Payali : A Garhwali Folk Song in Pandav Nrity Geet

Payali : A Garhwali Folk Song in Pandav Nrity Geet

( HimalayanTraditional Dance-Song, Folk Dance-Songs of Uttarakhand, Garhwali Folk Danceand Folk Songs)

Bhishm Kukreti

Pandav Nrity-Geet/Pandaun Dance-Song is verypopular dance-song sequence for all Garhwalis and Kumauni. In Pandau nrity-geet, the story narrators (Aujees) sing the stories of Pandavas of Mahabharata anddancers (Pashwa) dance on the music and song.

The main musicians and singers of Pnadau/Pandavnrity-geet , Pandoli nach-gan/Pandav Dance-Song are Aujees who play Dhol andDamau (drums) and Aujee sing song for Pandav nrity too.

When there is dance-song going on , inbetween the dancers take rest for the time being. At the such interval, a Pandouli(who dance or is part) comes to the Das/Aujees and request for a new Pandavstory or new music of Pandav Nrity-Geet. The request maker keeps one hand on his earand by one hand the request maker does performance by indicating the hands toAujees and sing the following type of song.

The requesting songis in figurative language and with exaggerating words

पयाळी: एक पंडौ गीत

मैछयो मेरा दामीनिंदरा भुल्युं

अरम्यारो दामी, मैछयो सियूँ -

झलाकार्या बिस्तरा , घुंघराळयाँ चारपाई

अब मेरा दामी , त्वेन लगाए मैं पराज

ढोल का शब्द , नगाड़ू की गूंज

मै आयूँ यख , धारु रड़ीक, गाडू बौगीक

अमर रयाँ भुला , तेरी पंदर पच्चीसी

आज मेरा दामी , तू मैकू

फूल सी खिलै दे -भौंर सा उडै दे

O! Dami (who playsdrum)! I was in deep sleep and had forgotten everything.

I was sleeping on afine bed sheet and the bed with small bells. In deep sleep I was senseless orunconscious.

My Dami (musicplayer) ! The words of Dhol and music of Damau reminded me Pandau song.

I came from hilltrembling from hills, came crossing the rivers.

My younger brother!You be always young (age of fifteen-twenty five ).

Hey my dami!

You make me happy as bloomedflower and as bee flies (by singing and playing new music.)

In Payali, therequesting person sings the song and Aujees play Dhol-Damau in slow rhythm .

Source: Dr Shiva NandNautiyal, Garhwal ke Lok Nrity Geet.

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