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Bade sakhaare baba hamaare gaye bajariyaa ko

Posted on: May 22, 2011


If one needs to buy items, what does one do today ? One just goes to the local market/ shopping mall and gets that. But it was not always all this simple.

In olden days, Indian industry was almost non existent and the goods that one takes for granted were non existent. Moreover, there were far less shopping outlets than they are today. In fact, if one lived in a smaller place (like a village), one needed to go to the nearby town (often many kilometers away) to get things of basic necessity (like for example grocery items, etc). The person (a responsible male member of the joint family) entrusted with going to the nearby town would set off early morning (or even earlier) on foot or bullock cart and he would reach the nearby town at noon or afternoon. Then he would buy items for the family members and then set off for the village. It would be late in the evening or night by the time he would reach home, where all the family members would be eagerly looking forward to his arrival.

The items that he would bring for the family members were valuable to the family members. For the elder members , it was nothing more than clothes, and for small kids, it was nothing more than sweets and small toys, but they all felt like treasures to the recipients.

Here is a very sweet song where two small kids are singingjoyously about the fact that baba (which could mean grandfather, father, or uncle in different languages/ dialects in India, and here it apparently refers to the father of the kids) has gone to the market situated in the nearest town. The kids are hoping baba to bring sweets for them. They are also guessing what baba would get back for the ladies of the family. Mother will be brought Sari,Jhaanjhar, and other such items, they sing, and looking at their bua (father’s sister) they begin to guess what she would get. The buaa tells then that her bhaiyya Namdev (baba to the kids) would instead bring her religious stuff, viz God’s pictures,clothes with God’s name inscribed in them etc. Yes, nice girls in those days were supposed to be brought up like that. 🙂 They were expected to think of God instead of thinking of wearing “fancy” clothes etc.

I wonder what modern day kids and their moms/aunts etc will have to say on watching this song. Let me get feedback from my wife/daughter on this song. 🙂

Personally I mostly lived on a big enough town, but there were occasions like holidays when I would stay in my native village and the nearest town was 15-20 kms away. In case items of necessity (which were as basic as salt, sugar etc) a family member would indeed leave very early before the break of dawn and reach that town in the afternoon. By the time he came back, it was night. All this journey was on foot, of course.

Those days are gone for ever, even in that village and that town. These days, even villagers have motorbikes (the only practical vehicles on the kinds on poor roads that most villages have) and they can travel the same distance in a much lesser time. In fact, it was a cultural shock for me to realise that the same distance from that village to that nearest town that was covered in six hours on foot in the past is now covered in less that one hour on a motor bike. So things have certainly changed now. Today, if baba has to go to the nearest town, he will go on the bike in the afternoon and be back from the nearest town by the evering. And instead of going alone, he may even take his wife (seated sideways on the pillion) and the two kids (one seated in front of the man, the other sandwitched between the man and the lady) on his bike.

Here is this lovely song from a bygone era. Those who have experiences of what is being sung in this song will have a nice time going down the memory lane. Youngsters, who have had no idea of what is being talked about in this song will never know about this experience that they will never have in their lives.

This lovely song is written by Pt Narendra Sharma and music is composed by Sudhir Phadke. This song is from a movie called “Sant Janabai” (1949). I am not aware about the singers and also about the actors on whom this song is picturised. I request my knowledgeable readers to throw more light on their identities.
PS-The lady is Hansa Wadkar and the younger kid is baby Shakuntala. I thank Suresh Maloo for making these identifications.

Here is this nice song from the distant past that will bring back memories of the days gone by.


Song-Bade sakhaare baba hamaare gaye bajariya ko (Sant Janabai) (1949) Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma,MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

bade sakhaare
baba hamaare
gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
bade sakhaare
baba hamaare
gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko

laawenge wo peda barfi
laawenge wo peda barfi
handi bhar bhar taka asharfi
handi bhar bhar taka asharfi
peda barfi taka asharfi
peda barfi taka asharfi
gaye jari ki topi laane
gaye jari ki topi laane
basant(?) nagariya ko
gaye jari ki topi laane
basant(?) nagariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
bade sakhaare
baba hamaare
gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko

amma ko to saadi teli
amma ko to saadi teli
jhoomar jhaanjhar kade pacheli
jhoomar jhaanjhar kade pacheli
saadi teli kade pacheli
saadi teli kade pacheli

?? phuaa ke dilaa denge
kali kamaliyaa ho
haa haan
kali kamaliya ho
ho ho
kali kamaliya ho
kehte kyaa ho
jaante ho
mere liye kyaa laayenge Namdev
kyaa

Hari naam ki kanthhi maala
Hari prem ke shaal dushaala
keertan ke kangan ki ??
hari prasad hari kripa vishaala
laayenge bhaiyya mere
hari ki chhavi sanwariyaa ho
laayenge bhaiyya mere
hari ki chhavi sanwariyaa ho
hari ki chhavi sanwariyaa ho
bhaiyya gaye bazariya ho
baba gaye bajariya ko
bade sakhaare
baba hamaare
gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko
baba gaye bajariya ko

2 Responses to "Bade sakhaare baba hamaare gaye bajariyaa ko"

There are Hansa Wadkar (Heroine) and Baby Shakuntala in this song, Singers are not known.

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