Flowerily Yours


Another proud ritual of ours in the form of the festival of flowers called “Phooldei” was celebrated today in the hilly state of Uttarakhand by the children with much zeal and enthusiasm.  In this festival, which is at the start of seasons change from winter to warmer days, all the children of a village accumulate all kinds of available flowers in their carry-bags and scatter it on the door threshold of all the houses and sing the auspicious lines as below of prosperity and well being-

  • फूल देई , छम्मा देई,
  • दैणी द्वार, भरि भकार
  • यो देली सॉ बारंबार नमस्कार

And the beautiful meaning of that goes like this-

May the threshold of this house be full of flowers and auspiciousness, 

May the threshold of this house protect everyone living inside,

May the threshold of this house and time  be right for everyone, that is, successful for everyone living in, and

May the threshold of this house bring full stock of food grains in this and everyone’s homes in the village.

Its the will and desire of well being of all the members in the village without any discriminations and with all equality that makes us prouder than the pious objective of it.

Good evening and see you next time.

Published by J M Negi

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14 thoughts on “Flowerily Yours

  1. 100 Country Trek – Hello. Nice to meet you. My journey to cover as much of the world as possible began in Costa Rica in 2003. This is a story in itself, but for now I'll tell the short version . On a hike around Manuel Antonio I started chatting with a fellow hiker from Belgium. He told me he had a trip planned to visit Borneo within a few weeks of his return home. He then went on to say he had been to at least fifty different countries. That was when the travel bug bit me. I haven't stopped going since and the journey has been so incredible . It is here that I will share some of the incredible travel experiences .
    100 Country Trek says:

    This festival was so amazing..but we much snow here. Anita

  2. Ambica Gulati – India – When you flow like water, every rock is penetrable. Writing is serendipity. I did not plan a career in journalism 25 years back. And I did not plan on starting a blog either or learning photography and videography. I just follow the course that life sets for me and I share all those stories through words, visuals and videos on the blog. Happy reading!
    Ambica Gulati says:

    Such a beautiful festival. I read about it today only.

  3. Eva Chatterji – Switzerland – A writer and researcher, always seeking one more story, the adventures of other lifetimes to share with the future. There is always something new out there! Somewhere between the earth and the sky; with no end to any beginning. Welcome to my Mutiny Reflections if you like history and Welcome to Thoughts Depart for unexpected, daily life stories and if you like to eat, please find yourself welcome at Eating the Raj! Let your imagination explore!
    Eva Chatterji says:

    Flowers are souls with big hearts. How beautiful to celebrate them so.

    1. “Flowers are souls with big hearts”- as beautiful a sentence as the ritual itself. Thank you so very much and regards.

  4. Priti – I, a teacher, dreamer, imaginative personality, feel life deeply and try to express it through my writing.
    Priti says:

    Yes it is a beautiful festival! Thanks for sharing 🙌

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    cattalespress says:

    This is beautiful. 🌼🌼

  6. Diti Sen – Kolkata, India – An independent writer and author, currently exploring blogging, tracking life from India and ready to explore anything from the tried and tested to the wierd and the eclectic. You will find, nature, travel, food, children, folklore, customs, myths, festivals, reflections, inspirations, hope, amongst many other things here. Anything that makes me think and ponder and want to know more about, shared in an informative and entertaining sort of way.
    Diti Sen says:

    What a lovely custom. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. stockdalewolfe – Ellen Stockdale Wolfe worked her way through school, earning a BA from Barnard College, an MA in Special Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, an MLS in Library Science at Columbia University. She worked with autistic children in college and in graduate school. Ellen has Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder herself and has written about her experiences of both and of learning to love. She took courses in fiction and non-fiction writing at the School of General Studies at Columbia. Ellen was able to work for 30 years as a cataloguer, specializing in her college major and minor, art history and psychology, at Teachers College, Columbia University, Butler Library, Columbia University, the Frick Museum and the New-York Historical Society. In 2000 she left libraries to become a Reiki Master and pursue her early interests in photography, painting, and writing. Her art work can be viewed on her web page: StockdaleWolfe.artistswebsites.com Her book about her experience of Asperger's and Bipolar Disorder can be found at: www.independentauthornetwork.com/ellen-stockdale-wolfe.html OTHER PUBLICATIONS Fear of Fusion, the featured article and focus of Psychoanalytic Inquiry, vol. 13, no. 3, 1993 A nature column in the Millbrook Register Herald with the byline, Under the Black Birch from 2005-2010
    stockdalewolfe says:

    Love hearing about these festivals!

    1. From what I gather reading through your blog, you had been to Uttarakhand before, I wish if only you had seen this. Very sentimental, full of kids activities but no “show off” galore otherwise in this. Thanks a lot.

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