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17th Figure's Story-17-Vidyaavatee
Vikram Gives Aahuti of His Body
As Raajaa Bhoj tried to sit on the throne again, this time the 17th figure whose name was Vidyaavatee burst into laughter and asked him - "Do you still think you are the right person to sit upon this throne?" Raajaa Bhoj again said with courage - "Yes." She said - "First listen to this story and then decide if you can sit on this throne. Listen, In the kingdom of Raajaa Vikramaaditya everybody was happy, nobody had any problem and if any time somebody came with any problem his problem was immediately solved. To solve the problems of his people Raajaa himself used to take rounds of his city in disguise.
One day he was on his round of the city that he hear a couple talking. The woman was saying - "Why don't you tell Raajaa the truth?" And the man was saying - "I cannot put Raajaa's life in risk for my own selfish interest." Raajaa understood that the problem was related to him. He always got ready to solve his people's problems. So hearing this he could not resist himself and knocked the door of the house from where these voices were coming.
He found that it was a Braahman's house. He introduced himself to them and asked them to tell their problem. As they saw the Raajaa himself standing in front of them they both started trembling in fear. But Raajaa assured them that they did not need to be so afraid of him and let him know about their problem. He will try his best to solve it if he could.
Braahman said - "We have been married for 12 years but we have no child. We did all kinds of things but we still remained childless. A few days ago, my wife had a dream. A Devee came in her dream and said to her - "There is a dense forest in the East, about 30 Kos far, some Rishi are praying Shiv Jee and are doing Yagya there. They are cutting their body parts and dropping them in the Havan to please Shiv Jee. So if Raajaa Vikramaaditya can go there and drop his body parts in that Havan, this will please Shiv Jee. Later he can ask the the child from him for you, and thus you will get the child." Hearing this Vikram assured them that he will surely go there and drop his body parts in the Havan to get a child for them.
He immediately remembered his two Vaitaal and when they came, he asked them to take him to that spot where the Yagya was going on. Vaitaal immediately took him there, and Vikram started cutting his body parts and dropping them in the Havan. When all got burnt in the Havan, a Shiv Gan came there and sprinkled Amrit on their bodies and brought them to life, but he forgot Vikram. When the Rishi saw Vikram's burnt body they prayed Shiv Jee to bring him to life. Shiv Jee brought him also to life. As Vikram came to life he asked Shiv jee to give a child to that Braahman family. Shiv Jee got very pleased to see Vikram's feelings for others. "So be it." Saying this Shiv Jee disappeared. Vikram also came home. After some time that Braahman couple had a son.
Created by Sushma Gupta on August 9, 2007
Modified on 05/06/13