Songs of Saharay: Purndmala Hende Mala

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Published on: 18 June 2018
These song describe the daily living of the Santhals and how simple their needs are in order to be happy and contented.

This is the song of the Jaale Maha, i.e. the fourth day of the Saharay Festival. This song describes the heart break of a young village woman who ordered cheap bangles and black and white beads necklace from a rural peddler. But the peddler forgets to bring her those bangles. So she is singing of her sorrow at being unable to adorn herself and not join the dance with her friends.