Bau Sarela Nritygeet : A Love Oriented Garhwali Folk Dance-Song Style –Part 1
Bau Sarela is purely love rapture oriented folk dance s-song style of Garhwal. Bau (wife of elder brother ) is symbol of love in these folk songs. These love songs are full of romance, humour, smile, pleasure, description of beuty of female and manhood of male. There were instances when the songs were found erotic too.
Now days, mostly, the Bau Sarela songs are sung and dance is performed in fair/ Mela. Bau Sarela is made of two words, Bau means – wife of elder brother and Sarela means mind. It means there is attraction for Bau.
There are two types of drama performances in the dance song sequence of Bau Sarela – face expression by actors /dancers and expression by words
Bau Sarela songs are only for showing physical beauty, physical attraction, and union of lovers.
The dances and subjects are as of Bajuband dance sequences:
'बौ सरेला' का माधुर्यपूर्ण लोक गीत
चली आ ये बौ
बिनसर को मेला आ , चली आ ये बौ
बांज की अछ्याणी मि पैलि जौंलू बौ , तू म्यार पैर पछ्याणी
हल्दी का गूंट
देश पोड़ी जौंला , बल्दू जसी जूंट
चार दिनूँ रौंद बौ या
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स्रोत्र : डा शिवा नन्द नौटियाल , गढवाल की लोक गीत , श्याम बुक देहरादून