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Sri Charitropakhyan Sahib jee Series - Charitar #26

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Good work bro. I have had a look at this translations first of this and can see one or two places where Bindra's efforts are not up scratch but in this case they do not deflect from the central message of the charitar. I will post up my own translation soon.

 

On reflection of this, what we see a man pretending to be something he is not. He is a trader who  boasts of bravery. Why would he feel the need to boast to his wife of bravery? Also the word "banik" means trader, i dont know why this has been translated as moneylender. I feel here that the trader is trying to prove his own worth to  his wife. Obviously being a trader he will make a half-decent living so money would not be a problem for them (just like for the King and Queen) but there must be something there where the trader feels he has to make up tales about his bravery to keep the interest of his wife.

 

She obviously knows her husband! She knows her husband is committing no acts of bravery and wishes to put him in his place. The woman devises and plan to test the mans claims shows him to be a weak man. But the translation mentions a tattoo even the the word "khodan" means to carve. I think here it means the woman left him with a visible scar rather than a tattoo as such as it mention that she has a knife with her.

The act of taking his clothes off and being carved with a knife symbolises how he was humiliated and totally under the control of the woman, which symbolises the the orginal story.

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Maybe the message is: Both are pretending to be something they're not. 

The minister is in that way saying: You the king and your queen are both pretending to be something you are not.  The preceding charitars deal with a righteous king, - so now the minister is slamming the king for not being rightous but pretending to be so


 

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3 hours ago, amardeep said:

She dresses like a warrior male

I don't see that myself as she only did it once and that was to expose the falseness of her husband.

 

Also the carving of a bird onto his backside seems to be a living punishment for the husband. As long as he is alive he will have to suffer that humiliation of his cowardice.

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On 21/11/2017 at 6:15 PM, amardeep said:

What do birds symbolize in Indian literature

Initial thoughts are bihangam  - free, or not restricted in any way. Good question though. Needs researching.

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16 hours ago, chatanga1 said:

Initial thoughtsw are bihangam  - free, or not restricted in any way. Good question though. Needs researching.

Bihangam can refer to a Brahamchari (Celibate). It is possible that the wise minister is trying to convey the message that your son is a celibate, which would further imply that he did not commit the act of rape.

 

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16 hours ago, amardeep said:

What do birds symbolize in Indian literature

The wings of the bird do metaphorically represent different ideas. 

  • Bani/Bana
  • Seva/Simran

For a king, could it represent Justice/Courage? For a great King, both are necessary for a successful rule.

 

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17 hours ago, amardeep said:

What do birds symbolize in Indian literature

One of the Psalms in the Bible talks about the nature of birds.

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Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers, will protect you under His great wings;

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[1] - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+91%3A4&version=VOICE

 

So it is possible that the wise minster is trying to tell Chitar Singh that even birds protect their young ones, but you are hell bent on killing your own son.

 

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On 22/11/2017 at 10:58 AM, paapiman said:

Bihangam can refer to a Brahamchari (Celibate). It is possible that the wise minister is trying to convey the message that your son is a celibate, which would further imply that he did not commit the act of rape.

 

it is possible. What do you think about it being carved into the mans backside?

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1 hour ago, chatanga1 said:

 

it is possible. What do you think about it being carved into the mans backside?

It is interesting to note that the Tattoo was carved on the backside, which won't be easily visible to the trader, until he looks into a mirror.

Maybe the wise minster is trying to tell Chitar Singh that some things (in this case the charater of your wife) are not easily visible/comprehended. You need assistance of a tool to view/understand them. The way Nirat Mati carved a tattoo on the trader's backside, the same way your wife (Chitar Mati) had done a deed behind your back, which you haven't seen/comprehended.

 

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On 11/20/2017 at 7:02 AM, amardeep said:

Maybe the message is: Both are pretending to be something they're not. 

Nirat Mati has pretended to be a solider and in doing so, she has been able to prove that her husband is a coward.

Maybe the wise minster is giving an interrogation tip to Chitar Singh, that he will have to pretend to be someone else to figure out the truth.

 

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4 hours ago, paapiman said:

It is interesting to note that the Tattoo was carved on the backside, which won't be easily visible to the trader, until he looks into a mirror.

Maybe the wise minster is trying to tell Chitar Singh that some things (in this case the charater of your wife) are not easily visible/comprehended.

 

Yes this is something that only the man would be able to see (although and his wife would have known about it. )

 

So its looks at possbily saying that this punishment for you is something only you know about and the person who did it to you. Could this allude to the fact that only the Queen and the Prince knew the truth?

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14 hours ago, chatanga1 said:

So its looks at possbily saying that this punishment for you is something only you know about and the person who did it to you. Could this allude to the fact that only the Queen and the Prince knew the truth?

Another possible interpretation:

The wise minster is trying to draw a comparison between the trader's wife (Nirat Mati) and Chitar Mati. Nirat Mati has pretended to be a solider, likewise, Chitar Mati has pretended to be someone else (a victim rather than the mastermind). Now, because of that it has resulted in a spot (represented by the tattoo) on Hanuwant Singh's character.

 

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In general, IMHO, this Charitar has a very important teaching for women/ladies looking for their soul mates (and otherwise). Most women are possibly attracted towards brave/courageous men. They need to be cautious from impostors who falsify/exaggerate their personal experiences. Some men might pretend to be macho in front of women in order to attract their attention, but they might just be cowards.

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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11 hours ago, paapiman said:

In general, IMHO, this Charitar has a very important teaching for women/ladies looking for their soul mates (and otherwise). Most women are possibly attracted towards brave/courageous men. They need to be cautious from impostors who falsify/exaggerate their personal experiences. Some men might pretend to be macho in front of women in order to attract their attention, but they might just be cowards.

 

True. It makes me think what was the need for the man to be arrogant. His wife would have loved him the same if he was true to himself. She had to take on another roop to bring him back to reality with a sharp lesson that he would always remember.

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11 hours ago, paapiman said:

Just imagine bro, how deep can the Vidhya Martands (Baba Mohan Singh jee, Pandit Jagjit Singh jee, etc) of the Panth take these Charitars.

yeah bro, I'm begining to think that there is a lot more to Charitars than meets the eye. it the subtleties that you need a hawk-eye for. Otherwise you are just skimming the story.

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