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    Oct 2008


    Cool The truth about valentines day

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    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
    they loved.

    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!

  2. #2
    Retired Staff
    Join Date
    Sep 2008



    Lolz, trust Reshma to put a spanner in the works and come up with weird facts! TFS



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