UPDATE ON AUG 20, 11:26 AM IST
Jhansi. The tradition of giving Savani in the month of Sawan in Bundelkhand is very old. Just before Rakshabandhan, the in-laws send Savani to their new daughter-in-law's house. In this, there are many toys including wooden Sota, Chachra, Chakri, Bumblebee and sugar-scrambled etc. There is also a dabba ka babba wearing a white beard and a red cloak. Which is also considered by many to be a symbol of Samadhi. It is said that many years passed but there was no difference in Dabba Ke Babba.
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Traditions related to almost all festivals are prevalent in Bundelkhand. Among them, the tradition of sending Saavani just before Raksha Bandhan is prominent. It is sent by the in-laws to their daughter-in-law's house. It was only through this that it was recognized that how prosperous is the house in which his daughter is married. Many toys are kept in Savani.Among them, a beard and wearing a cloak, a wooden wheel made of wood, clay or lac, a bumblebee, a bumblebee, a flute, a algoza, a symbol doll of Samadhin, a colorful sauta prepared from the wood of the Gultena tree, etc. The chachacha lives in the numbers 5 and 11. Dabba ka Babba which is considered by many to be the form of Samadhi is considered to be the main in Saavani.They are sent with jewellery, colorful urns, sweets. Savani is kept in the courtyard of the house which is seen by all. After this, in return, the people of the maternal side send him in the form of Maurai Chhath on Maur Chhath of Bhado month. This tradition is still prevalent in many families of villages and cities. However, this tradition is slowly disappearing in the cities.
Now the savani shops have been reduced As soon as the month of Sawan started, there used to be more than 12 shops selling Saavani's toys in the Basati market of the metropolis. But with the changing times and people not taking interest in the old traditions, at present these shops have been reduced to 2 to 4 only. According to Brijesh, a savani seller, till about eight years ago, there used to be a crowd of people buying savani. The market was buzzing till late in the night. But now it is not visible at all. Apart from this, children ask for only modern remote-operated toys. Many families buy traditional Saavani toys just to make ends meet. Apart from this, colorful urns made of clay are also rarely seen.