Listen: A song of spring by Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale that resounds with the cry of the parrot - Sarkari Result

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Saturday, 23 May 2020

Listen: A song of spring by Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale that resounds with the cry of the parrot


Listen: A song of spring by Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale that resounds with the cry of the parrot


The parrot has found pride of place in many an epic, folktale and folk song. From playing the role of a messenger, story teller, to even being used as a fortune teller, the bird has adorned Indian imagination for several centuries. In fact, representations of the bird have been found in paintings and textiles from various regions in India. Perhaps, the ability of the bird to mimic the human voice is what has made it an endearing image in the Indian artistic tradition.

Like some other birds, the parrot too is considered to be the vehicle of Kamadeva or the god of love, which is why poetry and songs that mention this god or his consort Rati often find mention of the bird.

Here is an example of the parrot, referred to often as suva, finding place in a Kumauni folk song by Gopal Babu Goswami from Uttarakhand:

But when it comes to commonly heard Hindustani vocal compositions, the parrot does not seem to find as much of a mention as the koel (cuckoo), papiha (hawk-cuckoo), kaagaa (crow), or mor (peacock). One wonders what could be the reason of this relative absence, despite the multitude of...

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