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The Story of Good Friday and Easter

4/20/2019
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In this short episode about Good Friday and Easter, we learn about the story of crucification of Jesus Christ. We also learn about his reappearance, known as resurrection. This story was narrated by Sheerali for Baalgatha Podcast. How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, Hubhopper, Radio Public, Storiyoh, Tunein, Stitcher, and many other fine websites and apps where you listen to podcasts. If you...

Duration:00:07:26

The Story of Gwashbrari

4/9/2019
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Listen to the updated version of this story. This is a story from Northern India, narrated by Sheerali Biju for Baalgatha Podcast. Originally titled "The Legend of Gwashbrari, The Glacier-Hearted Queen", this story was published in the book Tales of Northern India, compiled by Flora Annie Steel. How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, Hubhopper, Radio Public, Storiyoh, Tunein, Stitcher, and many...

Duration:00:10:02

The Story of the Stone Cutter

4/2/2019
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Listen to the story of a stone cutter, who wants to become the most powerful in the world. In the process, he is helped by a spirit of the mountain. The spirit helps the stone cutter become the most powerful person in the world, and he becomes a rich man,a Prince, the Sun, a cloud, and a mountain. But finally, what does he become? You may find t his story very similar to the tale The Wedding of the Mouse, and both stories carry a message that we should be happy with who we are and not desire...

Duration:00:12:14

The Wedding of The Mouse (Repost)

3/27/2019
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Listen to this story from our archives- a Panchatantra tale, brought to you by gaatha story. In this story, a Guru rescues a small mouse. When she grows up, he starts on a quest to find her a husband. What happens next? 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 Chuhiya Ki Shaadi. How to Subscribe to Baalgatha Podcast? You can subscribe to this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts,...

Duration:00:07:18

The Mirror of Matsuyama- a Tale from Japan

3/19/2019
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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,...

Duration:00:06:33

The Lion, The Man and The Monkey

3/12/2019
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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....

Duration:00:04:14

The Clever Jackal and the Elephant

3/5/2019
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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...

Duration:00:06:31

The Lazy Townspeople Learn A Lesson

2/26/2019
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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 clean. 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...

Duration:00:07:01

The Jackal and the Crocodile

2/19/2019
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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. Visit gaathastory.com/podcasts to learn how you can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Saavn, Castbox, Hubhopper, Storiyoh, and...

Duration:00:12:53

Adventures of the Little Peachling - Tale from Japan

2/12/2019
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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...

Duration:00:06:41

The Rabbits and the Frogs

2/7/2019
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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. One day, they decide 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. This story has been published in Baalgatha -...

Duration:00:04:20

Why The Crab Has No head- Tale from Africa

1/29/2019
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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....

Duration:00:05:46

The Monster and the Princess

1/22/2019
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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...

Duration:00:06:18

The Tongue Cut Sparrow- Tale from Japan

1/15/2019
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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...

Duration:00:08:23

The Story of Lambikin The Lamb (repost)

1/8/2019
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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...

Duration:00:07:12

The Monkey And The Drum

1/1/2019
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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.**A previous version of this story had some editing errors, our apologies for the same** Visit...

Duration:00:08:46

An Elephant and a Dog- Story from Jataka Tales

12/25/2018
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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/elephant-dog 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...

Duration:00:10:45

The Golden Swan

12/18/2018
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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...

Duration:00:07:17

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