Monday, June 27, 2011

The story of the wild boar as told by Rukhmanivalli doll

The story of the wild boar as told by Rukhmanivalli doll
Retold by
P.R.Ramachander

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

One day when Vikramadhithya was meeting with several great princes, a hunter rushed in and told Vikramadhithya “Sir, In the Anjana Mountain a huge wild boar has come. We are scared because of it. Please help us and save us.”
Immediately the king along with all the princes left for Anjana Mountain in search of the wild boar. With lot of difficulty they found it and started chasing it. All the princes were not able to follow the boar but Vikrama gave a good chase and saw it enter a cave. Vikrama followed the boar in side. There he saw a shining town made of gold. He went on touring the town till he reached a palace. When he entered the palace, he saw a great king sitting there. That king introduced himself as Maha Bali the son of Virochana. When Vikramadhithya introduced himself, king Bali expressed great happiness in being able to receive such an honoured guest. Vikrama told the king that the pleasure was his because he has been able to meet Bali, with whom the Lord Vishnu himself came to beg. Maha Bali enquired with Vikrama as to why he has come. When he said he came simply, Maha Bali told him that he himself wanted to see the great king Vikramadhithya and sent a wild boar to bring him here. Then Maha Bali wanted king Vikramadhithya to ask for any present of his choice. When Vikramadhithya told him that he needed nothing, Maha Bali gave him a juice drinking which an old man will become a youth and an acid by pouring which everything will become gold.
King Vikramadhithya accepted the presents. While on his way back a poor very old Brahmin and his son met him and asked him for wealth. When king Vikramadhithya told that he has nothing except the juice which will make old ones young and an acid which would make all metals in to gold. He asked them to choose one of them. The old man wanted the juice and the Youngman the acid. When they were not able to take any decision, king Vikramadhithya gave both the juice and acid to them and returned to his kingdom. That was the generosity of our king.


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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