Birthday of Daughter in Urdu Poetry – Beti Ki Saligirah Pe Shayari

Flowers for Daughter

Urdu poetry, a language rich with emotion and imagery, finds exquisite beauty in life’s simple joys. Among these celebrations, the birthday of a daughter holds a special place, inspiring verses that bloom with love, pride, and hope. From the Mughal era, where Jahanara Begum, a scholarly princess, patronized poets like Mirza Sauda in the 17th century, to the vibrant literary scene of today, Urdu poetry has captured the essence of a father’s love for his “beti,” his daughter.

Birthday of Daughter : 2 Lines Status Urdu Poetry

Maa Ki Dua, Na Baap ki Shafqat ka Saya Hai
Aj Apne Sath Apna Jnam Din Mnaya Hai
Anjum Saleemi

hasīn chehre kī tābindagī mubārak ho
tujhe ye sāl-girah kī ḳhushī mubārak ho

tum salāmat raho hazār baras
har baras ke hoñ din pachās hazār

tum salāmat raho qayāmat tak
aur qayāmat kabhī na aa.e ‘shād’

Beti ki Salgirah Pe Urdu Shayari

sālgirah par kitnī nek tamannā.eñ mausūl huiiñ
lekin in meñ ek mubārakbād abhī tak baaqī hai

koī taḳhlīq ho ḳhūn-e-jigar se janm letī hai
kahānī likh nahīñ sakte kahānī māñgne vaale

maiñ kisī janm kī yādoñ pe paḌā parda huuñ
koī ik lamhe ko ik dam se uThātā hai mujhe

Baiti ka Janam Din – Ghazal and Nazm

Forget generic “status shayari” for social media. Urdu poetry offers a more profound expression of love. Poets like Allama Iqbal, a 20th-century philosopher-poet, wrote extensively about the importance of daughters in his seminal work, “Kulliyat-e-Iqbal.” He penned lines like, “Betiyan gul hain jannat ki, phool hain khushbu daar” (Daughters are flowers of paradise, fragrant and beautiful), highlighting the joy and grace daughters bring to their families.

Urdu poetry doesn’t shy away from acknowledging a daughter’s individuality and potential. Faiz Ahmed Faiz, a revolutionary poet known for his empowering verses, wrote, “Hum dekhenge larkey walon, yeh nishan yeh tamasha / Ki yeh zameen meri hai, yeh aasmaan mera hai” (We, the girls, will show you, this spectacle, this display / That this earth is mine, this sky is mine). These lines, while written in a broader context of social change, resonate with the spirit of a daughter blossoming into a strong and independent woman.

Father’s Daughter in Literature

The beauty of Urdu poetry lies in its ability to weave intricate narratives. Mirza Ghalib, the undisputed master of the ghazal form, expressed his aspirations for his daughter in verses like, “Kabhi un se poochho ki Ghalib ke yeh afsane / Un ki galiyon mein hain kis kis zubaan par” (Ask them sometime, how are these tales of Ghalib / Whispered on their streets, in every language). Here, Ghalib dreams of his daughter’s legacy, hoping his stories and poems will inspire her future achievements.

Final Words

Finally, Urdu poetry transcends mere birthday wishes for a daughter. It becomes a heartfelt expression of a father’s love, his pride in her growth, and his unwavering hope for her future happiness and success. As we appreciate the artistic merit of these verses, we are reminded of the precious bond between a father and his daughter, a bond that continues to blossom with each passing year.