Jhelumas is the Kashmiri Pronunciation of river Jhelum. In most of the words Kashmiri’s add ‘s’ in the end. So Jhelum becomes Jhelumas.
Now basically Jhelumas is a beautiful song written & sung by Alif, a Kashmir / Pune based singer. The song describes the Courage of Kashmiri Women, the difficulties she faces and how she overpowers it by her faith & will.
The song is in Kashmiri but I suggest everyone to visit YouTube, type Jhelumas Alif and listen to the song.I am writing here the wonderful lyrics in English, my roomie being a Kashmiri helped me in understanding the same.
The video has a beautiful lady, and the song starts like
Hold my hand , help me in crossing the river Jhelum.
I’m feeling dizzy when I look at river Jhelum.
People are looking at Jhelum and wondering how vast is the river.
The One with Courage can only cross river Jhelum.
I am sitting on the damp bank of river Jhelum
The end of boat is weak and the boat may go down in Jhelum.
I feel scary on the boat as it may sink in Jhelum.
Who will listen, whom should I speak to,
River Jhelum is tormented in fire,
I have a fear of getting drowned in river Jhelum.
My phiran( an outfit) is getting wet in river Jhelum.
I am feeling cold here in river Jhelum.
People say that I can cross river Jhelum.
I don’t know who’s the one, waiting at the end of river jhelum.