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Thread: The truth about valentines day
02-09-2009, 03:57 PM #1
The truth about valentines day
In spite of what you have been told by everyone, the truth is that
Valentine's Day originated hundreds of years ago, in India , and to top
it all, in Gujarat !!
It is a well known fact that Gujarati men, especially the Patels,
continually mistreat and disrespect their wives (Patelianis). One fine
day, it happened to be the 14th day of February, one brave Pateliani,
having had enough "torture" from her husband, finally chose to rebel by
beating him up with a Velan (rolling pin).
Yes....the same Velan which she used daily, to make chapattis for
him....only this time, instead of the dough, it was the husband who was
This was a momentous occasion for all Gujarati women and a revolt soon
spread like wild fire, with thousands of housewives beating up their
husbands with the Velan.
There was an outburst of moaning "chapatti-ed" husbands all over Anand and
Amdavad. The Patel men-folk quickly learnt their lesson and started to
behave more respectfully with their Patelianis.
Thereafter, on 14th February every year, the womenfolk of Gujarat would
ceremoniously beat up their husbands, to commemorate that eventful day.The
wives having the satisfaction of beating up their husbands with the Velan
and the men having the supreme joy of submitting to the will of the women
Soon, the Gujju men realised that in order to avoid this ordeal they
needed to present gifts to their wives....they brought flowers and
Hence the tradition began.
As Gujarat fell under the influence of Western culture, that day was
called 'Velan time' day.
The ritual soon spread to Britain and many other Western countries,
specifically, the catch words 'Velan time!'. Of course in their foreign
tongues, it was first anglisised to 'Velantime' and then to 'Valentine'.
And thereafter, 14th of February came to be known as Valentine's Day !
Three Cheers to the dear Gujju Women for starting the Valentine's day!
02-09-2009, 04:07 PM #2
Lolz, trust Reshma to put a spanner in the works and come up with weird facts! TFS