Friday, January 6, 2012

Lohri Poems

Lots of poems have been composed over the ages celebrating the glory and the rich ancient heritage of India and poems on Lohri are no exception. These Lohri poems in Hindi or in Punjabi are very popular and are chanted by young and old during the festivities. Some poems in English are quite popular especially among the kids and are chanted in unison as these groups of children move from door to door collecting Lohri offerings. As people gather around the bonfire on the Lohri evenings, they sing and chant Lohri poems and songs.

Some of these Lohri poems for children are very ancient and tell us about the Lohri customs and traditions and some of them sing the praise and glory of the ancient hero Dulla Bhatti. Through some of the poems, people thank the Almighty for the rich harvest and pray for a bright and prosperous next year. These poems also wish the common good of the mankind and health and happiness. The poems bring hope and joy to the hearts of the people as they pray for the Lohri fire to burns away of sorrows and misfortune.

Lohri Poem

Hulle nee maiyee hulle do beri patte jhulle
Do jhul payeaan kahjurran
Khajurran suttya meva
Es munde de ghar mangeva
Es munde di voti nikdi
Oh! khandi choori, kutdi
Kut! Kut! Bharaya thaal woti bave nananaa nal
Ninaan te wadi parjaee
So kudma de ghar aayee!
mein lohri lain aayee!

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