Piya tora kaisa abhimaan

Piya tora kaisa abhimaan,

Sagan saawan laayi, kadam bahaar,
Mathura se doli laaye, chaaron kahaar

Nahi aaaye, Nahi aaaye
Kesariyaa balamaa hamaar
Angana badaa sun saan

Piya tora kaisa abhimaan

Apne nayan se, neer bahaaye
Apnee jamuna khud, aap hi banaave
Laakh baar usme hi nahaye
Poora na hoyi asnaan
Sookhe kes, rookhe bhes
Manwaa bejaan

Piya tora kaisa abhimaan

Bol sakhi kaahe kari saajo singaar
Na pahinaba ab sanaa kaanchana haar
Khali chandan lagaao angmaa hamaar
Chandan garala samaan….

-Rituparno Ghosh, ‘Raincoat’

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  1. NTT on

    I found the translation to this song, for all those who cannot understand Hindi esp. the language in this song..

    I am not a poetry person at all, but this just touches you. You totally feel the sadness.. esp the last line..

    Piya tora kaisa abhimaan,
    My lover, what is this pride of yours?
    Saghan saawan laayi, Kadam bahaar,
    Heavy clouds bring the Monsoon, making the Kadam flower bloom
    Mathura se doli laaye, chaaron kahaar
    Four Kahaars brought the palanquin from Mathura

    Nahi aaaye, Nahi aaaye
    But he did not come…
    Kesariyaa balamaa hamaar
    My dark handsome lover
    Angana badaa sun saan
    Leaving my courtyard deserted

    Piya tora kaisa abhimaan
    My lover, what is this pride of yours

    Apne nayan se neer bahaaye
    Having shed tears from your eyes
    Apni jamuna khud aap hi banaave
    You created your own river Jamuna
    Laakh baar usme hi nahaye
    Taking a bath in it a hundred thousand times
    Poora na hoyi asnaan
    But never was your bath completed
    Sookhe kes, rookhe bhes
    My hair brittle, my appearance unkempt
    Manwaa bejaan
    and my heart lifeless

    Piya tora kaisa abhimaan?
    My lover, what is this pride of yours?

    Bol Sakhi kahe kari saajo singhar
    Tell me, my friend, why should I dress up
    Na pahni ab….kaanch na haar
    I don't want to wear bangles or necklaces
    Khali chandan lagao anmaa hamaar
    Let only sandalwood paste be applied on my body
    Chandan garala samaan
    Sandlewood is like appyling poison to my body.


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