Learning about the uses of Bottle Gourd (Calabash)

08 Aug

A) Bottle

Bottle Gourd as the name suggests is used to make bottles. When the vegetable is dried, the inside space can be cleaned and used as a bottle. The calabash (bottle gourd) as bottle can be seen in the movie “drunken master”. Where the master uses it.

B) Vegetable

Bottle Gourd is primarily a vegetable and hence it should be used as a vegetable also.

C)Music Instruments

Due to its properties of durability it is used to make musical instruments. Wikipedia lists the following musical instruments which:

(1) Sitar

(2) Ek Thaara

(3) Veena (various varieties)

(4) Snake charmer’s flute .In addition in online stores one can see the use of the same as the snake charmer’s flute

D)As a float – To learn swimming

The dried bottle gourd float on water. According to experts , 2 bottle gourds tied onto body to support human weight upto 100kg. The expert Mr.Praveen G has extensively used dried bottle gourds to learn swimming in Andhra Pradesh. This comes in a better format and very comfortable compared to tubes/life savers that newbie swimmers have on them.

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