Happy Valentine (Velan time) Week !!!

Got this in Email today, this is hilarious !

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 the state of Gujarat !!! It is a well known fact that Gujarati men, specially the Patels, continually mistreat and disrespect their wives (Patelianis).

One fine day, it happened to be the 14th day of February, one brave Patelani, having had enough “torture” by her husband, finally chose to rebel by beating him up with a Velan (rolling pin to make chapattis). 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 flattened.

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 Patelanis.

Thereafter, on 14th February every year, the womenfolk of Gujarat would 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 need to present gifts to their wives….they brought flowers and sweets.

This is how the tradition – Velan time – began. As Gujarat fell under the influence of Western culture, the ritual soon spread to Britain and many other Western countries, specifically, the catch words ‘Velan time’ !!! In course of time, their foreign tongues, this got anglisized to ‘Velantime’ and then to ‘Valentine’. And thereafter, 14th of February, came to be known as Valentine’s Day and now you know the true story of Valentine’s day. HAPPY VALENTINE’S WEEK!!!!!!!!

Maybe untrue but amusing for sure !!!

14 thoughts on “Happy Valentine (Velan time) Week !!!

  1. Varunavi says:

    Ha ha ha, the true story is very nice.
    Oh my god how the velan got related to valentine’s day.
    I hope ur wife uses velan only to make chapattis 🙂

  2. Solilo says:

    :)):)) It is hilarious. So we should have belan as a symbol instead of chaddi. Belan rules!

    Belan reminds me of Chacha Chaudhary’s wife Chachi. She used to always have a belan.

  3. Marc says:

    Not very romantic, but quite a funny story. And I see you’ve extended it to Valentine’s week already. Maybe it will become Valentine’s month some day. Well, spread the love as often as possible.

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