A Pious Ghost
A Pious Ghost3 mins 203 3 mins 203
Nearly four decades ago an energetic young man named Harish was living in town with his parents. He was an I. S.C. student and 18 years old. He was a good cyclist and besides plying to School daily he was also maintaining amateur cycling habit. So at his leisure or on holidays he was often plying to various places to gain out- knowledge. All the teachers and students and kiths and kins were loving him because of his good morals as well as brilliant academic career.
Once he made up his mind to visit a Jungle Goddess temple situated at a distance of about 20 kilometers away from his house. Hence he set off at 6 am by riding his bicycle.
After one hour he reached at the spot which was surrounded by dense forest. He offered worship to the jungle deity and took the Prasad( the food stuffs offered to the Deity ) happily. While an idea struck his mind to visit a cousin's house situated in a nearby village by the way side suddenly he started cycling to reach there. Harish reached the village and spent a few hours amid the cordial atmosphere after taking delicious launch. His stomach was full. So he took rest with a short sleep there. While he got up he look at his wrist watch which showed 9 pm. In a hurry he prepared himself for return homeward journey inspite of several refusals of the cousin's family members as he had an urgent work at home.
It was a new moon night. Harish came across a big old banyan tree in a village. He took rest under the tree when he heard a rattling sound of leaves on the tree. At once he took out his pocket torch and focused on. But nothing was seen. Then after a few minutes a tall whitish apparition appeared before Harish who was prone to express something. Harish asked, " Who are you? What do you want? " The figure replied," I am Hargobind. I died of a cobra bite 2 years ago. My house is in this village. I was the richest man of the village. By virtue of my hard labour in business I earned so much. I had cherished a hope to build a Multi religious Temple in my village. You can see this barren land there. " The apparition tried to show the exact spot by directing it's forefinger. " There you can see dear chum. So for the purpose I had saved 10 lakh rupees in a brass box which I burried under this tree. Would you please help me for this sacred purpose to be fulfilled. Tell me frankly yes or no. "
Harish answered, " Yes I will do. " Ghost told with gratitude, " Thank you chum. Listen to my advice. Today is new moon. You try to come with spade and a kit bag on next full moon night and dig out the box full of currency notes. Because this place is very lonely. Villagers don't come at night owing to the terror created by me. Now you go home and take rest. Mind it never highlight the topic. Be reserve. OK dear. May God bless you. "
Then accordingly Harish did the needful. He built a Multi-Religious Temple on the plot of the dead man. People of various religions entered into the monastery like temple to offer their worship, prayers, meditation and rituals as per their own religious beliefs without bar. Harish handed over the charge of the temple to the son of the late rich man eventually. Though Harish was a teenager student his aim and quality were great. Hence his reputation had reached the zenith in the long run with human qualities and talents simultaneously. One day Harish was sleeping at home. At the mid night Harish suddenly wake up and saw the same apparition who was telling him, " My dear Harish, " You are actuàlly great boy dear. Only for your kind help today I am completely free from ghostly apparition and going to Paradise of the Lord Almighty God. As I am a Sanatani I am now not at all liable to take rebirth in the world. OK goodbye. " Then the ghost fly away happily with a humanish white shining tall figure and a buzzing sound as well.