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Folk Stories from Garhwal गढ़वाल के लोक कहानियां

Bhishma Kukreti will provide many folk stories from Garhwal  in this link you will also find management lessons from Garhwali Proverbs and Folk Stores.


हमारे वरिष्ठ सदस्य श्री भीष्म कुकरेती जी गढ़वाल के प्रसिद्ध लोक कहानियो के बारे  में यहाँ जानकारी दंगे। उम्मीद है आप लोगो के भीष्म जी द्वारा पोस्ट किये जाने वाले लोक कहानिया पसंद आयंगे।

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Introductory notes on Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni –Haridwar Folk Literature

                        (A Research Review of Garhwali-Kumaoni –Haridwar Literature)
Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni Folk Literature part -1
 
                                      Bhishma Kukreti
                   When literacy was in scarcity, society was transferring its knowledge specially management knowledge through folk literature.  It might be true that folk literature was the only source of managing the management training in the past societies of Garhwal-Kumaon and Haridwar.
                      When this author’s book on Garhwali folk tales ‘Garhwal ki Lok Kathayen’ was published and a couple of critics criticized the author on his introductory notes in Hindi daily Hindustan Delhi and Nav Bharat Times Delhi. This author stated that in reality, the Folk Tales are the source of teaching Management to new generation by senior generation. While critics remarked that folk tales are something different than management teaching.
                This author is still of opinion that one of objectives Folk literature and sayings is to carry the teaching of management.
   This author, on following chapters would discuss the different management skills found in Garhwali and Kumaoni folk Literature.

                        Types of Garhwali –Kumaoni Folk Literature
  There are following major branches of Kumaoni-Garhwali folk literature-
1-Folk Songs 
2-Folklores
3-Folk Tales
4-Folk dramas
5-Proverbs and folk Sayings
6-Folk Games, Folk Puzzles, Folk Riddles etc
                         In the following chapters, this author would find the management lesions from above folk literature of Garhwal-Kumaon and Haridwar.
                                  Major Types of Management
 There are following Macro Level Management branches
1-General Management
2- Administration Management
3-Strategy and strategy formulation Management
4-Human Resource Development Management
5-Public Relation Management
6- Agriculture, Seasonal changes  Management
7- Marketing/Business Management
8-Human behavior, Motivation, personal and interpersonal Management
9-Analysis and use of Statics Management
10-Coaching, teaching, counseling Management
11-Intformation technology changes Management
12-Change Management
13- Competence and Competition Management
14- Decisions making Management
15-Crisis and disaster Management
16-Socity, cultural, employment, employees, Management
17-Diversity Management
18-Labor Management
19-Geographical Environment, psychological environment Management
20-Business, entrepreneurship, export-import, marketing Management
21-Opportunity Management
22-Training, teaching Management
23- Parenting Management
24-Health and Safety Management
25- Infrastructure, resources creation Management
26- Happiness Management
27-Forcasting Management
28-Quality, Character building Management
29-Controlling Management
30-Finance Management
31-Knowledge Management
32- All other miscellaneous branches of Management







  Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti bckukreti@gmail.com  21/11/2013

     Notes on   Management Lessons in Garhwali –Kumaoni Folk Literature to be continued in part -2
Research Review of Garhwali-Kumaoni Literature to be continued….
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                     Chhyunti: A Garhwali Folktale, Community Story
     

                                  Garhwali Folktales from Garhwal part- 1 

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

              Chhyunti or ‘Chilgoza fal’ means the pine fruit or pine cone. The pine nuts are in the pine cone or fruit.
                     One day, foolish villagers went to pluck Chhyunti /pine cones from pine forest. The fool villagers saw a big, huge trunked pine with full of pine cones at the steep valley bank.  It was not possible to climb on the tree. They started cutting the pine tree. To stop tree falling into steep valley, few villagers tied themselves with tree by tropes.
 As soon as the tree was cut, the huge tree fell down into the steep valley (Bhel) the villagers who were tied with the pine tree also fell down into valley and died there. The other villagers thought that the villagers who were tied with the tree would take all pine cones. Rest of the villagers jumped into the valley and died instantly.

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Garhwali Folktales from Garhwal to be continued…


                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003 (story as Chhyunti, PP 26-27)
2-Anil Dabral, 2007, Garhwali Gadya Parampara,  (story as Hilogi ka Lat ,pp166)
3- Bhishma Kukreti, 2003, Salan Biten Lok Kathayen , Rant Raibar
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                         Gay ki Punch aur Bhut; a Garhwali Folktale, Community Story 

                                  Garhwali Folktales from Garhwal part- 2 

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

                     Many rainy seasons back, there was village. The villagers were happy and simple living. Once, evil souls (Bhut) started harassing the villagers in night, Bhut used to torture villagers. Every family did ritual performances to get rid of Bhut. The Bhut were much powerful than power of rituals.
                The villagers went to caws to help them from get ridding Bhut.
 Caws met and discussed the matter seriously. In evening, caw spread around the village borders.
                    In night, Bhut came to enter into village. Caw asked Bhut not to enter into village till Bhut accept the challenge from caws. Bhut arrogantly accepted the challenge from caw.
                Caw put a condition that if Bhut could count the numbers of hair of their tail, Bhut could enter into village. Bhut were arrogant and foolishly, they accepted the challenge of caws.
  Each Bhut started counting the hair of caw tail. It was just impossible to count hair of caw tail. If any Bhut would count hair up to certain extant the caw would shake her tail and Bhut would not count the hair. Every Bhut was busy in counting the hair of each caw tail. However every Bhut was failed in counting hair. In the mean time it was morning and Bhut had to return.
             The same event ran for many nights but no Bhut could count the hair of caw tail. At the end Bhut accepted the defeat and agreed not to enter into village.
                 From that day, whenever any person is afraid of Bhut the person would catch the tail of caw and Bhut would not touch the human.
 

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Garhwali Folktales, Garhwali Traditional narratives, Garhwali Community Stories from Garhwal to be continued…


                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003 (Gay ki Punch aur Bhut, PP 33-34)
2-Anil Dabral, 2007, Garhwali Gadya Parampara
3- Bhishma Kukreti, 2003, Salan Biten Lok Kathayen , Rant Raibar
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                       Nath Ban Gaye (They accepted Nath Sect)

                                  Garhwali Folktales for Managers from Garhwal part- 3   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

              There tens of community stories with each caste in Garhwal. The following story is a Kukreti community story from village Jaspur, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal, North India.
                    Long back a Kukreti from South India settled in Jaspur, Pauri Garhwal, North India. Once upon a time Kukreti of Jaspur was famous for Mantrik and Tantric (folk ritual priests). There were two brothers in the family named Jasdev Ji and Ran Dev Ji. Jas Dev Ji was elder than Ran Dev Ji.  Both had great respect and love for each other. Jas Dev Ji and Ran Dev Ji were great and famous Tantrik and Mantrik of the region. No other Mantrik and Tantrik could compete with them.
                However, after some time, Ran Dev Ji started using his Manta and Tantra knowledge for mischievous acts.  Ran Dev Ji used his Tantrik-Mantrik power to burn the standing crops. Ran Dev Ji started his Mantra-Tantra knowledge for harming people and animals. Even Ran Dev Ji burnt forest to show his supremacy. Many times, seniors of village and his own elder brother Jas Dev Ji made Ran Dev Ji understand to stop harmful application of Mantra and Tantra.
               Ran Dev Ji did not pay attention others advices and continue indulging himself in using his Mantrik –Tantrik power in harmful deeds for human beings.
                            One day, villagers decided to exile Ran Dev Ji from Jaspur to another place.  Jaspur villagers provided land to Ran Dev Ji two miles away from Jaspur in south west direction. Ran Dev Ji started residing in that place. Ran Dev Ji had great love for his mother land Jaspur. Ran Dev Ji requested Jaspur fellows to provide land for his cremation in his mother land Jaspur.  Jaspur fellow granted. Repenting for his misdeeds, Ran Dev Ji accepted a sect called Dalya or Nath Sampraday. A great Dalya Guru from Gorakhnath Sect accepted Ran Dev Ji as his disciple.
                The new village of Ran Dev Ji is called Raneth. Still, after so many hundreds years of Ran Dev Ji‘s migrating to Raneth village, the villagers bury their dead people in village Jaspur. The burial place of Dalyas of Raneth called Dalyon-Math.  It is said that Ran Dev Ji blessed that no Bhut-Pichas or notorious, dangerous, evil soul would harm any person of Jaspur. No Jaspur villagers feel any fear of catching by Bhut-Pisach in Math area. The Jaspur children play on the stones of Samadhi of Math but they never caught by Bhut-Pichas.
                     The villagers of the region respect Dalya of Raneth and pay respect them as they pay respect to Brahmin Guru.



**Late Shrimati Kwanra Devi Kukreti and her son late Shri Mohan Lal Kukreti of Jaspur narrated the story to me
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Garhwali Folktales, Garhwali Traditional narratives, Garhwali Community Stories from Garhwal to be continued…


                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003


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                              Chipadau Kood -The Lizard House   

                  Garhwali Folktales for Managers from Garhwal part- 4   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

                 The tale is about ancient time. There was lizard and she was houseless. Ii was sever winter time. There was snow fall and lizard took shelter on tree trunk. As soon as the night was progressing the lizard was shrinking. The cold was beyond her bearing power. The lizard took a vow that in morning she would build her own house. The lizard planned that she would collect twigs and would build a nest as birds do so.  She imagined that she had a nest and in winter she was living comfortably in her house.
       When the sun arose the lizard started taking sun. By sun rays she felt warm. Slowly and slowly she was comfortable and she forgot building her own house. By then, night started covering the area and she climbed on the tree. Again the snow fell and lizard vowed to build the nest. It was morning on another day and lizard started taking sun rays.  The lizard forgot building nest.
              For many nights, the lizard used to take vow for building nest and every morning after sun arising she used to forget building nest.
          On a dark night, there was heavy snow fall. The cold was again unbearable. The cold was so severe that lizard died of severe cold.  Had the lizard would have built nest she would be alive.

Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 26/11/2013
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Garhwali Folktales for managers, Garhwali Traditional narratives for managers, Garhwali Community Stories for managers from Garhwal to be continued…


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1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003


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                Dwi Ashaband Dhibriyun Katha:  The Story of two Pregnant She Sheep:

    Garhwali Folktales/Fables/Traditional stories for Managers /executives/boss/supervisors from Garhwal part- 5   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

         Usually, there is no name for folk stories in Garhwali. For example, this story is sometime called by narrator as ‘Dubasta ki katha (story of pregnancy) and sometime narrator calls it ‘Naunuyalun Kun Katha’ (story for children). Depending upon situation, many times, the narrator changes animals from birds to foxes to monkeys etc.
                    The Story of two Pregnant She Sheep: Garhwali Folktale for Managers

                 Long back in our village, there were two she sheep in sheep yard.  One was Mayali Dhibari and second was Gargari Dhibari. They were Devrani and Jithani Wives of two brothers). They were sisters from father side and mother side too. However, both had different characters.
               Once, they became pregnant together. Mayali Dhibari used to walk on plain path and Gargari Dhibari never cared for plain paths. Mayali Dhibari used to think about her kid becoming simple and sober sheep. While Gargari used to imagine that her kid would be a greater fighter. Mayali prayed from God to have sage type of kid and Gargari asked an agile kid. Mayali requested god to gift her a honest kid and Gargari went for arrogant kid.
            Mayali took care in walking, sitting, standing, talking, choosing plant leaves for eating and sleeping but Gargari never took care in any her acts in pregnancy.
 When the time came for child delivery there was smooth delivery for Mayali Dhibari.
               However, there was hardship for Gargari she sheep. Gargari sheep had to experience delivery pain for two days and nights. At the end her masters had to pull the kid from her uterus. Gargari sheep died at the time of child delivery.
 The kid of Mayali was sober, simple and likable by others. However, the kid of Gargari was angry, notorious and seldom had others liked him.  The kid of Gargari was always ready to fight everybody.
 One day, in fierce fighting an elder he sheep killed the kid of Gargari sheep.




@@ This story was narrated by Late Shrimati Kwanradevi Kukreti wife of late Shishram Kukreti, Jaspur, Pauri Garhwal
                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun


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               Kunti ar Gandhari Prasav: Childbirth /Parturition by Kunti and Gandhari

    Garhwali Folktales/Fables/Traditional stories for Managers /executives/boss/supervisors from Garhwal part- 6   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

                          Folktales also provide the society many precautions for various complex situations. Childbirth or Child delivery is a complex process.  Child delivery is an intense event today too.
            In old time, in villages, there were no professional medical facilities for child delivery. The village women use to take care for all arrangement of child birth. In Garhwal, there are sayings, proverbs and folktales for pregnancy care and for delivering the child by women.  One of Garhwali folk sayings or folktales about child delivery care is as follows-

                     Kunti ar Gandhari Prasav: Childbirth /Parturition by Kunti and Gandhari

                   The initial part of folk story is taken from Mahabharata epic. Dhritrarashtra was the eldest prince, Pandu was younger prince and Vidur was youngest prince of Kuru dynasty Kingdom Hastinapur. Since, Dhritrirashtra was blind by birth the crown was ascended to Pandu.  However, Pandu had to leave kingdom and had to spend his life in forest due to a sinful act. 
                 For time being Dhritrirashtra was acting as King of Kuru Kingdom. It was decided by nobles that whoever is elder from Dhritrirashtra and Pandu sons would be Kuru Hastinapur King. Gandhari was wife of Dhritrirashtra and Kunti was wife of Pandu.
                  Coincidently, Gandhari and Kunti conceived simultaneously or both became pregnant at the same time.  Gandhari was in Hastinapur city or capital of Hastinapur. Kunti was with Pandu in forest. Both Gandhari and Kunti were eager to deliver child earlier than other.
  On the ninth month of pregnancy of both women, both were eager to deliver child before other. Both Gandhari and Kunti felt parturition pain or first phase of delivery pain at the same time though they were far from each other.
                 As soon as child delivery pain started Kunti went to a Banyan tree. She caught aerial root of Banyan tree and hung her there for time to time for contraction-expansion. In appropriate time, she delivered a male child.
              In Hastinapur, as soon as Gandhari felt first phase of child delivery pain she came out of palace and she started running after goats on the field with speed for contraction and expansion.  She ran after goats for much time. Unfortunately for Gandhari, she got miscarriage. Gandhari delivered a clump of flesh and blood. She kept that blood-flesh clump into a pitcher. Till that time, the news came in Hastinapur that Kunti (wife of Pandu) delivered a male child. Sage Vyas came to Hastinapur and through ritual performance he transformed the flesh-blood mass into hundred sons and a daughter of Gandhari. Eldest was the son and his name was Duryodhan.
           Kunti took right path of child delivery and Gandhari choose wrong path of child delivery and Yudhistar the son of Pandu-Kunti came into this earth earlier than Duryodhan (eldest son from flesh-blood mass) the son of Dhritrirashtra-Gandhari.

 
@@ This story was narrated by Shri Ram Prasad Kukreti, village Mall, Malla Dhangu, , Pauri Garhwal
                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun


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                                       Ganv ka Sayana: The Village Chief 

    Garhwali Folktales/Fables/Traditional stories for Managers /executives/boss/supervisors or Stories for management from Garhwal part- 7   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

      The story is about long back years. There was a village Latu Ganv.
                 Husyaru had six she buffalos. One she buffalo had a kid. One day, the buffalo kid was thirsty and she entered into her master house in search of water. She entered her mouth and head into a ‘Parya’ (a wooden vessel for churning curd). Her head was inside the ‘Parya’ and the buffalo kid was unable to take out her mouth from Parya. Buffalo kid was restless and started throwing her neck here and there to get out from ‘Parya’ but was just unsuccessful to do so. Buffalo kid started running here and there. Husyaru saw the situation that the head of buffalo kid was inside the ‘Parya’. He asked help from other villagers but nobody could get out the head of buffalo kid from “Parya’.
 The villagers advised Husyaru to take help of village chief who was the wisest among all.
          The village chief was called to solve the problem. The village chief came and inspected the situation thoroughly and seriously. He walked around buffalo kid. The village chief ordered to cut the head of buffalo. The head of buffalo kid cut by sword and detached head from body. However, the problem of head being inside ‘Parya’ still existed.
              Now, the village chief ordered to cut the ‘Parya’. Immediately, a person cut wooden ‘Parya by an axe. The head of buffalo kid came out of ‘Parya’. Every villager cheered that the head of buffalo kid had come out. Every villager was astounded for the wise advice of village chief that at last head of buffalo kid came out.
 The villagers started singing and dancing for successful work due to advice by the village chief.


 Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 30/11/2013 for review and interpretation
                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
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Pani Suki Gyayi -Water Dried Away: a Garhwali Folktale for Managers and Management Lesson

    Garhwali Folktales, Fables, Traditional stories for Managers,/executives, boss, supervisors or Stories for management from Garhwal part- 8   

                        Folk Tales Collected and edited by: Bhishma Kukreti

              Long back in Jaspur of Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal, d the water source was in the main village. The Jaspur inhabitants were happy. The people used to fetch water for their needs. The people used to irrigate filed and people of Jaspur used to produce onions and garlic from the nearby village fields. There was no need to take animals far for their thirst.   
  However, one day, the water dried away from the main village. The water source appeared itself one kilometer down of the village in west direction. Now, the villagers have to go another water source for water half the kilometer away in east direction.
 The reason was simple, a women having menstruation days. The terrible woman washed her menstruated clothes into water source. The water god cursed and water despaired. Now, that water source is down in west one kilometer away from Jaspur. 
We should never wash menstruated clothes into water source.

** This story is commonly remembered in village Jaspur whenever the water scarcity and water source is discussed.
Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 1/12/2013 for review and interpretation
                  References
1-Bhishma Kukreti, 1984, Garhwal Ki Lok Kathayen, Binsar Prakashan, Lodhi Colony, Delhi 110003
2- Bhishma Kukreti 2003, Salan Biten Garhwali Lok Kathayen, Rant Raibar, Dehradun
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