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Beeti Vibhaavari Jaag Ri

Posted on: July 21, 2017


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Jaidev Ki Non-Filmi Suraavali – 01
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Thanks to the help of Researchist Sadanandbhai and few more quotes from here and there, this is going to be quite different to my usual writing of short preface to the presentation of the song.

In my series ‘Genius of Jaidev’, I have presented about 60 filmy songs of Jaidevji, which were not covered on our musical Blog. I am unable to locate few more film songs of Jaidev ji, which are obscure, as I am a poor RESEARCHER. (In spite of the fact that I worked for 40 years in a RESEARCH Institute.)

Anyway, looking at the list of NFS covered on our blog, I realised that there is a huge collection of Jaidev ji’s non film songs in my khajana, waiting to be shared and admired.

Someone, at our ‘Sargam’ program had commented and I had noted it down. He commented that “If Gods up there have to choose a music director for their heavenly pleasure no one could beat Jaidev ji for the spot, with so much experience of creating heavenly tunes here on earth.”

Jaidev has given opportunities to many lesser known singers.Today I have selected Seema Anil Sehgal, a singer-composer from Jammu and Kashmir who is an eminent ghazal singer and an AIR artiste. She is also a recipient of the Jnanpith Award.

Jaishankar Prasad (30 January 1890 – 15 November 1937), one of the most famous figures in modern Hindi literature as well as Hindi theatre. In her glowing tribute to Jai Shankar Prasad, the poet-critic Mahadevi Verma says: “Whenever I remember our great poet Prasad, a particular image comes to my mind. A fir tree stands on the slope of the Himalaya, straight and tall as the proud mountain peaks themselves. Its lofty head braves the assaults of the snow, the rain, and the blazing heat of the sun. Violent storms shake its spreading branches, while a thin stream of water plays hide-and-seek amongst its root. Even under the heaviest snowfall, the fiercest heat, and the torrential rain, the fir tree holds its head high. Even in the midst of the worst thunderstorm and blizzards, it remains steady and unflinching.”

This compliment from a younger contemporary of Prasad summarizes the literary genius of one of the leading lights of “chhaayavaad” (छायावाद) movement in Hindi literature. It recognizes Prasad’s place amongst his peers as well as his relevance to the modern thought. As an author of a classic epic of the human psyche, his magnum opus ‘Kamayani’, Prasad had acquired early eminence. But later his multifaceted personality burgeoned in his contribution to diverse fields of literature in spite of countless storms of personal tragedies, and national social and political upheavals.

Brought up in the affluent family of a tobacco merchant, Prasad was a man of personal charm and of romantic disposition. By temperament a reformer and humanitarian, through his devotion to literature he became a lyric poet, a dramatist, a story writer, and essayist. Thus Prasad emerged as a literary genius. It would be no exaggeration if we rank him with such literary stalwarts as Kalidas, Tulsidas, Shakespeare, Dante, and Goethe in view of his vision and aesthetic consciousness.

With this geet, I also introduce this wonderful young singer and musician, Seema Sehgal. Her musical creations and renditions of Urdu poetry and ghazals of the masters, are treat to listen. I would urge you to know more about this wonderful singer – there is a blog dedicated to her at “Seema Sehgal Sings“.

This particular song, the very famous poem of Kavi Jaishankar Prasad, was sung by her under the baton of our Jaidev, in one of the episodes of ‘Aarohi’, a musical program consisting mostly of geets and ghazals, which used to be telecast by the Mumbai Kendra of Doordarshan.

Legendary thespian Padma Bhushan Dilip Kumar said in one of her program: “. . . a reason to celebrate that there are young and enthusiastic singers of your class and calibre. . . Your creations foster conditions in which music can breathe. . .”.

Dadasahib Phalke Award winner Padma Vibhushan Naushad Ali said: “May God grant me an opportunity wherein I could utilize your mellifluous voice in my songs. . .”.

Renowned Tabla Maestro Padma Bhushan Alla Rakha blessed her with the words: “O nightingale from Jammu and Kashmir! May the fragrance of your melodious and soulful voice spread to all corners of the world. . .”.

I welcome you to listen to this wonderful poetic rendition. This geet should be heard in the night on a good sound system to appreciate its depth and intensity.


Song – Beeti Vibhaavari Jaag Ri (Seema Sehgal NFS) (1980) Singer– Seema Sehgal, Lyrics– Jaishankar Prasad, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics

beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
tara-ghat usha naagari
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
 
khag-kul kul-kul sa bol raha
kislaya ka anchal dol raha
khag-kul kul-kul sa bol raha
kislaya ka anchal dol raha
lo yah latika bhi bhar laayee
lo yah latika ….
lo yah latika bhi bhar laayee
madhu mukul naval ras-gaagari
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
 
adharon mein raag amand piye
adharon mein raag amand piye
alakon mein malayaj band kiye
adharon mein raag amand piye
alakon mein malayaj band kiye
tu ab tak soyee hai aali
tu ab tak …
tu ab tak soyee hai aali
aankhon mein bhare vihaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
ambar panghat mein dubo rahi
tara-ghat usha naagari
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
beeti vibhaavari jaag ri
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
तारा घाट उषा नागरी
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री

खग-कुल कुल कुल सा बोल रहा
किसलय का अंचल डोल रहा
खग-कुल कुल कुल सा बोल रहा
किसलय का अंचल डोल रहा
लो यह लतिका भी भर लाई
लो यह लतिका॰॰॰
लो यह लतिका भी भर लाई
मधु मुकुल नवल रस गागरी
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री

अधरों में राग अमंद पिये
अधरों में राग अमंद पिये
अलकों में मयलज बंद किए
अधरों में राग अमंद पिये
अलकों में मयलज बंद किए
तू अब तक सोई है आली
तू अब तक॰॰॰
तू अब तक सोई है आली
आँखों में भरे विहाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
अंबर पनघट में डुबो रही
तारा घाट उषा नागरी
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री
बीती विभावरी जाग री

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3 Responses to "Beeti Vibhaavari Jaag Ri"

Thanks for providing Hindi lyrics for this melodious song. (In the last stanza read ‘Malayaj’ insted of ‘Mayalaj’.)

Sir, many thanks for this wonderful post and introducing to us this song and the singer. I don’t remember if I have heard or watch her songs on any of the programs of DD.
This post definitely creates a totally different atmosphere with the literature’s background and information about Shri. Jaishankar Prasad.
As a book lover and having interest in literature reading this post with this song is an altogether different experience.
Years back when I used to read a lot (other than movies☺️ I read many of Prasad ji’s creations.
Jaidev ji ke baare Kya kahe, he was simply great !!
Thanks a lot again, and waiting for the next in this series…
Jis ekant mein maine ye geet suna usse iska anand dwigunit huaa.
Haan, kuchh kathin shabdon ke arth saath mein diye jaaye to achchha rahega.

Bharat ji,
Thanks for the post. An appealing song from three profound creators coming together.
Made my day

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