Krishna Raya, arranged to construct a new reservoir. After the construction was over, he along with his officials went to inspect the reservoir. He asked his officials,"How does the water in this reservoir look like?"
One official said,"The water in this reservoir is so pure."
Another one told, "The water is crystal clear and is glittering." Like this, each one commented according to their imagination.
On Tenalirama's turn he told the king,"Sir, the water has taken the shape of the reservoir you have built." Without indulging in flattery, Tenalirama gave a pertinent answer. The king liked his plain talk and extolled him.