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Deepak jalaao jyoti jagaao

Posted on: June 2, 2013


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Seven song of the film Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1962) are posted in the blog. This singular Rafi solo is the eighth song to appear. It seems to me that Bharat Bhooshan is in the title role. The song is the creation of lyricist Shailendra and Music Director S N Tripathi. But to elevate this song in a film based on a vocalist life, the onus rest heavily on Rafi Sahab. And the award goes to Mohammed Rafi Sahab. Not lyrical, not musical but a vocal beauty, this one.

myswar.com has listed 16 songs in this film. So we are are still at halfway mark, as far as this film is concerned. The details about the film are availabel here .

The song is based on a classical raag that was clear when i heard it for the first time a few days ago. God knows how many such gems are hidden away in the annals of hindi film music. Since I have no knowledge of classic music, felt this song should be left alone to be discussed by someone qualified to do justice to its intricacies. But I have managed to convince myself that it needs to be posted first, the discussions can follow. I expect a lot about the film itself has been said on the blot since seven songs are posted.

As usual I relied on google search, and found that the song is based on Raag ‘Deepak’. That explains how, while Bharat Bhooshan is singing this song, a fire starts in the ‘ havan ‘ suddenly, right in front of where he is sitting. And then all lights/lamps in the vicinity are automatically lit. This raag must be a fire ‘hazard’ if this were to happen on regular basis 🙂 .

I am amazed at how this song has remained in the darkness all this while, as this is most assuredly among the best classical songs rendered by Rafi Sahab.

Audio

Video

Song-Deepak jalaao jyoti jagaao(Sangeet Samrat Tansen) (1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

chandra chhupa sooraj chhupaa
bujhaa hai man ka deep
jyoti bin soone nayan
jyun moti bin seep

deepak jalaao
jyoti jagaao
deepak jalaao
jyoti jagaao
man mein andheraa hai
deepak jalaao
arrey lau lagaao
rab ko manaao
arrey lau lagaao
rab ko manaao
dukhdon ne gheraa hai
deepak jalaao
deepak jalaao

chhaaya hai chau oar ghan andhkaar
chhaaya hai chau oar ghan andhkaar
lehraaye jaise ke
saagar apaar
lehraaye jaise ke
saagar apaar
koyi doobte dil ko
mere bachaao
deepak jalaao
jyoti jagaao
man mein andheraa hai
deepak jalaao

ambar pe bikhraa hai
taaron ka jaal
ambar pe bikhraa hai
taaron ka jaal
yehaan aas ki bujh gayee
har mashaal
yehaan aas ki bujh gayee
har mashaal
mere chaand sooraj
kahaan hai bulaao
deepak jalaao
jyoti jagaao
man mein adheraa hai
deepak jalaao

aa aa aaa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

khilne do reh reh ke
kirnon ke phool
aa aa aa aa
khilne do reh reh ke
kirnon ke phool
beeti bahaaron ko
tum jaao bhool
aa aa aa aa
beeti bahaaron ko
tum jaao bhool
mere man ki agni ko
ab mat bujhaao
aa aa aa
deepak jalaao
jyoti jagaao
man mein adheraa hai
deepak jalaao(aa aa aa aa)
deepak jalaao
deepak jalaao
deepak jalaao
deepak jalaao

5 Responses to "Deepak jalaao jyoti jagaao"

Thank you for bringing to light this song. Deepak is an evening Raag to be sung at lamp-lit time.The nature of this Raag Shanti and Gambhirya.
The Carnatic Raag Deepaka has great resemblance to the Hindusthani Deepak. In Hindusthani Raag ‘Ni’ is used in Arohan but not in Avarohan. It is the reverse in in Carnatic Deepaka. But this is not a very popular Raag.
There is no legend of lighting lamps or wicks by singing Deepaka.
But such miracle is associated sometimes with the Carnatic Raag Jyotisvaroopini. This is a rare Raag but an interesting one on account of the anecdote that Saint Thyagaraja lighted a lamp by singing this Raag in th courtt of Raja of Pudukottai.

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Thanks a lot for the information. There must be some other hindi film songs based on this Raag, famous one which we can easily relate to.

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Nahm ji,
Deepak Raag is rarely sung. It is difficult to find Hindi film songs sung in Raag Deepak. Your query put me through a search mode and it was a great learning experience. Let me share my gathered knowledge.

I had mentioned in my earlier comment that in Hindusthani Raag Deepak ‘Ni’ is absent in Avarohan. This knowledge too was theoretical. But in my search for more information on this Raag I found there are two types of Deepak in Hindusthani Sangeet. The one I had mentioned earlier, where Nishad is absent in Avarohan belonged to the Poorvi Thaat. The second type I found during my search belonged to Khamaj That, where ‘Ri’ (Rishab) is absent in Aarohan. There is a reason for mentioning this. I will not go in to the theoretical aspect any further. In the following Raag Mala sung by Manna dey comprises of six Raags, namely Bhairav, Malkauns, Hindol, Shri, Deepak and Megh, in that order. Here the Raag Deepak belongs to the second type. I am presenting the audio version because in the video version only Bhairav and Megh are there.

‘Raag Bhairav Pratham Shant Ras Jake’ by Manna Dey, ‘Sangeet Samrat Tansen (1961), lyrics Shailendra, music S N Tripathy
http://www.raaga.com/player4/?id=108057&mode=100&rand=0.780279046157375
It should also be noted that Raag Megh was rendered after Deepak to contain the effects of Raag Deepak.

Here is another song ‘Diya Jalao Jagmag Jagmag’ sung by K L Saigal from Tansen (1943), lyrics D N Madhok or Pt.Indira (I am not sure), music Khemchand Prakash

Once again I am not sure whether this Raag is really Deepak. Khemchand Prakash believed that he had composed this song in Deepak. Musicians differ in their opinion. I leave it to the experts.

‘No one has heard or sung Deepak after Tansen’, Pandit Jasraj once commented.

Now over to the experts.

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The song by Sehgal sounds similar to the Rafi one posted from ‘ Sangeet Samrat Tansen’. The picturization and situation is also same.

The Mannadey song link given by you is also from the same film, which is mentioning(?) all these Raags. As i said in the post, I have no knowledge about classical music. Your research and info has been a help in understanding somethings or so i think.

Thanks.
Ragards.

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Very very similar to Saigal’s TANSEN number. This may be because both films are on Tansen. How is that this song remained unheard till now?

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