Holi of Pain

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on 13 April 1919 when a crowd of

nonviolent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, who had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, were fired upon by troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer. The civilians, in the majority Sikhs, had assembled to participate in the annual Baisakhi celebrations, a religious and cultural festival for Punjabi people. Coming from outside the city, they may had been unaware of the imposition of martial law.

Here a  poem to describe the immense pain and loss of many innocent lives.

क्रूर  जनरल की काहनी ,सुनो मेरी जुबानी

दहशत भरी तस्वीर ,आज  जो है दिखानी

जलियावाला बाग आज  भी है  इसकी निशानी

खेली गई वो होली,तब पिचकारी से नही ,बंदूक से

चली थी गोली

डायर ने जारी किया  फरमान

बच्चे,  बूढ़े हो या जवान

करना है  सबका  कत्ले आम

अफरा तफरी फिर ऐसी मची

 बस आखरी साँसे  थी  बची

गोली से झल्ली  फिर सीना हुआ

 कतरा – कतरा  खून  बहा

लाशों का था अँँबार लगा

देख मंज़र दिल दहल गया

 उस दिन देश भी  सहम गया

57 thoughts on “Holi of Pain

    • Shayra July 2, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Yes,I’m punjabi Arora.but why you are asking.I can’t read punjabi words ,but can speak .Not fluently.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Daljit Singh Phagotra July 2, 2017 / 11:44 am

        I was asking that for sharing this👇

        “Yaad krde ha tenu Bhagat Singha,
        Himat ni tere vrga bnan di,
        Asa darde ha moth to,
        Himat ni sade ch fansi chadan di,
        Sher da jigra si tera,
        Tu desh li angreja nal ladya,
        Sade ch himat ni ghuskhora nal v ladan di,
        Azadi li chumya si tu fansi de fnde nu,
        Sade ch himat ni zulma khilaf khadan di,
        Tenu kahine ha mud aa ja veerya oye,
        Q ki sade ch himat ni Bhagat Singh bnan di…”
        Wrote few months ago…had a thought to post it on Bhagat Singh’s birthday…but your post made me share it…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Shayra July 2, 2017 / 11:49 am

        Beautiful one .A incredible tribute to shahid Bhagat Singh.Yes,do post .Give it in newspaper and magazine .A lovely one and so true.Awesome👌💐👋💝

        Liked by 1 person

      • Daljit Singh Phagotra July 2, 2017 / 11:52 am

        Thanks 😊✌… I don’t think it’s good enough to be in newspaper or magazine…but still, thanks..that means a lot…
        I didn’t say anything about your post 🙈…you wrote it very well. Love, Dedication and Pain are beautifully portrayed. I loved it.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Shayra July 2, 2017 / 12:45 pm

        Haw!But why is it so.Okk,don’t give in newspaper nd magazine as it is written in punjabi.hhaa!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Daljit Singh Phagotra July 2, 2017 / 12:49 pm

        Just imagine how you raise your hand when you try to show some kid that he’s gonna get a tight slap..


  1. Raj July 2, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Sad day, to explain what “humans” are capable of doing!


  2. myexpressionofthoughtsblog July 2, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    An appropriate title!! Reading made me .. visualising the seen and thinking today’s generation should respect our culture and sacrifice done by our freedom fighters!! Don’t let their blood go in vain!! Beautiful post !!


    • Shayra July 2, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Thanks a lot tanvir .Yes,I agree with you .It’s easy to point on them but it’s difficult to thought about sacrifice fir nation.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sayar_AV July 2, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Hey, Gargi it’s fabulous. Every word tauch the heart. I m very surprised why did you not write in hindi from a long time? You are amazing dear, keep writing.


    • Shayra July 2, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Thanks a lot Sayar .I have challenged myself one day to try in english and afterwards in order to improve more in English I started writing in it ,nd forgot hindi .Very first I always write poems in hindi .Now I will work on both .Thanks to u for that😊

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      • Sayar_AV July 2, 2017 / 3:27 pm

        Yup, u r very good in both language. Keep writing in both language. Keep rocking. Mine support is always with u.


      • Shayra July 2, 2017 / 5:41 pm

        Thanks a lot for your kind words.😊

        Liked by 1 person

  4. sakshibhojane04 July 2, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    This was very sad moment from history….. I had been to jalianwala Bagh. ….still the marks of bullet are intact…it made me cry😢…..


  5. Gouri (Gourav Anand) July 2, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    बहुत ही उम्दा प्रयास!! अच्छा लगा। जलियांवाला बाग और अमृतसर जाने की चाह बहुत दिनों से हो रही , पर अहो भाग्य! जा नहीं पा रहा।


    • Shayra July 3, 2017 / 12:56 am

      Thank you .😊.Koi baat nhi jab time mile ,tab chle jaana .

      Liked by 1 person

  6. ujjwalrealblog July 3, 2017 / 4:24 am

    Tum hindi likha karo jayda.I think you can write it more and more beautiful.Lovely.The worst massacre of all times.Beautiful one


    • Shayra July 3, 2017 / 5:02 am

      Thanks A lot .From ,Now I will write in both languages.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Trayee July 3, 2017 / 6:17 am

    Heart wrenching incident…as usual you have penned it so beautifully..


  8. vishalbheeroo July 3, 2017 / 7:36 am

    It’s a painful part of our historical past and tears the heart into pieces, Shayra. You paid a fitting tribute.


    • Shayra July 3, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Thanks a lot for your kind words.As it’s a painful part and I have visited the place ,that well where I have seen Red spots of innocent souls departed in heaven.All marks of bullets are there .😢


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