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Hullo to all in Atuldom

Today’s post is under instructions from my husband- Peevesie’s Dad. Oh yes, he is a silent-satulite (a term coined by team Atulites when referring to spouses of Atulites, the term has no geographical or scientific connotation and will be found only in Atulite-lingo 🙂 ). He had asked me to write a post after we returned from a pilgrimage of Sabarimala, which is the abode of Swami Ayyappa. And as far as possible I fulfil every farmaish/ request of his (actually the children, Peevesie more than her brother, rag the two of us for going out of our way to fulfil each other’s requests- there have been no demands between the two of us only requests).

A recent program that I attended at Chowdiah Memorial with Asha Bhonsle as the attraction is a case in point – we were scheduled to go to Kerala on that date to drop my dear mom-in-law at our native village and my husband (sweetly) asked me to go ahead and book tickets for the show and he himself went with his mom. So, when he indulges me how can I not do what he says? 🙂 These last two months I had been looking for a song that would accompany the post but never found any song or bhajan dedicated to Ayyappa in a Hindi song album- filmy or non-filmy. Even looking up dubbed movies drew a blank. Whatever the internet had to offer were songs in the south Indian languages. But now I think I have found a way out.

The pilgrimage to Sabarimala is neither easy nor tough; what it needs is commitment on the part of the devotee. It can be undertaken by all men and females below the age of 10 and above the age of 50. There are a few legends to explain why this restriction is in place for the ladies. But the main reason, for ladies of age group 10-50 not being allowed is biological and instead of arguing against it; which some sections of the equality for females brigade has undertaken, my personal view is we should respect it. If some rule has been in place for an activity we follow it. If there is a dress code to a party we adhere to it. I have seen people follow the rule of covering their heads at gurudwaras and mosques (am not sure if churches have this rule, but have seen some sections of Kerala Christians cover their heads). If rules can be followed at these places then why not at Hindu places of worship. (I hope that my thoughts are not construed to be against equality for the female gender, they are just my way of looking at things)

The Sabarimala temple is open for a few days (of the Malayalam calendar) every month and from November 15th to January 20th (I think). Devotees who plan to undertake the trip normally live a satvik life for a period of 40 days. They abstain from wine and women, the stricter followers make their own food, visit an Ayyappa temple twice a day, walk bare foot and also don’t shave. Then just before leaving for the trip they have a ritual wherein they gather the main things needed for the pilgrimage in a bag which is carried on their heads till they reach the temple. The bag typically contains two or three coconuts, one of which is filled with ghee for the abhishek of the deity. Plus, pooja items like camphor, agarbatti, pan-supari, beaten rice etc.

The temple itself is in the Periyar Tiger Reserve of western ghats in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta District. One can go up to the Pampa river (which is at the base of the path leading up to the temple) by road, from where it is a climb of about 5 kms of which the initial 2 km or so is very steep. Of course, there are a few palkhis available to carry up those who find the climb difficult. But when one sees the passion in those climbing alongside us it spurs us to try and do the distance without palki assistance. That is what happened with me. I felt a sense of tiredness after the initial half an hour; then I saw who were the people around me. There was a small boy taking his almost 80-year-old grandparents with him. Then there was a man with a twisted ankle making his way uphill and that made me feel I should complete the route. And there is the chant of Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa (we take refuge in you ayyappa) reverberating about the route, enough to egg you on. A seasoned devotee (like my husband who has gone close to 25 times) may do the path in about two or two and half hours depending on the weather; and I took about two hours and forty minutes in spite of the initial panting and nausea due to the height. But I must admit that then it had felt like a never-ending walk.

Now any person undertaking the pilgrimage for the first time is called a “Kanni Ayyappan” and our group had two of us. And then last month around Onam time when the temple was open my sister’s family- her husband and two nine-year-old sons- also went to the temple. The twins were the life of the group along with a few other kids. About 10-15 years back my aged parents-in-law and parents had undertaken the trip. So, what I am trying to say is age and health should not stop a determined soul from making the trip and there are experienced Ayyappas (that is the term with which the male devotees address each other) to guide those who want to make the trip and believe me it was a great experience enough to make me feel I should redo it.

Reading the above description may have sent images of the trek to Kedarnath, Yamunotri or Vaishno Devi to the reader. Even I recalled my Kedarnath, Yamunotri trip as I was chanting Swamiye Sharanam Ayyappa and singing all the Ayyappa songs I knew to myself during the walk. And in my mind, I visualised my dearest mom-in-law undertaking the Vaishno Devi pilgrimage about 10 years back. Hats off to her spirit! I hope I am half as energetic when I reach her age.

Now that I have mentioned vaishno devi I looked for a song that will show the journey to the temple in the Himalayas in Kashmir. And I found that there is a song in the 1980 released J. Om Prakash movie which shows Rameshwari and Jeetendra going to Vaishno Devi as “Mannat” fulfilment of his mother Sulochana. (wonder why she didn’t accompany them 🙂 ) it shows them trudging up to the temple along with other devotees much like what I experienced. But the difference is the distance which my mom-in-law says is close to 14 kms. The song is from the pen of Anand Bakshi and Laxmi- Pyare are the music directors. Narendra Chanchal and Mohd. Rafi are the playback.
I think this is a good song to start Navaratri with. Bolo Jai Mata Ki!

Editor’ note:- This is the sixth and final song from “Asha”(1980) to appear in the blog. with this song, “Asha”(1980) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Toone mujhe bulaaya shera waaliye (Asha)(1980) Singers-Narendra Chanchal, Rafi, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus
Rafi + Chanchal

Lyrics

saanchi jyoto waali maata
maata
teri jay-jay-kaar
jay-jay-kaar
jay-jay-kaar
jay-jay-kaar

toone mujhe bulaaya shera waaliye ae
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya,
main aaya shera vaaliye

o jyota vaaliye
pahaada vaaliye
o mehra vaaliye ae
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya,
main aaya shera vaaliye

o o
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

saara jag hai ik banjaara
saara jag hai ik banjaara
sabki manzil tera dwaara
oonche parvat lamba rasta
oonche parvat lamba rasta
par main rah na paaya shera vaaliye
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
ho o
main aaya,
main aaya shera vaaliye
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye

soone man mein jal gayi baati
tere pathh mein mil gaye saathi
munh kholoon kya tujhse maangoon
munh kholoon kya tujhse maangoon
bin maange sab paaya
shera vaaliye ae

toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
o o o
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye

kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
kaun hai raaja
kaun bhikhaari
ek baraabar tere saare pujaari
toone sabko darshan de ke
toone sabko darshan de ke
apne gale lagaaya shera vaaliye
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
o jota vaaliye
pahaada vaaliye
o mehra vaaliye ae
toone mujhe bulaaya shera vaaliye
main aaya
main aaya shera vaaliye

o prem se bolo
jay maata di
o saare bolo
jay maata di
o aate bolo
jay maata di
o jaate bolo
jay maata di
o kasht nivaare
jay maata di
o paar utaare
jay maata di
devi maan bholi
jay maata di
bhar de jholi
jay maata di
o jode dar par
jay maata di
maa deke darshan
jay maata di
o jay maata di
jay maata di
jay ay ay maata di
jay maata di

jai bhavaani ki jai
pahaada vaali ki jay,
vaishno raani ki jay
ambe raani ki jay
pahada waali ki jai

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“Arab Ka Sitaara”(1946) was directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Roshan Pictures, Bombay. This obscure movie, describe as a costume drama in HFGK, had Amirbai Karnataki, Prakash, Cuckoo, Rafi, Ansari, P D Lal, Malka, Hemlata, Agha Shapur etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Details about the singers of these songs are not known for any of these songs.

A few songs from this movie are available and so one can guess about the singers of this song.

And guess what ! This movie has at least two songs that were sung by Rafi ! Seeing that Rafi was struggling to make his mark as a playback singer in 1946, these solo songs sung by him in this movie must be one of his earliest songs in HFM.Indeed it was just the 11th solo song in HFM for Rafi in his fledgeling career.

Today, on the occasion of Eid, here is this devotional song from “Arab Ka Sitaara”(1946). Rafi is the singer. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Qureshy.

On looking at the cast, I find a name called Rafi. Could this be this Rafi ! It is known that he had acted in “Laila Majnu”(1945) and “Jugnu”(1947). So why he could not act in this movie ? I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie as well as on my guess about Rafi in this movie.

With this song, “Arab Ka Sitaara”(1946) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Milta hai kya namaaz mein sajde mein jaa ke dekh le (Arab ka Sitaara)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-S Qureshy

Lyrics

milta hai kya namaaz mein
sajde mein jaa ke dekh le
milta hai kya namaaz mein
sajde mein jaa ke dekh le
hoga khuda ke saamne
sar ko jhuka ke dekh le
hoga khuda ke saamne
sar ko jhuka ke dekh le

fikr o alam
na koi gham
hoga tujhe teri kasam
fikr o alam
na koi gham
hoga tujhe teri kasam
thhodi si der ke liye
masjid mein aa ke dekh le
thhodi si der ke liye
masjid mein aa ke dekh le

leti hai bas usi ka naam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah shaam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah sham
leti hai bas usi ka naam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah shaam
kaliyaan chaman mein subah sham
aankhon se bekhudi ke tu
parde hata ke dekh le
aankhon se bekhudi ke tu
parde hata ke dekh le

duniya ko dekhta hai kya
rab se bhi apni lau laga
duniya ko dekhta hai kya
rab se bhi apni lau laga
karke neeyat namaaz ki
jalwe khuda ke dekh le
karke neeyat namaz ki
jalwe khuda ke dekh le
milta hai kya namaaz mein
sajde mein jaake dekh le


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“Arab Ka Saudaagar” (1956) was directed by S D Narang for New Original Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Smriti Biswas, Shashikala, Sundar, Narang, Hiralal etc in it.
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“Do Bhai”(1961) was directed by Vishram Bedekar for All India Pictures. The movie had Abhi Bhattacharya, Shakila, Anil Kumar, Helen, Sulochana, Daisy Irani, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Indira Bansal, Durga Khote, Om Prakash etc in it.
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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.

Sureeli Suman – 22
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Produced by Gulshan Kumar under ‘T Series’ by Super Cassettes Industries Limited,
an album ‘He Govind He Gopal’ with Suman Kalyanpur’s sureele devotional offerings. The album had ten gems out of which five have already been discussed, in this musical Blog. This is the sixth one, so with this, more than half of that Album will be covered, still four more before Hari Ichchha permitting, I complete the list.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

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We are nearing the end of 2016. There is a trend everywhere; people take stock of ‘the year that was’. I thought why not do the same from my perspective.
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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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.

Prabhat Film Company’s ‘Padosi’ (1941) can be regarded as the first Hindi film based on the theme of Hindu-Muslim unity. This theme was considered as a courageous and risky proposition as sword pf Damocles was bound to hang over the head any producer dealing with such an explosive subject. The fanaticism prevalent in both these communities could wreck the box office prospects of the film. Defyung such dire predictions, ‘Padosi’ (1941) went on to became a box office hit.
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“Nek Khatoon”(1959) was produced and directed by Pyarelal for Hind Pictures, Bombay. This movie, described as a social (samajik) movie in HFGK, had Chitra, Sahh Agha, Hiralal, Indira, Sheikh, Neelofar, Jillani, Maqbool, Fakeer Mohammad, Mohini, arvind Kumar, Razia, Habeeb, Kailash, Tiwari, Cooper, Altaf, baby Parveen etc in it.
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“Sohni Mahiwal” (1958) was a Chaudhary Art Production movie. It was directed by Raja Nawathe. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Nimmi, Kumar, Achla Sachdev, Mukri, Lotan, Chand Burque, Om Prakash etc in it.
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“Sultaana”(1934) was directed by A R Kardar for “East India Film Company”. This by now forgotten movie had Mazhar Khan, Zarina, Indubala, Nazir, Gul Hameed etc in it.
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