There once lived a businessman named Dhandat, who travelled the seas doing business in foreign lands. Whatever money he made he would spend on good causes in his town. He would build schools for the children, hospitals for the sick and food houses for the hungry.
Once, while on his trip back home, Dhandat was looking up into the night sky where he noticed a strange sight. It was a parrot, flying against the rough winds of the ocean. As Dhandat continued to watch the bird, he noticed that the bird was slowing down and would fall from the sky any minute. And that is what happened. The parrot fell! But Dhandat caught it, held it in his hands, and gave the tired parrot some water to drink.
When Dhandat looked at the parrot closely, he saw that it had two baby mangos in its beak. Dhandat had never seen such small mangos in his life. “Oh, where could this parrot have gotten these mangos?” he wondered out loud. Then he witnessed something extraordinary. The parrot started speaking to him! “There are many astonishing qualities in these mangos. One of them is, if a blind person eats them, they will get their sight back.” Dandat was shocked at what he heard. He immediately asked, “But what are you doing with them?” The parrot replied, “My parents are blind. So I want to help them get their eye sight back. I therefore went to the mountain named Shil to get these mangos.”
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“But, where did you hear about these mangos?” asked Dhandat curiously.
“One day, two sadhus came under the tree that I call home. Listening to their conversation, I learned about these amazing mangos and their wondrous qualities.”
Dhandat was hanging on the parrot’s words and asked, “What did you do after?”
“I went to my parents and told them what I had learned. At first they refused to let me go anywhere, but I assured them that I will come back quickly and safely. After reassuring them, with heavy hearts, they gave me permission,” explained the parrot. “I have been flying non-stop so that I can get back to them as quickly as possible. Today you saved my life and I am very thankful. So, please take one of these mangos and give it to someone you want to help and it will make their lives better.”
The parrot gave one mango to Dhandat and then continued on its journey.
The parrot returned home and fed both his parents the remaining magical mango. Instantly both his parents regained their sight. They cried with tears of joy on seeing their son and blessed him with lots of happiness.
On the other side of the ocean, Dhandat had also reached home. Right away he planted the mango seeds into his garden and in a short time the seeds sprouted into a plant. Dhandat took lots of care of the plant and in a short period of time it became a fully grown tree which started bearing lots of mangos. He gave these mangos to the needy to help improve their lives.
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Remember friends, like Dhandat, we should always help those who are in need and Lord will bless us in return. Like the parrot, we should do whatever we can to please our parents and earn their bliss.
Magical Mangoes – Kids Stories
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