Babul Tum Bagiyaa Ke Taruvar (Gopal Singh Nepali, Dharmyug 1957)

My mother quotes from this beautiful poem all the time. Her favorite lines:

Dekha jo sasural pahunchkar, to duniya hi nyari thi

Phoolon sa tha desh hara, par kaanto ki phulwari thi

Kehne ko saare apne the

Par din dopahar ke sapne the

Mili naam par komalta ke, kewal naram kankadiyaan re

 

I found it beautiful and always wanted to read the whole poem. Ma remembers only these lines. So, the search started. The poem was published more than fifty years ago in Dharmyug in 1957 and i could not find it on internet or in published anthologies. Finally, my dad obtained it from Nepali’s daughter-in-law who is trying to set-up an institution to preserve his works.

I am mighty pleased today as i post it on this blog. I love hindi but i have not learned Devnagri typing. Readers will have to read it in Roman script, which is inconvenient. Apologies! Also a couple of lines are missing from the 8th stanza of the poem. My dad photo-copied it from a photo-copied version he obtained from Nepali’s daughter-in-law. These lines were not clear in the original copy itself. If anyone remembers the missing lines, please do write to me.

 

Babul tum bagiya ke taruvar, ham taruvar ki chidiyaan re

Dana chugte ud jaayen ham, piya milan ki ghadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

Babul tum bagiya ke taruvar…….

Aankhon se aansoo nikle to peechhe take nahi mudke

Ghar ki kanya ban ka panchhi, firein na daali se udke

Baaji haari hui triya ki

Janam-janam saugaat piya ki

Babul tum goonge naina, ham aanso ki fuljhadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Hamko sudh na janam ke pehle, apni kahan ataari thi

Aankh khuli to nabh ke neeche, ham the god tumhaari thi

Aisa tha wah rain-basera

Jahan saanjh bhi lage savera

Babul tum giriraj Himalaya, ham jharnon ki kadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Chhitraaye nau lakh sitaare, teri nabh ki chhaya mein

Mandir-moorat, teerath dekhe, hamne teri kaaya mein

Dukh mein bhi hamne sukh dekha

Tumne bas kanya mukh dekha

Babul tum kulvansh kamal ho, ham komal pnkhudiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Bachpan ke bholepan par jab, chhitke rang jawani ke

Pyas preeti ki jaagi to ham, meen bane bin paani ke

Janam-janam ke pyase naina

Chahe nahin kunwaare rehna

Babul dhoondh firo tum hamko, ham dhoondhe bawariya re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Chadhti umar badhi to kul-maryada se ja takrayi

Pagdi girne ke dar se, duniya ja doli le aayi

Man roya, goonji shehnai

Nayan bahein, chunri pehnayi

Pehnayi chunri suhaag ki, ya daali hathkadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Mantra padhe sau sadi purane, reet nibhai preet nahi

Tan ka sauda kar ke bhi to, paya man ka meet nahi

Gaan phool sa, kaante pag mein

Jag ke liye jiye ham jag mein

Babul tum pagdi samaj ke, ham path ki kankadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Maang rachi aansoo ke upar, ghoonghat geeli aankhon par

Byah naam se yah leela zaahir karwayi laakhon par

…..

….

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Neh laga to naiihar chhoota, piya mile bichhudi sakhiyaan

Pyar batakar peer mili to neer banin footi aankhiyaan

Hui chalakar chaal purani

Nayi jawani paani paani

Chali manane chir vasant mein, jyon sawan ki jhadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Dekha jo sasural pahunchkar, to duniya hi nyari thi

Phoolon sa tha desh hara, par kaanto ki phulwari thi

Kehne ko saare apne the

Par din dopahar ke sapne the

Mili naam par komalta ke, kewal naram kankadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

 

Ved shashtra the likhe purush ke, mushkil tha bachkar jaana

Haara daanv bacha lene ko, pati ko parmeshwar jaana

Dulhan banker diya jalaya

Dasi banker ghar bar chalaya

Maa banker mamta baanti to, mahal bani jhonpadiya re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Man ki sez sula priyatam ko, deep nayan ka mand kia

Chhuda jagat se apne ko, sindur bindu mein band kia

Zanzeeron mein baandha tan ko

Tyag-raag se saadha man ko

Panchhi ke ud jaane par hi, kholi nayan kiwadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Janam lia to jale pita-maa, yauvan khila nanad-bhabhi

Byah racha to jala muhalla, putra hua to bandhya bhi

Jale hriday ke andar naari

Us par bahar duniya saari

Mar jaane par bhi marghat mein, jal-jal uthi lakadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

 

Janam-janam jag ke nakhre par, saj-dhajkar jaayen vaari

Fir bhi samjhe gaye raat-din ham tadan ke adhikaari

Pehle gaye piya jo hamse

Adham bane ham yahan adham se

Pehle hi ham chal basein, to fir jag baatein rewadiyaan re

Ud jaayen to laut na aayen, jyon moti ki ladiyaan re

33 Responses to “Babul Tum Bagiyaa Ke Taruvar (Gopal Singh Nepali, Dharmyug 1957)”

  1. shashi rai Says:

    I too hv heard a lot about Nepalijee from my papa and i remember kavivar Nepali Path in Bettiah and when i wl go to bettiah next time i wd b visiting tht place again

    I remember two lines and i recite it whenever think about the socio political condition of our country

    JAB TAK DUR KUTI KE GHERO SE AAJADI KI PARIBHASHA HAI
    EK TANTRA KAHO YA LOKTANTRA, YEH SAARA TANTRA TAMASHA HAI

  2. shashi rai Says:

    but these lines which i mentioned in my earlier comment is not fill ups for ‘Babul Tum Bagiya ke Taruvar’

  3. Jaywant P Singh Says:

    I am told that my family is related to Prof. Gopal Singh Nepali. I would really like to know more about him and his family so that I can locate my roots. Any useful conbtacts, addresses, phone numbers would be gratefully accepted jps

    • shyam kishore singh Says:

      Dear jaywant ji,
      Nepali ji from betiah, Bihar. His family came from nepal.
      his younger brother bum singh nepali , football player .

  4. SanJay RajGuru Says:

    This is such a telling depiction of the life and times of women from a bygone era, though some of it may still be relevant today.
    My mother knows this poetry and has also written prose for the same magazine Dharmayug much later.
    She suggests a correction in one of the verses where it should read “jab baantein rewadiyan re” as in distribution of sweets, in the penultimate line.

    keep up the good work.
    Raj

  5. प्रियंकर Says:

    Famous bhajan ‘darshan do ghanshyam nath mori ankhiyaan pyaasee re’ is written by Gopal Singh Nepali only for the film Narsi Bhagat(1957). It was sung by Hemant Kumar, Sudha Malhotra and Manna Dey. Music director was Ravi . But in a recent film ( slumdog millionaire) it is wrongly credited to Surdas . the language of the bhajan which is khari boli Hindi itself clears the doubt, if there is any .

  6. प्रियंकर Says:

    You can listen the above-mentioned bhajan here :

    http://www.esnips.com/doc/a6dd9cee-0c48-4a79-b784-a34ea4ff026a/Hemant-Kumar–Sudha-Malhotra—Narsi-Bhagat-(1957)—Darshan-Do-Ghanshyam

  7. Ranjeet Kapoor Says:

    बोहोत मर्मस्पर्शी कविता है बंधू ….
    पता नहीं पढ़ते हुए क्यूँ मेरी आँखें झरने लगीं..
    इतना सुन्दर … क्या कहूँ….

  8. Deepak Says:

    THis is a really nice poem, you have done a gr8 job of posting it,
    thanks for the post

  9. ram Says:

    Nice work…….
    Do visit http://www.taruvar.com

  10. Gopal Krishna Trivedi Says:

    I had the original cutting from Dharmyug. I somehow missed it. and was in search of this poem for more than 25 yrs. I was overjoyed when I saw it in this blog only yesterday. This is a marvellously put tale of an indian woman. I very well remember the two missing lines. They are:-
    Guriyan khel barhe ham phir bhi, duniyan samjhe guriyaan

  11. Gopal Krishna Trivedi Says:

    We loved the poems of Nepaliji. Among other poems, this was our favourite. I kept the cutting from Dharmyug (1957) but somehow lost it. I was in search of this for long, for more than 25 years. my joy new no bounds as a friend of mine showed me this poem on your site only yesterday. I very much remember the two lines that are missing in this reproduction. They are:-
    Guriyan khel barhe ham phir bhi duniyan samjhe guriyan.
    Have you also got two other poems “o rahi dilli jana to kahna apni sarkar se, charkha chalta hai hathon se, shasan chalta talwar se” and “bhoodan ke yachak se” I f so kinly add on your website. Many thanks.

  12. Space heater Says:

    ihhpaoortqufiwbfgenf, space heater, NwEejth.

  13. Acarya Says:

    the poems by Sri Gopal Singh Nepali jii are rare& mystical and I want to know about this poem–Andheri Nisha Men nadi Ke Kinare dhadhaki kisi ki chita jal rahi hai.chita par kisi ka madhur pyar jalta,jali ja rahi hai kisi ki bharen. please complete this poem.thanks.

  14. AASHUTOSH SINGH Says:

    WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SONG
    ANDHERI NISHA ME NADI KE KINARE DHADAK KAR KISI KI CHITA JAL RAHI HAI………………………PLZZZ HELP

  15. Anil Anal Says:

    Avinash,
    The missing lines – as per my records of the poem – are:

    Jo ghunghat se dar-dar jhaanke
    Varaa use baaje bajwaa ke
    Gudiyaa khel badhe ham, phirbhee duniyaa samajhe gudiyaa re

    I’m told that when Nepalijee recited this poem at a Motihari kavi sammelan, there was a pin-drop-silence throughout the recital – lashed with occasional ‘siskiyaan’.

    cheers!

  16. Manoj Chouhan Says:

    It is an awesome creation of Gopali Ji, Each and Every line of this poem is strikingly sharp and sinking deep into the heart. I just amazed, How Gopal Ji had managed to pull together a train of emotions from the life of a woman. I feel, having the context of daughter is the most touchy part of this poem.

    http://www.kavitakosh.org/ is a very fine collection of poetry. In case you are not aware of.

    Here, I found ‘Babul Tum Bagiyaa Ke Taruvar’ in Devnagri. Unfortunately the requested missing stanza is still missing from this as well.

    Thanks for introducing me to Gopal Ji’s Poems.

  17. manish Says:

    i want to know about the song nadi ke kinare dhadk kar kisi ki chita jal rhi h. plz help me……….

  18. Phalgun Tripathi Says:

    Maine “Naari” Vishay pe isse achhi kavita nahi padhi , iske baad mujhe Dr. Amar Pratap Verma Ki “Naari” Vishay par Kavita behad pasand hai

  19. skeptic (@caarvaak) Says:

    I remember him for his aarti in naag panchmii (1953).

    The devotees, especially of shiv-shankar will like to watch these two videos -

    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlofpjcXzJE (Original)
    2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoOJAix56fs – a version by T-Series

    Don’t forget to read comments on the videos.

  20. aparna Says:

    hi,
    maine aaj hi nepali ji ke baare mein thoda bahot jaana par ye kavita pad kar to man bhar aaya,ek purush jisne naari samvedana ko itni marmsparshi tarike se ukera hai… i loved it ……

  21. Amresh kumar jha Says:

    Mast kam kiye h.pade to dil pagal ho gaya.bahut dinon se iski khoj thi. Kya aap inkh “teri muskan badi sundar ” & “sukh rahi h boti -boti,milti nahi h ghas ki roti ” uplabdh kara sakte h ?

  22. nutan sharma Says:

    When i was a little girl dharm yug was my Favorited…..this poem & badnam rehe batmar………..only two lines i could remember.
    now it’s great to see whole the poem in front of me..thanks.

  23. sanjay singh Says:

    very nice poem of gopal singh nepali

  24. sanjay singh Says:

    very nice

  25. shakil Says:

    Sir thank u
    Mai bettiah se hun gopali ji kavita net pe dekh achcha laga
    mai koshish ksrunga ki jald u tube par iska vedio uplabdh kara saku.
    Gopali ji k shan me ek sher
    ye bettiah ki khuli fizan me mahak rahi khushbu e nepali
    salam karta hun us zami ko jahan pe paida huwe nepli

  26. devendra raghuvanshi Says:

    apka pryas adbhut hai meri or se hardik subhkamana

  27. devendra raghuvanshi Says:

    aap ka kary bahut hi prasanshaniy hai

  28. Satish Says:

    यदि किसी के पास निम्नलिखित कविता पूरी उपलब्ध हो तो कृपया
    यहाँ अपलोड कर दीजिए. धन्यवाद.
    “अंधेरी निशा में नदी के किनारे धधक कर किसी की चिता जल रही है..”

  29. Poonam kashyap Says:

    Adbhut,if a man can draw so realistic sketches of woman……I salute Him. I m great fan of Nepaliji ,have rare collection of his poetry. I will contribute it in near future .thanks.

    • Satish Chandra Says:

      महोदया,
      यदि आपके पास निम्नलिखित कविता उपलब्ध हो तो कृपया
      यहाँ अपलोड कर दीजिए.
      “अंधेरी निशा में नदी के किनारे धधकती किसी की चिता जल रही है..”
      धन्यवाद.

  30. S.k. Gopal Says:

    CHITA PAR KISI KA MADHUR PYAR JALTA
    KISI KA VIKAL PRAN SINGAR JALTA
    ABHAGIN KI SHUSHMA JALI JA RAHI HAI,
    SUHAGIN BANI JO KI SANSAR JALATA
    NADI PAR, TRIN PAR, ANAL KE SAHARE LAHAK KAR KISI KI CHITA JAL RAHI HAI!
    YE RACHNA SRI SARYU SINGH SUNDAR JI KI HAI! BAS ITNA HI MUJHE YAD HAI!
    gopal9305025296@gmail.com

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