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.  The wife of a merchant in a town had a baby. The astrologers forecast his future by saying his birth time was inauspicious, so his parents would die soon, he will be poor to begin with, and later will be rich. The merchant hated and threw away the baby. The wife died of the shock of losing the baby. The merchant committed suicide thinking that life without his wife was not much of a life.

2. The king heard of this misfortune and seized the property of the merchant family for lack of relatives. A maid saw the merchant throw the baby in the garbage and checked to see the baby after her work was over and found the baby was breathing. She felt compassion, took the baby home and found a wet nurse to nurse the baby for a fee coming from her meager income.

3. The boy, raised by the maid, grew up under deprived condition. The boy was unhappy with his penury. He reached sixteen years of age, and one night, a Siddhar appeared in his dream. The Siddhar said, "You have to fear no more. Get up before dawn. Clean the entire house. Shear your head clean, take a bath, don clean clothes, apply sacred ash all over your body, take a staff, and wait in the courtyard alone by yourself for six hours. At noon, three will arrive at the house asking for alms. Take your staff and beat them senseless, and immediately they will become three rivers. They will offer you whatever you desire. "

3. The merchant's son woke up, and the Siddhar was not there. He followed the instructions to the letter and waited in the courtyard with a staff. Three beggars came at noon with their begging bowls. The merchant's son charged and beat them senseless, and immediately they turned into three gold statues. The sixteen-year-old took the statues inside the house, offered worship to them, and obtained all the riches he thought and desired.

4. The barber who shaved his head witnessed this event. Immediately, the barber shaved his head and waited in his courtyard with the staff. Three people came asking for arms. The barber beat them with a club, and they ended up dead. The king's guard came and impaled him on a charge of murder. Do nothing without an inquiry.