Saturday, August 6, 2016

When Sita Meets Sati. Part 3

© Written by Tarang Sinha









She tried to test my Ram? My Ram? My breath quivers. And, what did she plan to test him?

Devi Sati starts speaking. ‘So, I started my ambitious mission. I arrived on the earth. Mahadev was kind enough to accompany me even though he was not completely with me, but this mission was mine and I had to execute it alone. He had said.

I knew Mahadev had his eyes on me. Of course, he knew everything. He just didn’t know what I had in my mind because if he did, he wouldn’t have allowed me to do that.

I waited and saw Shree Ram and Laxman coming. The very same anxious expressions. The urgency to know your whereabouts,” Devi Sati says as she looks at me. ‘And then, I did something that I shouldn’t have. I disguised myself as YOU, Devi Sita!’

This fact startles me. She tried to mislead Ram. The breeze feels thick, suddenly, a little difficult to inhale. My heartbeats races faster.

'I approached them with a beatific smile on my lips, I faked longing in my eyes,'  Devi Sati continues, 'Shree Ram smiled the moment his eyes landed on me. The smile so beautiful. Laxman looked perplexed. Shree Ram’s smile encouraged me. So, he thought he had found his Sita, finally. I approached them with hasty steps. I needed to look eager. We were finally face to face when Shree Ram folded his hands, and bowed in greeting.

“Mata, you are alone? Mahadev hasn’t arrived with you today?” he said, and his words came as shock. A shameful shock!' Devi Sati pauses to compose her breath.

 It somehow seems deceitful.

'Sounds deceitful, no?' Devi Sati says as if reading my thoughts. 'Even I felt so when I realized that he actually could see through me, no matter how I looked. That moment I didn’t feel like Sati, Shakti, The Significant Half of none other than Lord Shankar. I felt vulnerable. A sense of surprise and shame washed over me. I was speechless. Such a wishful thinking it was! To test the divinity of Shree Ram whom my husband worshiped.

When I returned to Mahadev, he raised his eyebrows which said ‘I told you.” 

At Kailash, I said asked for his forgiveness for not believing his words. While talking to him, I was about to sit beside him, my destined place, when he stopped me.

“Why don’t you sit there?” he said, pointing towards a seat just across from him. I skipped several beats. He changed my place. An unknown fear gripped me. His tone was calm rather amusing but there was something in his eyes that seemed different. A certain kind of seriousness that was unusual when he looked at me. A tinge of sadness that arises when you lose something.’

Devi Sati touches my hand lightly as she looks at me intently. “I knew it that very day that something has changed between us and I was the one who caused that change. I realized it later why he did so. If only I had listened to him. I wish I had listened to him.'


To Be Continued... (Final Part) 

When Sita Meets Sati Part 4 (Final)


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4 comments:

  1. This wouldn't be the first time Sati had followed her whim and gone against Mahadev's wishes. But then she was always more human when compared to his divinity.

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  2. Yes, Sati is known to be extremely inquisitive. Not believing anything easily. I like her :)

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  3. Sati, definitely seems more human, smitten by its frailties and inquisitiveness! Love how the story is proceeding. Wonder how you're going to wrap it up!

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