Tamil is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and we are all very blessed to have the ability to learn Tamil language and its rich heritage. Knowing Tamil opens one to a world of short stories such as Panchatantra, Tenali Raman, Akbar and Birbal or even the legendary Ponniyan Selvan!!!
One thing has to be said, one doesn’t necessarily need to know Tamil to read tamil stories. You can just go to youtube and hear it read out. You can also go through Tamil audio books. If you are to live in Tamil Nadu or want to truly immerse yourself in tamil culture, you better pull up your socks and start reading Tamil short stories. Your children will also love to read an enjoy tamil short stories as they are simple and easy to read.
There are loads of short stories in Tamil and many are translations but the beauty of the story will be retained as Tamil is an incredible language. There are also hundreds of thousands of videos and tons of free blogs providing every story in the world translated in Tamil. Whether you live in india or in USA or across the world in any place, there are many free websites which you can use to read tamil short stories.
Moral stories in Tamil
When we were children, our mother and father and even grandparents told us a lot of moral stories in Tamil. These short moral stories in Tamil not only taught us about how to speak the language but also taught us about the different moral values which we needed to inculcate. Especially these stories can be read to school students as they learn a lot. These short moral stories will be very useful for becoming proficient in Tamil and for light reading for college students and for school students.
Motivational stories in Tamil – Motivational siru kathaigal
You can read a lot of motivational stories in Tamil language online and the collections are incredible and quite fun to read. Tamil Motivational stories are many in number because Tamil Nadu has a great history, culture and people capable of performing great feats in order to achieve their end goals. In this link, you can go through many motivational siru kathaigal or motivational stories in Tamil to boost your moral and to strive to be successful no matter what!
Short Panchatantra Stories in Tamil for Kids – panchathanthira kathaigal in Tamil
Who wrote the world famous Panchatantra stories? Panchatantra stories were written by Vishnu Sharma in 200 BC and the entire 5 collections of the Panchatanthira stories has about 300 kathaigal or short stories. Many of the Panchatantra kathaigal are based on animals and birds. You can read a lot of the short Panchatantra stories in Tamil language in Childhood stories. Many of the stories are beautiful moral stories which teach a person about life and what is right or wrong.
Best short Comedy story in Tamil
Vadivelu and Vivek are some of the greatest living tamil comedians and have made us laugh for ages. Santhanam and Goundamani Senthil were are also absolute legends. Before that we had Nagesh who was also a comedy king. Comedy has always been an integral part of the Tamil language and we love to see tamil comedy channels or read good short comedy stories in tamil which can make us laugh endlessly!
Fairy tales are an important part of the life of any child and it gives the child imagination. The above collection has tons of fairy tales as well which have been lovingly translated into Tamil.
Tenali Raman Stories in Tamil – tenali raman kathaigal
Tenali Ramakrishna was a great Indian poet and scholar in the court of king Krishnadevaraya. He was a Telugu poet who hailed from Andhra Pradesh and is generally well known across the indian subcontinent for his many legendary folk tales about his wit and humour. He was one of the Ashtadiggajas or the eight poets at the court of Krishnadevaraya and was a great scholar and poet of Telugu language. Tenali Ramakrishna tales are popular in Tamil and English and in many regional indian languages and people love reading these stories. You can read tons and tons of Tenali raman stories in Tamil in Childhood stories.
About the Author: Vivek Hariharan
The author of this article is Vivek Hariharan, a lover of Tamil language. He owns and runs a free multi language blog called Childhood Stories which has dual language short stories in 8 languages which makes no money and gives him little pleasure.
Since the age of 13 he has had only one ambition: to become a published and famous author and he hasn’t changed since. He is just as immature and just as broke and just as “not famous”. His passion is to write a fiction series which will create an entire universe which he can live in and in that at least he has money to laugh at like a maniac.