Childhood memories – Tulika Blogathon 4

June 23, 2010 at 10:02 am | Posted in Blogging, Childhood, Memories | 8 Comments

Tulika is looking for rhymes in various indian languages. So below are few which have so many memories attached to them.

There are perhaps the first two or among the first few rhymes that me and my brother heard as babies.

The Moon that fascinate everyone as a kid :

chanda mama door ke
paue pakaye boor ke
aap khaye thali mein
munne ko de pyali mein
pyali gayi toot
munna gaya rooth
nayi pyali layenge
munne ko manayenge

And elephant , we always wanted elephant to come home and so it goes like this:

Haati raja kahan chale ,
sund utha ke kahan chale ,
kaan hila ke kahan chale,
mere ghar aa jao na ,
halwa poori khao na.

Apart from that , we heard “aate baate” , “aaja ri nindariya” and “akad bakad” several times as kids. My husband on the other hand has fond memories of “gala goli kali gaye …kana patti kana patti Kurrrrr” but we do not remember the complete wordings.

Then as I became about 5 years these were my favourites.

Here 3 or more kids used to play together. 2 kids join hand and make a gate and sing the following. While rest of the kids walk under the gate around the gatemen.

Poshampa bhai poshampa ,
Dhakuo ne kya kiya
Sau rupaye ki ghadi churai
aath aane ki rabadi khayi
ab toh jail mein aana padega
jail ki roti khani padegi
jail ka paani peena padega

And then the gate will close to catch any of the kid who is taking rounds between the four arms , while the challenge for the kids who takes round is to escape.

And then there was a clapping chant in school. I forgot how we used to clap but I can remember the words :

Aa meena , meena ka paala,
isnowwhite , kamyaab , kamyaab,

(now faster clapping and singing)
Aa meena , meena ka paala,
isnowwhite , kamyaab , kamyaab.

Do share your childhood memories.



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  1. Thanks to Tulika for this one .. got to know so many rhymes in different languages πŸ™‚ I like the poshampa one .. sounds so musical πŸ˜‰

  2. Fond memories na πŸ™‚ Thanks to Tulika for helping us revisit those!
    Mine are here…

  3. Awww I remember these:D everyone except the Hathi raja!:)

  4. wowo Child hood days ..

    Akad bakkad bombay bo
    asee nabe poore so

    and silly games like Tipy tippy tap.. what colour u want

    nice one Those were the days when i was 8 , 9 , 10 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  5. What is the plan for his birthday tomm?

  6. Where have u disappeared?

  7. nostalgic, happy, mischievous πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. So nice, do you remember we also have Tesu and Jhanjhi songs. If some body know kindly send me.
    These memories will remains till death.

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