BHADERWAH, Jan 30: ‘Kunchoth’- a traditional festival, was celebrated in Bhaderwah and erstwhile district of Doda with zest, zeal and fervor.
The festival envisages a message for the union of two souls and sustainability of respect honour and the value of prayers from elders to the younger ones in the family altogether. It is of course, the need of the day, as these festivals strengthen the dogmatic factors of the society, which is being deteriorated and shambled by the unethical forces.
At the outset of the celebration of festival, “wife” describes symbol of respectful relation and gratitude to her “husband”. She dedicates herself by undergoing fast for the day in the name of her husband. She visits temple, performs Pooja of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, and prays for the prosperity of the family, community and particularly for the longevity of her husband.
Moreover, the fraternity performs the same activity by adding an ethical mark of “Charanbadna “in lieu of which coconut fruit is gifted to the bower. Overall, the magnitude of the festival makes the society to understand the respect honour and dignity between two souls (husband and wife) and cultural disciplines amongst the families.