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Mahabharat Judh k Jad Chaam k Dali Nach –Gan: The Garhwali Folk Song Specifying Reason ofMahabharat Battle

Mahabharat Judh k Jad Chaam k Dali Nach –Gan: The Garhwali Folk Song Specifying Reason ofMahabharat Battle

(Folk Dance -Song of Garhwal, Traditional Dance Songs fromUttarakhand, Himalayan Folk Dance-Songs)

Bhishm Kukreti

Mahabharata has influenced Garhwal well before Mahabharata was actuallycreated because the stories of Mahabharata were there in the form of folkliterature in Garhwal too.

There is one folkdance-song of Ravain region about the reasoning of great battle Mahabharatabetween Pandavas and Kauravas. This old song states that the reason of greatestof great battles –Mahabharata between Pandavas and Kauravas was a tree ‘Cham’.The story is very interesting and tells us that most of the time the conflictbegins by petty matter than very important matters as song states:

महाभारत युद्ध का करण बतलाता लोक गीत

डाळी बडी स्वरीग नैगी, डाळी बडी स्वरिग नैगी

कौरों बोद डाळी हमारि , कौरों बोद डाळी हमारि

पंडो बोदडाळी हमारि , पंडोबोद डाळी हमारि

कौरों पंडोको झगड़ा लैगी,कौरों पंडो कोझगड़ा लैगी

डाळी होलीकौरों की, खूनलग्या धारी

डाळी होलीपंडो की, दूधभर्याँ पारी

डाळी दूखुलैगीं तोणण, डाळीदूखु लैगीं तोणण

डाळी लेगीदूध की धारी, डाळी लेगी दूधकी धारी

पंडो बोदडाळी हमारि , पंडोबोद डाळी हमारि

कौरों -पंडोको जुद्ध लैगी, कौरों -पंडो कोजुद्ध लैगी

The Cham tree istouching the high sky. Kaurav claims that the tree belongs to them. Pandavasclaim that Cham tree is their property. Kaurav and Pandavas started fighting. It was decided that if the Cham tree belongs to Kauravas , it will ooze blood and tree belongs to Pandavas , theCham tree will ooze milk. Both startedplucking leaves of Cham tree. The Cham tree started oozing milk. On the oozingmilk, Pandavas claimed about tree Cham but Kauravas started claiming about Chamtree and the battle between Pandavas and Kauravas started battling.

Source: Dr shiva Nand Nautiyal ; Garhwal ke Lok Nrity-Geet

Himalayan Folk Dance-Songs, Folk Dance -Song of Garhwal,Traditional Dance Songs from Uttarakhand, Indian Folk Dance-Songs, North Indian Folk Dance-Songs, Asian Folk Dance-Songsseries to be continued in next part

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