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Hindi Kids & Family Podcast

The Story of the Merchant's Son
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
[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
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 (Story from Aesop's Fables)
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 (or, The Lion and the Mouse)
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
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
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.  Do you have any comments or feedback about the stories? You can write to us at: contact@gaathastory.com
The Foolish Friend- Classic Tale from India
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 (Story by Pooja Mohan)
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
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: Ganesh Chaturthi
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
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's Day
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
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
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
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  : Story from Panchatantra
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:Folk Tale  from Nigeria
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
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
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's Birth: The Festival of Hanuman Jayanti
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
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
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
The Hare on The Moon (Hindi0 चाँद पर ख़रगोश जातक कथा
This is a story from Jataka Tales, which tells us how a hare came to live on the moon. A Hare and his three friends decide to offer a sacrifice on the day of a festival. How the Hare makes a sacrifice is what this story is all about. यह जातक की कहानियों की एक कहानी है, जो हमें बताती है कि चंद्रमा पर एक खरगोश कैसे जीता है। एक हरे और उनके तीन दोस्त एक त्योहार के दिन एक बलिदान देने का फैसला करते हैं। कैसे हरे एक बलिदान करता है यह जांने इस कहानी को सुनकर
The Story of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi
Wishing all listeners a Happy Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand! It is interesting how the same day is celebrated under different names in various parts of India. This festival also marks the beginning of the new Year, so wishing all of you a Very Happy new Year! In this episode, we tell you haw this festival is celebrated across different parts of India, namely, in the sates of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Kashmir, Manipur, and also by the Sindhi community. We also narrate the food that is to be eaten on this day. You can learn more about this festival by visiting http://www.gaatha.co/gudipadwa-ugadi
Introducing the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast
We are super excited to announce that our new podcast Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India, is almost ready for release! If you would like to be notified when the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India podcast goes live, visit http://www.gaatha.co/mlftpodcast and sign up with your name, email address or phone number. Today, we are including a sample from this podcast, that is, a snippet from the story The Son of Seven Queens. Hope you will like it!
The Hare And Tortoise Once Again (Hindi)- फिर एक बार ख़रगोश और कछुआ
This is a story from the Storyweaver Collection from Pratham Books, in which a Hare and a Tortoise once again participate in a race. However, this time it is a race against time: they have to deliver a message to the King of the neighbouring forest, and return the same day. Listen to this story in Hindi to learn how we can achieve success by supporting one another. To learn more about Storyweaver, visit https://storyweaver.org.in
The Grey Brown- A Story By Gauri Awasthi
The Grey Brown is a story written by Gauri Awasthi. This story was submitted by her for the Baaglatha Storytelling Competition. We found this story to be very interesting, and very different from the stories that we have published so far. In Gauri's Own Words, "I have written a story called 'The Grey Brown'. The genre of the story is thriller. The protagonist of this story is Nancy, a young girl, and other characters are Luna, Lily, Amelia Brown and the teacher. The story traces a young girl going to school after Christmas holidays. She sees a statue she did not see in the school before. Strange things began and she wants to unravel the secret of the grey statue. I like reading thrilling books and like watching thriller, horror or suspense movies, that is why I chose to write a story based on this genre. Hope you like the story. Have a nice day." For her award winning submission, she has received a coupon from Earth Baby, worth Rupees 500. You can learn more about this story and our young author by visiting www.gaatha.co/amelia-brown
Sher Ki Khaal Mein Gadha (Hindi) शेर की चमड़ी में गधा पंचातंत्र की कहानी
This is the story of a donkey who wears the skin of a lion. This is a Jataka Story. Here the ass’s master puts the lion’s skin over his beast and turns it loose to feed in the grain fields during his travels. The village watchman is usually too terrified to do anything but finally one of them raises the villagers; when they chase the ass, it begins to bray and betrays its true identity. The ass is then beaten badly. You can learn more about this story by visiting www.gaatha.co/gadha
Stories About The Festival of Holi
On occasion of the festival of Holi, we present to you The Story of Holi. Rather, this is a collection of short tales and legends from different parts of India that are associated with this festival of colors. These include the story of Holika and Prahlad, and of course the story of Radha and Krishna. How do you celebrate this festival? Write to us at contact@gaatha.co or send us a voice or text message at +91-9850800464
Onakke Obavva- Story for Women's Day
On occasion of Womens' Day on March 8th, we bring to you a story about an incredible woman- Onakke Obavva. This is a story of her bravery, but also is an example of the dedication of women. Onake Obavva was a woman who fought the forces of Hyder Ali single-handedly with a pestle (Onake) in the kingdom of Chitradurga of Karnataka, India. She is regarded as the foremost women warriors and patriots. You can learn more about her by visiting www.gaatha.co/obavva.
The Battle of Birds and Animals (Hindi) पक्षी और जनवरो की लड़ाई
यह कहानी पंचातंत्र से है, जिसमें हम यह सीखते है की अगर हम दल बदलते रहेंगे तो हमारा कोई भी साथ नहीं देगा। चमगादड़ का उदाहरण देकर यह कहानी हमें यह समझती है। इस कहानी के बारे में अधिक जांने के लिए जाइए www.gaatha.co/swarth पर यह कहानी अंग्रेज़ी में हम The Selfish Bats इस नाम से प्रकाशित कर चुके है। This is the story involving birds, animals, and the bats. There is a war between birds and animals, and the bats decide that they will support the winning party. In the end, the birds and animals sign a truce and the birds are forced to hide in the caves. This story teaches us a moral that we should not try to waiver in our decision. The English version of this story was published on Baalgatha as The Selfish Bats. http://www.gaatha.co/bats
The Story of Veer Savarkar: How a Pen is Mightier Than a Sword
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian pro-independence activist, lawyer, politician, poet, writer and playwright. On occasion of his death anniversary on 26th February, we present a story from his life- where he told the police that a pen is mightier than a sword. You can learn more about Veer Savarkar and his story by visiting http://www.gaatha.co/savarkar
The Story of Shiva and Mahashivratri
On occasion of Mahashivratri (the grand night of Lord Shiva) we bring to you two short stories related to this festival. The first story is about a tribal who accidentally showered 1,000 leaves from a bilva tree on to the Shivlinga. In the second story, we narrate how Shiva settled a dispute between Brahma and Vishnu. You can learn more about this festival by visiting www.gaatha.co/shiva
The Wise Monkey  चतुर बंदर पंचतंत्र की कहानी
यह कहानी पंचतंत्र की कहानियों में से एक है। इस कहानी से हमें यह शिक्षा मिलती है की हमें सोच समझ कर निर्णय लेना चाहिए। इस कहानी को आप हमारी वेब्साइट www.gaatha.co/wise-monkey पर भी सुन सकते है। In this story, a wise monkey, who is leader of the monkeys, saves his clan by his presence of mind. This is a story with a moral that one needs to do their proper research before jumping for an opportunity.
Shivaji And AfzalKhan : A Story From the Life of Shivaji Maharaj
On occasion of birth Anniversary of Shivaji, we are presenting a story from his life. Shivaji was a great warrior King and he established the Maratha empire in the second half of 1600s. In this story, Shivaji used guile to overpower Afzal Khan, who was a very powerful warrior. The moral of this story is that with wit and guile, one can overcome even a powerful enemy. You can learn more about this story at www.gaatha.co/shivaji
The Mouse With Seven Tails
This story teaches us that we should not listen to others' taunts and teasing, and we should stand up for ourselves. A little mouse with seven tails gets seven wishes from her grandmother. Upon getting teased by her classmates in school for having so many tails, she makes one wish everyday and ends up losing one tail. Finally, she is left with no tails at all! You can learn more about this story at www.gaatha.co/seven-tails This story is from the Storyweaver collection from Pratham Books. Author: Bapsi Sidhwa . Illustrator: Sanjay Sarkar
मिनवा और दमपवा के कारनामे Minwa Aur Dumpwa Ke Karname
इन कविताओं का सेट Minwa Aur Dumpwa Ke kartoot, डॉ वी रघुनाथन द्वारा लिखित छोटी छोटी कहानियों की अगली कड़ी हैं। These set of short poems are the sequel to Minwa Aur Dumpwa Ke kartoot, written by Dr. V Raghunathan.
A Well Wisher
This is a story from Panchatantra which teaches us a moral that there are very few people who are our true well wishers. In other words, we should not fall prey to false praise! A King who is very benevolent is taken advantage of by his subjects, One day, he realizes that something is wrong- and that he cannot have so many well wishers! After consulting with his minister, he comes up with a plan that helps him discover that none of his so called well wishers come to help him. You can learn more about this story by visiting www.gaatha.co/well-wisher
The Brahman, The Thief and the Demon (ब्राह्मण, चोर और दानव ) Hindi Story
This is a Hindi story from Pamchatantra which teaches us a moral that one should be careful in choosing one's company. यह कहानी एक ग़रीब ब्राह्मण के बारे में है, जिसे एक चोर और एक दानव क्षति पहचाना चाहते है। लेकिन क्या चोर और दानव अपने कोशिश में कामयाब होंगे? जांने के लिए सुनिए इस कहानी को। अधिक जानकारी के लिए जाइए www.gaatha.co/chor-danav इस वेब्सायट पर। Summary of this Panchatantra story in English: A thief decides to partner with a demon- the thief wants to steal a poor brahman's goats, while the demon wants to eat the brahman. Listen to this story to rind out what happens to both of them.
Everything Looks New- Story About Spring
On occasion of Vasant Panchami (which also indicates that Spring has begun in India), we bring you a story from Storyweaver Collection from Pratham Books. A little girl describes the sights and sounds of Spring, and what it means to a child. This book is written by Mala Kumar and Manisha Chaudhary, and narrated by Sheerali Biju. You can learn more about this story by visiting www.gaatha.co/Spring