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In this post there are links to 3 books on the Panchatantram by Vishnu Sarma.

1. Sanskrit commentary on Pancahtantra
2. Sanskrit text of Panchatantra with Hindi translation by JP Mishra
3. English translation of Panchatantra by AW Ryder

According to Indian tradition, the Panchatantra was written around 200 BCE by Pandit Vishnu Sarma, a sage. However, based as it is on older oral traditions, its antecedents among storytellers probably hark back to the origins of language. One of the most influential Sanskrit contributions to world literature, it is “certainly the most frequently translated literary product of India” and there are over 200 versions in more than 50 languages.

In the Indian tradition, the Panchatantra is a nitisastra, a treatise on political science and human conduct, or niti. It is said that Vishnu Sarma’s objective was to instruct three dull and ignorant princes in the principles of polity, by means of stories. Panchatantra consists of five books, which are called:

1. Mitra Bhedha (The Loss of Friends)
2. Mitra Laabha also called Mitra Samprapti (Gaining Friends)
3. Kakolukiyam (Crows and Owls)
4. Labdhapranasam (Loss Of Gains)
5. Aparikshitakaraka (Ill-Considered Action / Rash deeds)


1. Panchatantra Sanskrit text with Hindi translation – JP Mishra

2. Panchatantra Sanskrit Commentary

3. Panchatantra English translation by AW Ryder

48 Responses to “Panchatantra – Sanskrit commentary, Hindi and English translations”

  1. jigar mistry says:

    good work……thank you.

  2. Hamed says:

    that’s Perfect!
    please put scanned file of ancient yoga trusty books for download.
    thanks a lot.

  3. Hi it is certainly the most frequently translated literary product of India” and there are over 200 versions in more than 50 languages.

  4. thanks for share, i need the book with English translation for my reasearch.

    Best Regards


  5. Salman Ali says:

    Could you please post the Technical and All Dictionaries of Dr. Raghu Vira which translate massive and all technical words from English to Hindi and other Indian Languages. I saw some of the books in the Digital Library of India(like http://goo.gl/cCcmF) and other places etc. Please this would greatly enhance many people.

  6. अनन्त पंढरीनाथ कुलकर्णी ,पुणे ,महाराष्ट्र. says:

    प्रशंसनीयं कार्यं ! मम हार्दाः धन्यवादाः !!

  7. Sundeep Singh Chauhan says:

    Dear sir,
    I wanted the pdf version of Panchatantra by Shivamangal Divedi published by Bhargava Publication. I have got a copy of that book(1932 edition) from my teacher. That is not in good condition. I even asked the publishers about the new print but failed to get the response.
    Could you do something in this respect as this is a wonderful book with a brilliant Hindi and Sanskrit commentry that is easy to follow.

    • bharateeya says:


      Namaste, I could not find this edition of Panchatantra at any of the digital libraries. You may try to find out if there is a copy of this book in public libraries in your city.

  8. akshay says:

    I liked it ! You dont have an outside idea of how much i was looking out for panchatantra !!!!! Thankx a lot Brother !

  9. Sumod Acharya says:

    Dear Sir,
    I need
    1. Tattvasangraha by Shantarakshit in Sanskrit/Hindi,
    2. Syadvadamanjari in Sanskrit with Hindi Translation,
    3. Isvarapratyabhijna in Sanskrit with Hindi Translation,
    4. Vaidik Padanukrama Kosha
    Can you help me?

    • bharateeya says:

      Sumod Acharya,

      The following 2 sites are the only known main sources of scanned books on Indology. You will some software/programme to download pdf files from the first site. In the second site, you can download books directly as pdf files.

      1. http://www.dli.gov.in/
      2. http://archive.org

      You will easily find Sanskrit texts, commentaries and English translation at the above sites. But, it will be very difficult to find Hindi translations. You will find a lot of information at http://sanskritdocuments.org/scannedbooks/

      If you need more details, please write to me.

  10. Dhruv says:

    I Want stories in sanskrit not in english

  11. Dr.Krishna Moorthy.D. says:

    Pls upload Bhaishajyaratnavali sanskrit text with english/hindi translation. धन्यवादा: स्वामिन्|

  12. Dr.Krishna Moorthy.D. says:

    I can’t download sanskrit books from archive also in mobile. Plz tell address (website).

    • bharateeya says:

      Dr Krishna Moorthy,

      I think Mobile phones are not yet fully compatible with Devanagari fonts. So, it would be good if you try using laptop or tablet for downloading Sanskrit books. Scanned pdfs of Sanskrit books are available at archive.org and scanned images (Tiff format) of Sanskrit books are available at Digital Library of India.

      There is a copy of volume 1 of Bhaishajya Ratnavali ed. by Rasiklal Gupta available at dli.gov.in

      Vaishajya Ratnabali vol. 1., 4990010219663. Gupta, Russicklall. 1898. sanskrit. TECHNOLOGY. 1052 pgs.

  13. ajay says:


    panchtantra ke liye dhanyawad…mein ise bahut dino se khoj raha tha……kya aap hamein panditraj jagannath ka bhaminivilasa sanskrit/hindi mein uplabdh karwa sakte hain…..aapka aabhari rahunga……dhanyawad.

  14. naresh says:

    sir, I need to sanskrit translated story of panchtantra char mitra

  15. Sugam Varshney says:

    Dear bharateeya, This HIndi translation with original sanskrit script is very poor, I am sure there would be some better translations around, Can you suggest me other translations, Can I buy those Online? Thanks in advance,

  16. Rajesh Singh B says:

    Thnx for posting panchtantra hindi-Sanskrit book

  17. Sumit Kumar Rai says:

    call me if required content-writing, translation, editing etc..09425605432 sumit kumar वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम

  18. munish says:

    i want to purchase this book tell me from where i can get panchtantram

  19. Virendra Bansal says:


    Bahut dino se Internet par Hindi Panchtantra ko talaash kar raha tha. Yakeen Janiye isko dekhkar khushi kaa koi thikana nahi hai. Halanki iska hindi anuvad uchhkoti ka nahee hai. Lekin chuki mool roop me hai. Isliye iski mahatta aur bhee jyada lagti hai.
    Dhanyavaad bahut bahut

    • bharateeya says:

      Virendra Bansal,

      You can visit Digital Library of India (dli.gov.in) for Hindi translations of Panchatantra by various scholars like Guruprasad Sastri, Ramachandra Jha, Satyakama Vidyalankar and Sarayuprasad Sastri and more.

  20. Sunil bajpai says:

    I am unable to download any of the above as the links are not accessible. Kindly e-mail “Panchatantra Sanskrit text with Hindi translation – JP Mishra” to me at sbajpai.irs@gmail.com . Thanks.

  21. Prerna says:

    This is awosome

  22. raghubir sharma says:


  23. raghubir sharma says:

    thanks dear
    i like all sanskrit books in hindi long time i am study books thanks again

  24. Keerthi says:

    Dear sir, would you please help me with a copy of bhaishajya ratnavali eng or sanskrit

    • bharateeya says:


      Various editions of Bhaishajya Ratnavali are available at Digital Library of India. The barcodes and other details are given below. You can download these books using a free software named DLI Downloader. It is available at http://dli-downloader.blogspot.in/2013/04/fast-dli-downloader-tool-to-download.html

      Bhaishjya Ratnavali., 99999990293993. Tripathi,Saryuprasad. 1857. sanskrit. Devotional. 1045 pgs.
      Bhaishjya Ratnavali., 99999990322184. Tripathi,Saryuprasad. 1857. sanskrit. Devotional. 1045 pgs.
      Vaishajya Ratnabali vol. 1., 4990010219663. Gupta, Russicklall. 1898. sanskrit. TECHNOLOGY. 1052 pgs.
      Vaishajyaratnavali., 4990010053069. Sen, Raviraj Binod Lal. 1898. sanskrit. LANGUAGE. LINGUISTICS. LITERATURE. 952 pgs.

  25. hanuman says:

    hi sir, can yu plz tell me how can i read panchatantra on this website

  26. Chandrahas Kasina says:

    Dear Sir, I want a PDF copy of book on the story of “Chandrahasa” a king who born in moola nakshatra. please help me by providing such book

  27. P.KUMARAVEL says:

    Great knowledge treasure on society and to handle situations. Schools should teach it with sanskrit verse with local translation.

  28. Tashi Tsering says:

    thanks its too helpful for me.

  29. Ishita Kawadkar says:

    thanks to this website it helped me a lot in my project i got full marks in this sanskrit project 😉

  30. Hemal shah says:

    When i was a kid-35 years back i had a big book of panchtantra in gujarati do any one have this book?

  31. ओम माथुर says:

    कृपया कृषि पराशर हिंदी में उपलब्ध करवायें

  32. udawela Anomadhassi says:

    Please upload pancathantra mithra samprapthi (winnig of freinds )with both english and sanskrit languages …

    My regards !

  33. Mereko book ki PDF chahiye abhi or isivakta please

  34. milli sharma says:


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