Oshwal speed dating
In some ways, it’s not a joke, as with most humour, it’s based on a truth.
For example, the sari that the bride is given by the groom’s side, on her wedding day is called a gad choru. As the Oshwal population was much larger than the rest of the VANIA put together, they formed their own community and excluded all others. Navnat includes 9 sects of VANIA excluding the Oshwals. There is a town called OSSIA and those who came from there became OSHWAL.
The Christmas themed food was delicious, including a vegan nut roast with trimmings and gravy complimented by red and white sparkling grape juice.
Dinner was followed by a story telling session – it was like no other, each individual per table revealed their favourite cuisine, holiday destination and crazy experience and had to combine it into a funny story for the judges to decide the winner. The evening drew to a close with chatter over teas/coffees, mince pies, biscuits and baklavas!
Fear not, later in the evening they had to teach each other their new found skill!
In the background, there were wonderful volunteers who helped with the setting-up, cooking and decorations.
The truth is that there are differences between the two communities.
It can cause an unnecessary split and create so much negativity. All the Jain UK organisations got together and organised an event called Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. It finally got explained to me that Oshwal are ‘Visa‘ and Navnat are ‘Dasa’. Of course, it implies that I have half the skill, intelligence and so on. Then one day, we were having dinner with other members of the family and the joke started again. They were poorer than the Navnat community who tended to have businesses.It can cause an unnecessary split and create so much negativity. This year, politics about which community hall should be used; meant that we did not hold a joint event. So if you take anything away from this post, could it be that we should forget the past. Now they consider themselves higher than DASA SHRIMALI.One recent example of this refers to a moment when I felt very proud. All the Jain UK organisations got together and organised an event called Mahavir Janma Kalyanak. Most of OSHWALS are DERAVASI ~ MURTIPUJAK~ ICONIC in belief. One must accept HISTORY as it was and not as it is!DASA SHRIMALIs are STHANAKVASI~ aniconic in belief. The Kismet Connect team is pleased to announce a new and exciting social evening for singles at Oshwal Ekta Centre!!