listening to this, the lion replies that it is better to stay free and hungry rather than be well fed and serve a master.

The moral of this story is that there is no price for freedom. This story was previously published in Hindi on Baalgatha Podcast as बाघ और कुत्ता (Bagh Aur Kutta).

**Now you can listen to Hindi stories from Baalgatha on [BookMyShow Jukebox](https://in.bookmyshow.com/jukebox/free-music-download) and [Storytel](https://www.storytel.in/search-baalgatha)! Visit [www.baalgatha.com](https://baalgatha.com) to learn more.**

Would you like to see your English or Hindi story published on Baalgatha Podcast? If yes, write to us at contact@gaathastory.com and we will be happy to talk to you!
What+Will+We+Do+Without+Mr.+W+%28Story+by+Pooja+Mohan%29
access_time11 months ago
This is a story contributed by Pooja Mohan, and narrated by Sheerali Biju. Listen to this story to learn what happens when three letters of the alphabet - V,W and X get into a fight.
The+Lion+and+The+Hare-+Panchatantra+Story
access_time12 months ago
This is a story from Panchatanta which teaches a moral that even the weak can overcome the powerful by applying their mind.
The+Story+of+Lord+Ganesh%3A+Ganesh+Chaturthi
access_time1 year ago
On Occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, the day we pray Lord Ganesh, we bring to you aa story from his life. Listen on Baalgatha Podcast.
Stories+about+Gandhiji+and+Shastriji
access_time1 year ago
Two great leaders of India, Gandhiji and Shastriji, were born on October 2nd. In this episode, we narrate one story involving the life of each leader, which demonstrates their character.
The+story+of+Hirkani-+Special+Episode+for+Mother%27s+Day
access_time2 years ago
On occasion of Mother's Day, we bring to you the story of Hirkani, a brave woman and an amazing mother who lived during the period of Shivaji Maharaj. Listen to her story to learn more.
Buddha+Purnima-+The+Story+of+how+Siddharth+Became+the+Buddha
access_time2 years ago
On occasion of Buddha Purnima, we bring you the story of how the Prince Siddharth became the Buddha. You can learn more about this story by visiting baalgatha website at www.baalgatha.com
The+Lion+and+The+Dog
access_time2 years ago
In this short story, we learn a very important message: it is better to be free than to be owned by somebody.
The+Tortoise+and+the+Cranes-+story+from+Panchatantra
access_time2 years ago
This is a story from Panchatantra which teaches us that it is not wise to open our mouth when it is not necessary. This story is as follows:
In a pond lives a tortoise who has two cranes for friends. Once, the lake begins to dry up because of a famine. The cranes decide to fly away to a different pond. The tortoise asks the cranes to take her with them. Listen to this story to learn what happens next.
The+Dog+That+Went+Abroad++%3A+Story+from+Panchatantra
access_time2 years ago
This is a classic story from Panchatantra, in which a dog by the name of Chitranga travels to a far away country in search of food. he is forced to live his village because it suffers from a drought. Upon going to the foreign country, he finds good food but is also attacked by other dogs. In the end, he realizes that it is better to live in one's own country. You can learn more about this tory by visiting http://www.baalgatha.com/dog-abroad
The+Hippopotamus+and+the+Tortoise%3AFolk+Tale++from+Nigeria
access_time2 years ago
We bring to you a folk tale from Nigeria, about a Hippopotamus and a Tortoise. Listen to this story to learn how the wily tortoise is able to outsmart the hippo.

Image courtesy: http://wordinfo.info/words/images/4-hippo-tortoise-eating.gif
The+Hares+and+the+Frogs
access_time2 years ago
In this story, a group of hares decides to end their lives because they always life in fear of predators. When they go near a pond a jump into the waters and end their lives, they come across a group of frogs who are frightened by the chaos created by the hares. You can learn more about this story from aesop's fables by visiting www.gaatha.co/hare-frogs
The+Story+of+Babasaheb+Abmedkar+and+Why+We+Celebrate+His+Birth+Anniversary
access_time2 years ago
14th April marks the birth anniversary of the man behind India's constitution and a leader who worked towards the upliftment of Dalits: Babasaheb Amnedkar. Listen to this story to learn why he is so well respected and we celebrate his birthday as Ambedkar Jayanti.
The+Story+of+Hanuman%27s+Birth%3A+The+Festival+of+Hanuman+Jayanti
access_time2 years ago
On occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, a festival to mark birth of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god; we are pleased to publish a story about his birth. Listen to this story to learn about his parents and how he came to be born. Finally, learn how he came to be known as Hanuman.
You can learn more about Hanuman and Hanuman Jayanti by visiting http://www.gaatha.co/hanuman
The+Story+of+Lord+Mahavir
access_time2 years ago
On occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the most important festival of the Jains, we are pleased to release a story about an incident involving the life of Lord Mahavir. This story also teaches us a moral- that we should not make hasty decisions. To learn more about this story and Lord Mahavir, visit
http://www.gaatha.co/mahavir
The+Story+of+Ram+Navmi+and+Birth+of+Lord+Ram
access_time2 years ago
On the occasion of the festival of Ram Navmi, we are pleased to publish the story of how Lord Ram was born. To learn more about this story, visit www.gaatha.co/ram-navmi
Chand+Par+Khargosh+%28Hindi%29+%E0%A4%9A%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%81%E0%A4%A6
access_time2 years ago
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