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Monday, November 25, 2013

Nath Ban Gaye (They accepted Nath Sect)

Garhwali Folktales from Garhwal part- 3   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

              There tens of community stories with each caste in Garhwal. The following story is a Kukreti community story from village Jaspur, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal, North India.
                    Long back a Kukreti from South India settled in Jaspur, Pauri Garhwal, North India. Once upon a time Kukreti of Jaspur was famous for Mantrik and Tantric (folk ritual priests). There were two brothers in the family named Jasdev Ji and Ran Dev Ji. Jas Dev Ji was elder than Ran Dev Ji.  Both had great respect and love for each other. Jas Dev Ji and Ran Dev Ji were great and famous Tantrik and Mantrik of the region. No other Mantrik and Tantrik could compete with them.
                However, after some time, Ran Dev Ji started using his Manta and Tantra knowledge for mischievous acts.  Ran Dev Ji used his Tantrik-Mantrik power to burn the standing crops. Ran Dev Ji started his Mantra-Tantra knowledge for harming people and animals. Even Ran Dev Ji burnt forest to show his supremacy. Many times, seniors of village and his own elder brother Jas Dev Ji made Ran Dev Ji understand to stop harmful application of Mantra and Tantra.
               Ran Dev Ji did not pay attention others advices and continue indulging himself in using his Mantrik –Tantrik power in harmful deeds for human beings.
                            One day, villagers decided to exile Ran Dev Ji from Jaspur to another place.  Jaspur villagers provided land to Ran Dev Ji two miles away from Jaspur in south west direction. Ran Dev Ji started residing in that place. Ran Dev Ji had great love for his mother land Jaspur. Ran Dev Ji requested Jaspur fellows to provide land for his cremation in his mother land Jaspur.  Jaspur fellow granted. Repenting for his misdeeds, Ran Dev Ji accepted a sect called Dalya or Nath Sampraday. A great Dalya Guru from Gorakhnath Sect accepted Ran Dev Ji as his disciple.
                The new village of Ran Dev Ji is called Raneth. Still, after so many hundreds years of Ran Dev Ji‘s migrating to Raneth village, the villagers bury their dead people in village Jaspur. The burial place of Dalyas of Raneth called Dalyon-Math.  It is said that Ran Dev Ji blessed that no Bhut-Pichas or notorious, dangerous, evil soul would harm any person of Jaspur. No Jaspur villagers feel any fear of catching by Bhut-Pisach in Math area. The Jaspur children play on the stones of Samadhi of Math but they never caught by Bhut-Pichas.
                     The villagers of the region respect Dalya of Raneth and pay respect them as they pay respect to Brahmin Guru.



**Late Shrimati Kwanra Devi Kukreti and her son late Shri Mohan Lal Kukreti of Jaspur narrated the story to me
Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 25/11/2013
For communication please mail to bckukreti@gmail.com
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


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