It takes its origin from a story that a certain king had a minister named BharkShu, whom he sent on an expedition against an enemy across the sea. BharkShu defeated the enemy and himself became the king of that country, meanwhile a rumour was spread that BarkShu was dead n Beleiving the rumour to be true, the king appointed another person in place of BarkShu, but to his utter surprise BharkShu made his appereance after a few days. The maxim is used to indicate the impropriety of doing any thing in hot haste and without due circumspection.