On the fifth day of the dark half of Phalgun the feast of Color
is celebrated. The festival marks the end of the year according
to the Indian calendar, and the spirit of festivity is alive in
every Hindu household. It is celebrated throughout India in
early spring with cheer and gaiety. Holi comes when the cold
winter months give way to summer. It takes place over two days
around late February or March..............
Stories for Kids
Panchatantra is a Sanskrit word which means "Five principles." The original
Sanskrit text of "Panchatantra" was written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma around
200 BC, and contained a collection of popular tales. The Panchatantra
stories are fables based mostly on animals which always end with a moral.
The Panchatantra is the oldest collection of Indian fables surviving today.
Panchatantra, consists of five books of animal fables and magic tales. Each
of these stories have a moral that continues to be relevant to this day. The
five principles are :
Mitra Bhedha (The Loss of Friends)
Mitra Laabha (Gaining Friends)
Suhrudbheda (Causing Dissension Between Friends)
Here we bring u a collection of these tales in both Hindi and English text :
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