The Magic Fiddle: How a Girl became a Fiddle

The Magic Fiddle: How a Girl became a Fiddle

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The Magic Fiddle 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 bamboo shoot. She is made into a flute by a Jogi. To Listen to this story, click below The Magic Fiddle ONCE upon a time there lived seven brothers and a sister. The brothers were married, but their wives did not do the cooking for the family. It was done by their sister, who stopped at home to cook. The wives for this reason bore their sister-in-law much ill-will, and at length they combined together to oust her from the office of cook and general provider, so that one of themselves might obtain it. They said, "She does not…
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The Story of Lord Mahavir – story for Mahavir Jayanti

The Story of Lord Mahavir – story for Mahavir Jayanti

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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 listen to the story about lord Mahavir, click below How did you find this story? You can give your feedback by leaving a comment below. You can also leave a review on iTunes (Mac and iPhone users).  Or, you can leave a review on Stitcher Radio. We would appreciate it! You can subscribe to Baalgatha podcast by writing to us at contact@gaatha.co. Or, send us a message”Subscribe Baalgatha” on WhatsApp at +91-9850800464 to receive stories via WhatsApp. Story narrated by Sheerali Biju Music by Bensound. Image Source: Storyweaver. Music: Bensound.…
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The Hare on The Moon (Hindi) चाँद पर ख़रगोश जातक कथा

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

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This is a story from Jataka Tales, which tells us how a hare (ख़रगोश )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 कहानी को सुनने के लिए नीचे क्लिक करें क्या आपको यह कहानी पसंद आई? हम यह जानना चाहेंगे! अन्यथा आप नीचे एक टिप्पणी छोड़ कर अपनी प्रतिक्रिया दे सकते हैं। आप iTunes…
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The Story of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi, or Cheti Chand.

The Story of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi, or Cheti Chand.

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In this episode, we talk about the story behind the festival of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi, also known as Cheti Chand or Navreh or Sajibu Nongma Panba Cheiraoba.l You can listen to the story of Gudi Padwa or Ugadi by clicking below The story about the festival of Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand is as follows: Today is the first day of Chaitra month , it marks the beginning of the New Year according to the Hindu calendar.  Do you know why it is considered the first day of the year? Because , the sun states itself at the point of intersection of the equator and the meridians. This position of the sun denotes the commencement of the season of spring. The day is also special because this was the day…
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फिर एक बार ख़रगोश और कछुआ – EK Bar Phir Khargosh Aur Kachua (Hindi)

फिर एक बार ख़रगोश और कछुआ – EK Bar Phir Khargosh Aur Kachua (Hindi)

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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 listen to the story फिर एक बार ख़रगोश और कछुआ EK Bar Phir Khargosh Aur Kachua , click below Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence International (CC-BY-4.0)
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The Hare And The Tortoise Again- Storyweaver

The Hare And The Tortoise Again- Storyweaver

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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 To listen to the story The Hare And The Tortoise Again, click below licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence International (CC-BY-4.0)
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The Grey Brown- Story by Gauri Awasthi Winner of Baalgatha Storytelling Competition

The Grey Brown- Story by Gauri Awasthi Winner of Baalgatha Storytelling Competition

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We are excited to publish a prizewinning story under the Baalgatha storytelling competition : The Grey Brown by Gauri Awasthi. 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 going to school after Christmas holidays. She sees a statue she did not see in the school before. Strange things began and she wants to unravel the secret of the grey statue. I like reading thrilling books and like watching thriller, horror or…
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शेर की चमड़ी में गधा पंचातंत्र की कहानी (The Ass in Lion’s Skin)

शेर की चमड़ी में गधा पंचातंत्र की कहानी (The Ass in Lion’s Skin)

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This is the story of a donkey (gadha) who wears the skin of a lion.  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 village watchman is usually too terrified to do anything but finally one of them raises the villagers; when they chase the ass, it begins to bray and betrays its true identity. The ass is then beaten badly. कहानी को सुनने के लिए नीचे क्लिक करें The English version of this story is available at http://www.gaatha.co/ass क्या आपको यह कहानी पसंद आई? हम यह जानना चाहेंगे! अन्यथा आप नीचे एक टिप्पणी छोड़ कर अपनी प्रतिक्रिया दे सकते हैं। आप iTunes पर एक समीक्षा (मैक और iPhone उपयोगकर्ता) छोड़ सकते हैं। आप…
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Stories About The Festival of Holi

Stories About The Festival of Holi

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On the 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 parts of India that are associated with this festival of colors. These include the story of Holika and Prahlad, and of course the story of Radha and Krishna. How do you celebrate this festival? Write to us at contact@gaatha.co or send us a voice or text message at +91-9850800464 To Listen to the Story of Holi, click below How did you find this story? You can give your feedback by leaving a comment below. You can also leave a review on iTunes (Mac and iPhone users).  Or, you can leave a review on Stitcher Radio. We would appreciate it! You can subscribe to Baalgatha podcast…
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