Garhwal community fishing festival to be celebrated today
here is a popular saying that “a bad day at fishing is better than a great day at work”. Keeping this in mind, villagers from the Yamuna-Aglar valley will converge on the banks of the two rivers to celebrate the only fishing festival of Garhwal called Maund on June 28. Maund is a community fishing festival in which villages from around the region participate with enthusiasm and fervour.
The villagers take turns in preparing the intoxicating powder from a plant locally called Timru which acts as an intoxicant for the fish and this year it is the turn of the villagers from Silwar Patti.
According to Bittoo Kavi, the preparation of the fine powder called Maund to intoxicate the fish begins from today. The powder is prepared by peeling the bark of the plant and dried for a few days.