Fasana-e-Ajaib: Qist#19: Shahzaade ki Anjuman Ara se shaadi

Jaan-e-Alam ka qissa jaari hai. Pichle qist mein aapne dekha hoga ke bhale koi ahd ho, kuch logon ki zehniyat mein koi badlaon na aata hai. Afsos! Jo Mirza Rajaab Ali Beg Suroor ne apne zaamane mein dekha aur apni dastaan ka hissa banaya, wohi fitrat aaj bhi maujud hai. Khair, kya kijiye….. berhaal, qissa jaari rahta hai.

~~~~ Anjuman Ara ne jawaab na diya. Sar zanon par rakh liya lekin woh jo ameerzadian uski dost aur ham-nasheen thi, jin se us baat ke roz mashvare rehte the bolen “Hai hai logon! Tumhen kya hua hai. Aaton ji sahab, beadbi maauf, aapne dhoop mein jhudha safed kiya hai. Khair hai sahaabon, dulhan se saaf saaf kahalvana chahte ho. Duniya ki sharm-o-haaya kya nigodi udh gayi. Bhala maa-baap ka kaha kis ne taala hai jo yeh taalegi. Misaal mashoor hai khamoshi aadhi raza mandi. Budhon ke aage aur kehna kya.”

Yeh sun ke puraani aaton ne jis ne Anjuman Ara ko paala possa aur padhaya likhaya tha mubarakbaad keh ke Anjuman Ara ki maa ko nazar di. Mahal mein qehqahaye mache, shahzaadi rone lagi. Saare darbariyon ne nazren pesh ki. Naubat naqqare bajne lage, tope chutne lagi. Har taraf se mubarak salamat ki aawazein aane lagi.

Shaadi ki taiyyarion ka waqt aaya to badshah ne wazir-e-aazam se farmaya ke “Shahzaada musafir hai. Hamara mehmaan hai. Tum har tarh ke imtihan ki salahiyat rakhte ho. Iski taraf se saara bandobast tum karo.”

Wazir adab baja laaya. Badshah ne ise haathi palki se sarfaraz kiya.

Rummaal, nujumi, pandit darbaar mein bulaye gaye. Inhone hisaab laga ke mubarak waqt ka pata lagaya taake shaadi ka din aur waqt tayy kiya jaye. Aakhir sab kuch tayy ho gaya. Shubh ghadi. Maanjhe ka joda dulhan ke ghar se chala. Hazaaron pukhraaj ki kashtiyon mein zaafraani jodhe lagaye gaye. Sunehre khvanon mein panediyan saje, mevaon ke tasht taiyyar huye, doodh ke vaaste gyarah todhe, talaai choki, jawahar jada zumurrad nigar katora, butna milne ka kangna, bel bodhon waali multan ki langi, kantro mein bhara hua kashmir ka itr aur ubtan mohammad shahi arguja aur tarah tarah ki cheezen saleeqe se sajayi gayin. Yeh saman le ke jaloos ravana hua. Jaloos mein haathi aur ghode shaamil the. Zanaani sawaariyan sukhpaliyon aur chandolon mein sawar thi. In sawaariyon ko zarq barq pehne kahariyan jhoom jhoom karti liye jaati thi. Jaloos ke aage naubat naqqara bajta tha.

Yeh jaloos jin bazaaron aur sadkon se guzra voh khushbu mein bas gayi. Vahan dulhan aur dulha ne manjhe ke jode pehne. Chaaron taraf manadi ho gayi ke sab rangeen libaas jis se khushbu barasti ho voh pehnen. Jo safed posh nazar aayega apne khoon se surkh hoga. Yaani gardan maara jayega. Khud badshah ne rangeen libaas pehna aur rang khelne laga. Saari riyaya holi ki kaifiyat bhool gayi. Saare shahr mein surkh aur zard naale ba gaye. Gali kuchon mein abeer aur gulabi ke dher lag gaye. Ailaan hua ke aaj se chauthi tak sab log karobar band kar den. Apne apne gharon mein jashn kare, naach dekhe. Jis cheez ki zaroorat ho voh sarkar se len. Hinduon mein puri, kachori, mithayi, achaar taqseem huya. Musalmanon ko pulao, zardah, qorma, sheermaal kabaab ata huya, subedaaron ko hukum bheja gaya ke chaaron taraf do kos ke fasle se bavarchi aur halvai khaana mithayi taiyyar kiye sadkon pe baithe rahe ke is arse mein jo musafir guzre bhooka na jaaye. Door door shaadi ka shahrah pahunch jaaye.

Do manzil chaar manzil balke das das bees bees din ka safar tayy karke tamashbeen befikre sair dekhne ko aaye. Sachuq ka din tha. Saare samaan ki tafseel bayan karni mumkin nahi. Phir bhi kuch cheezon ka haal likha jaata hai. Pachaas hazaar ghode sone chaandi ke banne. San nuql aur meve se lubalab bhare, ek laakh khvan. Pachaas hazaar mein misri ki koze baaqi mein meve aur qand ki jhadiyan. Sone ki matki jo vahi se bhari thi aur uske gale mein machliyan nade se bandhi thi. Araaish ke behumar takht jinki ginti mumkin nahi. Aatishbaazi ke thokre qataar dar qataar, saro, jhadh, darkhat-e-mevah, dar hazaar ba hazaar. Aur iske alavah itna saaz-o-samaan tha ke kisi ne khwab mein bhi na dekha hoga.

Is andaaz se sachuq gayi. Mehndi ki shab huyi. Wazir ne koi kasar na utha rakhi. Narnaul ki hazaar ha man mehndi mangayi thi. Is mehndi ka kamaal yeh tha ke jo baar laga le saari zindagi us ko haath lal rahe. Ise judaon seeneiyon mein saja ke un par momi aur kafuri shamaaen jala di gayi thi. Maleede ke khvanon par ghazab ka husn-o-shabab tha. Is jaloos ke dono taraf aatishbaazi choothti jaati thi.

Baraat ki….

Aur yeh qist yahan khatam. Qisaa jaari rahegi……

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