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Monday, November 25, 2013

Gay ki Punch aur Bhut; a Garhwali Folktale, Community Story

Garhwali Folktales from Garhwal part- 2 

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

                     Many rainy seasons back, there was village. The villagers were happy and simple living. Once, evil souls (Bhut) started harassing the villagers in night, Bhut used to torture villagers. Every family did ritual performances to get rid of Bhut. The Bhut were much powerful than power of rituals.
                The villagers went to caws to help them from get ridding Bhut.
 Caws met and discussed the matter seriously. In evening, caw spread around the village borders.
                    In night, Bhut came to enter into village. Caw asked Bhut not to enter into village till Bhut accept the challenge from caws. Bhut arrogantly accepted the challenge from caw.
                Caw put a condition that if Bhut could count the numbers of hair of their tail, Bhut could enter into village. Bhut were arrogant and foolishly, they accepted the challenge of caws.
  Each Bhut started counting the hair of caw tail. It was just impossible to count hair of caw tail. If any Bhut would count hair up to certain extant the caw would shake her tail and Bhut would not count the hair. Every Bhut was busy in counting the hair of each caw tail. However every Bhut was failed in counting hair. In the mean time it was morning and Bhut had to return.
             The same event ran for many nights but no Bhut could count the hair of caw tail. At the end Bhut accepted the defeat and agreed not to enter into village.
                 From that day, whenever any person is afraid of Bhut the person  catches the tail of caw and Bhut would not touch the human.



Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti  bckukreti@gmail.com 23/11/2013
Garhwali Folktales, Garhwali Traditional narratives, Garhwali Community Stories from Garhwal to be continued…


                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003 (Gay ki Punch aur Bhut, PP 33-34)
2-Anil Dabral, 2007, Garhwali Gadya Parampara
3- Bhishma Kukreti, 2003, Salan Biten Lok Kathayen , Rant Raibar
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