Friday, May 6, 2011

The story of Dhanapathi, Gunapathi and Pesa Madanthai as told by fifth doll Manthra manonmani.

The story of Dhanapathi, Gunapathi and Pesa Madanthai as told by fifth doll Manthra manonmani.

Retold by
P.R.Ramachander
On the fifth day Bhoja raja after his morning duties again started climbing on to the throne of Vikramadhithya. He was stopped on the fifth step by Manthra manonmani doll. It told him that he does not have great qualities of the king Vikramadhithya and is not fit to occupy the throne. Then king Bhoja asked that doll, “Doll please tell me about the greatness of Vikramadhithya. The doll started telling the following story.
After the usual sojourn of his six months rule, Once Vikaramadhithya and Bhatti started towards the six month period in the forest. While they were walking through a dense forest path they saw a way two paths were going from there. In the sign board, It was written that”the southern path leads to the town of Azhaka puri ruled by Azhakesan. In that town there are two court girls called Dhanapathi and Gunapathi. They sit with equal status like the king in the court. Before their houses there is a calling bell. Men who want to spend a night with them should ring the bell and pay 1000 gold coins. The way to the north leads to Veemapuri. There in a fort which has seven gates, the queen Amrithamohini guards her daughter Pesamadanthai (he girl who does not speak). Several kings who wanted to marry Pesamadanthai by making her speak three words have been driven away after insulting them. If two people come here they should not take the same path.”
This board attracted the attention of Vikramadhithya. He requested Bhatti to go to Veemapuri and find everything about Pesamadanthai and he himself will go to Azhakapuri and find out about Dhanapathi and Gunapathi. Vikramadhithya converted himself to look like a very old sage and went to Azhaka puri. First he went to the house of Dhanapathi and rang the calling bell. When Dhanapathi’s servants came out, they offered alms to Vikramadhithya. But he refused alms and told them that he has come with the 1000 gold coins and wanted to spend his time with Dhanapathi. When her servants told about this Dhanapathi got very angry at such a weak old man trying for her favors and drove him out. Then Vikramadhithya went to the house of Gunapathi and did the same thing. When her servants informed about a very old holy man at her door, she herself came out, washed the feet of Vikramadhithya and took him in. That same night Dhanapathi also took a rich lover.
Next day when the court assembled, Dhanapathi informed the king that she is married to a merchant and invited the king and cabinet to a feast next day. The feast was a grand affair. Her house was decorated and she had arranged for a 25 course food for the 25 guests. King became very happy and congratulated her . Dhanapathi announced that she was great and her husband is like a fakir like Gunapathi’s husband. When the news reached Gunapathi she became very sad. Vikrama seeing her sad asked for the reason. She then related all the happenings of the previous day. Then Vikrama asked her to invite the king along with his army as well as cabinet for a feast next day. Gunapathi, though not very confidant invited the king, his cabinet and army for a feast in her house. The king who knew how poor Gunapathi is and tried to dissuade her. But she said that her husband will manage. Next day Vikrama with the help of Vetala arranged a 100 course dinner for the more than 500 guests. Many of the guests had never even heard such great dishes. King greatly appreciated Ganapathi.
Next day Dhanapathi came to the court and said that her husband would go to Veemapuri and get married to Pesamadanthai. She challenged the fakir husband of Gunapathi also to send her husband to Veemapuri. The merchant husband went to Veemapuri, paid 1000 gold coins and entered the fort of Pesa Madanthai. As soon as he entered he was offered food. And when he tried to enter in side, he was caught hold of, by a few dolls and his head was completely shaved and he was pushed out. The merchant came back like this to Azhagapuri. Vikrama then started to Veemapuri.
There he met Bhatti who was living as a lodger with an old woman. When Vikrama and Bhatti asked the old woman about Pesa Madanthai she told “There are ten gates to the fort of Pesamadanthai. In the first gate you would be given food. In the next gate there are some dolls which will catch and push you out. If you can cross this gate, you would be thrown before two great wrestlers. They will beat you and push you out. If you survive this gate, you would enter the place of Jumping Gorilla. If you survive the Gorilla, in the next gate you have to face a lion. Suppose you win over the lion, you would reach the gate of an elephant. If you manage to win the elephant, the next gate would lead to a well spread everywhere. Once you cross the well, there would be a huge slushy canal. You have to enter cross it, clean your feet with the water in the cup containing two spoons full of water seeing to it that you leave one spoonful of water in the cup. Then the next gate would lead you to very slippery hall of crystal. You have to cross it without falling down. Next gate would lead you a dark thousand pillared hall. You have to cross it without hitting any pillar. Once you cross it, you have to recognize the head and foot of a cot and also recognize Pesa Madanthai. Once you recognize her, by day break you have to make her talk three times. If you do all this, she would marry you. However I advice you, not to try this and go elsewhere and marry another girl.”
Next day Vikrama and Bhatti , took two sons of the old woman and entered the fort of Pesa Madanthai . Bhatti as usual vanished and was moving with Vetala. Vikrama was first served with several cooked and non cooked food,. He ate all the cooked food and took with him Banana fruit, a piece of uncooked meat, sugarcane and a lime fruit with him. The sons of the old woman were accompanying Vikrama. When the first gate came Vikrama pushed one of them towards the dolls. In the next gate he pushed the other son to the wrestlers and entered the room of Gorilla Vikrama offered the Banana fruit to the Gorilla. When it did not even touch it , he understood that it was only a doll and got it destroyed by Vetala, in the next room, he offered raw meat to the lion. When it did not touch it, he understood that it was not a real lion and got it destroyed by the Vetala. In the next room, he offered sugarcane to the elephant and when it did not touch it, got the elephant destroyed by the Vetala.
The next room was completely occupied by a well. There was very big granite stone by its side. Vikramadhithya managed to roll the stone inside the well. As soon as it went to the bottom, two planks came and covered the well. He easily crossed the well. Then there was the slushy canal. He walked over the canal. There was a piece of Palmyra leaf and two spoons full of water kept there. By using the Palmyra leaf , he cleaned his and by dipping his hankie in the water , he cleaned all the mud perfectly. More than half the water remained in the cup. Next was the crystal slippery hall. Vikrama asked Vetala to bring wax as well as a fire. He melted the wax and applied on his feet and walked over the hall. Because of this he did not slip and fall. The last one was the dark 1000 pillared hall. Bhatti climbed on the Vetala and went through the hall making sound like a bee. Vikrama followed him easily. Then they reached the palace of Pesamadanthai. In the entrance a cot was kept. Vikrama placed the lime fruit in the middle of the cot. He identified as the place to keep his leg by the rolling of the lime fruit.
Near the cot one thousand pretty lady assistants were sleeping as they expected no body. Bhatti and Vetala tied the hairs of the assistants with each other and Bhatti who was invisible woke one of them up by pinching on her thigh. When she got up there was a big furor as they all kept falling. Vikrama told them to go and inform Pesa Madanthai about his arrival. Pesamadanthai and her mother were feeling bad because their regular source of income would dry up. They dressed one assistant called Deepa Nayaki who used to light oil lamps in the palace in a great way and send her accompanied by 1000 friends. Each of them was holding a lamp. Vikrama asked Vetala whether it was Pesa Madanthai. He enquired with Vetala. Vetala told that he would draw the wick of Deepa Nayaki’s lamp in side. If she lengthens the wick and cleans it using a towel , she would be Pesamadanthai. Suppose she cleans it on her hair , she would be an assistant. When Deepa Nayaki cleaned her finger on her hair, Vikramadhithya chided her for trying to deceive him and asked her to go back and send her mistress. He also told her to request her mistress to serve him food as he was hungry.
Then Pesamadanthai dressed her serving assistant Sampravalli and sent her along with 1000 assistants carrying sumptuous food. When Vetala was consulted he told that he will make the cup of ghee fall down while serving from the hands of the lady. Suppose she orders for a new cup of ghee to be brought, then she is Pesamadanthai , but if she takes back the ghee from the floor , she is a serving assistant. When Sambramavalli started taking back the spilled ghee back in to the cup, Vikramadhithya shouted at her and asked her to send her mistress Pesa Madanthai.
Understanding that this type of tricks won’t work, Pesa Madanthai herself came and sat behind a thick screen. Her friends told Vikramadhithya that he has to make her speak thrice during the night. If he is not able to do it, he would be thrown out.
After a few minutes Vetala entered the screen in between them and Vikramadhithya started speaking to the screen, “Oh screen, it is very boring to sit here as I am not able to see your mistress. Can you tell me a story to while away my time.”
The screen replied, “ Shall I tell the story of my sufferings or some other entertaining story?”
Vikrama asked the screen to tell both stories.
The screen told, “Someone planted cotton seeds in his fiend. From that plants grew. Eventually the plants flowered and produced cotton. Some spinner harvested all that cotton and spin cotton thread out of it. Someone collected all the thread and wove me in to a cloth. This princess purchased me from the weaver and has tied me on all sides so that you cannot see her. With me tied on all sides how can I tell a story to you.”
Hearing this small story Pesa Madanthai asked her friends to untie the screen . Now Vikramadhithya was able to see her and he told the curtain, “the graceful princess has untied you. Now please tell the story.”
The curtain told the story as follows:-
There was a great king called Manmatha vassekara in the country called Mandhakini pura. He had a minister called Mangalakara. Madanamohana the son of the king and Thanthralola the son of the minister were great friends. Once the prince and minister’s son went for hunting in a deep forest. Deep inside the forest both of them became very thirsty. Their search lead them to a lake , banyan tree and a temple. They drank water and took rest in the shade of the tree. While the prince slept, the minister’s son did not get sleep. He wanted to see inside the temple. There he saw statue of an extremely pretty girl on the northern side of the temple.. He knew that if the prince sees the statue , he will fall in love with it. He returned back to the shade of the tree. By that time the prince had also woken up. He also wanted to see the temple. The minister’s son warned him not to go the northern side of the temple. The prince went directly to the northern side and as soon as he saw the statue of the girl and immediately fell in love with the statue. He sat behind the statue and started begging the statue to give some flowers. The minister’s son understood that the prince will not come away unless the statue gives him some flowers.
The minister’s son was perplexed as to what is to be done. At that time the temple priest came there. On enquiry as to whose the statue is or who made the statue, the priest told, “I do not know whose statue this is but this was made by Kodandam the sculptor who lives in a village called Koodal which is 20 miles from here.”
Then the minister’s son gave the priest sufficient money to look after his friend and started in search of Kodandam. When he requested Kodandam to tell him whose statue it is , he told, “a few months back I had gone to a forest temple which is about 100 miles from here. At that time a potter called Perumal showed me a gem like thing and asked me to purchase it from him. I did. But when I came back I found out that it was not a gem but a nail of a lady. Using the science of portrait I sculpted the statue of the girl, whose nail, it must have been.”
Then the son of the minister went in search of Perumal. Perumal told him, “ One day I was selling pots in a village, a hunter called Karkodaga bought pots from me and gave me this and told me it as a gem. But later when I examined it, I understood that it is only a nail. I did deceive Kodandam the sculptor.”
Thanthralola started in search of Karkodagan. He told, “Sir , one day when I could not get any animal after hard work, I went and slept below a banyan tree in the forest. When I woke up t night, I saw smoothing shining. I thought it was a gem and brought it home. Later only I came to know that it is only a nail. I did deceive Perumal the potter.”
Thanthralola went to the forest and slept below the banyan tree, perplexed as to what he should do further. At night 1000 birds came and sat on the tree. They asked, “Oh man, why are in this very dangerous place.?”
When Thanthralola explained his mission, one bird among the 1000 told, “ Once when we had gone hunting food beyond the seven seas, all of us got good food. When I was returning with the food in my beak, one princess was standing on the terrace of her palace and combing her hair. At that time this nail fell down near her. I thought that is a costly gem from her brooch and left the food and brought it here. Next day only I came to know that it is a nail.”
Then Thanthralola asked them, “ Unlike you I cannot fly. Tell me a trick for me to go to Mallikapura.”
The king of the birds told him, “ Ten miles away from here there is a sacred tree. On the tree two Andaberanda birds live with their family. If they help you, you can definitely reach Mallikapura.”
Thahthralola thanked them and reached the sacred tree in the forest. At the time when he went , the little ones of the Andaberanda birds were about to be eaten by a big cobra. Thanthralola killed the snake and saved the little birds. When their parents came , the little birds told their parents how Thanthralola helped them . When Thanthralola told them about why he wanted to go Mallikapura, they agreed to take him there. Thanthralola entrusted his horse with a farmer in a nearby village. Then he caught hold of the neck of the male bird. On the way they were passing through an island full of precious gems. Thanthralola requested the birds to stop a while in that island. He carried as much precious gems as possible from there. The birds left him in Mallikapura and gave him a piece of their wing. They told him, if he shows lighted camphor to that wing, they will come and take him back.
Next day Thanthralola approached the gem shops in that town with his collection of gems. They were terribly surprised for they have never seen such costly gems in their life. At that time the richest person of Mallikapura whose name was Navakoti Narayana Chettiar came that way. When he enquires as to who he was Thahthralola told that he was the son of Sathakoti Raman chetti of Mandhakini pura. Impressed by him and also knowing that he belonged to his caste , Nava Koti Narayanan chettiar took him to his home and requested him to live with them. He introduced his daughter “Sahithya sarasa sallabha Ullasa Rukhmani” to Thanthralola. As soon as he saw her nails Thanthralola understood that she was the one whom he was searching. She also instantly fell in love with him. Understanding that, he started courting her. As soon as he became very close to him, he told her about his friend who was the prince who was pining away for her. She agreed to come with him. Then summoning the Andaperanda birds, he reached back the banyan tree where they lived. From there he took her on his horse and reached the forest temple where his friend was still requesting for flower from the statue. Next day Rugmani dressed herself well and gave the flower to the prince . When the prince returned to normal he was very happy to see Rugmani and asked her where his friend Thanthralola was. Thanthralola who wanted to test the friendship of prince to him , had told her to tell him that on the way he had died. When Rugmani told like this, the prince took out his sword and committed suicide. Seeing this Rugmani also committed suicide. Seeing that both of them are no more , Thanthralola also committed suicide. The priest who was a witness to all this also committed suicide , .
Next day when the devotees came they prayed to the Goddess who gave back life to all the four of them. Rugmani was married to the prince and they lived happily ever after.
The screen asked Vikramadhithya, “Four people committed suicide in this story. Whose sacrifice was greatest?
Vikramadhithya with an intention of making Pesa Madanthai talk replied “Ofcourse , the sacrifice Thanthralola is the greatest.”
Pesa madanthai unable to bear this replied, “The prince died because , Thanthralola was his friend. Rugmani died because she loved the prince. Thanthralola died because of his love towards the prince. But the priest who did not have anything to do with any of these people died because he was sad that these people died. His sacrifice is indeed the greatest.”
Vikramadhithya replied, Thank you Pesa madanthai for talking the first time.
Realizing her mistake , Pesa madanthai decided to be doubly careful and kept silent.
Seeing the situation, Vikramadhithya asked Vetala to enter the blouse which was worn by Pesa madanthai.
Then he addressed the blouse as follows, “Oh pretty blouse who is hiding the prettiness of your mistress. I have to spend lot of time. Can you tell me a story?”
The blouse replied, “Dear Sir, how can I do it. My mistress has worn me so tightly that I am not even able to breathe. “
As soon she heard it, Pesa madanthai removed her blouse , threw it in front of Vikramadhithya and covered herself with a shawl.
Then the Blouse of Pesa madanthai started telling the following story:-
A king called Veera verma was ruling over a kingdom called Ranganathapura. He had a very pretty daughter called Mohanangi. His minister had a very handsome son called Mathivallabha. Mohanangi and Mathivallaha fell in love but they both knew that their love cannot be fulfilled. Toiling with emotions Mohanangi once send word to Mathivallabha to meet her after midnight in her private room. When he came both of them knew that they cannot live with each other. So they married according to Gandharwa tradition and started living like husband and wife during nights. After some time Mohanangi became pregnant. Realizing that the king will kill them both , they decided to run away from home. After wandering a lot they reached a town called Godavari Pattanam. The time for delivery came and Mohanangi requested Mathivallabha to bring a suitable mid wife. Searching for a suitable mid wife, Mathivallabha reached the house of a prostitute called Sundari. She fell in love with Mathivallabha. Being an expert on black magic, , she converted Mathivallabha in to a buffalo. Whenever she felt like making love, she used to convert him in to a man.
Meanwhile Mohanangi delivered a child and with the child reached the king Dharamangadha of Godavari Pattanam. She told him about the missing husband. The king entrusted the job of searching Mathivallabha to his minister. In spite of his best efforts the minister could not find Mathivallabha. Dejected Mohanangi decided to commit suicide by jumping in to fire. Though the king tried to dissuade her , he was not able to. So public announcement was made a big pit of fire was made. Among the people who had come to see this suicide was Sundari and Mathivallabha,
Mohanangi jumped in to the fire along with her baby. Seeing this Mathivallabha who recognized her also jumped in the fire. Seeing this Sundari , the prostitute also jumped in to the fire. Seeing this, the minister felt guilty of all these happenings and also jumped in the fire. The king then went to the temple and was about to commit suicide before the Goddess. She came before him and hearing his entireties brought back to life all the people who had jumped in the fire. Sundari lived a chaste life then onwards. Mathivallabha was given the job of minister’s assistant and lived happily with Mohanangi.
Now the blouse of Pesa madanthai asked” Out of the so many people who died jumping in the fire, whose suicide is greatest.”
Vikramadhithya replied :Ofcourse , it is the suicide of Sundari , the prostitute.”
Hearing this Pesa madanthai was agitated and told, “Not at all. Mohanangi , Mathivallabha and Sundari died because of their love. But the minister died because he felt that he could not serve the cause of justice. So his death only is the greatest.
Vikramadhithya told, “I agree with you and wish to point out to you that you have spoken the second time. Pesa madanthai realized her mistake and decided not to talk anything come what may and sat in her seat,
Then Vikramadhithya started talking to the shawl., “Hey Shaw l will you not entertain me by telling me a good story,”
The shawl replied, “How can I because , I am tied tightly around her body by this girl.”
As soon as she heard this Pesa madanthai threw the shawl on the floor. It started telling the following story.
There was a town called Kundala puri. It was ruled by a king called Koyilaverma. He had a minister called Kolakalan. In the nearby town of Madakipura there was thief called Great thief. He had four sons, Quarter thief, Half Thief, Three fourth thief and full thief. Great thief taught his sons all that he knew about thieving. When great thief became old, he wanted to test the capacity of his sons. So he called Quarter thief and told him, “Son I want to know your capacity in thieving today. So go to Kundala puri and show your capacity. Quarter thief agreed and went to Kundala puri. On the way he shaped several stones similar in size and shape to gold coins and entered Kundala puri. In the town he went to a Barber’s shop. Those days Barbers used to charge 5 paisa for shaving. The Barber was already working on a poor man. Quarter thief told him, “Barber sir, I am in a hurry. If you shave me well and make me up to look nicely I would give one rupee(100 Paisa). The Barber asked the poor man get up from his seat and did a nice job on the Quarter thief. Then Quarter thief told him, “I have only gold coins .Can you give me change after taking your one rupee?”. The barber said that he has never even seen a gold coin in his life and sent his son along with Quarter thief so that Quarter thief can change his gold coin and sent back the one rupee . “ Quarter thief agreed. He went to a very big cloth shop along with the boy. He told the owner, “ I seem to like all cloths here. I am not sure , which will be liked by my wife. So permit me to leave the bag of gold coins as well as my son and take 100 silk Saris. I would return within half an hour. “ The cloth merchant agreed as he was convinced that Quarter thief was a lord.
Quarter thief took those 100 saris and gave them to his father.
After some time when Quarter thief did not come , the cloth merchant enquired with a barber’s boy about the whereabouts of his father. When he told that his father was only a barber, the merchant opened the so called bag of gold coins. He was shocked to find that it contained only stones. So he dragged the Barber’s boy to the king. The barber also joined him. The king was shocked by the cleverness of the thief. So he called his Inspector general and told him to make all efforts to catch the thief next day.
Next day Great thief called Half thief and prove to him his capacity. Half thief came to Kundala Puri and enquired about the news of the town. People told him that the Inspector general was going to catch the thief that day. On enquiry about the Inspector general they told him, that he had only one daughter. When she was a baby she was married to another child. At that time the child and his parents had gone out . They had not come back. So the Inspector General and his family were very sad.
Half thief bought lot of presents for the Inspector general and his wife as well as his daughter and went to their house. Then he acted as if he was their long lost son in law. He gave them all the presents . They were very happy. At that time the inspector general told that he has to catch the thief who was troubling the town. Half thief also wanted to see the town. So he went along with the inspector general. On the way the Inspector General showed him an automatic jail. He told that as soon as he catches the thief he will put him in the jail and shut the door. It would get locked and to open it he has to bring the key from his house. Half thief wanted to see it for himself. He told the Inspector General to shut him inside the jail , so that he can later get it opened using the key in his house. The inspector general did not want to put his son in law in jail. So he himself entered the jail and got himself locked there. He then requested his son in law(Half thief) to go to his home and bring the key. Half thief went to the house of the Inspector General and told “Aunty, father in law suspects that the thief will come to our home. So pack all costly jewels and cloths and give it to me, so that I can take them to the police station. “ They did like that. Half thief went along with all those costly jewels and gave them to his father,. Great thief appreciated Half thief greatly.
Next day people of the town found their Inspector General in jail with his house being completely robbed. The king got very angry and ordered Kolahala his minister to catch the thief next day.
Next day Great thief called his son Three fourth thief and prove his capacity.
Three fourth thief came to the town and enquired about news of the town. He was told about the great robberies of the two previous days and was also told that Kolahala their minister himself would be catching the thief that day. On enquiry , Three fourth thief came to understand that Kolahala visited a rich prostitute of the town daily at mid night. Three fourth thief went to a makeup material shop and dressed himself like Kolahala and went to the home of the prostitute around 9 Pm. She was surprised that Kolahala has come so early. Three fourth thief told her that the real thief would come to her house at mid night dressed like the minister. He got thick rope and cotton from the prostitute and was waiting near the main door. Kolahala did come at midnight. Three fourth thief caught him, stuffed his mouth with cotton and tied him to pillar. Then he went to the kitchen and emptied all water pots. He then approached the prostitute and said, “The job was more difficult than I imagined. Now I have done it. When he ran through the kitchen all water pots feel down and got emptied. But I am feeling now very thirsty. Can you give me water?”
The prostitute took Three fourth thief to the well in the garden. Three fourth thief tied her to the post on the well , came back and took away all treasures to his home. Great thief was greatly glad about his second son.
Next day the people of the town were surprised to find their minister tied up in a prostitute’s house. The king got very angry and promised the people that he would himself catch the thief next day along with lot of soldiers.
Next day great thief , called his first son full thief and detailed to him about the great robberies done by his brothers. He asked him to show his class. Full thief agreed and went to the same town. He again came to know that the king himself was going to catch the thief that day. He dressed like a poor village and set up a shop selling food articles as well as alcoholic drinks in the forest adjoining the town. He also kept a map there. The king who was inspecting the town felt that a lap in the forest was suspicious and came there to enquire about it. The Full thief told, “Sir, I am a poor man who sells these things to the thief. For the last three days , he has been coming daily. “. The king requested for his help. Full thief agreed. He then requested the king to send away his soldiers so that the thief would come without any suspicion. The king sent them away and told them that as soon they hear his whistle they should come to this place immediately. After some time the Full thief told the king that , the thief was not coming because of the presence of the king. He advised him, “Sir, remove your royal dresses and get in to his gunny bag which I would lightly tie. Then seeing only me here, the thief will definitely come. As soon as the king got in to the gunny bag , Full thief tied it tightly, put on the royal dress and blew the whistle., When the soldiers came he asked them to take the thief inside the Gunny bag to the jail. He then rode on the king’s horse to his home. Great thief was elated by the greatness of his son.
Next day the king became the laughing stock of his city.
The Shawl asked Vikrama, “Oh sir , who are more able in this story?”
Vikrama replied, “Ofcourse, the king, minister, the cloth merchant and the barber.”
Pesa Madanthai laughed and blurted out, “How foolish is your answer. It is definitely Quarter thief, Half thief, Three fourth thief and Full thief.”
Vikrama Told her, “Oh lady .Now you have been defeated. So what is the harm in spending the time happily with me?
The shawl told , “Oh king Vikramadhithya, by your intelligence you gave wrong answers and made Pesa Madanthai speak three times. It is time that you take her with you.”
Pesa Madanthai was happy that the person whom she is going to marry is Vikramadhithya. The marriage was celebrated in a grand manner. After few days, Vikrama dressed himself as an old man and made Pesa Madanthai carry a small bundle of fire wood and reached Azhagapui. Then the king there ordered Dhanapathi to become a slave to Gunapathi as per their wager.. But Gunapathi said she is not insisting on that . Then Vikrama took his usual form and told all the people there as to who he is. He then started to his capital along with two wives –Gunapathi and Pesa Madanthai. On the way two Brahmins who were about to take Sanyasa requested Vikrama of these girls. He gave the girls to them. But since both of them refused to go with the Brahmins, he gave some money to the Brahmins and took them back.
The doll then told, “Oh king Bhoja, this is the greatness of Vikramadhithya who occupied this throne. If you think that you are equal to him, then you can definitely go up. Bhoja returned back that day without further climbing.

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