Baalgatha: Classic Stories for Children

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Baalgatha means children's stories. Every week, we will bring you stories from India and around the world, these are stories from Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and other classic sources.Would you like to be notified on WhatsApp whenever a new story has been published? If yes, then send a message via… read more

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The Story of Good Friday and Easter

April 21st, 2019


 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 …

The Story of Gwashbrari

April 10th, 2019


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 …

The Story of the Stone Cutter

April 2nd, 2019


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 Wedding of The Mouse (Repost)

March 28th, 2019


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?

The Mirror of Matsuyama- a Tale from Japan

March 19th, 2019


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 …

The Lion, The Man and The Monkey

March 12th, 2019


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 …

The Clever Jackal and the Elephant

March 5th, 2019


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 …

The Lazy Townspeople Learn A Lesson

February 26th, 2019


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 …

The Jackal and the Crocodile

February 19th, 2019


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 …

Adventures of the Little Peachling - Tale from Japan

February 12th, 2019


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 Rabbits and the Frogs

February 8th, 2019


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 …

Why The Crab Has No head- Tale from Africa

January 29th, 2019


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 …

The Monster and the Princess

January 22nd, 2019


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 …

The Tongue Cut Sparrow- Tale from Japan

January 15th, 2019


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 …

The Story of Lambikin The Lamb (repost)

January 9th, 2019


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 …

The Monkey And The Drum

January 2nd, 2019


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 …

An Elephant and a Dog- Story from Jataka Tales

December 25th, 2018


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 …

The Golden Swan

December 18th, 2018


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 …

The Merchant of Seri - Story from Jataka Tales

December 11th, 2018


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 …

The Monkey And The Peas

December 8th, 2018


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, …

Cinderella's Story from Egypt: Rhodopsis

November 28th, 2018


Today we bring to you the story of Rhodopsis: this is the Egyptian version of Cinderella. This is considered to be one of the oldest versions of the …

The Story of Nala and Damayanti

November 20th, 2018


Today we bring to you a short story- the tale of Nala and Damayanti. Nala, was the king of Nishadh Kingdom in Eastern India. He was the son of …

The Jackal And The Arrow - Hitopadesha Tale

November 13th, 2018


This is a story from Hitopadesh tales which teaches us that greed is bad. A hunter who has killed a deer gets greedy and tries to kill a boar out of greed. In the process, the hunter is killed by the dying boar. A …

Hippopotamus and The Tortoise - Nigerian Folk Tale

November 6th, 2018


Today we bring to you a story from Nigeria. In this folk tale, we learn how a clever tortoise outwits the Hippopotamus. Listen to this tale on …

The Festival of Diwali

November 1st, 2018


Wishing all our listeners a Happy Diwali or Deepawali!

As we excitedly await the festival of Diwali, we thought of publishing an episode about this festival. Learn more about what Deepawali, or Diwali, is all about, …

The Tale of Three Fishes

October 25th, 2018


Listen to this delightful little tale about three fishes who live in a pond. One day, they overhear a group of fishermen who plan to come to the pond …

The Story of Narad and Lord Vishnu

October 18th, 2018


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 …

The Story of Navaratri

October 11th, 2018


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. 

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The Story of the Prince and Two Snakes

September 27th, 2018


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 …

The Jackal and the Iguana

September 22nd, 2018


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 …

The Golden Bird - Jataka Tale

September 13th, 2018


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 …

Fishy Morality : Tale From Stories Of Mulla Nasiruddin

September 6th, 2018


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 …

The Story of Janmashtami - Birth of Lord Krishna

August 28th, 2018


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 …

Stories about the Onam Festival

August 23rd, 2018


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 Story of Nag Panchami (The Worship of Snakes)

August 14th, 2018


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 …

The Well Trained Elephant - Story from Jataka Tales

August 7th, 2018


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 …

The Ant and the Chrysalis - Story from Aesop's Fables

August 2nd, 2018


This is a story from Aesop's Fables, which is small but carries a very powerful lesson that appearances are deceptive. You can listen to this story …

Guru Purnima and How The Wicked Sons Were Taught a Lesson

July 26th, 2018


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 …

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Tale from his childhood

July 24th, 2018


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 …

The Birds and The Monkeys Hitopadesha Tale

July 17th, 2018


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 Gold Giving Serpant

July 13th, 2018


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.

Room Full of Memories- Story by Gauri Awasthi

July 10th, 2018


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, …

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

July 6th, 2018


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 …

The Story of Two Frogs- Tale From Japan

July 1st, 2018


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 …

The Story of Sant Kabir

June 28th, 2018


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 …

Kaka and Munni - Folk Tale from Punjab

June 25th, 2018


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 …

The Legend of Kempe Gowda The First

June 25th, 2018


In this episode, we learn about Kempe Gowda the First, a leader from the Sixteenth century and often credited to be the founder of Bengaluru (formerly known as Bangalore), the capital of Karnataka in India. He is a well …

The Story of the Merchant's Son

June 20th, 2018


This is a story form Panchatantra which teaches us that one must leave some things to fate. If some positive this is in our destiny, it will happen …

A Bundle of Sticks- A father educates his sons

June 18th, 2018


On occasion of Father's Day, we thought of publishing the story A Bundle of Sticks.

This is a short story with a powerful message. A dying man calls …

The festival of Ramzan Id (Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr)

June 13th, 2018


We thought of publishing this short episode on occasion of Ramazan Id (in many parts of the world spelt as Ramadan Id). Also known as Eid al-Fitr (ʻĪd al-Fiṭr)
According to Wikipedia, this festival is an important …

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

June 11th, 2018


This story is adopted from Aesop's Fables. Once, a mouse who lives in the city goes to visit his cousin, who lives in the countryside. Looking at his living conditions and the food that the country mouse eats, the town …

The Bear And The Two Travellers (Story from Aesop's Fables)

June 8th, 2018


Two Friends and the Bear is a classic from Aesop's Fables. Two Friends set out on a journey. They leave their village and soon reach a dense forest. There they see a huge bear walking towards them. One of the two …

The Lion and the Mouse - Panchatantra Story

June 5th, 2018


You will find various versions of this story in Panchatantra, Aesops Fables.

One hot afternoon, a lion was fast …

The Farmer and His Sons

June 1st, 2018


This is a story about a farmer and his lazy sons. Listen to this tale to know how the farmer teaches his sons the importance of hard work. You can listen to many such amazing stories by visiting

The Quarrel Of The Quails

May 21st, 2018


In this story, a group of quails lives near a forest. A bird catcher (fowler) imitates the voice of the leader of the quails and catches a few quails everyday. The leader of the quails decides to help his group. Does he …

The Foolish Friend- Classic Tale from India

May 17th, 2018


A King once kept a monkey as a pet in his palace. The monkey feeds on the various dishes and enjoyed the luxuries awarded by the King. Once, the King gives a sword to the Monkey. What does the monkey do with the sword? …

Mir The Intelligent Guard

May 14th, 2018


This is the story about Mir, a guard in a King's Palace. Once he is invited for the wedding of a rich merchant's daughter. During the wedding, he is …

The Rice Measure

May 10th, 2018


This is a story from Bodhisatta's life. Bodhisatta once took birth as the valuer for a King. The King thought that the valuer would one day spend all …

The Vessel That Died

May 7th, 2018


This is a story from the tales of Naseeruddin Hoodja. Hoodja borrows a copper vessel (a cauldron) from his neighbor, and returns two cauldrons …

The Timid Hare And The Flight Of The Beasts

May 3rd, 2018


In this story, a nervous hare almost leads to a stampede in a forest. Learn how the Buddha in the form of an animal comes to the rescue of his fellow beasts.

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Two Cats And A Monkey

April 29th, 2018


This classic story from Panchatantra teaches us a moral that whenever two persons fight, a third always gains. Two cats find a piece of cake, and enter into an argument. A monkey decides to be the judge and offers to …

The Lion And The Dog: Story From Panchatantra

February 23rd, 2018


This is a story from Panchatantra about two friends- a lion and a dog. The lion does not get enough food and is hungry and weak. The dog, on the other hand, is very well fed. The lion asks the dog how he is able to stay …

The Horse That Held On Till The End

January 5th, 2018


This is a story about Bodhisatva, and teached the value of valour as well as commitment. Bodhisatta (Bodhisatva) in the form of a horse teaches us how. 

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What Will We Do Without Mr. W (Story by Pooja Mohan)

December 26th, 2017


This is a story contributed by Pooja Mohan, and narrated by Sheerali Biju. Listen to this story to learn what happens when three letters of the alphabet - V,W and X get into a fight. You can listen to more such stories …

The Lion and The Hare- Panchatantra Story

December 2nd, 2017


This is a story from Panchatanta which teaches a moral that even the weak can overcome the powerful by applying their mind.

The Story of Lord Ganesh: Ganesh Chaturthi

August 25th, 2017


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

Gandhiji and Shastriji

July 7th, 2017


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 …

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

May 14th, 2017


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.

Buddha Purnima- The Story of how Siddharth Became the Buddha

May 9th, 2017


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 Podcast website at

The Lion and The Dog

May 5th, 2017


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

The Tortoise and the Cranes- story from Panchatantra

May 2nd, 2017


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 …

The Dog That Went Abroad : Story from Panchatantra

April 28th, 2017


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 …

The Hippopotamus and the Tortoise:Folk Tale from Nigeria

April 21st, 2017


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 …

The Hares and the Frogs

April 18th, 2017


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 …

The Story of Babasaheb Ambedkar

April 14th, 2017


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 …

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

April 11th, 2017


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. …

The Story of Lord Mahavir

April 7th, 2017


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 …

The Story of Ram Navmi and Birth of Lord Ram

April 4th, 2017


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

You can also listen to the story …

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

March 31st, 2017


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 …

The Story of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi

March 28th, 2017


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 …

Introducing the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast

March 24th, 2017


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 …

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

March 21st, 2017


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 …

The Hare And The Tortoise Again- Storyweaver

March 21st, 2017


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 …

The Grey Brown- A Story By Gauri Awasthi

March 17th, 2017


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 …

Sher Ki Khaal Mein Gadha (Hindi) शेर की चमड़ी में गधा पंचातंत्र की कहानी

March 14th, 2017


This is the story of a donkey who wears the skin of a lion. This is a Jataka Story. Here the ass’s master puts the lion’s skin over his beast and turns it loose to feed in the grain fields during his travels. The …

Stories About The Festival of Holi

March 10th, 2017


On occasion of the festival of Holi, we present to you The Story of Holi. Rather, this is a collection of short tales and legends from different …

Onakke Obavva's Bravery : How To Overcome A Powerful Enemy Using Presence of Mind

March 7th, 2017


On occasion of Womens' Day on March 8th, we bring to you a story about an incredible woman- Onakke Obavva. This is a story of her bravery, but also is an example of the dedication of women.

Onake Obavva was a woman …

The Battle of Birds and Animals (Hindi) पक्षी और जनवरो की लड़ाई

March 3rd, 2017


यह कहानी पंचातंत्र से है, जिसमें हम यह सीखते है की अगर हम दल बदलते रहेंगे तो हमारा कोई भी साथ नहीं देगा। चमगादड़ का उदाहरण देकर यह कहानी हमें यह समझती है। इस कहानी के बारे में अधिक जांने के लिए जाइए

How a Pen is Mightier Than a Sword

February 28th, 2017


Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was an Indian pro-independence activist, lawyer, politician, poet, writer and playwright. On occasion of his death …

The Story of Shiva and Mahashivratri

February 24th, 2017


On occasion of Mahashivratri (the grand night of Lord Shiva) we bring to you two short stories related to this festival. The first story is about a tribal who accidentally showered 1,000 leaves from a bilva tree on to …

The Wise Monkey चतुर बंदर पंचतंत्र की कहानी

February 21st, 2017


यह कहानी पंचतंत्र की कहानियों में से एक है। इस कहानी से हमें यह शिक्षा मिलती है की हमें सोच समझ कर निर्णय लेना चाहिए। इस कहानी को आप हमारी वेब्साइट पर भी सुन सकते है। In this story, a wise …

Shivaji And AfzalKhan : A Story From the Life of Shivaji Maharaj

February 17th, 2017


On occasion of birth Anniversary of Shivaji, we are presenting a story from his life. Shivaji was a great warrior King and he established the Maratha empire in the second half of 1600s. In this story, Shivaji used guile …

The Mouse With Seven Tails

February 14th, 2017


This story teaches us that we should not listen to others' taunts and teasing, and we should stand up for ourselves. A little mouse with seven tails …

मिनवा और डमप्वा के कारनामे Minwa Aur Dumpwa Ke Karname

February 10th, 2017


इन कविताओं का सेट Minwa Aur Dumpwa Ke kartoot, डॉ वी रघुनाथन द्वारा लिखित छोटी छोटी कहानियों की अगली कड़ी हैं। These short poems are the sequel to Minwa Aur Dumpwa Ke kartoot, written by Dr. V Raghunathan.

A Well Wisher

February 7th, 2017


This is a story from Panchatantra which teaches us a moral that there are very few people who are our true well wishers. In other words, we should …

The Brahman, The Thief and the Demon (ब्राह्मण, चोर और दानव ) Hindi Story

February 5th, 2017


This is a Hindi story from Pamchatantra which teaches us a moral that one should be careful in choosing one's company. यह कहानी एक ग़रीब ब्राह्मण …

Everything Looks New- Story About Spring

January 31st, 2017


On occasion of Vasant Panchami (which also indicates that Spring has begun in India), we bring you a story from Storyweaver Collection from Pratham …

गरीब आदमी का धन (The Poor Man's Wealth): Story in Hindi

January 27th, 2017


यह रामचंद और प्रेमचंद, दो पड़ोसियों की कहानी है। रामचंद एक ग़रीब किसान था, और प्रेमचंद एक साहूकार था। एक दिन प्रेमचंद ने रामचंदको थोड़ा धन रखने के लिए दिया इस वजह से रामचंद पर क्या बीतती है यह जान्ने के लिए यह कहानी …

Chatur Khargosh Aur Sher चतुर ख़रगोश और शेर

January 24th, 2017


Lion and the Hare is Panchatantra story that teaches a moral that we can win against a powerful enemy through wit. शेर और चतुर ख़रगोश एक पंचतंत्र की …

Garmagaram Chaay Chahiye ( Hindi)गरमागरम चाय चाहिए (स्टोरी वीवर की कहानी)

January 21st, 2017


This is the Hindi version of the story Hot Tea And Warm Rugs. यह कहानी माला कुमार और मनीषा चौधरी ने लिखी है। इस कहानी में एक छोटी लड़की सर्दियों के सुखद वातावरण का वरणन करती है। आप पर इस कहानी के …

Hot Tea And Warm Rugs

January 17th, 2017


In this story, a little girl describes the sights, sounds, festivals and of course food that makes winter enjoyable. This is from the Storyweaver …

Anectdotes from life of Swami Vivekananda

January 12th, 2017


January 12th marks the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, who was a Monk, an intellectual, and a role model for the youth in his day. In today's …

Haathi Aur Choohon Ka Raja (Story in Hindi)

January 10th, 2017


In this story, a troupe of elephants travels from the area where a colony of mice live. In the process, many mice get killed. The King of the mice …

Guru Gobind Singh- The Expert Marksman

January 5th, 2017


In this episode, we narrate a story from the life of Guru Gobind Singh ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Today (January 5, 2017) marks his 350th anniversary. The moral of this story is that with discipline and practice, …

मिनवा और डंपवा के करतूत

January 3rd, 2017


मिनवा और डंपवा के करतूत इस पुस्तक में, डॉ वी रघुनाथन ने लिखा है । इस पुस्तक के लेखक डॉ वी रघुनाथन है। इस किताब को एक विनोदी रूप में लिखा है, और यह किताब दो भाग श्रृंखला में पहली है। इस पुस्तक में, दो बच्चों की हरकतों …

The Broken Pot: Story from Panchatantra

December 30th, 2016


In this story, a Man keeps some rice in a pot and begins to imagine a better life for himself. In the process, he kicks the pot and all the rice …

खटमल और पिस्सू Khatmal Aur Pissu (Story in Hindi)

December 27th, 2016


इस कहानी में, एक पिस्सू जो एक राजा के महल में रहती चिंतित हो जाता है जब एक और बग महल में प्रवेश करता है। जब बग राजा को काटता है, तब राजा गुस्सा हो जाता है। राजा के कर्मचारी पिस्सू और बग की खोज करते हैं, वे दोनों पकड़े …

सबसे पहले क्रिसमस ट्री की कहानी (Hindi) The Story of The First Christmas Tree

December 23rd, 2016


यह कहानी हमें बताती है कि कैसे ट्री क्रिसमस का एक महत्वपूर्ण हिस्सा बन गया है। लेकिन अधिक महत्वपूर्ण बात, कहानी यह भी सिखाती है कि हमें अच्छे कर्म करने चाहिये ... बालगाथा पॉडकास्ट कि अोर से मेरी क्रिसमस।

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The Story of The First Christmas Tree

December 22nd, 2016


This is the story that tells us how the Tree became such an important part of Christmas. But more importantly, the story also teaches us to be kind to those who are in need, and that good deeds will get rewarded... …

Bolti Gufa - Children's story from Panchatantra (in Hindi)

December 20th, 2016


This is a story about a clever fox and a hungry lion, which teaches us that we need to be alert and use common sense to save ourselves from danger. A hungry lion occupies the den of a fox, and the fox very smartly saves …

The Fox And The Crow

December 16th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra which teaches us a moral that we should be wary of people who praise you falsely. In this story, a crow who is …

King Bruce And The Spider

December 13th, 2016


This story is based on the life of King Bruce of Scotland. He is defeated by his enemy six times, and yet he is able to win during the seventh attempt. How was he able to do it? He was inspired by a spider that he saw …

Four Friends And A Lion

December 9th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra, in which four friends come across a skeleton while travelling in a forest. Three friends try to show off their knowledge by bringing the animal, in this case a lion to life, while …

The Eagle And The Crow (Enhanced)

December 6th, 2016


This story is from Panchatantra and is about a crow who tries to imitiate the actions of an Eagle and gets into trouble. The moral of this story is …

Lalach Buri Bala Hai Story With Moral in Hindi

December 2nd, 2016


एक बूढ़ा शेर इतना कमजोर है कि वह भोजन के लिए शिकार करने में असमर्थ था बन गया था। एक दिन, वह एक सुनहरा चूड़ी पाता है और सोचता है कि वह एक मानव इस चूड़ी का उपयोग कर लुभाना सकता है, और फिर झपट पर उसे खाते हैं। शेर अपने …

The Dog And The Donkey Panchatantra Story with a Moral

November 29th, 2016


Listen to more awesome stories at Baalgatha is Number 1 ranked Kid's podcast on iTunes India. Today's story is as follows: Once a …

The Bug And The Poor Flea

November 25th, 2016


In this story, a flea who lives in a King's palace becomes alarmed when another bug enters the palace and wants to bite the King. The King gets angry when he is bitten by the new bug. When the King's servants discover …

The Cave That Talks - Story from Panchatantra

November 22nd, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra in which a Hare who is about to be eaten by a lion uses his wit to trick the lion, and is able to save his life. This is a story from Panchatantra. The moral of this story is that no …

The Irresponsible Ox

November 18th, 2016


A warrior had a horse and an ox. He used the horse for travelling and the ox was used for pulling load for the warrior. Once, the horse told the Ox …

Kauva Aur Baaz (Hindi Story With Moral)

November 15th, 2016


In this story, a Crow (Kauva) tries to imitate a Hawk (Baaz) and tries to catch rabbits for food. In the process, the crow is unsuccessful. This …

The Two Headed Weaver

November 11th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra.

The Elephant and The Sparrow : Baalgatha Story in Hindi

November 9th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra in which two sparrows work take help of a bird, a frog, and other small animald to overpower an elephant. The moral of the story is that when the weak come together, they can defeat a …

Saudagar Aur Uska Loha (Hindi)

November 4th, 2016


A trader (Saudagar) leaves his iron with a friend. The friend sells the iron and keeps the money with himself. The Saudagar returns after many years and asks for his iron. The friend replies that the iron has been eaten …

The Mice That Ate The Balance (Enhanced)

November 4th, 2016


Jveernadhana, a trader leaves a weighing scale (balance) at his friend Janak's house. Many years later, he returns to his village and asks Janak for his balance. Janak informs Jveernadhana that the mice in his house …

The Story of The Potter

October 28th, 2016


This story from Panchatantra teaches a moral that one should not get too carried away with dreams.

Saanp Ke Saath Shaadi (Hindi)

October 26th, 2016


A snake is born in the family of a child-less couple. When the parents of this snake decide to seek a bride for their 'son', no parent is willing to come forward, But one man agrees to marry his daughter to the snake. …

The Mice That Ate The Balance

October 23rd, 2016


This is a Baalgatha story in English that teaches a moral that even dishonest persons have to pay a price for their dishonesty.

Shubhchintak: Story of a Raja and His Advisor (Hindi)

October 18th, 2016


This is a story with a moral: one may find many well wishers, but well meaning persons are very few in this world. You can learn more about this story by visiting

A Poor Man's Wealth

October 14th, 2016


Ramchand and Premchand, two friends lead very different lives. Ramchand was a poor farmer, while Premchand was a landlord. Ramchand was always happy while Premchand was always worried that somebody will steal his …

Raja Brush Aur Makdi

October 11th, 2016


This is a story in Hindi. Raja (King) Brush is defeated by his enemy, and he is forced to take refuge in a cave. There he sees a spider who is …

The Brahman, the Thief and the Demon

October 7th, 2016


This story from Panchatantra is about a Brahman, a thief and a demon. A demon and a thief team up, with the plan that the thief will steal the Brahman's calves and the demon will eat the Brahman. In the process, they …

Chatur Sevak Mir (Hindi)

October 5th, 2016


In this story, a King's servant (Mir) helps the king understand that one should not assume what other have to say to be the truth. One should use …

The Wise Monkey

September 30th, 2016


In this story, the leader of the monkeys saves his clan by his presence of mind. This is a story with a moral that one needs to do their proper research before jumping for an opportunity. You can learn more about this …

Shiva Aur Jeeva: Children's Story in Hindi

September 27th, 2016


Shiva Aur Jeeva is a Children's Bedtime story with a moral. It involves Shiva and Jeeva, two farmers, who get into a dispute because of jealousy. …

Teen Padosi Panchatantra Story in Hindi

September 23rd, 2016


Teen Padosi is a story in Hindi that teaches a moral that if we behave badly with others, we will not have any friends. The story is as follows: A …

The Selfish Bats

September 20th, 2016


The Selfish Bats is a story of how the bats became nocturnal animals. This story teaches a moral that a fair weather friend is rarely accepted. You can learn more about this story by visiting

The Ass in a Lion's Skin

September 16th, 2016


The ass in a Lions Skin is a Jataka Story the ass's master puts the lion's skin over his beast and turns it loose to feed in the grain fields during his travels. The village watchman is usually too terrified to do …

Kauva Aur Saanp Panchatantra Story in Hindi

September 13th, 2016


The cobra and the crows is a panchatantra story of two crows and a cobra. The cobra eats all the eggs of the crows and they are very unhappy about it. The crows feel they are very weak and cannot fight the cobra . The …

The Eagle and the Crow

September 10th, 2016


This short story teaches us a moral that one should not try to imitate others! You can learn more about this story by visiting

Saat Poochon Wala Chooha (Panchatantra Story in Hindi)

September 7th, 2016


Today's Baalgatha Story is a Hindi tale from Panchatantra- Saat Poochon Wala Chooha. The moral of this tale is that we should not try to change …

Two Goats on a Bridge

September 2nd, 2016


Two goats across the bridge is a story with a moral . Two goats decide to cross the bridge but no one wants to give way to the other and end up fighting on the bridge. They both get drowned in the river. Other two …

Shikari aur Kabootar a Panchatantra Story in Hindi

September 1st, 2016


Shikari aur Kabootar is a Panchatantra story of pigeons and the hunter. The pigeons fall into the trap of the hunter when they are searching for food. They decide to face the situation bravely and fly along with the …

Hare on the moon Panchatantra Story

August 26th, 2016


Hare on the moon is a Jataka story of a hare, monkey, and otter and jackal. All the four decide to offer food to the beggars on an auspicious day i.e. day of upawasa. All the three animals gather food to be offered …

Chuhiya Ki Shaadi Panchatantra Story in Hindi

August 23rd, 2016


Chuhiya ki Shaadi is a Panchatantra story of a female mouse and a rishi. The female mouse is transformed into a girl by the rishi. When she reaches marriageable age, rishi is in search of a perfect groom for her. She …

Dharmabuddhi and Paapabuddhi Panchatantra story in English

August 19th, 2016


Dharmabuddhi and Paapabuddhi is a Panchatantra story of two friends. One friend is a noble guy and the other is cunning.Both of them decide to go to foreign land and earn lot of money. On their return, they bury the …

Chalak Bhed Panchatantra Story in Hindi

August 16th, 2016


Chalak Bhed is a Panchatantra story of a lamb and a wolf. This story teaches us to beware of our enemy though they may sound harmless and deal …

Hunting with the Lion(English)

August 12th, 2016


Hunting with the lion is a Panchatantra story of a lion , a bear, a wolf and a jackal. All the 3 animals decide to join hands with the lion to do the …

Billi , Teetar aur Khargosh(Hindi)

August 9th, 2016


Billi, Teetar aur Khargosh is a Panchatantra story about a cat, bird and a rabbit. It teaches the moral that we should not trust our enemies and in …

Frog who rode a snake (English)

August 5th, 2016


This is a Panchatantra story of a frog and a snake which teaches us to beware of getting deceived by others, including your friends.

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Bandar, Sher Aur Brahman बंदर, शेर और ब्राह्मण (Hindi)

August 2nd, 2016


Bandar, Sher Aur Brahman is a Panchatantra story of a tiger, a monkey and a brahman. It teaches a moral that we should think about the consequences …

Lion and the Hare (English)

July 29th, 2016


This a Panchatantra story of a lion and the hare that teaches a moral that we can win against a powerful enemy also through wit.

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Khargosh aur Mendhak(Hindi)

July 26th, 2016


This a Panchatantra story of a rabbit and a frog that teaches a moral that we should not consider ourselves weak and give up in life. There are …

The Elephant And The King of The Mice

July 22nd, 2016


This Baalgatha story, which is derived from a Panchatantra tale, has a moral that one should not underestimate anybody's abilities based on their …

Bagh Aur Bagla (Hindi)

July 19th, 2016


Bagh Aur Bagla is a story from Panchatantra which features a tiger and a crane. A bone is stuck in the throat of a tiger, and a crane helps the tiger in removing it. When the crane asks the tiger for a reward, the tiger …

The Capseller and the Monkeys

July 15th, 2016


This is a classic story that ends with a moral. A cap seller's caps are snatched away by the monkeys. The cap seller tries really hard to get the caps back, but the monkeys do not return the caps. In the end, the cap …

Char Dost Aur Sher (Hindi)

July 12th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra involving 4 friends and a lion. Three of the four friends try to use their knowledge in the wrong place and in the …

The Donkey Without a Brain?

July 8th, 2016


Today we bring you a classic story from Panchatantra in which a Donkey is fooled by a jackal and taken to the den of a lion. The cunning jackal takes …

Bagh Aur Kutta (Panchatantra story in Hindi)

July 5th, 2016


Today we bring you a story from Panchatantra- Bach Aur Kutta (Hindi). A tiger and a dog become friends. The dog is well fed, while the tiger is hungry and very weak. The tiger asks the dog the secret behind his health. …

Shandili And The Sesame Seeds

July 1st, 2016


Shandili and The Sesame Seeds is a story from Panchatantra that teaches us an important message: One should not get carried away when someone makes …

Laalchi gwala (Hindi) Or The story of Greedy Milkman

June 29th, 2016


This is a story in Hindi- Lalchi Gwala, which means the Greedy Milkman. This is a simple story with a deep meaning- that one should not be greedy. …

The Story of 2 Parrots

June 24th, 2016


We present a story from Jataka Tales- a story of 2 parrots who are brothers. The moral of the story is that patience is a virtue. The parrots live in …

Neela Siyar (Hindi)

June 20th, 2016


Neela Siyar is a classic tale from Panchatantra in which a Jackal, trying to escape the dogs that are chasing him, falls into a tub of blue paint. Upon his return to the forest, he proclaims himself as the King of the …

The Singing Donkey

June 17th, 2016


Today we present the Story of The Singing Donkey. A washerman's donkey makes friends with a jackal and together the two of them steal cucumbers from a field. Ultimately, the donkey's insistence to sing lands him into …

The Camel And The Bell

June 14th, 2016


This is the story of the Camel who has a bell tied around its neck- and how it results in doom for him. If you would like to be notified every time …

Four Treasure Seekers Panchatantra Story

June 11th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra involving four friends who leave their village in search of a better life. They find a Sage who shows them how they …

Sher, Siyar Aur Gadha (Hindi)

June 8th, 2016


This is a story from Panchatantra, featuring a Lion, a Fox and a Donkey. This story shows the wit and the smartness of the Fox, and the gullible …

The Unlucky Weaver Panchatantra Story

June 3rd, 2016


This is the story of a weaver who earns money but the money gets taken away from him. He finally realizes that one should be happy with what one can …

The Cobra and The Crows Panchatantra Story

June 2nd, 2016


The story of the Cobra and 2 crows is an example of how the weak can overcome the mighty using cunning and sound advise.

Makkhi Ka Lalach Panchatantra Story in Hindi

May 11th, 2016


In today's story, we learn how greed (Lalach) can have bad consequences. Using the example of flies (Makkhi) who do not give up their greed for honey, this story teaches a valuable lesson. Did you find this story …

The Wedding of The Mouse Panchatantra Story

May 10th, 2016


The Wedding of The mouse is a Panchatantra story of a female mouse and a rishi. The female mouse is transformed into a girl by the rishi. When she reaches marriageable age, rishi is in search of a perfect groom for her. …

Badhai Aur Bandar Panchatantra Story in Hindi

May 9th, 2016


This is the story of the monkey and the carpenter with the learning that one should not copy other people's acts without learning the necessary …

Lambikin- The Classic Tale of A Lamb

May 7th, 2016


 This is a classic tale translated in English. Listen to the story of Lambikin, a little lamb, who leaves his home to visit his grandmother. Along …

Murkh Kachua Panchatantra Story in Hindi

May 6th, 2016


This is the story of the tortoise and the two birds- with a moral that one should not open their mouth at the wrong places!

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The Lion, The Camel, The Jackal and The Crow

May 5th, 2016


This is a short tale from Panchatantra in English, involving the lion, the camel, the jackal and the crow. The story ends with a useful learning for …

Chatur Khargosh Aur Haathi Panchatantra Story in Hindi

May 4th, 2016


This is a Panchatantra story about a Khargosh (Hare) and Haathi (elephant). How does the elephant get outwitted by a hare? Listen to this story to learn more.

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Chimpu and the Crocodile Panchatantra Story

May 3rd, 2016


Chimpu and the Crocodile is a Panchatantra story of a monkey and the crocodile. The crocodile wants to catch Chimpu the monkey because his wife wants …

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