Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan Lyrics Meaning and Translation

The depth of meaning in Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan Lyrics is immense. Was watching Chak De India on television today and remember this song that I absolutely loved. Then I realized that it would be an absolute crime to not let it be a part of my project so here we go :)

Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan is a very touching song written for a fallen hero who is branded a traitor. It talks about the relationship between a patriot and his country and how he chooses to fight back to prove his love. The feel of this song is truly something else when watched in the movie.

This beautiful song was written by Jaideep Sahni and its music was composed by Salim-Sulaiman. Chak De India is another movie that I highly recommend you watch, it won numerous awards including the National Award and the IIFA award.

Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
Album: Chak De India
Music: Salim-Sulaiman
Vocals: Krishna Beura, Salim Merchant

Here is my translation of the beautiful song:

Teeja Tera Rang Tha Main Toh
Jiya Tere Dhang Se Main Toh
Tu Hi Tha Maula, Tu Hi Aan
Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan

I am adorned by your colors
I have lived by your traditions
You are my Lord, my pride
Take my life its yours, My Lord

Tere Sang Kheli Holi
Tere Sang Thi Diwali
Tere Anganon Ki Chhaya
Tere Sang Sawan Aaya
Pher Le Tu Chahe Nazaren Chahe Chura Le
Laut Ke Tu Aayega Re Shart Laga Le

With you I have played Holi
And with you celebrated Diwali
In your courtyard I found shade
In your company the rains arrived
Now you can turn away from me if you want
But you will return, I am certain

Mitti Meri Bhi Tu Hi
Wohi Mere Ghee Aur Churi
Wohi Ranjhe Mere Wohi Heer
Wohi Sevaiyyan Wohi Kheer
Tujh Se Hi Rooth Na Re Tujhe Hi Manana
Tere Mera Naata Koi Dooja Na Jaana

You are my earth
You are my Ghee and Churi(sweet)
You are my Ranjha and you are my Heer(star crossed lovers)
You are my sevaiyaan and my kheer (sweet)
You are the one I get angry with and the one I makeup with
No one else can understand our relationship


  • Guest

    Hay the meaning is much deeper… it is sung in the context of muslim speaking to india.

    Teeja Tera Rang Tha Main Toh although i am the third color of you (The national flag of India, sometime also known as Indian tri-color has three colors in it, saffron, white and green, top to bottom. Shah Rukh Khan is portraying a Muslim character in the movie and as green is also the color of Islam, he is referring himself to that green color)
    Jiya Tere Dhang Se Main Toh I lived my life in Your ways (according to Your traditions)
    Tu Hi Tha Maula, Tu Hi Aan You are my God, You are my pride (Calling out to his country)
    Maula Mere Le Le Meri Jaan… Oh God (my country)! My life is Yours to take