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Akbar Birbal Stories- Hindi Moral Tales

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Jalal-ud-din-Mohammad Akbar, also known as Akbar, was one of the most famous Mughal kings and he reigned India during the 16th century. Akbar, unlike other Mughal emperors, was keen to have talented people in his court irrespective of their religion. He had nine gems in his court and amongst them, Birbal was widely considered the most intelligent. A Brahmin by birth, Birbal’s original name was Mahesh Das and he met Akbar first time when he helped Akbar and his courtiers find the way back to their kingdom after having lost their way while on a hunting trip. Akbar and Birbal’s friendship lasted for 30 years before Birbal became a casualty of a war with North West tribes and it is said that Akbar went into a deep mourning for 2 days on hearing this and didn’t eat any food. Numerous Akbar Birbal stories from this time have been passed on from one generation to another in which Akbar will test Birbal’s skills by throwing him into tricky situations and Birbal had to use his wit to get out of them. Chimes Radio brings a collection of such bedtime stories for kids to enjoy. Each audio story while having a touch of fun also has a strong moral lesson for children.   For more kid's podcasts and 24x7 web radio, download the free 'Chimes Radio' apps from Apple and Google App Stores. www.chimesradio.com  https://www.facebook.com/chimesradio/  https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/  https://twitter.com/ChimesRadio

The Pilgrimage (तीर्थ यात्रा)
10-03-2021
The Pilgrimage (तीर्थ यात्रा)
Once there lived a poor woman who used to cook for other people to earn money. Every month, she used to save a certain portion of her money so that she could have a peaceful life in the future. Her earnings were very dear to her. One day a few of her known people decided to go on a pilgrimage. She decided to join them in the journey but was worried about her small fortune. Neither did she want to carry so much money nor leave it unattended. The poor lady finally decided to seek help from a sage. Sage declined to have to do anything with it but when she persisted, he asked her to bury it in his ashram with a warning that he is not responsible for it.  After burying the money, she left for the pilgrimage On her return, she went straight to the sage in his “ashram” to get her money back but was stunned to find nothing upon digging the place where she hid it. Money was nowhere to be found. She could not blame the sage as he had already renounced himself from having to do anything with it, so she sought help from Birbal. After listening to her story Birbal made a plan and sent two of his guards to the sage to seek help with their wealth and in turn got the poor lady her money back.  If you like the show, support us by becoming a patron on this link:   Visit our website to know more:    All podcast listening links: with us on our social handles to get all content updates:    the show: omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Three Idols (तीन मूर्तियां)
02-02-2021
The Three Idols (तीन मूर्तियां)
Everyone is aware of Birbal’s intelligence and wise decisions. But when the King of Iran came to know about Birbal, he decided to test him. The king sent three idols to the court of Akbar. The idols were exactly identicals to look at. There was a letter attached to them where the king mentioned, “ Emperor Akbar, among the three idols, identify and label the good one, the beautiful one and the bad one and then sent it back to me. Or else accept your failure.” It was a difficult task to complete as all the idols looked exactly the same. After a long time, Akbar decided to summon Birbal for help. He explained the entire trivia to him. Birbal took the idols with him and asked for a day to solve this puzzle. The next day when Birbal came back to the court, Akbar asked him for the answers, the good, the bad, and the most beautiful. Birbal explained his examination and informed Akbar that all the three idols have a small hole in their ear. In the case of the first idol, the hole leads to the mouth. In the second idol, it leads to the other ear and in the case of the third one, it leads to the stomach but gets stuck there. So in conclusion, the first one is the bad one, the second one is neutral and the third one is the best. He further explained the hidden meaning of each idol to all the people of the court and once again proved to be the wisest of all. The three idols were then labeled and sent back to the King of Iran. The impressed king sent a letter complimenting Emperor Akbar and his wise gem Birbal. If you like the show, support us by becoming a patron on this link:   Visit our website to know more:    All podcast listening links: with us on our social handles to get all content updates:    the show: omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ghee Ka Vyapari (घी का व्यापारी)
16-01-2021
Ghee Ka Vyapari (घी का व्यापारी)
One day two businessmen named Sevamal and Mandbudh came to Akbar's court seeking for a resolution to their dispute. Sevamal complained that last month, he had lent Mandbudh some money but now Mandbudh is refusing to pay him back. He complained that, in fact, Mandbudh is disagreeing with the fact of ever taking money from him. Akbar asked Mandbudh his part of the story and Mandbudh told that Sevamal is just lying and trying to hurt his business. Akbar then asked Birbal to get to the conclusion of the matter and to find out who is lying. Birbal heard the story from both sides and then decides to visit the market to know more about them. He sent his servant to the market and on his return, he tells Birbal that everyone considers Sevamal to be a very humble man whereas Mandbudh is a clever and selfish person. Birbal then gets an idea and asks his servant again to put one gold coin each in two separate bowls of ghee and then to sell it to both Sevamal and Mandbudh. The next day Akbar declares Mandbudh as the real culprit as he never returned the gold coin but Sevamal being a humble person returned it which proves that Mandbudh is a liar and is capable of committing a false deed. Akbar then punishes Mandbudh and orders him to give back the money. If you like the show, support us by becoming a patron on this link:   Visit our website to know more:    All podcast listening links: with us on our social handles to get all content updates:    the show: omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bail Ka Doodh (बैल का दूध)
12-12-2020
Bail Ka Doodh (बैल का दूध)
One evening, when Akbar and Birbal were sitting together in the garden, Akbar requested Birbal to get him ox milk as it is required to prepare some medicine. Birbal understood that Akbar is trying to fool him but Birbal being Birbal assured Akbar that he would get it for him. On returning home, Birbal was trying to figure out the solution but could barely think of one. Then his daughter on hearing the story promised Birbal that Akbar would get his answer in a week.  Two days later Birbal's daughter came up with a solution. In the middle of the night, she took a pile of clothes and went near the river to wash them. She started beating and washing the clothes so loudly that Akbar, who lived near the river, woke up and ordered his guards to check what was the matter. The guards then asked her to come along with them to the court where the girl explained her misery. She said that her father gave birth to a baby and she was busy all day looking after them,  so she had no time to wash clothes during the day. Akbar furiously questioned her that how can any man give birth to a baby. Birbal's daughter taking the advantage of the situation asked Akbar rhetorically how can an ox produce milk then? Akbar understood his mistake and happily rewarded Birbal's daughter.   If you like the show, support us by becoming a patron on this link:   Visit our website to know more:    All podcast listening links: with us on our social handles to get all content updates:    the show: omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Way To Heaven (स्वर्ग का रास्ता)
19-11-2020
The Way To Heaven (स्वर्ग का रास्ता)
Akbar once was having a conversation with his barber Karim. Karim asked Akbar a question as if he has heard any news of his ancestors from heaver ever. Akbar was confused as to how something like that could be possible and Karim told him that Brahmins like Birbal have special powers to go to heaven and return back. Akbar then went to enquire from Birbal if that was possible and he immediately understood the plot to get rid of him. Birbal agrees with this and said he will need 6 months and some money to do so. Using time and money, Birbal dug a secret tunnel from cremation ground all the way to his home. On the selected day, he secretly slipped back to his house. Then after a few months, he presented himself in front of the Emperor. Akbar was very pleased to see him and Birbal told him that he met his father in heaven. His father was very happy there but he had complained of not having any good barbers in heaven and have thus requested for the royal barber to be sent to heaven. Poor Karim was this stuck in his own net and finally had to spill the beans as to how some other courtiers have allured him into this plot to get rid of Birbal. Akbar was also ashamed to hear this all and rewarded Birbal for his cleverness and wisdom.   If you like the show, support us by becoming a patron on this link:   Visit our website to know more:    All podcast listening links: with us on our social handles to get all content updates:    the show: omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Badshah Ka Mulya (बादशाह का मूल्य)
09-11-2020
Badshah Ka Mulya (बादशाह का मूल्य)
One day a minister in Akbar's court brought up quite a weird topic. He came across a person in the market who used to work as a servant in a rich person's house but was asked to leave by his master because he considered his servant to be a fool. The servant polity left, but before leaving, he mentioned to his master that the master doesn’t know how to value a person. Upon hearing this everyone present in the court got very confused. They all wondered how can a person's value be measured. Therefore everyone requested Akbar to find a solution to this confusion. In the next meeting, Akbar decided to take an example of himself and asked everyone what do they think of Akbar's value. Birbal as always had a solution and thus recommended Akbar to call all the jewellers and money lenders of his kingdom. Akbar asked the same question to them and gave them a time of 15 days to properly evaluate his own value. He even asked Birbal to accompany them for 15 days. After the stipulate time, everyone again came back to the court. The head of the jewellers ordered for scales and asked Akbar to sit on one side wherein on the other side he started to place gold coins. Suddenly one jeweller from the crowd started shouting "Got it! Got it!" which made Akbar very angry. He angrily responded, "Is my worth equal to just one gold coin?" Then the jeweller explained that the gold coin is not any ordinary one. Just like Akbar is the king, similarly that gold coin is special and greatest of all. This made Akbar so happy that he rewarded the jewellers with big prizes.   If you like the show, support us by becoming a patron on this link:   Visit our website to know more:    All podcast listening links: with us on our social handles to get all content updates:    the show: omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.