By Sarathi Guha(03 Apr 2008)
Young poet Chandidas was the priest of the temple of goddess Bashli. Rami, the washer man’s daughter used to clean the temple area. In between his temple-works Chandidas used to sing songs written by him. Rami use to listen to those songs – at times she also used to sing in a low voice. Chandidas fell in love with Rami. He started coming to the pond where Rami used to wash clothes. Rami also loved Chandidas. When Rami sang Chandidas' song her friend Kakanmal did not like it. One day local Zamindar Brijay Narayan with his sidekick Batuk came near the pond and found Chandidas and Rami there. Rami seeing the Zamindar and his sidekick sensed some trouble and requested Chandidas not to come to pond leaving his temple duties. Chandidas promised he wouldn't come here any more. Zamindar Brijay Narayan ordered the head priest of the temple not to allow Rami to clean the temple premises any more. Rami understood why Zamindar was so angry. Brijay Narayan had an eye over Rami and so he sent Batuk to Rami, but she refused. That is the reason why Brijay Narayan is behaving like this. Next day Rami came to the temple as an ordinary worshipper. Brijay Narayan now disallowed Rami to worship in the temple. Days passed, Rami neither comes to the pond not to the pond not to the temple. Chandidas when came to know that Rami was ill. He went to Rami's house but then Rami went to goddess Bashli's temple. Rami was crying and praying to god. Not getting Rami, Brijay Narayan set fire to Rami's house. Kakan and her blind husband Sreedan were found to leave the village. Chandidas also left the village with Rami.