Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tree of Life - "Star of David", Kalpavriksha and...

proponents of "Jewish origin of Kashmiri people" can have a field day looking at the image.

It looks like some sort of Star of David and some sort of Tree of life.


After the bridal shower, the Devgon havan - a fire ritual, is performed.

To the left of the fire, drawn in sendir vermilion sindurah on a rectangular cardboard, can be found a Kapavriksha wishing tree, celestial tree of life, spurting out of two interjecting but oppositely inverted  equilateral triangles, a figure having only four corners.


To the right of the fire are kept two bricks, up-right, side-by-side, in front of which burns an oil lamp.

4 comments:

  1. Keep going Buddy,

    You know there is a full length movie (digital) in Kashmiri "Akh Daleel Lolich", it took more more than one year to procure it , I finally got it and has become my pride possession in the KP community here.

    Orzuv

    Raj Pandita
    Los Angeles, CA

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  2. I have heard about the film. It was all over the media a couple of years ago. I haven't seen it yet. Will try to get my hands on it.

    But I have seen a Kashmiri film called ‘Menziraat’(1963-64). It was the first ever kashmiri film. I was lucky enough to catch it one sunday afternoon, many years ago, in the regional film broadcast of Doordarshan.

    I was hoping National Film Archive of India (pune) must be having a copy of it...but their site doesn't even list the film. In fact they don't have a 'Kashmiri' section of films. Really sad affair!

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  3. There is a link on the youtube about the film.

    I like the song zoon tarakh particularly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Xl5jHBHO0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE0dlI6LWaA

    They have said that this film cost them juct Rs. 7 lakhs to make.

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  4. Thanks for the links!
    Digital format must have helped to keep the budget low.

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