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The Mirror of Matsuyama- a Tale from Japan
Today we bring you to another story from Japan- the Mirror of Matsuyama. A young girl called Matsuyama lives with her father and mother in a remote village in Japan. One day, her father brings gifts for Matsuyama and her mother. The gifts include a mirror. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more.  How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, JioSaavn, Castbox, Deezer, Hubhopper, Radio Public, Storiyoh, Tunein, Stitcher, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts. Visit gaathastory.com/baalgatha to learn more.
The Lion, The Man and The Monkey
Listen to this tale from Panchatantra. Once upon a time, there lived lion who was very cruel. One day, this cruel lion got trapped in a cage. Nobody came to his rescue. Finally, he convinced a man who was passing by, to open the cage and set him free. When the man did so, the ungrateful lion wanted to eat the man. That is, until they meet a monkey. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. The moral of this story is that we should be careful and think hard before helping others. This story was narrated by Sheerali Biju for Baalgatha Podcast. You can also listen to the Hindi version of this story  on Baalgatha Hindi Podcast - titled Bandar, Sher Aur Brahman. How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, JioSaavn, Castbox, Deezer, Hubhopper, Radio Public, Storiyoh, Tunein, Stitcher, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Jackal's Strategy
The Jackal's Strategy is a delightful little tale from Panchatantra, about a Jackal who finds a dead elephant in the forest. The jackal is happy because it will not have to hunt for food for several days.However, it is unable to cut through the elephant's think skin. Soon, he encounters a lion, a leopard, and another jackal. What does he do then? Listen to this story to learn more. The moral of this story is that one should treat those stronger than us with respect,but be ready to put up a fight with those who are our equals. This story was narrated by Sheerali Biju for Baalgatha Podcast. How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, JioSaavn, Castbox, Deezer, Hubhopper, Radio Public, Storiyoh, Tunein, Stitcher, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts. Baalgatha Podcast is also available in Hindi, Marathi and coming soon- Telugu.
Lazy Townseople Learn A Lesson
Listen to the story, also known as The Lazy Townspeople, about a town in which people are extremely lazy. They do not believe in keeping their town clan. But one day, the chief of the town decides to change their habit. What does he do? Does he succeed in his mission? Listen to this story to learn more. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Jackal and the Crocodile
This is a story from India compiled by Flora Annie Steel. A Jackal sees a plum tree on the far side of a stream. The tree is ripe with fruits, but the jackal is unable to reach it. The Jackal then decides to take advantage of a gullible crocodile, in order to eat the fruits. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. 0:006:11 Listen to the story from Japan about an old couple who find a baby boy inside a peach! As the boy grows up, he wants to travel to an island of Ogres. The island is far, far away from home, and he intends to conquer the Ogres and bring home their treasures. The old woman prepares some dumplings for the boy's journey. On the way he, meets a monkey, a peasant, and a dog, who each demand a dumpling from the boy. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Adventures of the Little Peachling - Tale from Japan
Listen to the story from Japan about an old couple who find a baby boy inside a peach! As the boy grows up, he wants to travel to an island of Ogres. The island is far, far away from home, and he intends to conquer the Ogres and bring home their treasures. The old woman prepares some dumplings for the boy's journey. On the way he, meets a monkey, a peasant, and a dog, who each demand a dumpling from the boy. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Rabbits and the Frogs
Listen to the story of the Rabbits who are frustrated and disappointed upon being attacked by dogs, humans, birds of prey and just about every other animal. They decided to end their lives by jumping into a pond. There, they encounter a group of frogs. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. The moral of this story is that no matter how bad your situation might be, your situation might still be better than someone else's.  Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts. This story, and accompanying sound effects and images were obtained under creative commons license.
Why The Crab Has No head- Tale from Africa
Have you ever wondered why a crab has no head? Well, here's a tale from Africa which may offer an explanation. Listen to this delightful little tale from the time when no animal had a head- in fact, they had to borrow a head from the King's office and return it once their work was done. Then one day, the King agreed that all animals and birds should get a permanent head. The crab, who was the King's secretary, somehow missed out.. How did that happen? Listen to this story to learn more.  Visit gaathastory.com/crab-head to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts. This story, and accompanying sound effects and images were obtained under creative commons license.
The Box Of the Monster
Listen to this story from the Jataka tales. A monster was attracted by the teachings of the Bodhisatta. The monster however continued his way of killing and eating unsuspecting persons. The monster one day saw a beautiful princess and fell in love with her and married her. What happened next? Listen to this story to learn more.  This story is also known as The Rakshas and the Magician, which will be published on Baalgatha Podcast in a later episode. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Tongue Cut Sparrow- Tale from Japan
We bring to you a story from Japan, which is the tale about an old man and his pet sparrow. The old man's cruel wife lets the sparrow loose, and the old man travels far and beyond in search of his sparrow. Will the man find his pet sparrow? Listen to learn more: you may find some similarities with the story Peasie and Beansie, which was published earlier on Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast, Baalgatha's sister podcast.   Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Story of Lambikin The Lamb (repost)
Listen to the story of Lambikin, a little lamb, who leaves his home to visit his grandmother. Along the way, he meets a bird, a and many animals including a wolf who want to eat him. But what happens to Lambikin in the end? Will he be able to reach home safely?  This story was narrated by Sheerali Biju and produced by Amar Vyas for gaatha story. Lambikin is one of our favourite stories and one of the most listened to episodes on Baalgatha Podcast.  Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Monkey And The Drum
Listen to the story of a monkey who loses his tail, but trades his loss for a razor, some firewood, food, and finally a drum. The Monkey And The Drum is a classic tale from Southern India, translated into English in the late 19th century by Georgiana Kingscote with the help from Pandit Natesa Sastry. This story was narrated by Sheerali Biju and produced by Amar Vyas for gaatha story. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
An Elephant and a Dog- Story from Jataka Tales
This delightful story from Jataka Tales collection is a story of how the friendship between a King's favourite elephant and a stray dog is affected by the greed of one man. But will a wise minister's advice to the King be able to reunite the separated friends? Listen to this tale to learn more.  Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Golden Swan
This is a story from the Jataka tales that teaches us that greed is bad. The story is as follows: A swan that has golden feathers wants to help a poor family by giving one of its golden feathers every day. The head of the family, an old woman, sells the feather and gets money to keep them in comfort. Over time, the woman gets greedy and tells  her daughters that the swan cannot be trusted - it could fly away and the family’s only source of income would go away. What does she do to overcome hear fears? Listen to this story to learn more. This story is similar to the Hen that lay a golden egg from Aesop’s Fables, or The Gold Giving Serpant that was previously published on Baalgatha podcast. Visit gaathastory.com/golden-swan to learn more about this story and to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts.
The Merchant of Seri - Story from Jataka Tales
This is a story from Jataka Tales about two merchants, and is known as The Merchant of Seri  or The Story of Two Merchants. The story goes as follows: once upon a time, there were two merchants in a village. One of them was kind hearted and honest, while the other was short tempered and greedy. One day, both traveled to a nearby town to sell their wares. They separately met an old woman and her grand daughter. The old woman had a plate made of gold. Both the merchants made an offer to the woman for the plate. Whose offer did the old woman accept? Listen to this story to learn more. This story has been revised and rewritten by Amar Vyas and narrated by Sheerali Biju for Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India. Visit gaathastory.com/baalgatha to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcast.
The Monkey And The Peas
This is a story from the Jataka Tales collection, and teaches us that greed is not a good. Once, a King, who was used to conquering new territories, went on an expedition. When his entourage rested in a forest, the horses were fed with peas. A monkey, who was following the King's entourage, climbed down and stole some peas. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. 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
Rhodopsis-Egyptian Version of Cinderella's Story
Today we bring to you the story of Rhodopsis: this is the Egyptian version of Cinderella. This is considered to be one of the oldest versions of the Cinderella story. It was first recorded by the Roman historian Strabo in the first century BC. 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 Story of Nala and Damayanti
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 : Tale From Stories Of Mulla Nasiruddin
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
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
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: Story from his childhood
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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)

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