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Monday, March 26, 2012

Ornaments, Gems, Jewels and Jewelry in Garhwali Folk Songs


Notes on Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Garhwali Folk songs, Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Uttarakhandi Folk songs, Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Himalayan Folk songs Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Indian Folk songs, Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Asian Folk songs
                                                  Bhishma Kukreti  
                 Ornaments, gems Jewels, and Jewelry attract women the most all over world. That is the reason that ornaments, gems, Jewels, and Jewelry  are found in  folk songs or traditional poems of all languages of all times.
                 There is folk saying about ornaments, gems, Jewels, and Jewelry among Miao people an ethnic group of China that attractiveness of golden pheasants lies in their feathers and beauty of Miao community girls lie in their silver ornaments.
    A folk song of Chinese ethnic group Dong people describes ornaments, gems, Jewels, and Jewelry as follows -
  I cannot leave you, what should I do?
 I offer my golden pins to you
I cannot leave you, what should I do?
 I offer my silver Xangdi to you
              The translator and introducer Yand Haixia (dong) of the above folk poem  provides the list of ornaments, gems, Jewels, and Jewelry as bracelets, silver earrings, golden rings, horse mounting robe, etc in this Chinese ethnic folk song.
                      Jonathan H.X. Lee and K.M. Nadeau provide many examples of folk songs which speak about Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in their famous book ‘Encyclopedia of Asian American folklore and Folk life’.
  A  Kapampangan folk song ‘Atin Cu Pung  Singsing’ is about a costly ring.

                              Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Garhwali Folk Songs

               There are many Garhwali folk songs which narrate about ornaments, jewels   and jewelry. For example, there is mention of Radhakahndi traditional song as
                      राधा कृष्ण नाचगाण कु गीत





कृष्णतेरा खुटुका घुंघुरू बाजा,छनना , छनना , छन-छन
     तूभली छै बांदाराधा छनना , छननाछन-छन.
राधातू बडीहौन्सिया कन्हया , छनना , छननाछन-छन
    भलो विराजदेंदा हाथ की वान्सु ळी , छननाछनना , छन-छन
कृष्ण : तेरा मुंडकि लटूली उड़ीनसररा , सररा सरसर
      तू बडीरंगीली राधा छननाछनना , छन-छन
राधा : मेरो दिललागी कन्हैयात्वेपरफरराफ़ररा फरफर
     तू बड़ोहिन्सौण्या कन्हैया , सररा , सररा सरसर
कृष्ण : तेरी नथुलीबुलाक हिली , झलला,झलला झल-झल
      तू मेरीदिल कि पियारीसररा , सररा सरसर
राधा : तेरी गौडियों कीघांडी बाजि , ठननाठनना ठन-ठन
     उनि मुरलीकी सोर बाजिहरराहररा , हरहर
कृष्ण : राधा कीगागर फूटी .ठननाठनना ठन-ठन
     बैठी ग्याईराधा रुण , आंसूऐना तरर , तररतर तर
राधा : तीन मुरलीबजाई , छनना , छननाछन-छन
    तब दौड़ीऐग्युं मीहीरिरि,हीरिरि , हिर-हिर


कृष्ण : तेरा खुटुका घुंघुरू बाजा,छनना , छनना , छन-छन
      तू फूलूँमाकी फूल राधाछनना , छनना , छन-छन
(Song source- Dr Nautiyal)
  There are other folk songs which talk about ornaments, jewels   and jewelry as
तेरा खुटु कि पाजवी बाजली छमा छम
हिट ले धमधम
  The following Garhwali traditional song talks about neck ornaments as -
गाडे जालो गुलबंद को नगीना
त्वे तैं मेरी सासू ब्वार्युं की अगीना
  (Collection by Kukreti)                
        Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Folk Songs of Rawain Region of Garhwal
    The following folk song of Rawain region of Garhwal is sung at the time of marriage ceremony. The folk song of Rawain, Garhwal narrates about various ornaments, gems, jewels and jewelry required for the bride from her father side-

               रवाईं क्षेत्र के लोक गीतों में गहने आभूषण

मुई देण बा लो कानू की लाबी
मुई देण बा लो हाथूं की पोंछी
मुई देण बा लो नाक नथूलू
मुई देण बा लो लांबी बिसार
मुई देण बा लो शीशफूल सुहाग
मुई देण बा लो जेवरूं की खाण
(Source- Dr Naudiyal)

                       The above examples show that ornaments, gems, jewels and jewelry are commonly found in folk songs of each region and there are many folk songs of Garhwal which narrate about ornaments, gems, jewels and jewelry abundantly.

Reference:
1-Dr Shiva Nand Nautiyal, Shyam Chham Ghunghuru Bajlaa
2- Dr Jagdish Naudiyal Uttarkahnd ki Sanskritik Dharohar  

Copyright@ Bhishm Kukreti, Mumbai

Notes on Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Garhwali Folk songs, Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Uttarakhandi Folk songs, Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Himalayan Folk songs Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Indian Folk songs, Ornaments, Jewels   and Jewelry in Asian Folk songs to be continued…….