Ghee Khichri in Navsari
NAVSARI- a small place in Gujarat State…..is known for an event which is called Ghee Khichri….Boys go from.one house to another asking for uncooked rice, Dal, oil, ghee and also other uncooked products….the ladies pour onto them generous chink of it in their bags, they also splash on them water from which the boys collecting these ingredients have to dodge it carefully……Later this uncooked food is gathered at one place, and the uncooked food is made into yummy food….each street hears the echo of the wonderful words which goes like this….
GHEEE KHICHRI NO PAISO
DORIYAA NO RUPIYO
VARSAADJI TOH AAYEGA
DUMRI SHER LAAYEGA
DUMRI TAARI OAT MAA KHARA PAANINET MAA
OTTI KE POTTI
REL AAVI MOTTI
ALLAA GOCAL PAANI MOKAL
VARSAADJI NU PAANI TOH MITTHU NE MITTHU
This ritual goes with full on enthusiasm only and only in Navsari….BOHMAN mah and Bohman Roj which falls today
In today‘s jet age where customs and traditions are almost gone….Navsari is the place which has kept this ritual alive…..The ritual is supposed to be dedicated to Rain Gods & Also where we Parsees would not eat Non veg for next 30 days.
Now this is what I call Navsari Dharam ni Tekri….
Come on boys keep this ritual alive and keep going……Proud to belong to this place….NAVSARI
Courtesy : Dolly Contractor