Story behind Bulleh Shahs “Tere Ishq Nachaya, Karke Thaiya Thaiya”

Story behind Bulleh Shahs “Tere Ishq Nachaya, Karke Thaiya Thaiya”

Bulleh Shah was a Noble Syed (descendant of the Prophet Muhammad), while his Mentor Shah Anayat was Arayein, a cast associated with agriculture and considered not as noble in those days.

Bulleh Shah family got offended by his love and respect for Shah Anayat. Hence, they sent a group of respected elder sisters and sisters-in-law to convince him. Bulleh Shah wrote a beautiful poem on this:

 

“Bulleh no Samjhavan Aiyan, Pehnaan te Parajayan”
Manle Bulleya saada kehnaa, chud de palla Raiyan”

 

Translation:

Bulleh Shah’s sisters and sister-in-law come to persuade him
Bulleh, listen to our advice, and forbid the company of Arain (Shah Anayat)!”

 

When Shah Anayat heard about this event, he thought of leaving Bulleh to avoid him facing more hardship from his family.

But how could Bulleh, a humanist, leave his beloved Spiritual Guide and Peer because he was Arayein? Bulleh followed Shah Anayat and in attempt to cheer him started dancing publically with the his most famous poem.

 

“Tere Ishq Nachaya, Karke Thaiya Thaiya
Bullah Shah Naounda Mainu Inayat De Boohe
Jis ne mainu Poowaye Chole Waawe te Suhe
Jaan main maadi aye, Uddi mill Pya hai Piya”

 

Transliteration:

You Love has made me Dance, Romance

Bulleh Shah is sitting at Shah Inayat’s door front!

He (Anayat) has clothed me in green and red attire (of Saints)

And as I yearned hard, he seized & saved me!

 

READ FULL TEXT (WITH TRANSLATION) BELOW:

Tere Ishq Nachaya Full Text with English Translation

Tere Ishq Nachaya Full Text with English Translation

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