Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WHAT IS MEANT BY " ZENANA ZOYEE" , A WORD SO FREQUENTLY USED BY KASHMIRIS



                                                                              





SOAKED WALNUTS  
(Photo Autar Mota )

 To this photograph , i am adding a brief note on Zenana zoyee .....


Quite often this word was used by my mother.I always wanted to know more about zenana zoyee.Today I read a  reference about this word in a book. I share...

  "Zenana Zoyee was a highly venerated saint from Rainawari.He was a contemporory of Miyan Shah sahib.Zenana zoyee kept long hair like a woman and moved barefeet in srinagar city.He also dressed like a woman.Hindus and muslims from Rainawari were his followers. It is reported that Zenana zoyee had a large number of women as his  followers .People would bring walnuts to him as an offering.    He is believed to have died sometime around 1585 AD. Zenana Zoyee appears to be a  Nickname given to the saint by Kashmiris . Unfortunately , when it comes to Nicknaming , Kashmiris do not spare even a   saint ."

( Autar Mota )

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