Saturday, May 15, 2010

Devadasi..

Well,Folks....I am back ...guess for the last two months I was Much interested in making Quotes...But this time I'm here to tell You a Bit Different Yet an Interesting story......As the name indicates I am going to narrate something about a "Women"......A women have lot of roles to play in the society...A women can be a gud friend,an affectionate sister,a beloved Mother,Caring Wife, Naughty Love .....Apart from all this women play Many Important Roles in the society.....Now Coming back to the story....



This story happened 1 week back when I was on a Journey in Kannur Express from Trivandrum to Kollam......I was working in one Of My Friend's Office as Office staff.....On this day I some how managed to quit office by 7:30 evening....The train was scheduled at 8:45...I reached railway station by 8"o clock......I had to spare 45 minutes.....So I was in search for ways for sparing the time....I decided to watch people.....All were busy....Suddenly My eyes Struck a women who was sitting on the floor.......I felt some speciality in her...I didn't know what it was......I started watching her from the window of the general compartment.....The first thing that struck My Mind When I watched her carefully was the devadasis....The same old devadasis.....Years back I have read a book on devadasis......She seemed like a devadasi...."The devadasi who dedicates her life for the devi....I remember very clearly that devadasis were later converted into prostitutes.......So Many things were going through My Mind....I was in the world of devadasis by this time...,...

To be Frank I should say that the heroin of this story took me to the world of devadasis....As time passed the Compartment was filled with people.....It was 8:40 .........Suddenly I was awaken from My Thoughts by a old women....She asked some  space to sit.....I told her to sit there.......I went to the door side.......This time I saw the "Women" sitting there on the floor...But now at the side of the bathroom....in the compartment....

The Compartment was crowded...but Some How I was Happy with My Space at the Door......The Train started its Journey.......I was enjoying the strong breeze from the door side.....After some time I felt bored....This time My eyes Struck at that Lady again.......She had some specialities..I don't know what it is....She was in her thirty's.....She had lot of bangles in her hand....Bangles of different colours from wrist to shoulder.....She was wearing a saree which had lot of designs.......She was Beautiful....but Dirt made her beauty fading......She had nose rings ,long ear rings.....She was having some necklaces in her head.........I was staring at her......In fact I was thinking.......But after sometime I saw her covering her head with that saree......Seeing Me staring at her...She smiled at Me and asked Me something........But I didn't understand any thing.....I smiled as Reply.....She Giggled this time......

I wondered "where is she coming from..??"...."Where is she going..??"....."How she Lives..??"...Some where some One will be waiting for her........She will be having  Parents,Siblings..sometimes a husband and children.....How can she waste her life like this.......Some times She Must be travelling for some Reason........So Many things Flashed through My Mind....I felt Concerned for her........


I didn't Knew Why I was Much attached to a stranger like that .......I felt astonished.....An over whelming emotion of Joy and at the same time despair......

It was getting cold...the train was nearing My station....I saw her getting ready to lie on the floor......She wanted to sleep some how.....She never cared the Crowded Compartment or the Staring People.......I saw Most of the People in that Cabin Looking at her......She lay on the floor......Her legs were out...She was getting cold......She Pulled her legs and hands into her saree......Yet the cold wind played its tricks again.......


People started Moving as the train was nearing the station....She was on the way....Some of them shouted at her.......She never minded them....She was happy inside her saree.....

The train reached Kollam Station.......As I was getting out of the train....I saw her looking at Me .......She Smiled at me in Despair.....I tried to Smile.....But...........






5 comments:

RESHMA said...

its an interesting piece of work..and observing ppl..thats way more interesting...

'A women can be a gud friend,an affectionate sister,a beloved Mother,Caring Wife, Naughty Love'
i like that part a lot..

thoughtful delights :-) said...

Dear Reshma,

Thank You for that Frank Comment...

Observing People can Fetch You Lot of Thoughts.....It at times also helps us to read the Mind of People.....

Keep Reading...Stay in Touch....
Cheerzzzz.. :-)

Regards,
Thoughtful Delights :-)

jingleyanqiu said...

beautiful post!

thoughtful delights :-) said...

Dear Jingleyanqiu,

Thanks for Commenting...:-)

Stay in Touch...Keep Reading...

Cheerzzz :-)

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