This is a tale from Hitopadesha about the choice of friends. Friendship of a deer with a crow, till a jackal comes by. Read to know what happens next..
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This is a story from the Panchatantra on the value of friendship. It is from the chapter ‘Mitralabha’ or Gaining friends.
A tale from the Panchatantra highlighting the benefits of gaining good friends…
This is a folk tale but I know not from which part of India. Once upon a time, in ancient India, there lived a merchant Ramu, who had a donkey named Bhola. Ramu was a very kind fellow who took good care of Bhola. He fed him well with green grass everyday (which many donkey […]
This is the story from the chapter Loss of Gains of the Panchatantra. Readers may refer to the background guide for more info on this. “One who remains cool in the face of adversity, like the monkey in the water (in this story) overcomes all his problems” – is the saying with which the story […]
This is a story from Hitopadesha. In ancient India, there lived a washerman, in a village. In those times, people used to give their clothes to washermen, who used to take the clothes to the river, wash and dry them and give it back to their customers and earn their livelihood. This washerman, had a nice […]
This is a story from the Panchatantra from the chapter Labdhapranasam or Loss of Gains – where one loses due to improper planning. Once there lived the King of frogs in a huge well in a forest. His name was Gangadutta. He had a host of relatives in the well and more often than not […]
The Jataka tales talk about the various lives of the Buddha when he was born as animal or bird and how he showed mercy and virtuousness in whichever form he was. This is one such story where the Buddha (Bodhisattva) was born as a deer in a herd of Banyan Deer in the forests adjoining […]
This is again, a story from the Panchatantra. This is one of the stories told by the character Rakthaksha to his friends in the story Crows and owls. Long long ago in the forests of Central India there lived a lion by name Kharanakara. He was very old and lately had not been able to […]
This is a story from the Panchatantra about the Crows and Owls. Long long ago in the forests of Central India there was a huge banyan tree in a place called Mahilaropya, on which a whole colony of crows lived. Their king’s name was Meghavarna. The crows had only one grievance that a pack of […]