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Short Story in Hindi – King and foolish Monkey Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Hindi Language

Today, I will present you another fable from a very famous series of animal fables from ancient India which is called Panchatantra (पञ्चतन्त्र – Five Principles) that we discussed in previous post on short stories. What amaze me the most about these over 2 thousand year stories is, 1) human behavior and nature is well portrayed through the selected animal characters in each tale 2) the teachings are still applicable to the present day world.

I have selected an interesting story to hone your vocabulary and even the moral of story is good, which tell that there is no goodness or advantage in employing a foolish servant. One day or another, he or she will do more harm than all good service combined.

As usual, I have provided the vocabulary at the bottom for your reference. So, let’s begin the story.

एक समय की बात है, एक राजा ने एक पालतू बन्दर को अपने सेवक के रूप में रखा हुआ था। जहाँ – जहाँ राजा जाता, वह बन्दर भी उसके साथ जाता। राजा के दरबार में उस बन्दर को राजा का पालतू होने के कारण कोई रोक – टोक नहीं थी। एक गर्मी के मौसम के दिन राजा अपने शयन पर विश्राम कर रहा था। वह बन्दर भी शयन के पास बैठ कर राजा को एक पंखे से हवा कर रहा था। तभी एक मक्खी आई और राजा की छाती पर आकर
बैठ गयी। जब बन्दर ने उस मक्खी को बैठा देखा तो उसने उसे उड़ाने का प्रयास किया। हर बार वो मक्खी उड़ती और थोड़ी देर बाद फिर राजा की छाती पर आ कर बैठ जाती। यह देख कर बन्दर गुस्से से लाल हो गया। गुस्से में उसने मक्खी को मारने की ठानी। फिर वो बन्दर मक्खी को मारने के लिए हथियार ढूडने लगा। कुछ दूर ही उसे राजा की तलवार दिखाई दी। उसने वो तलवार उठाई और गुस्से में मक्खी को मारने के लिए पूरे बल से तलवार राजा की छाती पर मार दी। इससे पहले की तलवार मक्खी को लगती, मक्खी वहाँ से उड़ गयी। बन्दर के बल से किये गए वार से मक्खी तो नहीं मरी मगर उससे राजा की मृत्यु अवश्य हो गयी।

इसलिए कहते है कि मूर्ख को अपना सेवक बनाने में कोई भलाई नहीं!


शब्दावली – Vocabulary :1. समय – samay – time
2. बात – baat – thing, matter
3. राजा – raja – King
4. पालतू – paaltu – Pet
5. बन्दर – bandar – Monkey
6. सेवक – sevak – Servant
7. रूप – roop – in form of
8. जहाँ – जहाँ (pair words) – jahan – jahan – wherever
9. दरबार – darbaar – king’s court
10. कारण – karan – reason, ground
11 .रोक – टोक – rauk – tauk – hindrance
12. गर्मी – garmi – heat, summer
13. मौसम – mausam – season
14. दिन – din – day
15. शयन – shyan – bed
16. विश्राम – vishram – rest
17. पंखा – pankhan – fan
18. हवा – hawaa – air
19. मक्खी – makkhi – fly
20. छाती – chaati – chest
21. गुस्से से लाल होना (adverb) – gusse se lal hona – to become very angry
22. मारना – maarna – to kill
23. ठानना – thanna – to decide
24. हथियार – hathiyaar – weapon
25. दूर – dur – far
26. तलवार – talvaar – sword
27. बल – bal- might, force
28. मृत्यु – marityu – death
29. अवश्य – avashya – sure
30. मूर्ख – murkh – fool, stupid, idiot etc
31. भलाई – bhalaayi – goodness, well being

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Nitin Kumar is a native Hindi speaker from New Delhi, India. His education qualification include Masters in Robotics and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Currently, he is working in the Research and Development in Robotics in Germany. He is avid language learner with varied level of proficiency in English, German, Spanish, and Japanese. He wish to learn French one day. His passion for languages motivated him to share his mother tongue, Hindi, and culture and traditions associated with its speakers. He has been working with Transparent Language since 2010 and has written over 430 blogs on various topics on Hindi language and India, its culture and traditions. He is also the Administrator for Hindi Facebook page which has a community of over 330,000 members.


  1. divya:

    Nice.. I don’t know Hindi…. but I understood through ur words which are given below… very nice

  2. Meaww:

    Thank you very much I needed a story for my project keep up the good work

  3. pranavi:

    It is a amazing story

  4. sam:

    very nice story. please please write a moral story on andho mai kana raja please

  5. sam:

    very nice story. please write a moral story on andho mai kana raja

  6. chitra arya:

    love this story….. ☺

  7. Roshni:

    Really this story is interesting! !!

  8. vikram:

    very nice story

  9. Mohd faridi:

    A nice story ( बहुत ही अच्छी कहानी है )

  10. bhavya:

    spelling of bandar is wrong
    the meaning of bandar wat u gave is followed

  11. Anil chaudhary:

    Fantastic story

  12. Anshu gupta:

    What a nice story I like it .i have written this story for my project very nice story

  13. ramha:

    Nice story

  14. gopi:

    How is it

  15. saishashank:

    super story

  16. aryan:

    very nice story

  17. joydeep:

    nice story

  18. akshay:

    very good story

  19. suneel:

    Please correct the matra mistakes in following words which are in your story above:

    • Nitin Kumar:

      @suneel Thanks for pointing out! 🙂 Corrected!

  20. punith kumar:

    this story very good and interesting! !!

  21. nani:

    Very nice story I like this story very much

  22. aritra:

    very good and beautiful story

  23. Sneha:

    Good and inspiring story

  24. Sneha:

    Good for kids

  25. Aditya:

    Very fantastic story

  26. Aditya:

    Thanks for writing a fantastic story

  27. Pavan:

    This story helped me to complete my project so,I thank you

  28. Soma mahakurd:

    Very nice story.

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