This is one of the famous Tales of Tenali Raman “Utsav Mela“. Once upon a time, King Krishnadeva Raya was sitting in his court.
He said in the court, “The new year is about to begin, so I want to give a gift to our citizens.” You guys tell me what can be the best gift for the public? “
After hearing the talk of The King, All the courtiers started thinking that what gift should be given to the public?
Then a minister stood and said, “My King, on the occasion of the new year, A grand festival should be celebrated all over the country. Musicians, drama troupes and artists should be invited to this. This will be the most appropriate gift for the people of the state.”
King Krishnadeva Raya liked this suggestion very much. He said, “How much will this program cost?”
On this, The Minister said, “Maharaj, nothing special, about two million gold currencies will be spent in it. “
The King said with surprise, “So much money?” It’s not much? “
On this, The Minister gave a clarification saying, “OO Majesty, Thousands of artists will come. We have to spend on their food and drink. Many theater houses will have to be built. The entire city will have to be decorated. There will be a cost involved in organizing all this. “
All the courtiers also supported this matter of the Minister, but King Krishnadeva Raya wasn’t still ready to spend too much.
King Krishnadeva Raya took Tenali’s opinion on it.
Tenali said, “The King, The idea of celebration is indeed very good, but this festival should not be held in the capital. “
The King said, “Why?…. Why should it not be in the capital?”
To this, Tenali said, “If this festival will be organized in the capital then other people of the state will not be able to attend it.”
If some people are involved in this, then they will have to leave their work for some days and come from their village…This is not fair…
I believe that artists should go among the public and keep the culture of the state, the history and heritage of the state through their art so that the people of the state can be entertained as well as more from their culture. There will be a chance to join.”
King Krishnadeva Raya was very happy about this and said, “Tenali, Your point is completely correct.”
..Take as much money as you want, but the program should be like that. “
Tenali Said to The King, “it won’t cost much. We will spend the movement of artists and their remuneration and the people will spend their living and food, the area in which they will go.
The name of this festival will be ‘Utsav Mela‘. Tenali said happily.
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