Here’s another great story about Tenali Raman.
Once, king Krishna Deva Raya wanted to expand his army. So, he needed more horses. He decided to give one horse to each person in his kingdom, to take care of. He also gave everyone a good supply of straw to feed the horses. Everyone except Tenali Rama was happy with this plan. He shut his horse in one room and everyday at exactly nine o’clock he gave the horse very little straw through the window. He gave the rest of the straw to his cows who became fat and healthy.
At the end of a year, the king wanted to see all the horses. All the people who had been given horses to grow up, brought their horses for inspection. But Tenali Rama did not bring his horse. On being questioned, he answered that his horse had become so strong that he could not bring it to the court. The king was surprised on hearing this. He said, “Alright, I will send my chief inspector to your house tomorrow morning at nine to inspect the horse there.” Tenali agreed.
The next morning, the chief inspector went to Tenali’s house. He had a long beard. Tenali took him to the room where the horse was kept and asked him to look through the window. When the inspector peeped through the window, naturally his beard went in through the window first. Seeing the beard, the horse thought that it must be straw that was being given to him at the fixed time. It caught hold of the beard in his teeth and pulled. The inspector shouted in pain and tried to pull his beard back. But the horse knew that this was the only food he would get all day and pulled with all his might till the inspector lost his beard.
The inspector went running to the king. He reported that indeed Tenali Rama’s horse was the strongest of them all.
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The story was nice
Very interesting but it is incomplete
Thank you mocomi very interesting stories.
The story only teaches children to be cruel to animals. Here, in his attempt to fool the King, Tenali Rama is poorly feeding an animal that has no one but him to depend on. What will children learn from this? It teaches selfishness and cruelty.
this story was superr . very funny
this is a good story and the best.
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Good story The tenali raman was a good person. I like his story very much ????????????
very nice story
That’s great Charan!
my teacher said to write down about tenali so tahanks mocomi
this is an interesting story to study
This story is very good to study
Thank you Siddhusanikommu!
I love this story becouse my teacher told me to do write a project about tenali
Good and clevrest story
I had enojed this stories very much because i love to read stories especially tenali rama and akbar and birbal
it’s very nice story
nice story………………………… :):)
No finally he should teach a lesson to the King
Great story ☻
very super and clever story
very good storys