Ghanshyam as Ramchandra
Ghanshyam was once playing with his friends. Seeing this, the son
of Patgor named Shivdin arrived to join in the fun. Shivdin was
labeled by the villages as "mad" because he was half-mad.
He was like a toy for the mischevous children. All the boys who
were playing with Ghanshyam were delighted once Shivdin arrived.
ALl the childeren interrupted what they were doing and gathered
atound Shidin. The children amused Shivdin.
Shivdin's mother was going back to her home after getting some
water from the well and on the way she saw her son --- surrounded
by children. She began to feel extreme concern for her son because
all the boys were making fun of her beloved son. She shouted again
and again and then she rushed into the crowd and rebuked the children
that were teasing her son. She cried, "Who is teasing my son."
Instead of feeling mercy for such people, is it worth it to tease?
Suppose you were born with a disability of some sort, what would
you do?" On hearing the scolding given by Shivdin's mother
to the children, he gauged her saddened and gloomy heart and uttered
calmly, "Auntie, we are not teasing him, but he himself put
his head between his knees and sat down." The other children
remained calm and still. Hearing this, she caught Shivdin's arm
and angrily said, "Why did you sit here? Has anyone beaten
As Shivdin's mother was talking, SHivdin got up at once. His gace
was very happy looking and uttered radiantly, "Mother, this
Ghanshyam is Tam-chandra." His mother replied, "What are
you saying son? COme with me." Shivdin replied, "No, no
mother I am not rambling, Behold, beside him is ideal Sita and obedient
Laxaman. Why aten't you bowing to them?"
Saying thus, he fell down on the lotus feet of Ghanshyam. He bowed
to him, Ghanshyam. He bowed to him. Ghanshyam showered wonderful
blessings upon him. He put his hand on his head. Everyone came to
watch this sight and heard about the conversation between Ghanshyam
and Shivdin's mother. Ghanshyam told Shivdin's mother, "Your
son was tyagi many years ago. From here on your son will be free
from the brain disease he has suffered from all his life. He will
become wise and be a great man."
Shivdin's mother stared surprisingly at him. Shivdin's facial expressions
changed. She thanked Ghanshyam and bowed down to him. She returned
home happily and told every one about that miracle of Ghanshyam.
Answer the following questions.
- Who was Shivdlin?
- What was the children's expression when
- What did Ghanshyam explain to Shivdlin's
- What is the miracle of Ghanshyam in this
- What did Shivdin see and why did he say
to his mother, "Behold."