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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Onakke Obavva’s Bravery : How To Overcame A Powerful Enemy Using  Presence of Mind

Onakke Obavva’s Bravery : How To Overcame A Powerful Enemy Using Presence of Mind

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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 who fought the forces of Hyder Ali single-handedly with a pestle (Onake) in the kingdom of Chitradurga of Karnataka, India. She is regarded as the foremost women warriors and patriots. (Wikipedia) You can listen to the Onakke Obavva's by clicking below Read about Obavva below, or about the entire incident on Wikipedia. During the reign of Madakari Nayaka, the city of Chitradurga was besieged by the troops of Hyder Ali. A chance sighting of someone entering the Chitradurga fort through a hole in the rocks led to a…
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The Battle of Birds and Animals (Hindi) पक्षी और जनवरो की लड़ाई

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

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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। यह कहानी अंग्रेज़ी में हम The Selfish Bats इस नाम से प्रकाशित कर चुके है। This is the story involving birds, animals, and the bats. There is a war between birds and animals, and the bats decide that they will support the winning party. In the end, the birds and animals sign a truce and the birds are forced to hide in the caves. This story teaches us a moral that we should not try to waiver in our decision. The English version of this story was published on Baalgatha as The Selfish Bats. कहानी को सुनने…
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The Story of Veer Savarkar: How a Pen is Mightier Than a Sword

The Story of Veer Savarkar: How a Pen is Mightier Than a Sword

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Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966) was an Indian pro-independence activist, lawyer, politician, poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture and he wrote the book Indian War of Independence. Listen to his story by clicking 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. Image Source: Storyweaver. Music: Bensound. Sound effects: Soundbible About Baalgatha Baalgatha means childrens’ stories. Each week, we will bring you two…
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The Story of Shiva and Mahashivratri

The Story of Shiva and Mahashivratri

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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 Shivlinga. In the second story, we narrate how Shiva settled a dispute between Brahma and Vishnu. You can listen to this story by clicking 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…
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