Friday, 22 October 2010

Kumar Purnima - Kumara Punei Janha Go | Full Lyrics

Today is Kumar Poornima. I was reminded of all the Kumar Pornima celebrated during childhood with Pitha, Mitha, offerings to the Janha and later the song "Kumara Punei Janha Go Phula Baula Beni". And of course pranam (Mundiya) to the elders and getting coins or rupees in exchange.


Kumar Purnima is a festival where Karthik the handsome bachelor and the Son of Shiva and Parvati is worshipped. Girls worship Karthik wishing for a beau like him and eat after offering to the full moon. The day is also observed as Laxmi Puja or Gaja Laxmi Pooja by some.

Kumar Utsav is a popular festival now with the peppy song accompanied by folk dance performed at many venues.

Here are the full lyrics of  one version of this traditional Odia folk song


Kuanra Punei Janha Lo
Phula Boula Beni
Kumari Jhianka apurba ananda
Puchi Kheli baku mana Lo
Phula Baula Beni


Karamanga Gacha Chai Go
Phula Baulo Beni
Kharabele Nai Pani Pain Gali
Krushnanku Bhetiba Pain Go
Phula Baula Beni

Puchi Lo Puchi ja
Gabhira bila re luchi ja
Gabhira Bila re Mainsi
Dhana kili kili Khauchi

Adei de re gauda Bhai ,
Bajei de re bainsi

Thia Puchi naranga
Goda Duita Saranga
Saranga badi re jaithili


To Bhauni Rani lo
Mo Bhaiti Raja