Friday, December 3, 2010

Mai Ni Meriye - Mohit Chauhan, Fitoor

This song by Mohit chauhan has made an irreplaceable place in my heart since I heard it for the first time. The album (Fitoor) has many songs and all of them have a folk touch of the native place of singer, Himachal. Other songs like Challeya and fitoor are also good, but I found this song worth sharing.

Enjoy the simplicity of the song.




The lyrics goes like -

A girl is asking her mother -

Mai ne meriye
Shimle di raahe chamba kitni durr

[ 'How far is Chamba ( where his beloved lives) from Shimla ( her mainland) ?'
The pain of separation from her beloved is too much to withstand, so she is asking her mother the question. ]

Mai ne meriye
Shimle di raahe chamba kitni durr

O Shimle ni vasna, Kasauli ni vasna
Shimle ni vasna, Kasauli ni vasna

[ 'I don't want to settle in Shimla, nor Kasauli.'
These places no more please her ( though being very beautiful naturally ) but she doesn't want to live in these places as her beloved is not here with her. ]

Chambe jaana zarur
Chambe jaana zarur

[ 'I must go to Chamba.'
She longs to go to Chamba and see her beloved, live with him, be with him. ]

Mai ne meriye
Shimle di raahe chamba kitnik durr

O laaiya mohabbata durr daraje
O laaiya mohabbata durr daraje

[ 'I have selected my love from far away lands.' 
My favorite lines from the song - she is in the agony of separation from her lover, she is missing him so much that she condemns her decision to have chosen her  love from such a far away place. ]

Aankhiyan to hoya kasoor
Aankhiyan to hoya kasoor

[ 'My eyes have made this mistake.'
She loves him, and that is causing so much pain to her, so she is accusing her eyes to have chosen him as her love. Strange isn't it ? You are in pain, you do condemn your fate, you do condemn your decisions, sometimes you will even cry when the pain (of separation, hijr ) is unbearable, but you won't mind it just because you love him/her. ]

Mai ne meriye
Shimle di raahe chamba kitnik durr

O mein ta mahi de watna nu jaasan
O mein ta mahi de watna nu jaasan

[ 'I want to go to the land of my beloved.' 
The land where his beloved lives. The land that is distant. The distance which is the only reason of their separation. ]

Oh meri aankhiyan da noor
Oh meri aankhiyan da noor

[ 'He is the light, the shine in my eyes.'
He means the world to her. Her eyes are desperate to see him. She has kept her love in her eyes and that has made her eyes look so beautiful. ]

Mai ne meriye
Shimle di raahe chamba kitnik durr
Chamba kitnik durr

O Shimle ni vasna, Kasauli ni vasna
Shimle ni vasna, Kasauli ni vasna
Chambe jaana zarur
Chambe jaana zarur
Chambe jaana zarur
Chambe jaana zarur

Simply awesome. A song that talks of nature, of separation ,of love, and is garnished by lovely flute, acoustic guitar and chimes. The simplicity of the song makes it sink directly into your heart the very first time you listen to it.

Before ending the post I will like to share a few lines that go with the mood and talk about separation, the pain and the delight in the wait to see your love.

                                                         Woh mazza kahaan wasl-e-yaar main,
                                                                       lutf jo mila intezaar main..
                                                                                       ( courtesy: a ghazal by Jagjit Singh )


Hope you had a nice time listening it.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!

    O laaiya mohabbata durr daraje
    Aankhiyan to hoya kasoor

    the best lines for sure.. yes this is the worst part of the pain in love.. pain of separation.. one starts blaming himself, blaming the person he loves, blaming the situations, blaming the place where they met n so on..
    but then,no matter how far, true lovers are never actually separated, they find ways to be together again :-)

    this is simplicity at its best, hats off to mohit chauhan!!

    p.s. I liked the description.. good job Saaz!!

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  2. u seem to be in love BOY!!!!:P:P
    btw good job....:):)

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  3. I have just fell in love with this song....mohit chauhan is simply outstanding with having pahri touch in his vioce.....BY VIRENDER SINGH CHAUHAN , BHEL MUMBAI...BELONGS TO DEHRADUN ,UTTARAKHAN

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  4. Wow! after reading the meaning of each n every word, i'm more in love with this song... i heard it in MTV unplugged, loved the tune n the effect, but wanted to know the meaning of lyrics very badly! Thank u so much for this post, now i can feel the song more deeply! :)

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  5. fall in love wid this songs and thanks to u that u very beautifully explained meaning of the songs..it is jus like a fresh blow of cold wind so much soothing and peaceful .it is lyk something has touched d deepest corner of ur heart and soul and u can listen it many time.listining it in solitude is always energising...

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  6. thanks everyone :)

    @anonymous : very true :)

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  7. Chambe Jaana Jaroor... love these words from the song!

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  8. one word that comes to my mind and heart after listening the song is...BEAUTIFUL

    theres a lovely incident how i came across this song...
    one of my vry good frnd(class mate)was singing ths song...in our college trip to Mcleodgang and Dalhousie..n coincidently...CHAMBA is also near..we wnt thr..i simply loved it in the very 1st time wen my frnd had sung it.
    IT WAS AMAZING TO LISTEN TO THIS SONG IN HILL STATION ITSELF ..THAT TOO CHAMBA..
    its a lovely song.

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  9. and meaning of the song is sooo heartfelt...

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  10. very true..touchd my heart the very first tym i heard dis song...n very well described.

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  11. its one me my fav song... Jd ae gaana mai pehli waari suneya ...dil nu chhu geya.. It's touch mah heart.. Lovely song.. Mohit thankx for making dis lovely song about/for our Himachal Pradesh... <3

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  12. like this song madly

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  13. this is a beautiful song ... thanks for the lyrics.

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  14. wow...gud work boss...keep it up...and no words for mohit chauhan..i salute him

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  15. Such a soothing music and simple,heart touching lyrics!!

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  16. i heart this song many times before reading the meaning of this song...after reading the meaning of this songs i m in love with this song. it is simple as well as a great love story. ''stupendous''

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  17. Thanks a lot for the translation....this goes straight into the list of my favourites. I first listened to this in a cab in Manali....the song haunts me since then...so simple yet so profound....

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  18. you simply fall in love when you listen this song. not just with the song but with yourself and with a girl you are liking remotely. It anytime uplifts your spirit. The acoustic and mohit's magical voice destresses you immensely. This song has more effect than a one hour spa treatment. I heard it many times but today when i heard it again in my car, i just wanted to get its meaning and found the meaning to be so simple yet to amazing. I am writing this at 10 am while am in office. But nothing compares !!!

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  19. I jst luv d song...it gives me an awesum feelng

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  20. Mai ni meriye shimle ki rahe beautyful sung by mohit chauhan i love this.. His voice and creation is the 'best' in himachal pradesh should be present the love relation and beauty of my state m proud of him....

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  21. beautiful ...

    O laaiya mohabbata durr daraje
    Aankhiyan to hoya kasoor

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  22. This is HIMACHALI SONGS my friends


    O laaiya mohabbata durr daraje

    Aankhiyan to hoya kasoor

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  23. Its a classic song...I have been hearing this song from my himachali troops n always wondered about its meaning .. Thank for the post

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  24. Devasish baruah {D£BZ}October 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM

    Mindblowing sing iam just speechless, no words to say hats off u mohit sir & iam huge fan of mohit sir.....Simply just awesome thanks a lots mohit sir for giving us such a wonderful melodious track......

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