Manuneedhi Cholan

Manuneethi choalna did not have cildren for a long time. Since he performed a number of good deeds to obtain children and finally a male infant was born to him. The boy was named veedhivitanka.
King Manuneethi Cholan had hung a huge bell in front of his palace . He announced that anyone seeking justice could ring the bell and their voice will be heard.
One day the young prince went around the city in his chariot. People cheered him where ever he went and welcomed him by beating drums and with pipes. An young calf terrified with the loud noises ran berserk and got itself crushed under the wheels of the prince’s chariot. The mother of the calf helplessly watched its little one die .The cow walked to the palace gates and rang the huge bell demanding justice from the king. The king came out and saw the cow,he learnt from his courtiers the death of the young calf under the wheels of his son’s chariot.

Manuneedhi Cholan
Manuneedhi Cholan

King Manuneethi Cholan kept his promise , he ordered his son to be killed for his recklessness. The prince was killed the same way the calf had died ,he was crushed under the wheels of the chariot .The king went through the same pain the cow had as he witnessed his son die and thereby being just at all cost.
Manuneedhi Cholan – Historical Short Story

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