Myths, Legends, Fairytales of India

61 EpisodesProduced by gaatha story

Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India podcast brings to you stories of Kings and Queens, of Princes and fairies, of crafty wizards and magical beasts. These are classic tales of adventure, magic and drama. We bring to you classic Indian literature and folk tales, but our stories are presented for t… read more

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Hanuman Jayanti and Birth of Lord Hanuman

April 16th, 2019

23:46

On occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the birth day of Lord Hanuman, we are super excited to publish this episode about the Birth of Hanuman. Do you know the story behind his birth, and how it is related to the birth of Lord …

The Charmed Ring -From our Archives

April 10th, 2019

25:33

We bring to you a story from our archives: 

The Charmed Ring. This is the story about a merchant's son who is helped by a cat, a dog and a snake.This story was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early …

The Jeweled Arrow: Part III The Conclusion

April 2nd, 2019

26:14

Learn how Prince Shringabhuja finally overcomes all his hurdles, rescues his lady love, and become King Shringabhuja! sThis story was obtained from public domain sources, but has been revised and rewritten by Amar Vyas …

The Jeweled Arrow-Part II

March 26th, 2019

28:06

Listen to Part II of this three part story. Prince Shringabhuja is sent into exile by his father, and the young prince being s a series of …

The Jeweled Arrow- Part I

March 19th, 2019

24:19

Listen to Part I of the three part Story- The Jeweled Arrow. This is the tale about a King who has a wicked wife called Gunavarna, a magician who has …

Vikram The Brave Warrior

March 12th, 2019

27:08

Listen to the story of Vikram The Brave Warrior, who stars his life as a weaver, but goes on to kill and elephant, a tiger, and defeat the King's enemy. He even becomes a King himself. But why was he called Vikram the …

The Crow and His Three Friends

March 5th, 2019

36:06

This is  the story of an old and lonely crow and how he makes friends - a deer, a tortoise, and a mouse. The four creatures live happily in a forest …

Why The Fish Laughed?

February 26th, 2019

23:47

 Today we bring to you a story Why The Fish Laughed. This story has a that has a strange title, but it has a lot to teach us. Once, a fish tells the Queen of a Kingdom, "It is a he, pretending to be a she". The Queen is …

The Three Calamities- Part II

February 19th, 2019

28:37

In Part I of this story, we learnt how King Alkesh met three brilliant and faithful ministers, through the incident of The Lost Camel. We also came …

The Three Calamities- Part I

February 13th, 2019

27:09

Listen to this part one of the two part series. Beginning with the story of the Lost Camel, we learn how King Alakesh meets three brilliant ministers. We learn how the three ministers meet the, King and join his court. …

The Faithful Prince- Part II

February 4th, 2019

25:58

Listen to Second and concluding part of this story about Prince Beharamji and his adventures as he  meets his lady love, but loses his Kingdom and is forced to live in the woods as a hunter. Will he be able to regain …

The Faithful Prince- Part I

January 29th, 2019

24:42

Listen to Part One of this Two Part story form Northern India. The Faithful Prince is a story about Prince Beharamji and his beautiful wife, who meet …

Princess Aubergine

January 22nd, 2019

28:29

Listen to the story of Princess Aubergine, who falls in love with a King, gets married, and... well, a wicked sorceress succeeds in her evil plans and the King and Aubergine are separated. What happens next? Listen to …

The Barber's Clever Wife

January 15th, 2019

33:15

The Barber's Clever Wife is the tale of the wit, presence of mind, and bravery of a woman who happens to be married to a barber. Listen to this tale to learn how she outwits a gang of robbers and has them arrested. This …

The Bear's Bad Bargain

January 8th, 2019

19:50

In this hillarious tale, an old man meets a bear in a forest and the bear agrees to carry a load of wood to the man's house in exchange for some …

Princess Pepperina

January 1st, 2019

24:46

Listen to the first story of the New Year from Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast:  Princess Pepperina. She is raised by a magician, marries a King who ends up losing her, and then... But before that you may …

The Merchant of Seri (The Story of Two Merchants)

December 25th, 2018

15:26

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 …

Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part IV

December 18th, 2018

18:32

In this Fourth and concluding part of this story, we learn how Sher Singh and his three friends- Ram Singh, Bhairav Singh and Sajjan face the magician Poorak. Will they be able to defeat the evil magician and rescue …

Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part III

December 11th, 2018

21:39

In Part II we learnt that Poorak the Magician was about to reveal a secret to Princess Swati. Listen to this third part in the series to learn how the young Prince Sher Singh is trapped and his friends Bahravsingh, …

Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part II

December 4th, 2018

22:12

This week we bring to you Part II of the Four Part series: Prince Sher Singh and His Three Friends.

Sher Singh continues on his journey, having ensured that his three companions: Bhairavsingh, Ramsingh and Sajjan have …

Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part I

November 27th, 2018

21:56

This week we bring to you Part I of this Four part series, Prince Sher Singh and His Three Friends. Listen to the tales of adventure, bravery, and intelligence in this first part, as Sher Singh sets off on a journey …

The Strange Adventures of the Beetle and the Silk Thread

November 20th, 2018

27:25

Listen to this episode about the wit of a minister, the wrath of a King and the devotion of a wife. Dhairyasheel was a minister in the court of King Surya Pratap of ALlahabad. The King was short tempered, and one day, …

The Legend of Moti- Part II

November 13th, 2018

21:17

Moti continues his further adventures after he has fought with and captured a tiger. Will Moti be able to impress the King again? Listen to this part II to learn more. For an uninterrupted experience, you can listen to …

The Legend of Moti- Part I

November 7th, 2018

19:54

Listen to the story of Moti, a young man who sets off from his home to earn a living. Along the way, he encounters a series of adventures, including getting robbed by a couple of horse traders, and he also has a duel …

The Merchant's Three Daughters

October 31st, 2018

32:35

The Merchant's Three Daughters is a delightful story of a young girl, who is the youngest daughter of a rich merchant. She earns her father's wrath, …

Chandralekha and the Eight Robbers- Part II

October 24th, 2018

35:24

Listen to the second and the concluding part of the story, Chandralekha and the Eight Robbers. In the first port, we learnt how a young woman by the name of Chandralekha discovered the treasure looted by Eight robbers, …

Chandralekha And The Eight Robbers - Part I

October 17th, 2018

25:38

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 …

The Ruby Prince

October 9th, 2018

24:52

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 …

The Fish Prince

October 3rd, 2018

17:58

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, …

Prince Adhura... The Half Prince

September 26th, 2018

30:33

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 …

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

September 18th, 2018

15:17

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 …

The Story of of Lord Ganesh .. on Ganesh Chaturthi

September 11th, 2018

18:14

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 …

A Lesson for Kings: How The Virtuous are Respected

September 6th, 2018

13:47

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. …

The Story of Janmashtami and Birth of Lord Krishna

August 28th, 2018

22:34

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 …

The Story of Peasie and Beansie

August 23rd, 2018

17:43

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 …

A Tale of a Tiger, a Jackal and a Farmer

August 14th, 2018

17:52

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 …

The Story of Gundappa The Brahman

August 7th, 2018

24:19

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 …

The King of Crocodiles

August 2nd, 2018

19:12

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 …

A Prince Must Make a Choice

July 23rd, 2018

18:23

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 …

The Son of Seven Queens

July 17th, 2018

30:25

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 …

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

July 10th, 2018

15:14

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, …

The Snake Woman and King Ali Mardan

July 3rd, 2018

20:03

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 …

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

June 27th, 2018

21:13

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 …

Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar- Part II

June 25th, 2018

20:47

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 …

Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar - Part I

June 21st, 2018

19:43

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 …

Ivory City and its Fairy Princess - Part II

June 13th, 2018

23:49

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…

The Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess- Part I

June 7th, 2018

22:38

This is a classic story from India about a Prince, his friend the Minister's son, and the Fairy Princess. The Prince and his friend are exiled for a mistake committed by the former, and as they begin their journey of …

Punchkin The Magician- Part III

May 31st, 2018

13:04

In the third and concluding episode of this story, we learn whether Punchkin is successful in his evil motives, or will the princess find her true …

Punchkin The Magician- Part II

May 24th, 2018

16:51

Listen to Part II of the three part story about Punchkin The Magician. This tale was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in audio form through the Myths, Legends and …

Punchkin The Magician - Part I

May 17th, 2018

18:01

Listen to Part I of the three part story about Punchkin The Magician. This tale was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in audio form through the Myths, Legends and …

The Story of Harisarman

May 10th, 2018

12:09

The story of Harisarman tells us how sometimes fate intervenes and comes to our rescue. This humourous tale was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in audio form …

The Charmed Ring

May 3rd, 2018

24:49

The Charmed Ring is a story about a merchant's son who is helped by a cat, a dog and a snake.This story was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in audio form through …

The Boy Who Had A Moon ... Part II

April 28th, 2018

19:12

This is the second of the two part story titled The Boy Who Had a Moon On His Forehead And a Star on His Chin.

This story was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in …

The Boy Who Had A Moon ... Part I

February 23rd, 2018

17:43

This is the first of the two part story titled The Boy Who Had a Moon On His Forehead And a Star on His Chin.

This story was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in …

The Fortune Teller's Son- Part II: The Prophecy Comes True

December 25th, 2017

19:44

This is the story of a young boy whose father is a fortune teller. In part I, we learnt about the prophecy made by his father. Now, listen to the adventures of this young man Gangadhar in part II of this story.

This …

The Fortune Teller's Son- Part I: The Prophecy

May 2nd, 2017

22:13

This is the story of a young boy whose father is a fortune teller. In this part 1 of this story, we learn about the prophecy made by his father. Listen to the adventures of this young man and how he rescues four living …

How The Young Prince Married Princess Labam - Part 2

April 19th, 2017

16:25

In Part 2 of this story, the young prince starts to live in the old woman's house. He goes on to meet the princess Labam, and they both fall in love. …

How The Young Prince Married Princess Labam - Part I

April 14th, 2017

20:33

This is a classic story from India, about a young prince and Princess Labam. This story was translated into English by Joseph Jacobs in the early 20th century. We bring it to you in audio form through the Myths, Legends …

A Lac of Rupees For a Piece of Advice

April 10th, 2017

19:10

In this story, a Price gives one lac Rupees (100,000 Rupees) to the wife of a poor brahman and gets advice in return. Listen to this story to learn how he puts this advice to use and benefits immensely. This includes …

The Magic Fiddle: The story of Girl with Seven Brothers

April 10th, 2017

12:40

This is a folktale from India, about a girl who has seven brothers. The wives of the seven brothers get the girl killed, and she is reborn as a …

Introducing the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India

April 7th, 2017

8:20

We are super excited to introduce our new podcast Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India. In this episode, we are including a sample from this podcast, that is, a snippet from the story The Son of Seven Queens. Hope you …

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