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An Introduction to the Story of Brahmins Dream

Panchtantra story, The Brahmin's Dream, is a story of the dream of a poor brahmin. Through this story, you will understand how to be grounded even if you have nothing. Stories are the simplest way to teach a kid any lesson. Through stories, kids learn very fast, and the tale remains in their minds for a long time. Do you want to know more about these Panchatantra tales from Indian culture? Let's read out loud and clear the poor brahmins' daydream short story.

The Story of Brahmins Dream 

Here is another fascinating story from the Panchatantra packet. Once upon a time, there lived a poor Brahmin by the name of Swabhavakripna in a village. Swabhavakripna was lonely and had no friends or relatives. He was recognised for his cheapness and used to beg for his living. Whatever food he received as alms, he saved it in an earthen pot and hung it beside his bed. Whenever he felt hungry, he pulled out some food from the pot and ate it.

The Poor Brahmin

The Poor Brahmin

One day, the Brahmin got so much rice gruel that even after eating to his full, a pot full was left out with some rice. Brahmin was very glad to get such a quantity of food. As the night arrived, the Brahmin lay down on his bed, but he could not take his eyes off the container. Soon, he was fast asleep. He started to dream that the pot was overflowing with rice gruel. 

He dreamt that if a scarcity came to the land, he could sell it for a hundred silver coins. With this silver money, he would buy a couple of goats. They would have kids every six months, and shortly he would acquire a mob of goats. Then he would market the goats for buffaloes and cows. Then they would give birth to their young ones. They would grow up and give lots of milk.

He would do business with the milk in the market and make fractions of butter and curd from the milk. Then he would trade that butter and curd in the market. Like this, he would become more prosperous than ever before. 

With this money, he would purchase a large house with four houses in a rectangle. A prosperous Brahmin, after seeing his funds, would marry his daughter to him. Quickly, the wife would deliver a son, and he would call him Soma Sharma. The Brahmin would punish Soma when he would play around all day long, making noise. But Soma would not hear, and anxiously, the Brahmin would pull a stick and run after him. 

Brahmin Dreaming

Brahmin Dreaming 

Buried in his nightmare, Brahmin picked up the stick lying near his bed. He began striking the air with the stick. While doing so, he smashed the earthen pot with the stick, the pot broke, and all the rice spilt over him. The Brahmin woke to find that he was dreaming the entire situation. All his dreams got broken down at once.

Moral of the Story 

Do not build castles in the air.


A story about dreaming is shared in this article. Due to daydreaming, he lost whatever he had. This is why we say that we should not dream too much without any reason and should not be greedily vain. We should focus our minds on our work and not on dreams. What we have got in real life is the reality of our life.

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FAQs on The Brahmins Dream

1. Was dreaming good or bad?

Dreaming is not bad but expecting that our dream will come true is somewhere wrong. We see dreams almost every night but can not react like they are true.

2. Why will Brahman scold his children?

The Brahmin would punish Soma when he would play around all day. In his dream, he is scolding a child named Soma. But Soma would not hear, and anxiously, the Brahmin would grab a stick and run after him.

3. What did you learn from the story?

We learnt that we should not hope too much without any purpose and should not think of having unreasonable food and money. We should concentrate our minds on our work and not on our desire.