Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:38 AMSubject: Re: Info.Dear Noor
I have taken the liberty of sending a few more names for botanical id. I am in no hurry, take your time and send it whenever you have free time from your regular work.All these figure in the site http://www.arnajharna.org/English/Broom_Types_of_Brooms.aspx#
The following local names are those of grasses used in making brooms. I have sent only the names, if you want i could sent the images also.
Panni grass ;The panni grass grows in loose soil in the monsoon season and is cut during the month of Kartik (October-November).The professional Harijan sweeper community uses this grass to make brooms, which are used to sweep roads, public spaces and residential colonies
Daab grass :The grass daab grows around water-bodies and fields. It is used for many rituals relating to birth, marriage and death.Daab is also used in rituals following the death of a person when the eldest son is made to wear a ring made out of the daab grass, which is tied around his left index finger. In shraddha or death-anniversary ceremonies, daab is used for offering water to one's ancestors (tarpan).
Kheemp :Kheemp is a shrub which is normally found on sand-dunes, barren land or the boundary walls of farms.The tender fruits (kheempoli) of the kheemp shrub can also be eaten as vegetables.
Sinya :Sinya is a particular kind of shrub which normally grows on sand dunes or in wastelands.Sinya has multiple uses, ranging from the thatching of roofs to the making of ropes.
Bald :A two to four feet tall shrub that grows in black soil, bald is used to make brooms primarily for cleaning cattle-sheds and sweeping courtyards. The seeds of the bald are mixed with urd-ke-dal (lentil) and mixed with ghee to make ladoo. This is generally eaten during the winter months and is considered to be beneficial for joint-pains and for strengthening the muscles. Likewise, the seeds of bald can be separated from its husks and boiled with milk to make kheer.
Jhoonjhli :The jhoonjhli grass grows in the forest and on mountains in southern Rajasthan.
hello Geetha ji,
These grasses common in Rajasthan.
hello Geetha ji,
These grasses common in rajasthan.
--- On Tue, 11/8/09, Padmanabhan Geetha <iye...@gmail.com> wrote: