By Bad Seed
Marriage in India is a sacrament and is one of the most important, if not the most important, of all Indian socio-cultural institutions. It is a social obligation to the family and the community, with little idea of individual interest ...
Bihari weddings are rich in color, tradition, culture and the sweet smell of incense. It consists of many Pujas and religious rituals on a variety of occasions.
This song is a traditional Bihari wedding song at the time of Dwar Puja. The Dwar Puja ceremony is performed to welcome the groom as he arrives with his baraat at the bride's door.
A welcoming ritual is performed at the entrance (Dwar). The groom and his relatives are welcomed with colorful flower garland and led to the puja mandap.
After he is settled, his bride make her entrance with her head covered with sari and eyes down. She is led to the mandap by her female cousins and friends.
The women folks sing naughty songs about the groom's family.
In Bihar where ceremonies marking marriage are very colorful, women's music-making play very important role. In this region where female musical activities are otherwise highly restricted, weddings form the chief ceremonial occasions on which women make music. Bihari women seem to make the most of their few occasions to indulge legitimately in music and dance and to stretch the ground rules of their ascribed musical role by maximizing their opportunities in socially acceptable ways.
This particular song is a Gaari song - an integral part of a traditional Bihari wedding. Gaari - a taunt in the form of a song - specifically targets the bride groom's father.
The relationship between the bride's mother and the groom's father is one full of lighthearted banter. In keeping with this, the gaari taunts the samadhi, groom's father- mostly about his looks. The song ridicules the groom's family and praises the bride's.
Swagat mein gaari sunayeen... Chala sakhee milke...
Inka ke langte nachayeen... Chala sakhee milke...
Film : Dulha Ganga Paar Ke (1986)
Singers : Alka Yagnik, Suresh Wadekar, Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Mangeshkar & Dilraj Kaur.
Lyrics & Music : Laxman Shahabadi
Produced by : Rani Shree
Directed by : Rajkumar Sharma
Enjoy the song..... JAI BIHAR !!