Sourashtra Songs

January 13, 2009 | Music

Thanks to Vishvesh Obla for this POP song in Sourashtra.

His comments on the song:

” This is a folk song in Sourashtra Language that used to be sung in Sourashtra (I found it Dr.Ucida Norihiko’s book ‘Oral Literature of the Sourashtrans’). I was struck by the liveliness of it so much that I thought I could set it to tune, though I haven’t heard how it was originally sung. “

Lyrics:

dhovro novro thukki dhIdiyAnA,

dhovro novro kovro sekan vIdur avasnA.

dhovro novro thukki dhIdiyAnA.

pAdu podi pAdu podi patte gosulu keradi ghallisnA,

cArdi mello tailan diyeninA.

soththu sukam sE meni betki dhiyAsnA

soththu miNci rInu avdyenA.

ghEr dhAr sE meni thukki dhiyAsnA,

ghEr miNci rInu avdyenA.

poir-pArno sE meni thukki dhiyAsnA,

poyir miNci rInu avdyenA.

sommu sukam sE meni thukki dhiyAsnA,

sommu miNci rInu avdyenA.

polto sokan veNi gumpi sodisnA tU,

polto sokan veNi gumpi cuttum phUl ghallisnA,

pAvi dhallo cArdi mello ghallan dhiyeninA.

thambe pAthro sE meni thukki dhIsnA,

pAtro miNci rInu avdyenA.

goru gAyi sE meni thukki dhIsnA,

gAyi miNci rInu avdyenA.

dhovro novro thukki dhIdiyAnA,

dhovro novro kovro sekan vIdur avasnA.

dhovro novro thukki dhIdiyAnA.

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Comments (91)

 

  1. nagarajan JG says:

    ami gujaradhum agum sethaiya..

  2. Jakkan S.Karthick says:

    Indîa pura palkar sethaiya

  3. santhosh says:

    ami gujarath vatho keruvaiga……

  4. oNTeno Somanath dhauraaku jiili avryaasi. tenu dhauraam turattevELuus, tumi kaay bhaaSho vatto kerariyo meni pusiryaasi. enu Sourashtra meni menryaasi. tenu vatto kerariyo avre haali artu kerlattak musarasi meni menryaasi; hoyeti ami tamil vatto kavlunaattak vatto kerno meni menyaasi.
    moko elyo nommaarani; kitka duuruku Saurashtra (spoken in Saurashtra region of Gujarat). oNTe trip Gujaratuku jii verify kernO.
    Sourashtra Basic vocabulary of 600 words Marathi sento compare kerettemaam 261 words artu kerlattak musarasi. 43% Marathi kin Sourashtra oNTEs kan sE.

    I read a paper in 39th All India Conference of Dravidian Linguists held in Punjabi University, Patiala on 15th June 2011.
    Those who want to contact me
    send E-mail to me

  5. dhaya says:

    ami askithenu kot milethe……!

  6. Senthil says:

    Illa meni ghavi savo,

    somavaru thinu meni sombukan foodaresi
    sola foiyaras fudi vo mai ye thu
    varam thesthor vhedur avevo mai ye thu

    Monglar thinu meni Monglarum sootu phiri
    sola foiyaras fudi vo mai ye thu
    varam thesthor vhedur avevo mai ye thu

    Phudhiar thinu meni …….

    Illa mare askie thinuku ghavle javo….

  7. ram7 says:

    savo comment devo

  8. vaishnavi says:

    avvora menkan patthi angun jukku kalano meni avodarttha.

  9. banupriya says:

    avvora menkan jokkat thenun. soft characters most.

  10. banupriya says:

    avvra jath aski thenun singar raan.

  11. priya says:

    ami setheya thumi milo savo comment dhavo

  12. kumaran says:

    thmi theyo comment aski chokad sea anath me soft characters mano. by kumaran in chennai in vyasarpadi nesavalar colony

  13. Indira says:

    Ella geethum konni purinjarani naa??

  14. anandhsayeen says:

    ami rasipuram’mu setha.

  15. preetha says:

    avura jaath mengaan angun vaen kalalno. askimam avuro mengaan rhano.

  16. Venkatesh says:

    aura menkan aski theman sehtes. Hoyad aunga ika madiri kalaryo nhee.. Me Zylog Systems LTD, Chennai Kaam keraryo. Yed avether 5 palkar menken kaam keraras meni kalayes…Museth thengo thengo details update keruvo. Kongathi kaithi help paje mene keruvai. Mee Graphic Design fieldm Team leader kan sethe… Kongade S/W development or testing kaam paje mene mogo mail keruve. Mee yet pusi savus. more mail id venkateshls@zsl.com 9840537821

  17. Venkatesh says:

    Yed oura website see oura menken jol vatho keratho jukku happy….:) Me nithe yelamam avi seeduku.

  18. ramkumar says:

    jikku chokkat sae.

  19. karthik says:

    amin asikkithenu cheri rano

  20. Nantha says:

    Very nice plan and bring our Sowrastra community

    Nantha

  21. Nantha says:

    we can bring our community on forward.

  22. barath says:

    kaga kuchi avra palkar MBC kan hono menaryo ?

  23. Dularish says:

    Plz join “sourashtra” group in facebook..

  24. P.G.RAJENDRAN PAY LOADER DRIVER says:

    CHERKO SANGAS KATHIK AMI WEB SITE MULAM CHERI RANO :)

  25. Karthik.g says:

    Angu chuku website create kari sourarhtra parapuna

  26. Ravichandran says:

    ambir mengan aski khobinu link kum rhano menothe
    mor hatovon. sonom thiye chaloi. Venkatesh.chennai yoda
    thought chokkat se. congratulations.

  27. Ravichandran says:

    me karur um sticker angidi thevildris.
    ambir mengan senga always conduct m rhano mane hatuvorthe.
    vera jaathi mengan assi ottuga sangam thevi setha mathiri
    ambir palkar mengan milli all over thamilnadu ottuga rhano

  28. Ravichandran says:

    Mahathma Ghandhi palkar jaathi (kathyavar) meni me
    internetum seyes. thiye nijjamgi nhagi?

  29. jim says:

    jukku singar raan but jukku show keran ah …..!!!! kai keratha…!!!!

  30. jik says:

    moga oura jadh keedh aikuna maeni logaras kathi website rae songuvuga oura jadh songs download kaeratho pls

  31. arun lal says:

    proude to be sourashtra pls learn the history of our jath
    and send it to all

  32. ravindar says:

    anga MBC grade nokko ba soduvo

  33. Venkatesh GN says:

    Aski thengo Nameskar

  34. Chander. says:

    Dear All

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    Mora kom avee. thro financial position nu analysis keri chokat onda financial plan thetho mora kom…. so those who are need sollution please contact my cell no: 9884570536, 8939078513.
    Valzgha avro Samugam. bye take care all.

  35. Manikandan says:

    Sourastra endru solikol naam yaaarukum adimai illai nimirnthunila da Veera sourastranea

  36. SARAVANAN N.E. says:

    SUPER

  37. sundar maanikka says:

    Avre palkar menkenu namaskar.me porungidi sethey.ille website avre palkarnu ye menariyemo jukku sonthose

  38. Viva says:

    The Unwritten History of the Saurashtrians of South India

    by T. A. Ramesh

    From 500 to 1000 A.D. Saurashtrians lived in Mandsar, Dasapura towns of the old Saurashtra Province which included portions of the present Gujarat and Maharashtra States doing spinning and weaving works. In Dasapura they built their own a Sun Temple and worshipped Sun God. The Sanskrit term Saura means sun. As they built and worshipped Sun or Saura God they were called as Saurashtrians and the region they lived was naturally called as Saurashtra Province.

    In major portions of Saurashtra region cotton was growing in large quantities. It was long staple variety cotton. As it was growing in the Arabian Sea breeze it was similar to the Egyptian or American type cotton very suitable for making thin thread. Even today the cotton plants grow most in Ahmedabad in the whole of the Deccan Plateau. Also, the climate of the region is most suited to make thin thread and dresses. So, they naturally learned the art of weaving thin clothes out of the very thin silk like cotton available there.

    Saurashtra region was ruled by the Mourya dynasty King Somasarma, Saka dynasty King Rudradama and Gupta dynasty King Chandragupta called Vikramaditya. King Kumaragupta of 473 A.D. has said in his Royal Charter that the Saurashtrians who were spinning silk like thread and weaving thin clothes out of it, migrated from Lata town of Saurashtra region to Mandasar of Malwa region during the Gupta period; they were called as “Pattavayahs” weavers of thin silk like cotton clothes or silk clothes. Queen Mangamma (1681-1704) of Madurai also has said in her Royal Charter that such dress makers as Pattavayar Migrations of Saurashtraians.

    In 1024 Mohamed of Ghazini attacked the area of Somnath in Kathiawar. He plundered, looted, destroyed the Temple of Somnath and carried away valuable jewels, gold, diamonds, etc. As the Saurashtrians were unable to bear the harassments, continued disturbances of their works and destruction of properties by Ghazini 17 times or so they left their beloved place and migrated to peaceful places in the North, Centre and South of India.

    Some migrated to the Surat town on the banks of River Tungabadhra and then to Devagiri of Yadava Kingdom. In Devagiri or Dauladabad they lived for about 2 to 3 centuries. As the dress, culture and movements of the people there were similar to theirs they adjusted themselves and lived there. Thereby some terms and words of Varaja language got mixed with the Saurashtra language.

    In 1294 the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji and his General Malik Kafur crossed Vindhiya hills and Devagiri, waged battles with the Yadava King Ramchand. In the battle Yadava King was defeated and imprisoned. Alauddin Kiliji plundered all the properties of the people and left for Delhi. Due to this historical reason, Saurashtrians left Devagiri and migrated first to Marati Kingdom and then to Vijayanagar Empire. In that way many terms and words of Marati, Konkani and Kannada languages mingled with the Saurashtra language. Examples: Amti (curry), Limbu (Lemon), Angidi(Shop), etc.

    Vijayanagar was situated near a village called Hampi in the Bellary District then. The first kings of the region were Harisharar and Bukka. Bukka sent delegates to Madurai to save Hindu Dharma and Hindu Kingdom from the destructions of Muslim rulers and established Pandyan King Rule there. When the heirs to the throne of Pandyan Kingdom were not available in 1500 Madurai came under the direct rule of Vijayanagar Empire, which was at its best under the King Krishadevaraya between 1509 and 1531. First Madurai was ruled by the General of Krishnadevaraya. Viswanatha Naicker was the first Naicker King to rule Madurai between 1558 and 1563. His Prime Minister and General, Aryanatha Naicker built the Thousand Pillar Mandapam at Madurai.

    Viswanatha Naicker and his successors were defeated in the battle by Bahmani Sultan at Talikota in 1565. Vijayanagar Empire also was destroyed. At that time Saurashtrians who were living there with the full support of the kings for about 2 centuries had to leave Vijayanagar also. During that period many words and terms of Telegu language got mixed with the Saurashtra language such as Lohan (Iron), Boskanna (a festival), etc.

    Between 1623 and 1659 Thirumalai Naicker was ruling in Madurai. He invited the Saurashtrians weavers to Madurai to make silk dresses for the Royal family and as a result they came down to Madurai and settled there. As time went on they settled in other places like Trichy, Tanjore, Kumbakonam, Salem, etc. in Tamil Nadu. Because of their arrival at Madurai, the town developed into a big city.

    For nearly 4 centuries now they have been living in Madurai and other towns in Tamil Nadu. Not only weaving works but also all sorts of works they are doing there. Today schools, colleges, Mills and other institutions are run by them. In spite of this many people are still working as weavers and remain poor. Nobody knows the Saurashtra Script and also none reads or writes in that language. Only if this drawback is rectified, perhaps Saurashtra language can be saved in the future.

    References

    1. Indian History of Medieval Period

    2. Saurashtra Nation and Saurashtra Community, an Article by Sri. N.S. Krishnamachari in the Golden Jubilee Souvenir of Sourashtra High School, Madurai, Tamil Nadu Magazine

  39. Divya.Mj says:

    Hi guys,
    First askin
    History of sourashtra kalalluvo because avra menkannuku ami kon meni kalarani
    Thu avra history kalalluvo aski Thengo kaladuvo
    Regards
    Divya

  40. shiva says:

    Hai me shiva .saurashtra geeth mojol se tiya kiso bhadar khalli avotemeni kalarin pls help me: email.shivaks115@gmail.com

  41. T R ATHMARAM says:

    It must be true, sourashtrians migrated from Vijaya nagar near present Hampi. Enroute, many sourashtrians might have settled in present day Andhra pradesh. They too speak Sourashtra language; but as a person from Madurai I could understand only 25% of what they speak. Andhra settled Sourashtra people mix a lot of telegu words, like we mix many tamil words like ‘kili parakkaras’ [instead of ramo hudaras] Andhra settled Sourashtra people use “mee biri biri jaasnu” meaning I went fast [mee bisso jiyeyo] to quote more telegu words: ADDAM = mirror; MUGGU =[Kolam in tamil]; Kothi=monkey; jenjam=cross belt;

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Sourashtra or “Sourashtras” refer to a community of people who originated from Gujarat and now settled in different parts of Tamilnadu.They are also called as Palkars or in Tamil as Pattunulkarars which refers to the silk thread workers.

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