Folklore of Vikram & Vedhal:
The Legend of Vikram and Vedhal is an Indian folktale that tells the story of Ujjain’s King Vikramaditya's quest to capture a malevolent spirit named Vedhal. Along the way, Vikramaditya faces moral dilemmas posed by Vedhal, which he must solve to capture the spirit. After hearing 24 stories from Vedhal, Vikramaditya discovers the truth about a sorcerer who planned to use the spirit's powers for his own benefit. Vikramaditya outsmarts the sorcerer and defeats evil, teaching important lessons about wisdom, courage, and justice. The tale is a classic example of Indian oral tradition and has been retold in various forms of media.

SCD Balaji’s Faithlore:
The story of Vikramaditya and Vedhal serves as a metaphor for the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind. Vedhal represents the subconscious, which is associated with intuition, creativity and wisdom. Vikramaditya, the conscious mind, must learn to understand the subconscious and interpret messages expressed through dreams, life challenges and intuition. The riddles at the end of each story represent the challenge of interpreting these messages in our everyday lives. To access the wisdom of the subconscious, one must explore oneself deeply and be open to new experiences.
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