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

muradabad ke pndit sitanath chaube gat 30 varshon se vahan ke vakilon ke neta hain. unake pita unhen balyavastha men hi chhodakar paralok sidhare the. ghar men koee snpatti n thi. mata ne bade-bade kasht jhelakar unhen pala aur padhaya. sabase pahale vah kachahari men 15) masik par naukar hue. phir vakalat ki pariksha di. pas ho gaye. pratibha thi, do-hi-char varshon men vakalat chamak uthi. jab mata ka svargavas hua tab putr ka shumar zile ke ganyamany vyaktiyon men ho gaya tha. unaki amadani ek hazar rupaye mahine se kam n thi. ek vishal bhavan banava liya tha, kuchh jamindari le li thi, kuchh rupaye baink men rakh diye the, aur kuchh len-den men laga diye. is samridhdi par char putron ka hona unake bhagy ko adarsh banae hue tha. charon ladake bhinn-bhinn darjon men padhate the. magar yah kahana ki sari vibhooti chaubeji ke anavarat parishram ka phal thi, unaki patni mngala devi ke sath anyay karana hai. mngala badi saral, grih-kary men kushal aur paise ka kam dhele men chalanevali stri thi.

jab tak apana ghar n ban gaya, usane 3) mahine se adhik ka makan kiraye par nahin liya; aur rasoee ke lie misarain to usane ab tak n rakhi thi. use agar koee vyasan tha, to gahanon ka; aur chaubeji ko bhi agar koee vyasan tha, to stri ko gahane pahanane ka. vah sachche patni-parayan manushy the. sadharanat: mahaphilon men veshyaon se hnsi-majak kar lena utana bura nahin samajha jata; par pnditaji apane jivan men kabhi nach-gane ki mahaphil men gaye hi nahin. panch baje tadake se lekar barah baje rat tak unaka vyasan manornjan, padhana-likhana, anushilan jo kuchh tha, qanoon tha, n unhen rajaniti se prem tha, n jati-seva se. ye sabhi kam unhen vyarth se jan padate the. unake vichar men agar koee kam karane layaq tha, to bas, kachahari jana,

bahas karana, rupaye jama karana aur bhojan karake so rahana. jaise vedanti ko brahm ke atirikt jagath mithya jan padata hai, vaise hi chaubeji ko qanoon ke siva sara snsar mithya pratit hota tha. sab maya thi, ek qanoon hi saty tha. chaubeji ke mukh-chndr men keval ek kala ki kami thi. unake koee kanya n thi. pahalauthi kanya ke bad phir kanya huee hi nahin aur n ab hone ki asha hi thi. stri aur purush, donon us kanya ko yad karake roya karate the. ladakiyan bachapan men ladakon se zyada chonchale karati hain. un chonchalon ke lie donon prani vikal rahate. man sochati, ladaki hoti, to usake lie gahane banavati, usake bal goonthati. ladaki paijaniyan pahane thumak-thumak angan men chalati to kitana annd ata ! chaube sochate, kanyadan ke bina moksh kaise hoga ? kanyadan mahadan hai. jisane yah dan n diya, usaka janm hi vritha gaya.

akhir yah lalasa itani prabal huee ki mngala ne apani chhoti bahan ko bulakar kanya ki bhanti palane ka nishchay kiya. usake man-bap nirdhan the. raji ho gaye. yah balika mngala ki soteli-man ki kanya thi. badi sundar aur badi chnchal thi. nam tha binni. chaubeji ka ghar usake ane se khil utha. do-char hi dinon men ladaki apane man-bap ko bhool gayi. usaki umr to keval char varsh ki thi; par use khelane ki apeksha kuchh kam karana achchha lagata tha. mngala rasoee banane jati to binni bhi usake pichhe-pichhe jati, usase ata goondhane ke lie jhagada karati. tarakari katane men use bada maja ata tha. jab tak vakil sahab ghar par rahate, tab tak vah unake sath divanakhane men baithi rahati. kabhi kitab ulatati, kabhi davat-kalam se khelati. chaubeji muskarakar kahate, 'beti, mar khaogi ? '

binni kahati 'tum mar khaoge, main tumhare kan kat loongi, joojoo ko bulakar pakada doongi. ' is par divanakhane men khoob kahakahe udate. vakil sahab kabhi itane balyavatsal n the ! jab bahar se ate to kuchh-n-kuchh saugat binni ke vaste zaroor late, aur ghar men qadam rakhate hi pukarate binni beti, chalo. binni daudati huee akar unaki god men baith jati. mngala ek din binni ko lie baithi thi. itane men pnditaji a gaye.binni daudakar unaki god men ja baithi. pnditaji ne poochha, 'too kisaki beti hai ? '

binni –‘n bataoongi. '

mngala –‘qah de beta, jiji ki beti hoon. '

pndit –‘too meri beti hai binni, ki inaki ? '

binni—‘ n bataoongi. '

pndit –‘achchha, ham log ankhen band kiye baithe hain; binni jisaki beti hogi, usaki god men baith jayagi. '

binni uthi aur phir chaubeji ki god men baith gayi.

pndit –‘meri beti hai, meri beti hai; ab n kahana ki meri beti hai. '

mngala –‘achchha, jao binni, ab tumhen mithaee n doongi, gudiya bhi n mnga doongi ! '

binni –‘bhaiyaji mngava denge, tumhen n doongi. '

vakil sahab ne hnsakar binni ko chhati se laga liya aur god men liye hue bahar chale gaye. vah apane isht-mitron ko bhi is balakrida ka rasasvadan karana chahate the.

aj se jo koee binni se poochhata ki 'too kisaki beti hai, ' to binni chat kah deti 'bhaiya ki. '


ek bar binni ka bap akar use apane sath le gaya. binni ne ro-rokar duniya sir par utha li. idhar chaubeji ko bhi din katana kathin ho gaya. ek mahina bhi n gujarane paya tha ki vah phir sasural gaye aur

binni ko liva laye. binni apani mata aur pita ko bhool gayi. vah chaubeji ko apana bap aur mngala ko apani man samajhane lagi. jinhonne use janm diya tha, ve ab gair ho gaye. kee sal gujar gaye. vakil sahab ke beton ke vivah hue. unamen se do apane bal-bachchon ko lekar any zilon men vakalat karane chale gaye. do kalej men padhate the. binni bhi kali se phool huee. aisi roop-gun shilavali balika biradari men aur n thi padhane-likhane men chatur, ghar ke kam-dhandhon men kushal boote-kaside aur sine-pirone men daksh, pakakala men nipun, madhurabhashini, lajjashila, anupam roop ki rashi. andhere ghar men usake saundary ki divy jyoti se ujala hota tha. usha ki lalima men, jyotsna ki manohar chhata men, khile hue gulab ke oopar soory ki kiranon se chamakate hue tushar-bindu men bhi vah pranaprad sushama aur vah shobha n thi, shvet hemamukutadhari parvat men bhi vah shitalata n thi, jo binni arthath vindhyeshvari ke vishal netron men thi. chaubeji ne binni ke lie suyogy var khojana shuroo kiya. ladakon ki shadiyon men dil ka araman nikal chuke the. ab kanya ke vivah men hausale poore karana chahate the. dhan lutakar kirti pa chuke the, ab dan-dahej men nam kamane ki lalasa thi. bete ka vivah kar lena asan hai par kanya ke vivah men abaroo nibah le jana kathin hai, nauka par sabhi yatra karate hain,

jo tairakar nadi par kare, vahi prashnsa ka adhikari hai. dhan ki kami n thi. achchha ghar aur suyogy var mil gaya. janmapatr mil gaye, banavat ban gaya. phaladan aur tilak ki rasmen bhi ada kar di gayin.

par hay re durdaiv ! kahan to vivah ki taiyari ho rahi thi, dvar par daraji, sunar, halavaee sab apana-apana kam kar rahe the, kahan nirday vidhata ne aur hi lila rach di ! vivah ke ek saptah pahale mngala anayas

bimar padi, tin hi din men apane sare araman liye hue paralok sidhar gayi.

sandhya ho gayi thi. mngala charapaee par padi huee thi. bete, bahuen, pote-potiyan sab charapaee ke charon or khade the. binni paitane baithi mngala ke pair daba rahi thi. mrityu ke samay ki bhaynkar nistabdhata chhayi huee thi.

koee kisi se n bolata tha; dil men sab samajh rahe the, kya hone vala hai. keval chaubeji vahan n the.

sahasa mngala ne idhar-udhar ichchhapoorn drishti se dekhakar kaha, 'zara unhen bula do; kahan hain ? '

pnditaji apane kamare men baithe ro rahe the. sandesh pate hi ansoo ponchhate hue ghar men aye aur bade dhairy ke sath mngala ke samane ho gaye. dar rahe the ki meri ankhon se ansoo ki ek boond bhi nikali, to ghar men hahakar

mach jayaga.

mngala ne kaha, 'ek bat poochhati hoon bura n manana binni tumhari kaun hai ? '

pndit –‘binni kaun hai ? meri beti hai aur kaun ? '

mngala –‘han, main tumhare munh se yahi sunana chahati thi. use sada apani beti samajhate rahana. usake vivah ke lie mainne jo-jo taiyariyan ki thin, unamen kuchh kat-chhant mat karana. '

pndit –‘isaki kuchh chinta n karo. eeshvar ne chaha, to usase kuchh zyada dhoom-dham ke sath vivah hoga. '

mngala –‘use hamesha bulate rahana, tij-tyohar men kabhi mat bhoolana. '

pndit –‘in baton ki mujhe yad dilane ki zaroorat nahin. '

mngala ne kuchh sochakar phir kaha, 'isi sal vivah kar dena. '

pndit –‘is sal kaise hoga ? '

mngala –‘yah phagun ka mahina hai. jeth tak lagan hai. '

pndit—‘ ho sakega to isi sal kar doonga. '

mngala –‘ho sakane ki bat nahin, zaroor kar dena. '

pndit –‘qar doonga. '

isake bad godan ki taiyari hone lagi. budhape men patni ka marana barasat men ghar ka girana hai. phir usake banane ki asha nahin hoti. mngala ki mrityu se pnditaji ka jivan aniyamit aur vishrrinkhal-sa

ho gaya. logon se milana-julana chhoot gaya. kee-kee din kachahari hi n jate. jate bhi to bade agrah se. bhojan se aruchi ho gayi. vindhyeshvari unaki dasha dekh-dekhakar dil men kudhati aur yathasadhay unaka dil bahalane ki cheshta kiya karati thi. vah unhen puranon ki kathaen padhakar sunati, unake lie tarah-tarah ki bhojan-samagri pakati aur unhen agrah-anurodh ke sath khilati thi. jab tak vah n kha lete, ap kuchh n khati thi. garami ke din the hi. rat ko badi der tak unake paitane baithi pnkha jhala karati aur jab tak vah n so jate, tab tak ap bhi sone n jati. vah jara bhi sir-dard ki shikayat karate, to turant unake sir men tel dalati. yahan tak ki rat ko jab unhen pyas lagati, tab khud daudakar ati aur unhen pani pilati.

dhire-dhire chaubeji ke hriday men mngala keval ek sukh ki smriti rah gayi.

ek din chaubeji ne binni ko mngala ke sab gahane de diye. mngala ka yah antim adesh tha. binni phooli n samayi. usane us din khoob banav-singar kiya. jab sndhya ke samay pnditaji kachahari se aye, to vah

gahanon se ladi huee unake samane kuchh lajati aur muskarati huee akar khadi ho gayi.

pnditaji ne satrishn netron se dekha. vindhyeshvari ke prati ab unake man men ek naya bhav ankurit ho raha tha. mngala jab tak jivit thi, vah unase pita-putri ke bhav ko sajag aur pusht karati rahati thi. ab mngala n

thi. atev vah bhav din-din shithil hota jata tha. mngala ke samane binni ek balika thi. mngala ki anupasthiti men vah ek roopavati yuvati thi. lekin saral-hridaya binni ko isaki ratti-bhar bhi khabar n thi ki bhaiya ke bhavon men kya parivartan ho raha hai. usake lie vah vahi pita ke tuly bhaiya the. vah purushon ke svabhav se anabhigy thi. nari-charitr men avastha ke sath matritv ka bhav dridh hota jata hai. yahan tak ki ek samay aisa ata hai, jab nari ki drishti men yuvak matr putr tuly ho jate hain. usake man men vishay-vasana ka lesh bhi nahin rah jata. kintu purushon men yah avastha kabhi nahin ati ! unaki kamendriyan kriyahin bhale hi ho jayn, par vishay-vasana snbhavat: aur bhi balavati ho jati hai. purush vasanaon se kabhi mukt nahin ho pata, balki jyon-jyon avastha dhalati hai tyon-tyon grishm-ritu ke antim kal ki bhanti usaki vasana ki garami bhi prachnd hoti jati hai. vah tripti ke lie nich sadhanon ka sahara lene ko bhi prastut ho jata hai. javani men manushy

itana nahin girata. usake charitr men garv ki matr adhik rahati hai, jo nich sadhanon se ghrina karata hai. vah kisi ke ghar men ghusane ke lie jabaradasti kar sakata hai, kintu paranale ke raste nahin ja sakata. pnditaji ne binni ko satrishn netron se dekha aur phir apani is uchchhrinkhalata par lajjit hokar ankhen nichi kar lin ! binni isaka kuchh matalab n samajh saki.

pnditaji bole, 'tumhen dekhakar mujhe mngala ki us samay ki yad a rahi hai zab vah vivah ke samay yahan ayi thi. bilakul aisi soorat thi. yahi gora rng, yahi prasann-mukh, yahi komal gal, ye hi lajili ankhen. vah chitr abhi tak mere hriday-pat par khincha hua hai, kabhi nahin mit sakata. eeshvar ne tumhare roop men meri mngala mujhe phir de di. '

binni --tapake lie kya jalapan laoon ? '

pndit le ana, 'abhi baitho, main bahut dukhi hoon. tumane mere shok ko bhula diya hai. vastav men tumane mujhe zila liya, nahin to mujhe asha n thi ki mngala ke pichhe main jivit rahoonga. tumane pranadan diya. nahin janata tumhare chale jane par meri kya dasha hogi. '

binni –‘qahan chale jane ke bad ? main to kahin nahin ja rahi hoon. '

pndit –‘kyon, tumhare vivah ki tithi a rahi hai. chali hi jaogi. '

binni –‘(sakuchati huee) aisi jaldi kya hai ? '

pndit –‘zaldi kyon nahin. jamana hnsega.‘

binni –‘hnsane dijie. main yahin apaki seva karati rahoongi. '

pndit –‘nahin binni, mere lie tum kyon halakan hogi. main abhaga hoon, jab tak zindagi hai, jioonga; chahe rokar jioon, chahe hnsakar. hnsi mere bhagy se uth gee. tumane itane dinon snbhal liya, yahi kya kam ehasan kiya. main yah janata hoon ki tumhare jane ke bad koee meri khabar lenevala nahin rahega, yah ghar tahas-nahas ho jayaga aur mujhe ghar chhodakar bhagana padega. par kya kiya jay, lachari hai. tumhare bina ab main yahan kshan-bhar bhi nahin rah sakata. mngala ki khali jagah to tumane poori ki, ab tumhara sthan kaun poora karega ? '

binni –‘kya is sal ruk nahin sakata. main is dasha men apako chhod kar n jaoongi. '

pndit –‘apane bas ki bat to nahin ? ve log agrah karenge, to majaboor hokar karana hi padega. '

binni –‘bahut jaldi machayen to ap kah dijiega, ab nahin karenge.un logon ke ji men jo aye, karen. yahan koee unaka dabail baitha hua hai ? '

pndit –‘ve log abhi se agrah kar rahe hain.‘

binni –‘ap phatakar kyon nahin dete ? '

pndit –‘qarana to hai hi phir vilamb kyon karoon ? yah du:kh aur viyog to ek din hona hi hai. apani vipatti ka bhar tumhare sir kyon rakhoon ?’

binni –‘du:kh-sukh men kam n aoongi, to aur kis din kam aoongi ? '

pnditaji ke man men kee dinon tak ghor sngram hota raha. vah ab binni ko pita ki drishti se n dekh sakate the. binni ab mngala ki bahan aur unaki sali thi. jamana hnsega, to hnse; zindagi to anand se gujaregi. unaki bhavanaen kabhi itani ullasamayi n thin. unhen apane angon men phir javani ki sphoorti ka anubhav ho raha tha ! vah sochate, binni ko main apani putri samajhata tha; par vah meri putri

hai to nahin. is tarah samajhane se kya hota hai ? kaun jane, eeshvar ko yahi mnjoor ho; nahin to binni yahan ati hi kyon ? usane isi bahane se yah snyog nishchit kar diya hoga. usaki lila to aparampar hai.

pnditaji ne var ke pita ko soochana de di ki kuchh vishesh karanon se is sal vivah nahin ho sakata.

vindhayeshvari ko abhi tak kuchh khabar n thi ki mere lie kya-kya shadayntr rache ja rahe hain. vah khush thi ki main bhaiyaji ki seva kar rahi hoon aur bhaiyaji mujhase prasann hain ! bahan ka inhen bada du:kh hai. main n rahoongi, to yah

kahin chale jaynge qaun jane, sadhu-snnyasi n ho jayn ! ghar men kaise man lagega. vah pnditaji ka man bahalane ka nirntar prayatn karati rahati thi. unhen kabhi manamare n baithane deti. pnditaji ka man ab kachahari men n lagata tha. ghante-do-ghante baithakar chale ate the. yuvakon ke prem men vikalata hoti hai aur vridhdon ke prem men shrriddha. ve apani yauvan ki kami ko khushamad se, mithi baton se aur hajirajavabi se poorn karana chahate hain. mngala ko mare abhi tin hi mahine gujare the ki chaubeji sasural pahunche. sas ne munhamangi murad paee. usake do putr the. ghar men kuchh poonji n thi.

unake palan aur shiksha ke lie koee thikana najar n ata tha. mngala mar hi chuki thi. ladaki ka jyohi vivah ho jayaga, vah apane ghar ki ho rahegi. phir chaube se nata hi toot jayaga. vah isi chinta men padi huee

thi ki chaubeji pahunche, mano devata svayn varadan dene aye hon. jab chaubeji bhojan karake lete, to sas ne kaha, 'bhaiya, kahin batachit huee ki nahin ? '

pndit –‘amman, ab mere vivah ki batachit kya hogi ? '

sas –‘kyon bhaiya, abhi tumhari umr hi kya hai ? '

pndit –‘qarana bhi chahoon to badanami ke dar se nahin kar sakata. phir mujhe poochhata hi kaun hai ? '

sas –‘poochhane ko hajaron hain. door kyon jao, apane ghar hi men ladaki baithi hai. suna hai, tumane mngala ke sab gahane binni ko de diye hain. kahin aur vivah hua, to ye kee hazar ki chizen tumhare hathon se nikal jayngi. tumase achchha ghar main kahan paoongi. tum use angikar kar lo, to main tar jaoon. '

andha kya mange, do ankhen ! chaubeji ne mano vivash hokar sas ki prarthana svikar kar li.

binni apane ganv ke kachche makan men apani man ke pas baithi huee hai. abaki chaubeji ne usaki seva ke lie ek laundi bhi sath kar di hai. vindhyeshvari ke donon chhote bhaee vismit ho-hokar usake abhooshanon ko dekh rahe hain. ganv ki aur kee striyan use dekhane ayi huee hain aur usake roopalavany ka vikas dekhakar chakit ho rahi hain. yah vahi binni hai, jo yahan moti phariya pahine khela karati thi ! rng-roop kaisa nikhar aya hai ! sukh ki deh hai n ! jab bhid kam huee, ekant hua, to mata ne poochha, 'tere bhaiyaji to achchhi tarah hain n beti ! yahan aye the, to bahut dukhi the. mngala ka shok unhen khaye jata hai. snsar men aise mard bhi hote hain, jo stri ke lie pran de dete hain. nahin to yahan stri mari aur chat doosara byah rachaya gaya. mano manate rahate hain ki yah mare to nayi-naveli bahoo ghar layen ! '

vindhaye.—‘ unhen yad karake roya karate hain. chali ayi hoon, n-jane kaise honge ! '

mata –‘mujhe to dar lagata hai ki tera byah ho jane par kahin ghabarakar sadhoo-phakir n ho jayn. '

vindhye. –‘mujhe bhi to yahi dar lagata hai. isi se to mainne kah diya ki abhi jaldi kya hai. '

mata –‘zitane hi din unaki seva karogi, utana hi unaka sneh badhega; aur tumhare jane se unhen utana hi du:kh bhi adhik hoga. beti, sach to yah hai ki vah tumhin ko dekhakar jite hain. idhar tumhari doli uthi aur udhar unaka ghar satyanash hua. main tumhari jagah hoti, to unhin se byah kar leti. '

vindhaye.—‘ ai hato amman, gali deti ho ? unhonne mujhe beti karake pala hai. main bhi unhen apana pita ...’

mata –‘chup rah pagali ! kahane se kya hota hai ? '

vindhaye. ‘are soch to amman, kitani bedhngi bat hai ! '

mata –‘mujhe to isamen koee bedhngapan nahin dekh padata. '

vindhaye. –‘kya kahati ho amman, unase mera main to laj ke mare mar jaoon, unake samane tak n sakoon. vah bhi kabhi n manenge. manane ki bat bhi ho koee. '--

mata –‘unaka jimma main leti hoon. main unhen raji kar loongi. too raji ho ja. yad rakh, yah koee hnsi-khushi ka byah nahin hai, unaki pranaraksha ki bat hai, jisake siva snsar men hamara aur koee nahin. phir abhi unaki

kuchh aisi umr bhi to nahin hai. pachas se do hi char sal oopar honge. unhonne ek jyotishi se poochha, bhi tha. usane unaki kundali dekhakar bataya hai ki apaki zindagi kam-se-kam 20 varsh ki hai. dekhane-sunane men bhi vah sau-do-sau men ek adami hain. '

batachit men chatur mata ne kuchh aisa shabd-vyooh racha ki saral balika usamen se nikal n saki. mata janati thi ki pralobhan ka jadoo is par n chalega. dhan ka, abhooshanon ka, kul-samman ka, sukhamay jivan ka usane

ftkr tak n kiya. usane keval chaubeji ki dayaniy dasha par zor diya.

ant ko vindhyeshvari ne kaha, 'amman, main janati hoon ki mere n rahane se unako bada du:kh hoga; yah bhi janati hoon ki mere jivan men sukh nahin likha hai. achchha, unake hit ke lie main apana jivan balidan kar doongi. eeshvar ki yahi ichchha hai, to yahi sahi. '

chaubeji ke ghar men mngal-gan ho raha tha. vindhyeshvari aj vadhoo banakar is ghar men ayi hai. kee varsh pahale vah chaubeji ki putri banakar ayi thi ! usane kabhi svapn men bhi n socha tha ki main ek din is ghar ki svamini banoongi.

chaubeji ki saj-dhaj aj dekhane yogy hai. tanajeb ka rngin kurata, katari huee aur snvari huee moonchhen, khijab se chamakate hue bal, hnsata hua chehara, chadhi ankhen yauvan ka poora svang tha ! rat bit chuki thi. vindhyeshvari abhooshanon se ladi huee, bhari jode pahane, pharsh par sir jhukaye baithi thi. use koee utkntha n thi, bhay n tha, keval yah snkoch tha ki main unake samane kaise munh kholoongi ? unaki god men kheli hoon; unake kandhon par baithi hoon, unaki pith par savar huee hoon, kaise unhen munh dikhaoongi. magar ve pichhali baten kyon sochoon. eeshvar unhen prasann rakhe. jisake lie mainne putri se patni banana svikar kiya, vah poorn ho. unaka jivan anand se vyatit ho.

itane men chaubeji aye. vindhyeshvari uth khadi huee. use itani lajja ayi ki ji chaha kahin bhag jay. khidaki se niche kood pade.

chaubeji ne usaka hath pakad liya aur bole, 'binni, mujhase darati ho ? '

binni kuchh n boli, moorti ki tarah vahin khadi rahi. ek kshan men chaubeji ne use bitha diya, vah baith gayi. usaka gala bhar-bhar ata tha. bhagy ki yah nirday lila, yah kroor krida usake lie asahy ho rahi thi.

pnditaji ne poochha, 'binni, bolati kyon nahin ? kya mujhase naraz ho ? '

vindhyeshvari ne apane kan bnd kar liye. yahi parichit avaz vah kitane dinon se sunati chali ati thi. aj vah vyngy se bhi tivr aur upahas se bhi katu pratit hoti thi. sahasa pnditaji chaunk pade, ankhen phail gayin aur donon hath mendhak ke pairon ki bhanti sikud gaye. vah do qadam pichhe hat gaye. khidaki se mngala

andar jhank rahi thi ! chhaya nahin, mngala thi mngala thi sadeh, sakar, sajiv !

chaubeji kanpati huee tooti-phooti avaz se bole 'binni dekho, vah kya hai ? '

binni ne ghabarakar khidaki ki or dekha. kuchh n tha. boli, 'kya hai ? mujhe to kuchh nahin dikhaee deta.

chaubeji –‘ab gayab ho gayi; lekin eeshvar janata hai, mngala thi. '

binni—‘ bahan ? '

chaubeji –‘han-han, vahi. khidaki se andar jhank rahi thi. mere to royen khade ho gaye. '

vindhyeshvari kanpati huee boli, 'main yahan nahin rahoongi. '

chaube—‘ nahin, nahin, binni, koee dar nahin hai, mujhe dhokha hua hoga. bat yah hai ki vah ghar men rahati thi, yahin soti thi, isi se kadachith meri bhavana ne usaki moorti lakar khadi kar di. koee bat nahin hai. aj ka din kitana mngalamay hai ki meri binni yatharth men meri hi ho gayi ... '

yah kahate-kahate chaubeji phir chaunke. phir vahi moorti khidaki se jhank rahi thi moorti nahin, sadeh, sajiv, sakar mngala ! abaki usaki ankhon men krodh n tha, tiraskar n tha, unamen hasy bhara hua tha, mano vah is drishy

par hns rahi hai mano usake samane koee abhinay ho raha hai.

chaubeji ne kanpate hue kaha, 'binni, phir vahi bat huee ! vah dekho, mngala khadi hai ! '

vindhyeshvari chikhakar unake gale se chimat gayi !

chaubeji ne mahavir ka nam japate hue kaha, 'main kivad bnd kiye deta hoon. '

binni –‘main is ghar men nahin rahoongi. (ro kar) bhaiyaji, tumane bahan ke antim adesh ko nahin mana, isi se unaki atma dukhi ho rahi hai. mujhe to kisi amngal ki ashnka ho rahi hai.'

chaubeji ne uthakar khidaki ke dvar band kar diye aur kaha, 'main kal se durgapath karaoonga. aj tak kabhi aisi shnka n huee thi. tumase kya kahoon, maloom hota hai ... hoga; us bat ko jane do. yahan badi garami pad

rahi hai. abhi pani girane ko do mahine se kam nahin hain. ham log mnsoori kyon n chalen.'

vindhaye.—‘ mera to kahin jane ka ji nahin chahata. kal se durgapath zaroor karana. mujhe ab is kamare men nind n ayegi.'

pndit –‘grnthon men to yahi dekha hai ki marane ke bad keval sookshm sharir rah jata hai. phir samajh men nahin ata, yah svaroop kyonkar dikhaee de raha hai. main sach kahata hoon binni, agar tumane mujh par yah daya n ki hoti; to

main kahin ka n rahata. shayad is vakt main badrinath ke pahadon par sir takarata hota, ya kaun jane vish khakar pranant kar chuka hota ! '

vindhaye.—‘ mnsoori men kisi hotal men thaharana padega ! '

pndit –‘nahin, makan bhi milate hain. main apane ek mitr ko likhe deta hoon, vah koee makan thik kar rakhenge vahan ... ...

bat poori n hone payi thi ki n-jane kahan se zaise akashavani ho avaz aee 'binni tumhari putri hai.'

chaubeji ne donon kan bnd kar liye. bhay se thar-thar kanpate hue bole, 'binni, yahan se chalo. n jane kahan se avajen a rahi hain.'

'binni tumhari putri hai !' yah dhvani sahastr kanon se pnditaji ko sunaee padane lagi, mano is kamare ki ek-ek vastu se yahi sada a rahi hai. binni ne rokar poochha, 'qaisi avaz thi ? '

pndit –‘kya bataoon, kahate lajja ati hai.'

binni –‘zaroor bahanaji ki atma hai. bahan, mujh par daya karo, main sarvatha nirdosh hoon.'

pndit –‘fir vahi avaz a rahi hai. hay eeshvar ! kahan jaoon ? mere to rom-rom men ve hi shabd goonj rahe hain. binni, bura kiya. mngala sati thi, usake adesh ki upeksha karake mainne apane hak men zahar boya. kahan jaoon, kya karoon ? '

yah kahakar pnditaji ne kamare ke kivad khol diye aur betahasha bhage. apane maradane kamare men pahunchakar vah gir pade. moorchchha a gayi. vindhyeshvari bhi daudi, par chaukhat se bahar nikalate hi gir padi !

tika tippani aur sndarbh

bahari kadiyan

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