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santhoshks
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dear all...!!!

Please can any one tell me when is Hettai Habba(Beragani) ..

Because i wish to come to that great festival...

Please Reply As Soon As Possible...

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balamurali_n
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

7th jan, looks like ill be there.

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Bala.
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santhoshks
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

By this i request everyone ..!!

When does festivals of our community falls in forthcoming year...
What are the speciality of those festival...

(Because there are many different festivals which are not celebrated in some Hatties eg.Kenda/Ther habba)..

Common Lets Start......!!!!!!

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yogeshajjan
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hettai Habba(Beragani)

IS ON


01/'01/2007----

WED - 03 / 01/ 2007 -- :roll: :idea: :?: :?: X

Sun- 07 / 01 /2007
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prasathkrishnan
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

HIii alll


Js two weeks back The main fes. in Nanjanadu n Kuruthukuli was over Actually i hav no idea abt d Y n 4 wat d fest. was bt i attained that..


I tink in 1st week of jan Davane is going to celb. their fest...
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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

2nd Jan, 2007 . I have added some pics of 'Hethai Habba' here http://badaga.wordpress.com/

Hethai Habba is always after the full moon (paurnami - HUNNAWAY ) on a MONDAY that falls in HEMMATTI (Badaga ) month or (Tamil) Margazhi month or (English) December/January month, that is the 9th day after eight days of 'Kolu'. This year(2007) the Hethai Habba was on the 8 Jan 2007.

Incidentally, the Hethai Habba for 2008 falls on 31 Dec 2007 (might sound a little strange for Hethe Habba falls twice in 2007 but what I have stated earlier holds good)


It is not fixed on a particular day like say X-Mas which is always on 25th December of every year & hence the Hethai Habba day with ref to English Calender changes every year.

Like in every year, from various hattis the male members in their traditional dress [white headgear - MANDARE, MUNDU & Badagaru SEELE along with the family DHADI (stick) ] will proceed to Hethai Gudi (mane) in Beragani on FRIDAY, the 5th of Jan 2007 by foot. Every house in the hatti has to pay five HANA (25paise coin) in a ceremonial function called HANA KATTODU in the village Hethai Gudi ( also known as SUTHUKAL - a stone under a Bikke mora tree that is worshipped). This money (coins) - KANNIKE - tied in a white cloth will be handed over to the Hethai temple at Beragani.

The villagers will give a warm and respectful send off to those proceeding to Hethai Mane (- they would have followed a very strict code of conduct like not eating non vegetarian food or consuming alcohol). As they (including many young boys) proceed away from the village, women spread white sheets (mundus) on the path and all those (men, women & children) not proceeding will prostrate ( adda bubbadu ) and they will be blessed ( harachodu ). The unique (Badaga ATHIKKODU ) " Ye Ha Ho " will be loudly uttered.

As you listen to this ' Ye Ha Ho ' you can feel goose pimples rising, eyes welling up with tears and the heart filled with thoughts of the ALL POWERFUL HETHAI with both happiness and awe.

These men will return back to their Villages on the next monday (the 8th of Jan 2007) - THE HETHAI HABBA DAY - to a grand and ceremonial welcome after attending to various rituals / ceremonies at Beragani & Gasu gui. Usually there will be ' Anna Dhana '

Every BADAGA (male & female) must visit Hethai Mane gudi (temple) either at Beragani or Pedduva at least once to experience and get the blessings of HETHAI during this fantastic festival called Hethi Habba.

The visit can be on any day during the 'kolu' period that is from 01 - 01 - 2007 to 08 - 01 - 2007 this year though the grand 'finale' is on the 8th Jan, 07 when lakhs of Badagas in their whites will throng these holy places with cars and other vehicles parked for a few kms on the all available roads. There will be many more thousands of non Badaga devotees also.

EVERYONE WILL BE SERVED FOOD ( HITTU ).

This is the only day the deity - HETHAI - will be shown to the public for a few seconds.

R.Ramachandran gives an interesting tit bit about HETHAI DHADI :' a rare site in a badaga house is the presence of HAGOTTU . This is basically a pooja room as we call it these days, but other than the temples, this is the only place a HETHAI DHADI is kept in a house. Hagottu is situated in the OGAMANAE which is the sacred corner of any Badaga house. In the olden days the diary products where stored here.

It has the churing stick or the MATTHU which is attached to a pole that is
firmly burried. This MATTHU was used for churning milk and only the men had the rights to enter this place. The diary products were stored in THATTAE ( mud pots) inside the HAGOTTU. Since this is treaded as the
sacred place this is smeared with cowdung every week on Mondays with
water gathered from the springs only. The HETTHAI DHADHI is kept in
the HAGOTTU inside a bamboo which is bored along its height so that
the DHADHI fits in. The DHADHI is taken out once a year and cleaned
with salt and tamarind and then taken to the HETHAI MANAE during the
festival and kept back in its place as soon as the festival is over. Any outside materials that are taken into the HAGOTTU are made pure by applying camphor vapour (kappurana aathothu). HONAE is the container used during milking of buffaloes (nowadays vessels or buckets are used). This is a broad hollow bamboo mearuing about 2 to 3 feet, with an opening on the top and but (naturally) sealed at the bottom.

Ladies during their periods are not allowed into the house that holds
the HAGOTTU. Ladies also do not eat inside the OGAMANAE where the
HAGOTTU is present'.

Prof.Paul Hockings mentions that HAGOTU is the milk churning place, adjoining kitchen, inside the house - a place of worship, into which the women are not allowed to enter. But Dodda Mane in a hatti must have a Hogotu and if it is absent, the front portion of the kitchen is still considered sacred and for men only. Also called OGASU by Lingayat and Haruva Badagas.

There is a DHODDARU SHULOKA which says,

sappode sare, hagotu dura ’ meaning

'the milk vessel is nearby, but the churning place is far off'
(sappode - tender bamboo container)



To know about the "History Of Hethai" & to see some photos of Hethai Habba taken a few years back read the website http://badaga.wordpress.com/

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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have added some pics of 'HETHAI HABBA' at http://badaga.wordpress.com

View in 'FIREFOX' browser for better impact as the full size photos are displayed in proper format and size.

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k_gopalakrishnan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wonderful collections. Got surprised when reading the months in Badagu. I never knew that those exists in Badugu. Thanks for your efforts and keep going .

Cheers,
Gopal
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sathish_water
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice collections BJP .... expecting more ...

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sendhil15
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Great Collection... It is sad that ur collection is not in the home page of this site instead it is in the forums....
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kissnaa
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dear Bellie Jayaprakash,
Nice work. I am really proud of you for highliting all these things. Really good effort and keep going on. Hethai habbaga hoputhuga mudivileyenthu nenachithe... Hethe habba photo ellava noditha odane appara santhosha aaaipte. Athuvu inthu pedhuva hethai habba jinathoge hethai photo ellava nodithathu appara santhosha.. Hethaiye aaasi enthenthugu ningaga hattara...

Gavatha,
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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you very much, Krishamoorthy.

Ningaguvu, ningamakke ethe ‘encourage’ maaduvakkaguvu,
HETHAI “sugava kottu, siria kottu, ella ollithaagi, bo endu bokki, ko endu korachi, ondu nooragi, nooru saviragi barali endu ” harachi aasi tharali endu vendine .

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dear Sri JP

Seem to have covered a major part of the processes of the Hethai Habba.
To add to this library on Hethai I am presenting a few lines on HAGOOTU.
I hail from Ketti Kekkatty and one rare site in a badaga house is the
presence of HAGOOTTU . This is basically a pooja room as we call
it these days, but this is the only place a HETHAI DHADI is kept in a
house other than the temples. And I am proud to say that we have a HAGOOTU in my house with the HETHAI DHADI.
In the comming days I will give you indepth information on this.

Regards

R.Ramachandran
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bjaypee
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Ram,

Thanks for adding to our knowledge.

Prof.Paul Hockings mentions that HAGOTU is the milk churning place, adjoining kitchen, inside the house - a place of worship, into which the women are not allowed to enter. But Dodda Mane in a hatti must have a Hogotu and if it is absent, the front portion of the kitchen is still considered sacred and for men only. Also called OGASU by Lingayat and Haruva Badagas.

There is a DHODDARU SHULOKA which says,

sappode sare, hagotu dura ’ meaning

'the milk vessel is nearby, but the churning place is far off'
(sappode - tender bamboo container)

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kktramachandran
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

To add more on HAGOTTU, here are a few more points


This is not a research study and any extra information on this is open.

Hagottu is situated in the OGAMANAE which is the sacred corner of any
Badaga house. In the olden days the diary products where stored here.
It has the churing stick or the MATTHU which is attached to the pole
firmly burried. This was used for churning milk and only the men had
the rights to enter this place. The diary products were stored in
THATTAE ( mud pots) inside the HAGOTTU. Since this is treaded as the
sacred place this is smeared with cowdung every week on Mondays with
water gathered from the springs only. The HETTHAI DHADHI is kept in
the HAGOTTU inside a bamboo which is bored along its height so that
the DHADHI fits in. The DHADHI is taken out once a year and cleaned
with salt and tamarind and then taken to the HETHAI MANAE during the
festival and kept back in its place as soon as the festival is over.
Any outside materials that are taken into the HAGOTTU are made pure
by applying camphor vapour (kappurana aathothu).
Here wish to mention the HONAE the container during milking of buffaloes
(nowadays vessels or buckets are used). This is a broad bamboo mearuing about 2 to 3 feet hollow inside except the lower end.
Ladies during their periods are not allowed into the house that holds
the HAGOTTU. Ladies also do not eat inside the OGAMANAE which the
HAGOTTU is present.

R.Ramachandran
Kekkatty
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