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nal ka apane poorv roop men prakat hokar damaynti se milana

damaynti vidarbh desh ke raja bhimasen ki putri thi. usaka vivah nishadh desh ke raja virasen ke putr nal ke sath sampann hua tha. damayanti aur nal donon hi atynt sundar the. yadyapi donon ne ek-doosare ko dekha nahin tha, phir bhi ek-doosare ki prashnsa sunakar aur bina dekhe hi ek-doosare se prem karane lage the.

nal se prem

hinduon ke prasiddh aur vishv ke sabase bade mahakavy mahabharat men vidarbh desh ke raja bhimasen ka ullekh hai, jisaki rajadhani 'kundinapur' men thi. isaki putri damaynti nishadh naresh nal ki maharani thi.[1] raja bhimasen ki putri damaynti aur virasen ke putr nal donon hi ati sundar the. donon hi ek doosare ki prashnsa sunakar bina dekhe hi ek-doosare se prem karane lage the. jab damaynti ke pita ne usake svaynvar ka ayojan kiya to isamen sammilit hone ke lie indr, varun, agni tatha yam bhi aye aur damaynti ko prapt karane ke ichchhuk ho ge. ve charon bhi svaynvar men nal ka hi roop dharan ae the. nal ke saman roop vale panch purushon ko dekhakar damaynti ghabara gee, lekin usake prem men itani astha thi ki usane devataon se shakti mangakar raja nal ko pahachan liya. is prakar donon ka vivah sampann hua.

viyog

vivah ke bad nal-damaynti ka milan to ho gaya, lekin kuchh samay bad hi viyog bhi sahana pada. nal ke bhaee pushkar ne dyoot men jab unhen parajit kar diya, tab nal apani bharya damayanti ke sath rajy se bahar chale gaye. ve pratidin ek van se doosare van men bhraman karate rahate the. keval jal matr se apana jivan-nirvah karate the aur janashoony bhaynkar vanon men ghoomate rahate the. ek bar raja ne van men svarn-si kanti vale kuchh pakshiyon ko dekha. unhen pakadane ki ichchha se raja ne unake oopar vastr phailaya, parantu ve sabhi vastr ko lekar akash men ud gaye. isase raja bade du:khi ho gaye. ve damayanti ko gahari nidra men dekhakar use usi sthiti men chhodakar chale gaye. jab damayanti nidra se jagi to usane dekha ki nal vahan nahin hain. nal ko n pakar vah us ghor van men hahakar karate hue rone lagi. mahanh du:kh aur shok se sntript hokar vah nal ke darshanon ki ichchha se idhar-udhar bhatakane lagi.

chedi janapad men agaman

isi prakar kee din bit gaye aur bhatakate hue vah chedi janapad men pahunchi. vahan vah unmatt-si rahane lagi. chhote-chhote shishu use kautukavash ghere rahate the. ek din manushyon se ghiri huee use chedi janapad ke raja ki mata ne dekha. us samay damayanti chandrama ki rekha ke saman bhoomi par padi huee thi. usaka mukhamndal prakashit tha. rajamata ne use apane bhavan men bulakar poochha- "tum kaun ho?" is par damayanti ne lajjit hote hue kaha- "main vivahit stri hun. main n kisi ke charan dhoti hoon aur n kisi ka uchchhisht bhojan karati hoon. yahan rahate hue koee mujhe prapt karega to vah apake dvara dandaniy hoga. devi is pratigya ke sath main yahan rah sakati hoon." rajamata ne kaha- "thik hai aisa hi hoga." tab damayanti ne vahan rahana svikar kiya aur isi prakar kuchh samay vyatit hua aur phir ek brahman damayanti ko usake mata-pita ke ghar le aya, kintu mata-pita tatha bhaiyon ka sneh pane par bhi pati ke bina vah atyant duahkhi rahati thi. usake pita nal ko dhoondhane ke bahane damaynti ke dubara svaynvar ki ghoshana karate hain.

pati se milan

damaynti se bichhudane ke bad nal ko karkotak namak sanp ne das liya tha, jis karan usaka rng kala pad gaya tha. poori tarah se kala ho jane ke karan koee bhi ab nal ko pahachan nahin sakata tha. vah 'bahuk' nam dharan karake aur sarathi banakar vidarbh pahuncha. apane prem ko pahachanana damaynti ke lie mushkil kary nahin tha. usane itana samay vyatit ho jane ke bad bhi nal ko pahachan liya aur donon ka pun: milan hua. bad ke samay men pushkar se punah jua khelakar nal ne apani hari huee bazi jit li aur samast rajy prapt kar liya. damaynti n keval roopasi yuvati thi, balki jisase prem kiya, use hi pane ki prabal jijivisha bhi lie thi. use devataon ka rup-vaibhav bhi vichalit n kar saka, n hi pati ka viroop hua chehara usake pyar ko kam kar paya.

inhen bhi dekhen: nal damayanti


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  1. tato vidarbhanh snpraptn sayahne satyavikramamh, rituparnn jana ragyebhimay pratyavedayanh-vanaparv 73,1

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