Dil Hi To Hai

Lyrics by Mirza Ghalib

dil hii to hai na sang-o-Khisht dard se bhar na aaye kyuuN
roenge ham hazaar baar koii hamen sataaye kyuuN

Sang: Stone, Weight
Khisht: Brick
Sang-o-Khisht: Brick of stone
Sataana: Aggrieve, Molest, Tease, Torture Torment

dair nahiin haram nahiin dar nahiin aastaaN nahiin
baiThe hain rahaguzar pe ham Gair hamen uThaaye kyuuN

Dair: Temple
Haram: Sacred Territory Of Mecca, Sacred Place, House Of God
Dar: About, Abode, By, Door, Entrance, Fear, Gate, In, Into, Terror, To, Within
Aastaan: Abode, Threshold
Rahaguzar: Path
Gair: Rival, Stranger

qaid-e-hayaat-o-band-e-Gam asl men donon ek hain
maut se pahale aadamii Gam se najaat paaye kyuuN

Qaid: Imprisonment, Confinement, Obstacle, Control
Hayaat: Biography, Existence, Life, World
Qaid-e-Hayaat: Prison of life
Band-e-Gham: Concealed Sorrows, Chains of Sorrow
Asl: Basic, Foundation, Germ, Genuine, Lineage, Origin, Original, Primary, Pure, Real, Root, Source, True
Najaat: Freedom (From), Salvation

haaN vo nahiin Khudaaparast, jaao vo bevafaa sahii
jisao ho diin-o-dil aziiz, uskii galii men jaaye kyuuN

Parast: Worshipper
Khudaa-parast: Believer
Bewafaa: Faithless, Ungrateful, Treacherous, Unfaithful
Diin: Faith, Religin
Aziiz: Beloved, Dear, Desirable, Esteemed, German, Favourite, Honored, Kin, Kinsman, Relative, Respected

“Ghalib”-e-Khastaa ke baGair kaun se kaam band hain
roiie zaar-zaar kyaa, kiijie haaye-haaye kyuuN

Ghalib: A reference to the poet, Mizra Ghalib
Khasstaa: Broken Sick, Injured, Wounded, Sorrowful
Bagair: Without
Zaar: Desire, Feeble, Garden Lamentation, Weak, Weeping, Wish
Zaar-Zaar: Bitterly
Haaye: Alas!

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3 comments so far

  1. Neeraj on

    Amazing work..the whole collection. Hats off for the dedication in putting it forth.
    I really came to appreciate the Ghazal through your efforts.
    Urdu not being my mother tongue, it was hard to appreciate Ghazal, but this work makes it far easier.
    Best

  2. gogibaj on

    Reblogged this on drbajajbrijmohan and commented:
    Wonderful

  3. Dr Namrata Kulkarni on

    Thanks for the explanation!!! Beautiful Mirza ghalib…i like the Chitra Singh version !


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