The Bhojabai Mandali of Ahmadabad is going to perform at the Sindhi Bhagat Sandhya this evening through folk singing, dancing and Lada, reported Rajasthan Patrika. Also, at this event, prominent Sindhi achievers will be honoured.
After e partition of country in 1947, majority of Hindu Sindhis migrated to India. For them, Jhulelal continues to be the main unifying force and the centre of all their cultural activities. When Sindhi men venture out, women pray and offer the Lord a prasad of akha, a sweet made from rice, ghee, sugar and flour for their safe return. Furthermore, Sindhis all over the world greet each other with "Jhulelal Bera-Hee-Paar".
It is held that at place near village Thijahar in Sindh province, Jhulelal gave up his earthly form with an annoucement. Both Hindus and Muslims were present in the large number to witness this happening. As soon as his soul left his body, Muslims wanted to build a 'Turbat' or 'Qaba" at the site according to the dictates of Islam. On the other hand, the Hindus wanted to erect a 'Samadhi' according to Hindu customs. However, wisdom dawned on both Hindus and Muslims and they build a shrine with its one face as temple and the other a Dargah.
Shindhis belong to one of the oldest civilizations of human history with a rich and clearly distinct cultural heritage down the line. Their most important festivals are the birthday of Lord Jhulelal, Cheti Chand and Nirwan Diwas, Asuchand. Besides this, they celebrate Baisakhi and Teej in big way besides many Hindu and Sikh festivals.