Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Saptapadi - The Vow

Sunaina (aged 19) and Rahul (aged 23 ), were nicknamed "Love Birds" during their college days. 

They made a picture perfect pair; however, they denied any such affair.  

The age bracket of 18-23, falls in the rebellious bracket, that, one wouldn't be able to differentiate between love and infatuation.

Sunaina, was the single girl child from the Nair family and Rahul, the youngest brat of the Choudhury's.

Maybe, that's why they say "Opposites Attract". But, this was an extreme attraction of the opposites.



However, the Parent Cult, surprisingly agreed to their marriage. (Though being an inter cast marriage). The society as a matter of fact couldn't digest and accept it. 
The marriage of the so-called "Love Birds" became the magnum opus of the decade. 


Days and months passed, everything seemed to be perfect just as their marriage photo..

..Until, Sunaina's mother called up. 

She advised her little daughter "You need to have an upper hand in the family and your opinion should be the final say" saying this she disconnected her sweet poisoned call.

(The kids are brought up and moulded from their childhood,  to be obedient, that kids like Sunaina would blindly follow the instructions without even analyzing the pros and cons of it).

Her mother's message created ripples in the thought process of Sunaina. She had begun, to be under the spell of her mom's venomous advise.

Raj reached home that evening and seemed to be jubilant and joyful. He ran to the kitchen where his mother was baking a Chocolate cake for her beloved son and his wife.

Raj embraced his mom and whispered in her ears, "Mumma! I won an award in the office today"; just the way he used to do when he was a kid.

(After all, for any son his mother would be closer to heart than anyone else, as they were bonded with the Umbilical Cord for 9 months).

Post sharing the joy with his mom,  Raj rushed to his room to share his happiness with Sunaina.

She was seated on their cosy bed, facing the wall, with her head bowed down.

Raj had naughty thoughts, and he bolted the bedroom door.With a naughty smile, he approached her from behind and playfully with both his palms covered her eyes; and adding to his surprise, he could sense that she had tears overflowing and gushing down her cheeks. 

Raj was alarmed not knowing the reason for her tears.

Then she said the most dreadful -

"You don't love me anymore, and that's the reason you shared about your laurel first with your mom and not me". Saying this, she started weeping as if she was abused.

The sweetness of her words had transformed to being Venomous.

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Reference Wikipedia :

Saptapadi - As per the Hindu marriage ceremony, after tying the Mangalysutra  ( Holy thread )the newly wed couple take seven steps around the holy fire and take a VOW:

"Now let us make a vow together. We shall share love, share the same food, share our strengths, share the same tastes. We shall be of one mind, we shall observe the vows together. I shall be the Samaveda, you the Rigveda, I shall be the Upper World, you the Earth; I shall be the Sukhilam, you the Holder - together we shall live and beget children, and other riches; come thou, O sweet-worded girl !

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