Meaning of Jab Deep Jaley Aana By Ravinder Jain

This poem is written by a great music director and lyricist Ravindra Jain. This poem was used in the movie Chitchor starring Starring: Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab, Vijayendra Ghatge, A.K. Hangal , as a song in 1976. It became very famous. It was sung by Yesudas and was liked my many people.

Jab Deep Jaley Aana By Ravinder Jain
Jab deep jale aana, jab shaam dhhale aana
Sanket milan ka bhool na jaana mera pyaar na bisraana
Jab deep jale aana…
Main palkan dagar buhaarunga
Teri raah nihaarunga
Meri preet ka kaajal tum apne naino mein male aana
Jab deep jale aana…
Jahaan peheli baar mile the ham
Jis jagaah se sang chale the ham
Nadiya ke kinaare aaj ussi
Amwa ke tale aana
Jab deep jale aana…
Ni Re Ga, Re Ga, Ma Ga Re Sa Sa Ni
Pa Pa Ma, Re Ga , Sa Ni Sa Ga Pa Ma Pa
Nit saanjh sawere milte hain
aa aa aaaa…
Unhein dekhke taare khilte hain
Lete hain wida ek duje se kehte hain chale aana
Jab deep jale aana

Structure:
The poem has 4 main stanzas with rhyming endings. The poem is written in a lyrical way.

Meaning/ Analysis:
Jab deep jale aana, jab shaam dhhale aana
Sanket milan ka bhool na jaana mera pyaar na bisraana
Jab deep jale aana…

In this stanza the poet is addressing his beloved and asking her to come after the sunset. In the old days the girlfriend and the boyfriend couldn’t meet in bright day light so they had to meet after the sun sets. Thus the poet is telling his lover to not forget his love and his identity and come meet him ones everyone’s quiet and its night. As in the night the people uses deep ( small candles/lamps) to brighten the room so he is asking his lover to come to him ones all the lamps are lit up and the dusk has descended. He says that you shouldn’t forget the signs of union and should come.

Main palkan dagar buhaarunga
Teri raah nihaarunga
Meri preet ka kaajal tum apne naino mein male aana
Jab deep jale aana…

He is saying that I’m waiting for you desperately. He is saying that I’ll sweep lanes of eyelids and won’t sleep. I will wait for you to come and keep waiting until you come. He is expressing here that how desperate he is to meet his lover. He is telling her how much he loves her. He is then asking his lover to wear the kohl of his love when she comes to meet him. He is telling how happy that would make him.

Jahaan peheli baar mile the ham
Jis jagaah se sang chale the ham
Nadiya ke kinaare aaj ussi
Amwa ke tale aana
Jab deep jale aana…

Now he is discussing about the place they first met. He is asking his lover to come to the place they first met. He loves that place because that was where they fell in love and since then they are together with each other so there are a lot of memories of that place that the poet wants to relive so he is inviting the lover to that memorable place to cherish the amazing memories they had there. He is inviting her to come at the bank of the river and under the mango tree where they first met , to come again and meet him.

Nit saanjh sawere milte hain
aa aa aaaa…
Unhein dekhke taare khilte hain
Lete hain wida ek duje se kehte hain chale aana
Jab deep jale aana

Now he is telling that we meet daily at dawn and at dusk , meet me like that. He is telling that when we meet the stars blooms seeing us that even the stars are happy to see us together. He says that while leaving, we promise and request each other to come meet tomorrow again at this time thus come meet me when the lamps are lit again at night. Please do come.

Summary:
In this poem the poet Ravindra Jain is requesting his lover to come meet him when the lamps are lit up and the sun sets. In the old days the lovers weren’t allowed to meet each in the daylight so they used to wait for the sun to set down to meet their lovers. Thus the poet is addressing his lover and requesting her to come meet him and shouldn’t forget their bond and the signs of union. He says that he won’t sleep and would be waiting for her desperately and will keep waiting until she comes. He is asking her to wear the kohl of his love in her eyes when she comes meet him. After that he is saying that she should come meet him at the place they first started dating each other and fell in love i.e. beside the bank of the river under the mango tree. In the last stanza he is telling that when we meet even the stars gloom and become happy and when we leave we request each other to meet again the next day.

Theme:
This poem is a lyrical romantic poem addressed by one lover to another in which he is requesting her to meet him again at the place they fell in love and started their relationship and relive those memories. It shows the customs of the earlier days very well since lovers met after the sun sets down thus the lover is inviting his lover to meet him once the lamps are lit up and dusk is sent down.

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I am a software engineer by profession and poetry is my hobby. I like literary works and visiting ancient works. Some of my works are available with this website...
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