Sunder mundriye ho!
Tera kaun vicaharaa ho!
Dullah bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paatta ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
bade bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari eet!
Sanoo de de lohri te teri jeeve jodi!(Cry or howl!)
Bhaanvey ro te bhaanvey pit!
English Translation picked up from Wiki (though its best enjoyed in Punjabi) I think any translation loses a part
Sunder mundriye ho(Sunder and munder are the name of girls here)
Who will think about you
He is dulla bhatti( a dacoit like robinhood who use to loot the riches and help the poor) Dulla’s daughter got married
(Dulla bhatti help them married with their grooms by considering them his daughters) He gave 1 kg sugar!
The girl is wearing a red suit!
But her shawl is torn!
Who will stitch her shawl?!
The uncle made choori!
The landlords looted it!
Landlords are beaten up then!
Lots of innocent guys came to save
One innocent boy got left behind
The police arrested him!
The policeman hit him with a brick!
Cry or howl!
Give us lohri ..long live your couple!
Whether you cry, or bang your head later!
Happy Lohri to all… Its a festival that I love so much (but then I love almost all of them 😉 )… the bonfire… the dance around it, the rewadis, the gazaks… the popcorns… the sunder mundriye…. the hours of chat sessions of the youngsters after the elders have gone home 😉 I miss all this…
Its basically a harvest festival of Punjab and to know about what traditionally Lohri stands, its history etc Go here…
Happy Lohri… Have fun…
PS: anyone in blore willing to meet for a bonfire today mail me…. I am craving to recreate the lohri magic in banaglore