Maruthi Kakani, Melbourne, Australia
Once upon a time two young men Ali and Ram lived in a village. They were brought up wise, generous and brave in the nature’s care and nurturing of village atmosphere. They have started on a journey towards the East to explore the worlds.
The Journey began thru dense forests, arid deserts and rugged mountains on their way. They came across a cave in which they decided to take the shelter for the night. As they entered the cave suddenly the ground under the feet of Ali shook and he disappeared into the ground. Not knowing where his friend has gone Ram has searched around and a beautiful lady has appeared before him. The lady spoke with a sweet voice, “O charming young man. I am very much pleased with you and wanting to marry you. But I must turn your friend into a monkey. Please accept me as your wife and we will live happily ever after.” Ram, was very angry with the lady and spoke with determined voice, “O lady. I don’t know who you are. You have taken my friend and turned him into a monkey. For this I shall not forgive you nor I can accept you as my wife. Return my friend Ali to me or face me”. As soon as Ram spoke these words the lady turned into a monkey and ran into the forest, his friend Ali has appeared before him.