Happy Lohri

Posted In Greetings, India, Poetry - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 With 0 Comments






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Wishing everyone around a very prosperous festival Lohri. May you all have a great year ahead.

This festival has been close to my heart from my school days. Not because I knew its significance but because of the Mungfali, rebri, patti etc that we used to get in the school and that too unlimited. It was simply superb.

The famous Sunder mundriye song below ….

Sunder mundriye… ho!
Tera kaun vicharaa… ho!
Dullah bhatti walla… ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayee… ho!
Ser shakkar payee… ho!
Kudi da laal pataka… ho!
Kudi da saalu paatta… ho!
Salu kaun samete!…ho!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!…ho!
Zamindaar sudhaye!…ho!
bade bhole aaye!…ho!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee pakad ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari eet!
Paheenve ro te phannve pit! ”
Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!…….:)

Translation:
(The ‘ho’s are in chorus)
Who do you have
The groom with the tandoor
The groom’s daughter got married
He gave 1 kg sugar!
The girl is wearing a red suit!
But her shawl is torn!
Who will stitch her shawl?!
The uncle made choori!
The landlords ate it!
He made the landlords eat a lot!
Lots of innocent guys came
One innocent boy got left behind
The police arrested him!
The policeman hit him with a brick!
Cry or howl!
Give us lohri ..long live your jodi!…..:)

-NKJ