Some text at the beginning and the end of Dashakumaracharita proper has been lost; thus it contains only eight of the ten narratives, and furthermore, the stories of Rajavahan and Vishruta are incomplete. Show all comments Leave a comment. He had gone to Kashi where he heard the plight of Kampala his father, and a former royal minister. The latter lures him into a scheme to conquer Patala the netherworld , and the two disappear into the earth through a chasm. The virtues of a wife, 3. While Kampala is being led to his execution, Arthapala drops a poisonous snake on his body and makes him fall down senseless. The first two chapters of the prologue form the frame story.