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Shendur laal chadhaayo

Posted on: September 10, 2021

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Hullo Atuldom

10th September 2021 is actually 19th day of the Bhadrapada month in the Vikrama Nama Samvat of the Hindu Calendar. It is the 4th day after the Amavasya or the New Moon. This day is very special as it is the day when the devout Hindus pray to the elephant-headed God Ganesha.

This is one festival that is celebrated through the country calling it Vinayaka Chaturthi in South India and Ganesh Chaturthi in the rest of the country. But the Lord worshipped and adored is the same and the offerings and prasad are basically the same. The flowers that are usual are the Hibiscus and the Marigold. Leaves of tender Banana plant are used to decorate the puja stands and mango leaf garlands adorn the doorways to homes. The most relevant flower or plant used to worship Lord Ganesha is said to be the Durva Grass. It is said that once while fighting a demon, Ganesha ended up swallowing him. This gave him a burning sensation in the stomach. When all else failed a group of sages placed a bunch of 21 Durva grass on him and he felt better. Another story says that Lord Ganesha suffered from a burning sensation after being cursed by a celestial woman. He became a recipient of the bane after rejecting her marriage proposal. Therefore, to rid himself of the discomfort and agony, Lord Ganesha placed a few strands of the Durva on his head. But Durva Grass is one of the offerings
Another common factor in the worship of Ganesha is the Modak – a sweet preparation made variously with Rice flour exterior and a filling made of coconut which is sweetened mostly with jaggery as in some parts of the country. Modak made from thickened milk (khova) and flavoured with saffron and cardamom are also offered specially in the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals. We in South India also have a savoury variation of the Modak. There is a story associated with Ganesha’s love for the Modak. Devi Parvati- the mother of Shri Ganesh and Shri Kartikeya- gave a modak to the two brothers. But both didn’t feel like sharing it with the other. So, as a way to decide who will get it, the mother asked her sons to take three rounds of the world and the winner would get the modak. Kartikeya promptly set off on his Peacook to abide with what his mother had said. Ganesha won the modak by taking three rounds of his parents as they meant the world for him. Such is the love that the lord has for the humble Modak.

As a child I used to visit my neighbour’s home when they brought beautiful clay idols of the god. That aunty taught me and other kids of the apartment all the associated aartis and bhajans which have been handed down from generations. Personally, I have no idea of who the original writers were but I keep seeing them used in films too, down the years. And each film credits a different writer as being the lyricist. Like for example, I found a movie called “Jai Ganesh” (1977) which credited “Sukhakarta dukharta varta vighnanchi” to Bharat Vyas and Visweswar Sharma. And I always thought it was a traditional aarthi; of course closer inspection brought out Hindi words and the original was possibly in Marathi. (I could be wrong about all of this though) I have myself shared two Ganesh aarathis on the blog which were credited to Mayur Puri (Riddhi siddhi vridhhi hoti) and Amitabh Bhattacharya (Deva shree Ganesha). These two displayed the feelings of the on-screen characters and relied of the original aarathi towards their end.

Today’s song is a Ganesh aarati with all the words as I have learnt it but Sameer is credited as lyricist. Music is by the duo Jatin-Lalit and is from the 1999 release “Vaastav”.

The movie had a cast headed by Sanjay Dutt, with Namrata Shirodkar, ,Mohnish Behl, Aarti Behl (also known as Ekta Behl), Reema Lagoo, Shivaji Satam, Sanjay Narvekar, Deepak Tijori, Paresh Rawal, Mohan Joshi, Ashish Vidyarthi, Himani Shivpuri etc. It was directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, produced by Sanjay Nikalje, had music by Jatin Lalit, Atul Ranade and Rahul Ranade. The movie won Sanjay Dutt a filmfare award for best actor for playing ‘an easy-going guy to a broken man’. ‘Vaastav’ had a tagline ‘The Reality’ and tried to depict the harsh realities of life in he Mumbai underworld. It also had a few good songs.

Today’s song happens just when the boys of the chawl have found that they have been used for personal gains by the underworld don, home minister etc. Raghu (Sanjay Dutt) finds out from the friendly inspector Kishore Kadam (Deepak Tijori) orders have been issued to eliminate them as they have become a thorn in the flesh of those who used them. The movie ends with Reema Lagoo shooting her (like Nargis in ‘Mother India’).

Let us welcome our ‘Pyara Ganpati/ Ganesh/ Vinayak… Ganpati Bappa…. Morya!!!!!!



Song-Shendur laal chadhaayo achcha gajmukh ko (Vaastav)(1999) Singer-Ravindra Sathe, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Jatin Lalit


shendur laal chadhaayo achcha gajmukha ko
dondil laal biraaje sut gauri haar ko
haath liye guda laddu sai survar ko
mahima kahe naa jaaye lagat hu pad ko
jaidev jaidev
jaidev jaidev/em>

jai jai ji ganraaj vidyasukhdata
dhanya tumhaaro darshan mera
mann ramta
jaidev jaidev
jaidev jaidev

bhava bhagat se koi sharanagat aave
santati sampatti sabahi bharpoor paave
aise tum maharaaj moko ati bhaave
gosavinandan nishi din gun gaave
jaidev jaidev
jaidev jaidev
jai jai ji ganraaj vidyasukhadata
dhanya tumhaaro darshan mera
mann ramta
jaidev jaidev
jaidev jaidev

ghaalin lotaangan
vandin charan
dolyaani paahin roop tujhe
preme aalingin
aanande pujin
bhaave ovaalin mhane naama
twamev maata pita twamev
twamev bandhushch sakha twamev
twamev vidya dravinm twamev
twamev sarvam mam dev deva
kayen vach manasendriyairva
buddhyatmana va prakritiswabhava
karomi yadhyat sakalam parasmai
narayanayeti samarpayami
achyutam keshavm ramanarayanam
krishnadamodaram vasudevam hari
shridharam madhavam gopikavallabham
janakinayakam ramachandram bhaje
hare raam hare raam raam raam hare hare
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare raam hare raam raam raam hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare raam hare raam raam raam hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare raam hare raam raam raam hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare raam hare raam raam raam hare hare (aaaaaaaa )
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare (aaaaaaaa )

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