Sri Krishna Deva Rayalu, one of the rulers of the ancient Indian kingdom of Vijayanagar, had transformed his regime into a Golden Era. His courtpoet, named Tenali Rama, added to the reputation of the kingdom. Rayalu’s court hosted discussions, arguments, and competitions of the learned men. Thus, were born the stories of Tenali Rama. These lively stories spread the message of wit and intellect, through the sharp humour of Tenali Rama, puncturing the pride of people, including his own King.