Shivanand Pandey ‘Premesh’ : Garhwali Language Poet of Spirituality and Emotions
Shivanand pandey ‘Premesh’ is famous for his inspiring , emotional, spiritual, poetries in Garhwali and at the same time showing the reality of political and bureaucratic corruptions at low level in the rural Garhwal.
Shivanand Pandy was born in 1933 in a Himalayan village Toranu , Khas Patti of Tihri Garhwal. Since, Shivanand belongs to the area of Chandrabadani temple , Shivanand is influences by spiritual importance of Chandravadani and the influence is visible in his poems.
Shivanand Pandey published two collections of Garhwali language poems - ‘Ujjyali’ and ‘Chandravadani Chalisa’.
In ‘Ujjyali, most of the poems of Shivanand are related to subjects of rural Garhwal and most of the poems are inspirational ones, as:
Gadhwali gaurav tab dainu holu
Jab bhala sahitya ka srijan holu
The poems of Sivanand Pandey ass ‘Chal beta gahr jaula’ are also inspirational . Many poems as ‘ gadhdesi yojana’ deal with wrong happenings in Garhwal and he showed the discriminations by planning officers for Garhwal and carrying out more developmental works in the plains than hilly areas :
Sabhi bharti yojana aundi rain
Gadhdesi yojna tapraundi rain
Swatantrata prakash maidani raige
Pyaru Garhwal hamari ini raige
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