A trip to heaven

One morning, a farmer found that some animal had broken into his farm in the night and had eaten some of the sugar canes he was growing. He decided to keep a watch. In the middle of the night, he went to his farm to make sure no animal had…
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Tenali Tales: Raman and the cat

The intelligence of animals was being discussed in the court of king Krishnadevaraya. “Cats are most intelligent,” said one minister. Others in the court agreed with the minister. They started describing how clever their own cats were. Each one claimed his own cat was the smartest. The king wanted to…
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Tenali Raman and the weight lifter

Tenali Raman and his wife were on their way to Hampi, the capital of Vijayanagara. On the way, they passed through a village at the foot of a hill. The villagers had gathered in front of the village temple. Raman’s wife became curious and dragged her husband to the spot.…
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Raman at Kali Ma's temple

Kali Ma’s gift to Raman

Tenali Raman was suffering from a bad cold. He kept blowing and wiping his nose. The nose turned red and his eyes swelled with tears. His wife brought to him a vessel filled with hot water. She put some herbs into it. As Raman inhaled the steam, the cold subsided…
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