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Garhwali Folk Songs at Thread (Sacred Cord) Ceremony

Garhwali Folk Songs at Thread (Sacred Cord) Ceremony

(Garhwali Wedding Folk Songs, HimalayanWedding Traditional- Songs, Indian Marriage Folk Songs)

Bhishma Kukreti

In Hinduculture, thread ceremony or thread ceremony is one the important Sanskar(ceremony) out of forty four Sanskars.

Thread ceremony isalso important ceremony among Parsi or Zoroastrian community which is called Navjot, in both cases yagyopavee, Janeu or navjot is related to knowledge , Among Hindus, yagyopaveet means to take another birth because Knowledge means new birth andin Zorostraian religion too the new knowledge is important in Navjot ceremony

Yagopaveet, Janeusanskar means to put three or seven threads by boy or in many cases female alsoputs thread (janeu or Yagyopaveet)

Usually the Brahmin boyused to put Janeu at the age of eight r,Khstriy at the age of eleven and Vaisy at the age of twelve .

If it is not possibleto put Yagyopaveet at the above age, yagypaveet ceremony is performed beforemarriage . Yagyopaveet sanskar or thread ceremony is performed after Haldihathceremony that is when bathing and Arti are already performed.

In many castes ofGarhwal as joshi, Lakheda, Mishra,Pandey, Tiwari (all Brahmins) , Dosad, Parihar, Kapkoti, few groups of Negi ,Parihar; females are also put Janeu in Sasural on their right upper hand.

The janeu ceremony orThread ceremony is very elaborate ceremony where Pandit jee, the groom andfamily /relative members take part .

Here , Pundit jee is reading cahanting and performing manyrituals, while the women sing folk songs related to janeu Sanskar.

जंद्योऊ दींद दें मांगळ

दे द्यावा गुरूजी दे द्यावा गुरूजी गुरु मंतर

दे द्यावा गुरूजी गुरु मंतर ए s s s

दियाल चेला दियाल चेला गुटु मंतर

दियाल चेला गुटु मंतर ए s s s

सु-गुरु को चेला सु-गुरु को चेला गुरुमुखी होई

सु-गुरु को चेला गुरुमुखी होई ए s s s

गुरुमुखी चेला गुरुमुखी चेला निर्मुखी ना होई

गुरुमुखी चेला निर्मुखी ना होई ए s s s

अमर रै चेला अमर रै चेला जून सूरज

अमर रै चेला जून सूरज ए s s

सु-गुरु को चेला सु-गुरु को चेला कै कुल को उद्धार

सु-गुरु को चेला कै कुल को उद्धार ए s s s

In this song, the singer request Guru jee to provide sacred knowledge to the disciple (here, groom) , the singers ask to disciple (groom) to be Guru oriented but Guru orientation does not mean the disciple forgets the real world.

Reference : Totaram Dhoundiyal, Shrimati Shailaja Thapliyal, Mangal, Dhad Prakashan Dehradun

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