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Fullancho Furis (Cross of Flowers)

Legend has it that...
In early days the Bambolim plateau was a laterite stone quarry. After harvesting the solid stone for some time, there was practically none left except soil and mud. A cross was built where people prayed for the stone business to flourish and they struck stone. The cashew harvesters and stone cutters used to offer a novena in appreciation, to this cross.

Later, the 'REVERTIDOS'- gavadde from the locality buried in an abundant quarry (tank) near the cross, women who died in child birth or before child birth and as part of the local custom put red flowers on the grave. They also put "abolins" (a reddish orange hued flower) at the cross. Later "abolins" and "roses" were the flowers offered to the cross.

The path passing along side the cross had a "dovornem" (a resting place for load bearing travelers, in days before the existence of transport). Travelers along this route prayed to the cross for their safe journey. Many years later, this path became a road connecting Panjim to Agacaim. This being fairly isolated was a haven for the robberies that took place regularly. People, therefore, used to get off the "Caminhao" and pray for safe deliverance from any harm. This is still in practice and it is now rumored that a number of miracles and wishes have been granted here at the "Fullancho Furis"

As told by Mrs Ana Gracias Alfonso in the Goan Review.


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