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 snake lived on the banks of a stream full of frogs, desired to eat the frogs to appease its hunger, and planned to look miserable thinking of its ill fate. 


2.      The king of the frogs went on a procession and rode on a riding frog along with its subjects, army, ministers, and the performing and drum-beating frogs.


3.      Looking at the snake in misery, the king frog sent a messenger to find out the problem. 


4.      The messenger went near the snake and challenged it, ̎Who are you? What business do you have here? "


5.      The snake said to the frog messenger, "I am the king of the snakes. Once upon a time, I bit a Muni in meditation with the result the Muni cursed me, "You will carry a frog on your back and receive food from the frog. I am unhappy over the curse I received. Only when the conditions of the curse find fruition I will survive this ordeal. Please tell your king to save me from further danger. I will ever remain his slave."  


6.      The messenger repeated to the king what the frog told him. So the king frog called his stupid prime minister and asked him for his advice. 


7.      The prime minister said, "How could carrying you on the back be such as an easy task for the snake? It will feel it belongs to a higher caste. 


8.      The frog king asked the messenger to bring the snake. 


9.      The frog king said the snake king, "If you carry me daily, I will make one frog available for food for you." 


10. The snake: "Aha, What luck is this? If my curse comes to an end, that will be nice." 


11.  The frog king rode on the snake king. The snake king thought, "My thought and plan came to fruition. All these frogs are for my dining pleasure." The snake king said the frog king, "I will separate from you." The frog king permitted the snake can kill and eat a frog. 


12. Every day, the snake king made its victim happy and ate one at a time. All the frogs except the frog king became its prey one after another. None were free except the king frog. Then only, the frog king realized his mistake and the snake's treachery. 


13.  Seeing the frog king was grieving, the snake king let the frog dismount from his back near its hole. The frog entered its hole; the snake followed the frog into the hole and swallowed it. 


14.    By soliciting and listening to the idiot's counsel, a family will suffer destruction.