तथ्य- प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

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vah bhed amrit ke man men hamesha jyon-ka-tyon bana raha aur kabhi n khula. n to amrit ki najaron se n usaki baton se aur n rng-dhng se hi poornima ko kabhi is bat ka nam ko bhi bhram hua ki sadharan padosiyon ka jis tarah baratav hona chahie aur ladaqapan ki dosti ka jis tarah nibah hona chahie usake siva amrit ka mere sath aur kisi prakar ka sambandh hai ya ho sakata hai. beshak jab vah ghada lekar kuen par pani khinchane ke lie jati thi tab amrit bhi eeshvar jane kahan se vahan a pahunchata tha aur jabaradasti usake hath se ghada chhinakar usake lie pani khinch deta tha aur jab vah apani gay ko sani dene lagati thi tab vah usake hath se bhoose ki tokari le leta tha aur gay ki nand men sani dal deta tha. jab vah baniye ki dookan par koee chiz lene jati thi tab amrit bhi aksar use raste men mil jaya karata tha aur usaka kam kar deta tha.

poornima ke ghar men koee doosara ladaqa ya adami nahin tha. unake pita ka kee sal pahale paralokavas ho chuka tha aur usaki man parade men rahati thi. jab amrit padhane jane lagata tab poornima ke ghar jakar poochh liya karata ki bazar se kuchh mngavana to nahin hai. usake ghar men kheti-bari hoti thi, gayen-bhainsen thin aur bag-bagiche bhi the. vah apane gharavalon ki najar bachakar phasal ki chizen saugat ke taur par poornima ke ghar de ata tha lekin poornima usaki in khatiradariyon ko usaki bhalamanasahat aur khane-pine se santusht hone ke siva aur kya samajhe aur kyon samajhe ? ek ganv men rahane vale chahe kisi prakar ka rakt-sambandh ya koee rishtedari n rakhate hon, lekin phir bhi ganv ke rishte se bhaee-bahan hote hi to hain. isalie in khatiradariyon men koee khas bat n thi.

ek din poornima ne usase kaha bhi, ki tum din-bhar madarase men rahate ho, mera ji ghabarata hai.

amrit ne sidhi tarah se kah diya-kya karoon, imtahan pas a gaya hai.

“main socha karati hoon ki jab main chali jaoongi, tab tumhen kaise dekhoongi aur tum kyon mere ghar aoge ? “

amrit ne ghabarakar poochha-kahan chali jaogi ?

poornima laja gee. phir boli-jahan tumhari bahanen chali gayin, jahan sab ladakiyan chali jati hain.

amrit ne nirash bhav se kaha-achchha, yah bat ?

itana kahakar amrit chup ho gaya. abhi tak yah bat kabhi usake dhyan men hi nahin ayi thi ki poornima kahin chali bhi jaegi. itani door tak sochane ki use phurasat hi nahin thi. prasannata to vartaman men hi mast rahati hai. yadi bhavishy ki baten sochane lage to phir prasannata hi kyon rahe ?

aur amrit jitani jaldi is durghatana ke hone ki kalpana kar sakata tha, usase pahale hi yah durghatana ek khabar ke roop men samane a hi gayi. poornima ke byah ki ek jagah batachit ho gayi. achchha daulatamand khanadan tha aur sath hi ijjatadar bhi. poornima ki man ne use bahut khushi se mnjoor bhi kar liya. garibi ki us halat men usaki najaron men jo chiz sabase zyada pyari thi,vah daulat thi. aur yahan poornima ke lie sab tarah se sukhi rahakar zindagi bitane ke saman maujood the. mano use munhamangi murad mil gayi ho. isase pahale vah mare fikr ke ghuli jati thi. ladaqi ke byah ka dhyan ate hi usaka kaleja dhadaqane lagata tha. ab mano paramatma ne apane ek hi kataksh se usaki sari chintaon aur vikalataon ka ant kar diya.

amrit ne suna to usaki halat pagalon ki-si ho gee. vah betahasha poornima ke ghar ki taraph dauda, magar phir laut pada. hosh ne usake pair rok diye. vah sochane laga ki vahan jane se kya fayada? akhir usamen usaka kasoor hi kya hai? aur kisi ka kya kasoor hai? apane ghar aya aur munh dhnkakar let raha. poornima chali jaegi. phir vah kaise rahega? vah vichalit-sa hone laga. vah zinda hi kyon rahe? zindagi men rakha hi kya hai? lekin yah bhav bhi door ho gaya. aur usaka sthan liya us ni:stabdhata ne, jo toofan ke bad ati hai. vah udasin ho gaya. jab poornima jati hi hai, to vah usake sath koee sambandh kyon rakhe? kyon mile-jule? aur ab poornima ko usaki paravah hi kyon hone lagi? aur paravah thi hi kab? vah ap hi usake pichhe kutton ki tarah dum hilata rahata tha. poornima ne to kabhi bat bhi nahin poochhi. aur ab use kyon n abhiman ho? ek lakhapati ki stri banane ja rahi hai! shauq se bane. amrit bhi zinda rahega. marega nahin. yahi is jamane ki vafadari ki rasm hai.

lekin yah sari teji dil ke andar-hi-andar thi aur nirarthak thi. bhala usamen itani himmat kahan thi ki jakar poornima ki man se kah de ki poornima meri hai aur meri hi rahegi! gajab ho jaega. ganv men aphat mach jaegi. aisi baten n ganv ki kahanniyon men kabhi suni hain aur n dehaton men kabhi dekhi hain?

aur poornima ka yah hal tha ki din bhar usaka rasta dekha karati thi. vah sochati thi ki kyon mere daravaze se hokar nikal jata hai aur kyon andar nahin ata? kabhi raste men mulakat ho jati hai to mano usaki parachhahin se bhagata hai. vah pani ki kalasi lekar kuen par khadi rahati hai aur sochati hai ki vah ata hoga. lekin vah kahin dikhaee hi nahin deta.

ek din vah usake ghar gayi aur usase javab manga. usane poochha-tum ajakal ate kyon nahin? bas usi samay usaka gala bhar aya. use yad a gaya ki ab vah is ganv men thode hi dinon ki mehaman hai.

lekin amrit chupachap jyon-ka-tyon baitha raha. laparavahi se usane sirph itana kaha-imtahan pas a gaya hai. phurasat nahin milati.

phir kuchh thaharakar usane kaha-sochata hoon ki jab tum ja hi rahi ho .... vah kahana hi chahata tha ki-to phir ab muhabbat kyon badhaoon ! magar use dhyan a gaya ki bahut moorkhata ki bat hai. agar koee rogi marane ja raha hai, to kya isi vichar se usaka ilaj chhod diya jata hai ki vah marega hi? isake viparit jyon-jyon usaki halat aur bhi zyada kharab hoti jati hai, tyon-tyon log aur bhi adhik tatparata se usaki chikitsa karate hain. aur jab usaka antim samay a jata hai, tab to daud-dhoop ki had hi nahin rahati. usane bat ka rukh badalakar kaha-suna hai, vah log bhi bahut maladar hain.

poornima ne usake ye antim shabd sune hi nahin ya unaka javab dene ki zaroorat nahin samajhi. usake kanon men to javab ka pahala hissa goonj raha tha?

usane bahut hi du:khapoorn bhav se kaha-to isamen mera kya kasoor hai? main apani khushi se to ja nahin rahi hoon? jana padata hai, isalie ja rahi hoon.

yah kahate-kahate mare lajja ke usaka chehara lal ho gaya. jitana use kahana chahie tha, shayad usase zyada vah kah gayi thi.

muhabbat men bhi shatarnj ki-si chalen hoti hain. amrit ne usaki taraph is tarah dekha ki mano vah is bat ki janch karana chahata hai ki in shabdon men kuchh arth bhi hai ya nahin. kya achchha hota ki usaki ankhon men ar-par dekhane ki shakti hoti! is tarah to sabhi ladakiyan nirash bhav se bat karati hain. mano byah hote hi unaki jan par a banegi. magar sabhi ladakiyan ek-n ek din achchhe-achchhe gahane aur kapade pahanakar aur palaki men baithakar chali jati hain. in baton se usako koee santosh nahin hua.

phir darate-darate bola-tab tumhen meri yad kyon aegi?

usake mathe par pasina a gaya. use aisi bedhab sharamindagi huee ki ji chaha ki kamare se bahar bhag jaoon. poornima ki or dekhane ki himmat bhi nahin huee. kahin vah samajh n gayi ho.

poornima ne sir jhukakar mano apane dil se kaha-tum mujhe itana nirmohi samajhate ho! main bekasoor hoon aur mujhase roothate ho. tumhen is samay mere sath sahanubhooti honi chahie thi. tumhen uchit tha ki tum mujhe dhadhas dete. aur tum mujhase tane baithe ho. tumhin batalao ki mere lie aur kaun-sa doosara rasta hai. jo mere apane hain, vahi mujhe gair ke ghar bhej rahe hain. vahan mujh par kya bitegi? meri kya halat hogi? kya yahi gam meri jan lene ke lie kafi nahin hai jo tum usamen apana gussa bhi milaye dete ho?

usake gala phir bhar aya. aj poornima ko is prakar du:khi aur udas dekhakar amrit ko vishvas ho gaye ki isake andar bhi ek chhipi huee vedana hai. usaka ochhapan aur svarthaparata mano kalikh banakar usake chehare par chamakane lagi. poornima ke in shabdon men poori satyata thi. aur sath hi kitani phatakar aur kitana apaman bhi bhara hua tha. jo paraye hon unase shikayat hi kyon kare? avashy hi aisi avastha men use poornima ko dhadhas dilana chahie tha. yah usaka kartavy use bahut prasannata ke sath poora karana chahie tha. poornima ne prem ka ek naya adarsh usake samane rakh diya tha aur usaka vivek is adarsh se bachakar nahin nikalane deta tha. isamen sandeh nahin ki prem bhi ek svarth-tyag hai, parantu bahut bada aur jigar ko jalane vala hai.

usane lajjit hokar kaha-maph karo poornima! meri bhool thi; balki bevakoophi thi.

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poornima ka byah ho gaya. amrit ji-jan se usake byah ke prabandh men laga raha. doolha adhed tha. tondal aur bhonda tha aur sath hi bahut ghamandi aur bad-mizaj bhi tha. lekin amrit aisi tatparata se usaki khatiradari kar raha tha ki mano vah koee devata ho aur usaki ek hi muskarahat use svarg men pahuncha degi. poornima ke sath batachit karane ka amrit ko avasar hi nahin mila. aur n usane avasar nikalane ka koee prayas kiya. vah poornima ko jab dekhata tha, tab vah roti hi rahati thi. aur amrit ankhon ki jaban se jahan tak ho sakata tha, bina kuchh kahe hi use jitana dhadhas aur tasalli de sakata tha, vah deta tha aur usake prati sahanubhooti dikhalata tha.

tisare din poornima ro-dhokar sasural vida ho gee. amrit ne usi din shivaji ke mandir men jakar param nishtha tatha bhakti se bhare hue dil se prarthana ki ki poornima sada sukhi rahe. jab naya aur taja gam ho to phir idhar-udhar ke aur falatoo vicharon ka bhala kahan pravesh ho sakata hai! du:kh to atma ke rogon ka nashak hai. parantu man men use ek tarah ki shoonyata ka anubhav ho raha tha. mano ab usaka jivan ujad ho gaya tha. ab usaka koee uddeshy ya koee kamana nahin rah gayi thi.

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tin baras bad poornima phir maike ayi. is bich men amrit ka bhi byah ho gaya tha. aur jivan ka jua garadan par rakhe hue lakir pitata chala ja raha tha. parantu usake man men ek aisi aspasht-si vasana dabi huee thi, jise vah koee spasht roop nahin de sakata tha. vah vasana tharmamitar ke pare ki tarah usake andar surakshit thi. ab poornima ne akar usamen garami paida kar di thi aur vah para chadhaqar sarasam ki sima tak ja pahuncha tha. usaki god men do baras ka ek pyara-sa bachcha tha; amrit us bachche ko din-rat mano gale se bandhe rahata tha. vah sabere aur sandhya use god men lekar tahalane jaya karata tha. aur usake lie bazar se tarah-tarah ke khilaune aur mithaiyan laya karata tha. sabera hote hi usake jalapan ke lie halua aur doodh lekar pahuncha jata tha. use nahalata-dhulata aur usake bal saf karata tha. usake phode-phunsiyan dhokar un par malaham lagata tha. ye sabhi sevaen usane apane jimme le li thin. bachcha bhi usake sath itana hil-mil gaya tha ki pal-bhar ke lie bhi usaka gala n chhodata tha. yahan tak ki kabhi-kabhi usi ke pas so bhi jata tha. aur poornima ke akar bulane par bhi usake sath nahin jata tha.

amrit poochhata-tum kisake bete ho.

bachcha kahata-tumale.

amrit mare anand ke matavala hokar use gale se laga leta tha.

poornima ka roop ab aur bhi nikhar aya tha. kali khilakar phool ho gayi thi. ab usake svabhav men ahamanyata aur abhiman a gaya tha aur sath hi banav-singar se prem bhi ho gaya tha. sone ke gahanon se sajakar aur reshami sadi pahanakar ab vah aur bhi adhik akarshak ho gayi thi. aur aisa jan padata tha ki mano vah amrit se kuchh bachana chahati hai. bina koee vishesh avashyakata hue usase bahut kam bolati hai. aur jo kuchh bolati bhi hai, vah is dhng se bolati hai ki mano amrit par koee ehasan kar rahi hai. amrit usake bachche ke lie itani jan deta hai aur usaki pharamaishon ko kitane shauq se poora karata hai, lekin oopar se dekhane par yahi jan padata tha ki poornima ki nigahon men usaki in sab sevaon ka koee mooly hi nahin tha. mano seva karana amrit ka kartavy hi hai. aur vah kartavy use poora karana chahie. isake lie vah kisi prakar ke dhanyavad ya kritgyta ka adhikari nahin hai.

jab bachcha rota hai, tab vah use dhamakati hai ki khabaradar, rona nahin. nahin to mamaji tumase kabhi n bolenge. aur itana sunate hi bachcha chup ho jata hai.

jab use kisi chiz ki zaroorat hoti hai tab vah amrit ko bulakar mano agya ke roop men usase kah deti hai. aur amrit bhi turant us agya ka palan karata hai. mano vah usaka gulam ho. aur vah bhi shayad yahi samajhati hai ki mainne amrit se gulami ka patta likha liya hai.

chh: mahine maike rahakar poornima phir sasural chali gayi. amrit use pahunchane ke lie steshan tak aya tha. jab vah gadi men baith gayi tab amrit ne bachcha usaki god men de diya. amrit ki ankhon se ansoo ki boond tapak padi aur usane munh pher liya aur ankhon par hath pherakar ansoo ponchh dala. poornima ko apane ansoo kaise dikhalae? kyonki usaki ankhen to bilakul khushk thin. lekin phir bhi usaka ji nahin manata tha. vah sochata tha ki n-jane ab phir kab mulakat ho!

poornima ne kuchh abhiman ke sath kaha-bachcha kee din tak tumhare lie bahut hudaqega.

amrit ne bhare hue gale se kaha-mujhe to umr-bhar bhi isaki soorat nahin bhoolegi.

“kabhi-kabhi ekadh patr to bhej diya karo.”

“bhejoonga?”

“magar main javab nahin doongi, yah samajh lo.”

“mat dena. main mangata to nahin. ... magar yad rakhana.”

gadi chal padi. amrit usaki khidaqi ki or dekhata raha. gadi ke koee ek pharalang nikal jane par usane dekha ki poornima ne khidaqi se sir nikalakar usaki taraph dekha aur phir bachche ko god men lekar use jara-sa dikhala diya.

amrit ka hriday us samay udaqar poornima ke pas pahunch jana chahata tha. vah itana prasann hai ki mano usaka uddeshy siddh ho gaya ho.

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usi varsh poornima ki man ka dehant ho gaya. poornima us samay saphar men thi. vah apani man ko antim samay n dekh saki. jahan tak ho sakata tha, amrit ne pahale to usaki poori chikitsa ki aur usake mar jane par usaka kriya karm bhi kar diya. brahmanon ko bhi aur biradarivalon ko bhi bhojan karaya, mano svayn usi ki man mar gayi ho. svayn usake pita ka dehant ho hi chuka tha, isalie vah ap hi apane ghar ka malik ho gaya tha. koee usaka hath pakadऩe vala nahin tha.

poornima ab kis nate se maike ati? aur phir ab use itani phurasat kahan thi! apane ghar ki malakin thi. ghar kis par chhodaqar ati? use do bachche aur bhi hue. pahala ladaqa bada hokar skool men padhane laga. chhota dehat ke madarase men padhata tha. amrit sal men ek bar naee ko bhejakar un sabaki khair-salla mnga liya karata tha. poornima sab prakar se sukhi aur nishchint hai, aur usaki tasalli ke lie itana hi kafi tha. amrit ke ladake bhi sayane ho gaye the. vah ghar-grihasthi ki chintaon men phnsa rahata tha. phir usaki umr bhi chalis se age nikal gayi thi. parantu phir bhi poornima ki smriti abhi tak usake hriday ki gambhiratar bhag men surakshit thi.

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achanak ek din amrit ne suna ki poornima ke pati ka dehant ho gaya. parantu ashchary yah tha ki use koee du:kh nahin hua. vah yon hi apane man men yah nishchay kar baitha tha ki is khabis buddhe ke sath poornima ka jivan kabhi eeshrya ke yogy nahin ho sakata. kartavy ki vivashata aur pativrat dharm ke palan ke vichar se usane kabhi apana hardik kasht prakat nahin kiya tha. parantu yah asambhav hai ki sabhi prakar ke sukh aur nishchintata ke rahate hue bhi us ghrinit vyakti ke sath use koee vishesh prem raha ho. yah to bharatavarsh hi hai, jahan aisi apsaraen aise ayogy kupatron ke gale bandh di jati hain. aur nahin to yah poornima kisi doosare desh men hoti, to us desh ke navayuvak us par nichhavar ho jate. usaki mari vasanaen phir jivit ho gayin. ab usamen vah pahale vali jhijhak nahin hai. aur n usaki jaban par vah pahale vali maun ki mohar hi hai. aur phir poornima bhi ab svatantr hai. avastha ke dharm ne avashy hi use adhik dayalu bana diya hoga. vah shokhi, alhadapan aur laparavahi to kabhi ki vida ho chuki hogi. us ladaqapan ki jagah ab usamen anubhavi striyon ki ve sab baten a gayi hongi, jo prem ka adar karati hain aur usaki ichchhuk hoti hain. vah poornima ke ghar matam-purasi karane jaega aur use apane sath le aega. aur jahan tak ho sakega, usaki seva karega. ab poornima ke keval samipy se hi usaka santosh ho jaega. vah keval usake munh se yah sunakar hi hardik santosh prapt karega ki vah bhi use yad karati hai. ab bhi usase vahi bachapan ka-sa prem karati hai. bis sal pahale usane poornima ki jo soorat dekhi thi, usaka sharir bhara hua tha, galon par lali thi, angon men komalata thi. usaki khinchi huee thodhi thi jo mano amrit ke bhare hue kund ke saman thi. usaki muskarahat madak thi. bas usaka vahi roop ab bhi bahut hi thode parivartan ke sath usaki ankhon men samaya hua tha. aur vah parivartan us ekant ki ankhon men use aur bhi adhik priy jan padऩe laga tha. avashy hi samay ki pragati ka us par kuchh-n-kuchh prabhav hoga. parantu poornima ke sharir men kisi aise parivartan ki vah kabhi kalpana bhi nahin kar sakata tha jisase usaki manoharata men koee antar a jae. aur ab vah keval oopari roop ka utana adhik ichchhuk bhi nahin rah gaya tha, jitana usake madhur vachanon ka bhookha tha. vah usaki premapoorn drishti aur usake vishvas ka hi vishesh ichchhuk tha. apane purushochit atmabhiman ke karan kadachith vah yah bhi samajhata tha ki vah poornima ki atript premabhavana ko apani najabaradariyon aur prem ke avesh se surakshit rakhega aur apani pichhali bhool-chook ka marjan kar dalega.

snyog se poornima svayn hi ek din apane chhote bachche ke sath apane ghar a gayi. usaki ek vidhava mausi thi jo usaki man ke sath hi apane vaidhavy ke din kat rahi thi. vah abhi tak jiti thi. is prakar vah soona ghar phir se bas gaya.

jab amrit ne yah samachar suna tab vah bade shauq se mano madamatt hokar usake ghar ki taraph dauda. vah apane ladaqapan aur javani ki madhur smritiyon ko apane man ki jholi men achchhi tarah snbhalata hua le ja raha tha. us samay usaki avastha thik us chhote bachche ke saman thi jo apane hamajoli ko dekhakar usake sath khelane ke lie toote-phoote khilaune lekar daud padata hai.

lekin usaki soorat dekhate hi usaka sara shauq aur sari umng mano bujh-si gayi. vah ni:stabdh hokar khada rah gaya. poornima usake samane akar sir jhukakar khadi ho gee. saphed sadi ke ghnooghat se adha munh chhipa hua tha, lekin kamar jhuk gayi thi. banhen soot-si patali, pair ke pichhale bhag ki ragen ubhari hueen, asnoo bah rahe the aur chehare ka rng bilakul pila pad gaya tha mano kafan men lapeti huee lash khadi ho.

poornima ki mausi ne akar kaha-baitho beta! dekhate ho isaki halat sookhakar kanta ho gayi hai. ek kshan ko bhi ansoo nahin thamate. sirph ek samay sookhi rotiyan khati hai aur kisi chiz se matalab nahin. namak chhod diya hai, ghi-doodh sab tyag diya hai. bas rookhi rotiyon se kam. is par aye din vrat rakhati hai. kabhi ekadashi, kabhi itavar aur kabhi mngal. ek chataee bichhakar zamin par soti hai. ghadi rat rahe uthakar pooja-path karane lagati hai. ladake samajhate hain, magar kisi ki nahin sunati. kahati hai ki jab bhagavanh ne suhag hi utha liya, to phir sab kuchh mithya hai. ji bahalane ke lie yahan ayi thi. magar yahan bhi rone ke siva doosara kam nahin. kitana samajhati hoon ki beti, bhagy men jo kuchh likha tha, vah hua. ab sabr karo. bhagavan ne tumhen bal-bachche diye hain! unako palo. ghar men eeshvar ka diya sab kuchh hai. char ko khilakar kha sakati ho. man pavitr hona chahie. sharir ko du:kh dene se kya labh? lekin sunati hi nahin. ab tum samajhao to shayad mane.

amrit oopar se dekhane men to ni:stabdh; parantu andar hriday-vidarak vedana chhipae hue khada tha. mano jis ninv par usane zindagi ki imarat khadi ki thi, vah hil gayi ho. aj use maloom hua ki janm bhar usane jis vastu ko tathy samajh rakha tha, vah vastav men mrig-trishna thi, athava keval svapn tha. poornima ke is vikat atm-snyam aur tapasviyon ke-se acharan ke samane usaki samast vasanaon aur prem ki umngon ka nash ho gaya tha aur usake jivan ka yah naya tathy akar upasthit ho gaya tha ki yadi man men mitti ko devata banane ki shakti hai to manushy ko devata banane ki shakti hai. poornima usi ghrinit manushy ko devata banakar usaki pooja kar rahi thi.

usane shant bhav se kaha-tapasvini ko ham jaise svarthi log kaise samajha sakate hain, mausi? ham logon ka kartavy isake charanon par sir jhukana hai, ise samajhana nahin.

poornima ne munh par ka ghoonghat hatate hue kaha-tumhara bachcha tumhen abhi tak poochha karata hai.

tika tippani aur sndarbh

bahari kadiyan

snbndhit lekh

varnamala kramanusar lekh khoj

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