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 generous portions in their colkection bags, they also splash water on them, which the boys collecting these ingredients have to dodge carefully……Later this uncooked food is gathered at one location and is cooked into yummy food….each street hears …the echo of the wonderful words sung 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 on with full gutso only and only in Navsari….on BOHMAN mah and Bohman Roj.
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 we Parsees would not eat Non veg for the next 30 days.
Now this is what I call Navsari Dharam ni Tekri….
Come on folks keep this ritual alive and keep it going……Proud to belong to this place….NAVSARI
A WA fwd by Mrs A. Patel.