Magh Mela 2021: Traditional ‘Khadau’ Chappals or Wooden Slippers Gain Popularity Among Youth

Prayagraj, February 5: One of many fastest-selling gadgets on the ongoing Magh Mela in Prayagraj this 12 months, is the khadau (picket slipper). Whereas it’s regular for saints and seers to put on the khadau since they keep away from carrying leather-based slippers or footwear for apparent causes, this 12 months, a lot of devotees, notably the youth, could be seen carrying the khadau.

Prem Srivastava, 23, a scholar from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh who’s visiting the Magh Mela for the primary time, flaunts his khadau stated, “I bought a pair of khadau out of curiosity because so many people were wearing it. It has been four days since I am wearing it and I can already feel the difference. I feel more at peace with myself and physically too, I feel better and my shoulder pain has gone.”

His pal, Saumendra, defined, “While saints and seers wear khadau because it is made of wood and not leather, I feel it is beneficial for everyone because it works on the principle of acupressure and relieves pain in the body.” The khadau can be believed to be useful in decreasing blood sugar ranges. Each the buddies agree that carrying the khadau is initially cumbersome however it takes a couple of days get used to it.

Most kalpvasis, who keep on the banks of the river for one month and observe compete austerity, additionally favor to put on khadau. Kumbh Mela 2021 Shahi Snan Dates: Know The Important Bathing Dates in Ganga Starting With Makar Sankranti and Celebrations of Haridwar Kumbh

Chanda Rani, an octogenarian from Sitamarhi in Bihar, stated that she wears khadau throughout her kalpvas as a result of leather-based shouldn’t be thought of auspicious. “Besides, the khadau does not slip on sand and mud,” she added.

Seeing the rising reputation of the picket footwear, a lot of stalls promoting khadau have come up within the Magh Mela township and their gross sales are outstripping the gross sales of even the non secular memorabilia within the Mela.

“Earlier, I could manage to sell two to three pairs of khadau in a day but this time, I am selling about half a dozen pairs every day,” stated Kamlesh, a khadau vendor. Magh Mela 2021: ‘Ram Naam’ Facemasks in Excessive Demand Amongst Guests

The khadau prices about Rs 300 per pair and costs go as much as Rs 900 per pair, relying on the standard of wooden. Khadau is created from the wooden of assorted bushes, particularly Vijaysar, Dhak and Sheesham and costs go up relying on the load of the footwear.

(The above story first appeared on SociallyKeeda on Feb 10, 2021 02:34 PM IST. For extra information and updates on politics, world, sports activities, leisure and way of life, go surfing to our web site

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