Kardhaniya

This song is our rendition of a Bundelkhandi lok-geet. It tells the story of a young bride discontent with her nieghbours and request her husband to bring her a Kardhaniya(waist-chain).


Saiyan lai de kardhaniya, mangayi de kardhaniya
Saiyan lai de kardhaniya, mai tope birjhi

Saiyan lai de kardhaniya, mangayi de kardhaniya
Saiyan lai de kardhaniya, mai tope birjhi

Juan me dhar gayi bindiya mori ab lau nai uthaayi,
choodhi bangri kangna ke bin, choodhi bangri kangna ke bin
sooni lage kalayi,

bik gayi naak ki nathuniya, haan naak ki nathuniya
Saiyan lai de kardhaniya,main tope birjhi

Champa chanda ke gharwale aise mile kamaau
Champa chanda ke ghar wale aise mile kamau
mori aisi kismat aisi phooti, mori kismat aisi phooti
mil gaye khau udhaau

Kore dekhat ke chikaniya, haan dekhat ke chikaniya,
saiyan lai de kardhaniya, mai tope birjhi.

Saiyan lai de kardhaniya, mangayi de kardhaniya,
mohe layi de kardhaniya, mai tope birjhi.

Main to thehri gaon ki gori, tu to saiyaan sehri,
ek baar main tore raaj, han ek baar main tore raaj,

Kardhaniya maine pehni.

Oo banke aayi jab dulhaniya, ban aayi jab dulhaniya,
main tope birjhi, 

Saiyaan laide kardhaniya, mangaide kardhaniya.
Mohe laide kardhaniya, main tope birjhi. 

 

Chaar Hazaari - Kardhaniya