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                Dead Govind Singh became Alive: A Garhwali Folk Story

                     (Garhwali Folk Tales from Gangasalan Series)
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -51
         Narrated by Udaya Ram Sharma (Barsudi, Walla Langur)
       Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

            There is village Sandanya in Langur Valla near Bhairongadh, Pauri Garhwal. One day, a couple of hours before evening, Pundit Sachida Nand Kukreti of Barsudi came to know that his Jajman Govind Singh of Sandanya died. It was not his age to die. Sachida Nand was his Baman. Sachida Nand had to perfrom all religious rituals for cremation of Govind Singh. Therefore, completing his urgent work, Sachida Nand went to Sandanya.
           Sachida Nand was also grief to find that family of Govind Singh was in grief. Since, it was evening and as per custom of Garhwal dead body can’t be cremated in evening as usually Ghats (cremation place near a River bank) are far from the village.
         In night, a couple of persons have to sit awaken in the room where dead body is kept. This sitting or presence of people in the same room of dead body is called ‘Murda Jagwalan’. Pundit Sachida Nand was one of persons who had to be in the room where dead body of Govind Singh was kept.
           Though, it is advised that those who sit in the room of dead body should not sleep but sleep is a natural phenomenon and not a man made custom. There were four males in ‘Murda Jagwalan’ (to protect dead body) in the room including Pundit Sachida Nand.
      The dead body was kept on ground and an earthen lamp was burning nearby head of Govind Singh. Every person was trying not to sleep but everybody got sleep. Pundit Sachida Nand was half sleep. He saw that Govind Singh stood up and went inside the side - small room (Kuthadi) and brought roasted Bhatt (Soybean type) from the Kuthadi. Govind Singh sat on the same place where his dead body was kept and started chewing roasted Bhatt.
         Initially, Sachida Nand felt he was dreaming but he checked that it was not dream but in real. Sachida Nand cried and asked his fellow to awake. 
              Govind Singh said,” Don’t worry. I am alive.” Every persons in the room got shock. Govind Singh said,” O My God! It was tiresome to go there and return from there.”
Sachida Nand asked,” Where? What are you talking about?”
              Govind Singh replied,” Death agents took me to Yamraj home by misjudging that I was Govind Singh of Bhiladganv. When they came to know that I am Govind Singh from Sandanya village they left me.”
             Everybody was in shock but was happy that Govind Singh was alive. The family members of Govind Singh also became happy.
             It was night and all heard a Shankh (conch shell) ‘ikhari bhaun’ sound from village Bhiladganv. Bhiladganv is in south of Sandanya towards Nayar River. The sound of Shank was in ‘ikhari bhaun’ that means that somebody had died in Bhiladganv that was near Sandanya village. After some time, two messengers from Bhiladganv village came to Sandanya and informed that Govind Singh of their village died just a time before.


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Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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    Why Do Uttarakhandi Plow Standing Millet Crops? A Garhwali-Kumaoni Folk Tale

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -52

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

                    In hills of Uttarakhand, when the barnyard millets and finger millets plants get height of six or seven inch after sowing the farmers  plough millet field. This is very peculiar agro-custom.
                 However, there is a folk saying for plough the standing millet crops when the shoots are six seven inches in height.
              It is said that before rule of Nepal on Kumaon and Garhwal, the standing millet crops was not ploughed.  Gorakha soldiers of Nepal were very cruel. They used to find ways and means to suppress the citizens. Their mean of controlling the citizens was to create fear among citizens of Garhwal and Kumaon. Gorakha soldiers used to burn the standing crops to create fear among citizens. They used to beat or punish people without any reason. They used to burn forests too.
              Once, a few Gorakha soldiers thought to create fear by destroying standing crops of barnyard millets and finger millets. The pants of both millets are grown in rainy season. The sowing time between barnyard millets and finger millets is fifteen days to one month. The shoots of both millets were grown from six to eight inches height in that village. Gorkha soldiers first plowed the plough in barnyard Millet fields and then went the area where finger millets were grown. Those soldiers plowed the plough on standing finger millet crops.
            After plowing the plough on standing millet crops the Gorakha soldiers returned to their Chauki. The farmers were in shock that now the barnyard and finger millets crops are destroyed completely. Citizens were afraid of feminine after rainy season.
 However, that year rain rained normally. Farmers were shocked to find that the millet plants in those fields which were plowed by Nepal soldiers flourished more than the normal. That year the crop production was also more from those fields where standing millet crops were plowed by Gorakha soldiers.
  From that time, farmers started plowing (though not fine but on wider line) plowing the standing barnyard and finger millet crops when the shoots are half feet high.


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Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Pathya Chinkhu or Pathya Goat Kid a Garhwali Folk Story for Human Resource Manager

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              Pathya goat kid was orphan. He was fatter and taller than his age. Pathya used to be sad by remembering that his mother was no more. One day, an elder goat informed him that his elder sister is married in a village far away from their village. A dense forest was in between the two villages.
Pathya Chinkhu wanted to visit his sister but was afraid of dense forest in between his and his sister village. It was told to him that there were cruel tiger, foxes, leopard in the dense forest.
          One night, an old goat was preaching to all that if you have faith you will accomplish your goal. Pathya Chinkhu was inspired by old goat preaching.
      Next morning, Pathya started his journey to his sister village. He was passing through the dense forest that Pathya met a tiger. Pathya was afraid to see tiger. Tiger was just to jump on Pathya.
               Pathya Chinkhu told to the tiger,” O tiger! I am very weak at this stage. I am visiting to my sister village. I shall get energetic diet there. I shall become fatter than today. You consume me when I am fatter and strong.”
                 Tiger agreed to Pathya and took promise from Pathya that he would meet tiger at this place only while returning from his sister village. Pathya promised to meet at that place only while returning for his village.
         Pathya reached to his sister village. His sister was pleased to meet her brother. His sister offered him tasty food. However, Pathya did not touch the food. His sister asked his bad mood. Pathya told the reason. His sister told him the trick to get free from the tiger. Pathya was pleased and took food. There he ate tasty and nourished food. Pathya became fatter and tall within a couple of days by consuming tasty nourished food.
                Pathya had to return to his village from his sister village. His sister came to village border to see him off. By heavy heart both got separated.
  Pathya was very slow in walking in dense forest. He reached to that place where he met tiger. The tiger was waiting for Pathya. Tiger was ready to kill Pathya.
Pathya told to tiger, I am ready to become your food. However, answer my couple of questions.”
Tiger agreed to answer Pathya’s questions.
Pathya asked, “Do you know? Why is human wiser than tiger?”
Tiger did not have answer.
Pathya said,” Because the human consume roasted goats and lambs.
 The tiger told, “I want to become wise too. I shall consume you by roasting you. Tell me the method of roasting you”
As per advice from Pathya, Tiger collected dry oak branches.
    Pathya asked tiger to dig a pit. Tiger dug a pit. Pathya sat inside the pit. Now Pathya asked the tiger to put a flat stone over the pit. Tiger followed the instructions. Pathya asked tiger to put dried oak wood on the stone. Tiger did same what he was advised. Pathya told tiger from the pit that the tiger should put wood on the stone and lit the wood and should put his mouth on the fire when there was crackling sound of burning oak wood.
  Tiger put wood on the stone and lit the wood. There was crackling sound of burning oak wood.  Tiger put his mouth on fire and from the pit Pathya pushed the stone towards tiger mouth. The burning wood burn the tiger and tiger jumped towards valley and died there. Pathya got rid of tiger as per his sister’s advice.
     Now, Pathya was fearless on the road for his village.




Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 11/1/2014 for review and interpretation
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Sunar ki Beti Vidhwa Huno Karan or Reasons for Goldsmith following Malpractices: A Garhwali Folk Story for Production Managers

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  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

             (The physical composition of gold is such that copper missing is must to make gold ornament. However, in Garhwal there is another reason for mixing copper with gold for making ornament. )
   The folk story is as –
   Every goldsmith is blessed for using corrupt method for making gold ornaments. If a goldsmith does not mix anything with gold he would get sin.
   Century back, once upon a time, there was a goldsmith in our village. As usual he was corrupt goldsmith in mixing copper with gold for making ornaments.
   The goldsmith was rich too. He had a daughter who was beautiful and well behaved girl. The goldsmith was worried man as his daughter marriage date was very near. The goldsmith was busy in making sizable ornaments for his daughter marriage. While he was making a gold necklace for his daughter his wife advised him to make pure gold ornament for daughter. Goldsmith tried to make understand his wife not to make pure gold ornament. However, his wife insisted to make pure gold ornaments. Goldsmith had to follow his wife advice. Goldsmith made pure gold ornaments for his daughter marriage.
       The marriage procession was one of the very huge events in the region. Goldsmith offered lots of gifts to his daughter in marriage.
   However, the daughter of goldsmith became widow on the other day of marriage. Goldsmith was very sad and he asked the astrologer for the reason his daughter becoming widow immediately after marriage. The astrologer told that since goldsmith made pure gold ornaments for his daughter she became widow immediately after marriage.
             The goldsmith took a vow not to make pure gold ornaments. From that day, no goldsmith make pure gold ornament for anybody.




Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 12/1/2014 for review and interpretation
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Meri Ganga Hweli ta Meem Ali, My Ganga will come to me: A Garhwali Folk Tale for Managers to believe on Conviction

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                  Kumbh festival in Haridwar is celebrated after every twelve years. Garhwal king was o given due respect for dipping into Ganga at Kumbh festival. The custom was that after Akhada bath, Garhwal king would dip first into Ganga than other Indian Kings.
               There was Kumbh festival. Tens of Indian Kings gathered in Haridwar for dipping into holy Ganga. Garhwal King also arrived to take dip.
             Night before the dipping day, other Indian Kings decided that they would not allow Garhwal King to take bath earlier than them. Indian Kings from all over India were ready for battle as they were equipped with army and weapons.
              Garhwal king was with only his body guards in Haridwar. Garhwal King came to know the conspiracy of other kings. His tent and camp was far away from Ganga. The tents of other kings were nearer to Ganga bank.
  Garhwal King prayed all the deities and goddesses. Garhwal king said loudly, “Meri Ganga hweli ta meem ali or if Ganga is mine she would come to me.”
            Next morning the holy dipping day, everybody in Haridwar was shocked to see that Ganga changed its bank and was flowing near to tent of Garhwal King. Indian kings understood the power of devotion.
              Every Indian Kings came to camp of Garhwal King and requested pardon. Garhwal King pardoned everybody and as per custom dipped into Ganga before other kings.
 

Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 12/1/2014 for review and interpretation
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Jaspur Chhal ka Shivala or Shiv Temple of Jaspur Region: a Garhwali Folk Story for Opportunity Seeking Manager 

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 (Narrated by Late Murli Dhar Kukreti, Baij Ram Kukreti, Jaspur, Pauri Garhwal)

            Jaspur is one of the oldest villages in Gangasalan. The first Kukreti of Garhwal settled in Jaspur (Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal).
                 When present Thantholi village was not established this village area was under Jaspur. There is a Shiva temple in Beldhar of Thantholi and surprisingly the temple is situated in a hill top called Beldhar or hill top where Bel trees grow. It is said that in old days, there was a spring in Beldhar or hill top. Kukreti of Jaspur donated Thantholi to Kandwal migrated from Kimsar and made Kandwal the priest of Beldhar Shivala.
         There is a village Keechkhal in between Chailusain (Dabralsyun) and Dwarikhal (Langur Walla). Keechkhal would be fifteen to twenty kilometers far from Beldhar. There was farmer named Balkhu in Keechkhal. He had big cow herds. Once, Balkhu found that his one cow did not milk for many days in morning and in evening too. Balkhu asked the future teller but the future teller said that no deity is unhappy with Balkhu. Balkhu checked the nipples of his cow and found that as if somebody milked her in night. Again next morning, Balkhu checked nipples of cow and found that somebody milked the cow.
                  Balkhu thought about knowing milking of cow. Balkhu hid in his cowshed courtyard outside the room. Balkhu had an axe in his hand. Balkhu was surprised that automatically the cowshed door opened. His cow came out of shed and started walking.  Balkhu followed his cow. Cow was walking without any fear in night. Cow reached Beldhar by passing Chailusain, Silogi, and Ganikya hill shrines. Balkhu was shocked to see that his cow reached at Shiv temple of Beldhar. She stood above Shiv Ling and started milking. When the cow stopped milking she started to return.
  Watching the scene of his cow milking on Shiv Ling, Balkhu became angry and he hit with force his axe on Linga but the axe hit the yoni part. The hitting broke Yoni into three parts. One broken part fell below Jaspur and other part fell below Bareth. The third par remains with Shiv Ling. After breaking Shiv Linga, Balkhu returned to his village.
  After many days after the incident, village chief of Jaspur saw a dream and saw that one Shiv Linga  part is lying in south of Jaspur village and other part below village Bareth. The village chief built a small Shivala in Jaspur territory (South of Jaspur). Many years after, Shiv Datt Padhan (Heirs of elder brother of Kukreti of Jaspur who were migrated to Gweel village) renovated the small Shivala below Jaspur village. Shiv Datt Padhan brought a Gusain or Giri family for performing daily rituals and to look after the temple. Shiv Datt Padhan also donated Gusain or Giri family the land near Shivala temple.
  A Kukreti family from Gweel built another Shivala where the broken part of Shiv Linga was fallen. 
Today, both the Shiva temples are called Gweel ka Shivala.   


Copyright @ Bhishma Kukreti 25/1/2014 for review and interpretation
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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 Beej Ni Khan Bhairon! Never Consume Seeds kept for Sowing: A Garhwali Folk Story for Resource Management Managers
 
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -63

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)
 (Narrated by Late Smt. Kwanra Devi Kukreti, Jaspur, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal)


                 It is commonly believed in Garhwal that it is sin chewing seeds before sowing is completed.  Atkinson also wrote that Garhwalis do not chew/eat/consume seeds even in very adverse conditions before sowing are complete. One of my grandmothers (my father’s aunt) told me a story behind this belief.
                   The story is century back. There was very rich Thokdar (chieftain) in our region. God was happy on our people and every year timely rain used to happen.  Thokdar (chieftain) was very rich and he used to distribute his crops very gladly to his Khaikar and craftsmen and labors. He had many stores for grains.
          Once, Thokdar’s grandson from daughter visited his grandfather’s village. Thokdar was very happy to see his only grandson from his daughter.
              The boy was energetic and he used to explore every matter in his grandfather’s house. One day, the child went to a store where ‘Beejun Pitak’ (seeds (kept for sowing) vessels made by leaves) were there. The explorer boy opened a Beejun Pitak (seed vessel made by leaves) where maize seeds were kept. He called his grandfather and asked his grandfather to boil the maize seeds for making Bukhan and also make bread by those maize seeds. Thokdar told his wife (grandmother of boy) to boil maize seeds for making Bukhan and grind maize seeds for making flour. Thokdar’s wife advised her husband not to make Bukhan and flour from maize seeds kept for sowing. Thokdar did not follow his wife advice.
             Thokdar’s wife boiled seeds (those were kept for sowing) and grinded seeds (kept for sowing) for making flour. The boy consumed Bukhan and maize bread with taste. Thokdar and his family members consumed Bukhan and bread made by seeds kept for sowing.
                    That year, there was sudden draught and sever famine came. There was draught another year too and famine was more sever. Even Thokdar family was not in position to have two time meal. Thokdar started remembering his Kul Dev-Devta (family deities). One night,  he saw his Kul Devta in dream. His Kul Devta informed Thokdar that there is draught because he and his family members consumed the seeds those were kept for sowing. Kul Devta advised Thokdar that his entire subject should take a vow that in any condition not to consume seeds those are kept for sowing.     
 Next day, Thokdar called his entire subject at Kul Devta Mandir, Entire subject and Thokdar took a vow not to consume seeds kept for sowing.  Kul Devta (family deity) became happy and there was good rain that year and very good crop too.
             From that day, no body consumes seeds kept foe sowing before the sowing is completed.


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Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Beej Ni Khan Bhairon! Never Consume Seeds for Sowing: A Garhwali Folk Story for Resource Management Managers; Never Consume Seeds for Sowing: A Garhwali Folk Story from Dhangu Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Gangasalan Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Pauri Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Haridwar Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Dehradun Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Uttarkashi Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Tehri Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Rudraprayag Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; A Garhwali Folk Story from Chamoli Garhwal for Resource Management Managers; 

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Ghwadon se Haul Ni Lagan or Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale for Global Mangers following Go Local

 
Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -64

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)

 (In hills of Uttarakhand, farmers do not plough the plough through Horses or Buffalos as being practiced in Indian plains.   The reason is obvious due to geographical conditions. However, there is a folk tale for the obvious reason of in hills, horses and buffalos are not used for pulling plough. )

     The event is not of today. Centuries back, there was a famer Dhingwa in our village. He had huge farm land. Dhingwa had mules and horses but not bulls. Dhingwa used to plough agriculture field through mules or horses. Dhingwa used to have good crops. Dhingwa was rich farmer.
           Richness is not enough if a man does not have children. Dhingwa was childless. Dhingwa’s wife was not infertile woman. She was fertile woman. Dhingwa’s wife got miscarried five times and in other occasion, five children were born dead with animal shape and their color was green. Definitely all her children were Bhut’s sons (sons of devil soul or ghost). There was rumor that there was affair of a deadly Bhut for Dhingwa’s wife.
  Dhingwa and his wife were always sad due to five times miscarriages and other five children born dead. One day, a famous astrologer came to house of Dhingwa.  Dhingwa served the astrologer as god. Astrologer was pleased by devotion of Dhingwa. Dhingwa asked the astrologer about his problem of childlessness.  Astrologer studied the Janmapatri of Dhingwa.
  The astrologer told that Dhingwa was engaged in a sinful deed. Dhingwa did not remember his any sinful deeds those could curse him for not having child. After asking Dhingwa several questions, the astrologer came to know that Dhingwa used the horses or mules for to plough the field. The astrologer told to Dhingwa that till Dhingwa uses mules and horses for plough his wife would not deliver lived child.
         At once, Dhingwa sold his mules and horses.
                After some time, Dhingwa’s wife delivered twins and from that time , Dhingwa was happiest man in the world.

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Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Ghwadon se Haul Ni lagan or Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Haridwar Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Dehradun Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Uttarkashi Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Tehri Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Chamoli Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Rudraprayag Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Dabralsyun Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Gangasalan Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Lansdowne Tehsil Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle; Not to Plough by Horses: A Garhwali Folk Tale from Pauri Garhwal for Global Mangers following Go Local principle;

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Folk Stories about Devi Temples of Dawoli, Mabgarh, Devi Danda and Kathud Bada

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -65

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)
(Narrated by Mrs. Sirmati Dabral Dawoli to her daughter Mrs. Damayanti Dabral Kukreti)

               The folk story is about seven Devi Temples in Gangasalan Pargana. Dawoli is a village of Dabralsyun (Pauri Garhwal). Many years back, there was a big Devi Shila (stone) in between today’s Dawoli village and Almaldu villages in Dabralsyun Patti of Pauri Garhwal. The people had faith on the Devi Shila; they used to have religious rituals there. The Devi Shila was supposed to satisfy the need of Devi devotees.
                      Gujjar (Historically Rohilas) used to roam (historically used to attack) in Gangasalan from plains of Bijnaur. One day, a Gujjar came there near Devi Shila. His buffalo milked on Devi Shila and Gujjar hit by his hammer on Devi Shila and its seven parts scarred on seven places. (Historically, Muslim army commanders used to destroy worship places of Hindu). These places became sacred places for the people. The narrator of this folk story Mrs. Damayanti Dabral Kukreti remembered only four places where the stone parts of Devi Shila parts fell down.  These holy places are Devi Danda of village Kathud Bada (Malla Dhangu); Mabgarh (Ajmer); Devi Danda of Banchuri (Udaypur Patti) and northern part of Dawoli (Dabralsyun). The villagers of these places built Devi temples on the above parts. The Devi temples are in - Devi Danda of village Kathud Bada (Malla Dhangu); Mabgarh (Ajmer); Devi Danda of Banchuri (Udaypur Patti) and northern part of Dawoli (Dabralsyun) (all in Pauri Garhwal). These temples are famous Devi Temples of the area.


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Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story 

Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional Stories, Community Narratives -66

  Compiled and Edited by: Bhishma Kukreti (Management Training Expert)
 (Narrated by Shri Mohan Lal Silswal of Kadti, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal)

         Silsu Devta is commonly called Danda Ka Nagraja of Banelsyun. Diswal or Silswal in old time) of Silsu village (Banelsyun, Pauri Garhwal) are priest of Danda Nagraja. Danda Nagraja is very Jagrit (effective) deity of the region.  The deity of Danda Nagraja is also called Silsu Devta.
      There is Silsu Devta temple in Kadti (Malla Dhangu) too. It is said that Kadtwal Bhatt of Kadti and Jalli used to worship Silsu deity by their own. Once, there was distress in Kadti –Jalli. People of Jalli-Kadti did many rituals but distress was not reduced. One night, the village chief of Kadti saw the dream and in dream he saw Silsu Devta. Silsu Devta told to village chief of Kadti that he (Silsu Deity) requires a Silswal as ritual Priest for his worshipping in Kadti Silsu temple.
                Kadtwal Bhatt of Kadti-Jalli went to Silsu village to get a Silswal priest for Silsu temple in Kadti. Silswal of Silsu village became ready to send a Silswal Pujari to Kadti. It was sure that the Silswal Pujari had to settle in Kadti.  Silswal of Silsu put a condition that they will send a Silswal Pujari to Kadti on only one condition that Silswal family would not come under Kadtwal Bhatt Padhan (village chief) but Silswal would be Padhan too. Kadtwal Bhatt agreed that Silswal family would not come under Bhatt Padhan.
  A Silswal Pujari (priest) family came to Kadti and settled there in Kadti. Silswal are priest for Silsu temple in Kadti. Silswal had separate Padhanchari in Kadti and Kadtwal Bhatt had separate Padhanchari in Kadti.
 

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Garhwali Folk Tales, Fables, Traditional stories, Community Narratives for Effective Managers, Effective executives, Effective Boss, Effective Supervisors or Stories for Effective management, management Lesson from Garhwali Folk Literature from Garhwal, to be continued …in next chapter

                                 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
3- Bhishma Kukreti, Garhwali Lok Kathaon ma Prabandh Vigyan ka Tantu , Chitthi Patri’s Lok Kathayen Visheshank  , Dehradun
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Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story; Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story from Kadti (Malla Dhangu) Pauri Garhwal; Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story from Jalli (Malla Dhangu) Pauri Garhwal; Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story from Kandai (Malla Dhangu) Pauri Garhwal; Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story from Silogi (Malla Dhangu) Pauri Garhwal; Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story from Silsu (Banelsyun Pauri Garhwal; Silswal migrating to Kadti from Silsu: A Garhwali Folk Story from Danda Nagraja,  Pauri Garhwal;       

 

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