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SAKHUBAI

Mother-in-law Finds Out

Gayyalibai had noticed that her daughter - in-law talked to herself at times. Not bold
enough to talk back to her, she murmurs to herself, thought Sakhu's mother-in-law and
decided to 'teach her a lesson'. She stealthily listened to Sakhu's murmuring but only heard the chanting of Vittala's name. But she did not see the idol, which was hidden, in her waist. Another day when Sakhu was talking to herself and narrating her troubles to the idol the mother-in-law suddenly appeared and seeing the idol seized it and threw it away. "0, He is my Lord! 0 God! Vittala!" bemoaned Sakhu. Gayyalibai condemned Vittala with mean words and Sakhu could not tolerate it. She said: "Mother-in-law, condemn and drub me as you like. But what did that idol do to you? Please don't denounce God."

Gayyalibai raised' a terrible rumpus saying her daughter-in-law was opposing her and
complained to Krupanaraya. "I seem to be less than a broomstick to her!" she told her
son and heaped complaints on Sakhu.

Oaduraya did not bother to inquire into what had actually happened. Nor did he bother to note how extremely patient his wife was and sweating away in household work. He took up a cane and thrashed his wife as he would some animal. At her father's place, Sakhu could not even mildly wield a stick against their cattle. Sakhu silently received her   husband's beating. Swelled marks dotted her body and in the night she wept in agony. 'Even then, she was only chanting "Vittala, Vittala! You are my only savior."

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Sakhubai-Devotee of Panduranga Vittala
About Sakhubai
Introduction
The Miser Of Karaveerapura
Sakhubai's Marriage
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"
You are Here! 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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