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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mahabharat Judh k Jad Chaam k Dali Nach –Gan: The Garhwali Folk Song Specifying Reason of Mahabharat Battle


(Folk Dance -Song of Garhwal, Traditional Dance Songs from Uttarakhand, Himalayan Folk Dance-Songs)

                              Bhishm Kukreti
                    Mahabharata has influenced Garhwal well before Mahabharata was actually created because the stories of Mahabharata were there in the form of folk literature in Garhwal too.
  There is one folk dance-song of Ravain region about the reasoning of great battle Mahabharata between Pandavas and Kauravas. This old song states that the reason of greatest of great battles –Mahabharata between Pandavas and Kauravas was a tree ‘Cham’. The story is very interesting and tells us that most of the time the conflict begins by petty matter than very important matters as song states:
    महाभारत युद्ध का करण बतलाता लोक गीत

             डाळी बडी स्वरीग नैगीडाळी बडी स्वरिग नैगी
             कौरों बोद डाळी हमारि , कौरों बोद डाळी हमारि
            पंडो बोद डाळी हमारि , पंडो बोद डाळी हमारि
             कौरों पंडो को झगड़ा लैगीकौरों पंडो को झगड़ा लैगी
            डाळी होली कौरों कीखून लग्या धारी
            डाळी होली पंडो कीदूध भर्याँ पारी
            डाळी दूखु लैगीं तोणणडाळी दूखु लैगीं तोणण
            डाळी लेगी दूध की धारी , डाळी लेगी दूध की धारी
            पंडो बोद डाळी हमारि , पंडो बोद डाळी हमारि
            कौरों -पंडो को जुद्ध लैगी , कौरों -पंडो को जुद्ध लैगी
 The Cham tree is touching the high sky. Kaurav claims that the tree belongs to them. Pandavas claim that Cham tree is their property.  Kaurav and Pandavas started fighting.  It was decided that if the Cham tree belongs to Kauravas , it will  ooze blood and tree belongs to Pandavas , the Cham tree will ooze milk.  Both started plucking leaves of Cham tree. The Cham tree started oozing milk. On the oozing milk, Pandavas claimed about tree Cham but Kauravas started claiming about Cham tree and the battle between Pandavas and Kauravas started battling.
 Source: Dr shiva Nand Nautiyal ; Garhwal ke Lok Nrity-Geet
Himalayan Folk Dance-Songs, Folk Dance -Song of Garhwal, Traditional Dance Songs from Uttarakhand, series to be continued in next part
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