Moocha Raja finds his Soulmate
Once upon a time, a king named Moocha Raja lived in a faraway kingdom. He was a kind and generous ruler, loved by his subjects. One warm summer day, a mischievous monkey entered Moocha Raja’s royal bedroom through an open window.
As the monkey settled on the window sill, it observed a maid fanning the king, who was fast asleep. Unaware of the monkey’s presence, the maid left the room on an errand. Seizing the opportunity, the curious monkey hopped into the room, grabbed the fan, and began fanning the slumbering king.
When Moocha Raja awakened, he was surprised to see a monkey fanning him. Still groggy from sleep, he blinked in disbelief. In his half-awake state, he concluded that the maid had magically transformed into a monkey. Just as he tried to comprehend the situation, the real maid returned to the room, her eyes widening in shock at seeing the monkey with the fan. Overwhelmed, she shrieked loudly and hastily fled from the room.
Rather than being alarmed, Moocha Raja found the situation amusing. The mischievous monkey had managed to bring a smile to his face. He sensed a special connection with the cheeky primate like they were kindred spirits. Filled with a newfound fondness for his unexpected companion, Moocha Raja reached out and tossed a banana to the monkey, who deftly caught it with a grin.
As the day progressed, Moocha Raja prepared to leave for the royal court. Surprisingly, the monkey dashed forward and fetched the king’s shoes, eagerly presenting them. Touched by the monkey’s display of helpfulness, Moocha Raja affectionately patted him on the head and rewarded him with a juicy mango, which the monkey accepted with gleeful delight.
The king’s attachment to the monkey grew stronger by the day. He called upon the royal tailor and requested him to create a miniature coat and pants for the monkey. Adorned in his new outfit, complete with a tiny cap, the monkey became a constant companion, accompanying Moocha Raja wherever he went within the palace.
However, not everyone in the kingdom shared the king’s enthusiasm for his newfound friend. The minister, filled with concern, felt his duty was to caution Moocha Raja about placing too much trust in a mere monkey. “Your Majesty,” the minister began cautiously, “monkeys can be unpredictable creatures. You never know how they might behave.”
But Moocha Raja, smitten by his bond with the monkey, quickly dismissed the minister’s concerns. He held his hand up, cutting off any further words of caution. “If you dare utter another word against my loyal companion,” the king warned with a playful smile, “you may find yourself replaced by him as the minister.”
Realizing his counsel was unwelcome; the minister reluctantly withdrew, his worries still lingering.
One fateful afternoon, Moocha Raja decided to nap in his chamber, the monkey dutifully sitting by his side with the fan in hand. Unbeknownst to them, a pesky fly entered the room through the same open window. The monkey, eyeing the intruder suspiciously, tried to shoo it away with quick swats of the fan. But the resilient fly refused to relent, persistently buzzing around the room, seemingly fixated on the slumbering king.
Growing frustrated with the fly’s audacity, the monkey relentlessly pursued it. Each time it seemed the fly had been deterred, it returned with renewed vigor. In a desperate attempt to protect his beloved king, the monkey raised its tiny fist and brought it down with force, aiming to squash the persistent fly.
Unfortunately, fate intervened, and the monkey’s strike missed its target. Instead, the monkey’s fist collided with Moocha Raja’s face, striking him on the nose with considerable force. Pain shot through the king’s body as blood trickled from his broken nose.
Moocha Raja, awakened by the sudden impact, recoiled in agony, clutching his injured nose. Overwhelmed by shock and concern, the monkey, realizing the unintentional harm it had caused, acted on instinct. It swiftly darted toward the open window, disappearing into the outside world, never to be seen again.
The kingdom was relieved to learn their king’s injury was not severe. However, Moocha Raja, embarrassed by the incident, decided to retreat from public view until his nose had fully healed. During this time, he took solace in the solitude of his chambers, reflecting on the unforeseen consequences that had unfolded due to his fondness for the mischievous monkey.
Moocha Raja’s nose gradually healed, and he resumed his royal duties, carrying a valuable lesson in his heart. Although he cherished his bond with the monkey, he realized it had clouded his judgment. From that day forward, he vowed to exercise caution and discernment in his decisions, understanding the importance of trust and responsibility.
The kingdom’s people embraced their king once again, grateful for his recovery and the wisdom he had gained. And as for the monkey, it remained a fond memory, a reminder to Moocha Raja that sometimes, even the most endearing companions can bring unintended consequences.
From that day onward, the king ruled with a balance of warmth and caution, ensuring his kingdom’s and its subjects’ well-being.