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The Merchant of Seri - Story from Jataka Tales

12/11/2018
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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...

Duration:00:15:26

The Monkey And The Peas

12/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:04:59

Cinderella's Story from Egypt: Rhodopsis

11/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:11:15

The Story of Nala and Damayanti

11/20/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:08:59

The Jackal And The Arrow - Hitopadesha Tale

11/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:05:58

Hippopotamus and The Tortoise - Nigerian Folk Tale

11/6/2018
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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),...

Duration:00:05:29

The Festival of Diwali

10/31/2018
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Wishing all our listeners a Happy Diwali or Deepawali! 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...

Duration:00:05:19

The Tale of Three Fishes

10/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:05:22

The Story of Narad and Lord Vishnu

10/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:07:30

The Story of Navaratri

10/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:04:06

The Story of the Prince and Two Snakes

9/26/2018
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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),...

Duration:00:08:58

The Jackal and the Iguana

9/21/2018
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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...

Duration:00:11:04

The Golden Bird - Jataka Tale

9/12/2018
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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/the-golden-bird](https://gaathastory.com/the-golden-bird) You can subscribe to...

Duration:00:04:41

Fishy Morality : Tale From Stories Of Mulla Nasiruddin

9/6/2018
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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](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/baalgatha-childrens-stories-from-panchatantra-jataka/id1116571844?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1),...

Duration:00:03:25

The Story of Janmashtami - Birth of Lord Krishna

8/28/2018
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On occasion of Janmashtami, we bring to you the story of birth of Lord Krishna. This episode is also published on the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast simultaneously. You can learn more about this story including the music and the images used by visiting gathastory.com/janmashtami 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...

Duration:00:19:29

Stories about the Onam Festival

8/23/2018
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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...

Duration:00:14:23

The Story of Nag Panchami (The Worship of Snakes)

8/14/2018
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Nag Panchami is celebrated in the month of Shravan, which falls in the months of August and September this year. This is a day when Hindus throughout India, Nepal worship the snake god on the fifth day of bright half of Lunar month of Shravan. Listen to this episode to learn why is this festival so revered in India. You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/nag-panchami Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at contact at...

Duration:00:06:29

The Well Trained Elephant - Story from Jataka Tales

8/7/2018
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This is a story from Jataka tales and features the Bodhisatta (Buddha) in the form of an elephant. The king of Magadh had made him the state elephant, and he was well cared for and decorated. Out of jealousy, the King decided to get the elephant killed by trying to trick the Mahout. Did he succeed? Listen to this story to learn more. You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/well-trained-elephant Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can...

Duration:00:08:18

The Ant and the Chrysalis - Story from Aesop's Fables

8/1/2018
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This is a story from [Aesop's Fables](https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Ant_and_the_Chrysalis), which is small but carries a very powerful lesson that appearances are deceptive. You can listen to this story on [Baalgatha Podcast](https://baalgatha.com). You can learn more about this story by visiting [gaathastory.com/ant-chrysalis](https://gaathastory.com/ant-chrysalis) Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot...

Duration:00:03:12

Guru Purnima and How The Wicked Sons Were Taught a Lesson

7/25/2018
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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...

Duration:00:05:50