Gujju Valentine, 2 '09 Subject: Valentine, Viewed by: 555
The Gujarati Story of Valentine! The Valentine Day originated in India, and to top it, in Gujarat? It is a perception out there that the Gujarati men, especially the Patels don't treat their wives (Patel'anis) with respect. (I dont believe this at all)One fine day, it happened to be 14th day of February, one brave Patel'ani had enough of torture by husband, then she finally chose to rebel by beating him up with a Velan...Yeah, the same Velan with which she made chapattis for him every day; only this time, instead of the dough, it was the husband who was flattened.This was a momentous occasion for all the Gujarati women and a revolt soon spread, like wild fire, with several housewives beating up their husbands with Velan; and there was an outburst of moaning chapattis all over Anand and Amdahbad. The Patel men folk learnt their lesson and behaved a bit better with theirPatel'ani partners.Then after, each year that day the womenfolk, as a token gesture, beat up their husbands to commemorate that eventful day, the wives having the satisfaction of beating up their husbands with Velan, and the guys having the supreme joy of submitting to the whims of the women they loved.As Gujarat fell more under the influence of Western culture that day was called 'Velan time' day. Hence this ritual soon spread to Britain and many other Westerncountries, specifically, the catch words 'Velan time!'.Of course in their foreign mouths, it was changed to 'Velan time' and then to 'Velantine'.And from that day onwards, 14th of February, came to be known as Valentine's Day Hope you all enjoyed this for fun.