Akbar and Birbal Bedtime story For age 5 to 13 kids
History of Akbar and Birbal
Akbar, the real founder of the Mughal Empire in India, was a great statesman. The basis of his Empire lay neither in religion nor in force, nor in caste or race. Akbar could get the willing support of the people not only because of his policy of religious tolerance but also because he granted them freedom of social life. Though he tried to reform some of the social evils like the custom of early marriages and the Sati system, yet he always respected the Hindu sentiments and never tried to enforce his ordinance at the point of a sword. He also showed his respect for the immemorial village autonomy. He really proved himself to be the pioneer of our national integration and social synthesis. Jawaharlal Nehru has described him in his writings as a ‘ symbol of India’s unity ‘ and the father of Indian nationalism.
As soon as one hears the name of Birbal, one is immediately reminded of Emperor Akbar. Whether in the pages of history or in the legends one finds a great rapport, a close relationship between the two famous personalities. Though Birbal was not a king, yet he was known as ‘Raja Birbal’ which very few people know. The most amusing thing about both the words Raja and Birbal is that they were not really his names. They were titles given to him. Birbal’s real name was Maheshdas. Birbal and Akbar meet the first time in Akbar Royal Palace Court.
Top 5 Akbar Birbal Bedtime story for kids
Akbar and Birbal’s moral stories for children are defining the integrity and cleverness of Birbal In this story, Birbal is solved difficult puzzles or sometimes he treats good lessons to other people. In this bedtime story, Birbal catches some criminals and brings the truths of his crime against Akbar. Sometime Birbal also saves innocent people from punishment. Read more stories…
1. The odd Questions|Bedtime story for children
The Odd question is an amazing bedtime story of Akbar and Birbal moral stories Read this story…
Emperor Akbar was a very moody person. No one could ever tell, what would suddenly come to his mind. One day, he announced, “Who so ever will answer the following questions will get a big reward.”
The questions were,
- Now it is present and it is also present afterward.
- Now it is absent and even afterward, it is absent.
- Now it is present but afterward, it is absent.
The answers had to be given with suitable examples.
No one could understand anything. But, Birbal said to the Emperor, “Your Majesty, to find out the answers to your questions, it is necessary to visit the town.”
Then, both of them disguised themselves sages and went to the town’s marketplace. After entering a shop, Birbal said to the trader, “We want four thousand rupees to give education to my guru’s son.”
The trader was telling his manager to give the money when Birbal further said, “I will not simply take your money, Sir, but for every rupee, I will hit your head with my wooden slippers!”
The servants of the shop became furious on hearing this and came forward to punish Birbal. But the trader asked them to keep quiet and said, “If my money is going to be utilized for a good purpose I am willing to bear your beating!
Saying so, he bent his head to be hit. But, Birbal and the Emperor came down and left the shop. Then Birbal said, “Did you see? This means that what the trader has today, means money and good intention. Because of his good conduct, even after death, he will attain heaven. This means that what he has today, he will also have tomorrow,”
Further, on the road, they came across a beggar. While he was begging, a person gave him enough food. Birbal approached the beggar and asked him, “Give us some food, we are hungry.” But the beggar drove them shouting, “Get out! Go away!
Then Birbal said, “He will not even be able to please God and so, this means that what he does not have today he will not even possess tomorrow.”
Sometime later, they saw a hermit busy meditating in a temple. Birbal placed some money before him. But the hermit immediately said, “Please take it away, it is like poison for me. I don’t want any of it.”
Birbal then said,” Maharaj, this means that now it is absent but afterward, it is present. Now, he is neglecting all these pleasures but tomorrow, he is bound to attain them.
“And Maharaj, the fourth thing is in your case. Because of your good deeds in your previous life, you are today enjoying pleasures and possess money and valuables, etc. and if you will continue with your goodness and justice you will have it afterward also. But if your conduct would be wrong, everything will fritter away.”
The Emperor was very much pleased with Birbal’s clever and honest answers
Conclusion: The Odd Question defining the integrity and cleverness of Birbal.
2. The Bed’s Pleasure|Bedtime story for kids
The Bed’s Pleasure is an amazing bedtime story of top Akbar and Birbal Stories Read this story.
A servant used to do the work of arranging the Emperor’s bed in the royal bedroom. One day while making the bed, he was tempted to lie on it for some time.
He thought, “Let me see, how it feels to lie on the royal bed! “and secretly lay on it. But he quickly got up with the fear that someone may see him.
But, at the same moment, a guard saw him getting out of the bed. Unfortunately, the guard and the servant were not on good terms. with each other. The guard was pleased to have a golden opportunity of complaining against the servant to the Emperor.
He at once went to Emperor Akbar and told him what the servant had done. The Emperor was furious on hearing this and angrily shouted, ” Give that servant a punishment of twenty-five lashes tomorrow morning. Saying so, the Emperor left his palace. The servant was scared of hearing the punishment and immediately went to Birbal’s place. There, he told Birbal what had happened. Birbal listened to it and simply said, “Do as I say and don’t worry at all. The servant was relieved at hearing this and peacefully went to the palace and slept.
At midnight, the whole palace woke up due to someone’s shouting and crying. All came out to see what was the matter. They were surprised to see that the person who was crying was none other than the servant whom the Emperor had given punishment. Raising both of his hands, he was saying, “I feel pity for His Majesty! God, please forgive My Lord. “He was continuously crying in the manner and dancing with his hands towards the sky. The other guards thought that perhaps he was under some evil power and started sprinkling water upon him.
The Emperor and Empress too woke up by the noise. They came down. to the servant’s quarter. Yet the shouts did not stop. “please forgive My Lord! God, I feel great sympathy for His Majesty! “
But when the Emperor came, the servant started crying and tears welled in his eyes. He was saying,” Maharaj, What will be your condition? What a great punishment for you! As compared to your’s mine is nothing!”
“The Emperor was very surprised and asked, “What punishment! What are you saying? Don’t talk rubbish!”
The servant still crying, said, “Maharaj, I saw a terrible dream. In it, the ‘Yamdoot’ or messenger of death had tied you to a pillar and was lashing you. I saw this and coming in between said, “Sir, please don’t lash my Emperor. Beat me.
“But the ‘Yamdoot’ said,” No! No! This man must bear the punishment. You slept only for a few seconds on that bed and were sentenced to twenty-five lashes, this Emperor is sleeping there for years. He must be lashed thousands of times.
Saying so, he started beating you. The servant said and started crying endlessly.
The Emperor kept quiet and canceled his punishment. He guessed that this must be Birbal’s idea.
Conclusion: In this story Birbal save servant from Akbar punishment.
3. The Magical Sticks|Bedtime story for children
A merchant was very fond of wearing jewels. He always had a diamond necklace around his neck. One day, while going for a bath, he hung his necklace outside the bathroom in a hurry. After taking a bath when he came outside, he saw that the necklace had disappeared.
He questioned all his servants whether they had taken the necklace. But, all of them refused. Finally, he went to court and lodged a complaint.
The Emperor asked Birbal to handle the case. Birbal then asked the merchant, “Tomorrow come to the court along with all your servants!
The next day, the merchant presented himself before the courts with all his servants.
Birbal then asked a guard to bring a bundle of sticks. Then he said, “I have cast a magical spell on all the sticks. Each one of you, take a stick and go back home. Tomorrow morning, come to the court along with your sticks. Whoever is the thief, his stick would have been expanded by four fingers in length!”
At night, all were fast asleep. But the one who had committed the theft could not sleep. He thought for a long time and finally, an idea came to his mind. He got up and cut off the stick by four finger length with a knife. Then, he slept peacefully.
The next day, he came to the court very confidently. Birbal examined each and every stick carefully. When he saw that servant’s stick, he immediately said, “Your Majesty! This man is the real thief!”
The servent was very scared and he bent his head in shame. Birbal smiled and said, “You fool, I hadn’t at all cast a spell upon the sticks. But I knew that whoever is the thief, will reduce its length. Now, quietly return the necklace!”
The servant had to surrender and he handed the necklace to Birbal. Birbal gave the necklace to the merchant and said, “Sir, it is not wise for a man to move about loaded with jewels. One’s conduct is more important than jewels and riches. Enrich your character instead with the jewels of good qualities!”
Conclusion: The Magical Sticks Bedtime story for kids in Birbal catches one servant and brings the truths of his crime against Akbar.
4. The List of fools|Amazing Bedtime story kids
One day, an Arabian merchant came to Emperor Akbar’s court to sell some beautiful Arabian horses. The Emperor was very pleased with the horses and immediately paid off their price. He also gave the merchant two lakh rupees in advance and told him to bring some more fine horses.
But, many days passed and the merchant failed to return back with the horses. Several days after this incident, a strange craze to the Emperor’s mind. He said to Birbal, “Birbal, I want to know how many fools are there in my kingdom. Prepare a list of them. It will be useful for came to me in the future.”
Birbal replied, “Your Majesty, I have already prepared a list of them. This is the list!” Saying so, he presented the list before the Emperor.
The Emperor opened the roll of paper and started reading the list. But, then he was astonished to find that the first name was his own. He was furious and said, “Birbal, do you regard me as a fool?”
Birbal calmly replied, “Then, what should I regard you, Maharaj? A few months ago, you had given an Arabian merchant two lakh rupees in advance. I wonder how you gave him such a large amount without even finding out his address. If he would have brought the horses and you would have given their price, it would have been thoughtful! Now, the merchant is wise enough not to return back and your money is wasted! ”
“And if he comes back with the horses, then?” the Emperor demanded.
“Then I will remove your name from the list and put his in its place!” Birbal replied.
The Emperor realized his foolish mistake and agreed with Birbal.
Conclusion: The List Of Fools in story Birbal realize to akbar their big mistake.
5. Birbal’s Khichri|Popular Bedtime story
One day, Emperor Akbar and Birbal went for a walk. They were passing along the side of a pond. It was winter and the weather was very cold.
Birbal suddenly said, “A man will do anything for money!”
The Emperor thought for a while upon Birbal’s comment. He dipped his finger the cold waters of the pond and quickly removed it out. His whole body shivered with a cold due to the freezing water.
He said, “Birbal, I do not agree with what you say. Now, who will be able to stand one entire night in this pond? And that too, with a bare body! It is just impossible even if you give a lot of money for this! “
“And if it becomes possible, then? ”Birbal asked.
“Then I will give that man one thousand gold coins,” Emperor Akbar replied.
Birbal said, “Well, then I will surely find such a person!”
The next day, Birbal roamed through the whole town, At last, he found a poor man, who agreed to stand one full night in the cold pond.
After all, his poverty could be removed by one thousand gold coins.
Then Birbal took The man to the Emperor. The Emperor asked him, “Will you really stand the entire night in this pond? And that too with a bare body?”.
The poor man replied, “Yes, Your Majesty, I will certainly do this for one thousand gold coins!”
The Emperor then posted guards along the pond poor man stood in the pond naked. The Emperor asked the guards to keep a watch on the man and returned to the palace.
The night was extremely cold. Yet, the man stood throughout the night in the pond. In the morning, he was taken before the Emperor.
The Emperor asked him. “Did you really spend the whole night in the pond in such biting cold?
The poor man replied, “Yes, Maharaj, you may ask the watchmen if you like!”
The guards agreed with the poor man. The Emperor was quite astonished. He asked, “How could you stand on such a cold night?”
The poor man then said, “All through the night, I kept staring at the street – light!”
The Emperor at once said,” Hmm! So that is the reason. You could get warmth from the street – light. I won’t give you any reward for that!”
The poor man was driven out of the palace. He went to Birbal and asked for help.
Birbal listened to him sympathetically. He said to the poor man,” Don’t worry. You will definitely get that reward.”
The next day, at the court time there was no sign of Birbal anywhere. The Emperor inquired about him. He was told that Birbal was yet to have his lunch.
The Emperor waited for a long time. Yet Birbal failed to arrive. At last, the Emperor sent a message to Birbal. But, Birbal sent a reply, “My‘ Khichri ’is not yet cooked. When it will be ready, I will come!
“One hour passed. Birbal had not yet come to the court.
Now, the Emperor became anxious and he decided to visit Birbal himself. He started for Birbal’s house along with some of the courtiers.
When they approached Birbal’s house, they saw a strange sight.
Birbal had fixed three bamboos in the ground. From their upper ends, a pot was suspended at a height of about five feet from the ground.
And on the ground, Birbal was sitting burning small twigs. The Emperor and the courtiers started laughing at seeing this funny sight.
Birbal looked towards them. The Emperor asked him, “Aren’t you coming to the court, Birbal?”
Birbal replied,” Your Majesty, as soon as this “Khichri” will be cooked, I will come!
“But where is your “Khichri? The Emperor questioned.
“In this pot on the bamboo stand, ”Birbal replied.
The Emperor smiled and said, “But this pot is too high. How can the heat of these little twigs reach up to it? Your “Khichri” can never be cooked in this manner!”
Birbal asked,” Why, It will definitely be cooked! ”
But, Birbal, the pot is too far from the heat of the fire! How do you expect the “Khichri” to be cooked? The Emperor asked.
Birbal said innocently, “Why should it not? Yesterday, that man stood in the pond. The street light was one furlong away from him. Yet, he could feel its warmth. Then, this pot is only five feet high. My “Khichri” is bound to get cooked, isn’t it?”
The Emperor realized his mistake. He said,” I understand what you mean. Now come to the court with us! ”
“But my “Khichri”, Birbal muttered.
The Emperor smiled and said, “Birbal, your” Khichri “is cooked. Call that poor man. I will give him one thousand gold coins. He certainly deserves it!”
Conclusion: Birbal’s Khichri in Birbal treat Akbar and realize their mistake.