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Sri Charitropakhyan Sahib jee Series - Charitar #90

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ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥


ਸਹਰ ਇਟਾਵਾ ਮੈ ਹੁਤੋ ਨਾਨਾ ਨਾਮ ਸੁਨਾਰ ॥

In the city of Etawa, there lived a goldsmith,

ਤਾ ਕੀ ਅਤਿ ਹੀ ਦੇਹ ਮੈ ਦੀਨੋ ਰੂਪ ਮੁਰਾਰ ॥੧॥

Who had been endowed with most handsome body.(1)

ਚੌਪਈ ॥


ਜੋ ਤ੍ਰਿਯ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਨੈਨ ਨਿਹਾਰੈ ॥

ਆਪੁਨ ਕੋ ਕਰਿ ਧੰਨ੍ਯ ਬਿਚਾਰੈ ॥

Any woman, who attained, even, a glimpse of him, would consider herself to be blissful.

ਯਾ ਕੈ ਰੂਪ ਤੁਲਿ ਕੋਊ ਨਾਹੀ ॥

ਯੌ ਕਹਿ ਕੈ ਅਬਲਾ ਬਲਿ ਜਾਹੀ ॥੨॥

‘There is none like you,’ they would say and be prepared to die for him.(2)

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥


ਦੀਪ ਕਲਾ ਨਾਮਾ ਹੁਤੀ ਦੁਹਿਤਾ ਰਾਜ ਕੁਮਾਰਿ ॥

There used to live a princess named Deepkala.

ਅਮਿਤ ਦਰਬੁ ਤਾ ਕੇ ਰਹੈ ਦਾਸੀ ਰਹੈ ਹਜਾਰ ॥੩॥

She was very affluent and had many maids to attend her.(3)

ਪਠੈ ਏਕ ਤਿਨ ਸਹਚਰੀ ਲਯੋ ਸੁਨਾਰ ਬੁਲਾਇ ॥

She sent one of her maids and called over the goldsmith.

ਰੈਨਿ ਦਿਨਾ ਤਾ ਸੋ ਰਮੈ ਅਧਿਕ ਚਿਤ ਸੁਖੁ ਪਾਇ ॥੪॥

She ravished with him and felt blissful.(4)

ਚੌਪਈ ॥


ਰਾਤ ਦਿਵਸ ਤਿਹ ਧਾਮ ਬੁਲਾਵੈ ॥

ਕਾਮ ਕੇਲ ਤਿਹ ਸੰਗ ਕਮਾਵੈ ॥

Every night and day, she would invite him to her house and

ਪ੍ਰੀਤਿ ਮਾਨਿ ਤਿਹ ਸਾਥ ਬਿਹਾਰੈ ॥

ਵਾ ਕੇ ਲਿਯੇ ਪ੍ਰਾਨ ਦੈ ਡਾਰੈ ॥੫॥

With him enjoyed by making love.(5)

ਏਕ ਦਿਵਸ ਤਿਹ ਧਾਮ ਬੁਲਾਯੋ ॥

ਤਬ ਲੋ ਪਿਤੁ ਤਾ ਕੇ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਆਯੋ ॥

One day when he was at her house, her father came to her quarters.

ਕਛੂ ਨ ਚਲਿਯੋ ਜਤਨ ਇਹ ਕੀਨੋ ॥

ਅੰਜਨ ਆਂਜਿ ਬਿਦਾ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਨੋ ॥੬॥

She could think no excuse, put eye-lasher in his eyes (disguised him as woman) and let him go.(6)

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥


ਅਧਿਕ ਮੂੜ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਪਿਤਾ ਸਕਿਯੋ ਭੇਦ ਨਹਿ ਚੀਨ ॥

Unduly foolish father could not discern the secret,

ਆਖਨ ਅੰਜਨ ਆਂਜਿ ਤ੍ਰਿਯ ਮੀਤ ਬਿਦਾ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਨ ॥੭॥

And the woman putting eye-lasher bid good-bye to her lover.(7)(1)

ਇਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰ ਪਖ੍ਯਾਨੇ ਤ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰੇ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੀ ਭੂਪ ਸੰਬਾਦੇ ਨਬਵੇ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰ ਸਮਾਪਤਮ ਸਤੁ ਸੁਭਮ ਸਤੁ ॥੯੦॥੧੫੬੯॥ਅਫਜੂੰ॥

Ninetieth Parable of Auspicious Chritars Conversation of the Raja and the Minister, Completed with Benediction. (90)(1567)



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Notice the difference in interpretations. In one the princess throws the sorma in her dad's eyes, but in the other uses the sorma to disguise the lover (as a janani). 

Overall though, this chariter is relatively straightforward. The women is sexually attracted to the goldsmith who is in very good physical shape. This one gives a very good account of female psychology.

Note how the original uses the word ਮੂੜ to describe the father. The chariter is essentially telling us that fathers should be aware of what their daughters are doing, and those that aren't are fools. 

Notice that there are no sensational deaths either. 

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