bhagmati-maKhdoom

tarannum maKhdoom

بھاگ متی ۔ مخدوم محی الدین

 

پیار سے آنکھ بھر آتی ہے، کنول کھلتے ہیں

جب کبھی لب پہ تیرا نامِ وفا آتا ہے

 

دشت کی رات میں بارات یہیں سے نکلی

راگ کی رنگ کی برسات یہیں سے نکلی

اِنقلابات کی ہر بات یہیں سے نکلی

گنگناتی ہوئی ہر رات یہیں سے نکلی

 

دھن کی گھنگھور گھٹائیں ہیں نہ ہُن کے بادل

سونے چاندی کے گلی کوچے نہ ہیروں کے محل

آج بھی جسم کے انبار ہیں بازاروں میں

خواجۂ شہر ہے یوسف کے خریداروں میں

 

شہر باقی ہے محبت کا نشاں باقی ہے

دلبری باقی ہے دلداریِ جاں باقی ہے

سرِ فہرست نگارانِ جہاں باقی ہے

تو نہیں ہے تری چشمِ نگراں باقی ہے

भागमती – मख़्दूम मोहिउद्दीन

 

प्यार से आँख भर आती है, कँवल खिलते हैं

जब कभी लब पे तेरा नाम-ए वफ़ा आता है

 

दश्त की रात में बारात यहीं से निकली

राग की रंग की बरसात यहीं से निकली

इन्क़ेलाबात की हर बात यहीं से निकली

गुनगुनाती हुई हर रात यहीं से निकली

 

धन की घनघोर घटाएं हैं न हुन के बादल

सोने चांदी के गली कूचे न हीरौं के महल

आज भी जिस्म के अंबार हैं बाज़ारों में

ख़्वाजा-ए शहर है यूसुफ़ के ख़रीदारों में

 

शहर बाक़ी है मोहब्बत का निशाँ बाक़ी है

दिलबरी बाक़ी है दिलदारी-ए जां बाक़ी है

सर-ए फ़ेहरिस्त निगारान-ए जहां बाक़ी है

तू नहीं है तेरी चश्म-ए निगरां बाक़ी है

bhagmati – maKhdoom mohiuddin

Click here for overall comments and on any passage for word meanings and discussion.There is folklore/history that quli qutub shah married a hindu dancing girl bhagmati and founded a city naming it bhagyanagar in her honour, later changing the name to hyderabad. hyderabad is also known for its syncretic ganga-jumni culture. maKhdoom uses the legend of bhagmati to celebrate the culture of hyderabad.

pyaar se aaNkh bhar aati hai, kaNwal khilte haiN
jab kabhi lab1 pe tera naam-e vafa2 aata hai
1.lips 2.faith/love
aaNkh bhar aana is eyes welling up with tears. And in the ‘lake’ thus formed, lotuses bloom/eyes shine. This happens whenever anyone mentions her (bhagmati) name and the story of her love.

dasht1 ki raat meN baaraat yahiN se nikli
raag ki raNg ki barsaat yahiN se nikli
inqilabaat2 ki har baat yahiN se nikli
gungunaati hui har raat yahiN se nikli
1.wilderness, lack of culture 2.revolution
‘yahiN’ here means bhagmati’s vafa/faith/love and ‘inqilabaat’ is the revolutionary idea that a commoner/dancer marries a king. Thus, celebration and merriment, showers of music and colour, revolutionary change in cultural practice all started from here … from her love for quli qutub shah.

dhan1 ki ghanghor ghaTaaeN haiN na hun2 ke baadal
sone chaandi ke gali kooche3 na heerauN ke mahal
aaj bhi jism4 ke anbaar5 haiN baazaarauN meN
Khwaaja-e-shahr6 hai yusuf7 ke KharidaarauN meN
1.wealth 2.gold coins 3.streets 4.bodies 5.heaps 6.king/lord of the city 7.Joseph, legend has it that he was a beautiful young man and sold as a slave in the bazar of Egypt.
In the days of quli qutub shah there used to be a lot of wealth. Now all that blessed rain of wealth, the cloud of gold is gone. Streets are no longer paved with gold and palaces are not made of diamonds. But still bodies are piled in the bazaar and the powerful of the city are among the buyers of Beauty – here maKhdoom strikes a different mood.

shahr baaqi1 hai mohabbat ka nishaaN baaqi hai
dilbari2 baaqi hai dildaari3-e jaaN baaqi hai
sar-e-fahrist4 nigaaraan5-e jahaaN baaqi hai
tu nahiN hai teri chashm-e-nigaraaN6 baaqi hai
1.remains 2.friendship 3.help, support, love 4.heading/leading the list 5.beauty, bhagmati 6.guarding/watchful eye
Golden streets and diamond palaces may be gone, but friendship and love remains. At the top of the list is your name. You may be gone, but your watchful eye (to keep us on the harmonious path) is still upon us.

bhagmati – maKhdoom mohiuddin

There is folklore/history that quli qutub shah married a hindu dancing girl bhagmati and founded a city naming it bhagyanagar in her honour, later changing the name to hyderabad.  hyderabad is also known for its syncretic ganga-jumni culture.  maKhdoom uses the legend of bhagmati to celebrate the culture of hyderabad.

pyaar se aaNkh bhar aati hai, kaNwal khilte haiN
jab kabhi lab1 pe tera naam-e vafa2 aata hai

1.lips 2.faith/love

aaNkh bhar aana is eyes welling up with tears.  And in the ‘lake’ thus formed, lotuses bloom/eyes shine.  This happens whenever anyone mentions her (bhagmati) name and the story of her love.

dasht1 ki raat meN baaraat yahiN se nikli
raag ki raNg ki barsaat yahiN se nikli
inqilabaat2 ki har baat yahiN se nikli
gungunaati hui har raat yahiN se nikli

1.wilderness, lack of culture 2.revolution

‘yahiN’ here means bhagmati’s vafa/faith/love and ‘inqilabaat’ is the revolutionary idea that a commoner/dancer marries a king.  Thus, celebration and merriment, showers of music and colour, revolutionary change in cultural practice all started from here … from her love for quli qutub shah.

dhan1 ki ghanghor ghaTaaeN haiN na hun2 ke baadal
sone chaandi ke gali kooche3 na heerauN ke mahal
aaj bhi jism4 ke anbaar5 haiN baazaarauN meN
Khwaaja-e-shahr6 hai yusuf7 ke KharidaarauN meN

1.wealth 2.gold coins 3.streets 4.bodies 5.heaps 6.king/lord of the city 7.Joseph, legend has it that he was a beautiful young man and sold as a slave in the bazar of Egypt.

In the days of quli qutub shah there used to be a lot of wealth.  Now all that blessed rain of wealth, the cloud of gold is gone.  Streets are no longer paved with gold and palaces are not made of diamonds.  But still bodies are piled in the bazaar and the powerful of the city are among the buyers of Beauty – here maKhdoom strikes a different mood.

shahr baaqi1 hai mohabbat ka nishaaN baaqi hai
dilbari2 baaqi hai dildaari3-e jaaN baaqi hai
sar-e-fahrist4 nigaaraan5-e jahaaN baaqi hai
tu nahiN hai teri chashm-e-nigaraaN6 baaqi hai

1.remains 2.friendship 3.help, support, love 4.heading/leading the list 5.beauty, bhagmati 6.guarding/watchful eye

Golden streets and diamond palaces may be gone, but friendship and love remains.  At the top of the list is your name.  You may be gone, but your watchful eye (to keep us on the harmonious path) is still upon us.

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