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From the creators of Baalgatha comes a new podcast- Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India, which brings to you amazing stories from India. Come with us to a land of magic,fairies, Kings, Queens.Come join us and experience a magical ride with new stories every week in this new and exciting show brought to you by Kamakshi Media.

From the creators of Baalgatha comes a new podcast- Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India, which brings to you amazing stories from India. Come with us to a land of magic,fairies, Kings, Queens.Come join us and experience a magical ride with new stories every week in this new and exciting show brought to you by Kamakshi Media.
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From the creators of Baalgatha comes a new podcast- Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India, which brings to you amazing stories from India. Come with us to a land of magic,fairies, Kings, Queens.Come join us and experience a magical ride with new stories every week in this new and exciting show brought to you by Kamakshi Media.

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@gaathastory

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English

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Episodes

Chandralekha And The Eight Robbers - Part I

10/17/2018
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Listen to this exciting tale of adventure, intelligence and bravery displayed by Chandralekha, the daughter of a dancer who once lived in the an ancient city in Southern India. Out of revenge, her guru causes the people of her town that she is possessed by a demon. To rid herself of the evil spirits, she has to visit a dark forest in the middle of the night. There, she encounters a gang of robbers. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. You can listen and subscribe to Myths,...

Duration:00:24:23

The Ruby Prince

10/9/2018
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The Ruby Prince is the story of love, loss and regaining what is lost. A poor brahman once finds a ruby while walking down a street. He exchanges the Ruby for gold coins with the King, who in turns asks his Queen to store the ruby carefully. To her surprise, twelve years later the Ruby turns into a handsome Prince. Listen to the adventures of this Prince, how he slays an Ogre, marries a Princess, and then disappears. Will the Princess be able to find her beloved husband? Listen to find out....

Duration:00:23:36

The Fish Prince

10/3/2018
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The story of the Fish Prince is a tale of jealousy and treachery, but also of love and dedication. A young prince is cursed and turned into a fish by his brother's wife. The fish swims and travels to a distant land, where he is adopted by the Queen of that Kingdom. One day, she decided to get him married. What happens next? Will the Fish Prince find a bride? Listen to this story to learn more. This story was revised and rewritten by Amar Vyas and narrated by Sheearli Biju for [gaatha...

Duration:00:16:54

Prince Adhura... The Half Prince

9/26/2018
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Prince Adhura, or the Half Prince, is a delightful little tale of a Prince who was half-born. He had one hand, one leg, one eye, and… you get the picture. His step brothers - the other princes in the palace, always make fun of him, and are so jealous of him that they throw him into a well, get him tied to a tree, and many other pranks. But Prince Adhura has the last laugh, maybe because he finds his lady love. Do you want to know how? And how did he come to be born this way? Listen to this...

Duration:00:30:03

The story of a Beggar, his Wife, and Five Pancakes

9/18/2018
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This is a delightful little tale from Southern India, about a beggar, his wife, and their love for pancakes or Dosas. Once, a beggar's wife makes five pancakes for their meal. The husband and wife eat two dosas (pancakes) each, but they are unable to decide who will eat the fifth. So, they agree to challenge one another: the first person to speak would lose the challenge. What happens next? Listen to this tale to learn more. Originally titled The Beggar and the Five Muffins from the book...

Duration:00:14:12

The Story of of Lord Ganesh .. on Ganesh Chaturthi

9/11/2018
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On occasion of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, we bring to you the story of Lord Ganesh, his brother Kartik, their parents Lord Shankar and Goddess Parvati, and the one and only Narad Muni. This story was earlier published on [Baalgatha Podcast](https://baalgatha.com) and was loved by our listeners. We think you will like it too! You can listen and subscribe to Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast on [Apple...

Duration:00:16:44

A Lesson for Kings: How The Virtuous are Respected

9/6/2018
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This is a story from Jataka tales, about King Brahmadatta of Benaras (Varanasi). He was an incarnation or avatar of the Bodhisatta, and was known for his righteousness and virtues, and he was respected by one and all. One day, he decided to travel to enquire from his subjects if they had any advise or complaints about him. Upon his return, he met the King of Kosala, who was his equal in almost every respect. But what was the one quality because of which King Brahmadatta was considered...

Duration:00:12:17

The Story of Janmashtami and 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 will also be published on the Baalgatha Podcast. 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 Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India...

Duration:00:22:06

The Story of Peasie and Beansie

8/22/2018
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Today we bring to you the story of Peasy and Beansie, two sisters who were as apart in their nature and night and day. Beansie was quarrelsome and sulking by nature, while Peasie was warm and friendly. One day, Peasie decided to visit their father. Along the way, she met a tree, a fire, and a stream. She helped all of them, and then reached her father's house. Her father showered her with gifts before she left for home. What did Beansie do looking at her sister's gifts and learning of her...

Duration:00:17:15

A Tale of a Tiger, a Jackal and a Farmer

8/14/2018
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We have adopted this story from Southern India for today's episode, which we are publishing on India's Independence Day. Listen to this delightful little tale, which teaches a lesson that one should not stay in the company of cowards, because they will only cause you harm. In this story, a tiger first wants to eat the two bullocks of a farmer, but agrees to eat the farmer's cow. Will the farmer be able to protect his cattle? What about the jackal? What does he do? Listen to this story to...

Duration:00:16:54

The Story of Gundappa The Brahman

8/7/2018
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This is a story set in the Kingdom once ruled by the famous king named Chamunda. He was served by an household priest, named Gunḍappa. Set in what is known today as the state of Karnataka in India, listen to this hillarious story that teaches us a lesson that one should not take things literally… This tale was adopted from the book Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India, Translated by Flora Annie Steel. Parts of this story have been modified and rewritten by Amar Vyas and narrated by...

Duration:00:23:50

The King of Crocodiles

8/1/2018
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In this tale, a group of crocodiles repeatedly destroys a crop of wheat from a farm belonging to a farmer. When he retaliates, the crocodiles charge on the farmer. The leader of the crocodiles makes a proposal if the farmer was to to marry his daughter to him, the farmer would be spared. However, he cannot really do so because his daughter is about to get married. In the end, will the farmer agree to this proposal? What happens to the daughter?Listen to this story to learn more. This is a...

Duration:00:18:14

A Prince Must Make a Choice

7/23/2018
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This is a story from the ancient times, much before the time of Gautam Buddha. This tale, about a young Prince who wants to avenge his parents' death, is mentioned in the Buddhist text Mahavagga. In this story, King Brahmadatta, the King of Varanasi, conquers the neighboring kingdom of Kosal. Ultimately he puts the King and Queen of Kosal to death. Their son, Prince Dighavu, decides to avenge his parents' death. Will he succeed in his mission? Listen to this story which has an important...

Duration:00:17:13

The Son of Seven Queens

7/16/2018
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In this story, we meet a Prince who had not one, not two, but Seven Mothers! A King comes under the spell of a witch and banishes his seven queens into a dungeon. Will they survive? Listen to this classic tale from India to learn more. Originally translated by Joseph Jacobs in his book Indian Fairy Tales. This story has been produced by [Gaatha Story](https://gaathastory.com) for the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast, narrated by Sheerali Biju and Edited by Krishnadas. Parts of...

Duration:00:29:55

The Little Anklebone- The Story of a Boy And a Wolf

7/9/2018
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Once upon a time, there was a little boy. He had lost his parents; so he went to live with his Auntie, and she set him to herd the sheep. All day long the little fellow wandered barefoot through the pathless plains, tending his flock, and playing his tiny shepherdʼs pipe from morning till the evening. What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Or, you can write to us at [contact at...

Duration:00:14:46

The Snake Woman and King Ali Mardan

7/2/2018
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This is a tale about a King, a Fakir, and a 200 year old snake who can turn herself into a beautiful woman! Will King Ali Mardan be able to save himself from the spell of the snake woman? Listen to this story to find out. If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Or, you can write to us at [contact at gaathastory dot com](mailto:contact@gaathastory.com?Subject=MLFT-Podcast) ! Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on...

Duration:00:19:35

The Story of Satyavan and Savitri - A Tale of Love and Dedication

6/27/2018
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The Story of Satyavan and Savitri is one of the many tales narrated in the Mahabharat. This is a story of love and dedication. According to legend, when Savitri's husband Satyavan died, Savitri tricked Lord Yam, the lord of death, and compelled him to bring her husband back to life. Therefore, married women in India observe Vat Savitri Vrat for well-being and long life of their husband. This Vrat, or fast, occurs in the months of May or early June, just before the arrival of the monsoons....

Duration:00:20:57

Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar- Part II

6/25/2018
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In Part II of this to part story, the Fakir brings Princess Lalli to Prince Kumar's garden. Will Prince Kumar be afraid of the the old woman who is scary looking? Or will he recognize her as Lalli and marry her again? Will the two get together once more? Listen to this story to find out more. This story was sourced from public domain sources, including Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. Many parts of this story have been modified for context and simplicity of language. If you like this...

Duration:00:19:42

Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar - Part I

6/21/2018
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This is a classic tale originally titled Loving Laili. In Part I of this story we learn how Lalli, a Princess of King Munsukh's Kingdom and his darling daughter, falls in love with Prince Kumar, who is the son of Prince Dantal. Listen to Lalli's adventures as she spends not one, not two but Twenty Four Years in the search of Prince Kumar. In the process, she travels in the stomach of a Large Rohu fish! Will she meet Prince Kumar? Will Lalli and Kumar get married and live happily ever after?...

Duration:00:19:24

Ivory City and its Fairy Princess - Part II

6/12/2018
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In Part II of this 2 part story, the Prince and his friend, the minister's son, decide to pay the Fairy Princess a visit. What happens next? Listen to the adventures of the two young men and the Prince's lady love… Listen to this story to learn more. You can visit [gaathastory.com/ivory-city-and-its-fairy-princess](gaathastory.com/ivory-city-and-its-fairy-princess) to learn more about this story. If you liked this story, we would love to hear from you! You can write to us at...

Duration:00:23:20