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Monday, November 2, 2009

Garhwali, Kumaoni, Himalayan Literature

Sachidanand Kandpal: A Garhwali language poet of love, nature and humour
Bhishma Kukreti

Sachidanand Kandpal created hundred of Garhwali language poems and his poems are the poems related to love rapture, depicting geographical beauty of Garhwal and many poems are humorous too. The poems of Kandpal have clear visible influence of spirituality too.
Sachidanand Kandpal was born in 1930 , in Ghatudi village , Dasjyula Nagpur of Chamoli Garhwal, Uttarakhand , Himalaya.
After post graduating , Sachidanand Kandpal joined education department in Himachal Pradesh and had been professor in government colleges till his retirement. Sachidanand was learned person and has great knowledge about astrology, Vedic philosophy and Sanskrit classics.
Sachidanand created hundred of poems in Garhwali. Around eighties , Kandpal published his first collection of Garhwali poetries -’Raibar. Bahuguna (1981) informed from the source of Kandpal that ‘Ghunghyat’, ‘ Banjai Fanki’, ‘Khubsat’, Gumnat’, and ‘Khajyali’ collections of poetries were being published very soon.
Sachidanand Kandpal created various types of poems such as narrating landscape of Garhwal and its beauty, poems about worldly love and eternal love , spiritual, philosophical and humorous poetries. The poetries of Kandpal are sophisticated in terms of language and weaving the words. Kandpal is expert of imagery poems. However, the poems of Sachidanand Kandpal are easily understandable. The dialects of Chamoli Garhwal are also commonly used by Sachidanand :
Goad ma swani laguli ka phool dwee khilyan chha
Parvaton ka beech baun ma mull mulki hainsana chha
Udmada yauvan bharyan dwee lair ma apni chadhik
Hainsana chha bat gupchup pyar ki apni kaurik

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, Mumbai, India, 2009