Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha - Kuldip Manak (Full Lyrics with English Translation)

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Remake Credits:
Album: Silent Tears
Track: Sarwan Bacha
Vocals: Kuldip Manak
Music: Simon Nandhra
Lyrics: Hardev Dilgir (Dev Tharikewala)

Original Credits:
Album: Ektara Songs of Punjab
Track: Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Vocals: Kuldip Manak
Music: K S Narula (Kesar Singh Narula)
Lyrics: Hardev Dilgir (Dev Tharikewala)



This song tells the story of Sarwan Kumar, mythological character that appeared in Ramayana (an ancient Sanskrit epic), who is well-known today for his devotion to his parents. Sarwan's mother was initially unable to conceive; the couple prayed for years to Brahma (the Hindu god of Creation). Eventually, Brahma appears before them and blesses them with a devoted son, but he warns them not to see him or else they will lose their vision. A month after Sarwan's birth, the couple broke their promise and become blind. One day at the riverbank, Sarwan's mother finds that her son is missing. He is eventually brought back to them unharmed by King Dasrath, who was childless for years. The couple blessed Dasrath with not one but four sons. Sarwan grew up to become a healthy and strong man. One day, his parents told him that they want him to take them to the forty places of pilgrimage; Hindus believe that a pilgrimage to various shrines and holy places in old age purifies the soul. Transport was scarce and costly at that time, and Sarwan couldn't afford it. He decided to put each parent in a basket and tie one basket to each end of a bamboo pole he would shoulder while on their pilgrimage. According to the legend, while hunting in the forest of Ayodhya, King Dasrath heard a sound near a lake and unleashed an arrow, hoping to hit a deer. When he crossed the lake to collect his kill, he found that his arrow had struck a boy. The boy was Sarwan who was his nephew; Sarwan's mother was Dasrath's sister. Sarwan told Dasrath that he came to the lake to collect water for his sick and aged parents, who were both blind and who he had been carrying on a sling. He requested the king to take the pitcher of water to his parents. When the king took water to Sarwan's parents and told them of Sarwan's death, they were unable to bear the shock. They cursed Dasrath that he too would experience the loss of his own son. Legend has it that this curse took in effect when Dasrath's son Rama was sent to the forests for fourteen years. 



You may listen to the original song on YouTube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3npbpwy8ebQ

You may listen to the remake of this song on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld_xfj9J4eI


Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha, Paani Pala De Oye
Hurry up son Sarwan, fetch some water to drink

Kende Ne Mappe Tere Jaan Bacha De Oye
Your parents are telling you to save their life 

Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Hurry up son Sarwan


Andhle Ne Mappe Tere Bacha Sahara Tu
Your parents are blind and you're our support

Akhian Da Chanan Sada Raaj Dulaara Tu
You're the light of our eyes, you're our prince

Paani Da Gadwa Bhar Ke, Khoohe Ton Liya De Oye
Bring a pitcher full of water from a well

Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Hurry up son Sarwan


Wainghi Rakh Sarwan Turia Paani Nu Tolda
Sarwan rested the sling and went out searching for water

Ponchiya Ant Tala Te Jungle Pharolda
He arrived at a lake after going through the whole jungle

Paani Nu Vekh Aa Geya Saah Vich Si Saah De Oye
He catches his breath seeing water

Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Hurry up son Sarwan


Gadwa Si Jadon Daboya Paran Leyi Neer Nu
When he placed the pitcher in water to fill it up

Dasrath Ne Daint Samajhke Chhadeya Si Teer Nu
Dasrath unleashes an arrow thinking he was a deer

Teer Khaa Sarwan Puja Ghar Si Khuda De Oye
Sarwan, struck with the arrow, reaches God's house

Chetti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Hurry up son Sarwan


Mame Ton Mareya Bhanjha Rang Ne Kartar De
An uncle killed his own nephew, these are the colors of the Creator

Mappeyan Nu Khabar Jaan Hoyi Bhuban Ne Maar De
His parents weep in grief when they find out

Rovey Te Aakhe Dasrath Paap Baksha De Oye
Dasrath cries and asks for his sin to be forgiven

Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Hurry up son Sarwan


Puttran De Baajh Tharike Jag De Vich Naa Nahi
Without sons, o Tharike (the writer), there is no family name left in the world

Puttran Bin Mappeyan Utte Karda Koi Shaan Nahi
No one gives parents a roof other than their sons

Puttar Jarh Khaan-Daan Di, Puttran Bin Kaade Oye
Sons are the root of a family, what are we without sons?

Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha, Paani Pala De Oye
Hurry up son Sarwan, fetch some water to drink

Kende Ne Mappe Tere Jaan Bacha De Oye
Your parents are telling you to save their life 

Chheti Kar Sarwan Bacha
Hurry up son Sarwan





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