Fakiri performance by Golam Fakir

Golam Fakir

The song ‘Dhonyo Re Asheq Jona Diin Duniya-y’ which is being sung here was written by Lalon Fakir. It speaks of the power of the Asheq or the lover who can make the moon of the sky sink down to the nether worlds and can make elephant move through needle-eye – the latter being a recurrent imagery used by Baul Fakirs in their songs. Lovers, according to this song, can light lamps without fuel, don’t do work or recite the Lord’s name, and, yet, has a pure heart. This song is about love championing over everything else, and, as such, it is a splendid celebration of the true essence of Baul Fakiri – Love!

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