From Sakar Khan
This song, often referred to as “Kariya”, is an extract from the ballad of Dhola Maru called "Dhola Maru re duha." It tells the story of the legendary lovers of Rajasthan, Dhola and Maru. Though the two were betrothed at birth, their separate upbringing led to Dhola marrying another woman, Malwani. Maru, however, dreamt about Dhola and decided to contact him. The messages from Maru to Dhola were carried by the camel— kariya, from which the song gets its name. The Rag Maru, in which this composition is played, takes its name from this ballad.