Usually, people from Uttarakhand or people native to Uttarakhand are known as Pahadi. Did you know the huge nose rings depict the status and they are must to be worn by Pahadi women. Want to know more interesting Pahadi facts? Here’s a list of things only a Pahadi will understand.
We will always serve you Buransh drink
Buransh is made of the local flower burans (a type of rhododendron) from which it gets its name and it usually don’t have any sugar or preservatives as the flower itself is very sweet.
Our every sentence is incomplete without ‘Bal’
No, No, No, Bal doesn’t means force.
For a Pahadi the alternate to water is Chai
We love drinking Chai/Tea in large steel cups.
We don’t say Oh My God, we say Ooo-Ija (Oh Mom in Pahadi language)
We have a close relation with Bhaat/Rice
Nobody can separate Pahadi from bhaat. They can eat bhaat 3 times a day without complaining.
We prefer Kaafal over cherries, berries, strawberries, grapes etc.
No marriage ceremony is complete without songs like Bedu Pako and Babli tero mobile Furki Baand.
Ghughuti-basuti is our national lullaby
No lalla lorry and twinkle-twinkle little star. If you are a Pahadi you will always hear Ghughuti-Basuti.
You will always be called by nick names like Laatu/Laati?Laata
It doesn’t matter how intelligent, super talented, handsome you are, Your parents and grandparents will always call you laata/laati which means Idiots in English.
If you are a tall ‘Pahadi’ girl then you will be the centre of attraction
Normally, Pahadi girls Have average height. If you are a tall Pahadi girl then many people will come up to you and ask what did you eat to become that tall?
Surya ast Pahadi mast
Only we can stand straight like an Eiffel Tower even after having hell lot of wine, whisky and cocktails.
You must have heard a Pahadi person narrating his encounter with ghost
It is impossible that you have not narrated a story about ghosts, Jagar and your encounter with the tiger in village once in lifetime.
Nose-piercing is a moral duty for Pahadi girls
If you are one of them who hate nose piercing then you will hear famous remarks like “How will you get married if your nose isn’t pierced?” Your maternal uncle will give you a big gold Nath(Big Nose ring) on your marriage.
Baal Mithai is the love of your life
Whenever you visit the hills, you never forget to bring, Arsa, Singori and Bal Mithai for your friends.
In Uttarakhand & Himachal and Pahadi areas (Mountainous areas) not only are the women equal to men, rather they are one step ahead. Women are respected here.
Other Moms V/S Pahadi Moms
Our moms don’t use sticks to beat us. They beat us with ‘Kandaali'(A Plant full of thorns)
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