These stories of King Vikramaditya appeared in the Bhavan’s Journal under the caption of Vetala Panchavimsati. In response to a public demand the stories have been compiled in a book form. They are the stories as told by a ghoul residing in a dead body which is supposed to be brought by King Vikram to an ascetic. If he speaks the body goes back to its original position and Vikram has to go back to bring it. These stories of Vikram and Betaal have been very popular since they contain an element of suspense and interest.
About the Author:
Shri Aiyar's interests vary from astrology and vedas. He joined the Bhavan in 1952 as the Associate Editor of Bhavan's Journal and went to Bangalore in 1968 as the Director of Bhavan's Bangalore Kendra. He is an author, a journalist and a scholar. He started as the editor of a Music Journal and was also a school teacher. His published work consists of books on astrology and palmistry besides stories of Vikramaditya and Hindu Shastra.