King Kumanan was loved by everyone.He always helped the poor and gave whatever his
subjects wanted. Such was his kindness and dedication .The king had a brother
He was irresponsible as well as a cruel person. As
the king continued to help the poor , Amanan Ďs friends became worried that
there wouldnít be anything left for Amanan and them to enjoy life
with.Therefore they poisoned Amananís mind to get his half of the kingdom .
Amanan then told his brother of wanting his part of
the kingdom.Amanan warned that if he leaves his brother to go on doing charity
work soon their wealth will run out and he did not want to take a chance.King
Kumanan could not do anything but agree to his brotherís request.
After getting his half of the kingdom , Amanan
started spending it away .He didnít tend to his subjects need neither did he
care much .There were much cruelty in his ruling , he ill treated the poor
especially the farmers that at one point he forbid them to plant rice. The
business should be run by rich merchants only and there were no place for the
poor for advancement.This had seriously caused economically problem and growth
in Amananís ruling.Due to this , starvation gripped the poorís and there were
not much of anything of everything in his kingdom.
To regain back his wealth and power (which he had
already lost)he seeked his brotherís help.He asked King Kumanan the other half
of the kingdom.The king who was a kind-hearted soul who never said ďNOĒ to
anyone agreed. But alas, as soon as Amanan got that half too, he ordered King
Kumanan to leave his kingdom.He felt that King Kumananís
presence would threaten his position as
King.The king , left all his belongings in the palace. He wore a yellow robe
and left to the jungle.
After a few months , King Amanan left a notice
saying whoever could bring King Kumananís head would be richly rewarded.
One day , a poet when into the jungle to get
inspiration .He was surprise to see the king there. They knew each other
because the poet was a frequent visitor to the palace and have recited so many
beautiful poems in honour of the king. When the poet saw the king, he
immediately started reciting poem to the king.The king was so happy but was sad
that he hasnít any gift to offer the poet.Then suddenly the king remembered and
said ď I heard that my brother Amanan have set a price for my head.I would like
you to take the reward.Ē The poet left the king and promised that he will be
back another day to take his reward.
On his way to the palace, the poet cut some wood ,made
it in a shape of a head and painted it.When
he reached the palace,he showed Amanan the head and claimed that it was
King Kumananís head.Amanan believed the poet and was furious.He got angry and
accused the poet as a murderer .King Amanan felt very sad and regretted for his
foolish behavior all this while.
The day came that he felt that Kingís Kumanan Ďs
death was all because of him and left the kingdom to live in the jungle.
There he came face to face with his brother and
begged for forgiveness for all his wrong doings.King Kumanan then told him of
the poetís trick.He begged the king to return and claim the throne once
again.He felt there was no better king to rule then King Kumanan himself.Since
then ,Amanan helped his brother,Kumanan to rule the kingdom wisely.