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Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaaya Sheraanwaaliye

Posted on: March 31, 2020


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 18
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So this suggestion and reminder from Anekant ji, dropped into my mail box yesterday. And I take this opportunity to present this repeat song that is so appropriate for the continuing celebrations of Navratri.

The original song – “Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaaya Sheraanwaaliye“, is from the film ‘Aasha’ (1980) and on screen it is performed by Jeetendra and others. Reena Roy is present in the picturization. Fast forward eight years to 1988 and the song has been repeated in the film ‘Do Waqt Ki Roti’ (1988), as is. Meaning, it is not a re-recording. The song has been replayed as original. The only difference is that a full antaraa is deleted. The original song has two antaraas, and this reuse song has only one.

‘Do Waqt Ki Roti’ is produced by MP Aggarwal and is directed by Satpaal. The primary cast of actors is listed as Feroz Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, Reena Roy, Sulakshana Pandit, Nirupa Roy, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Satyendra Kappu, Ranjeet, and Jagdeep. The film has five songs, other that this reuse song.

The interesting similarity that the music directors of these two films are the same. So maybe that is why the reuse may not have been a problem. However, as usual, this reuse song is not listed in the list of songs of this film.

Today is the sixth day of Navratri celebrations. The incarnation of the Goddess Mother that is worshipped today is Maa Kaalratri or Maa Mahakaali. I would like to discuss this appearance of the Mother in a little more detail. It is quite possible that the readers may be quite familiar with this description.

The description is as per the Devi Bhagwat. As it their wont – the Devatas have been defeated by two powerful aruras (demons) – Shumbh and Nishumbh, and had lost the occupation of the Kingdom of Heavens. The commander of the asura armies was another demon named Raktbeej. Raktbeej had a boon that he had received from Brahma ji. As is usual the asuras, after long periods of penance and austerities, would always end up asking for the blessing of longevity – that they could never be destroyed. This boon has been asked for by the asuras in many different forms. Raktbeej asked for this boon in the form that in case he is in a battle, and he is wounded, then when his blood touches the ground in form of drops, every drop will immediately form a replica of the Raktbeej himself. So even if he is wounded, just by the result of this blessing, an army of Rakbeej clones will be created. By this way, Raktbeej may never be vanquished, and he would only get stronger with additional forces of clones of himself to support him.

The Devatas were in despair, and they prayed to the Mother Goddess. She appeared and asked them what were they seeking from Her. They explained the predicament in their battle against Shumbh and Nishumbh – that they, the Devatas will never be able to defeat the asuras, as long as their commander Raktbeej is leading them. The Mother Goddess assured them of help, and sent them away to wage another war on the asuras. The battle started. Devatas started to target Raktbeej, but his blessing still obstructed the Devatas to make any headway in the fight. In fact, when Devatas would inflict any blow Raktbeej, the drops of blood from his body, as they touched the ground, would sprout into another Raktbeej, thus strengthening the army of asuras.

The Mother Goddess then took on the form of Maa Kaali and joined the battle. The appearance and demeanor of the Mother in the Kaali form was frightening. Completely black in appearance from head to toe, wearing black, long black hair loose open and waving, a garland made of skulls in the neck, and wearing a skirt made from the limbs of the dead, with a khadag (a sword like weapon, curved in a different way) in one hand, and bowl made from the outer layer of a coconut, in the other hand. The fearful appearance was further enhanced with a long red tongue that perpetually remained outside the mouth, waving like a blood red serpent.

She reached close to Raktbeej and hit him with the khadag. An injured Raktbeej started to bleed from his wounds. Maa Kaali reached out with her waving tongue and started to lap up every drop of his blood that oozed out of his wounds. Working feverishly with her long tongue, she picked up very drop of blood from Raktbeej’s body, and continued to strike him. Losing blood, he started to become weak, as he continued to lose blood and his strength. And the boon was going waste because Maa Kali did not allow the drops of his blood to reach the ground. Finally, Maa Kaali cut off the head of Raktbeej with a blow from her khadag. To catch the falling blood from the dethatched neck, Maa Kali held the coconut bowl under it, once again not allowing even a drop of blood to fall on the ground. As the cup would overflow, Maa Kaali would drink from it, to make room to hold more blood.

The appearance and sight of the Mother was really frightful. She seemed to not be under Her own control. Waving the khadag in anger, she started to destroy anything and anybody that crossed her path. The army of asuras was thus decimated, but the Mother could not be stopped. The Devatas then prayed to Lord Shiv and requested him to rescue them from the wrath of Maa Kaali. Lord Shiv appeared to face Maa Kaali, but he too could not dissuade her and calm her down. She continued in her stride, destroying everything in her path. Then Lord Shiv lay down on the ground, in the path where she was headed. Maa Kaali continued in her stride and finally set a foot on Lord Shiv himself. Realizing suddenly that she had stepped on to her own consort, she came to a halt. Her anger dissipated, she stepped back and became calm.

There is a reason that describe this episode today. Today is the day of the worship of Maa Kaalratri, or Maa Kaali, and so it is appropriate to recount her legend. I remember hearing this narrative recounted to me by elders, or reading it in books, and I always used to wonder at the bizarre description of this event. Years passed and as I came to high school, I would finally get a reasonable explanation of this narrative. In the biology class, as we read about viruses and infections and deadly diseases, it suddenly came together in my mind that this description of Maa Kaali is so analogous to weeding out a deadly disease. Raktbeej is the infection that multiplies incessantly. The more you try to root it out, the more it spreads. Like the drops of blood falling on ground, it is the viruses that attack healthy cells, they multiply, and then attack more healthy cells.  Maa Kaali is likened to the antidote to the infection, that attempts to cut down the avenues for the infection to spread, not allowing it to reach more healthy cells thus depriving it of its resources to multiply.

That is quite much the situation that is faced by the world in present times. An unbridled and unknown new infection is running rampant through the human population, incurring a very high toll of fatalities. The mechanism of isolation and social distancing is analogous to not allowing the drops of blood of Raktbeej to fall on the ground, and not find newer option to breed and grow. The ideas that had formed in my mind during my high school studies of biology, are kind of getting reflected in the events of this worldwide spread of the deadly virus infection. The containment solution is in being isolated and not allowing propagation. Countries that are practicing this measure, are being somewhat successful in minimizing the fatal damage to the population. And the nations that, for whatever reason of culture or politics are failing to exercise this discipline, are on the way to incur heavy losses in terms of human life. A scenario that is described in our ancient texts is playing out in the real world with a very eerie congruence.

So, the day to pray to Maa Kaali today, is the day also to understand this mechanism of disallowing Raktbeej to replicate itself and to curtail the damage that can be done by an uncontrolled spread of this contagion.

May the Mother Goddess Maa Kaali appear once again on this earth, and destroy this Raktbeej like malady, cleanse this earth and rescue her children.

Ameen.

 

Song – Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaaya Sheraanwaaliye  (Do Waqt Ki Roti) (1988) Singer – Narendra Chanchal, Rafi, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics

saanchi jyoto waali maata. . .
maata. . .
teri jai jaikaar
jai jaikaar. . .‎
jai jaikaar. . .‎
jai jaikaar. . .

‎‎tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanwaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanwaaliye
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanwaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye
‎o jyotaan vaaliye
pahaadaan vaaliye
o mehraan vaaliye. . .
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye
o o o
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye

kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
ek baraabar tere saare pujaari
tu ne sab ko darshan de ke
tu ne sab ko darshan de ke
apne gale lagaaya sheraanvaaliye
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye
o jyotaan vaaliye
pahaadaan vaaliye
o mehraan vaaliye. . .
tu ne mujhe bulaaya sheraanvaaliye. . .
main aaya main aaya sheraanvaaliye

‎o prem se bolo

jai maata di
o saare bolo
jai maata di
o aate bolo
jai maata di
o jaate bolo
jai maata di
o kasht nivaare
jai maata di
o paar utaare
jai maata di
devi maan bholi
jai maata di
bhar de jholi
jai maata di
o jode darpan
jai maata di
maa de ke darshan
jai maata di
o jai maata di
jai maata di
jai. . . maata di..ee..ee
‎jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
sheraanwaali ki jai

jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
pahaadaan vaali ki jai,

jai maata di‎
jai maata di
‎vaishno raani ki jai

jai maata di‎
jai maata di‎
ambe raani ki jai

jai maata di
‎jai maata di‎
pahadaan waali ki jai‎

2 Responses to "Tu Ne Mujhe Bulaaya Sheraanwaaliye"

Sudhir Ji. Thanks for the post helping me to have re visit of the tale of Mahashakti. I knew about Raktabeej but not in this detail ( about the battle). Your likening of Rakhtabeej to Virus that multiplies is a meaningful interpretation. The song of the post is also quite devotional.

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Sudhir ji, many thanks for this detailed post.
Regards,

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