5 Lok Dohori Songs With Double Meanings That Will Have You Blushing By Your Ears
Lok dohori is one of the things that all Nepalis are forcefully initiated into, whether they like it or not. If Nepalis were to realistically have a soundtrack to their life, it would be full of lok dohori.
The artform is super exciting and comes with a lot of communal aspects, from sharing the woes of life (our own version of the blues) to rodi competitions which are basically Nepali rap battles.
Put all of these aspects together and you are guaranteed to find a section of dohori music dedicated purely to sex. It’s just a matter of how subtly the artists want to approach the subject.
So, put on your earphones and lock your doors. Here are 5 dohori songs that are completely laden with innuendos and double meanings.
Dohori Is Obsessed With Bhogate
If you dive into this side of lok dohori, you’ll find a lot of references to the bhogate fruit. If you want to know what it actually means, Jhumke Bulaki is the song you need to listen to. Check out the verse marked in the video below.
Behind The Bushes
This one is not a studio recording but rather an impromptu dohori battle. In this particular battle, there are direct references to activities done ‘behind the bushes’.
This video has a lot of hidden gems, such as the participant who was actually in the area to cut grass (as clearly stated near the ending). For us, the part below actually takes the cake.
When Your Parents Aren’t Home But It’s Dohori
Maya Garaula is a popular song with a music video featuring our national music video actor, Paul Shah. We’d like to bring attention to a few details in the song that prove that Maya Garaula is actually dohorispeak for “My parents aren’t home, come over”.
“Ghar ma kohi nahuda, ekchin timlai bolamla.”
These lines set the scene for what the song is actually about. Everything else is drawn out in the music video in a really subtle way. Let’s start with these dance moves:
Then there’s the costume design in the following scene that really clears up what the song is about.
All in all, 10/10 for tasteful subtlety.
A Freudian Tumlet
If Maya Garaula is a 10/10 for subtlety, Solti Rajako Tumlet should get at least a 12. The song is exhaustive, to say the least, with 10 minutes of lyrics that keeps building on itself. But the most suggestive part is right there in the beginning.
First, let’s check out the strange beginning, where the goat-herding lead actress takes a literal running start to appear out-of-breath.
Now, let’s look back at a very specific moment in this intro.
Clearly, Freud would be greatly interested in this tumlet.
More Ashleel Than Banned Rap Songs
Given that lok dohori is so ever-present in Nepali life, there are a few artists that have made a direct effort to cross over the line into the realms of ‘public menace’, if one may call it that. The song below is one example of one such song, that has somehow gone under the radar while the likes of VTEN get arrested. You might even want to lock your door for this one.
These are some Nepali dohori songs that revel in innuendos and double meanings. What do you think of these songs? Let us know over on Facebook.