Ghata Hai Baag Hai

Lyrics by Kanwar Mohinder Singh Bedi Sahar

ghata hai baag hai, mai hai sabu hai, jaam hai saaqi
ab iske baad jo kuch hai woh tera kaam hai saaqi

Ghata: Cloud
Baag: Bridle, Garden, Rein
Mai: Wine, Liquor
Sabu: Jar, Tumbler
Jaam: Goblet, Wineglass
Saaqi: Beloved, Bar Tender, Cup-Bearer, Page

kisi ek aag mai-kash se khata kuch ho gayi hogi
magar kyon mai-kade ka mai-kadah badnaam hai saaqi

Aag: Flame, Fire, Incensement (Figurative. Anger, Passion, Love, Lust)
Mai-kash: Boozing, Drinking
Khata: Error, Fault, Lapse, Mistake, Oversight, Wrong, Transgression
Mai-kadah: Bar, Tavern, Wine Cellar
Badnaam: Disreputable, Notorious, Ignominious, Infamous, Jade

jawaani be-khataa be-aib ho sakti to hai lekin
yeh jeena bhi to khud jeene pe ik ilzaam hai saaqi

Khata, Aib: Defect, Fault, Vice, Weakness
Be-Khataa, Be-Aib: Faultless, Guiltless, Innocent, Unerring
Ilzaam: Allegation, Accusation Accuse, Blame, Libel

teri aankhon ki masti ko siyaah-masti jo kehte hain
teri aankhon ki masti mein sahar ki shaam hai saaqi

Masti: Lust, Intoxication
Siyaah: Black, dark, sombre; unfortunate, bad
Siyaah-masti: Extreme drunkenness
Sehar: Magic, Morning; Also a reference to the poets name

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1 comment so far

  1. Bhavesh N. Pattni on

    In ‘Ghata hai baag hai’ it is not ‘kisi ek aag maykash se’ – but it is Kisi ek-aad maykash se’ – meaning of the line is – ‘why just because of one may-kash’s mistake, entire maykadaa is being defamed’


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