Gundappa The Brahman
Tales of the Sun or Folklore of Southern India, Translated by Flora Annie Steel
In the present day state of Karnataka today, there once reigned a famous king named Châmunḍa, who was served by an household priest, named Gunḍappa. The Priest was well versed in all the rituals at which he officiated.
One day, the King Chamunda was chewing betel-leaves, and Gunḍappa was sitting opposite him. The King said,