Shishu Sansaar | Vikram-Vaitaal Stories-3
|3-Three Special Braahman|
3-Three Special Braahman
Once upon a time there lived a Braahman named Vishnuswaamee who was performing a large sacrifice. He had three special sons who were very good at three things - the first one was good at food, the second one was good at women, and the third one was good at beds. Vishnuswaamee wanted a tortoise for his sacrifice so he sent this three sons to bring one for him. All of them did get one but they could not even touch it as each of them claimed more sensitive than others.
Now, to decide that who was most sensitive than others, they went to the King. King took their test. He got prepared several types of food and invited the first son to have food, but he wouldn't even touch it. On asked he told him that his rice smelling bed. He smelt burnt corpses in it, that is why he cannot even touch it. The king was amazed to hear this. He found out that his rice came from a field which was near a cremation ground. The king was very impressed.
Now he decided to test the second son. He sent a very beautiful prostitute to him, but he sent her away saying that she was smelling like a goat. When King asked his men to find out the secret of this they told him that she drank goat milk when she was a child. The king was also impressed with this boy.
Now the turn was of the third son. The King made a bed of seven huge mattresses and let him sleep on them. The boy slept, but he woke up in the middle of the night with a lot of pain and red mark on his shoulder. On checking a small piece of hair was found below the seven mattresses.
The King was very impressed with this boy also, but could not decide that who was the most sensitive. But he had decided to use their qualities in his court and employed them in his court. And Vishnuswaamee could not complete his sacifice.
Vaitaal stopped here and asked Vikram - "Now tell me who was the most sensitive boy among the three?" Vikram thought for a while and said - "The third boy, because he had the clear evidence of his sensitiveness - the red mark on his body while others could have got that information from other also.."
As soon as Vikram finished his answer, Vaitaal ran away and hung on the same tree upside down.
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 06/05/13