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Sri Charitropakhyan Sahib jee Series - Charitar #100

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Chritar 100: Tale of A Clever Woman

ਚੌਪਈ ॥

Chaupaee

ਰੋਪਰ ਰਾਵ ਰੁਪੇਸ੍ਵਰ ਭਾਰੋ ॥

ਰਘੁਕੁਲ ਬੀਚ ਅਧਿਕ ਉਜਿਯਾਰੋ ॥

In the city of Ropar, there lived a magnanimous Raja called

ਚਿਤ੍ਰ ਕੁਅਰਿ ਰਾਨੀ ਇਕ ਤਾ ਕੇ ॥

ਰੂਪਵਤੀ ਕੋਊ ਤੁਲਿ ਨ ਵਾ ਕੇ ॥੧॥

Roopeshwar. Chittar Kunwar was one of his Ranis; there was none as beautiful as she in the world.(1)

ਦਾਨਵ ਏਕ ਲੰਕ ਤੇ ਆਯੋ ॥

ਤਾ ਕੋ ਰੂਪਿ ਹੇਰਿ ਉਰਝਾਯੋ ॥

A Devil came from (the country of) Lanka, who was enchanted with her beauty,

ਮਨ ਮੈ ਅਧਿਕ ਰੀਝਿ ਕਰਿ ਗਯੋ ॥

ਤਾ ਕੋ ਲਗਾ ਨ ਤਜਿ ਤਹਿ ਦਯੋ ॥੨॥

He fell for her and he felt that he would not survive without her.(2)

ਤਬ ਤਿਨ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੀ ਅਧਿਕ ਬੁਲਾਏ ॥

ਅਨਿਕ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਉਪਚਾਰ ਕਰਾਏ ॥

He called a number of mendicants and got them to perform some charms.

ਤਹਾ ਏਕ ਮੁਲਾ ਚਲਿ ਆਯੋ ॥

ਆਨਿ ਆਪਨਾ ਓਜੁ ਜਨਾਯੋ ॥੩॥

A Maulana (Muslim priest) came there too and performed some incantation.(3)

ਤਬ ਤਿਨ ਘਾਤ ਦਾਨਵਹਿ ਪਾਯੋ ॥

ਏਕ ਹਾਥ ਸੌ ਮਹਲ ਉਚਾਯੋ ॥

When the Devil got an opportunity, he picked the palace on his one

ਦੁਤਿਯ ਹਾਥ ਤਾ ਕੌ ਗਹਿ ਲੀਨੋ ॥

ਤਵਨ ਛਾਤ ਭੀਤਰ ਧਰਿ ਦੀਨੋ ॥੪॥

Hand and with the other he pushed him (Maulana) in.( 4)

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥

Dohira

ਧਰਿਯੋ ਥੰਭ ਊਪਰ ਤਿਸੈ ਇਕ ਕਰ ਛਾਤ ਉਠਾਇ ॥

He pushed the ceiling up and put him on top of one pillar,

ਮਾਰਿ ਮੁਲਾਨਾ ਕੋ ਦਯੋ ਜਮ ਕੇ ਧਾਮ ਪਠਾਇ ॥੫॥

And thus killed Maulana and despatched him to the domain of death.(5)

ਚੌਪਈ ॥

Chaupaee

ਤਹ ਇਕ ਔਰ ਮੁਲਾਨੋ ਆਯੋ ॥

ਸੋਊ ਪਕਰਿ ਟਾਂਗ ਪਟਕਾਯੋ ॥

Then came another Maulana. Holding him through his legs he struck him down.

ਤੀਜੌ ਔਰ ਆਇ ਤਹ ਗਯੋ ॥

ਸੋਊ ਡਾਰਿ ਨਦੀ ਮੈ ਦਯੋ ॥੬॥

The third one came too, which he threw in the river.(6)

ਤਬਿ ਇਕ ਤ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਤਹਾ ਚਲਿ ਆਈ ॥

ਭਾਂਤਿ ਭਾਂਤਿ ਤਿਹ ਕਰੀ ਬਡਾਈ ॥

A woman came there and repeatedly praised him.

ਲੇਹਜ ਪੇਹਜ ਬਹੁ ਤਾਹਿ ਖਵਾਯੋ ॥

ਮਦਰੋ ਪ੍ਯਾਇ ਤਾਹਿ ਰਿਝਵਾਯੋ ॥੭॥

With dainty food and wine she appeased the Devil.(7)

ਤਾ ਕੇ ਨਿਤਿ ਬੁਹਾਰੀ ਦੇਵੈ ॥

ਤਾ ਕੋ ਚਿਤ ਚੁਰਾਇ ਕੈ ਲੇਵੈ ॥

She would come there for sweeping every day and comfort him.

ਇਕ ਦਿਨ ਹੋਇ ਬਿਮਨ ਸੀ ਰਹੀ ॥

ਤਬ ਐਸੇ ਦਾਨੋ ਤਿਹ ਕਹੀ ॥੮॥

One day when she was sitting depressed, the devil inquired.(8)

ਖਾਤ ਪੀਤ ਹਮਰੋ ਤੂੰ ਨਾਹੀ ॥

ਸੇਵਾ ਕਰਤ ਰਹਤ ਗ੍ਰਿਹ ਮਾਹੀ ॥

‘In our house, you do not eat or drink and just keep on serving us.

ਅਧਿਕ ਰੀਝਿ ਨਿਸਚਰਹਿ ਉਚਾਰੋ ॥

ਦੇਉ ਵਹੈ ਜੋ ਹ੍ਰਿਦੈ ਬਿਚਾਰੋ ॥੯॥

‘Whatever you desire for and whatever you ask for, you will be granted.’(9)

ਜਬ ਦੋ ਤੀਨਿ ਬਾਰ ਤਿਨ ਕਹਿਯੋ ॥

ਤਾ ਪੈ ਅਧਿਕ ਰੀਝਿ ਕੈ ਰਹਿਯੋ ॥

When the devil asked a couple of times, then, with great efforts, she said,

ਕਹਿਯੋ ਅਸੁਰ ਲਾਗਯੋ ਇਕ ਤ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਕੋ ॥

ਸਕੈ ਦੂਰਿ ਕਰ ਤੂ ਨਹਿ ਤਾ ਕੋ ॥੧੦॥

‘You cannot help me to get rid of my afflictions.’(10)

ਤਬ ਤਿਨ ਜੰਤ੍ਰ ਤੁਰਤੁ ਲਿਖਿ ਲੀਨੋ ॥

ਲੈ ਤਾ ਕੋ ਕਰ ਭੀਤਰ ਦੀਨੋ ॥

The demons immediately wrote an incantation and gave that to her,

ਜਾ ਕੋ ਤੂ ਇਕ ਬਾਰ ਦਿਖੈ ਹੈ ॥

ਜਰਿ ਬਰਿ ਢੇਰ ਭਸਮਿ ਸੋ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਹੈ ॥੧੧॥

‘Once you show it to anyone, that person will be annihilated.’(11)

ਤਾ ਕੈ ਕਰ ਤੇ ਜੰਤ੍ਰ ਲਿਖਾਯੋ ॥

ਲੈ ਕਰ ਮੈ ਤਹਿ ਕੋ ਦਿਖਰਾਯੋ ॥

She took the incantation and keeping it her hand showed it to him.

ਜਬ ਸੁ ਜੰਤ੍ਰ ਦਾਨੋ ਲਖਿ ਲਯੋ ॥

ਸੋ ਜਰਿ ਢੇਰ ਭਸਮ ਹ੍ਵੈ ਗਯੋ ॥੧੨॥

As soon as he saw the writing, he was exterminated.(12)

ਦੋਹਰਾ ॥

Dohira

ਦੇਵਰਾਜ ਜਿਹ ਦੈਤ ਕੌ ਜੀਤ ਸਕਤ ਨਹਿ ਜਾਇ ॥

The devil, which could not be eliminated by superior human beings,

ਸੋ ਅਬਲਾ ਇਹ ਛਲ ਭਏ ਜਮ ਪੁਰ ਦਯੋ ਪਠਾਇ ॥੧੩॥

Was despatched to the domain of death through the clever Chritar of the woman.(13)(1)

ਇਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰ ਪਖ੍ਯਾਨੇ ਤ੍ਰਿਯਾ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰੇ ਮੰਤ੍ਰੀ ਭੂਪ ਸੰਬਾਦੇ ਇਕ ਸੌਵੌ ਚਰਿਤ੍ਰ ਸਮਾਪਤਮ ਸਤੁ ਸੁਭਮ ਸਤੁ ॥੧੦੦॥੧੮੫੬॥ਅਫਜੂੰ॥

One hundredth Parable of Auspicious Chritars Conversation of the Raja and the Minister, Completed with Benediction. (100)(1856)

 

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At this point I'm really realising how the English translation is seriously wanting.

Note how ਅਬਲਾ  is defined as: 

English Translation
adj.f. weak, powerless; n.f. woman, esp. lady in distress.

 

Mahan Kosh Encyclopedia

ਸੰ. {ਸੰਗ੍ਯਾ}. ਇਸਤ੍ਰੀ. ਨਾਰੀ। (2) ਵਿ- ਦੁਬਲੀ. ਕਮਜ਼ੋਰ। (3) ਅ਼. __ ਮੂਰਖ. ਬੁੱਧਿ ਰਹਿਤ.

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One lesson seems clear. Even if you are a very strong man, if you get the wrong women in your inner circles, she can cause your demise even if lots of other strong men couldn't. 

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ਦੇਵਰਾਜ ਜਿਹ ਦੈਤ ਕੌ ਜੀਤ ਸਕਤ ਨਹਿ ਜਾਇ ॥

The devil, which could not be eliminated by superior human beings,

ਸੋ ਅਬਲਾ ਇਹ ਛਲ ਭਏ ਜਮ ਪੁਰ ਦਯੋ ਪਠਾਇ ॥੧੩॥

Was despatched to the domain of death through the clever Chritar of the woman.(13)(1)

 

Another link to the previous chariters seems to be ਦੇਵਰਾਜ which is another name for indra apparently? 

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The 3 maulvis are the raja's mantris I think (this is not clear in the English translation but implied in the Panjabi one). 

 

 

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1 hour ago, dalsingh101 said:

One lesson seems clear. Even if you are a very strong man, if you get the wrong women in your inner circles, she can cause your demise even if lots of other strong men couldn't. 

Yes, the very famous of Samson and Delilah springs to mind. She did what no other man could do.
 

1 hour ago, dalsingh101 said:

Another link to the previous chariters seems to be ਦੇਵਰਾਜ which is another name for indra apparently? 

Yes, that is the title of Indra. It does seem to carry a link to previous charitar.

One thing that I find unusual in this also, is the Maulvis. Maulvis/Muslims have been mentioned in preceding charitars as well. I think this charitar seems to show some kind of heirarchy amongst the characters involved.

Notice how in the previous charitar, one woman was able to hold her ground againt Maulvis. Then in this charitar, one woman was able to overcome a rakhsas who killed Maulvis with little difficulty.

 

One last thing, in this post, we have now as a team come to charitar 100. Lol, I had hoped to be here at New Year. We are roughly 1/4 of the way through.

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2 minutes ago, chatanga1 said:

Yes, the very famous of Samson and Delilah springs to mind. She did what no other man could do.
 

Yes, that is the title of Indra. It does seem to carry a link to previous charitar.

One thing that I find unusual in this also, is the Maulvis. Maulvis/Muslims have been mentioned in preceding charitars as well. I think this charitar seems to show some kind of heirarchy amongst the characters involved.

Notice how in the previous charitar, one woman was able to hold her ground againt Maulvis. Then in this charitar, one woman was able to overcome a rakhsas who killed Maulvis with little difficulty.

If we started going through these from the beginning again,I suspect that we might start finding links between the chariters like we have been recently. 

 

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One last thing, in this post, we have now as a team come to charitar 100. Lol, I had hoped to be here at New Year. We are roughly 1/4 of the way through.

 

Maybe we should pause for second and try and draw some general conclusions on what we have encountered thus far? 

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14 hours ago, dalsingh101 said:

Maybe we should pause for second and try and draw some general conclusions on what we have encountered thus far? 

Pause when we 6 months behind schedule? I think we should keep going and and try to draw conclusions as we are going.

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On 6/24/2019 at 11:49 AM, chatanga1 said:

Pause when we 6 months behind schedule? I think we should keep going and and try to draw conclusions as we are going.

Daym Chatanga. You're talking about us being behind and then not posting what needs to be posted to keep ahead! lol

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On 7/3/2019 at 9:56 PM, dalsingh101 said:

Daym Chatanga. You're talking about us being behind and then not posting what needs to be posted to keep ahead! lol

I know. I've been a bit selfish lately. I have been watching "Narcos: Mexico," well binge-watching it actually. And reading a book which is almost 600 pages long. And listening to a lot of katha of "Sri Gur Panth Parkash."

I will try and get more charitars uploaded regularly.

 

 

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On 7/6/2019 at 9:18 PM, chatanga1 said:

I know. I've been a bit selfish lately. I have been watching "Narcos: Mexico," well binge-watching it actually. And reading a book which is almost 600 pages long. And listening to a lot of katha of "Sri Gur Panth Parkash."

I will try and get more charitars uploaded regularly.

 

 

lol!

I've been binging on The Walking Dead series lately (on series 8 right now). It was generally great but this season's gone all politically correct and boring. 

What happened to Paapiman btw? I thought you said he was coming back? 

Keep at it, the CP series is getting interesting now. 

 

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