The duo that has been around since The legend behind the series of stories told by Betaal to Vikram, make for interesting short stories to learn great lessons. Legend has it that the king of Ujjain, Vikramaditya or Vikram, promises to capture and bring a ghost called Betaal to a sage. After confronting Betaal, the ghost promises to accompany Vikram on one condition. King Vikram must not speak during the journey. Thus begin a series of short stories told by Betaal to Vikram and the end of every story has a puzzle which compels King Vikram to break the silence and subsequently Betaal to fly away.

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Four princesses were so delicate. First one was so delicate that if she goes into the sunlight her skin would burn, So she always stayed at home and never went outside. The other one was so dedicate that if she hears a loud sound she got fainted.

Hence, no one ever touched him for past many years. The last one was so soft that even a rose petal hurts her. The king was so worried about his daughters. He knew that his daughters are so delicate and hence its impossible to get them married. One day, a servant came to him and told that he knows a physician who has knowledge of Ayurveda and with it, the princess can be surely cured. The king sends her to bring that physician. The servant was going to a nearby village to invite the physician.

The lady gave all her gold jewelry to him. Then she meets the physician and asks him to visit the palace. Princesses however were not convinced with this answer and ordered her to move out of the palace. Next Day, The physician met the king and after listening their illnesses, the Physician started Laughing.

The servant lady gave her jewelry to the poor man so that he can get his daughters married. Story 2 - Vikram Betal - Who would be her husband? Vikram Betal Story 2- As Vikramaditya put Betal on shoulders from tree Betal told another story that In Ujjain town a prince was great in every manner including his looks.

One day he saw a lady and thought this is the right one. One of his friends came out to know this and started searching for the lady. He soon found her and arranged their marriage.

Both went to search him. They found him dead in the temple. Then the friend thought that people will think that he has killed prince His own friend because of the lady. In this fear, he also killed himself. The princess cried ahead of goddess Kali and requested her to do something. Maa Kaali appeared and got convinced to join their heads again. There was a merchant who suffered a big loss in his business.

It was agreed that if he fails to pay the loan, then the king can kill all three of them, king accepted the deal. The merchant also said that his two blind sons have a special talent to analyze and judge horses and diamonds respectively.

King got excited and asked them to stay in his palace. One day a horse merchant came to the king and told him that he has the best horses and the king should buy them. The king decided to use the skills of blind sons. He ordered the one who was good in — Analyzing and judging the horses to check. The son started his job and checked with his talented hands. He then went to the king and told him that the horse has angry nature and he should not buy it because the horse will surely throw him off the back one day by standing on two hands.

The horse merchant got angry and said that how can a blind man check a horse and hence questioned his ability. The king decided to find out who is right and who is wrong, ordered his soldier to ride the horse. A soldier followed the ordered but the angry horse stood on two legs and put the soldier down.

The king was now impressed with this blind man. He displayed his best diamonds. To judge them, the king ordered another blind man to check. The blind man checked the diamond and told the king that although, diamonds are genuine but are unlucky. The blind man told him that two previous possessors of these diamonds were already killed in an accident and hence king should avoid buying them.

King crosschecked it and got convinced. Now, after six months the father came back, returned the loan of coins and requested king to allow him to take his sons back. King who was impressed by the abilities and skills of his two sons asked this father merchant if he also has some similar talent?

The merchant said — Yes and informed him that he has a special talent to read faces. King ordered to see his face. The merchant told the king that his mother was not Rajputana. The king got angry and punished him. Vikramaditya answered if the king ordered to read the face, it is his mistake. The man was only showing his talent. Hence king should not have punished him. You look tired. I shall tell you one more story for your enjoyment. Long ago there lived a Brahmin, Agniswamy in the town Brahmasthala situated on the bank of the river Kalindi.

He was loyal to his religion. She was extremely beautiful. She was yet to be married. Agniswamy was in search of a groom who is educated, beautiful and a man of good qualities.

One day, three Brahmins who were young arrived at Brahmasthala. All three of them were handsome and intelligent. They had come from Kanyakubja. They were all known to each other. All of them once saw Mandaravati and got fascinated by her beauty. Each one of them desired to marry her. There was a feeling of competition among the three brahmins now.

One day all of them approached Agniswamy one by one and requested him to get mandaravati married to them. Agniswamy was in a fix. He and his family members were unable to take any decision. Finally, they decided that Mandarvati should herself select the groom out of the three Brahmins. But the three brahmins were worried. One auspicious day Agniswamy invited the three Brahmins to his house. Each one thought that Mandaravati would select him.

They arrived at her house. Mandaravati saw all the three. She was now in a fix. Whom should she select? She was upset. While she was sitting in her room, to her misfortune a cobra entered the room and poisoned her. She died. The Brahmins were so sad to see this.

They were not in a position to leave her. However, Mandaravati was cremated. One of the three Brahmins collected her bones and went to the river Ganga. The second one built a house at the place of the cremation and lived in it. The last one remembering Mandaravatri, went on pilgrimage. One day her child behaved mischievously. She got angry and threw the child into fire. The child was burnt into ashes.

The young Brahmin felt that it is no good to stay in that house and therefore he just started to quit. The child got life and was alive again. Then the Brahmin kept the book containing amrita sanjeevini hymn on a table. He asked his wife to serve food to the young Brahmin. The young Brahmin ate well.

Everybody slept in the night. At the midnight the young Brahmin took the book and rushed towards Brahmasthala. He wanted to reach as early as possible the place were Mandaravati was cremated. By the time he reached the cremation ground the Brahmin who had been to the river Ganga also returned.


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