King Satyapal's Wisdom
Betal narrated the story of King Satyapal to Vikram. When Satyapal
ascended the throne of Chandadesh, the Bhil tribes were fighting for
independence from Chandadesh. The country was poor and was under threat
from Prachand Verma, a neighbouring King.
Satyapal went to his ministers, who suggested that he should marry
Prachand's daughter. Satyapal refused because Prachand's daughter
considered him a weak king .
One day, he met Kirtisena, the princes of the Bhils. Following her advice,
Satyapal banished his corrupt ministers and became prosperous again.
Then, he met the Bhil king and asked for Kritisena's hand in marriage.
Having gained the faith of the Bhils, he now attacked Prachand and
Betal asked Vikram "Was Satyapal's strategy right ? " Vikram replied
"It was perfect because Satyapal put his house in order first before
facing his enemies ."