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SAKHUBAI

The Forlorn Deer

Sakhu's father-in-law fixed an auspicious day for bringing their daughter-in-law. Sakhu was then only twelve. Her parents brought her and the function of welcoming her was gone through. Sakhu's mother felt that as she was too young, they would take her back and send her when she matured. But Gayyalibai insisted that the girl would remain at their home from now on. Sakhu's parents could not have their say and returned thinking of bringing their daughter after home sometime.

Tender girl Sakhu revered her father-in-law and mother-in-law as her own parents and
considered her husband as God. But she was shocked to see the manner in which they behaved. The Mother-in-law would scold her all the time. She had to Pound paddy, churn the grains cleanse the vessels, store the water, wash the clothes There was no end to the tasks she had to perform. Still Gayyalibai was not  satisfied with anything she did. She would angrily shout about the dishes not property washed and go on to denounce   that her mother had not taught her any work well. Sakhu had to constantly weep, suffering the scolding. Her mother-in-law, after serving meals to the mate members, would throw a little rice and a bit of other dishes into her plate. It was like the care- less   feeding of dogs. By the time Sakhu went to the river for washing clothes and returned, even that little food would have become stone cold. But she silently sat in a corner and ate it silently shedding tears. Sometimes, it would be infested with ants, flies etc. Many days she would not eat at all.After coming to her husband's house, Sakhu was now like a lost and forlorn deer
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Sakhubai-Devotee of Panduranga Vittala
About Sakhubai
Introduction
The Miser Of Karaveerapura
Sakhubai's Marriage
You are Here! The Forlorn Deer
How Can You Live In a House Where There is No Dharma
Mother Worries About Sakhu
Parents Bemoan Sakhu's Fate
Sakhubai's Husband Oaduraya
"You Are My Only Refuge"
Mother-in-Law Finds Out
Losses Interest In Domestic Life
'Bhakti' Flows
The Lord Answers Her Prayers
Rukmayi Worry
Bhakti' Was Sakhubai's Strength
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