Panchatantra Stories

Panchatantra Stories for Kids in English - India Fables with Moral

An example of mystic India, Panchatantra tales are the oldest surviving stories of mankind, surviving for centuries, from mouth to mouth, before they were documented. You will love the lucid pace of the stories, and they always make for great bedtime or story telling sessions. Share them will all story lovers, and let them enjoy the light, enchanting life of the stories. These Indian panchatantra stories are translated into simple English, and thus they serve as great material for short Indian stories for children. Ancient fables, still relevant for today's hi tech lifestyle.

They are actually documented versions of oral stories that ran across generations before. Even today, they are favored stories across India and other parts of the world. We are proud to bring you a collection of the most popular Panchatantra stories to you, for they are loved by adults and kids alike. They give the kids an early footing onto moral and social values, shaping the young minds into an ethical future. Read these stories to your kids and learn something new from every Panchatantra story! Most of the stories come with videos after the text, to provide you with an all round experience. Enjoy them, with your kids, and share them with everyone, and help build a more beautiful world.



Panchatantra Stories

Beware of Mean Friends

Beware of Mean Friends

There in a deep jungle, lived a lion by the name of Madotkata. He had three selfish friends-a jackal, a crow and a wolf. They had become...

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The Bird With Two Heads

The Bird With Two Heads

Long, long ago, there lived a strange bird in a huge banyan tree. The tree stood beside a river. The strange bird had two heads, but...

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The Brahmin and The Three Thugs

The Brahmin and The Three Thugs

Long, long ago, there lived a Brahmin in a small village. His name was Mitra Sharma. Once his father told him to sacrifice a goat according to...

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The Clever Jackal

The Clever Jackal

Once upon a time, there lived a jackal in a dense forest. His name was Mahachaturaka. He was very clever. One day, while he was...

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The Crow and The Water Pitcher

The Crow and The Water Pitcher

Long ago, there lived a crow in a jungle. Once he was wandering in search of water to quench his thirst. At last, he came flying over...

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The Four Friends and The Hunter

The Four Friends and The Hunter

Long, long ago, there lived three friends in a jungle. They were-a deer, a crow and a mouse. They used to share their meals together...

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The Fox and The Elephant

The Fox and The Elephant

There lived a huge elephant in a dense jungle. He was cruel and arrogant by nature. He roamed freely in the jungle, pulling down small trees...

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The Jackal and The Arrow

The Jackal and The Arrow

Once a hunter was hunting in a forest. After sometime, he felt hungry. He saw a wild boar coming towards him. He shot an arrow at the boar...

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The Jackle And The Drum

The Jackle And The Drum

Once upon a time, in a jungle there lived a jackal by the name of Gomaya. One day, he was very hungry and was wandering in search of food...

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The Lion and The Hare

The Lion and The Hare

There lived a lion by the name of Bhasuraka, in a dense jungle. He was very powerful, cruel and arrogant. He used to kill the animals...

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The Lion's Bad Breath

The Lion's Bad Breath

Long ago, there lived a lion in a dense forest. One morning his wife told him that his breath was bad and unpleasant. The lion became...

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The Little Mice and The Big Elephants

The Little Mice and The Big Elephants

Once upon a time a village was devastated by a strong earthquake. Damaged houses and roads could be seen everywhere...

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The Mice That Ate Balance

The Mice That Ate Balance

Once upon a time, there lived a wealthy merchant named Jveernadhana, in a village. He ran a big business. His village was...

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The Monkey and The Crocodile

The Monkey and The Crocodile

Long, long ago, there lived a huge crocodile in the river Ganges. The river flowed through a dense jungle. On both sides of the river...

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The Monkey and The Log

The Monkey and The Log

Once some monkeys were sitting in a tree. The tree was at such a placed, where construction of a temple was going on. A carpenter was sawing...

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The Old Wise Crow

The Old Wise Crow

There stood a huge banyan tree on the outskirts of a small town. Thousands of crows lived in this tree. Not far from the banyan tree...

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The Sage and The Mouse

The Sage and The Mouse

There lived a famous sage in a dense forest. Everyday, the animals of the forest came to him to listen to his spiritual preachings...

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The Shepherd and The Wolf

The Shepherd and The Wolf

There lived a shepherd in a village. He had many sheep. He took them out every morning for grazing. One day, his wife fell ill and...

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The Talkative Tortoise

The Talkative Tortoise

Once upon a time, two geese by the names of Sankata and Vikata and a tortoise by the name of Kambugriva lived near a river. They were...

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The Thief, The Giant and The Brahmin

The Thief, The Giant and The Brahmin

Long ago, there lived a poor Brahmin in a village. He used to perform poojas in the nearby villages to earn his living. Once a rich farmer...

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The Wind and The Sun

The Wind and The Sun

Once an argument took place between the wind and the sun as to who was stronger of the two. The wind claimed that he was stronger than...

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The Wolf and The Crane

The Wolf and The Crane

Once, there lived a greedy and cunning wolf in a dense forest. One day, while he was having his dinner, a bone got stuck into...

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The Wolf and The Lamb

The Wolf and The Lamb

Long ago, there lived a wolf in a dense forest. The forest was surrounded by hills and gorges. A small river flowed through it. Once the wolf was...

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Who Will Bell The Cat?

Once upon a time, there lived many mice in a grocer’s shop. There in the shop, they ate delicious wheat and rice, pulses and nuts, bread and...

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