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Kesariya Baalam by Reshma


Reshma who originally hailed from Bikaner Rajasthan here sings a ‘maand’ or a welcome song in Rajasthani language for the arrival of the beloved.
(Have attempted to translate the verses from my basic knowledge of the language).

Kesariya baalam o’saa,
padhaaro mhaare des rey
Oh my saffron beloved,
Come to my abode.

Thaare aayo dujaan
Barishme mere
Your arrival
shall bring life in me

Saajan aaye o’ sakhi,
Main kayeen manwa vikraan,
Thaari paryo gaj motiyaan,
Aur ooper nayn dharaan.
My beloved shall come my friend
How can I keep my mind sane,
I shall spread pearls on the tray,
And keep my eyes on them.

Kesariya baalam o’saa,
padhaaro mhaare des rey
Oh my saffron beloved,
Come to my abode.

Sajan sajan main karaan
Sajan jeev jari
Choorley per moondshaan
Aur vachaan ghari ghari.
I utter “Beloved, Beloved.”
“Beloved” is embedded on my tongue,
Shall weave his name on my bracelet,
And watch it over and over.

Kesariya baalam o’saa,
padhaaro mhaare des rey
Oh my saffron beloved,
Come to my abode.

Awan saavan keh gayo dhola
Ker gaya khol anek
Bin taagan taa gash gayee
Mhaari anganiya ree rey.
Shall come in the rains, he promised,
Played many cruel jokes on me,
Without the rope of his swing,
My courtyard is deserted.

Kesariya baalam o’saa,
padhaaro mhaare des rey
Oh my saffron beloved,
Come to my abode.

Lal Peeli Ankhiyan~Rajasthani song



Jad jad dekhoon banari lal peeli ankhiyaan
Main ko ni dara sa , bhala hi kado ankhiyaan.

(Whenever I see you, your eyes are red with anger
I am least scared of you, no matter even if you pop out your eyes).

Jaipur sheher se dhola mharo chunri ni lyave
Main ko ni orha sa, bhala hi kado ankhiyan

(You donot get me the dyed dress from Jaipur
I am not going to wear the old one, no matter even if you pop out your eyes).

Bole tou Mitho Laage –Rajasthani Folk Song


Rajasthani is my mother’s mother tongue. Although I love music from all cultures, Rajasthani music occupies a special chamber in my heart.
As Papa who was a hardcore urban Delhiite, was totally in awe with the richness of Rajasthani culture. He often repeated, “The Rajasthani desert terrain and harsh weather conditions is made bearable by its inhabitants with use of vivid colors, arresting music and affable people.

Most Rajasthani songs so easily convey passion through minimal pageantry. Here is a beautiful folk song from Rajasthan with simple lyrics that exude so much affection:

Bole to meetho laage,
[Bolti hai tou meethi lagti hai]
[When she speaks, she sounds sweet]
Hasey to pyaaro laage,
[Jab muskurati hai tou pyari lagti hai]
[When she smiles, she looks adorable]
Bethodo sove mhaare aanganey,
[Mere Aangan me baithey hue tum suhaati(achhi lagti) hai]
[She looks pleasant, sitting in my courtyard]
Saanwri surat jero jaanida mhaaro,
[Saawli surat jaisa mera yaar hai]
[Wheatish complexioned-such is my beloved]
Bethodo sove mhaara aanganey,
[Mere Aangan me baithey hue woh suhaati(achhe lagte) hai]
[She looks pleasant, sitting in my courtyard]
Allah aabaad raakhey, Maula abaad raakhey,
[Allah/Maula tum humesha khush(aabaad) rakhey]
[May Allah/God/Almighty keep her prosperous(happy) always]
Bethodo sove mhaara aanganey,
[Mere Aangan me baithey hue wo suhaati(achhi lagti) hai]
[She looks pleasant, sitting in my courtyard]

However my favourite version of this song is this one by Barmer Boys:

Preet se preet lagi, piya door dishaa mutt jana,
Baso hamari nagri mein, hum mange tum khao
Duniya bari baawli, pather poojan jaaye,
Ghar ki chakiya koi ni puje, jiska peesa khaaye !


RESHAM KA ROOMAL–ILA ARUM


AYO RE MHARO DHOLNA–RAJASTHANI SONG


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