Shama Meaning, Parwana meaning

Shama or Shamaa is another highly used word in Hindi songs. Shama is an Urdu word which means a candle or a lamp that burns.

Also, many times with Shamaa, Parwana is also used. Parwana is a butterfly, or a moth. In these songs where a 'Parwana' is ready to burn in a 'Shama', Parwana basically means moths who generally keep flying near lamps/ candles and get burned by them.

And yes, as the comment on top says, poets believe that true lovers are like these moths who die in the flame of a beloved's love, beloved being the flame here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

true lovers are like those moths. . .

Anonymous said...

thanks!
tu parwana me shama is a really great old song - my kids and me cant stop listening to it here in israel.

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