Sunday, 15 May 2016

Charkha or Hand Spinning Wheel



Charkha is not only synonymous with Khadi, it is also the soul of Indian Subcontinent. It reminds one of the good old villages and the simple life there. One cannot just love but feel from one's core this heart rendering song from Ustad Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan in Punjabi. I have give the translation in English.

Listen to this song from great mastero here...




Translation ( Source)

Listen oh sound of the spinning wheel I remember my love, my heart laments for my beloved... 
When will the new moon of my love rise When will you come home beloved Sorrows are intolerable and life hopeless...
 when beloved arrives I will rejoice I will unfurl my glances in his direction This separation is life threatening ...
 relatives have started hurting with their words do write letter with the date of your arrival dark night bites hurting with its sting...
my tears keep flowing constantly as I gather the thread spundo not like laughter these days how can I forget his behavior...

Charkha is embedded in the Sufism of our subcontinent, from Kabir to now...it is a source of inspiration of many songs. Listen to this song from Lakhwinder Wasdali and Puran Sing



This is an ode to Charkha from Rahet Fatah Ali Khan


A Beautiful song from Harjit Harman


And of course - there is a spinning wheel at every corner ( Chappa Chappa Charkha Chale)



There are many, the fact remains that spinning wheel has penetrated deep from culture to our hearts.

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