Tenali shares his gift
Greed is not just dangerous but is also quite tricky. When someone offers you something for no reason, it is something to ponder over. It is best to be happy with what one has rather than be lured by what someone else has. This story of Tenali Rama is one such story that tells you what greed can do.
King Krishnadevaraya invites three dancers to perform at the palace. He invites a lot of people and all his ministers but doesn’t invite Tenali Rama. The king believes Tenali Rama will do something funny and ruin the performance. Tenali Rama of course gets to know about the dance performance. He doesn’t wait for an invitation. When he tries to let himself into the palace, he is stopped by a guard. He offers the guard half the gift that he will receive from the king. The guard falls for the bribe and lets him in. He is stopped by another guard and Tenali Rama successfully bribes him as well. A furious Krishnadevaraya decides to punish Tenali Rama for coming without an invitation. What happens next? Does Tenali Rama get punished? What about the guards who let him in? This story gets as interesting as it can.
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