Sunday, June 19, 2011

The story of Brahmachari as told by Manoranjithavalli doll

The story of Brahmachari as told by Manoranjithavalli doll

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On the twenty fourth day Bhoja raja after his morning duties again started climbing on to the throne of Vikramadhithya. He was stopped on the twenty fourth steps by Manoranjithavalli 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.

As was his usual practice king Vikramadhithya made arrangements to celebrate the spring festival. This was usually celebrated in a garden of the size of a forest. He took all his queens to that garden, and days and night were full of merry making. Next to this mega garden was a temple of Goddess Chandika. A Brahmachari who observed celibacy was doing worship in that temple. He used to spend all his time in worshipping the goddess at that temple. Hearing the laughter and merry making, the thoughts of marrying a pretty lady and making love with her crossed his mind. He also wanted to become very rich. So he decided to approach king Vikramadhithya and beg from him a village and decided to get married.

So he went and met Vikramadhithya. He wished him all that is good and prayed Goddess Chamundi to bless him with all that he wants. King Vikramadhithya was impressed and asked him as to who he was and what he wanted from him. Then the Brahmachari told, “Sir, I spend all my time in worship of Chamundi. Yesterday she came in my dream and told me, “Oh Brahmachari, I am extremely happy with your service. I feel that you should also enjoy the life of householder. So I will appear in the dream of the king Vikramadhithya and request him to make a king of a small town and also arrange for your marriage. So you go and meet Vikramadhithya tomorrow. “It is as per her orders that I have come to meet you.”
Vikrama was surprised as the Goddess had not come in his dream. He quickly understood that the Brahmachari was telling a lie. He then thought, why the Brahmachari was telling a lie. Then he thought that it is because of his shy nature that the Brahmachari was telling a lie. Then he thought that that lying Brahmachari was also one of his subjects and he is duty bound to help him. So he made him a king of a small town nearby and also celebrated his marriage with a pretty girl in a grand manner. That is our king 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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