Sunder Mundriye – Lohri- Bhangra Time Tomorrow

Posted: January 12, 2010 in Bhangra, Bonfire, Dance, Festivals, India

Sunder mundriye HO

Tera kaun wicahara hoe! Dullah bhatti walla ho!
Dullahe di dhee vyayae ho!

Ser shakkar payee ho! Kudi da laal pachaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paatta ho! Salu kaun samete!
Mamhe choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
Zamindaar sudhaye!
bade bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee pakad ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari eet!
Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!
Paheenve ro te phannve pit! “

13th January Lohri day… I would have got up early… worn nice new clothes… met up with my friends and then house to house… singing the above song demanding some gift. We would get money or sweets… Money usually…Imagine the beat of the DHOL… with a group of people singing the above song, the bhangra included…

The house that gave money was blessed by US by

“Dabba bharaya leera da”
“Ai ghar ameera da”

The house that did not got

“Hukka bhai Hukkaa”
“Ai ghar bhukka”

My grandfather would give me the traditional 500Rs and my sisters 500Rs, and my beautiful sister would always give her share to me… so I would have a 1000 to start with… the other one is a miser and doesn’t love me that much ch ch ch ch 😦 So she keeps her money.

My dad is a miser he would not give :), mum would give though depending on how much she has… I bet if mum was not at home a lot of the above Hukka bhai hukka was sung in front of our house he he he … I am just kidding

Then neighbours, The house of the left an old lady lives, She would have a bowl full of sweets ready, I will go and ring her bell, she would say “KHULA HAI”.. Then a crisp 100Rs note and a bowl of sweets and TONS AND TONS OF WISHES, blessings…

Then the neighbours on the right now this is a tussle, because they have two sons, a year younger than me , the tussle is no one wants to go first because its POLITICS .. Yes … religion main bhi POLITICS hai… look the ones who go first will get money so the other set of parents will have to match it… So it’s always hoping they go first so we can tell my dad to give bit more to them… hence we get the same when we go to their house… Yeah you see POLITICS works everywhere 🙂

The house right opposite us, were one of those misers too, hardly saw lights on in that house, I think the owners were in states, only a caretaker was there.. So nothing from there…

By then it would be college time, oh yes holiday-no holiday, festival – no festival, College is a must… and why not cause everyone in the group will be there so meeting up time, meet up then the planning starts how to go about celebrating it, first sukhi’s , then vikrams, then mine and so on.. Evening comes we go for a gedi first in different parts of the city people have organized things, visit them have some fun… a few drinks here and there… Then reach home, Dad always had a big BIG pile of wood… (On second thoughts I think that’s why he did not give money he is saving all that to buy all this wood, or ordering the poor maali to break some from the trees 🙂 a well Now I know )

Lit the fire, have the dholi beat the dhol… dance around the fire eat the sweets The gachaks, Rewadi’s , nuts , next door neighbours would come a few other friends make a night out of it .. Dancing- singing … then once exhausted just sit around the fire till late in night just chatting…

Oh Sunder mundriye hoye!
Tera kaun wicahara hoye!
Dullah bhatti walla hoye!
Dullahe di dhee vyayae hoye!
Ser shakkar payee hoye!

HAPPY LOHRI EVERYONE…. Have a blast .. EAT – DRINK and BE MERRY… Enjoy


  1. Insignia says:

    Those were some sweet reminisces. Its Pongal in South India. As kids, we burnt all old things on first day, that is on 13th, and the next day was the D Day, new clothes, sweets, sugar cane…But now, its all lost. Fast life, any spare time, sleep….zzz….Happy Lohri 🙂 Have fun!


  2. Gaurav says:

    Happy Lohri!I didn't know that festival. It must be a very joyful festival.Here in Maharashtra (India) we have the Makar Sankranti on the 14th Jan.I think both are similar festivals.


  3. Harman says:

    Nice!! ..lohri..gedi..u had all fun..thats how lohri is celebrated in punjab..but u remember the song so ..well !!!I am surprised…happy lohri to you as well..


  4. BK Chowla says:

    Happy Lohri to all our friends living outside the country.God bless.


  5. Ur blog reminds me of childhood days. Then I used to celebrate Lohri in that way, u had described. I love to sing Lohri songs. Happy Lohri. 🙂


  6. Madhu says:

    u a Punjabi eh?? Well yeah, i am a tamilian and its pongal here..kites,great food and sugarcane to top it all..But we do share the bonfire thing in common..:) Happi lohri..:)thanks for droppin by my blog and for those valuable comments..hopin to see u around soon..:)


  7. Babli says:

    Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. I will definitely post some non-veg recipes and you can go through all my previous recipes in which non-veg recipes are also there.I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful post. I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter.


  8. Anonymous says:

    Lohri do bhai Lohri.. dulla bhatti wala … Happy lohri and Maghi da mahina starts today … Happy lohri to everyone … What you going to do … Jas here.. Ajay landing on 16th here :).. Pick your phone tooo


  9. Smita says:

    Wow.. that was such a wonderful post 🙂 reminds me of all the festivals that I spent with my family. Happy Lohri to u btw 🙂 and to everyone else!!GOD BLESS!!


  10. ajay says:

    Happy Lohri to you.. Traitor.. Talk soon I am online Are you


  11. Tulika says:

    Still Lohri here .. Happy Lohri nice article. WE missed you. and yes happy new year to you. and happy everything to everyone. Seems you had fun. Love you


  12. Neha says:

    Hey Bikram,hope you have had a great day yesterday…how was ur Lohri celebration? today is Makar the sky here is colourful with lots of kites flying 🙂


  13. Bikram says:

    Hey all.. @insignia:- Thanks and Happy pongol to you.. So you get to celebrate it TWO days in a row.. wow thats lucky … @Gaurav:- thanks mate, and i know maharashtra 🙂 yeah lohri is basically start of harvest and happy time. its got a lot history and stuff associated to it. yeah probably they are same .. just different names i guess. @Harman:- Thanks and happy lohri to you to, yeah we celebrated but now i miss it, many of my friends are now in usa a few in india, I dont know why i came ot UK, shud have travellend another 7-8 hours and reached USA. would have done the same there tooo.. @Chowla sir Happy lohri to you too and everyone around you. @Chandrika Shubham Happy Lohri to you tooo.. thanks for the visit and comment please brign them on …@Madhu :- Yeah i am a punjabi, Happy pongal then, hope you are having a great time .. Kites wow We have that during Vaisakhi time in april.. Happy lohri to you tooo, thanks for your comments DO keep visitng and dropping the lovely comments :)@Babli:- thanks for the lovely coment and Many thanks for following it now.. My sisters name is also bably and she too is in australia. oooh yes get those recipes coming … @JAS:- thank juuuu and i did pick the phone. you did not speak. 16th is coming oh man i wish i cud turn up.. All that fun i am missing.. @Smita:- happy lohri to you too my dear and this is not BTW.. @Ajay:- how is maldives, what u doing online. @Tulika:- Cheena baby thank you for the lovely comment.. how is it going. Love you tooo@Neha:- hey neha, yes lohri was fine , as fine it could be away from own country. HAppy makar sankranti.. Kites i love them .. thanks for the commentThank you all who visited and read my article. Thank you


  14. Anonymous says:

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