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31st Figure's Story-31-Kaushalyaa
Vikram Tests a Yogee
As Raajaa Bhoj tried to sit on the throne again, this time the 31st figure whose name was Kaushalyaa 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, Raajaa Vikram was a great Yogee. He knew through his Yog that he would live maximum for six months more. So he built a hut in a forest and used to spend his remaining time from royal duties in Saadhanaa.
One day he saw a Divine light in his hut coming from somewhere. When he closely watched it he found that that the light was coming from the hills in front of his hut. And in the midst of that light he saw a beautiful palace. A curiosity rose in his heart to see that palace, so he remembered his two Vaitaal and asked them to take him there. They took him on the top of the hill but they told that they could not go further than that. On asking "why", they told that some Yogee had bound it with Mantra Tantra and he lives in that palace and only that man can enter that palace whose Punya is more than his Punya.
Knowing this Vikram proceeded towards that palace. He wanted to see whether his Punya was more than that Yogee's Punya or not. As he came to the door of that palace, a fire ball came there from nowhere. An order-like voice came from inside and the fireball moved to one side and it left the entrance open for Vikram to enter. Vikram again went forward that the same voice asked him his introduction and if he did not tell the truth then he will burn him by his Shaap (curse).
By then Vikram had reached the inside room. Seeing him the Yogee stood up. When he told that he was Raajaa Vikramaaditya, he considered himself fortunate and told him that he did not expect that he would see Vikramaaditya there. He felicitated him and asked him to ask for something. Vikram asked him the same palace along with all comforts and conveniences. Yogee readily handed over that palace to Vikram and went away in forest.
Now that Yogee came very far from his palace and saw his Guru. His Guru asked him the reason of his wandering, he told him that he had donated that palace to Raajaa Vikram. His Guru laughed and said - "What can you give to the greatest donor of this world?" And he asked him to take that palace back from him in disguise of a Braahman. So the Yogee went back to Vikram in the hut, where he was doing his Saadhanaa, in disguise, and asked him to give some place to live. Vikram asked him to tell his desired place. He asked the same palace from him. Vikram smiled and told him that he had come from there at the same time leaving that palace intact. He asked that palace only to test him.
After telling this story, the 31st figure Kaushalyaa said - "Although Raajaa Vikramaaditya was regarded greater than Devtaa in qualities and was able to sit Indra's throne, but still he was a human being. He was born in Mrityu Lok, so one day he died. All people started crying for him. When his dead body was kept on pyre, his all queens became Satee with him. Devtaa rained flowers on his pyre. His eldest son was declared the King. His all coronation ceremonies were performed but he could not sit on his throne. He could not know that why couldn't he sit on his father's throne.
He was perplexed with this situation, that Vikram himself came in his dream and asked him to be like Devtaa. He told him when he will become able to sit on his throne through his fame, Punya etc, he himself will come in his dream and tell him. But when he did not come in his dream for some time, he did not know what to do of his throne. Then he consulted Pandit and learned people and one day according to their advice he slept after remembering his father, Vikram came in his dream and asked him to bury the throne in the ground and go to Ambaavatee leaving Ujjain. He further said to him - "Whenever any qualitative King will be born in future, this throne will go to him itself."
So according to his orders, next day morning, he made his people dug a deep ditch and buried his throne in it. He himself went to Ambaavatee and started ruling from there."
Created by Sushma Gupta on August 9, 2007
Modified on 06/05/13