Kapil Story : Divine Purity
I get married in 1992 , that is why this episode should be some where around 1993-1994 .
My route from our factory to our home & vice versa was through Birla mandir's road.
Generally on saturdays , while coming back from factory to home , mood is generally relaxed & romantic .
Diffreant Music Cassette shops , sweets & confactionary shops were used to be stop over spots on saturdays evenings before home reach.
A old lady has a flower selling stall in front of Birla Mandir since ages . Always loaded with fresh flowers , Motia , Mogra, Gulab (Rose) , Genda (Merigold) , Chameli (Jesmine) , etc. , etc., to name a few .
On thats very saturday evening there was some Ramayan Katha programme was on inside
Suddenly I was faciniated by the strong aroma of the fragrance of fresh flowers from old lady shop.
The effect was so pulling that I come out from car & told driver to take car forward , if & when traffic zam clear and park the car on nearest available road side space , I will come my self walking in 5-10 minutes.
I asked flower shop's old lady to pack some Motia Mogra Gajra ( a gajra is some flowers tied in a thread , girls use this as a hair decorative in
She start making gajras with needle & threads peering flowers . Mean while I picked some flowers and start smelling by bringing it near my nose , The smell was fantastic .
Suddenly she saw me , smelling the flowers , objected softly but firmly by moving hand and said in Hindi "beta aap in phulo ko mat sungho , yeh jhoote ho jayege, yeh to Thakur Ji ko arpit karne kay liye hai, jhoote phule Thakur Ji ko Nahi arpit hote , pap lagta hai , aap ghar me hi inhey sungna , yaha dukan mey ek bhi phule mix ho gaya to sare phule hi phekne padege" . (please do not smell the flowers like this , these will become contaminated , will become 2nd grade & further more , can not offer to the God , if even one contaminated flower mix with other fresh flowers , she has no option except to throw all in dust bin )
I realised my mistake quickly , sided the contaminated flowers away from shop , paid the money , picked my ordered Gajra packet and walked towards my car . Thinking About the Great Divine Purity in Her Shop Keeping.
After this experience , I always had 100% faith on her shop's quality .
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