26 C
New Delhi
Thursday 21 November 2019
India Curse scares this UP village away from Karva Chauth

Curse scares this UP village away from Karva Chauth

Elders in Village Vijau near Mathura say a Brahmin was lynched on false charges here on Karva Chauth 200 years ago

-

- Advertisment -

Subscribe to our newsletter

You will get all our latest news and articles via email when you subscribe

The email despatches will be non-commercial in nature
Disputes, if any, subject to jurisdiction in New Delhi

On the occasion of Karva Chauth today, when married women in north India and Andhra Pradesh fast for the whole day, praying for their husbands a long life, the women of Vijau village of Mathura refrained from fasting so that their husbands’ lives are not endangered! Kishori Lal Chaturvedi, a resident of the village, says that for the last 200 years, this village has been under a curse.

Chaturvedi says because of the curse, if a woman fasts on the occasion of Karva Chauth, her husband dies! It is a curse of a Brahmin woman who was beaten to death by villagers on the very day of Karva Chauth.

The people here recall from what they have heard from members of previous generations that a newly married Brahmin couple was passing through Vijau village on the day of Karva Chauth when some locals accused the Brahmin of stealing their oxen and beat him to death in front of his wife. The Brahmin woman then cursed the women of the village that thereon Karva Chauth would be the cause of death of their husbands. After uttering the curse, the woman jumped on her husband’s funeral pyre following what was then a sporadic practice of sati.

Chaturvedi said that since that day, the women of the village do not fast on Karva Chauth, but offer prayers at the Sati temple located in the hamlet. Even men come here to pray before marriage.

The women here do not buy from the village market sindūr (vermilion) either. They use vermilion brought from their maiden.

Once, they say, some women broke this practice and fasted on the day of Karva Chauth. Their husbands died mysteriously soon thereafter.

Vijau is located near Surir, a town in Mant Tehsil of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. Surir is divided into two villages: Surir Kalan Bangar & Surir Vijau. Surir kalan is a residential place and Surir Vijau is a market place. Surir is known for its brick kilns and it has more than 100 brick factories, which provide employment to thousands of workers from the area. It is well connected to the big cities of Mathura, Vrindavan, Khair, Aligarh, Agra, Noida, Palwal, Bulandshahar, Ghaziabad, Delhi etc. It’s connected to Delhi as well via Agra by the Yamuna Expressway.

Leave a Reply

Opinion

Anil Ambani: From Status Of Tycoon To Insolvency

Study the career of Anil Ambani, and you will get a classic case of decisions you ought not take as a businessman and time you better utilise

तवलीन सिंह, यह कैसा स्वाभिमान?

‘जिस मोदी सरकार का पांच साल सपोर्ट किया उसी ने मेरे बेटे को देश निकाला दे दिया,’ तवलीन सिंह ने लिखा। क्या आपने किसी क़ीमत के बदले समर्थन किया?

Rafale: One Embarrassment, One Snub For Opposition

Supreme Court accepts Rahul Gandhi's apology for attributing to it his allegation, rejects the review petition challenging the Rafale verdict

Guru Nanak Jayanti: What First Sikh Guru Taught

While Guru Nanak urged people to 'nām japo, kirat karo, vand chhako', he stood for several values while he also fought various social evils

Muhammed Who Inconvenienced Muslims

Archaeologist KK Muhammed had earlier got on the nerves of the leftist intelligentsia for exposing their nexus with Islamic extremists
- Advertisement -

Elsewhere

Sarma wants fresh NRC for Assam during pan-Indian exercise

Himanta Biswa Sarma had begun seeing flaws in the NRC exercise when the process had barely begun; he stood vindicated on 31 August

PMUDAY in 1,797 unauthorised colonies of Delhi

The application of PMUDAY does not, however, mean that the issues Delhi's unauthorised colonies face have all been addressed

JEE: Why no Bangla, asks CM; you opted out, reminds guv

The JEE used to be conducted in English alone for a long time. Then they added Hindi. This year, Gujarati is a regional language in which questions can be answered

NRC across India, says Shah; not in West Bengal, retorts Banerjee

Home Minister Amit Shah said the NRC exercise would be undertaken across India, but Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee wouldn't allow it in her State

CISF nabs Raja Babu-style ‘pilot’ during his 16th impersonation

Rajan Mahbubani, after being arrested by CISF and handed to Delhi Police, confessed he had a fetish for masquerading as various professionals

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

For fearless journalism

%d bloggers like this: