Notes on Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar (Uttarakhand Folk Games) Part -6
Event or and Marriage Traditional/Folk games of Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar part- 4
Narration: Bhishma Kukreti (Folk Literature Research Scholar)
Galya Banan is an exclusive Uttarakhandi custom or game takes place in marriage ritual. Galya means to lie down and not to be interested to plough by bull. In marriage ritual ceremony, at the time of Sath Fere (seven circle around Vedi by groom and bride) either bride or groom does not initiate to take another Fera or circle to take gift from father in law. Father in law wants to offer small amount gift but bride or groom wishes to have gift of higher amount. This is again negotiating joyful game. If first bride becomes Galya (does not act for taking round circle ) and her father in law offers gift and if the bride is satisfied by gifts she becomes ready to round circle. After another circle groom becomes Galya, his father in law offers him gift and if groom is satisfied by gift he becomes ready for round for Fera or circle. Usually, father in law takes time for offering gift and in this way people get enjoyment from negotiation.
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 5/6/2014
Bhishma Kukreti, 2010, Folk Games of Uttarakhand, merapahad.com
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