Folk Tales of Gujarat (and Jhaverchand Meghani)

by Vandana P. Soni | 2014 | 98,532 words

This study represents an English translation of the Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947). Meghani was born in Chotila and left an important landmark on the history of Saurashtra and Gujarat folklore, Indian poetry, journalism and other literary sciences....

Chapter 15 - Jai Rudi

How a small Jai (daughter) observing fast, grows up under the care of parents? How much darling she was? How her grandma loved her by singing poetry? Grand ma used to sing the following jodaknu while rocking her grand daughter in a cradle.

Jai rudi re jai rudi!
Jai ne chhar chudi.
Jai rame to sau ne game
Agne rame to Ai ne game
Fali ye rame to Foy ne game
Jai mare to bhid pade
Eni mana kahiya kon kare?

Beautiful daughter, Oh, Beautiful daughter!
Daughter has four bangles
All like to see the game of daughter
Mother likes to see her playing on the playground
Paternal aunt also like to see her playing on the ground
Daughter’s death may cause insurmountable difficulties.
Who will fullfil all the orders of mother?

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