Deepavali, the festival of "rows of lights" (Deep =
Lamp, Vali =Array), is one of the most important of all Hindu
festivals. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh and
Jain faiths. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is
by far the most glamorous and important.........
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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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