Katha Kids. Tenali Raman was once walking along a forest path when he was stopped by a merchant. Did you see it passing by? Once upon a time, Raman set out on a long journey.
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If there is one thing we sincerely believe in, here at GetLitt! One such storyteller is Tenali Ramakrishna a. Tenali Rama was a Telugu poet and advisor in the court of King Krishnadevaraya , in what is now known as Andhra Pradesh.
He was also known as the court jester because of his witty and humorous stories. Tenali Rama had a penchant for solving issues using his intelligence and values, and hence, his stories make for great bedtime stories for kids. These mythological stories have been passed down since the early 16th century. Nothing can beat the charm of reading these stories, which is why we wanted to shortlist our favourite Tanali Raman short stories for you. King Krishnadevaraya loved horses and had the best collection of horse breeds in the Kingdom.
Well, one day, a trader came to the King and told him that he had brought with him a horse of the best breed in Arabia. He invited the King to inspect the horse. King Krishnadevaraya loved the horse; so the trader said that the King could buy this one and that he had two more like this one, back in Arabia that he would go back to get.
The King loved the horse so much that he had to have the other two as well. He paid the trader gold coins in advance. The trader promised that he would return within two days with the other horses. Two days turned into two weeks, and still, there was no sign of the trader and the two horses. One evening, to ease his mind, the King went on a stroll in his garden.
There he spotted Tenali Raman writing down something on a piece of paper. Curious, the King asked Tenali what he was jotting down. Tenali Raman was hesitant, but after further questioning, he showed the King the paper. Tenali said these were the names of the biggest fools in the Vijayanagara Kingdom! As expected, the King was furious that his name was at the top and asked Tenali Raman for an explanation.
Tenali referred to the horse story, saying the King was a fool to believe that the trader, a stranger, would return after receiving gold coins. Image courtesy Merisaheli. There was an arrogant woman named Vidhyulatha in the Vijayanagara Kingdom. She was proud of her accomplishments and loved showing off her intelligence. One day she put up a board outside her house, offering anyone gold coins if they could outsmart her wit, wisdom and intelligence. Many scholars took up her challenge, but she could not be defeated.
That is until one day a man selling firewood arrived. He started shouting on top of his voice outside her door. Irritated with his shouting, Vidhyulatha asked the man to sell her his firewood. However, the man insisted that she had not understood what he had actually asked for.
Getting angry, Vidhyulatha accused him of talking nonsense. The vendor said it was not nonsense, and since she had not understood his price, she should concede defeat. Hearing these words, Vidhyulatha started getting frustrated with the vendor. After hours of arguing, they decided to go to the provincial court. The judge heard what Vidhyulatha had to say and then asked the firewood vendor to give his explanation. Since she failed to understand this, Vidhyulatha was bested and therefore she needed to take down her board and give the vendor the gold coins.
Impressed, the judge agreed, and the matter was resolved. After Vidhyulatha took down her board, she asked the vendor who he really was, doubting a simple firewood vendor could have bested her. Taking off his disguise, Tenali Raman revealed himself! He wanted to teach the arrogant and snobbish Vidhyulatha a lesson in being humble. Lesson learned! One day Tenali Rama and his friend were lying on a hammock and enjoying the gentle sea breeze.
It was a beautiful day, and both men were smiling to themselves. Seeing his friend, Tenali inquired as to what was causing him to smile. His friend replied saying he was thinking about the day when he will be truly happy. His friend went on to explain that he will truly feel happy when he has a house by the sea, with a comfortable car, a big bank balance, a pretty wife and four sons who would get educated and earn a lot of money.
Minus all the hard work! Image Courtesy Kathakids. In the Kingdom of Vijayanagara, there lived a man named Ramaya. The rumour was that if one saw Ramaya in the morning, they would be cursed and not be able to eat the whole day.
Hearing this, the King wanted to test it out for himself. The guards made the arrangements for Ramaya and set up a room right next to the King for him. It just so happened that at lunchtime, the King spotted a fly in his meal and asked the cook to take it away and prepare a new lunch.
Hearing the whole story, Tenali Raman goes to Ramaya and whispers something into his ear, right before he is to be taken to be hanged. On the same day, the guards ask Ramaya if he has any last wishes. Ramaya says he wants to give the King a note that he must read before the hanging. The guards deliver this note to the King. Who is, therefore, more cursed — Ramaya or the King? He looked down on other people, especially the Smarthas — covering his face with a cloth whenever he saw people from this and other sects.
Fed up of this behaviour, the King and other courtiers went to Tenali Raman for his help. Upon seeing Tenali, the teacher covered his face. Seeing this, Tenali asked him why he did that. He explained that Smarthas were sinners and to look upon the face of a sinner meant that he would be turned into a donkey in his next life.
One day, Tenali, the King, Tathacharya and the other courtiers went on a picnic together. As they were returning from their picnic, Tenali spotted some donkeys. He immediately ran up to them and started saluting them. Puzzled, the King asked Tenali why he was saluting the donkeys.
Those were some of our favourite short stories from the famous Tenali Raman Collection. We hope you liked them and will use these for your next bedtime storytelling session! Read: 10 Short Moral Stories for Kids. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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Tenali Ramakrishna born Garlapati Ramakrishnayya ; also known as Tenali Rama or Tenali Raman was an Indian poet, scholar, thinker and a special advisor in the court of Sri Krishnadevaraya who ruled from C. When he was a child his father was led to death. So, to overcome the depression that Rama faced, his mother Lakshamma took him to Vijayanagara where he was an advisor and the 8th sai. Tenali Ramakrishna was born in a Telugu-speaking Niyogi Hindu Brahmin family  as Garlapati Ramakrishna, in a village called Thumuluru currently a part of Tenali Mandalam during the late part of the fifteenth century, while it is widely believed that he was born in Tenali. His father was Garlapati Ramayya , who served as a priest in the Ramalingesvara Swami temple in Santharavuru.
Tenali Raman Stories
Tenali Rama was traveling to Hampi, with his wife. On their way, they came across a small town. There was a huge crowd gathered near the village temple. His wife got curious and dragged Rama with her to see what the hustle was all about. They pushed their way through the crowd and saw a bodybuilder in the center. There he was, a six feet man, exhibiting his strength by carrying a huge gunny bag on his left shoulder; and proudly twirling his mustache with his right hand! Everyone turned towards Rama in amuse, including the bodybuilder.
10 Fun and Interesting Tenali Raman Stories for Kids
Tenali Ramakrishna was a poet and an advisor to King Krishnadevaraya. He was known for his amazing wit, humour, and extraordinary intelligence. All the stories of Tenali Raman tell us about his relationship with the king, his wisdom and his problem-solving capabilities. Acquaint your child with Tenali Ramakrishna with his amazing tales.
Tenali Raman Stories In English For Kids
Sri Krishna Devaraya was the emperor of Vizayanagra. He had eight advisors. Tenali Rama was one among them. He was very clever and spontaneous. Sri Krishna Devaraya had some special kind of brinjal plants in his garden.