India | Punjab

Alhahni and Vain

Punjab, being a culturally rich state, has a song for every occasion. Alhahni and Vain are the typical mourning songs belonging to this region.

The Alhahni and Vain songs contain the grief and sorrow caused by the death and tries to explain the non-permanence and briefness of life. They are sung in a slow and dragging pace, interleaved with loud cries and wailing. These songs help give vent to the suppressed emotions of the near and dear ones of the deceased person.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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