As a part of teaching santhai of stotras to kids in an interesting manner Adiyen sometimes encourages them to narrate stories that are related to the stotras themselves. The below story about Dadichi finds an indirect mention in the 14th verse of Shodashayudha stotram where in Swami Desika describes the vajra ayudha of Sudarshana which is different from that of Indra’s vajra ayudha made from the spine of Dadichi.
आयुधानामहं वज्रम् इत्यगीयत यः स वः ।
अव्याद्धेतीशवज्रोsसौ अदधीच्यस्थिसम्भवः ।।
The story was first narrated by Chi.Amrit Narayan of 2nd standard. The link to his version is
As an attempt to make kids understand the importance of prapatti or surrender to Emberuman easily, while teaching the न्यासदशकम् – Nyasa dashakam of Swami Desika, this story was shared with them in an interactive manner.
This story is about the attitude of people in general to simply follow what others do without questioning the reason. Because of this attitude of people a beggar loses his copper vessel full of coins on the banks of Ganges. The hyperlinked audio describes his plight in a humorous manner. There is a verse in Sanskrit which summarises the crux of the story – गतानुगतिको लोकः न लोकः पारमार्थिकः । गङ्गासैकतलिङ्गेन नष्टं मे ताम्रभाजनम् ।।