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Daya karo Jai Shivshankar

Posted on: February 13, 2015

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This is a ‘quicky’, in the filmi parlance. The auspicious MAHASHIVRATRI falls on the 17th of February 2015,this year. Prior to that holy occasion, we will have one SHIV BHAJAN for discussion everyday, as a prelude to the religious fervor of Mahashivratri.

It is a natural phenomena that the offspring of a Horse will always be a Horse and similarly all animals give birth to their own species. Human beings also beget Human beings. But this similarity does not extend to profession as far as human beings are concerned. A Musician’s son will not necessarily become a Musician, nor a Lawyer’s son a Lawyer. Human beings have developed minds,which can take decisions,learn things,have emotions and adopt avocations of its own choice. Yes, even this may be true for the careers or the professions one practices in life, but what about the likings, styles, looks and patterns of Life’s Philosophies ?

All these are certainly inherited from the parents, especially the father. Why Father ? Because for a child a Father is a Hero, an ideal and an Idol too, to follow. 0 to 5 is the age, according to Child psychologists, when the values and and the habits take roots in the child. May be this is the reason why boys always try to emulate their father in the formative years.

Pause and think yourself. May be you follow the patterns of shaving of your father, or have the same eating habits of your father or style of standing, folding hands or walking or even keeping or not keeping the Moustache ! Possibly this is the reason I developed a liking for Bhajans from my childhood. In our joint family of 20 people, lots of Bhajans used to be heard,especially those of Bhagwan Shiv ji.,as it was our family Deity. Later, when my father built his own Bungalow, he even had a big Shiv mandir on the open space of our Yard. The religious atmosphere of the family also prompted me to see and enjoy Mythological films,specially for the Trick scenes in them.

Religious or Mythological films were very popular in India till about 1965-70. After that, the religious films suddenly gave way to escapist popular entertaining and musical films. The religious films had their own captive,fixed and faithful audience. 1951 to 1960 was a peak/Golden period for Religious movies. As many as 120 such films were released during this period. This works out to One religious film every month for 10 continuous years. In the olden days, big stars did not mind working in religious films and actors like Prithviraj Kapoor, Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adeeb, Meena Kumari etc were seen in such films. Of course there were also some ‘Branded’ artistes specially for these films. They were Mahipal, Manhar Desai, Trilok Kapoor,Nirupa Roy, Durga Khote etc etc.

There were two types of Religious films. One was based on stories from Ramayan and Mahabharat and the other was based on stories from various Puranas. In our Puranas, there are stories about the SAMUDRA MANTHAN. It is believed that Kamala or Laxmi emerged from this churning and Narayan married her. In all, 14 unique, magical and invaluable things came out of the ocean after this Samudra Manthan or Churning of the Ocean.

For your information here are these 14 objects-
1. Halahal-The Poison 2.Varuni-The wine 3.Kamdhenu-Magical Cow 4. Airawat-The Flying Elephant 5. Uchhaiswas-The 6 Headed Horse 6. Apsaras like Rambha,Urvashi, Menaka etc. 7. Kaustubh Mani- A powerful Diamond 8. Kalpvriksha-The Magical Tree 9. a Divine Bow 10. Chandra-The Moon 11. Ratnas or Gems 12. Laxmi or Kamala 13. Dhanwantari-The Gods’ Physician,with a book on Ayurved and 14. The Amrit- the drink that makes one immortal.

There are variations in the list depending on its sources. Here is some information on Samudra Manthan-
The great sage, Durvasa Muni, once offered a garland to Indra, who ignored it and put it on the tusk of his elephant, which trampled it. Seeing Indra’s disregard, the revered sage became furious. He cursed Indra saying that he and the other gods would lose all their powers. In due course, Indra and the other gods began losing all battles against the demons, and the demons led by Bali took control of the universe. Seeing no other way, the helpless Indra rushed to Vishnu for help.

Vishnu had a plan. He said that to get back their powers the gods would have to churn the oceans and bring out the magical nectar-amrita. Only after consuming it could they regain their powers. This great churning is known as samudra manthan. But as the gods were powerless now, they sought the help of the demons to accomplish this huge task.

The gods and demons got together for the the herculean task. The huge mountain, Mandara, was used as the pole to stir the waters. But as the pole entered the water it kept sliding into the depths of the ocean. To stop this, Vishnu quickly transformed himself into a tortoise and supported the mountain on his back. This image of Vishnu as the tortoise was his second avatar called ‘Kurma.’

Once the pole was balanced, it was tied to the gigantic snake, Vasuki, and the gods and demons started pulling it from either side. As the churning began and the massive waves whirled, an extremely poisonous drink called Halahal came out. The gods became scared because this blue drink could destroy creation.

They all got together and prayed to the powerful Shiva to help him them. Shiva appeared before all and gulped the entire poison. But, he did not swallow it. He kept the poison in his throat. Since then, Shiva’s throat became blue, and he became known as Neelkantha or the blue-throated one.

Today’s bhajan is based on the occasion when the Gods, Asurs and Rishi Munis went to Shiv ji to request him to drink the Halahal. Today’s Bhajan is from the film Laxmi Narayan-1951. The film ” Laxmi Narayan”-51 was made by Homi Wadia’s Basant pictures. The Direcctor was Nanabhai Bhatt( father of Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt). The composer was S N Tripathi, who also acted in the film and sang a few songs as well-as was his wont. The cast included Meena Kumari (this was her second Mythological film, after earlier working in Shri Ganesh mahima aka Sri krishna Vivah-51), Mahipal, Amarnath, Dalpat, Sulochana etc. The story of this film was given with another Bhajan posted here last year,so I will not repeat it.

So, let us begin the Mahashivratri celebrations from today with this Bhajan. Bolo Har Har Mahadeo……

Song-Daya karo jai Shivshankar (Laxmi Narayan)(1951) MD-S N Tripathi


daya karo
daya karo
daya karo

jai shivshankar
jai shivshankar
jai abhyankar jai tribhuvanpati tripuraari
jai shivshankar
jai abhyankar jai tribhuvanpati tripurari
jai gaurishvar jai gangadhar
mahadev mangalkari
jai shivshankar
jai abhyankar jai tribhuvanpati tripuraari
jai shivshankar

aaye hum sab sharan tihaari
sharan tihaari
aaye hum sab sharan tihaari
hey girish kailash tihaari
sambhuti lochan hey dukhmochan
sambhuti lochan hey dukhmochan
kripa karo damru dhaari
jai shivshankar
jai shivshankar
jai abhyankar
jai tribhuvanpati tripurari
daya karo
daya karo
daya karo

6 Responses to "Daya karo Jai Shivshankar"

Mahipal (1919–2005)
Mahipal was born on November 11, 1919 in Jodhpur.
Died: May 15, 2005 (age 85) in Mumbai,
As Actor>>>
1984 Amar Jyoti
1983 Jai Baba Amarnath
1983 Sant Ravidas Ki Amar Kahani
1979 Gopal Krishna as Bhagwan Vishnu
1977 Do Chehere
1976 Jai Mahalaxmi Ma
1975 Jai Santoshi Ma as Devrishi Narad
1975 Rani Aur Lalpari
1975 Mahapavan Teerth Yatra
1974 Balak Dhruv
1973 Vishnu Puran as Bhagwan Sarvashri Vishnu/Ram/Krishan
1972 Mahashivratri
1971 Shree Krishnarjun Yuddh as Shri Krishna
1970 Sampoorna Teerth Yatra as Uttam
1970 Veer Ghatotkach as Bhagwan Shri Krishan/Kanhaiya
1969 Hanuman Chalisa
1969 Patthar Ke Khwab
1967 Amar Jyoti
1967 Poonam Ka Chand
1966 Naag Mandir
1965 Jahan Sati Wahan Bhagwan as Rajkumar Abhikshit
1965 Shankar Sita Ansuya as Ram
1965 Shree Ram Bharat Milan as Shree Ram
1965 Chor Darwaza
1965 Maharaja Vikram
1965 Shahi Raqasa
1964 Jantar Mantar
1964 Mahasati Behula
1964 Roop Sundari
1964 Sati Savitri
1964 Veer Bhimsen
1963 Cobra Girl as Sagar
1963 Kan Kan Men Bhagwan as Jainath
1963 Maya Mahal
1963 Parasmani as Paras
1963 Sunheri Nagin as Vijay
1963 Been Ka Jadoo
1963 Dev Kanya
1963 Naag Jyoti
1963 Naag Mohini
1962 Naag Devata
1962 Rooplekha
1962 Pyar Ki Jeet
1962 Shree Ganesh as Bhagwan Shri Krishan ‘Gopala’ ‘Kanhaiya’/ Bhagwan Shri Ram
1961 Sampoorna Ramayana as Ram
1961 Zabak as Zabak/Hajji
1960 Abdulla
1960 Rangeela Raja
1959 Chandrasena
1959 Dr. Z
1959 Navrang as Divakar
1959 Tikadambaaz
1958 Akash Pari
1958 Al Hilal
1958 Maya Bazaar as Krishna
1958 Raj Sinhasan
1958 Amar Pyar
1958 Sim Sim Marjeena
1958 Teerth Yatra
1957 Janam Janam Ke Phere/ Sati Annapurna
1957 Jannat
1957 Naag Padmani
1957 Chamak Chandni
1957 Shahi Bazar
1957 Sher-E-Baghdad
1956 Aan Baan
1956 Bajrang Bali
1956 Caravan
1956 Khul Ja Sim Sim
1956 Makkhi Choos as Narayan
1956 Roop Kumari
1956 Sheikh Chilli as Shehzada Nissar
1955 Mast Qalandar
1955 Ratna Manjari
1955 Riyasat
1955 Hatimtai Ki Beti as Salim
1955 Jai Mahadev
1955 Madhur Milan
1955 Shah Behram
1954 Alibaba and 40 Thieves as Alibaba
1954 Lal Pari
1954 Tulsidas as Ram Bhola/Anami/Tulsidas
1953 Dharma Patni as Manoharlal
1953 Husn Ka Chor
1953 Khoj
1952 Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag
1952 Devyani
1951 Hanumaan Pataal Vijay
1951 Jai Mahalaxmi
1951 Lakshmi Narayan
1949 Narasinha Awtar as Narad
1948 Banwasi
1944 Mali
1943 Shankar Parvati
1942 Nazrana

Nanabhai Bhatt /Yeshwant Bhatt
Date of Birth 12 June 1915, Porbandar
Date of Death 24 April 1999,
Father of Mahesh Bhatt
Brother of Balwant Bhatt
Father in law of Producer Darshan Sabharwal.
Uncle to Suneel and Darmesh Darshan ( Daughters sons).
1982 Jaya Parvati Vrat
1981 Gajara Maru
1976 Dharti Mata
1975 Balak Aur Janwar
1974 Jeevan Rekha
1968 Jung Aur Aman
1967 Baghdad Ki Raatein
1966 Shankar Khan
1965 Adhi Raat Ke Baad
1965 Bekhabar
1964 Samson
1963 Alapiranthavan
1963 Bhootnath
1963 Cobra Girl
1962 Baghdad Ki Raaten
1962 Rocket Girl
1961 Teen Ustad
1960 Police Detective
1960 Zimbo Shaher Mein
1960 Lal Quila
1959 Baazigar
1959 Daaka
1959 Kangan
1959 Madam XYZ
1959 Naya Sansar
1958 Chaalbaaz
1958 Son of Sinbad
1957 Mr. X
1957 Ustad
1956 Kismet
1954 Watan
1954 Toote Khilone
1952 Apni Izzat
1952 Baghdad
1952 Sinbad Jahazi
1951 Daman
1951 Lakshmi Narayan
1951 Lav Kush
1951 Ram Janma
1950 Hamara Ghar
1950 Janmashtami
1950 Veer Babruwahan
1949 Shaukeen
1949 Veer Ghatotkach
1947 Meerabai
1946 Chalis Karod
1946 Maa Baap Ki Laaj
1943 Mauj (as Batuk Bhatt)
1942 Muqabala
As Producer
1988 Kabza
1947 Meerabai
1998 Zakhm (film dedicated to)


Nanabhai and yeshwant Bhatt are two different persons.


If you are sure then Wikipedia is wrong. Thanks


Nitin ji,

I know that the real name of Nanabhai Bhatt was Yeshwant,but except probably he himself and his mother-till she was alive- no one else knew him as Yeshwant Bhatt.
He being younger to his brother Balwant,Nanabhai,he took the first nick-name as Batuk Bhai-which means small brother. Later on he was generally called by one and all by the name of Nanabhai bhatt-which again means Nana,i.e. smaller one.
That way the real name of Jeetendra was Ravi and Jatin was Rajesh khanna and so was Haribhai of Sanjeev kumar. But how many people knew that. They were always known by their popular names.
Therefore when you use Yeshwant for Nanabhai Bhatt,it -though correct- becomes confusing.(or atleast there should be an explanantion).
Please note there WAS one Yeshwant Bhatt,a singer in Hindi films and I wrote about him here-

I hope you know now why I made that comment.


Thanks for the clarification.


Laxmi Narayan (1951)–Daya karo jai shivshanka—Singer artist is not found anywhere ???-


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