10 Lines on Panchatantra

Panchatantra is a book that has a collection of short stories; its origination is from India. Panchatantra was originally written in Sanskrit by Vishnu Sharma. It is a collection of animal-based fables to explain the moral and governing skills of a person. All the stories of Panchatantra are told by making animals as the central characters. It is the first literature where animals can talk with humans. Panchatantra is told in a simplistic manner.

Panchatantra is the best way to implant the moral values and life spending tricks to the children. Panchatantra is very simple and easy to understand even by the small children also

Ten Lines on Panchatantra

Set 1

1) The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian collection of short stories written in Sanskrit.

2) Panchatantra is classical literature of Hindu text based on the old traditions of India.

3) Panchatantra was originally written around in the 2nd century BC by ‘Vishnu Sharma’.

4) The Purpose of composing Panchatantra was to give governing skills to the king’s sons.

5) The stories of Panchatantra are told by making animals as the central character.

6) Panchatantra is a great book where plants and animals can speak to human beings.

7) Panchatantra is made of two words ‘Pancha’ means five and ‘Tantra’ means practice.

8) Panchatantra was composed to teach general conduct to the three ignorant princes.

9) After giving a brief introduction, the stories of Panchatantra are divided into 5 parts.

10) Each story of Panchatantra has the main story in which several stories are told in it.


Set 2

1) Panchatantra is one of the popular books, which has the collection of animal-oriented tales; Panchatantra is written originally in Sanskrit.

2) The stories of Panchatantra are easy to understand even for small children, have very appropriate messages which can be remembered forever.

3) Originally composed in Sanskrit, Panchatantra was composed by Vishnu Sharma; the purpose of writing Panchatantra was to inculcate moral values and governing skills.

4) The origin of Panchatantra can be seen in the kingdom of king Amarshakti, who appointed Vishnu Sharma to teach his three sons.

5) Vishnu Sharma decided to write a collection of stories consisting of five volumes, Panchatantra is divided into ‘Panch’ means five and ‘tantra’ means practices.

6) The first part of Panchatantra’s chapter is named as “Mitra-Bheda” which means loss of friends, this chapter tells about creating differences between friends.

7) The second part of Panchatantra’s chapter is named as “Mitra-Labha” which means winning of friends, this chapter tells about doing successful allies.

8) The third chapter of Panchatantra is named “Kakolukiyam” which is based on crows and owls, it tells about the meaning of war and peace.

9) The fourth chapter of Panchatantra is named as “Apariksitakarakam” which means ill-considered action, it tells how impatience leads to losing what is important.

10) The fifth chapter of Panchatantra is named as “Labdhapranasam” which means loss of gains, it tells that how to come out of difficult situations without losing things.


Panchatantra is a collection of short stories which was written by making the animals as a central character. The animals are the narrator of the stories of Panchatantra; it is a unique kind of storybook whereas where animals can talk with human beings. This was composed in a simplistic way so as to make the children understand the behavioral skills and techniques of life. Panchatantra gives an understanding of right and wrong.