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Akbar and Birbal Stories

Akbar and Birbal Stories:

 Akbar and Birbal stories are filled with grit, fun and moral. It can be stories from Panchatantra, Jataka or Hitopadesha, all stories have something to learn and understand. The tales are passed from generations to generations either by mouth or by comics. Here are some of the Akbar and Birbal stories.


Akbar was the famous Mughal king who ruled India for many years and Birbal was his favorite minister. Birbal was one of the nine gems of Akbar

Akbar and Birbal stories

Farmers well:

A very interesting story from the stories of Akbar and Birbal. One day in a village an intelligent man sold his well to a farmer. The farmer was innocent and readily purchased the well thinking the water in the well would help him for farming.


The farmer was very happy and the next morning he went to fetch water from the well. To his surprise the man did not allow him to draw water from the well and said, “I have only sold the well to you and not the water inside the well. So, you have no right to draw the water from the well.” Click on the link to continue reading link


Crow in the kingdom 

Akbar and Birbal had a very good relationship between them. Akbar was an emperor and Birbal was his minister. 

It was one bright sunny day and Akbar and Birbal were walking in the garden of their palace. Akbar is always fascinated with Birbal's witty answers. To have some fun Akbar decided to have some fun with Birbal. He asked Birbal, “How many crows are there in our kingdom? I want to know the exact number of crows.” Click on the link to continue reading link


Akbar and Birbal Stories

The Four Fools

Another classical story from the collection of Akbar and Birbal Stories.  One day Akbar had a wish to see four fools from his kingdom. He asked Birbal to go and bring four fools from his kingdom. Birbal was amused and asked Akbar to grant him some time. Akbar said, “Birbal take your time and get me four fools from my kingdom.”  Click on the link to continue reading link


The noblest beggar

This is another classical story from the collection of Akbar and Birbal stories. One day Akbar asked to find a noble man who is also the lowest in his kingdom. Before this Akbar had asked Birbal to find four fools in his kingdom who are very nice to read and understand the inner meaning.

In this story Akbar asked Birbal to search for a noble person in his kingdom. Continue reading here.


Birbal’s Khichdi

This is another classical collection from the Akbar and Birbal stories. It shows how with intelligence Birbal was able to make Akbar understand his mistake and reward the poor Brahmin which he was deserving.

It was a cold winter morning and both Akbar and Birbal were walking near the lake in the palace garden. Continue reading here.


Birbal caught the thief

Another fun filled classical story from Akbar and Birbal story collections. Birbal was considered as one of the nine gems in Akbar's court. Akbar had huge respect for him and always consulted him before taking any major decisions. 

Once a rich merchant's house was burgled. The rich merchant suspected that one of his own servants could be the thief. He used many plans and tricks to find out the thief but could not find the culprit. Continue reading here.


Pot of wit:

This is another classical and intelligent story from the collection of Akbas and Birbal stories. Akbar was the famous Mughal king and Birbal was his favorite minister. Birbal was one of the nine gems of Akbar. 

One day it so happened that Akbar was very angry and upset over Birbal. He removed Birbal from the kingdom. Birbal was sad but accepted the command of Akbar. He went too far off villages and started living in a different identity. Continue reading here


Birbal turns the tables:

This is another classical and intelligent story from the collection of Akbar and Birbal stories. Akbar was the famous Mughal king and Birbal was his favorite minister. Birbal was one of the nine gems of Akbar. Let us read this funny story: “Birbal turns the tables.”

One day Akbar started to narrate his dream to the court. In the dream both Abkar and Birbal were walking in the garden. It was very dark as there was no moon light that night. Both of them collided with each other as we could not see each other. Luckily Akbar fell into a pond filled with Kheer and poor Birbal fell in the filthy pond.


The emperor was thrilled and happy to humiliate Birbal for once. Birbal thought for a while and started to talk. He said, “ My lord,  even I  had the same dream. But my lord you did not end the dream. In my dream, we both came out of kheer pond and filthy pond. After that we searched for water to take a bath and clean ourselves.

But as we could not find water we both had to lick each other to clean ourselves. So luckily I licked payasam and you licked filth.” 

The king was embarrassed and realized not to tease Birbal again.


Birbal gives a sweet reply

This is another classical and intelligent story from the collection of Akbar and Birbal stories. Akbar was the famous Mughal king and Birbal was his favorite minister. Birbal was one of the nine gems of Akbar. Let us read this funny story: “Birbal gives a sweet reply.”

Akbar is known for keeping his court busy and entertained with his witty questions.  One day Akbar thought of taking some entertainment in the court and said, “My dear courtiers, I have a question for all of you. Let me know who can give me the best solution.” Continue reading here.


The Loyal Gardener

One day Akbar was in a pretty bad mood. He went to his garden and was walking in the garden with some deep thoughts. While walking in the garden, Akbar stumbled and fell on a rock. He was mildly hurt. Akbar grew very angry and ordered for the execution of the gardener. 

The soldiers searched for the gardener and brought him for execution as per the orders of the king. Continue reading here


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