Nirgun

posted Dec 29, 2013, 4:38 PM by Abhishek Ojha

Few days back, I was in India, traveling in a train compartment, I heard someone talking about a Bhojpuri song. 
He was explaining how it is a very touchy and good song, he also played starting lines on his cell phone. Today, I searched for it on youtube and found it. I asked my mother about it, she never heard it but based on meaning she told me that it is a Nirgun. 
Here is the link

 A Poor (read it as bad) translation will be something like this - 

 One day, along the river, 
I was walking slowly,
I saw it with my own eyes-
O God ! beautiful bodies burn in fire ! (a cremation scene) 

 I saw four people bringing the body on a bamboo frame. 
O god ! I saw own son (of corpse) putting fire on the mouth. 

Whoever, kith and kins, present there, 
every body said - 
 O God ! Burned by his own son a father’s mortal body goes to heaven. 

the one (son) for which he did all good and bad deeds (karma). 
then why, O God ! people do mean and unworthy things. 
All life, everything was done for the son, 
and (at the end) he only put the fire on mouth.
thinking this - O God ! My rebel eyes started to water… 
I saw with my own eyes...

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