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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

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

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

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Tale from his childhood

7/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:05:03

The Birds and The Monkeys Hitopadesha Tale

7/17/2018
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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),...

Duration:00:05:20

The Gold Giving Serpant

7/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:05:40

Room Full of Memories- Story by Gauri Awasthi

7/10/2018
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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 Storytelling 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...

Duration:00:09:14

How The Frog Became The King of The Marshes- Tale from Africa

7/6/2018
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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...

Duration:00:12:13

The Story of Two Frogs- Tale From Japan

7/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:07:38

The Story of Sant Kabir

6/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:07:54

Kaka and Munni - Folk Tale from Punjab

6/25/2018
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This is a delightful little tale in which a crow called Kaka wants to eat the three eggs laid by Munni the bird. Will Kaka succeed in his evil plans? Listen to this story to learn more. Gaatha Story have used the content - story as well as the image-under Creative Commons CC 4.0 License. More details about the CC4.0 license and the artists who have created this story are included in the audio file as well as at [gaathastory.com/kaka-munni](https://gaathastory.com/kaka-munni). We have also...

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