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Don Crazyman
01 December 2009, 05:07 PM
Hi, I'm a communist (well, actually, libertarian socialist. Not like anyone would know the difference anyway...) and I came here because I needed help finding something for a Hindu holiday:

It is a popular belief that any unmarried man if comes near these women and is stricken by the stick gets married soon with a suitable girl. Stick is called baint in hindi so this festival is also known as Baintmar Teej.

The girls and women observing fast of Dhinga Gavar known as Teejania carrying sticks in their hands virtually rules the road on this night.Though enough police is deployed but little intervention is needed and crowed finds its own equilibrium of discipline.Boys to get a "lucky strike" go near girls and sometimes tease them to get beaten up by decorated sticks.

Upon doing a little research, I found that the holiday was in February (I'm not sure where in February, but just for the heck of it, I'll probably end up putting it in place of Valentine's Day, that lousy American holiday, on the 14th).

Now here's my question: Where do I get the sticks?

There's no pictures on google or anything, besides the one on the wikipedia page. I've found some sticks on ebay that look similar and would probably fool most people (here in America, people don't celebrate fun Indian holidays, they only "celebrate" capitalist shopping sprees =/), but I don't think they would work as well :(.

I need to find one by February so I can give it to a girl and have her whack me with it. Not only will I have the power of folklore on my side, I'll have a great conversation starter :). Not to mention that I get to have a girl whack me with a stick :D.

(Note: For the record, I'm not either Hindu or Indian, and I live in America, although I plan on getting the heck out of this terrible country once I get out of college. I'm just a weird guy who likes Indian stuff =/.)

05 December 2009, 05:39 PM
Hai, you is an retard as well! :D

Eastern Mind
05 December 2009, 06:45 PM
Welcome Don.

A misconception about Hinduism is that it is relatively small in extent like Abrahamic religions, where everyone celebrates 5 or 6 holidays a year. In Hinduism there are major festivals, sectarian festivals unique to particular sects only, and as in this case, regional or linguistic festivals that only occur in smaller regions. There are even local festivals belonging only to individual villages. Basically there are several festivals going on every day of the year. I myself am attending a 21 day Vinayaka festival right now. Today was day 4. I'm guessing I'm the only person on Hindu Dharma Forums doing that.

So although I wish you the best of luck, I think you night have better luck on something like Indiamike, where there are sections devoted to regions such as Rajasthan. Perhaps you could email ayour question to a hotel owner in Rajasthan. You'd have a better chance getting a response there.

Aum namasivaya