Current Issue
Organiser Home
The Moving Finger Writes
Media Watch
Thinking Aloud
Kids Org.
News Round-up
Readers’ Forum:
Kerala Newsletter

Previous Issues
September 04, 2011

August 28, 2011
August 21, 2011
August 14, 2011
August 07, 2011

July 31, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 17, 2011
July 10, 2011
July 03, 2011

June 26, 2011
June 19, 2011
June 12, 2011
June 05, 2011

May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
May 15, 2011
May 08, 2011
May 01, 2011

April 24, 2011
April 17, 2011
April 10, 2011
April 03, 2011

March 27, 2011
March 20, 2011
March 13, 2011
March 06, 2011

February 27, 2011
February 20, 2011
February 13, 2011
February 06, 2011

January 30, 2011
January 23, 2011
January 16, 2011
January 09, 2011
January 02, 2011

December 26, 2010
December 19, 2010
December 12, 2010
December 05, 2010
November 28, 2010
November 21, 2010
November 14, 2010
November 7, 2010

October 31, 2010
October 24, 2010
October 17, 2010
October 10, 2010
October 03, 2010

2010 Issues
2009 Issues
2008 Issues
2007 Issues
2006 Issues

About us
Contact us


January 02, 2011

Page: 16/38

Home > 2011 Issues > January 02, 2011

Kids’ Org

Krishnadeva Raya and Tenali Raman

By Manju Gupta

KING Krishnadeva Raya and his courtiers were watching the proceedings of the court when Tenali Raman began to yawn. Seeing his boredom, the king remarked angrily, "Tenali, why are you yawning so early in the day? Did you not sleep yesterday night? Since you seem to be so bored, then why are you sitting here? Go and leave the court before you put everyone else to sleep also."

Tenali Raman quietly left the court, but after he had left, the king and also the other courtiers lost interest in the court proceedings. The king could not concentrate at all on what was going on in the court and left early for his chambers.

Gradually three days passed and still there was no news of Tenali Raman. The king became worried as he feared that possibly he had been too harsh with his courtier. So he sent message all over the kingdom announcing that if anybody reported news about Tenali Raman, he would be adequately rewarded.

One day, a tribal youth visited the court and said, "Your Majesty, one of your courtiers by the name of Tenali Raman had come to stay among us. He became a great devotee of Sadhu Gangadas. Yesterday, Tenali Raman went to take a bath in the river flowing nearby and slipped in the water and got washed away. I have been sent by Sadhu Gangadas to inform Your Majesty about his departure from this world."

King Krishnadeva Raya lost colour and became so depressed that for the next three days he did not attend court, grieving at the loss of his favourite courier. Even many others in the court began to miss his presence even though they were jealous of his proximity to the king.

The king decided to send for the tribal youth. His soldiers went and brought the tribal youth in front of the king, who said, "Can you take me to your Sadhu Gangadas? I want to talk to him and see for myself as to what made Tenali Raman so fond of the sage."

The next day the king set out with his soldiers and guards to meet the sage, with the tribal leading the way. When they reached Sadhu Gangadas’s hut, the king fell at his feet and said, "I have lost my most faithful and intelligent courtier. Can you suggest some way to get over his death? I wish I had not turned him out of the court that day."

Sadhu Gangadas immediately stood up and pulled away his false beard and moustache to reveal his true identity. It was none other than Tenali Raman dressed as Sadhu Gangadas. The king embraced him and admonished him for running away from the court.

Previous Page Previous Page (15/38) - Next Page (17/38) Next Page

copyright© 2004 Bharat Prakashan(Delhi) Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Designed and Hosted by KSHEERAJA Web Solutions Pvt Ltd