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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

Blog Day :

5243 Post No. : 17241

Today’s song is “Prabhat Vandana” from the film ‘Sant Janabai’ (1949).

This post from me is coming after a gap of 30+ days. Luckily the gap was divided in October and November months. I did not want to create a record of missing a full Calendar month, therefore I am sending this post in November. The last time such a big gap occurred was also in October/November months of 2017. Looks like I have to be careful in these two months since both times the cause of the gap was my health issues. But then, at the age of 82 years, these things are unavoidable. After this post again, there will be a gap in my posts as I will be busy with my grandson’s marriage in the first week of December. Then onward hopefully, I will continue my posts as regularly as before this gap.

Today’s song is like a “Prabhatiya” of Gujarat. It is sung in the early hours of the day, presumably as the first thing in the morning, praising God. Indians, in general, are very religious minded. While some may openly do things proclaiming their inclinations – like singing Bhajans, visiting temples, following religious traditions etc; there are , however, people who follow religion in their behavior and thoughts. The greatest advantage of the Hindu religion is that there are several ways of doing Bhakti and one can choose and follow what is possible for him.

According to Bhagwat Geeta and Vishnu Puran, there are 9 forms of Bhakti one can follow as per his wishes. They are….

1. Shrawan ( श्रवण ) Listening to Divine name like King Parikshit
2. Keertan ( कीर्तन ) Glorify God by discourse Like saint Tyagaraj
3. Smaran (स्मरण ) Remembering God by meditation Like Bhakt Pralhad
4. Paad Sewa (पाद सेवा ) Service at the feet of God Like Lakshmi Devi
5. Archana (अर्चना ) Worship for blessings doing Pooja
6. Vandana (वंदना ) Prostration before God doing Sashtang Namaskar
7. Dasya (दास्य ) Service to God Like Hanuman
8. Sakhya (सख्य ) Being friendly to God Like Arjun
9. Atma Nivedan (आत्म निवेदन ) Self Surrender like Meerabai

This is called Nav vidha Bhakti (नव विधा भक्ती ). Each method carries the same weightage. This has been followed since Vaidik times.

During the foreign attacks and cruel rulers, a wake up call to people of India was by means of the Bhakti Movement from 1300 to 1600 AD. This produced many saints and social reformers from Kanya Kumari to Kashmir and from Gujarat to Assam. Saints appeared in all areas of India. During the Bhakti Movement, almost all regions had their own Saints and great Bhakts. Maharashtra has been known to be a well developed modern state, boasting of an Education centre (Pune) as well as a commercial hub center (Mumbai). It is also a lucky state because it had many saints and social reformers from every strata of society. While Ramdas and Dnyaneshwar were Bramhins, other saints belonged to the different castes. Here are some names of saints in Maharashtra….

Tukaram – Baniya, Janabai-House maid, Namdev-Tailor, Gor kumbhar-Potter, Narhari Sonar-Goldsmith, Chokha Mela-Gardener, Soyrabai- Harijan, Eknath-Warkari, Rohidas-Cobbler, Savta Maali-Gardener, Banka Mahar- harijan, Sant Bhagu-Harijan, Kanhopatra- Dancing girl, Sant Sakhu- Harijan Housewife, Sena Nhavi- Barber, Pundalik-Backward etc.

Bhakti movement started in Tamilnadu in the 6th century and spread northwards from 15th to 17th century. Sant Janabai was one of such Saints. The story of the film was….

Jana, a little girl whose mother before dying told her to go to Pandharpur where she will be protected by Lord Vitthal, A merchant who is the father of Sant Namdev accidentally steps on Jana’s hand and asks for her forgiveness. He asks what she was doing in the temple alone, she tells him her story, being a good devotee of Vitthal he adopts her.

Little Namdev likes her from the instant he sees her and accepts her as his elder sister with joy. But the mother of Namdev wasn’t too happy with another person being in the family, but later she too melts to the love and simplicity of the little girl who would become a great saint as we know today.

Jana was assigned the work of washing the clothes by Namdev’s mother. Jana and Namdev hear a group of pilgrims singing in praise of Lord Vitthal and they start singing and dancing. Children in the group who are very thirsty run to Janabai to beg for water from her. “There are many wells in the village, go get your own water” says Namdev. “But we are outcasts, nobody gives us water” says one of the pilgrims.

Janabai pours them water from her pot, the satisfied devotees bless her for giving them water to drink. She gets scolded and beaten by Namdev’s mother for her act of charity towards the outcasts, which was considered a terrible thing during those times.

Namdev being a very devotional man, always sings and dances and forgets the duties of a householder. Janabai works hard for the food of Namdev’s family (wife and two children). Janabai prays to Vitthal for the food, when Vitthal gives her food she only takes what she needs for a day or two.

Namdev had a big debt to be settled, but he was on a pilgrimage to North India. The wealthy man who had lent him money decides to take Namdev’s property into possession. Jana pleads with him and agrees that she would pay all the money back. Jana works night and day to gather the money she needs.

One night she was very tired and fell asleep while working, but when she wakes up she sees a blanket on her and also sees that the work has been finished. Next night she pretends to be sleeping so that she could catch the person who did it. As soon as she sleeps she sees Lord Vitthal appear and do her work for her.

She catches him while working, from then on Lord Vitthal helps her in her work, he sings for her. He fetches water for her and does many things around.

One day Lord Vitthal feels very tired, seeing that Jana puts him to sleep. In the morning when he wakes up, he walks back to the temple with the blanket around his body, his ornament falls from his neck and falls on the floor of Janabai’s house.

In the morning when priests see the statue of Lord Vitthal they come to the conclusion that somebody must have stolen the ornament of Lord. They see a blanket nearby and assume it must belong to the thief. They start questioning everyone to find out to whom that belonged.

Janabai tells them that it belonged to her, priests search her house and when they find the ornament they accuse her of the theft, she tells them that the Lord was sleeping in her house yesterday and he must have left the ornament. People laugh at her, and thinking of her to be a liar, they decide to hang her to death.

They march her on streets, and just before the time to kill her, she prays to Lord Vitthal and he appears to save her. All people bow to Janabai.

This was a film made by Prabhat Film company, which was sinking day by day. After V Shantaram left it in 1942, the company survived by making several Devotional movies which gave money to the company, but could not save it. In fact, the film ‘Sant Janabai’ was the last film made by Prabhat Film company. After this the company was locked out. The Prabhat Studio and its property were auctioned in 1952 and the once famous company Prabhat was closed for ever on 13-10-1953.

Most of the devotional films made by Prabhat were written by GD Madgulkar- who was a famous writer of Marathi. The story and the screenplay of the film ‘Sant Janabai’ was also written by Madgulkar. He wrote some of the famous films of Hindi cinema in later years. He was an accomplished actor also and had acted in several Marathi and Hindi films.

Gajanan Digambar Madguḷkar (1 October 1919 – 14 December 1977) was a Marathi poet, lyricist, writer and actor. He was born in village Shetphal, Atpadi Taluka, Sangli district in Maharashtra. His family hailed from village Madgule in the same Taluka.

He is popularly known in his home state of Maharashtra by just his initials as Ga Di Ma (गदिमा). He was awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1951 and Padma Shri in 1969. He has written 157 screen plays and over 2000 songs in his career. He was called Adhunik Valmiki (the modern Valmiki) of the current era due to his composition of Geet Ramayan (Ramayana in Songs) as the most notable work. 2019 was celebrated as his Birth Century year. The Government of Maharashtra hosted various events and festivals to grace the occasion.

Madgulkar wrote poetry, short stories, novels, autobiographies and scripts, dialogues and lyrics for Marathi as well as Hindi movies. His poems have been adapted to a wide range of musical forms such as Sugam-Sangeet (light music), Bhav-Geet (emotional songs), Bhakti-Geet (devotional songs), and Lawani (a genre of folk songs in Maharashtra). Madgulkar entered the world of movies in 1938 at Kolhāpur. He contributed to 157 Marathi and 25 Hindi movies. He was also an artist. He loved to paint nature scenes. Special mention must be made for the films, ‘Jeewan Jyoti’ (1953) Screenplay and dialogues, ‘Toofan aur Diya’ (1956) – story, and ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ (1957) -story, screenplay and dialogues.

A noteworthy fact about Madgulkar is that during his peak period in Marathi films, he created a World Record. He teamed up with Music Director Sudhir Phadke and director Raja Paranjape. Together, as a team, they gave a total of 11 Hit films in a row in 18 years – from 1948 to 1966 … a record for a Team. He had knowledge of 10 languages including Marathi, Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu.

Madgulkar was married to Vidya (Padma Patankar, Kolhapur) and they had 3 sons (Shridhar, Anand, Sharad Kumar) and 4 daughters (Varsha, Kalpalata, Deepa, Shubhada). The popular Marathi writer, Vyankatesh Madgulkar was his younger brother. His home in Pune (‘Panchavati Bungalow’) has become a place of attraction for his fans.

I was based in Poona during the period 1974 to 1976. In this period one of my local friends took me to Madgulkar’s bungalow and introduced me. When Madgulkar came to know that I hailed from Hyderabad, he was very excited and asked me several questions. I spent about 4-5 hours with him and had lunch also with him, on his repeated insistence. He was a good conversationalist and loved to talk and listen. I will never forget this meeting. Those days he was not keeping good health.

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Written by Narendra Sharma, it was composed by Sudhir Phadke. It is quite inspiring.

Audio

Video

Song-Prabhat Vandana Karen (Sant Janabai)(1949) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke
Manna Dey + Chorus

Lyrics

prabhaat vandana karen
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

usha ka deep baal
saja neel gagan thhal
aarti utaare jagat
aarti utaare jagat
jaago saanwre
jaago saanwre
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

kholo nayan jyotirmay
jeewan ko karo abhay
kholo nayan jyotirmay
jeewan ko karo abhay
bhakti kiran jan man mein
bhakti kiran jan man mein
charan dhruv dhare
charan dhruv dhare
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

taj kar vaikunthdhaam
aaa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
taj kar vaikunthdhaam
aaye tum megh shyam
megh shyam
roop madhur pandurang
roop madhur pandurang
punya naam re
punya naam re
hey hare
prabhaat vandana karen
jaago hey hare
hey hare

vithal vithal
vithal pandurang
vithal vithal
vithal pandurang
vithal vithal vithal pandurang
vithal vithal vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
vithal pandurang
kamal nayan vithal
harisharnam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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प्रभात वन्दना करें
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

उषा का दीप बाल
सजा नील गगन थाल
आरती उतारे जगत
आरती उतारे जगत
जागो सांवरे
जागो सांवरे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

खोलो नयन ज्योतिर्मय
जीवन को करो अभय
खोलो नयन ज्योतिर्मय
जीवन को करो अभय
भक्ति किरण जन मन में
भक्ति किरण जन मन में
चरण ध्रुव धरे
चरण ध्रुव धरे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

तज कर वैकुंठधाम
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
तज कर वैकुंठधाम
आए तुम मेघ श्याम
मेघ श्याम
रूप मधुर पांडुरंग
रूप मधुर पांडुरंग
पुण्य नाम रे
पुण्य नाम रे
हे हरे
प्रभात वन्दना करें
जागो हे हरे
हे हरे

विट्ठल विट्ठल
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल विट्ठल
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल विट्ठल विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल विट्ठल विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
विट्ठल पांडुरंगा
कमल नयन विट्ठल
हरी शरणम्


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Blog Day :

5195 Post No. : 17176

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 109
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Ten years back on this date viz on 8th October 2012, eight songs from eight different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6811 Maa pyaari maa god mein khela bachpan mera Aainaa (1944) Movie YIPPEEE’D by now
6812 Sun li pukaar jo Bapu ki Poojya Gandhi ji(1948) Number of songs in the movie unknown
6813 O roopnagar ke saudagar Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEEE’D by now
6814 He haariye na himmat bisaariye na Raam Maha Pooja (1954) 5 songs covered out of 9 by now
6815 Kaise aaoon Jamuna ke teer Devtaa (1956) 6 songs covered out of 8 by now
6816 Mohabbat ke suhaane din jawaani ki haseen raaten Maryada(1971) Movie YIPPEEE’D by now
6817 Baalam harjaayee jaa main to aankh mila pachhtaayee Taxi Driver(1973) Movie YIPPEEE’D by now
6818 Honolulu se aayee Khanzar(1979) 2 songs covered out of 7 by now

It can be observed that four movies (out of eight movies) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (on 8 october 2012) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (8 october 2022).

‘Maha Pooja’ (1954) is one such movie.

‘Maha Pooja’ was directed by Shanti Kumar for Amar Jyot Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Naina, Ratnamala, Amirbai Karnataki, Shashi Kapoor(not the famous one), Anant Marathe, Prem Prakash, Bikram Kapoor, Kusum Thakur, Sabita Chatterjee, Parvati devi, Naaz, Suryakant Shukla, Omprakash Gaud, Bholaram Kesri, Ramesh Arora, Ashok Azaad, Arvind ,C.Pandey, Lakshman, Navneet, Dubey, Athavaley, Seetharam Jainaa,Rati, Shri bhagwan, Anil Kumar etc in it. Prem Adib and Murad made guest appearances.

‘Maha Pooja’ had nine songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far. Here is the sixth song from this film. It is sung by Talat Mehmood. Ramesh Gupta is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

Only audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Kaahe ko bisaara satnaam (Maha Pooja)(1954) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kaahe ko o o o
bisaaraa aa aaa satnaa..aaam
o baabaa tooney aey ae ae ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam
o baaba tooney ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam
kaahey ko bisaara aa satnaam
o baaba tooney aey ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam

jhoothh na chhodee tooney
paap na chhodaa tooney ae
paap na chhodaaa
dayaa dharam se ae
kyun mukh modaa aaa aa aa
dayaa dharam se ae
kyun mukh modaa aaa aa
tan bhi vyaakul
mann bhi vyaakul
vyaakul aatm ram
o baaba tooney aey ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam
kaahey ko bisaara aa aaa satnaam
o baaba tooney ae ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam

jhoothha rishta aaa
jhootha naata aa
kaahey virtha janam ganwaata
kaahey virtha janam ganwaata aa
maaya jaal ko tod ke pagley
sat shabd pehchaan
o baaba tooney ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam
kaahey ko bisaara aa satnaam
o baaba tooney ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam

naam rahega
teri deh jalegi ee
satya ki poonji tere
saath chalegi ee ee ee
prabhu ke bhajan bina
aakhir tere ae
prabhu ke bhajan bina
aakhir tere ae ae
koyi naa aaye ae kaa..aaa…aam
o baaba tooney aey ae
kaahey ko bisaara hari naam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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काहे को ओ
बिसारा सत॰॰नाम
ओ बाबा तूने ए
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम
ओ बाबा तूने
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम
काहे को बिसारा सतनाम
ओ बाबा तूने
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम

झूठ ना छोड़ी तूने
पाप ना छोड़ा तूने
पाप ना छोड़ा
दया धरम से
क्यों मुख मोड़ा
दया धरम से
क्यों मुख मोड़ा
तन भी व्याकुल
मन भी व्याकुल
व्याकुल आत्म राम’
ओ बाबा तूने
कहे को बिसारा हरि नाम
काहे को बिसारा सतनाम
ओ बाबा तूने
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम

झूठा रिश्ता
झूठा नाता
काहे विरथा जनम गँवाता
काहे विरथा जनम गँवाता
माया जाल को तोड़ के पगले
सत शबद पहचान
ओ बाबा तूने
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम
काहे को बिसारा सतनाम
ओ बाबा तूने
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम

नाम रहेगा
तेरी देह जलेगी
सत्य की पूंजी तेरे
साथ चलेगी
प्रभु के भजन बिना
आखिर तेरे
प्रभु के भजन बिना
आखिर तेरे
कोई ना आए काम
ओ बाबा तूने
काहे को बिसारा हरि नाम


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

Blog Day :

4837 Post No. : 16622

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.

Video

Audio (Longer)


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

Lyrics

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


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Blog Day : 3684 Post No. : 14586

“Lajwanti”(1942), alias “Radio Singer” was directed y Hiralal R Doctor for Shree Ganesh Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Ratanbai, Anuradha, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Ashiq Hussain, Fakir Mohammad, Ratan Modi etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Singers and lyricists of these songs are not known.

Here is the first song from “Lajwanti”(1942) to appear in the blog. This song is a bhajan which is sung by an unknown female voice which sounds somewhat familiar. Lyricist is not known. Music is composed by Shyam Babu, who I assume is same as Shyam Babu Pathak.

I have an intuition that this female voice may be that of Ratanbai, the leading actor of this movie who was an actor singer. This blog has seven songs sung by her. On comparing the voice of this song with that of the seven Ratan Bai songs, I feel that the voice is same. So I have assumed this song to be sung by Ratan Bai.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the identity of this voice.

With this rare song, “Lajwanti”(1942) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Teri mahima aprampaar tu hai jag ka paalanhaar(Lajwanti)(1942) Singer-Ratan Bai, MD-Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

Teri mahima aprampaar
tu hai jag ka paalanhaar
teri mahima aprampaar
tu hai jag ka paalanhaar
sooraj chandr jo raushni dete
saagar sarita bahte bahte
saare jag ko mahima kahte
sooraj chandr jo raushni dete
saagar sarita bahte bahte
saare jag ko mahima kahte
saare jag ko mahima kahte
tu hai jag ka khewanhaar
tero koi na paawe paar
tu hai jag ka khewanhaar
tero koi na paawe paar

phal phool main kya chadhaaun
deepak ko main kyun jalaaun
phal phool main kya chadhaaun
deepak ko main kyun jalaaun
teri bhakti kaise dhyaaun
teri bhakti kaise dhyaaun
tu hai jag ka paalanhaar
tero sabhi to hai sansaar
tu hai jag ka paalanhaar
tero sabhi to hai sansaar
teri mahima aprampaar
tu hai jag ka paalanhaar
teri mahima aprampaar
tu hai jag ka paalanhaar


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Blog Day : 3673 Post No. : 14560

“Bhakt Prahlad”(1967), originally made in Tamil and other south Indian languages was dubbed in Hindi as well.

The movie was directed by Narayanmurthy for Veerappan and company, Madras. It had S V Ranga Rao, Anjalidevi, Rajendranath, Dhumal, L Vijaylaxmi, Geetanjali, Nirmala etc in it.

The Hindi dubbed version had as many as 17 songs in it which were penned by P L Santoshi.

Here is the first song from “Bhakt Prahlad”(1967) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the singers of the song, but the voice sounds like Usha Mangeshkar to me. The song is picurised on the child artist who plays the title role of Prahlad.

Music ws composed by Rajeshwar Rao and Rajgopal Krishnan but the distribution of songs between them is not known. So I have decided to credit them jointly for music direction.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identfy the singer as well as the actor in the picturisation.

With this song, “Bhakt Prahlad”(1967) makes its debut in the blog.

Video

Song-Hey prabhu jyot jagaao aisi (Bhakt Prahlad)(1967) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Rajeshwar Rao-Raj Gopalkrishnan

Lyrics

hey prabhu jyot jagaa aisi
hey prabhu jyot jagaa
mere man mein base tu sada
haan
man mein base tu sada

jab gajendr par bheer padi to
usey bachaane tu hi aaya
jab gajendr par bheer padi to
usey bachaane tu hi aaya
maare kisko taare kisko
maare kisko taare kisko
sab kuchh hai bas teri maaya
sab kuchh hai bas teri maaya

hey prabhu jyot jaga aisi
he prabhu jyot jaga
mere man mein base tu sada
haan
man mein base tu sada


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This is an excellent Bhajan sung by the Music Director Hemant Kumar himself. When you her him sing/recite a bhajan, one feels as if his voice is made only for singing Bhajans.
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This is the 300th article in the blog by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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.

BHAJAN MALA – GOLDEN 50s…(Pushp-12….Last of the series)
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So, we are ending this Bhajan series today with the most appropriate and suitable Bhajan for the occasion, from the film- Mahapooja-54. The bhajan is sung by Amirbai Karnataki and Tara Harish-both in their last phase of the career. This is a Bhajan-almost an Aarati, but not exactly-in praise of Shri Satyanarayan Swami.
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BHAJAN MALA – GOLDEN 50s (Pushp- 1)
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I grew up in a joint family of about 20 people including children. My childhood memories are vivid and I remember playing with cousins and enjoying Festivals with the elders. By coincidence ,by 1947-48 our joint family was fragmented, not because of the Partition, but because One Uncle joined Army, the other joined Navy and the third one joined Police. My own father had to go underground to evade arrest, after Gandhi ji’s assassination..He was an RSS worker. We shifted coolly to Banaras and stayed there for an year. Ultimately father was traced and arrested and we were escorted by the police to mother’s town in Maharashtra.
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This is the 9th song of the series “The Great Souls of India”. It is from the film BHAKTA PRAHLAD-1946. It is sung by Hamida Bano, Geeta Dutt and Chorus.
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This is the 8th song in the series “The Great Souls of India”, sung by Mohantara Talpade, in the film BHAKTA DHRUV-1947.
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