CBSE Class 8 Hindi Worksheet Chapter 12 Sudama Charit - Download Free PDF with Solution
Poetry is a very magical form of writing when it comes to the Hindi language and of course, it remains truly beautiful in any and all languages, come what may. Poetry is in itself a different language that can be spoken and understood by a few selected people. In this Hindi topic, students will get to know this language by reading the poem Sudama Charit Class 8.
So what is the Sudama Charit Class 8 poem about? It exquisitely describes the neverending friendship between Lord Krishna and his close friend Sudama. In the first stanza, information is brought to Lord Krishna’s attention by his gatekeeper that there is a very poorly dressed fellow who seems to hail from the lower classes of society waiting in front of His palace at Dwarka, who goes by the name of Sudama. Krishna immediately rushes out to see his friend and is brought to tears, beginning to sob uncontrollably in front of Sudama's presence. Having wept merciful tears, Lord Krishna himself washed Sudama’s feet with his tears, as these tears of mercy were more than enough to cleanse Sudama’s feet from wounds and dirt, in the second stanza.
In the third and fourth stanzas, Sudama keeps hiding a pouch sent from his wife after she forced him to go meet Lord Krishna. He jokes about it and says that he has never changed, that even when they were younger, Sudama used to take everything and anything he could lay his hands on. On Sudama's way back home, he is heartbroken and goes through conflicting emotions, that he is coming back empty-handed, having expected some form of financial assistance from him. He consoles himself thinking that you can't expect much from a person who used to roam around and hunt for butter during his childhood.
The last two stanzas are about Sudama going back to his village and finding his basic hut missing and instead finding an exuberant palace, adorned with gardens, elephants, chariots and musical instruments in its place. He realised that Lord Krishna had never intended to send him back empty-handed, as Sudama now has a very fancy roof over his head, exotic food to satisfy his hunger, luxurious clothes to look presentable and comfortable beds to sleep in. Sudama continuously praises the glory of his best friend and regrets having even doubted him in the first place, extremely grateful for his blessings and for changing his life for the better.
There are other variations of this Sudama Charit lesson summary in Hindi, that is similar to the one written above. Interested students can even find the Sudama Charitra poem in Hindi Class 8, written and translated by the most refined and skilled people in this field.
FAQs on CBSE Class 8 Hindi Worksheet Chapter 12 Sudama Charit - PDF
1. What was Sudama’s appearance as described by Krishna’s gatekeeper?
Sudama had no shoes on his feet, no turban on his head and wore a torn, dirty dhoti, looking very weak and feeble.
2. Who wrote this poem?
Shri Narrotamdas is the poet who wrote this poem.
3. Why did Sudama go meet Krishna?
Sudama went to go and meet Lord Krishna after he was forced by his wife to do so, in the hopes of acquiring some or the other form of financial assistance from him.