Monday, August 17, 2009

volo ha baaghvaano.......

From time to time many non Kashmiri's have used these couplets to try to create a connection with natives, even Mr Atal Bihari Vajpai opened his speech when he was visiting Kashmir as the then PM of India. the song that they choose, has a very great significance in Kashmiri history. you can this song is a freedom song, calling on the people and their leaders to rise and fight . fight to make our homeland a better place to live . this song as relevant to today's scenario as it was when it was written almost 70 years back. here i am putting in front of the translation of this Kashmiri song so that u can understand it and understand ........

Arise, O Gardener!
(volo ha baaghvaano....... )

Arise, O Gardener! And usher in the glory of a new spring.
Create conditions for 'bulbuls' (a type of bird) to
Hover over full-blown roses.

Dew bemoans the garden's desolation.
Harassed roses have torn their garments.
Infuse New life into flowers and 'bulbuls'.

Root out the stringing nettle from The garden; it will harm flowers.
Wave after wave of hyacinths are coming, let them laugh.

Total immersion in the love of the motherland behooves man.
If you create this faith, surely you shall attain your goal.

Who will free you, O 'bulbul', While you bewail in the cage?
With your hands, work out your own salvation.

Power and pelf, bounties and royal grandeur are all
Within your reach reach and grasp.
You have only to identify them.

In the garden many birds sing but their notes are varied.
May God harmonize these into one effective melody.

If you must awaken this rosy habitat, give up the harp.
Bring about earthquakes and thunder, raise a tempest.

Kashmiris' fame will again spread in the world if you
Create luminaries like Tazi Bhat, Lalitaditya and Mubarak Khan.

Official writs will again run at your will in case you
Produce a peer of Zia Bhan in this modern age.

Litterateurs of Iran will bow to you in reverence if you
Create a poet with powers of magical narration like Ghani.

O Mahjoor! You created roses in the field of poetry.
Now make a wailing 'bulbul' too in this colourful garden.

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