Fairytales of India

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.


The story of Dhruv -The Pole Star
Dec 10 • 13 min
The story of how the Prince Dhruv did penance to impress Lord Vishnu and got the boon…to be the Star in the sky. The name of the star is Pole Star
The Birth of Ashtika
Dec 3 • 12 min
The story of how Ashtika was born …son of Jaratkaru and Jaratkaru….(imagine both the parents having the same name). A legend was born to save the snakes from the great Janmajaya’s snake -sacrifice, is he successful?
Janmajaya’s Snake Sacrifice
Nov 26 • 18 min
King Janamejaya was a great king who decides to perform the greatest snake sacrifice … isn’t it a unique sacrifice? Why does he decide to do that? Is he successful? Let’s listen now…
Churning of the Ocean
Nov 19 • 13 min
The samudra Manthana (i.e churning of the Oceans ) explains the origin of Amrit , the nectar of immortality. For this mission..the Devas and Asuras unite and decide to divide the Amrit equally among them…But are they successful…listen to this story now…
The Farmer and the Moneylender
Nov 13 • 9 min
There was once a farmer named Bhikhu who suffered much due to a money- lender. Inspite of the harvest being good or bad, he was always poor and the money-lender rich. What does the farmer do next to change the situation and become rich? Is he successful…
The Curse of Parikshit
Nov 5 • 19 min
King Parikshit was the son of Abhimanyu and grandson of Arjun. He was a just King but he made one mistake due to which he was cursed and his death was inevitable in next 7 days. What did he do and how can he be saved? Listen to the story now….
Bholu The Monkey Boy
Oct 29 • 30 min
Bholu who is born like a monkey …is raised by his mother but disliked by his siblings and relatives. He starts farming in the forest along with his brothers…what happens next? Listen to the story now to learn more. This story was narrated by Sheerali Biju…
Ranavir Singh and Prince Sundar - Part IV
Oct 22 • 24 min
Ranavir Singh and Prince Sundar - Part III
Oct 15 • 20 min
Ranavir Singh Prince Sundar- Part II
Oct 8 • 21 min
Ranavir Singh and Prince Sundar - Part I
Oct 1 • 21 min
The Legend of Nalayini
Aug 27 • 19 min
This episode is a preview of the Legends of India podcast which will be launched by gaatha story in very soon.
The Woman Who Worshipped The Sun
Aug 2 • 16 min
The Story of Satyavan and Savitri (Repost)
Jun 11 • 21 min
We had published this story last year and The Story of Satyavan and Savirti remains one of the most popular and most listened to stories on Fairytales of India Podcast. We are excited to bring this story to you again on occasion of Vata Savitri Festival…
Is it a Jackal, or a Tiger? Part II
Jun 4 • 28 min
Listen to Part II of this two part story from Northern India, about a King who abandons his beloved Queen over a wager. The Queen gives birth to a young prince who sets off on his life of adventures.
Is it a Jackal, or a Tiger? Part I
May 28 • 27 min
Listen to Part I of this two part story from Northern India, about a King who abandons his beloved Queen over a wager. The Queen gives birth to a young prince who sets off on his life of adventures.
The King Who Tried to Conquer Fate- Part II
May 21 • 29 min
The King Who Tried To Conquer Fate - Part I
May 14 • 28 min
In the first of this two part story from Northern India, listen how King Anangpal meets an old Sadhu in a forest. The Sadhu’s prophecy shocks the King, and he decides to act on it. In this process, he ends up killing an innocent woman and leaves her…
The Legend of Raja Rasalu- Part III
May 7 • 25 min
Listen to the Third and the concluding part of the story The Legend of Raja Rasalu, where he returns to his father’s Kingdom. Will he lead a life Happily ever after? You can subscribe to Fairytales of India Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Deezer,…
The Legend of Raja Rasalu- Part II
Apr 30 • 28 min
Listen to the second of three part series about Raja Rasalu. Learn how he meets seventy maidens, and how he defeats King Sarkap in a game of Chaupad. The adventures of Raja Rasalu do not end there, and we are confident that you will like to know find what…
The Legend of Raja Rasalu- Part I
Apr 23 • 24 min
The Legend of Raja Rasalu is a tale from Northern India, set in what is now known as Sialkot in Pakistan. This is a tale of bravery and adventure. Originally an eight part story, we have combined the different stories to form a single narrative for your…
Hanuman Jayanti and Birth of Lord Hanuman
Apr 16 • 23 min
On occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the birth day of Lord Hanuman, we are super excited to publish this episode about the Birth of Hanuman. Do you know the story behind his birth, and how it is related to the birth of Lord Ram? This story has some interesting…
The Magical Ring
Apr 9 • 25 min
We bring you this story from our archives.
The Jeweled Arrow: Part III The Conclusion
Apr 2 • 26 min
Learn how Prince Shringabhuja finally overcomes all his hurdles, rescues his lady love, and become King Shringabhuja! sThis story was obtained from public domain sources, but has been revised and rewritten by Amar Vyas and narrated by Sheerali Biju for…
The Jeweled Arrow-Part II
Mar 26 • 28 min
Listen to Part II of this three part story. Prince Shringabhuja is sent into exile by his father, and the young prince being s a series of adventures. Along the way, he sees a beautiful girl named Roopshikha. Will she be his lady love? Listen to learn…
The Jeweled Arrow- Part I
Mar 19 • 24 min
Listen to Part I of the three part Story- The Jeweled Arrow. This is the tale about a King who has a wicked wife called Gunavarna, a magician who has a beautiful daughter, and the adventures of a young Prince Shringabhuja. And how does the Jeweled Arrow…
Vikram The Brave Warrior
Mar 12 • 27 min
The Crow and His Three Friends
Mar 5 • 36 min
This is the story of an old and lonely crow and how he makes friends - a deer, a tortoise, and a mouse. The four creatures live happily in a forest along the banks of a river. Until one day, when the deer gets caught in a hunter’s net. What happens next?…
Why did the fish laugh?
Feb 26 • 22 min
The Three Dangers Faced By King Alakesh- Part II
Feb 19 • 28 min
The Three Dangers Faced By King Alakesh- Part I
Feb 12 • 27 min
The Faithful Prince- Part II
Feb 4 • 25 min
Listen to Second and concluding part of this story about Prince Beharamji and his adventures as he meets his lady love, but loses his Kingdom and is forced to live in the woods as a hunter. Will he be able to regain his Kingdom? Or will he encounter…
The Faithful Prince- Part I
Jan 29 • 24 min
Listen to Part One of this Two Part story form Northern India. The Faithful Prince is a story about Prince Beharamji and his beautiful wife, who meet under the most unusual circumstances. The Prince then meets with a series of challenges, including losing…
The Story of Princess Aubergine
Jan 22 • 28 min
The Barber’s Clever Wife
Jan 15 • 33 min
The Barber’s Clever Wife is the tale of the wit, presence of mind, and bravery of a woman who happens to be married to a barber. Listen to this tale to learn how she outwits a gang of robbers and has them arrested. This story is nearly identical to…
The Bear’s Bad Bargain
Jan 7 • 19 min
In this hillarious tale, an old man meets a bear in a forest and the bear agrees to carry a load of wood to the man’s house in exchange for some tasty food. But do the humans honor their share of the deal? Or will they take advantage of the bear’s…
Princess Pepperina
Jan 1 • 24 min
Listen to the first story of the New Year from Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India Podcast: Princess Pepperina. She is raised by a magician, marries a King who ends up losing her, and then… But before that you may wonder, why was she called Princess…
The Merchant of Seri (The Story of Two Merchants)
Dec 25, 2018 • 15 min
This is a story from Jataka Tales about two merchants, and is known as The Merchant of Seri or The Story of Two Merchants. The story goes as follows: once upon a time, there were two merchants in a village. One of them was kind hearted and honest, while…
Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part IV
Dec 18, 2018 • 18 min
In this Fourth and concluding part of this story, we learn how Sher Singh and his three friends- Ram Singh, Bhairav Singh and Sajjan face the magician Poorak. Will they be able to defeat the evil magician and rescue Princess Swati? Visit…
Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part III
Dec 11, 2018 • 21 min
In Part II we learnt that Poorak the Magician was about to reveal a secret to Princess Swati. Listen to this third part in the series to learn how the young Prince Sher Singh is trapped and his friends Bahravsingh, Ramsingh and Sajjan come to his aid.…
Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part II
Dec 4, 2018 • 22 min
This week we bring to you Part II of the Four Part series: Prince Sher Singh and His Three Friends. Sher Singh continues on his journey, having ensured that his three companions: Bhairavsingh, Ramsingh and Sajjan have each been rewarded with a Kingdom,…
Prince Shersingh and his Three Friends- Part I
Nov 27, 2018 • 21 min
This week we bring to you Part I of this Four part series, Prince Sher Singh and His Three Friends. Listen to the tales of adventure, bravery, and intelligence in this first part, as Sher Singh sets off on a journey with is friends Bhairavsingh, Ramsingh…
How A Wise Minister OutWitted An Angry King
Nov 20, 2018 • 27 min
The Legend of Moti- Part II
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 min
The Legend of Moti- Part I
Nov 6, 2018 • 19 min
The Merchant’s Three Daughters
Oct 31, 2018 • 32 min
Chandralekha and the Eight Robbers- Part II
Oct 24, 2018 • 35 min
Chandralekha And The Eight Robbers - Part I
Oct 17, 2018 • 25 min
The Ruby Prince
Oct 9, 2018 • 24 min
The Ruby Prince is the story of love, loss and regaining what is lost. A poor brahman once finds a ruby while walking down a street. He exchanges the Ruby for gold coins with the King, who in turns asks his Queen to store the ruby carefully. To her…
The Fish Prince
Oct 3, 2018 • 17 min
Prince Adhura… The Half Prince
Sep 26, 2018 • 30 min
Prince Adhura, or the Half Prince, is a delightful little tale of a Prince who was half-born. He had one hand, one leg, one eye, and… you get the picture. His step brothers - the other princes in the palace, always make fun of him, and are so jealous of…
The story of a Beggar, his Wife, and Five Pancakes
Sep 18, 2018 • 15 min
This is a delightful little tale from Southern India, about a beggar, his wife, and their love for pancakes or Dosas. Once, a beggar’s wife makes five pancakes for their meal. The husband and wife eat two dosas (pancakes) each, but they are unable to…
The Story of of Lord Ganesh .. on Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 11, 2018 • 18 min
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…
A Lesson for Kings: How The Virtuous are Respected
Sep 6, 2018 • 13 min
The Story of Janmashtami and Birth of Lord Krishna
Aug 28, 2018 • 22 min
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…
The Story of Peasie and Beansie
Aug 22, 2018 • 17 min
A Tale of a Tiger, a Jackal and a Farmer
Aug 14, 2018 • 17 min
The Story of Gundappa The Brahman
Aug 7, 2018 • 24 min
The King of Crocodiles and the Farmer’s Daughter
Aug 1, 2018 • 19 min
Revenge, or Forgiveness? The Prince Must Make a Choice
Jul 23, 2018 • 18 min
The Son of Seven Queens
Jul 16, 2018 • 30 min
The Little Anklebone- The Story of a Boy And a Wolf
Jul 9, 2018 • 15 min
Once upon a time, there was a little boy. He had lost his parents; so he went to live with his Auntie, and she set him to herd the sheep. All day long the little fellow wandered barefoot through the pathless plains, tending his flock, and playing his tiny…
The Snake Woman and King Ali Mardan
Jul 2, 2018 • 20 min
The Story of Satyavan and Savitri - A Tale of Love and Dedication
Jun 27, 2018 • 21 min
Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar- Part II
Jun 25, 2018 • 20 min
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?…
Loving Lalli and Prince Kumar - Part I
Jun 21, 2018 • 19 min
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…
Ivory City and its Fairy Princess - Part II
Jun 12, 2018 • 23 min
Ivory City and Its Fairy Princess- Part I
Jun 6, 2018 • 22 min
Punchkin The Magician- Part III
May 31, 2018 • 13 min
Punchkin The Magician- Part II
May 24, 2018 • 16 min
Punchkin The Magician - Part I
May 17, 2018 • 18 min
Listen to Part I of the three part story about Punchkin The Magician. 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…
The Story of Harisarman
May 10, 2018 • 12 min
The story of Harisarman tells us how sometimes fate intervenes and comes to our rescue. This humourous 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…
The Charmed Ring
May 3, 2018 • 24 min
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…
The Boy Who Had A Moon … Part II
Apr 28, 2018 • 19 min
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…
The Boy Who Had A Moon … Part I
Feb 23, 2018 • 17 min
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…
The Fortune Teller’s Son- Part II: The Prophecy Comes True
Dec 25, 2017 • 19 min
The Fortune Teller’s Son- Part I: The Prophecy
May 2, 2017 • 22 min
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…
How The Prince Married Princess Labam - Part 2
Apr 19, 2017 • 16 min
How The Prince Married Princess Labam -Part I
Apr 14, 2017 • 20 min
A Lac of Rupees For a Piece of Advice
Apr 9, 2017 • 19 min
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…
The Magic Fiddle: The story of Girl with Seven Brothers
Apr 9, 2017 • 12 min
This is a folktale from India, about a girl who has seven brothers. The wives of the seven brothers get the girl killed, and she is reborn as a bamboo shoot. She is made into a flute by a Fakir. Listen to this story to learn what happens next. This story…
Introducing the Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India
Apr 7, 2017 • 8 min
We are super excited to introduce our new podcast Myths, Legends and Fairytales of India. In this episode, we are including a sample from this podcast, that is, a snippet from the story The Son of Seven Queens. Hope you will like it! Myths, Legends and…