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. One day, a lion went hunting, could not find a quarry, and instead came across a cave. It thought there must be an animal living there. When the animal shows up in its lair, I will kill and eat it. And meanwhile, it hid in a bush.  

  2. After a long wait, it saw a fox was returning to its den. The fox discovered the lion's footprints at the entrance to the cave, soon became over alert, and decided to enter the cave only when it was sure the lion was not inside the cave.  

  3. The fox: "Hey cave, hey cave." 

  4. There was no answer.  

  5. The fox: "Why are you not responding to my call? Hey, cave, hey, cave." 

  6. No response was coming forth from the cave.  

  7. The lion thought the cave spoke in reply to the fox. Because of my presence, it is afraid to talk. 

 8.  Lion: If the cave does not talk, the fox may go back in anger. What am I to do? The lion changed its voice and said, "Why?" 

  9. After it heard the lion's voice, it ran away, thinking it escaped the lion.  

  I10. t is better to investigate before acting.