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Monday, June 2, 2014

Throwing Turmeric Water a Joyful Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar

Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar

Notes on Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar (Uttarakhand Folk Games) Part -3
Event or and Marriage Traditional/Folk games of Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar part- 1

                          Narration: Bhishma Kukreti (Folk Literature Research Scholar)

          This is a joyful folk game played in Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar at the time of Haldihath (Nuptial Bath) in marriage. When the bride or groom taking bath by fresh water just after Haldihath, people around   start throwing Turmeric water (diluted from turmeric paste left over) on usually those who are either brother in law or sister in law (Devar –Bhabhi, Jija Sali, Samdhi Samdhan, Jija Sala, Samdi –Smadi)  . The person tries to paste the left over paste or to throw turmeric water on other person (of same gender or opposite gender) and other person tries to protect or tries to revert back. When the person is successful to paste and or throw turmeric water on targeted person the audience pleasingly splat hands.
The game runs about half an hour to one hour.
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 2/6/2014

      References

Bhishma Kukreti, 2010, Folk Games of Uttarakhand, merapahad.com

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