Panchatantra – Sanskrit commentary, Hindi and English translations

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


Panchatantra – Sanskrit commentary, Hindi and English translations — 48 Comments

  1. 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 and other places etc. Please this would greatly enhance many people.

  2. अनन्त पंढरीनाथ कुलकर्णी ,पुणे ,महाराष्ट्र. on said:

    प्रशंसनीयं कार्यं ! मम हार्दाः धन्यवादाः !!

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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?

    • 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.


      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

      If you need more details, please write to me.

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

    • 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 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

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

  7. manyavar,

    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.

  8. 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,

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

  10. Namaskar

    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

    • Virendra Bansal,

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

    • Keerthi,

      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

      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.

  11. 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

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

  13. कृपया कृषि पराशर हिंदी में उपलब्ध करवायें

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

    My regards !

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