I live in the temple of Ludhiyana
I worship and help people worshipping
You blame me to eat by deceiving people
We live hungry one time in the day in the village
I have blessed ten people to have sons
Five among them were proved
People having daughters forgot me
But those who had sons advertised my name
You blame Mithila Baba to be fraud
Oh you jealous relatives in village!
Original Poem in Maithili by Gajendra Thakur Translated into English by Jyoti Jha Chaudhary
Jyoti Jha Chaudhary, Date of Birth: December 30 1978,Place of Birth- Belhvar (Madhubani District), Education: Swami Vivekananda Middle School, Tisco Sakchi Girls High School, Mrs KMPM Inter College, IGNOU, ICWAI (COST ACCOUNTANCY); Residence- LONDON, UK; Father- Sh. Shubhankar Jha, Jamshedpur; Mother- Smt. Sudha Jha- Shivipatti. Jyoti received editor's choice award from www.poetry.comand her poems were featured in front page of www.poetrysoup.com for some period.She learnt Mithila Painting under Ms. Shveta Jha, Basera Institute, Jamshedpur and Fine Arts from Toolika, Sakchi, Jamshedpur (India). Her Mithila Paintings have been displayed by Ealing Art Group at Ealing Broadway, London.
Gajendra Thakur (b. 1971) is the editor of Maithili ejournal “Videha” that can be viewed at http://www.videha.co.in/ . His poem, story, novel, research articles, epic – all in Maithili language has been published in single volume by the title “KurukShetram Antarmanak.” He can be reached at his email: firstname.lastname@example.org