Din Shagna Da Lyrics
Din Shagna Da is a soulful Punjabi wedding song about a bride asking all her bridesmaids to gather around and welcome the groom.
The bride tells her bridesmaids that her auspicious wedding day has finally arrived. She invites them to see how the place has been beautifully adorned with embellishments all around.
The woman has found her true soul mate and congratulates herself that she’s been lucky enough to find such a life partner. Her groom is about to arrive with a palanquin. These lines provide you with a glimpse of how an Indian wedding takes place.
TRIVIA- The Palanquin (Doli) is the vehicle in which the bride departs for her new home after bidding goodbye to her family. It was originally used in Bengal by royal women since they were protected from the public eye every time they left their house. The Palanquin was a way to express one’s status in society in the early days.
Din Shagna Da Chadya Aao sakhiyon
Ni Veda Sajeya Mera Sajna Mileya
Sajna Milan Vadhaiyaan
Ni Sajan doli leke ana ni Mera Sajna
The woman has found her true soul mate and congratulates herself that she's been lucky enough to find such a life partner. The bride asks all her bridesmaids to gather around and welcome the groom.
She tells her bridesmaids that her auspicious wedding day has finally arrived and invites them to see how the place has been beautifully adorned with embellishments all around.
Dolna ve dolna ve Hir Jogni dolna
Dolna ve dolna
Tu Mera Naseeban dholna
Dolna ve dholna Mai Jugni Teri dolna
She addresses her husband-to-be with various affectionate names - Dholna, Ranjhan, Mahi (all of which translate to beloved/lover in Punjabi). She renders him as her ultimate destiny and refers herself as his Jugni/Hir (devotee/lover)
WORD- Jugni- The word literally means Female Firefly but in the spiritual sense it refers to the essence of life. The word was used to describe one’s connection with nature, our understanding of the world and our relationship with God.
She plays around and tells him that she won't go with him unless there is a Shehnai playing in the background or unless he sings a colourful melody to her. She makes it clear that she wishes to feel special and royal since a wedding day is always very important for a bride.
TRIVIA- Shenai- Is a musical instrument made wood, common in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. It’s known to produce a sound that’s auspicious and holy. The Shenai is widely used in marriages and temples.
Accepting her requests, the groom agrees to escort her in an elegant and sophisticated manner. He promises to have all arrangements done and will arrive with a stunningly decorated palanquin. He plans on celebrating with grand fireworks and will eventually escort his queen-like bride to his house.