Panchatantra Stories  
பஞ்சதந்திரம் pañca-tantiram , n. pañcan +. The Tamil version of Pañca-tantra consisting of five books, viz., mittira-pētam, cukirl- lāpam, canti-vikkirakam, artta-nācam, acampirēṭciya-kārittuvam; மித்திரபேதம், சுகிர்ல்லாபம், சந்திவிக்கிரகம், அர்த்தநாசம், அசம்பிரேட்சியகாரித்து வம் என ஐம்பகுதியுடையதாய்த் தமிழில் மொழிபெயர்க் கப்பட்ட நூல்.
1. மித்திரபேதம் = mittira-pētam = Sowing discord among friends.
2. சுகிர்ல்லாபம் = cukir-l-lāpam = the acquisition of friends.
3. சந்திவிக்கிரகம் canti-vikkirakam  = Associating with a foe with a view to ruin him.
4. அர்த்தநாசம் artta-nācam  = Loss of wealth.
5. அசம்பிரேட்சியகாரித்துவம் a-campirēṭciya-kārittuvam , n. a-sam-prēkṣya-kāri-tva. Action without forethought.
Inspiration: N.Natchiyappan

1.  A hunter, looking for a game, was wandering empty-handed for days. He noticed a deer. He ran after it, aimed an arrow, killed it, and carried it on his shoulders towards his village. He saw a big wild boar. Instead of being satisfied with the dead dear on his shoulders, he wanted to take the boar home, thinking the boar would give him two more days of feasting. He aimed his arrow at the boar, which charged on the hunter, killed him, and still later sustained death.

 2. A fox came that way, saw the dead man and the dead wild boar. Thinking it found three days’ worth of meals, the fox bit on the taut string with the result, the bow expanded, and the tip of the lower limb of the bow pierced deep into the abdomen of the fox, killing it. 

 3. Excessive desire brings calamity.