मंदिर -प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

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matri-prem, tujhe dhany hai ! snsar men aur jo kuchh hai, mithya hai, nissar hai. matri-prem hi saty hai, akshay hai, anashvar hai. tin din se sukhiya ke munh men n ann ka ek dana gaya tha, n pani ki ek boond. samane pual par mata ka nanha-sa lal pada karah raha tha. aj tin din se usane ankhen n kholi thin. kabhi use god men utha leti, kabhi pual par sula deti. hnsate-khelate balak ko achanak kya ho gaya, yah koee nahin batata. aisi dasha men mata ko bhookh aur pyas kahan ? ek bar pani ka ek ghoont munh men liya tha; par knth ke niche n le ja saki. is dukhiya ki vipatti ka varapar n tha. sal bhar ke bhitar do balak gnga ji ki god men saunp chuki thi. patidev pahale hi sidhar chuke the. ab us abhagini ke jivan ka adhar, avalamb, jo kuchh tha, yahi balak tha. hay ! kya eeshvar ise bhi isaki god se chhin lena chahate hain ? yah kalpana karate hi mata ki ankhon se jhar-jhar ansoo bahane lagate the. is balak ko vah kshan bhar ke lie bhi akela n chhodati thi. use sath lekar ghas chhilane jati. ghas bechane bazar jati to balak god men hota. usake lie usane nanhi-si khurapi aur nanhi-si khanchi banava di thi. jiyavan mata ke sath ghas chhilata aur garv se kahata, ‘amman, hamen bhi badi-si khurapi banava do, ham bahut-si ghas chhilenge,tum dvare machi par baithi rahana, amman,main ghas bech laoonga. ‘man poochhati, ‘mere lie kya-kya laoge, beta ? ‘   jiyavan lal-lal sadiyon ka vada karata. apane lie bahut-sa gud lana chahata tha. ve hi bholi-bholi baten is samay yad a-akar mata ke hriday ko shool ke saman bedh rahi thin. jo balak ko dekhata, yahi kahata ki kisi ki dith hai; par kisaki dith hai ? is vidhava ka bhi snsar men koee vairi hai ? agar usaka nam maloom ho jata, to sukhiya jakar usake charanon par gir padati aur balak ko usaki god men rakh deti. kya usaka hriday daya se n pighal jata ? par nam koee nahin batata. hay ! kisase poochhe, kya kare ? tin pahar rat bit chuki thi. sukhiya ka chinta-vyathit chnchal man kothe-kothe daud raha tha. kis devi ki sharan jae, kis devata ki manauti kare, isi soch men pade-pade use ek jhapaki a gayi. kya dekhati hai ki usaka svami akar balak ke sirahane khada ho jata hai aur balak ke sir par hath pher kar kahata hai, ‘ro mat, sukhiya ! tera balak achchha ho jayaga. kal thakur ji ki pooja kar de, vahi tere sahayak honge.‘ yah kahakar vah chala gaya. sukhiya ki ankh khul gayi. avashy hi usake patidev aye the. isamen sukhiya ko zara bhi sndeh n hua. unhen ab bhi meri sudhi hai, yah soch kar usaka hriday asha se pariplavit ho utha. pati ke prati shrriddha aur prem se usaki ankhen sajag ho gayin. usane balak ko god men utha liya aur akash ki or takati huee boli, ‘bhagavan ! mera balak achchha ho jae, to main tumhari pooja karoongi. anath vidhava par daya karo.‘ usi samay jiyavan ki ankhen khul gayin. usane pani manga. mata ne daud kar katore men pani liya aur bachche ko pila diya. jiyavan ne pani pikar kaha, ‘amman rat hai ki din ? ‘ sukhiya- ‘‘abhi to rat hai beta, tumhara ji kaisa hai ? ‘ jiyavan- ‘‘achchha hai amman ! ab main achchha ho gaya.‘ sukhiya- ‘‘tumhare munh men ghi-shakkar, beta, bhagavanh kare tum jald achchhe ho jao ! kuchh khane ko ji chahata hai ? ‘ jiyavan- ‘han amman, thoda-sa gud de do.‘ sukhiya- ‘gud mat khao bhaiya, avagun karega. kaho to khichadi bana doon.‘ jiyavan- ‘nahin meri amman, jara-sa gud de do, tere pairon padoon.‘ mata is agrah ko n tal saki. usane thoda-sa gud nikal kar jiyavan ke hath men rakh diya aur handi ka dhakkan lagane ja rahi thi ki kisi ne bahar se avaz di. handi vahin chhod kar vah kivad kholane chali gayi. jiyavan ne gud ki do pindiyan nikal lin aur jaldi-jaldi chat kar gaya. din bhar jiyavan ki tabiyat achchhi rahi. usane thodi-si khichadi khayi, do-ek bar dhire-dhire dvar par bhi aya aur hamajoliyon ke sath khel n sakane par bhi unhen khelate dekhakar usaka ji bahal gaya. sukhiya ne samajha, bachcha achchha ho gaya. do-ek din men jab paise hath men a jaeenge, to vah e k din thakur ji ki pooja karane chali jayagi. jade ke din jhadoo-baharoo, nahane-dhone aur khane-pine men kat gaye; magar jab sndhya samay phir jiyavan ka ji bhari ho gaya, tab sukhiya ghabara uthi. turnt man men shnka utpann huee ki pooja men vilamb karane se hi balak phir murajha gaya hai. abhi thoda-sa din baki tha. bachche ko leta kar vah pooja ka saman taiyar karane lagi. phool to zamindar ke bagiche men mil gaye. tulasidal dvar hi par tha; par thakur ji ke bhog ke lie kuchh mishthann to chahie; nahin to ganv valon ko bantegi kya ! chadhane ke lie kam se kam ek ana to chahie. sara ganv chhan ayi, kahin paise udhar n mile. ab vah hatash ho gayi. hay re adin ! koee char ane paise bhi nahin deta. akhir usane apane hathon ke chandi ke kade utare aur daudi huee baniye ki dookan par gayi, kade giron rakhe, batase liye aur daudi huee ghar ayi. pooja ka saman taiyar ho gaya, to usane balak ko god men uthaya aur doosare hath men pooja ki thali liye mndir ki or chali. mandir men arati ka ghnta baj raha tha. das-panch bhaktajan khade stuti kar rahe the. itane men sukhiya jakar mandir ke samane khadi ho gayi. pujari ne poochha, ‘kya hai re ? kya karane ayi hai ? ‘ sukhiya chabootare par akar boli, ‘thakur ji ki manauti ki thi maharaj, pooja karane ayi hoon.‘ pujari ji din bhar zamidar ke asamiyon ki pooja kiya karate the aur sham-sabere thakur ji ki. rat ko mandir hi men sote the, mandir hi men apaka bhojan bhi banata tha, jisase thakuradvare ki sari astarakari kali pad gayi thi. svabhav ke bade dayalu the, nishthavan aise ki chahe kitani hi thnd pade, kitani hi thndi hava chale, bina snan kiye munh men pani tak n dalate the. agar is par bhi unake hathon aur pairon men mail ki moti tah jami huee thi, to isamen unaka kaee dosh n tha ! bole, ‘to kya bhitar chali ayegi. ho to chuki pooja. yahan akar bharabhasht karegi.‘ ek bhaktajan ne kaha, ‘thakur ji ko pavitr karane ayi hai ?‘ sukhiya ne badi dinata se kaha, ‘thakur ji ke charan chhoone ayi hoon, sarakar ! pooja ki sab samagri layi hoon.‘ pujari, ‘kaisi besamajhi ki bat karati hai re, kuchh pagali to nahin ho gayi hai. bhala too thakur ji ko kaise chhuegi ? ‘ sukhiya ko ab tak kabhi thakuradvare men ane ka avasar n mila tha. ashchary se boli, ‘sarakar, vah to snsar ke malik hain. unake darasan se to papi bhi tar jata hai, mere chhoone se unhen kaise chhoot lag jayagi ? ‘ pujari, ‘are, too chamarin hai ki nahin re ? ‘ sukhiya- ‘to kya bhagavanh ne chamaron ko nahin siraja hai ? chamaron ka bhagavanh koee aur hai ? is bachche ki manauti hai, sarakar ! ‘ is par vahi bhakt mahoday, jo ab stuti samapt kar chuke the, dapatakar bole, ‘mar ke bhaga do chudail ko. bharabhasht karane ayi hai, phenk do thali-vali. snsar men to ap hi ag lagi huee hai, chamar bhi thakur ji ki pooja karane lagenge, to pirathi rahegi ki rasatal ko chali jayagi ? ‘ doosare bhakt mahashay bole, ‘ab bechare thakur ji ko bhi chamaron ke hath ka bhojan karana padega. ab paralay hone men kuchh kasar nahin hai.‘thnd pad rahi thi; sukhiya khadi kanp rahi thi aur yahan dharm ke thekedar log samay ki gati par alochanaen kar rahe the. bachcha mare thnd ke usaki chhati men ghusa jata tha; kintu sukhiya vahan se hatane ka nam n leti thi. aisa maloom hota tha ki usake donon panv bhoomi men gad gaye hain. rah-rahakar usake hriday men aisa udgar uthata tha ki jakar thakur ji ke charanon par gir pade. thakur ji kya inhin ke hain, ham garibon ka unase koee nata nahin hai, ye log hote hain kaun rokanevale; par yah bhay hota tha ki in logon ne kahin sachamuch thali-vali phenk di to kya karoongi ? dil men ainth kar rah jati thi. sahasa use ek bat soojhi. vah vahan se kuchh door ja kar ek vriksh ke niche andhore men chhip kar in bhaktajanon ke jane ki rah dekhane lagi. arati aur stuti ke pashchath bhaktajan badi der tak shrimadbhagavat ka path karate rahe. udhar pujari ji ne choolha jalaya aur khana pakane lage. choolhe ke samane baithe hue 'hoon-hoon' karate jate the aur bich-bich men tippaniyan bhi karate jate the. das baje rat tak katha varta hoti rahi aur sukhiya vriksh ke niche dhayanavastha men khadi rahi. sare bhakt logon ne ek-ek karake ghar ki rah li. pujari ji akele rah gaye. ab sukhiya akar mandir ke baramade ke samane khadi ho gayi; jahan pujari ji asan jamaye bataloee ka kshudhavardhak madhur sngit sunane men magn the. pujari ji ne ahat pa kar garadan uthayi, to sukhiya ko khadi dekha. chidhakar bole, 'kyon re, too abhi tak khadi hai ! ' sukhiya ne thali zamin par rakh di aur ek hath phaila kar bhiksha-prarthana karati huee boli, 'maharaj ji, main abhagini hoon. yahi balak mere jivan ka alam hai, mujh par daya karo. tin din se isane sir nahin uthaya. tumhen bada jas hoga, maharaj ji ! ' yah kahate-kahate sukhiya rone lagi. pujari ji dayalu to the, par chamarin ko thakur ji ke samip jane dene ka ashrutapoorv ghor patak vah kaise kar sakate the ? n jane thakur ji isaka kya dnd den. akhir unake bhi bal-bachche the. kahin thakur ji kupit ho kar ganv ka sarvanash kar den, to ? bole, 'ghar ja kar bhagavanh ka nam le, tera balak achchha ho jayaga. main yah tulasidal deta hoon, bachche ko khila de, charanamrit usaki ankhon men laga de. bhagavanh chahenge to sab achchha hi hoga.' sukhiya- ‘thakur ji ke charanon par girane n doge maharaj ji ? badi dukhiya hoon, udhar kadh kar pooja ki samagri jutayi hai. mainne kal sapana dekha tha, maharaj ji ki thakur ji ki pooja kar, tera balak achchha ho jayaga. tabhi daudi ayi hoon. mere pas ek rupaya hai. vah mujhase le lo; par mujhe ek chhan bhar thakur ji ke charanon par gir lene do.' is pralobhan ne pndit ji ko ek kshan ke lie vichalit kar diya; kintu moorkhata ke karan eeshvar ka bhay unake man men kuchh-kuchh baqi tha. snbhal kar bole, 'ari pagali, thakur ji bhakton ke man ka bhav dekhate hain ki charan par girana dekhate hain. suna nahin hai, 'man chnga to kathauti men gnga.' man men bhakti n ho, to lakh koee bhagavanh ke charanon par gire, kuchh n hoga. mere pas ek jntar hai. dam to usaka bahut hai; par tujhe ek hi rupaye men de doonga. use bachche ke gale men bandha dena; bas, kal bachcha khelane lagega.' sukhiya- ‘thakur ji ki pooja n karane doge ? ' pujari, 'tere lie itani hi pooja bahut hai. jo bat kabhi nahin huee, vah aj main kar doon aur ganv par koee aphat-bipat a pade to kya ho, ise bhi to socho ! too yah jntar le ja, bhagavanh chahenge to rat hi bhar men bachche ka klesh kat jayaga. kisi ki dith pad gayi hai. hai bhi to chnchal. maloom hota hai, chhattari bns hai.' sukhiya- ‘jab se ise jvar hai, mere pran nahon men samaye hue hain. ' pujari, 'bada honahar balak hai. bhagavanh zila den to tere sare snkat har lega. yahan to bahut khelane aya karata tha. idhar do-tin din se nahin dekha tha.' sukhiya- ‘to jntar ko kaise bandhoongi, maharaj ? ' pujari, main kapade men bandha kar deta hoon. bas, gale men pahana dena. ab too is bela navin bastar kahan khojane jayagi.' sukhiya ne do rupaye par kade giron rakhe the. ek pahale hi bhnj chuka tha. doosara pujari ji ko bhent kiya aur jntar le kar man ko samajhati huee ghar laut ayi. sukhiya ne ghar pahunchakar balak ke gale men jntar bandha diya; par jyon-jyon rat guzarati thi, usaka jvar bhi badhata jata tha, yahan tak ki tin bajate-bajate usake hath-panv shital hone lage ! tab vah ghabada uthi aur sochane lagi, hay ! main vyarth hi snkoch men padi rahi aur bina thakur ji ke darshan kiye chali ayi. agar main andar chali jati aur bhagavanh ke charanon par gir padati, to koee mera kya kar leta ? yahi n hota ki log mujhe dhakke dekar nikal dete, shayad marate bhi, par mera manorath to poora ho jata. yadi main thakur ji ke charanon ko apane ansuon se bhigo deti aur bachche ko unake charanon men sula deti, to kya unhen daya n ati ? vah to dayamay bhagavanh hain, dinon ki raksha karate hain, kya mujh par daya n karate ? yah soch kar sukhiya ka man adhir ho utha. nahin, ab vilamb karane ka samay n tha. vah avashy jayagi aur thakur ji ke charanon par gir kar royegi. us abala ke ashnkit hriday ka ab isake siva aur koee avalamb, koee asara n tha. mndir ke dvar bnd honge, to vah tale tod dalegi. thakur ji kya kisi ke hathon bik gaye hain ki koee unhen bnd kar rakhe. rat ke tin baj gaye the. sukhiya ne balak ko kambal se dhanp kar god men uthaya, ek hath men thali uthayi aur mndir ki or chali. ghar se bahar nikalate hi shital vayu ke jhonkon se usaka kaleja kanpane laga. shit se panv shithil hue jate the. us par charon or andhakar chhaya hua tha. rasta do pharalang se kam n tha. pagadndi vrikshon ke niche-niche gayi thi. kuchh door dahini or ek pokhara tha, kuchh door  bans ki kothiyan. pokhare men ek dhobi mar gaya tha aur bans ki kothiyon men chudailon ka av tha. bayin or hare-bhare khet the. charon or san-san ho raha tha, andhakar sany-sany kar raha tha. sahasa gidadon ne karkash svar men huan-huan karana shuroo kiya. hay ! agar koee use ek lakh rupaya deta, to bhi is samay vah yahan n ati; par balak ki mndir sari shnkaon ko dabaye hue thi. 'he bhagavanh ! ab tumhara hi asara hai !' yah japati vah mndir ki or chali ja rahi thi. mndir ke dvar par pahunch kar sukhiya ne jnjir tatolakar dekhi. tala pada hua tha. pujari ji baramade se mili huee kothari men kivad bnd kiye so rahe the. charon or andhera chhaya hua tha. sukhiya chabootare ke niche se ek eent utha layi aur zor-zor se tale par patakane lagi. usake hathon men n jane itani shakti kahan se a gayi thi. do hi tin choton men tala aur eent donon toot kar chaukhat par gir pade. sukhiya ne dvar khol diya aur andar jana hi chahati thi ki pujari kivad khol kar hadabadaye hue bahar nikal aye aur 'chor, chor !' ka gul machate ganv ki or daude. jadon men pray: pahar rat rahe hi logon ki nind khul jati hai. yah shor sunate hi kee adami idhar-udhar se lalatenen liye hue nikal pade aur poochhane lage, kahan hai ? kahan hai ? kidhar gaya ?

pujari, mndir ka dvar khula pada hai. mainne khat-khat ki avaz suni. sahasa sukhiya baramade se nikal kar chabootare par ayi aur boli, chor nahin hai, main hoon; thakur ji ki pooja karane ayi thi. abhi to andar gayi bhi nahin, mar halla macha diya. pujari ne kaha, 'ab anarth ho gaya ! sukhiya mndir men ja kar thakur ji ko bhrasht kar ayi ! '

phir kya tha, kee adami jhallaye hue lapake aur sukhiya par laton aur ghoonson ki mar padane lagi. sukhiya ek hath se bachche ko pakade hue thi aur doosare hath se usaki raksha kar rahi thi. ekaek balishth thakur ne use itani zor se dhakka diya ki balak usake hath se chhoot kar zamin par gir pada; magar vah n roya, n bola, n sans li, sukhiya bhi gir padi thi. snbhal kar bachche ko uthane lagi, to usake mukh par nazar padi. aisa jan pada mano pani men parachhaeen ho. usake munh se ek chikh nikal gayi. bachche ka matha chhoo kar dekha. sari deh thndi ho gayi thi. ek lambi sans khinch kar vah uth khadi huee. usaki ankhon men ansoo n aye. usaka mukh krodh ki jvala se tamatama utha, ankhon se angare barasane lage. donon mutthiyan bndh gayin. dant pisakar boli, ' papiyo, mere bachche ke pran le kar door kyon khade ho ? mujhe bhi kyon nahin usi ke sath mar dalate ? mere chhoo lene se thakur ji ko chhoot lag gayi ? paras ko chhoo kar loha sona ho jata hai, paras loha nahin ho sakata. mere chhoone se thakur ji apavitr ho jaenge ! mujhe banaya, to chhoot nahin lagi ? lo, ab kabhi thakur ji ko chhoone nahin aoongi. tale men bnd rakho, pahara baitha do. hay, tumhen daya chhoo bhi nahin gayi ! tum itane kathor ho ! bal-bachchevale ho kar bhi tumhen ek abhagin mata par daya n ayi ! tisapar dharam ke thekedar banate ho ! tum sab ke sab hatyare ho, nipat hatyare ho. daro mat, main thana-pulis nahin jaoongi. mera nyay bhagavanh karenge, ab unhin ke darabar men phariyad karoongi.'

kisi ne choon n ki, koee minaminaya tak nahin. pashan-moortiyon ki bhanti sab ke sab sir jhukaye khade rahe. itani der men sara ganv jama ho gaya tha. sukhiya ne ek bar phir balak ke munh ki or dekha. munh se nikala, hay mere lal ! phir vah moorchchhit hokar gir padi. pran nikal gaye. bachche ke lie pran de diye. mata, too dhany hai. tujh-jaisi nishtha, tujh-jaisi shrriddha, tujh-jaisa vishvas devataon ko bhi durlabh hai !

tika tippani aur sndarbh


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