Sunday, October 14, 2007

Panchatantra

I was searching for some of the old things I like to do. One of which was reading, not even reading watching Panchatantra ke khaani. Most of the stories are simple awesome. It is one of the oldest stories known in the literature of India, probably as old as Rig-veda. We almost lost the original script of Panchatantra. But then there was a brahmin Vishnu Sharma who had re-originated it for the dump sons of a King. As the King's Son were all useless :D, he used to pass the wisdom in the form of fables. Pancha means five and this story set illustrated five principle for success in live, that is

- Mitra Bhedha
- Mitra Laabha
- Suhrudbheda
- Vigraha
- Sandhi


means Loss of friends, Gaining friends, Conflict between friends, Separation and Union. (Not impressed with the definition of five :-| )

I got even the list of stories on net but in English, still searching for Hindi version: http://www.bharatadesam.com/literature/panchatantra_stories/tales_of_panchatantra.php

4 comments:

ubuntu said...

vkc, last year i found "betal pachisi" on the net in hindi , i had posted the lonk on one of my blogs. You can access it here

http://hsonline.wordpress.com

It has few stories of panchtantra too
Enjoy

ubuntu said...

vkc, read my latest post , u'll like it

Vaibhav said...

ah thank you sir.

Sujata said...

I loved Panchatantra once upon a time...it had so much to teach.