Story of Jhitku and Mitki

 

 

In a beautiful small village of Bastar, Jhitku and Mitki met at a local fair and It was love at first sight ! Soon after, the word spread across the family and Jhitku's family had no objection, but Mitki's seven brothers were not ready for it. Mitki's seven brothers didn't wanted to leave alone and demanded Jitku to stay with them instead. The thought of leaving his family and village behind made Jitku angry and uncertain. He found a middle ground.

Jitku came with a brilliant idea of building a house in the same village of Mitki's and they got married. After marriage, in the village of Jhitku Mitki, he started doing Cattle Grazing.

Sadly after few years, famine hits the village and people started starving. The villagers made a pond to save rain water but it only worked during the rainfall. Then, one day few tantriks of the village came up with a solution that unless a person is sacrificed in the pond, water will not stop in the pond. Hearing the sacrifice, the villagers retreated, but there were some youths in the village who were desirous of getting the soil.

Few people conspired against Jitku, he being from a different village to sacrifice and any young man will get married to Mitki for matter. Mitki's brothers got into the talk of selfish youths and one day while Mitki's brother and Jitku were grazing cattle in the forest, Mitki's brothers tried to kill Jitku by planning.

Near the pond, Mitki's brothers stabbed Jitku and threw his head with an ax into the pond. The incident was followed by heavy rains.

Mitki awaiting for her husband falls into sleep and dreams about the entire incident and a pond filled with water. She ran towards the pond and astonished that since what she had seen in the dream, the scene was directly in front of her.

Here, Jitku tells Mitki his brothers' misdeeds. Mitki, who was deeply in love with Jitku, also gave his life by jumping into the pond. The next morning when the villagers reached the pond, the dead body was found floating. Thus ended the tragic end of the loving couple.


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