Once upon a time, in a village near the banks of the river Yamuna, there resided a man named Keshav. Keshav had been in search of a suitable groom for his daughter, Madhumati. As fate would have it, Keshav's wife, son, and daughter each found three different prospective grooms based on their individual preferences. However, before a final decision could be made, tragedy struck when Madhumati was bitten by a venomous snake, leading to her untimely demise.
In the aftermath of the incident, the first suitor took possession of Madhumati's belongings and returned to his own home, cherishing them as mementos. The second young man chose to reside in the very place where Madhumati had tragically lost her life, as if keeping her memory alive within those surroundings. Meanwhile, the third young man departed from the village, seeking to acquire the mystical knowledge required to resurrect the dead.
Having successfully acquired the newfound mystical art, the third young man employed his newfound abilities to bring Madhumati back to life. As Madhumati was restored to the realm of the living, the pressing question emerged - to whom should she be married?
Betal posed the question to Vikram, "Can you tell me, Vikram, who is the rightful husband of Madhumati?"
Vikram contemplated the situation before responding, "The boy who took Madhumati's belongings as cherished mementos can be considered as her son. The boy who used his mystical powers to bring Madhumati back to life can be seen as her father. And the boy who chose to reside at the very site where Madhumati's life was tragically lost, as if she were still alive, is the rightful husband of Madhumati."
Upon hearing the correct answer, Betal swiftly retreated back to his abode within the tree trunk.
Moral: Reasoning and careful consideration lead to effective problem-solving and decision-making.