Festive Mood

I am quite sure everybody out there has some childhood memories related to Dashain.  Everyone remembers food, dakshina(money) , family gathering, and what not! All those mouth-watering dishes, the fun and joy of being with all relatives whom you haven’t met since ages, blessings and lots of daskshina(money) I still remember the excitement of collecting more and more money (dakshina) from the elders and going to Mamaghar (Maternal uncle’s home) to show it to my grandma. I never understood why going to Mamaghar made me so excited. Grandma used to make Sel-Roti for me every time I visited her as I was her favourite granddaughter. Those were the best Sel-Roti in the whole world, trust me on this! I used to fly kite with my cousin brothers and enjoy bamboo swing with cousin sisters. Once I fell off the swing and ended up hurting myself really badly. Thank god, grandma didn’t scold me. My grandma  is no more with us but I have lots of good memories about her. I still remember the stories she told me, lullabies which she sang for me, and Sel-Roti! Now, whenever I visit Mamaghar, my Maiju makes Sel-Roti on behalf of my grandma.

खै कस्तो हुन्थ्यो होला!!

झम् झम परिरहेको पानीमा,

तिमी र म,

एउटै छाता मुनी ओत लाग्दा,

खै कस्तो हुन्थ्यो होला!!

 

ढल्न लागेको सूर्यलाई

तिम्रो काँधमा शिर राखी हेर्दा,

खै कस्तो हुन्थ्यो होला!!

 

टहटह लागिरहेको जूनलाई

तिम्रो हात समाइ हेर्दा,

खै कस्तो हुन्थ्यो होला!!

 

रेडियोमा बज्ने प्रेमगीतको लयले

तिम्रो यादम चुर्लुम्मै डुब्दा

खै कस्तो हुन्थ्यो होला!!

 

सिरिसिरी चलिरहेको हावाले काँपेको शरीर

तिम्रो न्यानो अङ्गालोमा बाँधिदा

खै कस्तो हुन्थ्यो होला!!