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Om jai Jagdeesh hare swaami jai Jagdeesh hare

Posted on: October 15, 2021

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Hullo Atuldom

Navratri. Nine nights of festivities. Celebrated through the country in honour of Devi Maa, Maa Durga, or the Holy Trinity of Durga Lakshmi Saraswati. Also Rama’s victory over Ravana and rescuing Devi Seeta from Lanka. No wonder the 10th day of the festival is called Vijaya Dashami.
I have got a Whatsapp forward which gives a perspective of the day as ” Dussehra is a Sanskrit word which means removal of Ten Bad Qualities within oneself, namely
Ahankara (Ego),
Amanavta (Cruelty),
Anyaaya (Injustice),
Kama vasana (Lust),
Krodha (Anger),
Lobha (Greed),
Mada (Pride),
Matsara (Jealousy can also mean competition which is a result of jealousy),
Moha (attachment),
Swartha (Selfishness)”;

which means that ‘Vijaya over these Ten Bad Qualities. (I thought that this was a great thought and hence shared it here)

Dussehra marks the culmination of the Ram Leela, at various venues across the country, with the burning of the effigies of Meghnad (son of Ravana), Kumbhakarna (brother of Ravana) and Ravana himself. Dussehra is also the last day of the Durga Puja for the people from Eastern India (wherever in the world they be). The Durga Puja begins on the sixth day of Navartri, when the idols of the goddess is installed along with those of her children Ganesh and Kartik and Devi Laxmi and Devi Saraswati. Dussehra is the day when the idols are immersed in the holy waters of the rivers after morning puja, kumkum khela etc. Festivities in western India too come to a close with all the rituals associated. So we are at the end of one festival waiting for the next -Deepavali.

Let us bring this festival to a close with this all important aarthi which is from “Purab Aur Paschim” (yes, there are some songs from this film yet to be posted). In the film this traditional aarthi plays at the start to set the story of the movie in motion. It shows Ashok Kumar (whose birth anniversary it was two days ago) leading a group of devotees which includes Kamini Kaushal and Nirupa Roy (13th October was her death anniversary). As the song plays, we see the Union Jack being lowered and replaced by the Indian Tricolour. The movie too becomes ‘color’ from ‘black-n-white’. The aarthi is also used to introduce almost all the characters of the movie, we see ‘Bharat’ growing up from Master Alankar to Manoj Kumar and Bharathi (south Indian actress) growing into ‘Gopi’. The movie closes with the aarthi as Saira Banu accepts that she has liked the Indian way of life and her mother Shammi and brother Rajendranath also join the aarthi.

The aarthi is in the voices of Mahendra Kapoor, Brij Bhushan and Shyama Chittar. The music director for the movie were Kalyanji Anandji, who have stuck to the traditional format in here.

Happy Bijoya/ Vijaya Dashami to one and all.


Audio (Longer)

Song-Om jai jagdeesh hare (Purab Aur Paschim)(1970) Singers-Brij Bhushan, Mahendra Kapoor, Shyama Chittar, Lyrics-Traditional, MD-Kalyanji Anandji


om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare

bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat

kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare

jo dhyaave phal paave
dukh bin se man ka

swaami dukh bin se man ka
sukh sampatti ghar aave
sukh sampatti ghar aave
kasht mite tan ka
om jai jagdeesh hare

maat pitaah tum mere
sharan padoon main kiski
swaami sharan padoon main kiski
tum bin aur na dooja
prabhu bin aur na dooja
aas karoon main kiski
om jai jagdeesh hare

tum pooran parmaatama
tum antaryaami
swaami tum antaryaami
paar brahm parmeshvar
paar brahm parmeshvar
tum sabke swaami
om jai jagdeesh hare

tum karuna ke saagar
tum paalan karta
swaami tum paalan karta
main moorakh khalkaami
main sevak tum swaami
kripa karo bharta
om jai jagdeesh hare
om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare
bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat
kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare

vishay vikaar mitaao
paap haro deva
swaami paap haro deva
shraddha bhakti badhaao
shraddha bhakti badhaao
santan ki seva
om jai jagdeesh hare

tan man dhan sab hai tera
swaami sab kuchh hai tera
swaami sab kuchh hai tera
tera tujhko arpan
tera tujhko arpan
kya laage mera
om jai jagdeesh hare
om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare
bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat
kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare
om jai jagdeesh hare
swaami jai jagdeesh hare
bhakt janon ke sankat
daas janon ke sankat
kshan mein door kare
om jai jagdeesh hare

5 Responses to "Om jai Jagdeesh hare swaami jai Jagdeesh hare"

Thanks for posting this Aarathi today. Most appropriate thing to do.
Feel so good after listening to it ! Thanks again.

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Glad that you liked it


Dear “Peevesie’s Mom”,

As Guruji has stated, a very apt song for today. Pl allow me to add a few more lines. The AARTI “Jai Jagadish Hare” , sung in praise of Lord Vishnu, was composed way back in 1870 by Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri (1837-1881). It is believed that he was inspired by the “Dasavatara stotra” from the Composition “GEET GOVINDAM”, written by the 12th Century Poet JAYADEV, one stanza of which is :

प्रलय पयोधिजले धृतवानसि वेदम् ॥
विहितवहित्र चरित्र मखेदम्॥
केशवा धृत मीन शरीर जय जगदीश हरे॥

As most of us are aware, this stotra has been used in the famous Invocation in the Film ANANDMATH (1952).

Sometime in 1957, Film Magnate JC ANAND made a Film “NOORAN” (=sunlight) starring Noor Jehan and this tune was used in this song

With warm regards


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Thanks for the valuable information.


asapmar sir,
Thank you for the additional information. I have always wanted to know about this aarthi.
Thank you once again


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