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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Religious Garhwali Folk Tale about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -80

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)
(Narrated by Shri Shiv Charan Kukreti of Kathud, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal)

                Banchuri village is situated in Udaypur Patti of South Pauri Garhwal. Lakheda caste people are inhabitants of Banchuri village.
     Long back, there was no temple for Devi goddess in Banchuri but today, there is a Devi temple in Banchuri.
 Banchuri people were Devi devotees and wished to have Devi temple in their own village. However, without Devi Chinha (symbolic instruments of Devi) from other Devi temple, it was not possible to establish Devi temple in the village.
       The Banchuri village chief Banchuri called a meeting to find the ways and means for establishing Devi temple in the village. It was decided in the meeting that four five villagers would visit Kathud Bada village (Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal) and steal  the Devi Chinha from Kathud Devi temple. Kathud Baa is eight-nine miles far from Banchuri. The Kathud Devi temple is situated on north direction, top above the village. On the way from Banchuri to Kathud, Hinwal River flows. Hinwal is dividing factor between Udaypur and Dhangu Pattis.
   In one night, Banchuri villagers reached to Kathud Devi temple. They first performed the rituals for Devi. They said sorry to Devi for stealing Devi Chinha.
In the mean time, Devi called the Kathud people that Banchuri people are taking her a couple of Chinha (Symbolic instruments). Devi asked Kathud people to catch the Banchuri people before they cross Hinwal River.
Kathud people started meeting in the village.
Banchuri villagers took a couple of Devi symbols from the temple and ran away towards Udaypur Patti.
Kathud people reached to Devi temple and found that a couple of Devi Chinha (Symbols) were stolen from Devi temple. They ran following Banchuri villagers. However, before Kathud villagers could catch Banchuri villager, Banchuri villagers had already crossed Hinwal River at Gadbadeth.
 Banchuri villagers came to their village with a couple of Devi Symbols and establish Devi temple in Banchuri.
 This is the reason that Banchuri Devi and Kathud Devi are called Sisters.



Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 20/4/2014 for review and interpretation


Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 References

1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003, 
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
Garhwali folk Stories from Garhwal sequence; Garhwali folk Stories from Haridwar succession , Garhwal; Garhwali folk Stories from Dehradun Garhwal chain; Garhwali folk Stories from Uttarkashi Garhwal; Garhwali folk Stories from Tehri Garhwal series; Garhwali folk Stories from Chamoli Garhwal; Garhwali folk Stories from Rudraprayag Garhwal; Garhwali folk Stories from Pauri Garhwal Series to be continued ..  
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Religious Garhwali Folk Tale about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple; Religious Garhwali Folk Tale from Ganga Salan, Pauri Garhwal about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple; Religious Garhwali Folk Tale from Dhangu Patti , Pauri Garhwal about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple; Religious Garhwali Folk Tale from Udaypur Patti, Pauri Garhwal about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple; Religious Garhwali Folk Tale from Banchuri village, Pauri Garhwal about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple; Religious Garhwali Folk Tale from Kathud Bada village , Pauri Garhwal about Establishing of Banchuri Devi Temple;