पंचायत -जयशंकर प्रसाद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

Icon-edit.gif is lekh ka punarikshan evn sampadan hona avashyak hai. ap isamen sahayata kar sakate hain. "sujhav"

mandakini ke tat par ramanik bhavan men skand aur ganesh apane-apane vahanon par tahal rahe hain.

narad bhagavanh ne apani vina ko kalah-rag men bajate-bajate us kanan ko pavitr kiya, abhivadan ke uparant skand, ganesh aur narad men varta hone lagi.

narad-(skand se) ap buddhi-svami ganesh ke sath rahate hain, yah achchhi bat hai, (phir ganesh se) aur dev-senapati kumar ke sath ghoomate hain, isase (tond dikhakar) apaka bhi kalyan hi hai.

ganesh-kya ap mujhe sthool samajhakar aisa kah rahe hain? ap nahin janate, hamane isilie mooshak-vahan rakha hai, jisamen dev-samaj men vahan n hone ki ninda koee n kare, aur nahin to bechara ‘moos’ chalega kitana? main to chal-phir kar kam chala leta hoon. dekhiye, jab janani ne dvarapal ka kary mujhe saunp rakha tha, tab mainne kitana parakram dikhaya tha, pramath ganon ko apani pad-maryada hamare sonte ki chot se bhool jana pada.

skand-bas rahane do, yadi ham tumhen apane sath n tahalate, to bharat ke alasiyon ki tarah tum bhi ho jate.

ganesh-(hnsakar) h-h-h-h, naradaji! dekhate hain n ap? ladake logon se buddhi utani hi samip rahati hai, jitani ki himalay se dakshini samudr!

skand-aur yah bhi suna hai.-dhol ke bhitar pol!

ganesh-achchha to narad hi is bat ka nirnay karenge ki kaun bada hai.

narad-bhaee, main to nahin nirnay karoonga; par, ap logon ke lie ek pnchayat karava doonga, jisamen ap hi nirnay ho jayaga.

itana kahakar naradaji chalate bane.

bhag 2

vatavriksh-tal sukhasin shnkar ke samane narad hath jodakar khade hain. dayanidhi shnkar ne hnsakar poochha-kyon vats narad! aj apana kuchh nity kary kiya ya nahin?’’

narad ne vinit hokar kaha-nath, vah kaun kary hai?’’

janani ne hnsakar kaha-vahi kalah-kary.

narad-mata! ap bhi aisa kahengi, to narad ho chuke; yah to log samajhate hi nahin ki yah mahamaya hi ki maya hai, bas, hamara nam kalah-priy rakh diya hai.

mahamaya sunakar hnsane lagin.

shnkar-(hnsakar)-kaho, aj ka kya samachar hai?

narad-aur kya, abhi to ap yon hi mujhe kalahakari samajhe hue baithe hain, main kuchh kahoonga, to kahenge ki bas tumhin ne sab kiya hai. main jata to hoon jhagada chhudane, par, log mujhi ko kahate hain.

shnkar-nahin, nahin, tum nirbhay hokar kaho.

narad-aj kumar se aur ganeshaji se dandebaji ho chuki thi. mainne kaha-ap log thahar jaie, main pnchayat karake ap logon ka kalah door kar doonga. is par ve log man gaye hain. ab ap shighr un logon ke panch banakar unaka nibatara kijie.

shnkar-yahan tak! achchha, jhagada kis bat ka hai?

narad-yahi ki devasena-pati hone se kumar apane ko bada samajhate hain, aur (janani ki or dekhakar) buddhiman hone se ganesh apane ko bada samajhate hain.

janani-han-han, thik hi to hai, ganesh bada buddhiman hai.

shnkar ne dekha ki yah to yahan bhi kalah utpann kiya chahata hai, isalie ve bole-vats! tum isamen apane pita ko hi panch mano, karan ki jisako ham bada kahenge, doosara samajhega ki pita ne hamara anadar kiya hai-astu, tum shighr hi isaka ayojan karake donon ko shant karo.

narad ne dekha ki, yahan dal nahin galati, to jagatpita ke charan-raj lekar bida hue.

bhag 3

narad apane pita brahma ke pas pahunche. unhonne sab hal sunakar kaha-vats! tujhe kya padi rahati hai, jo too ladaee-jhagadon men agragami bana rahata hai, aur vyarth apavad sunata hai?

narad-pita! ap to keval snsar ko banana janate hain, yah nahin janate ki snsar men kary kis prakar se chalata hai. yadi do-char ko ladao n, aur unaka nibatara n karo, to phir kaun poochhata hai? dekhie, isi se dev-samaj men narad-narad ho raha hai, aur kisi bhi apane putr ki apane dev-samaj men itani charcha suni hai?

brahma-to kya tujhe prasiddhi ka yahi marg mila hai?

narad-mujhe to isamen sukh milata hai-

‘‘yen ken prakaren prasiddh: purusho bhaveth .’’

brahma-ab to shnkar ki agya huee hai, jaise-taise isako karana hi hoga, kintu ham dekhate hain ki ganeshaji janani ko priy hain; atev yadi unaki kuchh bhi nichaee hogi, to janani doosari bat samajhengi! astu! ab koee aisa upay karana hoga ki jisamen buddhi se jo jite, vahi vijayi ho. achchha, ab sabako shnkar ke samip ikaththa karo.

narad yah sunakar pranam karake chale.

bhag 4

vishal vatavrikshatale sab devataon se sushobhit shnkar virajaman hain. pnchayat jam rahi hai. brahmaji kuchh sochakar bole-ganeshaji aur kumar men is bat ka jhagada hua hai ki kaun bada hai? astu, ham yah kahate hain ki jo in logon men se samagr vishv ki parikrama karake pahale avega, vahi bada hoga.

skand ne socha-chalo achchhi bhee, ganesh svayn tundil hain-mooshak-vahan par kahan tak daudenge, aur mor par main shighr hi prithvi ki parikrama kar aoonga.

phir vah mor par savar hokar daude. ganesh ne socha ki bhav aur bhavani hi to pita-mata hain, ab unase badhaqar kaun vishv hoga. astu, yah vicharakar shighr hi jagajjanak, janani ki parikrama karake baith gaye.

jab kumar jaldi-jaldi ghoomakar aye, to dekha, tundilaji apane sthan par baithe hain.

brahma ne kaha-dekho, ganeshaji apake pahale ghoomakar a gaye hain!

skand ne krodhit hokar kaha-so kaise? mainne to path men inhen kahin nahin dekha!

brahma ne kaha-kya marg men mooshak ka pad-chihn apako kahin nahin dikhaee pada tha?

skand ne kaha-han, pad-chihn to dekha tha.

brahma ne kaha-unhonne vishvaroop jagajjanak, janani hi ki parikrama kar li hai. so bhi tumhare pahale hi.

skand lajjit hokar chup ho rahe.

tika tippani aur sndarbh


bahari kadiyan

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