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Festivals - Sindhara
 
 

SINDHARA IS CELEBRATED ON THE DOOJ OF THE MOONLIT fortnight of the Sawan month (some time in July or August) just a day before Teej, when the rains fall on the sun-baked and parched plains of North India, thus ending summer. This festival generates waves of joy in the hearts of the people. The farmers have been working hard, sowing the summer crop known as Kharif. They have toiled together, woman and man, to put the seed in the good earth, which is expected to sprout with the coming of the monsoons.

 

 

The hearts of poets are filled with ecstasy on observing the black clouds, spewing thunder and lightning and rain, sweeping the entire countryside. Kalidas wrote some of his most beautiful poems exalting this time of the year.
The common people are also gripped by the same feeling, and celebrate Sindhara with great pleasure by giving gifts to their loved ones. And who are the dear ones, but the women of the house, who now play and frolic in the rain. They string up swings on the big trees and sway merrily with the breeze. At last they can get out and enjoy the wide open spaces after the long hot summer months during which they were mainly confined to their homes. This special day, celebrated for the daughters-in-law, is known as Sindhara. Teej is for the daughters, and the two fall within a day of each other!On both the days of Sindhara and Teej, the young women of the house decorate their hands and feet with henna. They get new clothes with zari and gota, and love to buy as many bangles as they can.
As mentioned earlier, swings are strung up on the big branches of the trees on the common grounds in the villages and towns. Mangoes are found in abundance in India; therefore, mango trees are the most commonly used trees for the swings. But any tree, with strong and spreading branches, providing a good oscillation to the swing, can be used. The swing gives a sense of freedom to the young girls soaring like birds! They seem to enjoy the dizzying heights that they achieve. They sing songs to the rain drops and the rain clouds in the form of Kajris and Malhars. Women are encouraged to do these things, and custom has it, that along with a heavy set of clothes and a heavy piece of jewellery, a new bride gets a patri and a rope for a swing.

   
 

Sindhara is considered one of the major festivals of North India, and, as already stated, it is the festival of the daughters-in-law, and as such, the mother-in-law creates a lot of fuss during the first Sindhara of a new bride. Baskets of fruit, boxes of mithai, and cosmetics, perfumes, toys and games like chaupar (backgammon), depending on the capability and desire of the mother-in-law, are sent. Since many people do not know how to play chaupar, Ludo can be substituted.Of course, one special item of mithai during this season is antharse-ki-goli, freely available with the halwai in Delhi and other North Indian cities.
The daughter-in-law goes to stay in her mother's house, or at any of her own relatives' houses, a day prior to the festival.

   
 

There she receives the gifts from her mother-in-laws'and shows them to her own family.She returns to her-in-laws' house in the evening for the puja. The mother now sends over the baya which consists of kachori, khand, puri (maida-ki-puri filled with besan and sugar), antharse-ki-goli, fruit and mithai.
As mentioned earlier, the puja is done in the mother-in-law's house, but in case this is not possible, it can be done wherever the girl is staying. The puja is done in the same manner as on Karva Chouth. Baya manasna is the chief ritual. Gaur Mata, who is none other than Parvati, is symbolized by placing an image or a picture of the Devi on a patta. This patta has been previously decorated and put on a chowk, made for the occasion, in the courtyard or verandah, or even in the puja room. If you want to go completely traditional, make a figurine of mud, and place it instead of a picture. A diya is lit in front of the goddess, the women wear their chunri and apply chonp on their foreheads, and then sit around Gaur Mata. Pujan is done first by sprinkling the water, then aipun, then roli and lastly the rice and flowers. Covering their heads, the suhagans put a corner of their pallu onto the thaali holding the baya, which is already there. No karva is required in this baya.

     
 

The baya consists of:

(1) Four kachoris.
(2) Two khand-ki-puris (puris dipped in thick sugar syrup).
(3) Four antharse-ki-golis.
(4) Four types of fruit.
(5) Some money (Rs.5 to Rs.20).

 

An elderly lady of the house then chants the words as on Karva Chouth, substituting the term Karva Chouth with Sindhara: 'Adde adde Shukalpakshe, Var

 
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