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Fairytales of India

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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 times present and beyond. Experience a magical ride with new stories every week!You can now subscribe to Fairytales of India on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Saavn and other fine podcasting sites. We are also available on Storytel App.Would you like to be notified on WhatsApp whenever a new story has been published? To do so, send us a message on WhatsApp at +91-9850800464 or, Visit our Podcast Website (https://gaathastory.com) to learn more.

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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 times present and beyond. Experience a magical ride with new stories every week!You can now subscribe to Fairytales of India on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Saavn and other fine podcasting sites. We are also available on Storytel App.Would you like to be notified on WhatsApp whenever a new story has been published? To do so, send us a message on WhatsApp at +91-9850800464 or, Visit our Podcast Website (https://gaathastory.com) to learn more.

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Like having a bedtime story read to you with each episode

By YouOWNIT - Jul 29 2018
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Love this podcast.... Kamakshi has hit a home run with this podcast.

Adorable!

By N X C - Jul 23 2018
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Well produced and well told! Such a wonderful storytelling podcast. Very relaxing to listen to!

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17 Ratings
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Like having a bedtime story read to you with each episode

By YouOWNIT - Jul 29 2018
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Love this podcast.... Kamakshi has hit a home run with this podcast.

Adorable!

By N X C - Jul 23 2018
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Well produced and well told! Such a wonderful storytelling podcast. Very relaxing to listen to!

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Fairytales of India

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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 times present and beyond. Experience a magical ride with new stories every week!You can now subscribe to Fairytales of India on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Saavn and other fine podcasting sites. We are also available on Storytel App.Would you like to be notified on WhatsApp whenever a new story has been published? To do so, send us a message on WhatsApp at +91-9850800464 or, Visit our Podcast Website (https://gaathastory.com) to learn more.

Rank #1: The Fortune Teller's Son- Part I: The Prophecy

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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 beings from a well. Learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com

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.  Did you like this story? If you we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com

May 02 2017

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Rank #2: A Tale of a Tiger, a Jackal and a Farmer

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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 little tale, which teaches a lesson that one should not stay in the company of cowards, because they will only cause you harm. 

In this story, a tiger first wants to eat the two bullocks of a farmer, but agrees to eat the farmer's cow. Will the farmer be able to protect his cattle? What about the jackal? What does he do? Listen to this story to learn more. 

Parts of this story have been modified and rewritten by Amar Vyas and narrated by Sheearli Biju for gaatha story. For information on the images and the music used int his story, visit gaathastory.com/farmer-tiger

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website.

Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com.

Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites.

You can visit our podcast website mythsandlegendsindia.com to learn more about this show and to learn how you can subscribe.

Aug 14 2018

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Rank #3: A Lac of Rupees For a Piece of Advice

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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 saving his own life! You can learn more about this story by visiting the Podcast page.

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. 

Did you like this story? If yes, then  we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com or by visiting the podcast page.

Apr 10 2017

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Rank #4: How The Prince Married Princess Labam -Part I

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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 and Fairytales of India Podcast. You can learn more about this story by visiting https://mlftpodcast.in/labam

Did you like this story? If you we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com

Apr 14 2017

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Rank #5: The Story of Satyavan and Savitri - A Tale of Love and Dedication

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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 lord of death, and compelled him to bring her husband back to life. Therefore, married women in India observe Vat Savitri Vrat for well-being and long life of their husband. This Vrat, or fast, occurs in the months of May or early June, just before the arrival of the monsoons. Curiously enough, married women in Maharashtra, Gujarat and southern Indian states observe Vat Savitri Vrat 15 days later than that of North Indian women. In 2018, Maharashtra and Karnataka, this ceremony is observed on June 27th, the day we release this episode.

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites. Visit mlftpodcast.in to learn more. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com and we will be happy to talk to you!

You can learn more about the story of Satyavan and Savirti, when it was first recorded, and learn where it supposedly took place; by visiting the gaatha story website.

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Jun 27 2018

21mins

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Rank #6: The Snake Woman and King Ali Mardan

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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 himself from the spell of the snake woman? Listen to this story to find out.

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com ! Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites.

This story has been adapted from Flora Annie Steel's compilation of Tales from India. Parts of this story have been edited and re-written by Amar Vyas for brevity, language and context. This episode has been produced by Gaatha Story

Jul 03 2018

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Rank #7: The Story of Janmashtami and Birth of Lord Krishna

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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 by visiting gathastory.com/janmashtami

Did you like this story? If so, we would love to hear from you. You can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com, or leave a review on your favourite podcast app or site.

You can subscribe to Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit gaathastory.com/mythsandlegends  to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!

Aug 28 2018

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Rank #8: The Boy Who Had A Moon ... Part I

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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 audio form through the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast. 

Did you like this story? If you we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com

Feb 23 2018

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Rank #9: How The Prince Married Princess Labam - Part 2

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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. The King, that is, Princess Labam's father, gives the young price three tasks as a test. In the process, he is aided by his friends. But if the Prince fails even one test, he will be killed. Will the young price pass the tests, or will he be killed?

You can learn more about this story by visiting the podcast website.

This is a classic story from India, 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. Did you like this story? If yes, we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favourite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com

Apr 19 2017

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Rank #10: Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess- Part I

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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 adventures, they reach a place far, far away. They spend the night in the outskirts of a city called the Ivory City. There, the two friends learn about the Fairy Princess. The Prince is enamored by her, and wants to meet her.

What happens next? Listen to this story to learn more. You can visit gaathastory.com/ivory-city-and-its-fairy-princess to learn more about this story.

If you liked this story, we would love to hear from you! You can write to us at contact@gaathastory.com or leave a review at your favourite podcasting website or app.

Jun 07 2018

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Rank #11: Ivory City and its Fairy Princess - Part II

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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…

Listen to this story to learn more. You can visit gaathastory.com/ivory-city-and-its-fairy-princess to learn more about this story.

If you liked this story, we would love to hear from you! You can write to us at contact@gaathastory.com or leave a review at your favourite podcasting website or app.

Jun 13 2018

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Rank #12: Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar - Part I

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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 Dantal. Listen to Lalli's adventures as she spends not one, not two but Twenty Four Years in the search of Prince Kumar. In the process, she travels in the stomach of a Large Rohu fish! Will she meet Prince Kumar? Will Lalli and Kumar get married and live happily ever after? Listen to this story to learn more.

This story was sourced from public domain sources, including Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. Many parts of this story have been modified for context and simplicity of language. You can learn more about the revised version at mlftpodcast.in/loving-lalli .

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites. Visit mlftpodcast.in/subscribe to learn more. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com and we will be happy to talk to you!

Image source: Pixibay, used under Creative commons CC0 license. Story narrated by Sheerali Biju. This story was edited and reweritten by Amar Vyas and produced by Gaatha Story

Jun 21 2018

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Rank #13: Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar- Part II

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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 scary looking? Or will he recognize her as Lalli and marry her again? Will the two get together once more? Listen to this story to find out more.

This story was sourced from public domain sources, including Indian Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. Many parts of this story have been modified for context and simplicity of language.

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites. Visit mlftpodcast.in to learn more. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com and we will be happy to talk to you!

Jun 25 2018

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Rank #14: The Story of of Lord Ganesh .. on Ganesh Chaturthi

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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 published on Baalgatha Podcast and was loved by our listeners. We think you will like it too!

You can listen and subscribe to Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Saavn App and now on Google Podcasts. Visit gaathastory.com/mythsandlegends to learn more. Form there, you can also leave us a review on your favourite podcasting app or site, we will greatly appreciate it!

Sep 11 2018

18mins

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Rank #15: The Son of Seven Queens

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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 India to learn more. Originally translated by Joseph Jacobs in his book Indian Fairy Tales.

This story has been produced by Gaatha Story for the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast, narrated by Sheerali Biju and Edited by Krishnadas. Parts of this story have been revised for brevity, context and language by Amar Vyas. You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/the-son-of-seven-queens

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com ! Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites.

Jul 17 2018

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Rank #16: The Fortune Teller's Son- Part II: The Prophecy Comes True

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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 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. Did you like this story? If you we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com or by visiting gaathastory.com

Dec 25 2017

19mins

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Rank #17: The King of Crocodiles and the Farmer's Daughter

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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 farmer was to to marry his daughter to him, the farmer would be spared.

However, he cannot really do so because his daughter is about to get married. In the end, will the farmer agree to this proposal? What happens to the daughter?Listen to this story to learn more. This is a classic story from the Tales of Punjab, edited and rewritten by Amar Vyas.

You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/king-of-crocodiles.

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com. Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites. You can visit our podcast website mythsandlegendsindia.com to learn more about this show and to learn how you can subscribe.

Aug 02 2018

19mins

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Rank #18: The Charmed Ring

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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 Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast. 

Did you like this story? If you we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com

May 03 2018

24mins

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Rank #19: Revenge, or Forgiveness? The Prince Must Make a Choice

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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 Brahmadatta, the King of Varanasi, conquers the neighboring kingdom of Kosal. Ultimately he puts the King and Queen of Kosal to death. Their son, Prince Dighavu, decides to avenge his parents' death. Will he succeed in his mission? Listen to this story which has an important learning for all : should we let our anger get the better of us?

You can learn more about this story by visiting gaathastory.com/prince-makes-choice

If you like this story, please leave a review on your favourite podcasting app or website. Or, you can write to us at contact at gaathastory dot com ! Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast, BookMyShow Jukebox, and other fine podcasting sites. You can visit our podcast website mythsandlegendsindia.com to learn more.

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #20: Punchkin The Magician- Part III

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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 love? 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 Fairytales of India Podcast.

Did you like this story? If you we would love to hear from you! You can leave a review for us on your favorite podcasting app or write to us at contact@gaathastory.com

May 31 2018

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