Dastan-Go: The story of ‘Doodh-Ganga’ flowing from Gujarat is also like ‘Maa Ganga’, pay attention!

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sir, The story of the arrival of ‘Maa Ganga’ on this earth is exactly the same as the story of ‘Doodh-Ganga’ flowing from Gujarat. In the series of pride, destruction and then salvation. Those who do not remember or those who do not know at all, let us first tell them the story of the arrival of ‘Maa Ganga’. Understand more in less. Because the real story is to be told by ‘Doodh-Ganga’. So sir, it is the incident of centuries ago. Rather than ages ago. A few generations ago there was a king in the family of Lord Ram, Sagar. It is said that he had 60,001 boys. Of these, 60,000 were from one queen and only one from the other. He had two queens. So these 60,000 boys, who were not the king’s, were very proud of their strength. But this pride of his was mixed in dust as soon as he played a pinch. In fact, it happened that King Sagar once performed ‘Ashwamedh Yagya’. This Yajna was performed to assert the rights on the whole earth. Used to leave a horse in it. Wherever he went, the entire land there would become the king’s.

So sir, the horse of Yagya was released. There was also a rule in this that if someone caught that horse of Yagya, he had to compete with the king’s army again. This army used to follow him with the horse. So, following this rule, the horse of King Sagar also moved. No one dared to catch him on the way. Rather everyone gave way to that horse considering King Sagar as their ‘Maharaja’. But Indra, the king of the gods, does not know whether the Khunnas thought that they spoiled this work in progress. By the way, it is said about Indra that he is always in fear of being snatched from his throne. And in those days, big kings and emperors used to attack Indra’s heaven after conquering the earth. So, it is quite possible that the fear of such a thing may have remained in Indra’s mind for King Sagar as well.

So Indra came up with an idea and one night when everyone was asleep, he secretly stole the horse. After this, they took him and tied him in Kapil Muni’s ashram and slipped away. Here, when King Sagar’s sons woke up, they could not see the horse. They were all with him. They found him very well. created upheaval in the whole earth. Only then, when the horse was seen tied in Kapil Muni’s hermitage, he directly challenged Maharishi. Pride had gone to the head. So, Kapil started saying bad things to Muni as well. Then Maharishi tolerated him for a while, but then he also got angry. Due to his austerity, he destroyed the king’s boys and his army in a pinch. When the king came to know about this, he came running. Apologized to Muni-Maharaj and said that arrangements should be made for the salvation of these boys.

Then Kapil Muni said, ‘Salvation will happen. Sure will happen. But only when the water of the Mother Ganges touches the ashes of these boys. But now this new problem. Because Mother-Ganga was not even on the earth then. Used to flow in heaven. Who brought them to earth? Still King Sagar tried. Did not succeed. One of his sons, Anshuman, was surviving. He tried too. They too were unsuccessful. Then after Anshuman, his son Dilip must have done something or the other. But things didn’t work out. After this Dilip’s son became Bhagirath. He got success and due to his efforts Mother Ganga came to earth, about which everyone knows. In between, Bhagirath also had to seek the help of Lord Shiva. Because only he could hold the speed of Mother Ganga descending from heaven. Otherwise, she would have burst the earth and gone straight to the underworld. Well, in this way not only the boys of Sagar but the whole world was saved by ‘Bhagirathi-Ganga’. But first through arrogance and then through its destruction.

Now let’s come to the story of ‘Milk-Ganga’, whose Gangotri, Bhagirath and Gangadhar-Shiva, all three are found in Gujarat. Rather, the characters of King Sagar, his proud sons and Kapil Muni can also be seen well in the story of ‘Doodh-Ganga’, right there in Gujarat. Like the story of Maa-Ganga, let’s start with the character of ‘King Sagar and his arrogant boys’. In this case, understand ‘Raja Sagar’, of Pestonji Idulji. These were Parsi businessmen. So around the year 1888, when Pestonji would have been only 13 years old, he gave birth to a ‘businessman-son’. He was named ‘Polson’. People used to call Pestonji ‘Polly’ at home. That’s why he called his ‘businessman-son’ ‘Polson’. ‘Polly’s son means boy, Polson’. Earlier this ‘Polson’ used to be a store. In this, coffee was presented after roasting, grinding and decorating it well.

But sir, in those days no common Indian used to drink coffee. The British and some rich Indians used to have the hobby of drinking coffee. Therefore, those who became customers of ‘Polson Coffee’, they all became very influential people. It was a big deal for ‘Polly and her businessman-son Polson’ to be proud in their company. So, climbed up. With this raised mind, ‘Poli-Polsan’ started spreading its business empire like Ashwamedh Yagya. Then he saw that there is a lot of demand for butter among the British and the rich Indians. And it is not available in the market. The British either bring it from London or it is made privately in Indian homes. Hence, ‘Polly-Polson’ set foot in the butter business. By now the time had come, around 1910-15. Luck also supported ‘Polly-Polson’ a lot.

It so happened that in the year 1914 the first world war broke out. Due to this, there was a shortage of butter for the soldiers in the British army. While its demand was increasing among them. In such a situation, ‘Poly-Polson’ took advantage of the opportunity and opened a dairy-farm in Kheda, Gujarat. Now this ‘Polson’ company buys milk in bulk from the farmers of this Kheda village and its nearby villages, extracts cream from it, leaves it to sour for a few days, then mixes some salt in the butter extracted from it, decorates it nicely and sells it to the customers. Gives It is said that this is the European way of making good butter. Now since the customers were mostly the same, it was profitable for them to sell butter made in their own way. So, it happened. Well done ‘Polson’s butter’ gradually became famous all over India in such a way that at one point of time butter trading came to be known as ‘polson lagna’.


Then, during the Second World War (1939-1945) this business expansion of ‘Poli-Polsen’ also got a lot of help. Meanwhile, in view of the growing business, till 1930, ‘Polson Company’ set up a big and modern dairy in Anand, some distance from Kheda. The mixed result of all this was that the pride of ‘Polson’ has now reached the seventh sky. This company was keeping more profit in its pocket by buying milk from the farmers at one and a quarter price. was expanding its business. In such a situation, the distressed farmers have now made a plan to destroy the pride of ‘Polson’. Like Kapil-Muni. And in fulfilling his plan, he got the support of Gandhian leader Tribhuvandas Kishibhai Patel, who is called Bhagirath in the story of ‘Doodh-Ganga’. So not a big deal. Because not only the pride of ‘Polson’ was destroyed by his efforts, but ‘Doodh-Ganga’ also flowed.

And sir, the place from where this ‘Milk-Ganga’ originated, was Kheda. If it is called Gangotri of ‘Milk-Ganga’ then no one will be surprised. Not only this, the personality who played the role of ‘Gangadhar-Shiva’ in the story of ‘Doodh-Ganga’ was also found here. In Gangotri Kheda of ‘Doodh-Ganga’. He was named Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was born in this area. It was Sardar Patel who, in 1946, asked Tribhuvandas Kishibhai and his comrades to make Bhagirathi efforts not only for the emergence of ‘Doodh-Ganga’, but also the setbacks that were going to befall these Bhagirathi efforts in government and society. Faced them personally in front of them. And then lastly that ‘Dudh-Ganga’, which not only saved the farmers of the region, but the whole of India, that? ‘Amul’ got cast in that character, which is better to be called ‘priceless heritage of India’. His story now tomorrow…

That’s all for today. Khuda Hafiz.
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Dastan-Go: It is better to call Gujarat’s Amul as India’s ‘priceless heritage’

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