Wednesday, September 3, 2014

URDU POET ALI SARDAR JAFRI WROTE A POEM IN PRAISE OF RIVER JHELUM OR VITASTA


                                                                               




A PHOTOGRAPH OF RIVER JHELUM  NEAR PAMPORE TOWN IN KASHMIR.. 

THE RIVER ORIGINATES FROM VERINAAG SPRING ( About 80 Kms from Srinagar city close to Banihaal tunnel from kashmir side ) IN ANNATNAAG DISTRICT .

AFTER ENTERING AND COMING OUT OF WULAR LAKE , IT GOES TO BARAMUULA AND FINALLY ENTERS POK WHERE IT IS JOINED BY RIVER NEELUM NEAR DOMEL IN MUZAFFARBAD .

IT FINALLY ENDS UP MERGING WITH RIVER CHENAB NEAR TRIMMU IN JHANG DISTRICT OF PAKISTAN.

                                                                          
 ( Sardar jafri and  Jagan Nath Azad in writers conference organized by J&K Academy Of Art Culture And Languages..1985 Srinagar  )

The Sanskrit name of this river is Vitasta. The river finds repeated mention as VITASTA in Nilamata Purana. it is also mentioned in Rigveda as river VITASTA.

Ancient Greeks named it HYDASPES . kashmiris call it VYETH. The river is linked with history , culture and heritage of kashmir and kashmiris....


Long Back Ali sardar Jafri wrote a poem on Jhelum river .. I quote some lines from this poem titled “Jhelum Ka Taraana “

Maanind Joo e Zindagi Shaam o Sahar Behtaa Huun mein 

Har Dam Ravaan Har Dam Davaan Har Dam Jawaan Rahtaa huun mein..

Vaadi mein Lehraata Huva 

Sabze se Ithlaata huva 

Sau Pech o Kham Khaata huva 
Hanstaa Huva Gaata Huva ..

Maujon Ki Zufein Kholtaa 

Qatron Ke Moti Roltaa 

Maashooqa e Kashmiri ke 
Pehloo Mein Itraata Huva …

Kheiton Ke daaman Mein Yahaan 

Baagon Ke Saye mein Vahaan 

Apni Sharaab e nab ke
Sagar Ko Chhalkaata Huva …


Maanind Joo e Zindagi Shaam o Sahar Behtaa Huun mein 

Har Dam Ravaan Har Dam Davaan Har Dam Jawaan Rahtaa huun mein..


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