An interesting connect between Vikram Betal story and the place barkuru.
The Kondeshwara swamy gardi at Barkuru, finds its link to the legendary throne of Vikramaditya.
Once upon time lived a king Vikramaditya., we have all heard this line and the stories featuring him. The Vetala Panchvimshati and the Simhasana Dwatrimshika. These stories have found their way in various versions of regional and Sanskrit literature.
The vetala panchvimshati tell us the twenty stories are narrated by Mahakavi Somade Bhatta these stories are supposed to have been told to Raja Vikramaditya by the wily ghost Betaal.
The simhasansa Dwatrimshika is the tales of the lost throne, Vikramaditya which links him to the King Bhoja of the Paramara Kings of Dhar. The folk lore has it that each time king Bhoja tries to ascend the throne of Vikramaditya thrity two statues that adorn the throne challenge him to ascend the throne…
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