Saturday, June 25, 2011

The story of bad act in return to help as told by Manuneethivalli doll

The story of bad act in return to help as told by Manuneethivalli doll

Retold by
P.R.Ramachander

On the twenty eighth day Bhoja raja after his morning duties again started climbing on to the throne of Vikramadhithya. He was stopped on the twenty eighth step by Manuneethivalli 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.

When Vikramadhithya was ruling the country there was a very learned Brahmin in his country, though he was devout he did not get any children so he along his wife started the Worship of Rudra. One day God came in his dream and instructed him to start Pradosha pooja. Soon his wife became in the family way and a s on was born to him. That Brahmin called his son as Devadatha. He taught him all Vedas and got him married to a suitable girl at the age of sixteen. He along his wife then left for a pilgrimage to Benares. While going he instructed him in the proper method of living in a pious way.
One day when Devadatha went to forest to collect Dhurbha grass, he met King Vikramadhithya who had lost his way in the forest. Devadatha helped the king by bringing out of the forest and helped him to reach his country.
King Vikramadhithya was very pleased with Devadatha, presented him with lots of money as well as a small job in his court. The king never forgot the help rendered by Devadatha and used to mention to his friends, that what little he does can never compensate for the help rendered to him by Devadatha at the proper time.
Devadatha wanted to test the greatness of the king. So one day he took the son of Vikramadhithya to his house and through his servant sent the ornaments of the prince for sale in the market. Since the police were searching for the prince they suspected Devadatha and produced him before the king. Before the king Devadatha admitted that he has killed the prince due to avarice. Though all ministers of the king advised him to award capital punishment to Devadatha, the king left him free citing the great help render4ed by Devadatha to him. Then Devadatha went home and brought back the prince and entrusted him to the king. He told the king that he did this only top test the greatness of Vikramadhithya.

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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