Where were you, Gajapati, at the time when Krishnaraya’s elephants attacked the fort of Aratla? Where were you at the time when the Narapati emperor set up the pillar commemorating his victory at Simhadri? Where were you at the time when he set his elephants to break the bronze doors of your fort? Where were you on tha day on which you gave your daughter in marriage to the Raya together with the gandapendera? Did you take leave of your sensesenus? Were you dead? Were you not on this earth? Daring not to approach and losing your head, did you efface yourself? Now that he is dead, how dare you enter Kannada like a dog that enters a house whose doors are by chance kept ajar?

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