AGRICULTURE BASED CIVILIZATION OF CIRCLE BAKOTE
Searched and written by
MOHAMMED OBAIDULLAH ALVI
(Journalist, Historian, blogger and Anthropologist)
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|Water flour mill (Jander)|
Traditional & socio agricultural activities
Grass cutting (Laitri)
....... Grass bringing
Storing ........... After grass cutting (laitri), it called PASSA
Corn plants cutting
Dry corn storing........ It called BAGGA
Dry corn storage (Bagga) covered with plastic sheet during rain and snow fall
Agriculture tools making shop........ This was existed in Circle Bakote late 80s
There are two generations, old and new. In Birote these shops were opreted by late Karam Alahi, father of Abdul Quddos of Maira and late Abd u Laeef of Nawli, Lower Birote.
An ass fall (گداگر) in Circle Bakote
They mostly came from Azad Kashmir
till 1985, now these people washed off
Poultry & Dairy in Circle Bakote
Bohli (بوہلی) A recipe gift of old days
When cattle gave birth and owners prepared this recipe by thick milk and delivered it to all neighbors.
People recieved it and regifted sugar as returned.
Fauna of Circle Bakote
A nest.... ALNA
It is a small size parrot called TOTI, appeared in mid of April
It is a big size parrot called TOTA
Gotari of Circle Bakote
Brown Eagle, called BAZ or LUNDI
Awl is also founded in Circle Bakote
(For more details read this)
Saigh........ This animal defend himself with arrows by his body
Tredali....... This is a harmful fly, injects poison in her enemy body
Nest of this fly
Two kids eyes are swelling by poisonous fly bitingFatal reptile in Circle Bakote
It called BAKREEN in local Dhundi Language
Flora of Circle Bakote
local citrus fruit
(Only in Kohsar and Azad Kashmir) called JAMBEER
Circle Bakote land also produce MASHROME in wet season Sawan.
It called SUNDEAN in local language
|Old styled house under construction, it called پہچھی|
Old styled house that collapsed in Earthquake of 2005.
New type of house is under construction
Mud made water utensils were used before fridge and water coolers.
These had been taken on a wooden stand in courtyards till 1998
This is mud made open kitchen in courtyard..... It still existed, it called AALA.
House with separate animal room, that is started after 1975
Step by step houses, last house for live stocks, it called SERNI
|Lantern, that was used for light in Circle Bakote since 1914 to 1983|
It's light is brighter than a common lantern
since WW II to 1985 in Kohsar
Modern iron local made hearth that save heat and warm house
Traditional mobile mud made hearth
Open air iron hearth
Carocin oil stove is also used in houses, it was introduced during World War II
Grass Shoe, first human foot wear. This was used in Kohsar till 1980 to melt snow over roof.
Modern Science proved that that shoes are the best treatment of Cancer. It called POOL in our local language. (National Geographic Gen, 1988)
Are you know what is this?............................. It called TRAMCHOORH, a BAILCHA that used only to remove snow outside roof. It is a unused tool for kohsareans because they have iron roofs or lintels but it used in remote areas of western District Abbottabad (not Circle Bakote).
An other kind of TRAMCHOORH
That used in AJK for removing snow upperside of roof
Bride in bucket (Doli) leads to her groom house by his close relatives in a procession
Parents ADVICED to their bridal daughter at the time of leaving
that YOUR DEAD BODY SHOULD BE LEFT WHERE YOU ENTER A HOUSE OF YOUR GROOM THIS TIME, as result marriages are mostly successful.
Wedding and Funeral cooking
Natural Wells in Circle Bakote
It is also a natural well but it called CHALAHRI in local language
Hanging natural water fall..... It called NARHA
...... And now... WATER SUPPLY SCHEME by pipeline home to home
Natural Wells with traditions is matter of past
Sports in Circle Bakote
(For more informations read Urdu article related to local sports by M O Alvi)
Five stones (Panj Geeta) domestic girls' game
(To be continued)