'Ghoomar Dance Song' Lyrics & its Meaning Explained

Khamma Ghani. Ghoomar/Ghumar is a Rajputana Royal folk song. It's a song which is filled with sweetness, grace, admiration and most of all innocence. 'Ghoomar' is a dance form of Marwar, which ladies do by doing swirls/circular rotations. This song is about Rajput girl growing up and what she asks from her mother and she tells her mother about her desires. She tells her mother that she wants a Rathore(राठौड़) boy to be her husband. She tells by various verses how much she adores/admires Rathores. Ghoomar is performed on many celebrations and especially at weddings in Rajput families.

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Ghoomar/Ghumar: Ghoomar is a Dance form of Marwar. The Girl/Princess(In this song she is most likely from Kachwaha clan/ Sisodia clan of Rajputs) requests her mother(Queen) that she wants to perform/play ghoomar, which also implies that she wants to be married in Rathore clan (Rathore is a Suryavanshi 'Solar Dynasty' Rajput clan, founder of Marwar state and ruler of Marwar from its foundation till independence). Ghoomar got much more popular throughout Rajputana, and can now effectively be called as a dance form of Rajasthan.

Before performing ghoomar, ladies bow holding "Pallu" in their palms and respect elders, relatives e.g. Mother-In-Laws and Mata Ji(Goddess). Dance is performed with other ladies and audience is also mostly ladies. Men usually stay away and don't usually indulge in watching the dance, because when Ghoomar is performed there's usually celebration in home and men indulge in other entertainments among men, doing manwar and welcome family members and managing lots of things that goes into doing the smooth management of things. Lyrics of this folk song are given below the video, play video, keep it playing and skip to read the lyrics of Ghoomar, it'll help you understand the lyrics.

Ghoomar Lyrics

O.. Mhaane Ramta ne Kaajal Tiki Laadya ye Maa
O.. Mhaane Ramta ne Kaajal Tiki Laadya(Found) ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan
O.. Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. Mhaane Rathoda ri Boli Pyari Laage ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan
Ohh Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. Mhaane Rathoda ri Boli heera toli ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan
Ohh Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. Mhaane Rathoda ra painch pyara Laage ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan
Ohh Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. Mhaane Rathoda re ghar bhal dijyo ye Maa
Oh Mhaane Rathoda re ghar bhal dijyo ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan..
Ohh.. Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. Mhaane Rathoda ri Boli Pyari Laage ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan
Ohh Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. maari Ghoomar che Nakhrali ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramwa mein jaasyan
O.. Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O.. Mhaane Jodhana ra Coat Pyara Laage ye Maa
O.. Mhaane Jodhana ra Coat Pyara Laage ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan
Ohh Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

O... mhaari Ghoomar che Nakhrali ye Maa
O... mhaari Ghoomar che Nakhrali ye Maa
Ghoomar Ramwa mein jaasyan
Ohh Rajri Ghoomar Ramba mein jaasyan

Ghoomar Lyrics in Hindi/Rajasthani (Devnagri)

ओ म्हाने रमता ने काजळ टिकी लादया ऐ माँ
घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ
ओ राजरी घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ

ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा री बोली प्यारी लागे ये माँ
ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा री बोली प्यारी लागे ये माँ
घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां

ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा री बोली हीरा तोली ये माँ
ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा री बोली हीरा तोली ये माँ
घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां

ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा रा पेच प्यारा लागे ये माँ
ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा रा पेच प्यारा लागे ये माँ
घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां

ओ म्हाने रमता ने लाडूङो लादयो ऐ माँ
घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ
ओ राजरी घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ

ओ म्हाने परदेशियाँ मत दीजो ऐ माँ
घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ
ओ राजरी घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ

ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा रे घर भल दीज्यो ये माँ
ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा रे घर भल दीज्यो ये माँ
घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां..
राजरी घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां

ओ म्हारी घूमर छे नखराळी ऐ माँ
घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ
ओ राजरी घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ

ओ.. म्हाने जोधाणा रा कोट प्यारा लागे ये माँ
ओ.. म्हाने जोधाणा रा कोट प्यारा लागे ये माँ
घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां
ओ.. राजरी घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां

ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा री बोली प्यारी लागे ये माँ
ओ.. म्हाने राठौड़ा री बोली प्यारी लागे ये माँ
घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां
ओ.. राजरी घूमर रम्बा म्हें जास्यां

ओ म्हारी घूमर छे नखराळी ऐ माँ
घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ
ओ राजरी घुमर रमवा म्हें जास्याँ

Glossary:

Ramba/Ramwa: To Play
Ramta: While playing
Rathoda: Of Rathore Rajputs'
jaasyan: Will Go
Nakhrali: Bewitching, filled with grace, beautiful
Ghoomar/Ghumar: Ghoomar is a originally a dance form of Marwar where ladies dance by doing swirls/circular rotaions.
Boli: Dialect, language. (here in this song, it also implies manners or culture)

Meaning, Explanation & Story of Ghoomar

Ghoomar Means: This song symbolizes innocence and life of Rajput Girls. The Language used in this song is not Marwari but is very similar to which is spoken in Dhundhad(Amer, Jaipur) or Udaipur(Some Gujarati touch). Which suggests she is from Dhundad/Udaipur and most likely a Kachwaha/Sisodia Rajput. The girl is young and she is growing up and she explains her little demands to her mother, queen. She tells that her life is very simple, she is very beautiful and pretty that she can bewitch anyone. She yet asks for very simple things. At the start she asks that she wants to play, and asks for sweets. While playing she finds Kajal-Tiki(Make-up) and starts thinking about her suitable match. She asks for Kaajal-Tiki (Make-up), tells how much she adores Rathores.

Now She has grown enough that her parents might be looking for suitable match for her. So she tells them that she doesn't wants to marry outside of Rajputana(Rajasthan). Because that would mean that she would see her family less often.
Then the girl tell her heart's desire for her match. She tells her mother that she wants to be married in the Rathore House. Because Rathores have lovely boli(dialect, 'Marwari'). Which implies She believes that Rathores are lovely people who take good care of their ladies and respect them immensely.

She tells her mother that she wants to be married only to a Rathore boy. And How much she Adores and what she likes about Rathores(Rajput Clan)

Note: Rathore/Rathod/Rathaur/Rathor is a Suryavanshi(Solar Dynasty) Rajput clan, founder of Marwar state and ruler of Marwar from its foundation till independence. So what makes Rathore Rajputs so special, read following two folk poem on Rathore Rajputs below. First is "Marudhar Desh", it is about Rathores, their Marwar state and its culture and second is about warrior prowess of Rathores, It's called "Ranbanka Rathore".

म्हारो मरुधर देश

दारु मीठी दाख री, सूरां मीठी शिकार।
सेजां मीठी कामिणी, तो रण मीठी तलवार।।
व्रजदेशा चन्दन वना, मेरुपहाडा मोड़ !
गरुड़ खंगा लंका गढा, राजकुल राठौड़ !!
दारु पीवो रण चढो, राता राखो नैण।
बैरी थारा जल मरे, सुख पावे ला सैण॥
घोङा, जोङी, पागङी, मुँछा तनी, मरोङ !
या पाँचो ही राखली रजपुती राठौङ !!
जल उंडा, थल उजला, नारी नवले वेश,
पुरुष पटघर निपजे, म्हारो मरुधर देश..

"रण बंका राठौड़" (Invincible Warrior in Battle/ None can surpass Rathores as Warrior in Battle)

रवळ भालां हाँकिया, पिसण फिफ्फरा फौड़।
विडद जिणारौ वरणियौ, रण बंका राठौड़ ॥

किरची किरची किरकिया, ठौड़ ठौड़ रण ठौड़।
मरुकण बण चावळ मरद, रण रचिया राठौड़ ॥

पतसाहाँ दळ पाधरा, मुरधर धर का मौड़।
फणधर जेम फुंकारिया, रण बंका राठौड़ ॥

सिर झड़ियां जुडिया समर, धूमै रण चढ़ घौड़।
जोधा कमधज जाणिया, रण बंका राठौड़ ॥

सातां पुरखाँ री सदा, ठावी रहै न ठौड़।
साहाँ रा मन संकिया, रण संकै राठौड़ ॥

हाको सुण हरखावणो, आरण आप अरौड़।
रण परवाड़ा रावळा, रण बंका राठौड़ ॥

“ब्रजदेशा चन्दन वनां, मेरुपहाडा मोड़ !
गरुड़ खंगा लंका गढा, राजकुल राठौड़ !!
बलहट बँका देवड़ा, करतब बँका गौड़ !
हाडा बँका गाढ़ में, रण बँका राठौड़ !!"

Following video shows how Rajput women perform Ghoomar Dance (in following video Ghoomar is performed on the Folk song "Raja Maylo Raaj Bhalo Rathori re jalla, mirga naini ra jalla"

Hope you've liked "Ghoomar", its lyrics and their meanings. Thanks for reading this far.
Jai Mata Ji Ki.