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Verses for this Holi

Selected by Saeed Naqvi

Instead of the column, these verses this Holi: sing them, recite them and share generously. You could all have accessed these verses on your own but the thought may not have crossed your mind.

 

bādal aa.e haiñ ghir gulāl ke laal

kuchh kisī kā nahīñ kisī ko ḳhayāl

 

RANGIN SAADAT YAAR KHAN

 

baad-e-bahār meñ sab ātish junūn kī hai

har saal āvatī hai garmī meñ fasl-e-holī

 

WALI UZLAT

 

Daal kar ġhunchoñ kī muñdrī shāḳh-e-gul ke kaan meñ

ab ke holī meñ banānā gul ko jogan ai sabā

 

MUSHAFI GHULAM HAMDANI

 

holī ke ab bahāne chhiḌkā hai rañg kis ne

naam-e-ḳhudā tujh uupar is aan ajab samāñ hai

 

SHAIKH ZAHURUDDIN HATIM

SEE GHAZAL

 

 

mausam-e-holī hai din aa.e haiñ rañg aur raag ke

ham se tum kuchh māñgne aao bahāne phaag ke

 

MUSHAFI GHULAM HAMDANI

 

muñh par naqāb-e-zard har ik zulf par gulāl

holī kī shaam hī to sahar hai basant kī

 

Zulf

MADHAV RAM JAUHAR

 

muhayyā sab hai ab asbāb-e-holī

uTho yaaro bharo rañgoñ se jholī

 

SHAIKH ZAHURUDDIN HATIM

 

saaqī kuchh aaj tujh ko ḳhabar hai basant kī

har sū bahār pesh-e-nazar hai basant kī

 

UFUQ LAKHNAVI

 

sajnī kī āñkhoñ meñ chhup kar jab jhāñkā

bin holī khele hī sājan bhiig gayā

 

MUSAVVIR SABZWARI

SEE GHAZAL

 

 holi ki bahaaren

jab phaagun ra.ng jhamakte ho.n tab dekh bahaare.n holii kii
aur daf ke shor kha.Dakte ho.n tab dekh bahaare.n holii kii

 

Nazeer Akbarabadi

NAZM


holi

aa dhamke aish o tarab kyaa kyaa jab husn dikhaayaa holii ne
har aan KHushii kii dhuum hu.ii yuu.n lutf jataayaa holii ne

 

Nazeer Akbarabadi

NAZM


holi

fasl-e-bahaar aa.ii hai holii ke ruup me.n
sola-si.nghaar laa.ii hai holii ke ruup me.n

 

Saghar Nizami

NAZM

holi

kahii.n pa.De na mohabbat kii maar holii me.n
adaa se prem karo dil se pyaar holii me.n

 

Nazeer Banarasi

NAZM


holi

pahle zamaana aur thaa mai aur thii daur aur thaa
vo boliyaa.n hii aur thii.n vo Toliyaa.n hii aur thii.n, vo holiyaa.n hii aur thii.n

 

Ali Jawwad Zaidi

NAZM


holi

aaj hai roz-e-vasa.nt ai dostaa.n
sarv-qad hai bostaa.n ke darmiyaa.n

 

Faez Dehlvi

MASNAVI

 

holi

chhaa.ii hai.n har ik samt jo holii kii bahaare.n
pichkaariyaa.n taane vo hasiino.n kii qataare.n

 

Saghar Khayyami

NAZM


aisi manaen holi

ho ke sarshaar bahut ishq se gaa.e.n holii
ik na.e ra.ng se apno.n ko sunaa.e.n holii

 

Kanval Dibaivi

NAZM


holi khelne ki farmaish par

hai ye ahbaab ko israar ki holii kheluu.n
to.D duu.n aaj to mai.n zohd-o-taqaddus kaa fusuu.n

 

Kanval Dibaivi

NAZM


gale mujhko laga lo ai mere dildar holi mein

gale mujh ko lagaa lo ai mire dildaar holii me.n
bujhe dil kii lagii bhii to ai mere yaar holii me.n

 

Bhartendu Harishchandra

GHAZAL


holi

ham se nazar milaa.iye holii kaa roz hai
tiir-e-nazar chalaa.iye holii kaa roz hai

 

Julius Naheef Dehlvi

NAZM


basant aur holi ki bahaar

saaqii kuchh aaj tujh ko KHabar hai basant kii
har suu bahaar pesh-e-nazar hai basant kii

 

Ufuq Lakhnavi

NAZM


holi

muhayyaa sab hai ab asbaab-e-holii
uTho yaaro bharo ra.ngo.n se jholii

 

Shaikh Zahuruddin Hatim

MASNAVI


kahin abir ki KHushbu kahin gulal ka rang

kahii.n abiir kii KHushbuu kahii.n gulaal kaa ra.ng
kahii.n pe sharm se simTe hu.e jamaal kaa ra.ng

 

Azhar Iqbal

QITA


holi jawani ki boli mein

agar aaj bhii bolii-Tholii na hogii
to holii Thikaane kii holii na hogii

 

Nazeer Banarasi

NAZM

 

Selected from www.rekhta.org

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