Sunday, June 12, 2011

The story of Dharmaseela as told by fourteenth Chandravalli doll

The story of Dharmaseela as told by fourteenth Chandravalli doll.

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On the fourteenth day Bhoja raja after his morning duties again started climbing on to the throne of Vikramadhithya. He was stopped on the thirteenth step by Chandravalli 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:-
King Vikramadhithya maintained a very enviable system of spies so that he would be able to understand the problems of his people and solve them. They also used to gather reports of strange happenings and inform. Once a spy who returned from Kashmir told him about the following happening. “King, in the city of Kashmir, there is a very rich merchant called Dharmaseela. After multiplying his wealth manifolds by very hard work, he decided to build a temple to God Narayana and get is surrounded by a huge lake. First the temple was built. Then all round it millions of labourers started digging a lake. With their efficient dedicated work, they did dig a very huge lake around the temple. But strangely the lake did not have even a drop of water. The very sad Dharmaseela continued the digging in the hope of getting water. When he found that water was not forthcoming he prayed the God. He heard a magical voice. “Only if a drop of blood from the neck of a man with all the 32 prescribed qualities falls on the lake bed, then only water will come in this lake.” Not able to find any perfect man willing to cut his head, even today the lake is dry. Dharmaseela has announced a prize of 1000 pounds of gold to whosoever helps him get water in the lake.”
Hearing this strange story Vikramadhithya decided o do something about it. So during his six month sojourn in the forest, he went to Kashmir. There he went to the lake bed, prayer Lord Narayana and began cutting his neck so That blood would fall on the lake bed. God appeared before him and blessed that the lake would be full of water.
When the extremely happy Dharmaseela offered him 1000 pounds of Gold, Vikramadhithya gave the entire gold in charity to poor people and reached back his kingdom

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