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The Story of Lord Ganesh: Ganesh Chaturthi

On Occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, the day we pray Lord Ganesh, we bring to you aa story from his life. Listen on Baalgatha Podcast.

Duration: 00:16:00

Gandhiji and Shastriji

Two great leaders of India, Gandhiji and Shastriji, were born on October 2nd. In this episode, we narrate one story involving the life of each leader, which demonstrates their character.

Duration: 00:07:30

The story of Hirkani- Special Episode for Mother's Day

On occasion of Mother's Day, we bring to you the story of Hirkani, a brave woman and an amazing mother who lived during the period of Shivaji Maharaj. Listen to her story to learn more.

Duration: 00:07:29

Buddha Purnima- The Story of how Siddharth Became the Buddha

On occasion of Buddha Purnima, we bring you the story of how the Prince Siddharth became the Buddha. You can learn more about this story by visiting baalgatha website at

Duration: 00:06:37

The Lion and The Dog

In this short story, we learn a very important message: it is better to be free than to be owned by somebody.

Duration: 00:02:49

The Tortoise and the Cranes- story from Panchatantra

This is a story from Panchatantra which teaches us that it is not wise to open our mouth when it is not necessary. This story is as follows: In a pond lives a tortoise who has two cranes for friends. Once, the lake begins to dry up because of a famine. The cranes decide to fly away to a different pond. The tortoise asks the cranes to take her with them. Listen to this story to learn what happens next. You can learn more about this story at

Duration: 00:12:29

The Dog That Went Abroad : Story from Panchatantra

This is a classic story from Panchatantra, in which a dog by the name of Chitranga travels to a far away country in search of food. he is forced to live his village because it suffers from a drought. Upon going to the foreign country, he finds good food but is also attacked by other dogs. In the end, he realizes that it is better to live in one's own country.

Duration: 00:04:48

The Hippopotamus and the Tortoise:Folk Tale from Nigeria

We bring to you a folk tale from Nigeria, about a Hippopotamus and a Tortoise. Listen to this story to learn how the wily tortoise is able to outsmart the hippo. Image courtesy:

Duration: 00:06:21

The Hares and the Frogs

In this story, a group of hares decides to end their lives because they always life in fear of predators. When they go near a pond a jump into the waters and end their lives, they come across a group of frogs who are frightened by the chaos created by the hares. You can learn more about this story from aesop's fables by visiting

Duration: 00:05:09

The Story of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Why We Celebrate His Birth Anniversary

14th April marks the birth anniversary of the man behind India's constitution and a leader who worked towards the upliftment of Dalits: Babasaheb Amnedkar. Listen to this story to learn why he is so well respected and we celebrate his birthday as Ambedkar Jayanti.

Duration: 00:04:46

The Story of Hanuman's Birth: The Festival of Hanuman Jayanti

On occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, a festival to mark birth of Lord Hanuman, the monkey god; we are pleased to publish a story about his birth. Listen to this story to learn about his parents and how he came to be born. Finally, learn how he came to be known as Hanuman. You can learn more about Hanuman and Hanuman Jayanti by visiting

Duration: 00:22:10

The Story of Lord Mahavir

On occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the most important festival of the Jains, we are pleased to release a story about an incident involving the life of Lord Mahavir. This story also teaches us a moral- that we should not make hasty decisions. To learn more about this story and Lord Mahavir, visit

Duration: 00:06:24

The Story of Ram Navmi and Birth of Lord Ram

On the occasion of the festival of Ram Navmi, we are pleased to publish the story of how Lord Ram was born. To learn more about this story, visit

Duration: 00:04:30

The Hare on The Moon (Hindi) चाँद पर ख़रगोश जातक कथा

This is a story from Jataka Tales, which tells us how a hare came to live on the moon. A Hare and his three friends decide to offer a sacrifice on the day of a festival. How the Hare makes a sacrifice is what this story is all about. यह जातक की कहानियों की एक कहानी है, जो हमें बताती है कि चंद्रमा पर एक खरगोश कैसे जीता है। एक हरे और उनके तीन दोस्त एक त्योहार के दिन एक बलिदान देने का फैसला करते हैं। कैसे ख़रगोश बलिदान करता है यह जांने इस कहानी को सुनकर

Duration: 00:04:49

The Story of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi

Wishing all listeners a Happy Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand! It is interesting how the same day is celebrated under different names in various parts of India. This festival also marks the beginning of the new Year, so wishing all of you a Very Happy new Year! In this episode, we tell you haw this festival is celebrated across different parts of India, namely, in the sates of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Kashmir, Manipur, and also by the Sindhi community. We also narrate the...

Duration: 00:06:26

Introducing the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast

We are super excited to announce that our new podcast Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India, is almost ready for release! If you would like to be notified when the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India podcast goes live, visit and sign up with your name, email address or phone number. Today, we are including a sample from this podcast, that is, a snippet from the story The Son of Seven Queens. Hope you will like it!

Duration: 00:08:05

(Hindi) The Hare And Tortoise Once Again - फिर एक बार ख़रगोश और कछुआ

This is a story from the Storyweaver Collection from Pratham Books, in which a Hare and a Tortoise once again participate in a race. However, this time it is a race against time: they have to deliver a message to the King of the neighbouring forest, and return the same day. Listen to this story in Hindi to learn how we can achieve success by supporting one another. To learn more about this story, visit

Duration: 00:06:16

The Hare And The Tortoise Again- Storyweaver

Remember how the slow and steady tortoise beat the arrogant hare in that great race long ago? Now the two are back together again, and they have a task to complete. Each knows that he cannot do it without the other, but can these two big rivals work together?This is a story from the storyweaver collection, written by Venkatramana Gowda and illustrated by Padmanabh You can learn more about this story by visiting licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0...

Duration: 00:06:44

The Grey Brown- A Story By Gauri Awasthi

The Grey Brown is a story written by Gauri Awasthi. This story was submitted by her for the Baaglatha Storytelling Competition. We found this story to be very interesting, and very different from the stories that we have published so far. In Gauri's Own Words, "I have written a story called 'The Grey Brown'. The genre of the story is thriller. The protagonist of this story is Nancy, a young girl, and other characters are Luna, Lily, Amelia Brown and the teacher. The story traces a young girl...

Duration: 00:11:12

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