Online Children's Magazine from India
Once upon a time there was a king called Krishnadevaraya. He ruled Vijayanagar. He had a royal teacher and also a scholar called Tenalirama. The royal teacher was always jealous of Tenalirama because he got more respect than him in the kingdom. A few others in the kingdom were also jealous of him.
One day the king’s mother died. Her last wish was to eat a mango. But she died before it could be fulfilled. The king thought that her soul will not rest. He asked his royal teacher for advice. The royal teacher was greedy and selfish. He thought up a clever plan for his own profit. He said the king should give mangoes made from gold to every Brahmin in the kingdom. The king thought for a while and asked Tenalirama. He said nothing. The king thought that he agreed and said okay to the royal teacher. The royal teacher and the Brahmins of the kingdom were very happy because they were getting golden mangos and lunch. Tenalirama thought that the royal teacher was greedy and selfish. He thought of a clever plan and decided to teach him a lesson. The king invited all the Brahmins in his kingdom. The royal teacher and the Brahmins were pleased to see a variety of food items and the golden mangos. They started eating the food. The food was very delicious. Meanwhile, Tenalirama came and said something in a servant’s ear. The servant went and brought one golden stick burning hot and started giving burns to the Brahmins. The royal teacher and the Brahmins went straight to the king and complained about the servant. The servant told the king that Tenalirama had told him to do so. The king called Tenalirama and questioned him. Tenalirama said his mother’s last wish was that her waist should be burnt with an iron stick because she had pain in the waist. But she died before her wish could be fulfilled. `I thought if your mother’s soul could be satisfied by gifting golden mangos, my mother’s soul could be satisfied by burning with golden sticks,’ he said. The king and the servants understood and laughed.
Once again Tenalirama proved himself clever and got rewards from the king. If you are honest and clever no one can beat you.
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