- Mahabharat and Delhi Sultan’s wish
- Thousand Gold Coins and a Handful Grain
- Tenali Raman’s Entry Into Bhuvana Vijayam
- Royal Mother’s Last Wish
- Tenali Raman And Two Thieves
- Subba Sastry and Sugar
- Tenali Raman and the Horse
- Tenali Raman and the Three Dolls
- Tenali Raman And The Great Pundit
- The King’s Condition
- Ramalinga’s Prostrate Adoration to Donkeys
- Ramalinga Attempts to Turn a Dog into a Cow!
- Tenali Raman and the Jinx
- Tenali in Delhi Durbar
- The Horse Trader
- The Promoted Barber
- A Lesson to the Greedy
- Tenali’s Reward
- Tenali Raman and the Cat
- The Red Peacock – Tenali Raman Stories
- Rats, Cats and Cows
- Priests and Businessmen
- Hard Knocks
- The Most Precious Gift
- The Annual Contest
- The Keen Observer
- The Castle in the Air
- Master of Disguise
- The Golden Swan – Tenali Raman Stories
- The Secret of Weaving Invisible Fabric
- Ramalinga Dares to Criticize Rayalu’s Composition
- Ramalinga Humiliates Rama Raja Bhushana
- The Weird Wells’ Wedding Invitation
- How an Elephants’ fleet junks in a mosquito’s throat?
- Ramalinaga and Ramayana Recital
- Ramalinga Wins the War Before Drawing Swords!
- Thathacharya Demon Chanting Hymns
Once, king Krishna Deva Raya wanted to expand his army. So, he needed more horses. He decided to give one horse to be brought up by each person in his kingdom. 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. This is how sometimes even wise people can be deceived by clever people.
Tenali Raman and the Horse – Tenali Raman Stories