Bikhrey Moti

Bikhrey Moti – Hindi Idioms & Proverbs #1

 
Idioms & proverbs are an integral part of any language. This series features some pearls of wisdom from Hindi and its dialects. In this post – लक्षमी आती मारै कमर में, जाती छाती माँय

Idioms & proverbs are an integral part of any language. They are pearls of wisdom that offer advice or insights into life while imparting to the language a more vivid colour. These pearls are rooted deep in the culture of the language and its people.

In this series I hope to bring to you some of these jewels from Hindi and some of its dialects. Many of these pearls were collected by my late aunt Mrs. Sushila Baid in her books. The title of this series is also the title of her first book – “Bikhrey Moti”, or “The Scattered Pearls”.

Saying:

लक्षमी आती मारै कमर में, जाती छाती माँय ।
Wealth strikes the back while coming and the chest while going.

Meaning:

Wealth cannot be attained without a tough grind and hard work, while loss of wealth leads to anguish and distress. Hence it says that wealth strikes the back (backbreaking labour) while coming, and the chest (heartache) while going.

Interested in more information on any of the above topics? Please comment on this post, and I will try to write about them soon.

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