Rath O Ami (The Chariot and I) - A Bengali poem by Sharmistha Dutta

Tomorrow (July 13, 2010) India and the whole world will celebrate Rath Yatra with a lot of festivities. Here is a little poem for the occassion.

The poem is in transliterated English.

RATH O AMI

RATH ER ROSHI TE PORLO TAN
SURU HOLO JAI JOGONNATH ER NAM O GAN..
FUL CHONDON.DHUP O MALA
PUJOR UPOKORON SAJIYE DALA
FOL MISTI NIBEDON KORO
BIKEL BELAY MELAY GHURO
PAPOR BHAJA,CHOP BEGUNI
GHUGNI,FUCHKA TANATANI,,
NAGORDOLA,CHORBE NAKI?
KORCHE DEKHO HAKA HAKI
PAYE PAYE VIR THELE
ANEK KASTO KORE DORSHON O MELE
BELUN,CHAKNI,KHUNTI KORAI
DAM SUNE SOB PALAI PALAI
TOBUO E EK UTSOB VAI
KICHU AMAR KENA CHAI
RATH MANEI ELO PUJO
CHARI DIK E SAJO SAJO..
ELO OI MAHALAYA..
DURE DEKHO MA ER CHAYA...
KASH FULETE UTHBE DHEU..
BAJBE KASOR GHONTA...
OI DIN TAR PATHA J CHEYE  ROILO BOSE MONTA.


Sharmistha DuttaSharmistha Dutta is a creative writer, poetess, photographer and actress from Kolkata. She is also a food and recipe enthusiast. Sharmistha has won multiple award in her fields of interest, and can be reached at sharmisthad194 [at] gmail [dot] com.