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Sri Charitropakhyan Sahib jee Series - Charitar #94

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Chritar 94: Tale of Din Diaal

 

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥

Dohira

ਚਾਂਦਨ ਹੂੰ ਕੇ ਦੇਸ ਮੈ ਪ੍ਰਗਟ ਚਾਂਦ ਪੁਰ ਗਾਉ ॥

In the country of Chandan, there was a town called Chandanpur.

ਬਿਪ੍ਰ ਏਕ ਤਿਹ ਠਾਂ ਰਹੈ ਦੀਨ ਦਯਾਲ ਤਿਹ ਨਾਉ ॥੧॥

There used to live a Brahmin priest, whose name was Din Diaal.(1)

ਚੌਪਈ ॥

Chaupaee

ਦਿਸਨ ਦਿਸਨ ਕੀ ਇਸਤ੍ਰੀ ਆਵਹਿ ॥

ਆਇ ਬਿਪ੍ਰ ਕੋ ਸੀਸ ਝੁਕਾਵਹਿ ॥

The woman from various countries came there and paid their obeisance to the Brahmin.

ਸੁਭ ਬਾਨੀ ਮਿਲਿ ਯਹੈ ਉਚਾਰੈ ॥

ਰਤਿ ਪਤਿ ਕੀ ਅਨੁਹਾਰਿ ਬਿਚਾਰੈ ॥੨॥

All of them used to recite celestial hymns as he seemed to them as the epitome of Cupid.(2)

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥

Dohira

ਏਕ ਨਾਰਿ ਤਿਹ ਠਾਂ ਹੁਤੀ ਰਤਿ ਸਮ ਰੂਪ ਅਪਾਰ ॥

There used to live a woman who was embodiment of the Cupid’s consort.

ਸੋ ਯਾ ਪੈ ਅਟਕਤ ਭਈ ਰਤਿ ਪਤਿ ਤਾਹਿ ਬਿਚਾਰ ॥੩॥

Considering him to be the Cupid, she wrapped herself around him.(3)

ਚੌਪਈ ॥

Chaupaee

ਕਬਹੂੰ ਤ੍ਰਿਯ ਤਾ ਕੇ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਆਵੈ ॥

ਕਬਹੂੰ ਤਿਹ ਘਰ ਬੋਲਿ ਪਠਾਵੈ ॥

Now the woman started either to come to him or call him over.

ਏਕ ਦਿਵਸ ਦਿਨ ਕੌ ਵਹੁ ਆਯੋ ॥

ਤਬ ਅਬਲਾ ਇਹ ਚਰਿਤ ਦਿਖਾਯੋ ॥੪॥

Once, during the day he came and the woman displayed this trick.(4)

ਸਵੈਯਾ ॥

Savaiyya

ਬੈਠੀ ਹੁਤੀ ਸਖੀ ਮਧਿ ਅਲੀਨ ਮੌ ਦੀਨ ਦਯਾਲ ਸੌ ਨੇਹੁ ਨਵੀਨੋ ॥

She was sitting with her friends and saying that she loved Din Diaal.

ਬੈਨਨਿ ਚਿੰਤ ਕਰੈ ਚਿਤ ਮੈ ਇਤ ਨੈਨਨਿ ਪ੍ਰੀਤਮ ਕੋ ਮਨੁ ਲੀਨੋ ॥

Although she was conversing sitting there, her mind was at the thought of her paramour.

ਨੈਨ ਕੀ ਕਾਲ ਕੋ ਬੀਚਲ ਦੇਖਿ ਸੁ ਸੁੰਦਰਿ ਘਾਤ ਚਿਤੈਬੇ ਕੋ ਕੀਨੋ ॥

With askance looks she pointed her beautiful (friends) at him,

ਹੀ ਲਖਿ ਪਾਇ ਜੰਭਾਇ ਲਈ ਚੁਟਕੀ ਚਟਕਾਇ ਬਿਦਾ ਕਰਿ ਦੀਨੋ ॥੫॥

She yawned and with the snap ofthe fingers pointed him to go.(5)(1)

ਇਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰ ਪਖ੍ਯਾਨੇ ਤ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰੇ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੀ ਭੂਪ ਸੰਬਾਦੇ ਚੌਰਾਨਵੋ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰ ਸਮਾਪਤਮ ਸਤੁ ਸੁਭਮ ਸਤੁ ॥੯੪॥੧੬੭੬॥ਅਫਜੂੰ॥

Ninety-four Parable of Auspicious Chritars Conversation of the Raja and the Minister, Completed with Benediction. (94)(1676)

 

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A Brahman named "Din" Dayal?

Din is a muslim/arab name. Yet it has been given to a Brahman. Telling us that this Brahman is not what he looks.

What I found quiet curious in this charitar was the the slightest move of the hand, whether it was a quiet snapping of the fingers, or a flick of the fingers by the woman (nameless) by well read by the Brahman. It saved them both from trouble.

This tells me that even the smallest, slightest messages have to be dicephered correctly. The Brahman had to look out for the sign which he could easily have missed in the blink of an eye.

Even the smallest signs can carry heavy weight of message and importance.

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On 5/24/2019 at 5:17 PM, chatanga1 said:

A Brahman named "Din" Dayal?

Din is a muslim/arab name. Yet it has been given to a Brahman. Telling us that this Brahman is not what he looks.

What I found quiet curious in this charitar was the the slightest move of the hand, whether it was a quiet snapping of the fingers, or a flick of the fingers by the woman (nameless) by well read by the Brahman. It saved them both from trouble.

This tells me that even the smallest, slightest messages have to be dicephered correctly. The Brahman had to look out for the sign which he could easily have missed in the blink of an eye.

Even the smallest signs can carry heavy weight of message and importance.

Deen also means poor/downtrodden in Sanskrit. You see a lot of hindu braj Bhasha poets playing with that word when describing the Mughal-Maratha wars ie. Shivaji was fighting for deen (downtrodden Hindus) by destroying deen (Islamic religion).  

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Also It’s a puzzling charitar since it doesn’t contain much of a plot.  Maybe the purpose is different here. 

In general there haven’t been that many charitars on or references to Brahmins so far.  Even though the frame story has a Brahmin involved (Hunuwant’s teacher).  Maybe it’s slowly by slowly alerting the king to be conscious of the teacher.   Let’s see if there is a greater presence of Brahmins onwards, this might get really interesting.  

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On 5/26/2019 at 10:27 AM, amardeep said:

Deen also means poor/downtrodden in Sanskrit. You see a lot of hindu braj Bhasha poets playing with that word when describing the Mughal-Maratha wars ie. Shivaji was fighting for deen (downtrodden Hindus) by destroying deen (Islamic religion).  

Thanks. Thats interesting. Never knew that but

 

On 5/26/2019 at 10:42 AM, amardeep said:

Also It’s a puzzling charitar since it doesn’t contain much of a plot.  Maybe the purpose is different here. 

I think the theme is more on discreet actions rather than words.

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I just thought is was a straight allusion to a man who was so smitten by his paramour that he would come and go as she pleased i.e. at a snap of a finger. And the reference to her yawning when doing this: is it an allusion towards females getting bored of men who follow all their whims? 

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