Bhagyada Balegara – Lyrics and Meaning

Background: Indian folk songs are brimming with emotions. When a daughter gets married, she leaves the loving home she grew up in and moves in with her husband and his family. But her attachment towards her parents place lovingly referred to as “Tavarooru” is everlasting. Not a day goes by where she does not wish…

Ashada Maasa – Kannada Folk Song

Background: Indian folk songs are brimming with emotions. There are various types of relationships that are emotional – Mother – daughter, brother – sister, father daughter, husband – wife..and so on. In this particular song, a daughter’s longing to visit her parent’s home is visible. When a daughter gets married, she leaves the loving home…

Cheluvi Cheluvi – Kannada Folk Song

Background: In India, concept of arranged marriage is an age old tradition. For an arranged marriage, the potential groom sees a lot of potential brides and decides to marry one. In this song, it seems like the eligible bachelor has been searching for a perfect cheluvi (beauty ) for some time. Looking at his ambitions,…

Mallige Hoovagi – Kannada Folk Song Meaning and Lyrics

Background: In this song, the simple God loving person, sings praises of Lord Madappa ( Shiva ) and says that he/she will always be a devotee. Mallige hoovaagi Chellitu nimparisi Chellatagaara madappa Oh ho..chellatagara Madappa // Madappa plays with the jasmine flowers, which scatter beautifully for Madappa // Madappa Baruvaaga Maalella Gammendu Maaladali Garike CHiguryavo…