Lilanand Raturi : A Garhwali Language Versifier
Lilanand Raturi is called the poet of satire and for matching directive style.
Lilanand Raturi is born on 1st December 1961 in a remote village of Garhwal Himalaya.
Raturi is graduate in Sanskrit and B.Ed.
By profession, Lilanand Raturi is Karmkandi Brahmin and his profession helps Raturi to know more about the changes taking place nearby him in Garhwal.
Lilanand Raturi dreams for benefits to all human beings and living organisms and this his desires is seen in his poems.
Lilanand Raturi wrote and published tens of Garhwali poems in regional papers of Uttarakhand . Akashvani has been relaying his poems regularly for many years.
Athwad, Unnati, Bingi Le, Devtaun ma Farak, Madad, Tum Lautik apna Gadhdesh ava are his very famous poems
Raturi writes satire like the following poem:
Paili chhayo amol jamano
Mulak ma neta kul dwee-char
Aj hwai ggyai Sikhs hit jamano
Neta hwai gain gaun guthyar
Lilanand Raturi uses symbols and imagery for explaining his views through Garhwali poems. Many poems of Lilanand Raturi are nearer to philosophies and ritual acts of Garhwal .The poet seems to be angry on the wrong happenings in the society but Raturi shows his anger mildly and subtle way in his poems.
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