“Badal Ko Ghirte Dekha Hai” — A poem by Nagarjun.
Initial line have a quality description of the himalaya mountain. Manasarovar is a lake on himalaya it is one of the highest lake in world. It is also pilgrimage attraction for hindu religion.
I have tried to explain some relatively hard terms.
धवल(dhawal) – clean तुहिन(tuheen) – very small
तुंग(tung)- mountain श्यामल नील – slightly blue (blueish)
सलिल(saleel) – water पावस(pawas) – summer
उमस(umas) – heat बिसतंतु(bistantu) : snake
तिरत(tirate) – swimming बालारुण(balarun) : morning sun
स्वर्णाभ शिखर(swarnav shikhar) – at sunrise mountain peaks looks gold-is colored
विरहित(virahit) – separated चिर-अभिशापित(chir avishapit) : cursed for long
झंझानिल : storm + rain
चकवा-चकई : a type of bird which can’t be with it’s mate during night. As explained in poem they are cursed somehow so they can’t be together in night.
शत-सहस(shat shahastra): 100 k
उन्मादक(unmadak) : something thak make you feal excited, insane.
It is really taking a lot of time better I will explain some good para.
कस्तूरी मृग (musk deer): As said by poet it has musk inside it’s nave and it is very pleasant smelling. Due to this pleasant smell the deer tries to search for it’s origin. Since the deer is always able to smell it but is never able to find it, so it is teased by itself.
कहाँ गय धनपति कुबेर वह
कहाँ गई उसकी वह अलका
नहीं ठिकाना कालिदास के
व्योम-प्रवाही गंगाजल का,
. . . .
Poet then tries to search for Kuber(God of Money) and his Alka puri(a city fool of money, gold etc) which is thought to be situated near manasarovar as told by kalidas.
It also explains kalidas’s meghdoot and ganga which flows in sky it says that he is not able find it so he says further that it is only poets thinking and not reality.