सालवती -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"

sadanira apani gambhir gati se, us ghane sal ke jngal se katara kar chali ja rahi hai. salon ki shyamal chhaya usake jal ko aur bhi nila bana rahi hai; parantu vah is chhayadan ko apani chhoti-chhoti vichiyon se muskura kar tal deti hai. use to jyotsana se khelana hai. chait ki matavali chandani parimal se ladi thi. usake vaibhav ki yah udarata thi ki usaki kuchh kiranon ko jngal ke kinare ki phoos ki jhopadi par bhi bikharana pada.

usi jhopadi ke bahar nadi ke jal ko pair se chhooti huee ek yuvati chupachap baithi akash ke dooravarti nakshatron ko dekh rahi thi. usake pas hi sattoo ka pind rakkha tha. bhitar ke durbal kanth se kisi ne pukara-‘‘beti!’’

parantu yuvati to aj ek adh‌bhut gaurav-nari-jivan ki sarthakata dekhakar ayi hai! pushkarini ke bhitar se kuchh mitti, rat men dhokar bahar phenkane ka parishramik chukane ke lie, ratnabharanon se ladi huee ek mahalakshmi baithi thi. usane parishramik dete hue poochha-‘‘bahan! tum kahan rahati ho? kal phir ana.’’ un shabdon men kitana sneh tha. vah mahatv! ...kya in nakshatron se bhi door ki vastu nahin? visheshat: usake lie .... vah tallin thi. bhitar se phir pukar huee.

‘‘beti! .... salavati! .... rat ko naha mat! sunati nahin! .... beti!’’

‘‘pitaji!’’ salavati ki tandra tooti. vah uth khadi huee. usane dekha ki vriddh chhadi tekata hua jhopadi ke bahar a raha hai. vriddh ne salavati ki pith par hath rakhakar usake balon ko tatola! ve rookhe the. vriddh ne santosh ki sans lekar kaha-‘‘achchha hai beti! toone snan nahin kiya n! main tanik so gaya tha. aj too kahan chali gayi thi? are, rat to prahar se adhik bit chuki. beta! toone aj kuchh bhojan nahin banaya?’’

‘‘pitaji! aj main nagar ki or chali gayi thi. vahan pushkarini ban rahi hai. usi ko dekhane.’’

‘‘tabhi to beti! tujhe vilamb ho gaya. achchha, to bana le kuchh. mujhe bhi bhookh lagi hai. jvar to ab nahin hai. thoda-sa moong ka soop ... han re! moong to nahin hai! are, yah kya hai re?’’

‘‘pitaji! mainne pushkarini men se kuchh mitti nikali hai. usi ka yah parishramik hai. main moong lene hi to gayi thi; parantu pushkarini dekhane ki dhun men use lena bhool gayi.’’

‘‘bhool gayi n beti! achchha hua; par toone yah kya kiya! vajjiyon ke kul men kisi balika ne aj tak .... are ..... yah to lajjapind hai! beti! ise main n kha sakoonga. kisi kulaputr ke lie isase badhaqar apaman ki aur koee vastu nahin. ise phod to!’’

salavati ne use patakakar tod diya. pind tootate hi vaishali ki mudra se ankit ek svarn-khand usamen se nikal pada. salavati ka munh khil utha; kintu vriddh ne kaha-‘‘beti! ise sadanira men phenk de.’ salavati vishad se bhari us svarn-khand ko hath men liye khadi rahi. vriddh ne kaha-‘‘pagal ladaqi! aj upavas n karana hoga. tere mitti dhone ka uchit parishramik keval yah sattoo hai. vah svarn ka chamakila tukada nahin.’’

‘‘pitaji! phir ap?’’

‘‘main ....? aj rat ko bhi jvar ka lnghan samajhoonga! ja, yah sattoo khakar sadanira ka jal pikar so rah!’’

‘‘pitaji! main bhi aj ki rat bina khaye bita sakati hoon; parantu mera ek sandeh ....’’

‘‘pahale usako phenk de, tab mujhase kuchh poochh!’’

salavati ne use phenk diya. tab ek ni:shvas chhodakar buddhe ne kahana arambh kiya:

‘‘aryon ka vah dal, jo madhav ke sath gyan ki agni munh men rakhakar sadanira ke is par pahale-pahal aya, vicharon ki svatantrata ka samarthak tha. karmakandiyon ki mahatta aur unaki pakhandapriyata ka virodhi vah dal, sab prakar ki manasik ya naitik paradhinata ka kattar shatru tha.

‘‘jivan par usane naye dhng se vichar karana arambh kiya. dharm ka dhong usake lie kuchh arth nahin rakhata tha. vah aryon ka dal darshanik tha. usane manushyon ki svatantrata ka mooly charon or se ankana chaha. aur aj gnga ke uttari tat par videh, vajji, lichchhavi aur mallon ka jo ganatantr apani khyati se sarvonnat hai vah unhin poorvajon ki kirtilekha hai.

‘‘main bhi unhin ka kulaputr hoon. mainne bhi tirthnkaron ke mukh se atmavad-anatmavad ke vyakhyan sune hain. sngho ke shastrarth karaye hain. unako chaturmas karaya hai. main bhi darshanikon men prasiddh tha. beti! too usi dhavalayash ki duhita hokar kisi ki daya par apana jivan-nirvah kare, yah main nahin sahan kar sakata.

‘‘beti, ganarajy men jin logon ke pas prabhoot dhan hai, un logon ne nirdhan kulinon ke nirvah ke lie yah guptadan ki pratha chalayi hai ki andhere men kisi se thoda kam karakar use kuchh svarn de dena. kya yah anugrah nahin hain beti?’’

‘‘hai to pitaji!’’

‘‘phir yah kritgyta aur daya ka bhar too uthavegi! vahi ham logon ki santan jinhonne devata aur svarg ka bhi tiraskar kiya tha, manushy ki poornata aur samata ka mngalaghosh kiya tha, usi ki santan anugrah ka ashray le?’’

‘‘nahin pita ji! main anugrah n chahoongi.’’

‘‘too meri pyari beti hai. janati hai beti! mainne darshanikavadon men sarvasv udakar apana kaun-sa siddhant sthir kiya hai!’’

‘‘nahin pita ji!’’

‘‘arthik paradhinata hi snsar men du:kh ka karan hai. manushy ko usase mukti pani chahie; mera isalie upasy hai svarn.’’

‘‘kintu apaka devata kahan hai?’’

vriddh thathakar hns pada. usane kaha-‘‘mera upasy meri jhopadi men hai; is sadanira men hai; aur hai mere parishram men!’’

salavati chakit hokar dekhane lagi.

vriddh ne kaha-‘‘chaunk mat beti! main hiranyagarbh ka upasak hoon. dekh, sadanira ki shilaon me svarn ki prachur matra hai.’’

‘‘to kya pita ji! tumane isalie in kale pattharon se jhopadi bhar rakkhi hai?’’-salavati ne utsah se kaha.

vriddh ne sir hilate hue phir apani jhopadi men pravesh kiya. aur salavati! usane ghoomakar lajjapind ko dekha bhi nahin. vah daridrata ka prasad yon hi bikhara pada raha. salavati ki ankhon ke samane chandrama sunahala hokar sadanira ki jal-dhara ko svarnamayi banane laga. sal ke ekant kanan se mar-mar ki dhvani uthati thi. sadanira ki laharen pulin se takarakar gambhir kalanad ka srijan kar rahi thin; kintu vah lavanyamayi yuvati achetan avastha men chupachap baithi huee vajjiyon ki-videhon ki adh‌bhut svatantrata par vichar kar rahi thi. usane jhunjhalakar kaha-‘‘thik! main anugrah nahin chahati. anugrah lene se manushy kritgy hota hai. kritgyta paratantr banati hai.’’

lajjapind se machhaliyon ki udarapoorti karakar vah bhookhi hi jakar so rahi.

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doosare din se vriddh shila-khandon se svarn nikalata aur salavati use bechakar avashyakata ki poorti karati. usake sal-kanan men chahal-pahal rahati. atithi, ajivak aur abhyagat ate, adar-satkar pate, parantu yah koee n jan saka ki yah sab hota kahan se hai. vaishali men dhoom mach gayi. kutoohal se kulaputr chatrchal hue! parantu ek din dhavalayash apani garima men hnsata hua snsar se uth gaya.

salavati akeli rah gayi. use to svarn ka udgam maloom tha. vah apani jivanacharya men svatantr bani rahi. usaka roop aur yauvan manasik svatantrata ke sath sadanira ki dhara ki tarah veg-poorn tha.

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vasant ki manjariyon se parag barasane laga. kisalay ke kar-pallav se yuvakon ko amantran mila. vaishali ke svatantr nagarik amod-pramod ke lie unmatt ho uthe. ashok ke lal stavakon men madhupon ka madak gunjar nagar-prant ko sngitamay bana raha tha. tab kalashon men asav liye dason ke vrind, vasant-kusumalnkrit yuvatiyon ke dal, kulaputron ke sath vasantotsav ke lie, vanon upavanon men phail gaye.

kuchh manachale us dooravarti sal-kanan men bhi pahunche. sadanira ke tat par sal ki nirjan chhaya men unaki goshthi jami. is dal men any logon ki apeksha ek visheshata thi, ki inake sath koee stri n thi.

dason ne asan bichha diye. khane-pine ki samagri rakh di gayi. ye log sambhrant kulaputr the. kuchh gambhir vicharak-se ve yuvak dev-gandharv ki tarah roopavanh the. lambi-chaudi haddiyon vale vyayam se sundar sharir par do-ek abhooshan aur kashi ke bane hue bahumooly uttariy, ratn-jatit katibandh men kripani. lachchhedar balon ke oopar sunahare patale patabandh aur vasantotsav ke pradhan chihn-svaroop doorva aur madhook-pushpon ki surachit malika. unake mansal bhujadand, kuchh-kuchh asav-pan se arunanetr, tamboolaranjit sundar adhar, us kal ke bharatiy sharirik saundary ke adarsh pratinidhi the.

ve bolane ke pahale thoda muskarate, phir madhur shabdon men apane bhavon ko abhivyakt karate the. ginati men ve ath the. unake rath door khade the. dason ne avashyak vastu sajakar rathon ke samip ashray liya. kulaputron ka pan, bhojan aur vinod chala.

ek ne kaha-‘‘bhadr! abhinand! apani vina sunao.’’

doosaron ne bhi is prastav ka anumodan kiya. abhinand ke snket par das ne usaki vina samane lakar rakh di. abhinand bajane laga. sab anand-magn hokar sunane lage.

abhinand ne ek vishram liya. logon ne ‘sadhu-sadhu’ kahakar use abhinandit kiya. sahasa ashvon ke pad-shabd sunaee pade.

sindhudesh ke do dhaval ashvon par, jinake svarnalnkar chamak rahe the, chamar hil rahe the, pairon men jhanjhen madhur shabd kar rahi thin, do uchch padadhikari mananiy vyaktiyon ne vahan pahunchakar us goshthi ke logon ko chanchal kar diya.

unake sath ke any ashvarohi rathon ke samip hi khade rahe; kintu ve donon goshthi ke samip a gaye.

kulaputron ne ek ko pahachana. vah tha uparaja abhay kumar. un logon ne uthakar svagat aur namaskar kiya.

uparaja ne ashv par se hi poochha-‘‘kulaputron ki shubhakamana karate hue main poochh sakata hoon ki kya kulaputron ki prasannata isi men hai, ki ve log any nagarikon se alag apane vasantotsav ka anand ap hi len?’’

‘‘uparaja ke ham log kritgy hai. ham logon ki goshthi ko ve prasannata se sushobhit kar sakate hain. ham log anugrihit honge.’’

‘‘kintu mere sath ek mananiy atithi hain. pahale inaka parichay kara doon?’’

‘‘badi kripa hogi.’’

‘‘ye hain magadharaj ke mahamantri! vaishali ka vasantotsav dekhane aye hain.’’

kulaputron ne man men socha-mahamantri chatur hain. rath par n chadhaqar ashv ki valga usane apane hath men rakkhi hai. vinay ke sath kulaputron ne dono atithiyon ko ghodon se utarane men sahayata di. dason ne donon ashvon ko rath ke samip pahunchaya aur vaishali ke uparaja tatha magadh ke mahamantri kulaputron ke atithi hue.

mahamantri goodh rajanitigy tha. vah kisi vishesh siddhi ke lie vaishali aya tha. vah snsthagar ke rajakon ki manovritti ka gambhir adhyayan kar raha tha. unaki ek-ek baton, acharanon aur vinayon ko vah tivr drishti se dekhata. usane poochha-‘‘kulaputron se main ek bat poochhnoo, yadi ve mujhe prasannata se aisi agya den?’’

abhinand ne kaha-‘‘apane mananiy atithi ko yadi ham log prasann kar saken, to anugrihit honge.’’

‘‘vaishali ke 7707 rajakon men ap log bhi hain. phir apake utsav men vairagy kyon? any nagarikon se ap logon ka utsav vibhinn kyon hai? apaki goshthi men lalanaen nahin! vah ullas nahin, parihas nahin, anand-umng nahin. sabase door alag, sngit apanak se shoony apaki goshthi vilakshan hai.’’

abhayakumar ne socha, ki kulaputr is prashn ko apaman n samajh len. kahin kadava uttar n de den. usane kaha-‘‘mahamantri! yah janakar prasann honge, ki vaishali ganatantr ke kulaputr apani visheshataon aur vyaktitv ko sadaiv svatantr rakhate hain.’’

abhinand ne kaha-‘‘aur bhi ek bat hai. ham log ath svatantr tirthnkaron ke anuyayi hain aur paraspar mitr hain. ham logon ne sadharan nagarikon se asaman utsav manane ka nishchay kiya tha. main to tirthnkar pooran kashyap ke siddhant akriyavad ko manata hoon. ygy adi karmon men n puny hai, n pap. manushy ko in pachadon men n padऩa chahie.’’

doosare ne kaha-‘‘ary, mera nam subhadr hai. main yah manata hoon, ki mrityu ke sath hi sab jhagadon ka ant ho jata hai.’’

tisare ne kaha-‘‘mera nam vasantak hai. main snjay velathiputt ka anuyayi hoon. jivan men ham unhin baton ko janate hain, jinaka pratyaksh sambandh hamare samvedanon se hai. ham kisi anubhavatit vastu ko nahin jan sakate.’’

chauthe ne kaha-‘‘mera nam manikanth hai. main tirthnkar prabudh katyayan ka anugat hoon. main samajhata hoon ki manushy koee sunishchit vastu ko grahan nahin kar sakata. koee siddhant sthir nahin kar sakata.’’

panchaven ne kaha-‘‘main anand hoon, ary! tirthnkar maskari goshal ke niyativad men mera poorn vishvas hai. manushy men karm karane ki svatantrata nahin. usake lie jo kuchh hona hai vah hokar hi rahega. vah apani hi gati se gantavy sthan tak pahunch jayaga.’’

chhathe ne kaha-‘‘mai tirthnkar nath-putr ka antevasi hoon. main kahata hoon, ki vastu hai bhi, nahin bhi hai. donon ho sakati hai.’’

sataven ne kaha-‘‘main tirthnkar gautam ka anuyayi sumangal hoon, kisi vastavik satta men vishvas hi nahin karata. atmanh jaisa koee padarth hi nahin hai.’’

athaven ne kinchith muskurakar kaha-‘‘ary! main maitrayan videhon ke sunishchit atmavad ko manane vala hoon. ye jitani bhavanaen hain, sabaka udgam atmanh hi hai.’’

abhinand ne kaha-‘‘tab ham logon ki vilakshanata par mahamantri ko ashchary hona svabhavik hai.’’

abhayakumar kuchh prakritisth ho raha tha. usane dekha ki mahamantri bade kutoohal aur manonivesh se kulaputron ka parichay sun raha hai. mahamantri ne kuchh vyngy se kaha-‘‘ashchary hai! mananiy kulaputron ne apane vibhinn vicharon ka parichay dekar mujhe to chakit kar diya hai. tab ap logon ka koee ek mantavy nahin ho sakata!’’

‘‘kyon nahin; vajjiyon ka ek to sthir siddhant hai hi. arthath ham log vajjisngh ke sadasy hain. rashtraniti men ham logon ka matabhed tivr nahin hota.’’ kulaputron ko chup dekhakar kisi ne sal ke antaral se sukomal kanth se yah kaha aur nadi ki or chali gayi.

un logon ki ankhen udhar us kahanevale ko khoj rahin thi ki samane se kalash liye hue salavati sadanira ka jal bharane ke lie ati dikhalaee padi.

magadh ke mahamantri ko us roop-lavanyamayi yuvati ka yah uttar thappad-sa laga. usane kaha-‘‘adh‌bhut!’’

prasannata se mahamantri ki vimoodhata ka anand lete hue abhayakumar ne kaha-‘‘ashchary kaisa ayry?’’

‘‘aisa saundary to magadh men mainne koee dekha hi nahin. vajjiyon ka sngh sab vibhootiyon se sampann hai. ambapali, jisake roop par ham logon ko garv hai, is lavany ke samane tuchchh hai. aur isaki vakpatuta bhi ....!’’

‘‘kintu mainne suna hai ki ambapali veshya hai. aur yah to?’’ itana kahakar abhayakumar ruk-sa gaya.

mahamantri ne gambhirata se kaha-‘‘tab yah bhi koee kulavadhoo hogi! mujhe kshama kijie.’’

‘‘yah to poochhane se maloom hoga!’’

kshan bhar ke lie sab chup ho gaye the. salavati apana poorn ghat lekar karare par chadh rahi thi. abhinand ne kaha-‘‘kalyani! hamalog apaka parichay pane ke lie utsuk hain!’’

‘‘svargiy kulaputr ayry dhavalayash ki duhita salavati ke parichay men koee vichitrata nahin hai!’’ salavati ne gambhirata se kaha-vah durbal kati par poorn kalash lie kuchh ruk-si gayi thi.

maitrayan ne kaha-‘‘dhany hai kulaputron ka vnsh! aj hamalogon ka pratinidhi banakar jo uchit uttar apane magadh ke mananiy mahamantri ko diya hai, vah kulinata ke anuroop hi hai. hamalogon ka sadhuvad grahan kijie!’’

‘‘kya kahoon ayry! main utani sampann nahin hoon ki ap jaise mananiy atithiyon ka svagat-satkar kar sakoon. phir bhi jal-phal-phool se main daridr bhi nahin. mere sal-kanan men ane ke lie main ap logon ka hardik svagat karati hoon. jo agya ho main seva karoon.’’

‘‘shubhe, ham logon ko kisi vastu ki avashyakata nahin. ham log apaki udarata ke lie kritgy hain.’’ abhinand ne kaha.

‘‘kintu main ek prarthana karoonga.’’ mahamantri ne savinay kaha.

‘‘agya dijie.’’

‘‘yadi ap anyatha n samajhen.’’

‘‘kahie bhi .’’

‘‘abhinand ke hath men vina hai. ek sundar alap ki poorti kaise hogi?’’ dhrisht mahamantri ne kaha.

‘‘mujhe to sngit ki vaisi shiksha nahin mili jisase ap prasann honge. phir bhi kalash rakhakar ati hoon.’’ nissnkoch bhav se kahakar salavati chali gayi. sab chakit the.

vet se buni huee dali men thode-se phal liye hue salavati ayi. aur asan ke ek bhag men vah baith gayi. kulaputron ne phal chakhe aur thodi matra men asav bhi. abhinand ne vina utha li. abhayakumar pyasi ankhon se us saundary ko dekh raha tha. salavati ne apane gotr ki chhap se ankit apane pita se sikha hua pad madhur svar se gana arambh kiya. shrota mugdh the. us sngit ka vishay tha-jngal, usamen vicharane ki prakritik svatantrata. vah akritrim sngit kisi dal par baithi huee kokil ke gan se bhi vilakshan tha. sab mugdh the. sngit samapt hua, kintu usaka svar mandal abhi us pradesh ko apani maya se achchhann kiye tha. salavati uth khadi huee. abhayakumar ne ek kshan men apane gale se mukta ki ekavali nikal kar anjali men le li aur kaha-‘‘devi, yah upahar hai.’’ salavati ne gambhir bhav se sir jhukakar kaha-‘‘badi kripa hai; kintu main kisi ke anugrah ka dan nahin grahan karati.’’ aur vah chali bhi gayi.

sab logon ne ashchary se ek-doosare ko dekha.

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abhayakumar ko us ratri men nidra nahin ayi. vah salavati ka chitr apani putaliyon par banata raha. pranay ka jivan apane chhote-chhote kshanon men bhi bahut dirghajivi hota hai. rat kisi tarah kati. abhayakumar vastav men kumar tha aur tha vaishali ka uparaja. nagar ke utsav ka prabandh usi ke hath men tha. doosara prabhat apani trishna men lal ho raha tha. abhay ke hriday men nidarun apaman bhi chubh raha tha, aur chubh raha tha un darshanik kulaputron ka savyngy parihas, jo salavati ke anugrah n lene par usaki svatantrata ki vijay samajhakar aur bhi tivr ho utha tha.

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un kulaputron ki goshthi usi sal-kanan men jami rahi. abhi un logon ne snan adi se nivritt hokar bhojan bhi nahin kiya tha ki door se tooyryanad sunaee pada. sath men ek rajapurush uchch kanth se pukarata tha-

‘‘aj anng-pooja ke lie vajjiyon ke sngh men se sabase sundari kumari chuni jayagi. jisako chunav men ana ho, snsthagar men ek prahar ke bhitar a jay.’’

abhinand uchhal pada. usane kaha-‘‘maitrayan! salavati ko liva le chalana chahie. aisa n ho ki vaishali ke sabase uttam saundary ka apaman ho jay.’’

‘‘kintu vah abhimanini chalegi?’’

‘‘yahi to vikat prashn hai.’’

‘‘ham sab chalakar prarthana karen.’’

‘‘to chalo.’’

sab apana dukool snbhalate hue salavati ki jhopadi ki or chal pade. salavati apana niyamit bhojy chaval bana rahi thi. usake pas thoda doodh or phal rakkha tha. usane in logon ko ate dekhakar sahaj prasannata se muskarakar kaha-‘‘svagat! mananiy kulaputron ko atithy grahan karane ke lie main nimantrit karati hoon.’’ usane ek shubhr kambal bichha diya.

yuvakon ne baithate hue kaha-

‘‘kintu ham log bhi ek nimantran dene aye hain.’’

salavati kuchh sochane lagi.

‘‘ham logon ki prarthana anuchit n hogi.’’ anand ne kaha.

‘‘kahie.’’

‘‘vaishali ke nagarikon ne ek naya nirnay liya hai-ki is bar vasantotsav ki anngapooja vajjirashtr ki sarvashreshth sundari ke hathon se karayi jay. isake lie snsthagar men chunav hoga.’’

‘‘to isamen kya main parivartan kar sakati hoon?’’ salavati ne saralata se poochha.

‘‘nahin shubhe! apako bhi isamen bhag lena hoga. ham log apako snsthagar men le chalenge, aur poorn vishvas hai ki ham logon ka paksh vijayi hoga.’’

‘‘kintu kya ap logon ka yah mujh par anugrah n hoga, jise main kadapi n grahan karoongi.’’

‘‘nahin bhadre! yadi mere prastav ko bahumat mila, to kya ham logon ki vijay n hogi, aur tab kya hamin log apake anugrihit n honge?’’

salavati kuchh chup-si ho gayi.

maitrayan ne phir kaha-‘‘vicharon ki svatantrata isi men hai ki ve spasht roop se pracharit kiye jayn, n ki ve saty hote hue bhi daba diye jayn.’’

salavati is samman se apane hriday ko achhoota n rakh saki. stri ke lie usake saundary ki prashnsa! kitani badi vijay hai. usane vrida se kaha-‘‘to kya mujhe chalana hi hoga?’’

‘‘yah ham logon ke lie atyant priy-sandesh hai. anand, tum rathon ko yahin le ao, aur main samajhata hoon ki saundary-lakshmi tumhare rath par hi chalengi. tum hoge us rath ke sarathi.’’

anand sunate hi uchhal pada. usane kaha-‘‘ek bat aur bhi ...’’

salavati ne prashn karane vali ankhon se dekha!

anand ne kaha-‘‘saundary ka prasadhan!’’

‘‘mujhe kuchh nahin chahie. main yon hi chaloongi. or kulaputron ke nirnay ki main bhi pariksha karoongi. kahin ve bhram men to nahin hai.’’

thoda jalapan karake sab log prastut ho gaye. tab salavati ne kaha-‘‘ap log chalen, main abhi ati hoon.’’

kulaputr chale gaye.

salavati ne ek navin kaushey pahana, jooden men phoolon ki mala lagayi aur rath ke samip ja pahunchi.

sarathi ko hatakar anand apana rath svayn hankane laga. us par baithi thi salavati. pichhe usake kulaputron ke sat rath the. jab ve snsthagar ke rajapath par agrasar ho rahe the tab bhid men anand aur ashchary ke shabd sunaee pade, sundariyon ka mukh avanat hua. in kulaputron ko dekhakar raja ne poochha-‘‘mere mananiy darshanik kulaputron ne yah ratn kahan paya?’’

‘‘kalyani salavati kulaputr dhavalayash ki ekamatr duhita hai.’’

‘‘mujhe ashchary hai ki kisi kulaputr ne ab tak is kanyaratn ke parinay ki prarthana kyon nahin ki? achchha to kya mat lene ki avashyakata hai?’’ raja ne gambhir svar se poochha!

‘‘nahin, nahin, salavati vajjirashtr ki sarvashreshth kumari sundari hai.’’ janata ka tumul shabd sunaee pada.

raja ne tin bar isi tarah prashn kiya. sabaka uttar vahi tha. salavati nirvivad vijayini huee. tab abhayakumar ke snket par pachison das, thalon men ratnon ke alnkar, kashi ke bahumooly kaushey, angarag, tambool or kusum-malikaen lekar upasthit hue.

abhayakumar ne khade hokar sngh se prarthana ki-‘‘main is kulakumari ke panipidऩ ka prarthi hoon. kanya ke pita nahin hai, isalie sngh mujhe anumati pradan kare.’’

salavati ke munh par bhay aur rosh ki rekhaen nachane lagin. vah prativad karane ja rahi thi ki magadh ke mahamantri ke samip baitha hua manidhar uth khada hua. usane tivr kanth se kaha-‘‘meri ek vigypti hai, yadi sngh prasannata se sune.’’ yah abhay ka pratidvandvi senapati manidhar uparaja banane ka ichchhuk tha. sab log kisi ashnka se usi ki or dekhane lage.

raja se bolane ki agya pakar usane kaha-‘‘aj tak ham log kulaputron ki samata ka svapn dekhate hain. unake adhikar ne, sampatti aur svarthon ki samanata ki raksha ki hai. tab kya uchit hoga ki yah sarvashreshth saundary kisi ke adhikar men de diya jay? main chahata hoon ki rashtr aisi sundari ko svatantr rahane de aur vah anng ki pujarin apani ichchha se apani ek ratri ki dakshina 100 svarn-mudraen liya kare.’’

salavati vipatti men pad gayi. usane apane darshanik kulaputron ki or raksha pane ke vichar se dekha. kintu un logon ne ghatana ke is akasmik parivartan ko socha bhi n tha. idhar samanata ka siddhant! snsthagar men halachal mach gayi. raja ne is vigypti par mat lena avashyak samajha. shalakayen batin. ganapoorak apane kary men laga. aur salavati prarthana karane ja rahi thi ki ‘‘mujhe is upadrav se chhutti mile.’’

kintu samanata aur prajatantr ke siddhanton ki lagan! kaun sunata hai kisaki? udhar ek vyakti ne kaha-‘‘ham log bhi ambapali ke saman hi kya vajjirashtr men ek saundary-pratima nahin sthapit kar sakate, jisase any deshon ka dhan is rashtr men ave. abhayakumar hatabuddhi-sa kshobh aur rosh se kanp raha tha.

usane tivr drishti se magadh ke mahamantri ki or dekha. mantri ne muskara diya. ganapoorak ne vigypti ke paksh men bahumat ki ghoshana ki. raja ne vigypti par svikriti di.

jab mat liya ja raha tha, tab salavati ke man ki avastha badi vichitr ho rahi thi. kabhi to vah sochati thi-‘‘pita hirany ke upasak the. svarn hi snsar ke prabhu hain-svatantrata ka bij hai. vahi 100 svarn-mudraen usaki dakshina hain aur anugrah karegi vahi. tis par itani samvardhana! itana adar? doosare kshan usake man men yah bat khatakane lagati ki vah kitani dayaniya hai, jo kulavadhoo ka adhikar usake hath se chhin liya gaya aur usane hi to abhay ka apaman kiya tha. kis lie? anugrah n lene ka abhiman! to kya manushy ko pray: vahi karana padata hai, jise vah nahin chahata. usi ne magadh ke mahamantri ke samane prajatantr ka utkarsh bataya tha. vahi ekaraj magadh ka pratinidhi yahan baitha hai. tab bahumat ki jay ho! vah virodh karana chahati thi, parantu kar n saki.

usane anand ke niyativad ka ek bar man men smaran kiya, aur gantavy path par veg se chali.

tab salavati ko gherakar kulaputron ne anand se usaka jayaghosh kiya. dekhate-dekhate salavati ke charanon men upahar ke dher lag gaye. vah rath par anangapooja ke sthan par chali-thik jaise aparadhi vadhyasthal ki or! usake pichhe sahasron rathon aur ghodon par kulaputr, phir jan:srot. sab aj apane ganatantr ke siddhant ki vijay par unmatt the.

abhayakumar jad-sa vahin khada raha. jab snsthagar se nikalane ke lie mantri usake pas aya, tab abhay ka hath daba kar usane kaha-‘‘uparaja prasann hon....’’

‘‘mahamantri! tumhari kootiniti saphal huee.’’-kahakar abhay ne kshobh se usaki or dekha.

‘‘ap logon ka rashtr sachamuch svatantrata aur samanata ka upasak hai. main sadhuvad deta hoon.’’

donon apane rathon par chadhaqar chale gaye.

bhag 3

salavati, vaishali ki apsara salavati, apane vibhav aur saundary men advitiy thi. usake pramukh upasak the vaishali ke senapati manidhar. sampatti ka srot us saundary-sarovar men akar bhar raha tha. vahan anek kulaputr aye, nahin aya to ek abhayakumar.

aur salavati ka man jaise abhayakumar ko padavanat kiye bina kuchala ja raha tha. vah us din ki ekavali par aj apana poora adhikar samajhati thi, kintu vah ab kahan milane ki .

usaka hriday tivr bhavon se bhar gaya tha. aj vah chintamagn thi. magadh ka yuddh vaishali men bhayanak samachar bhej raha tha. magadh ki poorn vijay ke sath yah bhi samachar mila ki senapati manidhar us yuddh men mare gaye. vaishali men rosh aur utsah chha gaya. nayi sena ka sanchalan karane ke lie aj snsthagar men chunav hone vala hai. nagar ki mukhy mahilaen, kumariyan us senapati ka abhinandan karane ke lie pushparathon par chadhaqar chali ja rahi hai. use bhi jana chahie, kya manidhar ke lie du:khi hona manasik paratantrata ka chihn hai, jise vah kabhi svikar n karegi. vah bhi uthi. aj usake shrringar ka kya kahana hai! jisake abhiman par vah ji rahi thi, vahi usaka saundary kitane adar aur pradarshan ki vastu hai. use sab prakar se sajakar maniyon ki jhilamil men pushpon se saje hue rath par chadhaqar salavati snsthagar ki or chali. kuchh manachale navayuvakon ka jayaghosh virodh ke svar men lupt ho gaya. vah pili pad gayi.

sadharan nagarikon ne chillakar kaha-‘‘isi ke snsarg-dosh se senapati manidhar ki parajay huee.’’

ek ne kaha-‘‘yah manidhar ki kal-bhujangini hai.’’

doosare ne kaha-‘‘yah vaishali ka abhishap hai.’’

tisare ne kaha-‘‘yah vichar-svatantry ke samudr ka halahal hai.’’ salavati ne sarathi se kaha-‘‘rath pher do.’’ kintu doosari or se apar janasamooh a raha tha. badhy hokar salavati ko rajapath men ek or rukana pada.

tooryanad samip a raha tha. sainikon ke shirastran aur bhale chamakane lage. bhalon ke phalak unnat the. aur unase bhi unnat the un viron ke mastak, jo svadesh ki svatantrata ke lie pran dene ja rahe the. us vir-vahini men sindhudesh ke shubhr ashvaraj par abhayakumar aroodh tha. usake mastak par senapati ka svarnapatt sushobhit tha. dahini bhuja uthi huee thi, jisamen nagn khng sari janata ko abhivadan kar raha tha. aur viron ko ran-nimantran de rahi thi usake mukh par ki sahaj muskan.

phoolon ki varsha ho rahi thi. ‘‘vajjiyon ki jay’’ ke rananad se vayumandal goonj raha tha. us virashri ko dekhane, usaka adar karane ke lie kaun nahin utsuk tha. salavati bhi apane rath par khadi ho gayi thi. usane bhi ek surachit mala lakshy sadhakar phenki aur vah us khng se jakar lipat gayi.

janata to bhavonmad ki anuchari hai. sainkadon kanth se ‘sadhu’ ki dhvani nikali. abhay ne phenkanevali ko dekha. donon ke netr mile. salavati ki ankhe nichi ho rahin. aur abhay! tandralas jaisa ho gaya, nishchesht. usaki tandra tab tooti jab navin ashvarohiyon ka dal chatushpath par usake svagat par vir garjan kar utha. abhayakumar ne dekha ve athon darshanik kulaputr ek-ek gulm ke nayak hain, usaka man utsah se bhar utha. usane kshanabhar men nishchay kiya ki jis desh ke darshanik bhi astr grahan kar sakate hain vah parajit nahin hoga.

abhayakumar ne uchch kanth se kaha-‘‘kulaputron ki jay!’’

‘‘senapati abhayakumar ki jay!’’-kulaputron ne pratyuttar diya.

‘‘vajjiyon ki jay!’’-janata ne jayanad kiya.

vir-sena yuddh-kshetr ki or chali aur salavati din-malin apane upavan ko lauti. usane sab shrringar utarakar phenk diye. aj vah sabase adhik tiraskrit thi. vah dharani men lotane lagi. vasudha par sukumar yauvanalata-si vah niravalamb padi thi.

aj jaise usane yah anubhav kiya ki nari ka abhiman akinchan hai. vah mugdha vilasini, abhi-abhi snsar ke samane apane astitv ko mithya, maya, sarahin samajhakar ayi thi. vah apane suvasit alakon ko bikharakar usi men apana munh chhipaye padi thi. nila usaki munhalagi dasi thi. aur vah vastav men salavati ko pyar karati thi. usane pas baithakar dhire-dhire usake balon ko hataya, ansoo ponchhe, god men sir rakh liya. salavati ne pralay-bhari ankhon se usaki or dekha. nila ne madhur svar se kaha-‘‘svamini! yah shok kyon?’’

salavati chup rahi.

‘‘svamini! shayya par chalo. isase to aur bhi kasht badhऩe ki sambhavana hai.’’

‘‘kasht! nile! mujhe sukh hi kab mila tha?’’

‘‘kintu apake sharir ke bhitar ek any prani ki jo srishti ho rahi hai, use to snbhalana hi hoga.’’

salavati jaise nakshatr ki tarah akash se gir padi. usane kaha-‘‘kahati kya hai?’’

nila hnsakar boli-‘‘svamini! abhi apako anubhav nahin hai. main janati hoon. yah mera mithya pralobhan nahin hai.

salavati sab tarah se lut gayi. nila ne use shayya par lita diya. usane kaha-‘‘nile! aj se mere samane koee n ave, main kisi ko munh nahin dikhana chahati. bas, keval tum mere pas bani raho.’’

sukomal shayya par salavati ne karavat li. sahasa usake samane manidhar ka vah patr aya, jise usane ranakshetr se bheja tha. usane uthakar padhऩa arambh kiya : ‘‘vaishali ki saundary-lakshmi!’’ vah ruk gayi. sochane lagi. manidhar kitana mithyavadi tha. usane ek kalpit saty ko sakar bana diya. vaishali men jo kabhi n tha, usane mujhe vahi roopajiva banakar kya rashtr ka anisht nahin kiya! .... avashy .... dekho age likhata hai-‘‘mera man yuddh men nahin lagata hai.’’ lagata kaise? roop-jvala ke shalabh! tujhe to jal-marana tha. to use aparadh ka dand mila. aur svatantrata ke nam jo bhram ka srijan kar rahi thi, usaka kya hua! main sal-van ki vihngini! aj mera saundary kahan hai? aur phir prasav ke bad kya hoga?

vah roti rahi.

salavati ke jivan men rudan ka rajy tha. jitana hi vah apane svatantrata par pahale sahasa prasann ho rahi thi, utana hi us manini ka jivan du:khapoorn ho gaya.

vah garbhavati thi.

upavan se bahar n nikalati thi aur n to koee bhitar ane pata. salavati ne apane ko bandi bana liya.

kee mahine bit gaye. phir se madhumas aya. par salavati ka vasant jaise sada ke lie chala gaya tha. usane upavan ki prachir men se suna jaise koee tooryanad ke sath pukar raha hai : ‘‘vajjiyon ki sarvashreshth sundari anangapooja ...’’ age vah kuchh n sun saki. vah rosh se moorchchhit thi. vishad se usaki prasav-pida bhayanak ho rahi thi. nila ne upachar kiya. vaidy ke prayatn se us ratri men salavati ko ek sundar-si santan huee.

salavati ne apane yauvan-van ke kuthar ko dekha. dvandv se vah tadapane lagi, moh ko man ne parajit kiya. usane komal phoolon ki tokari men achchhe vastron men lapetakar us sukumar shishu ko ek or godhooli ki shital chhaya men rakhava diya. vaidy ka munh sone se band kar diya gaya.

usi din salavati apane suvishal bhavan men laut ayi.

aur usi din abhayakumar vijayi hokar apane path se laut raha tha. tab use ek sundar shishu mila. abhay use apane sath le aya.

pratiyogita ka din tha. salavati ka saundary-darp jagarook ho gaya tha. usane drakshasav ka ghoont lekar mukur men apani pratichchhaya dekhi. usako jaise akaran sandeh hua ki usaki phoolon ki ritu bit chali hai. vah apaman se bhayabhit hokar baith rahi.

vaishali vijay ka utsav mana rahi thi. udhar vasant ka bhi samaroh tha. salavati ko sab log bhool gaye. aur abhayakumar! vah kadachith nahin bhoola-kuchh-kuchh krodh se, kuchh vishad se, aur kuchh sneh se. snsthagar men chunav ki bhid thi. usamen jo sundari chuni gayi, vah nirvivad nahin chuni ja saki. abhayakumar ne virodh kiya. athon kulaputron ne usaka sath dete hue kaha-‘‘jo anupam saundary nahin, use veshya banana saundary-bodh ka apaman karana hai.’’ kintu bahumat ka shasan! chunav ho hi gaya. vaishali ko ab veshyaon ki adhik avashyakata thi.

salavati ne sab samachar apani shayya par lete-lete suna. vah hns padi! usane nila se kaha-‘‘ nile! mere svarn-bhandar men kami to nahin hai?’’

‘‘nahin svamini!’’

‘‘isaka dhyan rakhana! mujhe arthik paratantrata n bhogani pade.’’

‘‘isaki sambhavana nahin. ap nishchint rahen.’’

kintu salavati! han, vah svatantr thi, ek kngal ki tarah, jisake pas koee adhikar, niyantran, apane par bhi nahin-doosare par bhi nahin. aise ath vasant bit gaye.

bhag 4

abhayakumar apane udyan men baitha tha. ek shubhr shila par usaki vina rakkhi thi. do das usake sugathit sharir men sugandhit tel-mardan kar rahe the. samane mnch par ek sundar balak apani krida-samagri liye vyast tha. abhay apani banayi huee kavita gunaguna raha tha. vah balak ki akritrim hnsi par likhi gayi thi. abhay ke hriday ka samast sanchit sneh usi balak men kendribhoot tha. abhay ne poochha-ayushman vijay! tum bhi aj mallashala men chaloge n!’’

balak krida chhodakar uth khada hua, jaise vah sachamuch kisi se mallayuddh karane ke lie prastut ho. usane kaha-‘‘chaloonga aur ladoonga bhi.’’

abhay thathakar hns pada. balak kuchh snkuchit ho gaya. phir sahasa abhay ko smaran ho gaya ki use aur bhi kee kam hain. vah snan ke lie uthane laga ki snsthagar ki sannipat bheri baj uthi. ek bar to usane kan khade kiye; par phir apane men lin ho gaya. magadh-yuddh ke bad usane kisi vishesh pad ke lie kabhi apane ko upasthit nahin kiya. vah jaise vaishali ke shasan men bhag lene se udasin ho raha tha! svasthy ka bahana karake usane avasar grahan kiya. usake magadh-yuddh ke sahayak athon darshanik kulaputr usake abhinn mitr the. ve bhi avivahit the. abhayakumar ki goshthi bina sundariyon ki jamat thi. ve bhi a gaye. in sabon ke balishth shariron par magadh-yuddh ke vir-chihn ankit the.

abhinand ne poochha-‘‘aj snsthagar men ham log chalenge ki nahin?’’

abhay ne kaha-‘‘mujhe to mallashala ka nimantran hai.’’

abhinand ne kaha-‘‘to sachamuch ham log vaishali ke shasan se udasin ho gaye hain kya?’’

sab chup ho gaye. subhadr ne kaha-‘‘ant men vyavahar ki drishti se ham log pakke niyativadi hi rahe. jo kuchh hona hai, vah hone diya ja raha hai.’’

anand hns pada. manikanth ne kaha-‘‘nahin, hnsane se kam n chalega. aj jab upavan se a raha tha tab mainne dekha ki salavati ke toran par badi bhid hai. poochhane se maloom hua ki ath baras ke dirgh ekantavas ke bad saundary ke chunav men bhag lene ke lie salavati bahar a rahi hai. main kshan-bhar ruka raha. vah apane pushparath par nikali. nagarikon ki bhid thi. kulavadhuon ka rath ruk raha tha. unamen kee tejasvini mahilaen thin, jinaki god men bachche the. unhonne tivr svar men kaha-‘yahi pishachini ham logon ke bachchon se unake pitaon ko, striyon se apane patiyon ko chhinanevali hai.’ vah ek kshan khadi rahi. usane kaha-‘deviyon! ath baras ke bad vaishali ke rajapath par dikhalaee padi hoon. in dinon mainne kisi purush ka munh bhi nahin dekha. mujhe ap log kyon kos rahi hain!’ ve bolin-‘toone veshyavriti ke pap ka avishkar kiya hai. too kulaputron ke van ki davagni ki pratham chinagari hai. tera munh dekhane se bhi pap hai! rashtr ke in anath putron ki or dekh! pishachini!’ kee ne bachchon ko apani god se ooncha kar diya. salavati ne un balako ki or dekhakar ro diya.’’

‘‘ro diya?’’-abhinand ne poochha.

‘‘han-han, ro diya aur usane kaha-‘deviyon! mujhe kshama karen. main prayashchit karoongi.’ usane apana rath badhava diya. main idhar chala aya; kintu kulaputron se main saty kahata hoon ki salavati aj bhi sundariyon ki rani hai.’’

abhayakumar chupachap vijay ko dekh raha tha. usane kaha-‘‘to kya ham log chalenge?’’

‘‘han-han-’’

abhay ne dridh svar men poochha-‘‘aur avashyakata hogi to sab prakar se pratikar karane men pichhe n hatenge.’’

‘‘han, n hatenge!’’-dridhata se kulaputron ne kaha.

‘‘to main snan karake abhi chala.’’-rathon ko prastut hone ke lie kah diya jay.

jab abhay snan kar raha tha, tab kulaputron ne kaha-‘‘aj abhay kuchh adh‌bhut kam karega?’’

anand ne kaha-‘‘jo hona hoga, vah to hoga hi. itani ghabarahat se kya?’’

abhay shighr snanagar se laut aya. usane vijay ko bhi apane rath par bithaya.

kulaputron ke nau rath snsthagar ki or chale. abhay ke mukh par gambhir chinta thi aur durdamaniy dridhata thi.

sinhadvar par sadharan janata ki bhid thi aur vishal prangan men kulaputron ki aur mahilaon ki . aj saundary pratiyogita thi. roop ki hat saji thi. ath bhinn asanon par vaishali ki veshyayen baithi thin. nava asan soona tha. abhi tak nee prarthini-sundariyon men utsah tha; kintu salavati ke ate hi jaise nakshatron ka prakash mand ho gaya. poorn chandroday tha. salavati aj apane sampoorn saundary men yauvanavati thi. sundariyan hatash ho rahi thin. karmachari ne pratiyogita ke lie nam poochha. kisi ne nahin bataya.

usi samay kulaputron ke sath abhay ne pravesh kiya. magadh-yuddh vijeta ka jay-jayakar hua. salavati ka hriday kanp utha. n jane kyon vah abhay se darati thi. phir bhi usane apane ko snbhal kar abhay ka svagat kiya. yuvak saundary ke chunav ke lie utkanthit the. koee kahata tha-‘‘aj hona asambhav hai.’’ koee kahata-‘‘nahin aj salavati ke samane isaka nirnay hoga.’’ parantu koee sundari apana nam nahin dena chahati thi. salavati ne apani vijay se muskara diya.

usane khadi hokar vinit svar se kaha-‘‘yadi mananiy sngh ko avasar ho, vah meri vigypti sunana chahen, to main nivedan karoon.’’

snsthagar men sannata tha.

usane pratigya upasthit ki.

‘‘yadi sngh prasann ho, to mujhe agya de. meri yah pratigya svikar kare ki ‘‘aj se koee stri vaishali-rashtr men veshya n hogi.’’

kolahal macha.

‘‘aur tum apane sinhasan par achal bani raho. kulavadhuon ke saubhagy ka apaharan kiya karo.’’-mahilaon ke tiraskarapoorn shabd alind se sunaee pade.

‘‘dhairy dharan karo deviyon! han, to-is par sngh kya agya deta hai?’’-salavati ne sahas ke sath tikhe svar men kaha.

abhay ne prashn kiya-‘‘kya jo veshyayen hain, ve vaishali men bani rahengi? aur kya is bar bhi saundary pratiyogita men tum apane ko vijayini nahin samajhati ho?’’

‘‘mujhe nirvasan mile-karagar men rahana pade. jo bhi sngh ki agya ho; kintu akalyanakar aur parajay ke mool is bhayanak niyam ko jo abhi thode dinon se vajjisngh ne prachalit kiya hai, band karana chahie.’’

ek kulaputr ne gambhir svar se kaha-‘‘kya rashtr ki agya se jin striyon ne apana sarvasv usaki ichchha par luta diya, unhen rashtr nirvasit karega, dand dega? ganatantr ka yah patan.’’

ek or se kolahal macha-‘‘aisa n hona chahie.’’

‘‘phir in logon ka bhagy kis snket par chalega?’’-raja ne gambhir svar men poochha. ‘inaka kaumary, shil aur sadachar khandit hai. inake lie rashtr kya vyavastha karata hai?’’

‘‘sngh yadi prasann ho, use avasar ho, to main kuchh nivedan karoon.’’-anand ne muskarate hue kaha.

raja ka snket pakar usane phir kaha-‘‘ham ath magadh-yuddh ke khandit sharir vilang kulaputr hain. aur ye shil khandita ath nee anang ki pujarinen hain.’’

kul log hnsane ki cheshta karate hue dikhaee pade. karmachariyon ne toory bajakar shant rahane ke lie kaha.

raja-uparaja-senapati-mantradhar-sootradhar-amaty vyavaharik aur kulikon ne is jatil prashn par gambhirata se vichar karana arambh kiya. snsthagar maun tha.

kuchh kal ke bad sootradhar ne poochha-‘‘to kya athon kulaputron ne nishchay kar liya hai? in veshyaon ko ve log patni ki tarah grahan karenge?’’

abhay ne unaki or sambhram dekha. ve uth khade hue. ek sath spasht svar men un logon ne kaha-‘‘han, yadi sngh vaisi agya dene ki kripa kare.’’

sngh maun hai; isalie main samajhata hoon use svikar hai.’-raja ne kaha.

‘‘salavati! salavati!!’’ ki pukar uthi. ve athon abhinand adi ke pashrv men akar khadi ho gee thin; kintu salavati apane sthan par pashani pratima khadi thi. yahi avasar tha, jab nau baras pahale usane abhayakumar ka pratyakhyan kiya tha. prithvi ne usake pair pakad liye the, vayumandal jad tha, vah nirjiv thi.

sahasa abhayakumar ne vijay ko apani god men uthakar kaha-‘‘mujhe patni to nahin chahie. han, is balak ki man ko khoj raha hoon, jisako prasav-ratri men hi usaki manini man ne lajja pind ki tarah apani saundary ki raksha ke liye phenk diya tha. us chatur vaidy ne isaki dakshin bhuja par ek amit chihn ankit kar diya hai. use yadi koee pahachan sake, to vah ise apani god men le.’’

salavati pagalon ki tarah jhapati. usane chihn dekha. aur dekha us sundar mukh ko. vah abhay ke charanon men girakar boli-‘‘yah mera hai dev. kya tum bhi mere hoge? abhay ne usaka hath pakadakar utha liya.’’

jayanad se snsthagar mukharit ho raha tha.

tika tippani aur sndarbh


bahari kadiyan

snbndhit lekh

varnamala kramanusar lekh khoj

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