Once upon a time, a merchant started building a temple in the middle of his garden. He had hired many masons and carpenters to get the work done. In the afternoon, the workers used to take some
Category: Hitopadesha Tales
Hitopadesha is a collection of Sanskrit fables in prose and verse meant as an exposition on statecraft in a format easily digestible for young princes. It is an independent treatment of the Panchatantra, which it resembles in form.
Long time ago, an old merchant lived in a town. He was a widower and found it very difficult to pass his time alone without a companion. So, he decided to marry again.
Many years ago, on the shores of an ocean, lived a pair of Tittibha birds. Once, a female Tittibha bird was about to have her babies. She requested her husband to find a quiet and safe place for her to lay eggs.
Once upon a time there was an old and blind vulture named Taradgava. He lived in a hollow of a tree near the bank of the river. The other vultures would hunt around for food and would usually
Once a lion had made his home in one of the caves near the hills. One day as the lion was resting, a mouse dared to run all over his body and then bit off the ends of the lion’s mane.
In a distant town lived a washerman. He had an ass which had worked for him for many years. Now that it had become old and feeble the washerman had no further use of the ass.