While walking on foot in a market in Panaji, I saw all the shops in the street are closed.
I was in search of new shoes, because the old shoes had fallen on foot and today they responded.
When I asked one of my friends to call the shops open, he told me that I would have to wait till the evening.
There is nothing open in Goa from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the evening.
This western province of India, on the banks of the sea, relaxes after midday meal and does not worry about the heat outside.
'Suhiggaad' – This word is made from the Portuguese word 'soshigado', which means calm.
This term is used in the context of the wavering attitude of the people of Goa, who live satisfied after twelve months.
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Peri Goes, who lives in Bangalore, says, "Suhigagad is associated with this innate feeling that you can not fight for the small things of life and do not even want to do it."
"The best of the hot and humorous afternoon is that you stop the work and spend time relaxing, otherwise you will not be able to enjoy the beautiful evening."
But the suzhegad is more than a afternoon nap.
Sakhar Vaidya, marketing executive who was born in Goa and who spent most of his adult life here, says, "It's about living life comfortably. What's the matter soon enough?"
Journalist Joanna Lobo grew up in North Goa and now lives in Mumbai. Sushigad is included in memories related to his childhood.
"On Sundays, eating fish and rice with family and resting, gossiping about the village and playing cards, it is a feeling of resting, life satisfaction and love."
I talked to all the people of Goa who live in Goa or have gone from Goa – mentioning satisfaction, physical comfort and mental peace in their talk often and again.
Life of peace
In other cities of India where the movement of trains and the noise of their voices resonates, Goa's cities and villages have a melodious sound of bells and bells of the church.
SUHEGHADA does not mean idleness or work. Lobo makes it clear immediately.
"While living outside of Goa, my biggest complaint is that this word was misunderstood and it was taken out that the people of Goa are lazy and weary. This is not true, we work very hard but we live our life They also want to take pleasure. "
Peri Goes also say something like that. He mentions a family situation in which he feels helpless.
"Sometimes it feels best for my soul to drink cold beer and take a good nap."
"It is not lethargy or laziness. It is to decide what to fight and who to leave, it is an understanding between the two."
There are perspectives about different regions and communities of India. If Punjabi is considered to be rubbish and strong voice, then Bengali is considered to be rowdy in the minds and the crowd.
The people of Goa are thought to be on their own rhythm. The state with just 1.5 million people lives in the middle of Hindu and Portuguese Catholic influences.
Portuguese first arrived in Goa in 1510 AD There were many reasons for his arrival, the major of which was the promotion of black pepper, green cardamom and other spices trade and promotion of Christianity.
They were delighted to see Goa's beautiful beaches, greenery-filled harbors and seaports that facilitate maritime trade- stayed there for more than 450 years.
After 14 years of India's independence from the British, Goa became the colony of Portugal until 1961.
Local people of Goa do such things about India, as if they were different from them and both have very few similarities. Soushegad is a remnant of mood swings from the time of Portugal.
Many of the previous generations of Goa residents have a passport of Portugal and they also have their home there. Portuguese is still widely spoken and spoken in Goa.
Szechugaad, Catholic religion, catering, music and dance, art and crafts are still the remnants of the Portuguese Raj.
Separate from India
Goa cuisine shows Portuguese cuisine and Indian coastal materials such as coconut and black pepper. The bread bread also available everywhere is also Portuguese import.
If you go to the Fontaine area, which is called the Latin Quarter of Panaji, you will see Portuguese architecture from the church to the havelis.
Some people have resumed the craft of old Portuguese havillions and started repairing them. The Figerardo House has been opened to the Salonians in the Palacio do Dio and Lotolim in Quepem.
Vaidya says that mutual love of Goa and Portugal is still alive today.
"The British exploited Indian resources, but the Portuguese did not consider Goa as the colony of making money."
"It was considered a part of Portugal, so the people of Goa also understood them, not external."
Is Sujigadad relevant only to the Catholic Christians of Goa? This question is important because the Portuguese legacy is the strongest among them, to whom the Portuguese Jesuit priests made a change of religion.
Only 25% of Goa's population is Catholic, whereas 66% of the population is Hindus.
Whatever I talked about, everyone said that it is not like that. Anyone who has lived in Goa for a few years, has adopted Suhigad.
Blogger Anuradha Goyal went to Goa five years ago after working in Delhi and Bengaluru.
They say that in Goa, there is a similar attraction of sukhgad like sun and sea.
She says that since she has been living in Goa for the last 5 years, her routine has slowed down.
To go to the root of the sukhgad, it has to go through the characteristics of Goa's agricultural society.
People from Goa used to get up early in the morning to work in fields or fishing. Then he used to go to the morning market and sell his own fish.
While working, he learned to rest according to need. This balance gives them satisfaction.
Development from afternoon nuptial to sujigaad is the evolution of the way of life of Goa.
Perry Goes says that Kudrat has given Goa a lot with prosperity. It is reflected in the satisfying nature of people.
"The bondage of community in Goa is still very strong – people work together and harvest, putting together pots on the roof or while painting the walls of the house collective labor."
The boundaries of the village and the city are simply symbolic. Its society is egalitarian and people have good relationships with neighbors.
This social behavior has been running from the old days, when Goa seemed socially alienated.
The rest of India was ruled by the British, but the people of Goa had Portuguese rule.
So there was a need to live with each other, regardless of the social status or religious beliefs of the people.
Anuradha Goyal says, "If you are new to Goa then it takes a little time to start the habit of sukhgad."
"But as soon as you catch the rhythm, you start enjoying it, and it fixes the speed of your day."
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