To celebrate the Chandrayaan-II Mission, gaatha story brings to you stories about moon! These are classic stories from Baalgatha and Fairytales of India Podcasts.
Presenting the Chandrayaan of our stories
Hare on the Moon: Panchatantra Story
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 except the hare who gets some grass. He realises that the grass would not be enough and hence decides to sacrify himself as food. God hears this and takes a form of a beggar and asks him for food. As committed, the hare jumps into fire to sacrify himself but he is unhurt. The hare is surprised by this miracle. The God explains that he was testing his commitment and was impressed with him. The God took the hare along with him and put him on the moon. The moral of the story is good deeds always pays.
From Fairytales of India Podcast
The Boy Who Had a Moon On His Forehead And a Star on His Chin
This is the first of the two part story from Fairytales of India Podcast, 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 audio form through the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast.
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 audio form through the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast.
चाँद पर ख़रगोश जातक कथा The Hare on The Moon (Hindi)
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
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 is all about.
Wondering what Chandrayaan or India’s Mission to the Moon is all about? Visit the Wikipedia page to learn more.