Sanjhi: Almost forgotten Festival of North India

Free Thoughts by Ranjit Singh

When we were boys, every year ten days before the festival Dussehra, our mother would choose a small portion of mud wall and make a crude image of a woman, stars and moon and bullocks with the cow dung. We lived in the village. Almost everyone has some land on which agriculture was done. Also there were plenty of animals like cows. Houses were made of mud and walls and floors were plastered with wet cow dung. We did not understand all this and thought this as some folk art. It was called Sanjhi. Now this ritual has almost vanished like many other rituals which were observed in the rural parts of the country. The images slightly resembled the Warli art. Both were drawn almost in the straight lines meeting to form triangles and squares.

Sanjhi

image Sanjhi images in my sisters home at a village in chandigarh

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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