Posted: 24 March 2011 at 8:32pm | IP Logged
it was a tension day to every one because of komal's operation.the operation was at 1pm as per canada's time.that is 11:30 pm as per india's time.
rolli and shakti arranged for a very long pooja for the whole night in singh house starting from 10pm until early morning.aman mathur and anuradha arranged for a special late night pooja in mandir for their kuldevi in sarangpure.the whole night they were in mandir.
from the morning krishna was restless and did not eat any thing, not even tea or coffee.frequently calling shakti and rolli to know about komal.even pratigya did not eat any thing.but she did not show her depression to others.she tried to be more calm especially in front of krishna.
around 5pm pratigya told naina 'mummy mujay shiv mandir jana hai...'
naina:'teek hai. jaltise lotana...'
pratigya:'ajawun ge mummy...'she went with pooja thali out without telling krishna.
that mandir was 5km away from their haveli.she started walking bare foot.she knows well that it was going to be a very very tough task.this is the first time she is doing that.some how she manage to walk for 3km with full guts.another 2km walk was acid test for her.it was a kachcha raasta with lot of sharp stones and thorns.every step was a task for her.in that cool evening she drenched with sweat. her face turned red with pain.
look at the path where people are walking towards the mandir.
pratigya:'...ouch..' she looked down at her feet.big blisters formed in her feet.her sole became red and dark blue, her heels swell.she bit her lip to control her pain and started walking.her eyes cried pain.
she did not concentrate neither on her feet nor on the pain she was suffering.she constantly calling her god and praying for komal.she has to walk 1km more to reach the mandir.the blisters broke and her feet started bleeding.she could walk further.she moved her each step with pain.mud stuck to her blood strained feet and added more pain to her.she could not even able to raise her foot to go ahead.
people who were going to the mandir with chappals looked at her bleeding feet,felt sorry for her.but no body came forward to help her because they all know that it was her special prayer for her very dear one.
at the end of the kachcha road she has to claim the steps made with rough stones.she hold the side support and with great pain climbed one one step , some times stopping for a while ...some times sitting on the steps.
look at the steps which she was climbing, leading to the temple!
when she reached up the mandir she could not walk or even stand any more.the pooja thali slipped from her hand and fall down scattering the pooja things...she bend down to take the thali...her feet together with her body swug...;THADAAAM....' she fainted and fall flat in front of god's big bronze idol.people in the mandir ran and came for her help.
pandit:'yeh tho shyam ji ki beti hai...'he recognized immediately.every one in sarangure know the saxena family.soon some one called saxena haveli.
adarsh:'kya...mai abhi aaraha hun...'
shyam saxena:'kya hua..?'
naina:'kun tha...?'adarsh ran out without answering any one .
krishna:'pratigya kahan hai...?'immediately his sixth sense hit the bottom of his brain.
naina:'wo tho mandir gaye hai...' for another half an hour the saxena people were left with no clue.every ones eyes were fixed to the main door expecting adarsh.krishna's intuition hammered him that some thing is wrong to pratigya.he wandered restlessly.
after half an hour adarsh came carrying unconscious pratigya in his arms.
krishna:...looking at pratigya hanging in adarsh's arms without conscious he felt as if his heart came to his throat.
kesar:'ya rabbaha...kya hua pratigya ko..?'
naina:'yeh to mandir gaye thi...'she burst out with cry.
shyam saxena:'doctor ko bulao...'kesar ran to call doctor.adarsh placed pratigya on the long sofa.krishna stood numb.
lucky:'unnn...unnn...aunty ko kya hua?..'he started crying.
adarsh:'patha hai...yeh shiv maindir paidal gaye wo bhi bena chappal kay......'
naina:'yeh bhagwan!.......yeh tho bahut khateen mannat hai.issa kya zaroori thi yeh mannat maangne ki...'she cried looking at pratigya's blood stained red feet.
krishna understood the reason for her mannat.he tried hard to control himself.but could not.his eyes started pouring tears involuntarily.he don't want to show neither his feelings nor his tears to others. he was scared that he may broke out in front of them.he quickly moved away from there and rushed to his room without being noticed by others...went and closed his room door and fall on the bed crying.
krishna:' ....'he don't understand to whom he should cry for komal..? or pratigya...?
trillium health care center:
operation theater was made ready for komal with all the necessary equipments and sufficient nurses. two senior canadian nero specialist and Dr.pradeep kumar were already present in the theater.komal was wearing a long white gown , lying on the stretcher ready to go to operation theater within few minutes.nitin and sumitra was standing beside komal.they could see a fear of death in her eyes.her face was looking pale.
sumitra:'komal...matter of few hours.you will be fine...'she kept her hand on her head and said lovingly with tears in her eyes.nitin stood stone faced.
komal:'amma..tum nitin ka khayal rakna.tell baba and shakti bhai to take care nitin...'
sumitra:'tum nitin ka fikr maat karo...'
komal:'amma....i don't worry about me.....maine zindagi jeele nitin kay saat...kuch hi din kay leyeh hi sahi , nitin ne mujay har ek kushi di hai...par nitin...'she looked at him.she raised her hand to touch nitin.he understood and slightly bend himself to enable her to touch his cheek.
komal:'nitin... 'tears flow from her eyes to ears.
komal:'i am sorry...'
nitin:...he did not cry.he don't want to make komal more weak with his tears.
komal:'mujay wada karo..'she showed her palm.
nitin:'tumai kuch nahi hoga komal...'he placed his palm in to hers with brimming tears.
komal:'mujay kuch ho gaya tho...'she struggled to speak long sentences.
nitin:'maine kaha na tumai kuch nahi ho ga...'
komal:'tum doosri shaadi karle na...'
nitin:'ko...mal......'he immediately pulled his palm from hers.
komal:'mere aatma ko shanti dogay na?...wada karo...'
nitin:'issa maat bolo komal...maat bolo...please don't say that...'he kept his hand on her mouth to stop her saying.she hold his hand.
komal:'jabtak tum wada nahi karoge..mai operation theater nahi jawun ge...'the ward boy came to take her to operation theater.she hold his palm tightly.
nitin:'karun ga komal ..zaroor karun ga...tumare bina mai je pavunga tho...'
ward boy:'excuse me...operation ka time horaha hai...'he did not wait and pushed the stretcher towards the theater.
komal was still holding his hand.when the ward boy moved away both komal and nitin's hand get detached.both departed with running tears in their eyes.