Sunday, March 23, 2008

the Malarkars from Divar celebrated Bonderam

From: Cecil Pinto cpinto@goatelecom.com
To : Gulf-Goans e-Newsletter www.goa-world.net
Sun Aug 18, 2002 10:14 pm


18th August, the Malarkars from Divar celebrated Bonderam (the
traditional flag festival). On the 24th of August is the grand Piedade
Youth Association organized "Bonderam".

In the course of some Konkani related research I happened to come
across this delightful book "Tisvaddecheo Igorzo" by Fr. Moreno de
Souza S.J., published by Thomas Stephens Konknni Kendr, Porvorim, in
1994. It briefly describes, in historical detail, each of the
churches (and chapels) in Old Goa, Taleigao, Curca, Panjim, Merces,
St. Cruz, Siridao, Agacaim, Carambolim, Divar, Chorao, St. Inez,
Neura, Bambolim, Corlim, Mandur, Pilar, Ribandar...... At Rs. 30/-
for 200+ pages it is a real steal and although in Konkani it is in
the Roman script so the Devnagri-phobes can take heart.

Speaking of which I would like to mention that Thomas Stephen Konknni
Kendr is doing pioneering research, and publishing, in the field of
Konkani Education. When Konkani (in Devnagri script) was abruptly
introduced as the primary medium of instruction in all Government
aided Schools in Goa, a lot of teachers and parents found themselves
at sea. The Kendr has published several basic, intermediary and
advanced books for teachers and parents alike that guide them in how
to Teach in Konkani. These books can be used by so many of us Goans
(specially overseas Goans) to re-learn our Konkani and teach our
children our rich language.

Below is an excerpt regarding the Malara Church in Divar, from Fr.
Moren's book. Two interesting points stand out in my observation.

1) That the statue of Jesus used to be taken from the Divar church to
the Malara Church during the last week of Lent. A tradition long since
abandoned - and largely forgotten.

2) That this Anton guy who robbed the chalice was dragged by ropes to
the Customs House, had his hands cut off and burnt in front of his
eyes. His body was burnt to ashes after he was strung up and
suffocated to death. And this was an official decree! Talk about
crime and punishment! No wonder the older generation talk about a
crime-free Goa in the old days.


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MALARACHI IGORZ

Malarchi igorz D.Matias de Albuquerque Up-Raza aslo tedna (1591-1597)
bandhloli; hi igorz 1590 ani 1597 vorsam modhem bandhloli. Aizchi
igorz eka adlea kopelacho choddav zait. Tem Ferreira Kuttumban
sthaplolem, ani tem Sant Antonik bhettoilolem. Tem kopel atam ek ark
bandhun he igorjek tenkoilam. Hi igorz Sant Matiasak bhettoilea.
Modhlea altarak adim Povitr Sakrament dovrunk xinvason naslem; tem
xinvason magir ghatlam.

Bazuche altar: dave vattentlo altar Kosme ani Damianv heam santank
bhettoila, ani uzve vattentlo Asumpt Saibinnik. Kosme ani Damianv heam
Santanchem fest adim thavn ganvkar famili monoitat. Te sant voiz zaun
aslet. Malarcheo Menezes famili chodd korun farmasi choloitat ani
okdam viktat. Chodd korun he farmasist hem fest kortat.
Dave vatten igorjent urta tem Sant Antonichem kopel ani tantunt
Almancho altar asa. Hea altarar bhov adim Nossa Senhora de Divina
Providencia he Saibinnichi protima dovorloli. Ti protima Teatin
padrinchea ghorantli (Hospicio) haddloli, ani hem ghor (Hospicio)
Malarcheach ganvant aslem.


Igorz bandhchea adim Sant Antonichem kopel aslem ani tem kopel Furtad
familin bandhlolem (voir mhonnlam Ferreira familin -- hanga khoim tori
besomzut asa). Hea kopelachea retablar Sant Antoniche protime sokol
Ruzai Saibinnichi protima 1846 vorsa ghatloli, ani ti protima Gova
xarantlea Sant Dumgachea konventantli zaun asli. Jezucho 'sepulcro'
asa to-i Sant Dumgachea konventantlo; hi Jezuchi imaz khursar
marpachi nhoi; hi imaz Nimannea Sukrara umanvak ugti kortat.

Igorjent bhitor sortana Nossa Senhora de Agonizantes he Saibinnichem
kopel aslem; hi Saibinn aiz Amboi vaddeant eka guddear pavlea zoim te
Saibinnichem kopel asa. Tem 1916 vorsa bandhlolem, ani tacher Marsache
24-ver 1917 axirvad poddlo. Chear vorsam uprant tea kopelacho ek bhag
novean bandhun kaddcho poddlo. Igorjeche torrir Sant Matiasachi
protima asa; bhitor sorunk ekuch dar asa ani bazunchea daranche
svater don fatranche khuris.

Adim Korezmant, Povitr Satolleachea Mongllara Jezu khandar khuris
gheun Piedad Saibinniche igorjentlo bhair sorun Sant Matiasache
igorjent vetalo, ani hanga san Nimannea sukrara novean pursanv Piedad
vetalem; Sant Matiasache igorjent anik pursanv zai naslem. Punn atam
Jezu khandar khuris gheun Malarche igorjentlo bhair soron,
Agonizantes Saibinnichea kopelant tea guddear veta. Oxench Pilerna-i
ghoddtalem mhonn sanglolem asa. Verenche igorjentlem pursanv itli
vatt cholun Pilerniche igorjent vetalem, punn bhurgeaponnar hanvem
aikololem donui igorzantlem ek-ek pursanv bhair sortalem ani tem eka-
mekak man'xer bhett'talem. Aiz veream korezmachea dusreach aitara
Sovo Pas zata ani Pilerna Sovea aitara.


CHORI

1685 vorsa Julhache 15-ver Malarche igorjent ek chori zali. Eka Anton
mhonnlolea 20-21 vorsanchea tornnattean konsagrar kel'lim partikulam
chorlim ani vaz gheun poll'lo. Hea chorak Mhapxeam dhorlo kiteak to
vaz vikunk to tea nogra gelolo. Taka koidi kelo punn to bondkhonn
rakhtoleak ani eke bailek jivexim marun poll'lo. Taka Raiturchea
kottantlea komandantin novean dhorlo. Novembrache 16-ver zhoddti
korun taka Nitidaran formann marlem. Koslem hem formann zait? Tem
pallunk zai aslem Gova xara:
Alfandachea (custom-house) manddar porian doriamnim vo razvamnim
bandhun ani vhoddlean sad ghalun guneanvkarak rosteanvelean oddun
vhorunk zai aslo.
Magir thoim tache hat katrun, tache nodre mukhar te ulpaunk zai asle.
Magir taka eka unch khambear uklun, fugar korun marcheak ani tachi
kudd gobor zaum-sor hulpauncheak zai asli. Hem formann tea mhoineache
20-ver pall'lem.
Faxi-dinnar ekdom' krur zaun aslo, punn guneanvkaran sosnnikaien
sogllem soslem.

Povitr hostu uddoiloleo tea zagear ek khuris bandhlolo ani tacher he
ghoddnnechi kotha boroiloli. Farikponnachi Porob sthaploli ti bond
keli mhonn boroilolem mellta 1935 vorsa (Polle: Bosq.das Com;
Al.Cristianis 1863 ani Al. Ecc1.1872). Hea ganvchem nanv
Purtugezintlean MALLARA, punn mudlak tem Konknnint MOLL (maddoiloli
zomin) zaunk zai. Uloitana: Khoim vetai?
MOLLAR vetam. MOLLAR aslem tem MOLLARA zalem. Parokial porsa kuxik ek
dhol asa, ani te dholint don kudd khoddpant kantoilole melltat; te
dholint purvilea kallar ek zogi ravtalo khoim. (Polle.An.Rec.1883)

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Forward this to any Divar person you know.

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Historical background, pictures, events and music you can
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