Paara Paara Hua

Lyrics by Saeed Rahi

paara paara huaa pairaahan-e-jaa.N
phir mujhe chho.D gaye chaaraagaraa.N

Paara: Fragment, Piece, Ward
Paara-Paara: In Bits And Pieces
Pairaahan: Dress, Shirt, Robe, Cloth
Pairaahan-e-Jaan: Fabric Of Life
Chaaraagaraan: Healers, Doctors

ko_ii aahaT na ishaara na sharaab saraab
kaisaa viraa.N hai ye dasht-e-imkaa.N

Aahat: Sound of feet approaching, sound of soft footsteps; sound, noise, clack, tick
Ishaaraa: Allusion, Gesture, Mention, Sign, Symbol, Quote, Wink, Wrinkle
Sharaab: Alcohol, Wine, Liquor
Saraab: Mirage
Viiraan: Deserted, Desolate Place, Lonely, Wilderness
Dasht: Desert, Hands, Jungle, Wilderness
Imkaan: Possibility

vaqt ke sog me.n lamho.n kaa juluus
jaise ek qaafilaa-e-nauhaagaraa.N

Sog: Lamentation, Mourning
Lamha: Jiffy, Minute, Moment, Trice
Juluus: Procession
Qaafilaa: Caravan
Nauhaagaraan: Mourners
Qaafilaa-e-NauhaagaraaN: Funeral procession

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3 comments so far

  1. RA on

    Hi Ritesh, You have somehow read my mind. I have been thinking of this ghazal for some time.Thanks.
    By the way, I was amazed by the last sher of Prem Warbartoni’s ghazal.

  2. Ritesh on

    Hi,
    You are doing a great job . Can you please include Ghalibs
    ‘ बस कि दुष्वार है हर काम का आसान होना
    आदमी को भी मयस्सर नही इन्सान होना
    in your future post.
    Regards,
    Ritesh

  3. Khan on

    This is amongst the best of Ghulam Ali’s renditions.

    A correction…
    The second sher goes…
    ko_ii aahaT na ishaara na SARAAB
    kaisaa viraa.N hai ye dasht-e-imkaa.N

    (saraab – mirage)


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