Yama was astonished. He and his followers had taken away millions of lives with them.
But no one had followed the dead. He admired the courage of this woman who had followed
But without showing admiration, Yama stopped. He said, "Savithri, you have
followed your husband as far as possible. You were like his shadow when he was alive. Now
turn back. Your ties with him have snapped. Go and do the last rites to his body."
Savithri-It is said if we walk seven steps with a person he becomes a friend. I have
come with you all this distance. Therefore, now you are my friend. So I want o speak to
you. For knowledge and for dharma people perform taps in a forest. Good men say that
dharma (Sacred duty) is greater than anything else. It is my dharma to be with my husband.
I cannot give up my dharma.