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I remember some time back I had put up a post in pictures that had a story on the theme Love and Dhokha – Love story – err.. maybe I clicked a few more bird pics so thought of trying another picture post that tells a story.. so here it goes ..

I feel so Alone .. Want to find someone

I feel so Alone .. Want to find someone

lets see if i can impress someone today

lets see if i can impress someone today

I can see Her coming

I can see Her coming

Is she looking at me

Is she looking at me

Here She comes

Here She comes

Come On Look at me ..

Come On Look at me ..

I will dance tooo. .can you see my Feet

I will dance tooo. .can you see my Feet

YEsss. this way This way..

YEsss. this way This way..

Do you fancy me .. Do you like what you See

Do you fancy me .. Do you like what you See

No.. She doesn't seem to be interested

No.. She doesn’t seem to be interested

I will Follow you all over

I will Follow you all over

Dont go pleaseeeeeee .. Dont Leave

Dont go pleaseeeeeee .. Dont Leave

And she walked away like she came in ..

And she walked away like she came in ..

Alas I am alone again ..

Alas I am alone again ..

Linking this to ABC Wednesday .

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Khushiyan-Khede Gidhe
Bhangre te Mele Sab ne Yaraan-beliyaan de naal

Joys, fun, dances and fairs, every celebration has been with friends

Gusse Gille Shikve
Ladaiyan te Jhagde Sab ne Yaraan-beliyaan de naal

Anger, fights and all complaints,all disagreements have been with friends

Dil Jodne-Todna Mohabbat, Pyar
Wafa te Dhokhe Sab ne Yaraan-beliyaan de naal

Broken hearts, mending love,  affection, loyalty and betrayals, all ups and downs have been shared with friends

Daroo Diyaan Shamaan
Gadi de bonnet te murge diya lataan
Bakre Bulaune te Ludiyaan Pauniya Sab ne Yaraan-beliyaan de naal

Evenings with drinks, relishing chicken legs on the car bonnets

Screaming and cheering, we have been high on friendship and danced together

Seep di baaji, Pa Hukam de Begi ch Ikka.. Tera ne Banaune..
Maar maar Thapan fer Hukam de Raje naal 26 hai Banaune
Kotpees te lai ke ikhatiyaan 7 baajiyaan Kot karne Sab ne Yaraan-beliyaan de naal

Those moments when we played card games and made a thirteen, adding a king to make a perfect twenty six

Or wind seven hands in a row, to do a KOT on the others… Every game was played in company of friends

Fad lai- Chak lai – Chadhi na – Thok de
Vekh lange, Aun de – Koi na Sab ne Yaraan-beliyaan de naal

Hold them, declare war, don’t leave them, hit them.. Worry not, Just let them come, bring it on…

All wars were fought with undying support of friends

Bas Idaan kaho Mere yaro – dosto – mitro
Ke Duniya hai Yaraan-beliyaan de naal
 
Tuhade Sab de naal
That, my friends, is the story of my life
A life that is lived for buddies and friends
My friends mean the world to me
My friends, all of you out there,
My life is with all you friends

Translation of a few other words 🙂
1. Bakre Bulaune – ( I don’t know how to convert this bakre bulauna is when drunks do burrrraaaaaaaaaaa…. )

2.. Seep di baaji, Pa Hukam de Begi ch Ikka.. Tera ne Banaune..

(Seep is a game of cards, where you count the points of the number for cards of spades.. Begi is Queen .. Ikka is Ace.. queen has 12 points and ace has one.. you add both and can pick with a King which is 13 points)

Maar maar Thapan fer Hukam de Raje naal 26 hai Banaune (so 12 + 1 + 13== makes it 26)

 

PS:- I am sorry not to have replied to all the comments .. or read the posts .. Will do them very sooon

Thursday Challenge  “MUSIC” (Bands, Musicians, Instruments, iPod, Headset,…)

I took this picture of this young man playing the traditional australian Didgeridoo

 

Didgeridoo Player

right on the pier at the sydney opera house ..  The music was beautiful , after a few seconds it actually was soothing and nice and calm …

Thursday Challenge –  “MUSIC” (Singing, Dancing, Playing, Instruments, iPods, Concerts,…)

Jahaan chaar yaar mil jayen wahin raat ho gulzaar …
jahaan chaar yaar …………

Daur chale dhoom mache ……… jahaan chaar yaaar ……..


Vaisakhi is one of the most significant days in Sikhism, It was this day in 1699, that the Khalsa was established.

I was at the Gurudwara sahib where some religious teacher was telling that When Guru Tegh Bahadur the ninth guru of sikhs was publicly beheaded by the Aurangzeb, the Mughal ruler. (Aurangzeb wanted to spread Islam in India, He was forcibly converting hindus to islam, So the Hindus got together and came to Guru Tegh Bahadur for help. and Guru Tegh Bahadur stood up for the rights of Hindus, the Mughals therefore saw him as a threat. Guru Teg Bahadur offered his life for the freedom of Hindus)

Thousands of people had gathered to see it , when the beheading took place it was chaos there, a sudden sand storm came, No one stood up to claim the body of the fallen Guru. But Bhai Jetha who was from a lower class, took advantage of it and managed to get the severed seesh (head) of Guru Tegh Bahadur to Anandpur sahib to Guru ji’s family. So when Guru Gobind Rai, then a child asked Bhai jetha how many sikhs were there, Bhai Jetha could not reply because of the chaos, sand storm and since everyone looked the same .. That is when according to this religious teacher the Guru who would become the 10th Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh, Said he would do something that a SIKH is recognised amongst millions…

and then in 1699 KHALSA was created and the 10th Guru became Guru Gobind SINGH from Guru Gobind RAI…

on March 30, 1699 hundreds of thousands of people gathered at Anandpur Sahib for Vaisakhi and Guru’s blessing, Guru Gobind Rai came out of the tent carrying an unsheathed sword. He gave a powerful speech to infuse courage amongst fellowmen. At the end of the speech he said that every great deed was preceded by equally great sacrifice and demanded that anyone prepared to give his life come forward. On the Guru’s third call, a young man offered himself. The Guru took the man inside a tent and reappeared alone with a bloodied sword. Guru Gobind Singh asked for another volunteer. This was repeated another four times until a total of five Sikhs had gone into the tent with the Guru. Everyone present was worried and though that Guru Gobind Singh has killed five Sikhs. At this point Guru presented all the five men before the people. Every one present was surprised to see all five men alive and wearing turbans.

These five men were called Panj Piara or ‘Beloved Five’ by the Guru. He then proclaimed that the Panj Pyare would be the embodiment of the Guru himself:

“Where there are Panj Pyare, there am I. When the Five meet, they are the holiest of the holy.”

And so, as it was carried out on that historic day, the ceremony of Pahul continues to this day. The Guru regarded the Panj Piaras as the first members of the Khalsa and the embodiment of the Guru himself. With the constitution of the Panj Pyare the high and low castes were amalgamated into one as among the original Panj Pyare, there was one Khatri, shopkeeper; one Jat, farmer; one Chhimba, calico printer; one Ghumar, water-carrier; and one Nai, a barber. The Guru gave the surname of Singh (Lion) to every Sikh and also took the name for himself. From Guru Gobind Rai he became Guru Gobind Singh. This was seen as a great step in national integration because society at that time was divided on the basis of religion, caste and social status.

Guru Gobind Singh also bestowed on Khalsa, the unique Sikh identity. He directed Sikhs to wear five K’s: Kesh or long hair, Kangha or comb, Kripan or dagger, Kachha or shorts and a Kara or bracelet. Guru Gobind Singh also discontinued the tradition of Gurus and asked all Sikhs to accept the Granth Sahib as their eternal guide. He urged them to come to him with their hair and beard unshorn to get baptized by the sword, and So the KHALSA was Born ..

A VERY HAPPY VAISAKHI TO ALL…

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

HAPPY LOHRI .