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Vikram Betal Stories English - Vikram And Betal stories is based on Betal Pacchisi, written nearly Vikram Aur Betal is popular collection of Betal stories. The story turns chiefly on a great king named Vikram, the King Arthur of the East, who in pursuance of his promise to a Jogi or Magician, brings. His younger brother Vikramajit, therefore, slew him and became king in his stead and began to rule his kingdom with the truest wisdom and piety. So just, indeed.
Vikram prepares to behead the tantric.
On their way to the tantric, Vetala tells his story. His parents did not have a son and a tantric blessed them with twin sons on a condition that both be educated under him. Vetala was taught everything in the world but often ill-treated.
Whereas his brother was taught just what was needed but always well treated.
Vetala came to know that the tantric planned to give his brother back to his parents and Vetala instead would be sacrificed as he was an 'all-knowing kumara' and by sacrificing him the tantric could be immortal and rule the world using his tantric powers. Vetal also reveals that now the tantric's plan is to sacrifice Vikram, beheading him as he bowed in front of the goddess.
Then tantric could then gain control over the vetala and sacrifice his soul, thus achieving his evil ambition. The vetala suggests that the king asks the tantric how to perform his obeisance, then take advantage of that moment to behead the sorcerer himself. The vetala offers the king a boon, whereupon Vikram requests that the tantric's heart and mind be cleaned of all sins and his life be restored as a good living being and that the vetala would come to the king's aid when needed.
Variation[ edit ] A variation of this story replaces the vetal with a minor celestial who, in exchange for his own life, reveals the plot by two tradesmen replacing the sorcerer to assassinate Vikrama and advises Vikrama to trick them into positions of vulnerability as described above. Having killed them, Vikrama is offered a reward by the goddess, who grants him two spirits loyal to Her as his servants.
Other media[ edit ] The children's Chandamama , featured a serial story titled New Tales of Vikram and Betal for many years.
As the title suggests, the original premise of the story is maintained, as new stories are told by Vetala to King Vikrama. In , the story was developed by Sagar Films Pvt. It was aired on Doordarshan , the public television broadcaster of India. A remake of that serial by the new generation of Sagar Films Pvt. In the novel, Alif the Unseen , a character named Vikrama the Vampire appears as a jinn. He tells how thousands of years ago, King Vikrama had set off to defeat the Vetala, a vampire jinn terrorizing one of his villages.
Vikrama won the Vetala's game of wits, but forfeited his life. The Vetala now inhabits his body. At the meeting, the mendicant requests that Vikramaditya bring him a corpse su. Whose sacrifice is bigger and greater the king's or the commander's? Who should Somprabha marry?
The warrior, the poet or the engineer? As a husband should be able to protect his wife from all forms of danger, the warrior is most worthy among the 3 as he alone was able to defeat and save Somprabha from the demon. Who is more sinful and culprit among the three Prince, Diwan's Son or the King? The king is more sinful as Prince has loved the girl and Diwan's son is only helping his friend but the King had exiled an innocent girl without any proof or evidence.
Why the thief cries and laughs simultaneously after hearing the declaration of the Rich Man? Answer The thief cries because as he knew he can't repay the deeds of the Manna and her father as he is going to die, and he laughed because he couldn't believe in his fate as Manna liked him over other qualified suitor.
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Short Summary: The first episode shows the story of how Raja Vikramaditya and Betaal meet. Beetal tells him a story of Suryamal, who falls in love with a woman and marries her with her parents' consent.
En route to home, dacoits attack and behead Suryamal and his friend. Suryamal's bride, a devout worshipper of goddess Durga , tries to commit suicide after seeing her husband dead. Goddess answers her prayers and decides to bring them both alive. Excited with joy, bride puts Suryamal's head on his friend's body and vice versa.
Betaal asks, who should the bride now consider as her husband; the man who has Suryamal's head or Suryamal's body?
Vikram answers, as brain controls whole man, the man with Suryamal's head is the bride's husband. Virvar with his mighty physical strength gains the position of being bodyguard to King Rupsen.
But he charges him a hefty sum of 9 tolas of gold daily. One day the goddess of wealth Raj Laxmi tells Virvar that a demon who sleeps in a cave will soon wake up and eat the king to satisfy his hunger.
Being king's bodyguard, Virvar along with his family decide to sacrifice their lives and hence enter the cave. After knowing what Virvar did to save his life, King Rupsen feels ashamed of not doing his duty of protecting his masses and he too enters the cave. The goddess of wealth comes and tells them all of how it was all her plan to test Virvar if he really was loyal as he charged a huge amount.
Betaal asks, who amongst King Rupsen and Virvar is great by doing his duty? Vikram answers, as it was Virvar's duty to protect king and he did so, he was not as great as the King Rupsen himself, who for sake of his masses was ready to sacrifice his own life. King Yashodhan is a just and kind king of his Kingdom. He is well trusted by his army, commanders and courtiers. But, Yashodhan is also well skilled in punishing the culprits.
He does so by punishing a businessman who had brought the nautch girls for his luxury.
In his kingdom, there lived a rich couple who plans to marry their beautiful and able daughter off to king. They send an invitation to the King, in return the king sends his darbaris to inspect about the girl whether she is qualified enough to be the Queen. The Darbaris does so and think positively about her. But on their return way to the palace, the evil businessman convinced the Darbaris that the girl can't be queen as if the girl is beautiful then king will not pay attention to his duties.
So, the Darbaris lies to the king about the girl. In result, the king brokes the proposal of marriage with the girl. After some time, the same rich man arranges his daughter marriage with the King's Commander. He engages his daughter with the commander and they fall in love with each other. One day, the girl's beauty caught the king's eye. He sends his ministers and commander to search the girl and ask her hand for the king. This puts a dilemma situation to the commander as his loyalty to king is tested.
As a result, he broke off with the girl and sacrifices her and tells the king that she is ready for marriage with the king. In the wedding day, the darbaris advises the king to reward the commander after being asked why so, the darbaris put the whole truth to the king.
As the king was just he arranges the marriage of commander and the very girl. Thus, sacrificing her. Somprabha is a beautiful and multi talented girl ready age to get married. Her father, mother and brother were happy for her and wanted to get her married. But, a giant demon has also vowed and promised them that he will take her away. This tensed the whole family.