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Song Name: Syama Piya More Ranga De Cunariya

Official Name: None

Author: Mira Bai

Book Name: None

Language: Hindi

 

LYRICS:

(refrain)

śyāma pīyā more rańga de cunariyā

 

(1)

aisī rangade ke rańga nāhī chūte

dhobiyā dhoye cāhe yeh sārī umariyā

 

(2)

lāl rańgāuń maiń harī rańgāuń

apane rańga meń rangade cunariyā

 

(3)

binā rańgāye main to ghar nahī jāuńgī

bīt jāye cāhe yeh sārī umariyā

 

(4)

jal se patalā kaun hai

kaun bhūmī se bhārī

kaun agana se tej hai

kaun kājala se kārī

 

(5)

jala se patalā jāna hai

aur pāpa bhūmī se bhārī

krodha agana se teja hai

aur ik kalańka kājala se kārī

 

(6)

mīrā ke prabhu giridhara nāgara

prabhu caraṇana meń

hari caraṇana meń

śyāma caraṇana meń lāgī najarīyā

 

TRANSLATON

(Refrain): Oh Dearest Loved Syama, Please color our chunaris.

 

1) Please color the chunaris that they will never fade, no matter if the washer washes it for my entire life.

 

2) I dont want it red, nor do I want it green. I want it to the color of You, the color of Syama!

 

3) Without having it colored, I will not return home, even if I have to wait my entire life.

 

4) What is the lighter than water? What is lower than the earth? What is hotter than fire? What is the destruction of light?

 

5) Knowledge (jnana) is lighter than water. Sin is lower than earth. Anger is hotter than fire, and lust is the destruction of light.

 

6) The Lord of Mira, the courtly Giridhara, feels very close to the Lotus feet of the Lord, Hari, Syama!

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This very popular bhajan written by Mira Bai was the second track of the Golden Avatara tape Bhajan Sandhya by Anup Jalota. It was rendered in Raga Kirvani in Kaherva Tala.

 

UPDATED: July 10, 2009