The story of Courtesan Kamalareka as told by Paripoornavalli doll
On the sixteenth day Bhoja raja after his morning duties again started climbing on to the throne of Vikramadhithya. He was stopped on the sixteenth step by Paripoornavalli 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 the emeperor of India, a spy from Northern part of India met hiom and related this story, “King, In the Arya desa of north, there is a courtesan called Kamalareka. She is so pretty that even people without masculinity fell in love with her and want to spend the night with her. But all people who spend the night, die that night and return only as corpse.”
Vikramadhithya was intrigued by the story of Kamalareka. So during his sojourn of six month in the forest he went to Arta desa. When he enquired about Kalalareka, people told him that she was an irresistible beauty and he has to spend 1000 gold coins to spend a night with her. They also told him that he would die that night.
Vikramadhithya went to Kamalareka’s home and paid 1000 gold coins, . He was received well and taken to her bed room. He asked for a mat spread on the floor and was preparing to sleep. The courtesan gave him a fluffy pillow. He refused that also. He did not even touch her. The courtesan laughed and told, “By coming here you are ready to embrace death. If you think you can escape by not even touching me you are mistaken.” Then she entered in to sleep. Very soon a golden serpant came out of her nose and started biting the pillow near by. Vikramadhithya took his magical sword and cut her in to pieces.
Next day the courtesan was pleasantly surprised to see that Vikrama was alive. When Vikrama showed her the snake and how he killed it, she thanked Vikrama profusely.
Our king Vikramadhithya was such a one that he would help any one who is suffering regardless of the station of his life.
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