Feb 14

Velantime Day

This one has been making rounds for some time now… but just in case some of you have not read it, here it is … i am sorry, i just couldn’t resist it! 🙂

The Real History of Valentine’s Day! 🙂

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.

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42 Responses to “Velantime Day”

  1. Anupam says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!too good…had not heard this before….

  2. vinay says:

    hi bau!!!!!!!!!
    JGD 🙂

  3. Monica TIwari says:

    My LORD !!!! This is amazing !

  4. Loveleen Bakhshi says:

    An Indian insight…and a good story which is very well told.. Guess it would do well for the Ram Sene guys….. Its a must read for them.. hehe!!!

  5. Anshika says:

    hahaha ! 🙂
    Fabulous !!
    Happy Velantimes Day 🙂
    Jai Gurudeva !

  6. Chidha says:

    Real Story Bau? I am hearing it for the first time!!

    Very nice 🙂


  7. Sid says:

    that’s hilarious bawa 😀

  8. vishesh says:

    is this really real ???

    oh well … ! who cares …. !?! … 🙂

  9. Prakirtee says:

    hahahah!!! 😉 coool one!!

  10. Mihir Gada says:

    that was a good one bau !!! hahahaahhhaaahh….
    Happy Valentines Day !!! Jai Gurudeva 😉

  11. Belan says:

    yaa, wonderous are the ways. Some people passion to be belan batters


  12. komal says:

    hahahahahahahaha wowowie thats hilarious bau.. what a story for valentine’s day a perfect laugh and a perfect story to caputre the spirit of valentine’s day….JGD… and Happy Valentine’s Day…

  13. Anonymous says:

    Ha ha ha ha!!! gud1 🙂

  14. Hahahaha!

    I had a great V day with Sudarshan kriya in morning YES!+ with Sampath and Madhuri in Koramangala! Then in the later afternoon, I watched “Peaceful warrior” with lots of YES!+ friends at Shailendra’s home. it was great!

  15. urmila says:

    he he he he he he he….!!!!
    super cool post…!!! i would have never imagined something like this…!!!! 🙂 🙂 :)too good..!!!!

    Jai Gurudev…!!!! Happy Valentine`s day..!!! 😉

  16. neelam says:

    kya baat hai !!!
    superb !!

  17. Hetal says:

    Never heard this true story………….good one to know
    Jai Gurudev…………….Happy Valentine’s day!!!!!!!!

  18. Garvita says:

    This was awesome Bau….!!! I can’t stop laughing…!!! So, the real spirit of Velantime Day is the Housewife Rebellion…!!!Awesome!!! Awesome…!!!! It’s ultimate..
    Happy Velantime Day…
    Ha ha ha..

  19. mukta says:

    u are just just just ultimate!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Ashish says:

    wao …. it was just tooooooo good !!

    Jai Guru Dev !!!… Happy velan-time’s Day…:) 😉

  21. Parth says:

    Super cool……!!

  22. Kavita says:

    Jus tooooo good!!!

  23. sunny says:

    Jdd bawa

    kindly tel is it true or a cooked up story

    wiki tells it revolves around the saits called valentine
    in the west!!

  24. Nikhil says:

    So Dinesh bhaiya have you found your Patelani to celebrate Velan time ?? [;)]

  25. Kavita says:

    Hahaha. I have never heard this story ever before.. I have always heard stories which says Valentine day celebration has come from foriegn roots!!!

    Really Amazing Fact!!!

    Jai Gurudev!!!!

  26. sudha says:

    i have never heard this story very hilarious one !!!!

  27. Jaimin says:

    Here is one reaction i got from a friend:

    “Gruesome! I actually felt some pain reading this unconvincing joke!! You will pay for this 😉 “

  28. Penelope says:

    this explains why my dear friend Partiv Patel is so sweet with the women in his life!
    Just sent it to all of Seattle Seva!
    Too Good!

  29. Nanddeep says:

    Too good. 🙂
    Jai Guru Dev.

  30. Deep says:

    Laga diya na apna dimaag wapis se!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gujarati Males are now going to ‘March’ forward for their equanimity and respect.

    🙂 🙂

  31. Anshika says:

    …wednesday today… no post 🙁

  32. Shreyas says:

    lol…cant stop laughin…!!

  33. mona says:

    he he he he he he he he he he he he he he he ……

  34. Vijay says:

    Really funny, jai guru dev 🙂

  35. Goli says:

    that was really cool. I liked it.
    I had a very similar story about origin of Guitar.. 🙂
    Should post it on blog sometime soon.

  36. Ramakrishnan says:

    Awesome Bawa !! A great insight to Valentime’s day 🙂

  37. robin says:

    its so cool…out of one’s imagiation..lol.. 😀

  38. Sudha Pillai says:

    This is hilarious … truly in the inimitable style of Bawa!
    🙂 Great! Take care. Jgd

  39. danish says:

    spoiled my day. What a bad sense of humour. Only the sick people can laugh at this.

  40. danish says:

    grow up kids.

  41. Shivani says:

    Ha ha ha.. real good & original one !

  42. varun goel says:

    i do i do i do believe this is exactly how velantine day started!!!

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