Dhola Maru: Unforgettable Love Story of Rajasthan
Among Many LoveStory is Popular in Rajasthan DholaMaru is the most Famous Love Story ever. One Can Understand its Popularity by the Fact that the hero of love story Dhola is who existed in the 8th Century still it remembered and every couple entitled with Dhola-Maru.
Dhola was the son of king Nal of Narwar state in MP. He became popular in past years. When dhola was kid he got married with daughter of Poongal State king Panwar’s Maruvani. At the time of they got married dhola was 3 and Maruvani was 1.5 Year Old. Since both of them very small murvani was not send with dhola. When they grew up dhola got married and he forgot the childhood incident.
When Maruvani grew up her parents sent message to Dhola to come and take his wife maruvani. Dhola’s new wife received message about Dhola’s child marriage and heard that Maruvani is very beautiful and there’s nobody beautiful like her. Out of jealous she killed almost all messengers who come from Poongal’s with message about dhola’s child marriage and made all efforts to ensure that message did not reach to Dhola. On the other side maruvani start dreaming about dhola.
One night see Saw her beloved in a dream and till then she started welcoming longing his rug. Maruvani lost interest form the world, other than her husband dhola. Maruvani mother again insisted her husband to inform Dhola about it. He thought that all messengers were being killed by Malwani so he should send some singer who could go there sing entertain and pass on the message to king Dhola and make him remember of his childhood marriage with as Maruvani. When singer was about to leave Maruvani called him and gave him rhymes to be song in Maru Rag. Maruvani recommend singer how to sing it and present it in front of Dhola. The singer guaranteed that if he would be alive and would come back then would defiantly bring Dhola along.
As grew night dark the singer started singing loudly. That was a cloudy night and it was allaying in sky in dark. In the light rain and silent environment the singer started singing in Malhar Rag. The sweet song resounded in king’s ear and Dhola become concerned in music. The singer clearly sung.
“ढोला नरवर सेरियाँ, धण पूंगल गलियांह|”
Dhola go in to the socked when he heard poongal and maruvani in the Song. Dhola suddenly refreshed his memory. The Singer of poongal describe everything in maru rag and explained Maruvani’s beauty in such way as if he opened a book in fornt of him. He shacked in misery.
The singer of poongal sang whole night. In the morning dhola called and asked him about to describe maruvani how she about. Finally dhola decided to bring maruvani to his palace but his 2nd wife all time manage to stop him.
One Day dhola go on fastest speed camel and reached Poongal and meet maruvani. Maruvani meet Dhola and Dance in the Joy. Dhola Maru spent many days together in Poongal and one day Dhola asked Maruvani’s Father a king of poongal to leave for Narvar along with Maruvani. When they both go to the Narvar on the way a snake bit Maruvani and god shiv with Parvati safe his life. On the next morning ahead they were caught in plan created by Umra-Sumra who wanted Maruwani . He was waiting with his group on their way. Dhola left her sitting on camel and got down to talk to Umra . The singer was singing and Dhola was talking to umala. The singer’s wife knew about plan of Umala-Sumla and she made Maruwani aware of it.
Maruvani hit camel’s stomach in such a way that it started running. Maruvani shouted and Dhola ran behind camel as soon as Dhola come new camel Maru held that its danger here jump up the camel. Dhola jumped and climbed over camel. Umar-sumara chased them on their horses but they could not get hold of camel.
After reaching his kingdom Dhola lived with maruvani and malvani happily. Dhola had a son named Laxman ; laterly Laxman’s son was Bhanu and Bhanu’s sun was the grate ruler Brajdama who won his lost kingdom of Gwalior and hug Kachwaha. Later a child of his family Dulhiraj came to rajastha.
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