चांचरी लोकगीत

चंदी गड़ी बंदी सुआ, चंदी गड़ी बंदी
कैकी सुआ होली इनी, लगुली सि लफन्दी,
दीवा जन जोतअ, दीवा जन जोतअ

चदरी की खांप सुआ चदरी की खांप
कैकी सुआ सुआ होली इनी, सेल़ू जन लांप, 
Whose lover would be as flexible as fiber (selu)
दीवा जन जोतअ  
Bright as earthen lamp

पाणी जन पथळी 
Thin  as water
रूंवां जन हंपळी 
Spongy as cotton
डाळी जन सुड़सुड़ी
straight as fine tree
कंठ कि सि बडुळी
memorable as hiccups of neck (it is Garhwali phrase)
बखरों कि तांद, सुआ बखरों कि तांद
कैकी सुआ होली इनी, अंछेरी जन बांद,  
Whose lover would be so beautiful as fairy
दीवा जन जोतअ
Bright as earthen lamp

धुवां जन धुपेळी 
Attractive as smoke of Dhupan
राजुला जन राणी
Queen as Rajula
केल़ा जन हतेळी
Whose hand are as banana
बाज़ी जालो भंकोर, सुआ बाजी जालो भंकोर,
कैकी सुआ होली इनी , टपरांदी चकोर, 
Whose lover would be as waiting Chakor (Chakor is symbol of lover)
दीवा जन जोतअ
Bright as earthen lamp

स्वीणा सि लिख्वार की 
Beautiful as the imagination of a writer
पिरथी कि सि मोल
Costly as globe 
बाळी सुरत बांकी
Beautiful face
सोना जनि तोल
Weight as gold
घास कि गुंडळी सुआ, घास कि गुंडळी,  
मिरग सि आंखी सुआ, घुन्घर्याळी लटुली,  
Eyes as deer, curly hair
दीवा जन जोतअ 
Bright a earthen lamp

नौसुर मुरली की, गितांग जन गौली
whose throat is as sweet as nine tunes of Nausuri fluit
बुरांस जनि फूल
Who is as rhododendron flower (red)
फ्यूंळी जनि रौंतेली
Splendid as Fyunli flower
लगुड़ी लचीली सुआ, लगुड़ी लचीली, 
Flexible as Lagudi (a type of Paratha)
कै चाल चल्दी सुआ, साज सि सजीली .
What a scenic (attractive) movement
दीवा जन जोतअ
Bright as earthen lamp

# मूल स्रोत्र : केशव ध्यानी
सन्दर्भ : डा शिवा  नन्द नौटियाल, श्याम छम घुंघरू बाजला

Chanchari : A Folk Dance-Song Style of Kumaun and Garhwal

(Folk dance-songs of Garhwal, Traditional Folk Dance songs of Kumaun, Customs of Uttarakhand)

Chanchari folk dance-song is very famous traditional dance-song of borders of Kumaun and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand (Mid Himalayan) state. Dr ShivaNand Nautiyal the prolific expert of Garhwali and Kumauni culture mentions that there is no difference between Jhoda and Chanchari dance in Kumaun region but there is slight difference between Jhoda and Chanchari folk dance in Garhwal.
The dance-song is a group dance wherein males and females dancers take part and dance in circle. The female dancers dance in half circle and males dance in rest of the circle. The Chanchari folk dance is a kind of spontaneous style.
The chancheri dance has been there in India from early age. Kalidas described Chanheri dance in Vikramovarsheeyam (Dr ShivaNand Nautiyal and Dr Shiv Prasad Dabral) as Charchari dance, game. Dr Nauityal provides references of Haribhadr suri’s Samraichchkahaa’ wherein Chanchri is described.
The dancers can dance Chanchari folk dance in any plain place and at any time depending upon the situation. In old time, the songs for Chanchari dance were of all kind as religious, inspirational subjects but now, mostly, the love songs are sung in Chanchari dance. The Hudkiya (small drum player) plays Hudka and sing the song in centre and around him the dancers  dance Chanchari, the dancers also become the chorus singers whenever needed. First the Hudkiya sing the song, the male dancers/singers repeat the song and females complete the song line. The sound of male singer is medium but the sound of female singers is always very melodious and low. As happened in Chhopti  dance-song, the first stanza of chanchari song is meaningless and second stanza should have same ending words (Patt milan).
The difference between Jhoda and chanchari  dances is that the speed in Chanchari dance is slower than Jhoda. There is performance of Kamar /kativinyas- waist, hip in Chanchari along with footstep. The waist is bent towards footstep too in Chanchari dance.
A Love Folk Song for Chanchari folk Dance of Kumaun -Garhwal

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