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Yashomati mayya se bole Nandlala

Posted on: September 7, 2008


Legend has it that Krishna always wondered why he was dark skinned and many others viz. Radha was fair. And his mother would try to give him some simplistic explanations meant to satisfy his curious mind.

That was in dwapar yug. But even in this kaliyug, kids have similar curiosity. For instance, if a family has two kids- a boy and a girl, the boy may wonder why he only gets to wear simple plain dresses, and his sister always gets to wear colourful dresses.

There is one friend of mine who gave me the farmaish for this song citing the above reason why he likes this song. I must say it is a very good reason for liking this song. And I must sympathise for his young son. Hopefully he will grant it to his sister that girls have this prerogative of dressing colourfully.

This song from “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” was just another song in the movie, but it soon became a cult bhajan, and is perhaps the most well known song from this movie that was released in 1978.

The lyrics of this song ( and other songs in this movie) was written by veteran lyricist Pt. Narendra Sharma, who is best known for being the creator of Vividh Bharati radio service. His superbly created lyrics were made into a very popular song by Laxmikant Pyarelal. First para is sung by Manna Dey, and then Lata takes over.Lata Mangeshkar sang this song wonderfully well.


Song- Yashomati mayya se bole nandlala (Satyam Shivam Sundram) (1978) Singer-Lata, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori
( cough cough)

O
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
boli muskaati mayyaa lalan ko bataaya
boli muskaati mayyaa lalan ko bataaya
kaari andhiyari aadhi raat mein tu aaya
laadlaa Kanhayya mera ho
laadlaa Kanhayya mera kaali kamli waala
isiliye kaala
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala

boli muskaati mayya sun mere pyaare
boli muskaati mayya sun mere pyaare

gori-gori Raadhika ke nain kajraare
kaale nainon waali ne ho
kaale nainon waali ne aisaa jaadu daala
isiliye kaala
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala

13 Responses to "Yashomati mayya se bole Nandlala"

Oh I am so glad you have posted this Atul. I absolutely love this song. It brings back lots of memories of summer holidays spent in Patna. My Nana used to make us all sing Bhajans in the morning and this was one of them. We used to even get a prize for singing the whole song! 🙂

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As I said, it was a film song that became a bhajan. There were a few more such songs those days.

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Yes, that’s true its not strictly a bhajan but because its about Krishna….

Another great memory about this song – my brother is the darkest amongst all us cousins and he used to gloat over the rest of us and say “they made this song about me!”. Totally coincidentall that his name is Shyamal which is one of Krishna’s many names 🙂

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So, is this self-hate? I mean the skin color thing?

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Its a very greatfull song to everybody

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Please could someone translate the words of this Bhajan to
english for me

Thanks

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Little Krishna asks mother Yashoda, “Why is Radha fair while I am dark?”
Mother Yashoda smiled n told little Krishna, “You were born on a dark, stormy midnight. My beloved little Krishna has a black flute. Hence he is dark”
Little Krishna asks his mother Yashoda, “Why is Radha fair while I am dark?”
Mother Yashoda smiled n said, “listen my dear, the fair Radhika (Radha) has dark eyes. The eyed one has bewitched u hence u r dark”

Maa Yashoda tells little Lord Krishna he’s dark because of the jadu of the Kali Nainowali (the dark-eyed Radhika).

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The video is no longer available.Plz post another link.

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hi could someone post the welcome song from satyam shivam sundaram it has the line suni jo unke aane ki aahat

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can someone please post the english translation
jay Sri Krischna

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more layrics ….
Itne me radha pyare aaye balkhate …..2
Mene nahi jadu dala bole itrate….
Mayya kanhayya tera ho
Mayya kanhayya tera jag se nirala isliye kala
Yashomati mayyaa se bole Nandlaala
Raadha kyon gori main kyon kaala

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very lovely song. I also sing this infront of my music teacher.

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This was very frequent on loud speakers in those days and almost in all ocrchestra/musical programmes during festivals!!!

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