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4502 Post No. : 16040

As a simpleton, I thought that Deepawali is a one day festival which is celebrated on amawasya day. Now I realise that Deepaawali begins two days in advance, namely on tryodashi (or teras). This day is popularly called Dhanteras. Next day viz chaturdashi is Narak Chaturdashi aka Chhoti deewaali. Next day, viz amawasya is the day of Laxmi pooja, and it is the real Deepaawali day. Next day, the first day of next lunar cycle, is Govardhan pooja. Next to that is Bhai dooj. That is not all. On the sixth day after Deepaawali is Chhat, a very important festival in Bihar.

I am not the only simpleton. There are others. For instance, there are people who think that Govardhan pooja has something to do with Gobar (cow dung). 🙂 Not really, Govardhan pooja is pooja of Govardhan parvat, the parvat that Lord Krishna lifted to protect Gokulwasis from severe rain.

In addition to simpletons, even agenda driven activists have a field day during Deepaawali festival. They leave no stones unturned to tell us that bursting crackers during Deepaawali is the cause behind air pollution, and that fire cracker burning deewaali celebrators are big polluters.

On checking up, I found that in India 51% of air pollution is due to industrial activities, 27 % due to vehicles, 17% due to crop burning and only 5% due to fireworks.

So, Deepaawali contributes just 5 % of total air pollution. crop burning, which takes place in the same season contributes thrice as much pollution. vehicles, which ply round the year and not just on the day of deepaawali have been subjecting our lungs to five times more pollution that too round the clock throughout the year.

If we have to do introspection, we have to do wholesale introspection, and not just point an accusing finger towards deepaawali celebration.

The World Health Organization evaluated the concentration of PM2.5 particles to determine the most polluted place on Earth. PM2.5 (fine particulate matter 2.5) refers to tiny particles or droplets in the air that are two and one-half microns or less in width. These particles come from car, truck, bus, and off-road vehicle exhausts and from operations that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as wood, heating oil, or coal. They can also originate from indoor sources such as smoking tobacco, cooking, burning candles, or using fireplaces.

PM2.5 is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels in the air are high. These particles reduce visibility and make the air appear hazy when levels are elevated. Some cities, such as New York, issue a PM2.5 Health Advisory when conditions are considered to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index calculated for major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: particle pollution (PM2.5), ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. The AQI ranges from 0 to 500, with zero representing clean air and 500 being the most hazardous. Values of 100 or below are generally thought of as satisfactory; however, when values are above 100, air quality is considered unhealthy for certain at-risk groups of people and becomes more unsafe as the value increases.

The cleanest countries in the world, as determined by the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), have high air quality, clean water, and strong environmentally-friendly policies and initiatives. These countries include Switzerland, France, and Denmark.

A total of 92 nations were evaluated to determine which had the highest number of PM2.5 – or which nations were the most polluted.

Air pollution is a severe problem in several countries. I found out that one can accurately classify countries as first world, third world etc based on air pollution level. The countries suffering the worst pollution level in the world are- Bangladesh (97.1 microgram/ cubic metres), Pakistan(74.27), India (72.5), Afghanistan (61.8),Bahrain (59.8), Mongolia (58.8). They are followed by Kuwait, Nepal, UAE, Nigeria and Indonesia.

Interestingly, first world countries like USA, European countries, Japan, Singapore etc actually have clear air, even though some of them are densely populated and highly industrialised. For example USA (9.05), Germany (13.01), Japan (12), Great Britain (10.83), France (13.16), Singapore (14.8) etc have clean air, even though some of them are located in the neighbourhood of third world countries. For instance, Singapore is located near Indonesia. Taiwan (18) is located adjacent to China (41), Israel (18) is surrounded by countries with higher pollution etc.

One can see that China, for all its pretensions of being the second largest economy in the world does not have clean air that first world countries have. So China, like India, is very much a third world country, air quality wise.

One can notice that India and almost all its neighbours have the worst air quality in the world. Except India and Nepal, other neighbours of India do not even celebrate Deewaali, nor are they industrialised. So, it is all about discipline, viz following rules (including pollution control rules) in our day to day lives. India and its neighbours are the most indisciplined countries in the world, who disobey laws and rules with abandon, and pay the price. They do not even realise that they are paying a heavy price. We in our region are taking in highly polluted air into our lungs day in and day out.

AQI (Air Quality Index) which is a superset of PM2.5 based rating is widely used to check the air quality of places. AQI below 50 is supposed to be GOOD. 51-100 is Moderate, 101 to 200 is poor, 201-300 is unhealthy, 301 to 400 is severe, 401 to 500 is hazardous.

Today, New Delhi has AQI of 390 (PM2.5 of 233), Mumbai 64 (31), Pune 221 (48), Kolkata 122 (53).

It is not that entire India is suffering from air pollution. We have places in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala etc whose AQI is below 50 which means they enjoy clear air. For instance, Mysore, Hubli, Kozhikode, Chennai etc have acceptable air quality as of now. So if we can achieve acceptable air quality in parts of India (thanks to disciplined and responsible behaviour), it can be done elsewhere as well. Though there has been no dearth of people telling us about the ill effects of Deepaawali fire crackers, few people seem to bother about the alarming air quality throughout. It is high time we became aware of that and started taking action to rectify this situation. We cannot hope to become a first world country if we have third world level air quality.

So, unlike some others who would exhort people to shun fire crackers, I exhort people to become aware of the fact that India has very poor air quality and we are breathing in highly polluted air. We must act to improve our air quality. We need to do far far more than just shun fire frackers. We need to stop polluting the air which we are doing thanks to our irresponsible industrial and agricultural activities. Countries far more industrialised than us have managed to have cleaner air. It is time we did the same.

For now, let us celebrate Deepaawali in a responsible and safe way. Deepaawali is the festival of light. Light here does not simply mean physical light, it also means being better informed. Incidentally, the word “enlightened”, which is a synonym of “informed” has the word light in it, and that is no coincidence. Let us be enlightened and let us realise that deepaawali is the festival of lights. In addition to physical light, let us light the light of enlightenment as well.

Deepaawali is the day of Laxmi poojan. Laxmi, the goddess of wealth blesses those who are enlightened though education, training, research etc and who are able to create wealth through their enlightened activities, be they manufacture of goods, or provision of services. We find that the people whom Goddess Laxmi blesses on this day are those people who provide quality goods and services. Those who are buying these products are serving as willing couriers of wealth and they are handing over their wealth to the providers of quality goods and services. All this while, people doing deepaawali shopping are under the illusion that they are worshipping goddess Laxmi, whereas Goddess Laxmi has already been worshipped by those who are selling their stuff to the shoppers. 🙂

On the occasion of Deepaawali, here is a deepawali song from “Jeewan Tara”(1951). This movie, apparently a dubbed movie from south, was produced and directed by Joseph Teliyeth for Citadel Films Corporation Limited, Madras. The movie had T R Mahalingam, T R Rajkumari, P S Veerappa, K Sarangpaani,C V Nayagam,K P Kamatchi, C V V Tirupathi, Somu, Swaminathan, T P Rajalakshmi,V Susheela,T S Jaya, Lallitha,Padmini etc in it.

The song, second song from the movie to appear in the blog, is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous deepaawali.

Audio link:

Song-Jagmag jagmag deep jale (Jeewan Tara)(1951) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
door huaa andhiyaaraa
chamkaa hai cham cham ujiyaaraa

aaa…aaa…aaa…aaaa
chamkaa hai cham cham ujiyaaraa
aaa…aaa…aaa…aaaa ..aaa…aaa….aaa
kar ke haar singaar
thummak thummak chali naar
kar ke haar singaar
thummak thummak chali naar
chhamm chhamm jaisey koyi dulhan chaley
chhamm chhamm jaisey koyi dulhan chaley ae
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley

jhoothh ki aaj haar huyee
aur sach ki jai jaikaar huyi

jai jai kaa..aaa…aa..aaa..aaar
jhoothh ki aaj haar huyee
aur sach ki jai jaikaar huyi

jai jai kaa..aaa…aa…aaaar
naach uthha sansaar
mehak uttha gulzaar
o o o o o o o o o
oooo o oo o o o
ho o o o o o o o o
naach uthhaa sansaar
mehakk uthha gulzaar
ghar ghar aashaa ke phool khiley
ghar ghar aashaa ke phool khiley ae
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley

jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley


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4408 Post No. : 15797

Hullo Atuldom

Happy Gokulashtami to all followers of this blog.

Yesterday we had a song which should have been categorised under “How come this has not been posted as yet?” The song with this post can also fall under the same category.
It is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Rajesh Roshan is the music composer. It is from the 1982 Ravi Tandon directed “Khuddar”.

This song depicts the ‘dahi-handi’ aspect of Gokulashtami. ‘Dahi-Handi’ draws inspiration from the antics of Lord Krishna or Balgopal who was rather mischievous and used to stealthily enter homes in Gokul and eat up freshly churned Dahi (curds or yogurt in modern parlance) and Makhan (butter). That is why one of his names is Maakhanchor. There is a lot of stories attached with the ‘leela’ of Balkrishna:- how the ladies of Gokul go complaining to Yashoda maa about Balkrishna eating away their dahi and makhan and how he used to say “Maiyya mori main nahin maakhan khaayo”. We have three versions of this song from movies made in 1959, 1977, and the version whose link I have given here was the first ever that came in 1942.

“Mach gayaa shor saari nagari” has Amitabh Bachchan making the human-pyramid and Parveen Babi in typical Maharastrian attire is out there either distracting him or encouraging him (don’t remember). We can see Vinod Mehra, A K Hangal enjoying the proceedings from the verandah of their chawl. Madhu Malini (permanent sister in many movies) walks in halfway through the song.


Song-Mach gaya shor saari nagri re (Khuddaar)(1982) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

mach gaya shor saari nagri re
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

dekho arre dekho kahin aisa na ho jaaye
chori kare maakhan,
tera jiya bhi churaaye
dekho arre dekho kahin aisa na ho jaaye
chori kare maakhan,
tera jiya bhi churaaye
arre dhamkata hai
itna tu kisko
darta hai kaun aane de usko
darta hai kaun aane de usko

aise na bahut bolo
mat thumak-thumak dolo
chillaogi tab gori
jab ulat dega tori
gagri aake peechhe dagri re
arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho o aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

lalala lalaa lalala lalaa lalala lalaa
lalala lalaa lalala lalaa lalala lalaa

jaane kya karta agar hota kahin gora
jaake Jamuna mein zara shakal dekhe chhora
jaane kya karta agar hota kahin gora
jaake Jamuna mein zara shakal dekhe chhora

bindiya chamkaati raste mein na ja
manchala bhi hai Gokul ka raja
manchala bhi hai Gokul ka raja
pad jaaye nahin paala
Radha se kahin lala
phir royega Govinda
maaregi aisa phanda
gardan se baandhegi chunri re
mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

arre mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
ho oo aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re

o o o o o

mach gaya shor saari nagri re,
saari nagri re
aaya Biraj ka banka sambhaal teri gagri re
hoy hoy hoy hoy hoy hoy
hoy hoy hoy hoy

aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
ala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala
aala re aala Govinda aala


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4407 Post No. : 15795

Today (11 August 2020) happens to be Janmashtmi, the day Lord Krishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu was born in the Dwapar Yug. His earlier avatar was in the Treata Yug and that was as Lord Ram, and the birthday of Lord Ram is called Ramnavami.

Lord Ram was a serious, sombre, idealism personifieed avatar of Lord Vishnu whereas Lord Krishna was a playful, more human like avatar. Playful and non serious he may be, but he meant business when the situation so demanded. And do not fiorget, it is Lord Vishnu, who gave us Bhagwatgeeta ka gyaan.

It should come as no surprise to note that Lord Krishna has been a favourite God of Hindi movies and there have been a good number of Lord Krishn related songs in Hindi movies.

On every Janmashtmi, we feature at least one Lord Krishn related song. The first janmashtmi of the blog saw the occasion getting celebrated with the popular song Shyaam teri bansi pukaare Radha naam (Geet Gaata Chal). Next janmashtmi in 2009 saw an out and out iconic janmashtmi song viz Govinda aal re aalaa zara matki sambhaal brijbaala (Bluffmaster) getting discussed.

If one thinks that we have run out of Lord Krishn related songs for this janmashtmi, now that it is the 13th janmashtmi occasiobn for the blog, one cannot be more wrong.

Here is a fantastic Lord Krishn related song from “Khaandan”(1965). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. The song begins with a stuti, which sounds like the voice of Ravi to me. Lyrics are by Rajinder Krishan. Music is composed by Ravi, a ceator of iconic songs (my description for him).

The song is picturised on Sunil Dutt, with lots of other devotees engaged in the song and dance celebration, including Nutan, and Omprakash. It is Omprakash, who starts the bhajan singing the Sanskrit stuti.

Incidentally, some places in India celebrate Janmashtmi tomorrrow (12 August 2020), but UP people should know better, because Lord Krishn was born in these parts. :). According to UP calendars, it falls today. May be it falls in night, seeing that Lord Krishna was born at night.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Badi der bhayi Nandlala teri raah takey Brijbaala (Khaandaan)(1965) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Chorus
Ravi

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Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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paritraanaay sadhunaam
vinaashaaych dushkritaam
dharmsansthaapnaarthaay
sambhavaami yugey yugey

o o o o o °°° °°°
o o o o o o o o o

badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

gwaal baal ek ek se poochhe
kahaan hai murliwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

koyi na jaaye kunj galin mein
tujh bin kaliyaan chun’ne ko
tujh bin kaliyaan chun’ne ko o
taras rahe hain ae ae ae ae ae °°° °°°
taras rahe hain jamunaa ke tat
dhun murli ki sun’ne ko o
dhun murli ki sun’ne ko o
ab to daras dikhaa de natkhat
kyun duvidhaa mein daalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

sankat mein hai aaj wo dharti
jis par toone janam liyaa
jis par toone janam liyaa aa
pooraa kar de ae ae ae ae °°° °°°
o o o o o o o o o o o °°°
pooraa kar de aaj vachan wo
geetaa mein jo toone diyaa
geetaa mein jo toone diyaa
koyi nahin hai tujh bin mohan
bharat ka rakhwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa

gwaal baal ek ek se poochhe
kahaan hai murliwaalaa re ae
badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa
ho badi der bhayi Nandlaalaa
teri raah takey brijbaalaa aa aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम्
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ°°° °°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ

बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

ग्वाल बाल एक एक से पूछे
कहाँ है मुरलीवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

कोई न जाए कुंज गलिन में
तुझ बिन कलियाँ चुनने को
तुझ बिन कलियाँ चुनने को
तरस रहे है ए ए ए ए ए°°° °°°
तरस रहे है जमुना के तट
धुन मुरली की सुनने को ओ
धुन मुरली की सुनने को ओ
अब तो दरस दिखा दे नटखट
क्यूँ दुविधा में डाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

संकट में है आज वो धरती
जिस पर तूने जनम लिया
जिस पर तूने जनम लिया आ
पूरा कर दे ए ए ए ए°°° °°°
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ°°°
पूरा कर दे आज वचन वो
गीता में जो तूने दिया
गीता में जो तूने दिया
कोई नहीं है तुझ बिन मोहन
भारत का रखवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला

ग्वाल बाल एक एक से पूछे
कहाँ है मुरलीवाला रे ए
बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला
हो बड़ी देर भई नंदलाला
तेरी राह तके बृजबाला आ आ


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4399 Post No. : 15778

Today (3 august 2020) happens to be the festival of Raakhi. Seeing that we are in the grips of a pandemic, most festivals in India are coming and going without much celebration. Things are not what they used to be till last year. Hopefully, we will be able to overcome this pandemic and will be able to celebrate all festivals and all other occasions of get together with the same kind of impunity that was taken for granted till a few months ago.

When the blog began on 19 July 2008, it had very small traffic. The blog used to get less than 50 hits daily. I was counting on the Raakhi festival day to see record traffic. The Raakhi festival that year fell on 16 august. I knew what song to cover on the occasion. It was the iconic raakhi song, bhaiyya mere raakhi ke bandhan ko nibhaana (Chhoti Bahan)(1959). That day, the blog saw a record breaking 198 visits ! I walked on cloud nine for several days after that. 🙂

Today (3 august 2020) is the festival of Raakhi again. This time I had not even decided upon the raakhi song. But I can always count of Prakashchandra. He keeps sending (and resending) songs for all important occasion. So I am never short of songs to chose from, eve after I have covered most well known songs for such occasions. I have covered all well known Raakhi songs during last 12 Raakhi festival occasions still Prakashchandra has been able to send me many more songs from the occasions.

Today, I have chosen a less known song from a less known movie. The movie is “Farishta”(1968), a B grade movie under the banner of Taj Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Dev Kumar, Nivedita, Asha Nadkarni, Jagirdar, Jagdish Raj, Sudhir, Master Shahid etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

This song is suung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Asad Bhopali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dattaram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I heard this song for the first time today, and it is quite a catchy song to listen to. Definitely a forgotten gem, that deserved to be better known among music lovers.

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


Song-Bhaiyya mere pyaare raakhi bandhaao bhaiyya (Farishta)(1968) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Asad Bhopali, MD-Dattaram
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

bhaiyyaa aa
mere pyaare ae ae
raakhi bandhaao bhaiyyaa
o bhaiyya
haath badhaao bhaiyya
bhaiyyaa aa
mere pyaare ae ae
raakhi bandhaao bhaiyya
o bhaiyya
haath badhaao bhaiyya

sadiyon puraanaa aa aa aa
sadiyon puraanaa
naata hamaara
sab naaton se pyaara pyaaraa
sab naaton se pyaaraa pyaaraa
tum ho kanhaiyya
tum ho kanhaiyya
main hoon Subhadhraa
jaane hain sansaar saara
bhaiyya aa
mere pyaare ae ae ae
raakhi bandhaao bhaiyya
o bhaiyyaa
haath badhaao bhaiyya

dil maange hai ae ae haayye
dil maange hai
ab ye duaayein
laakhon saawan aisey aayen
laakhon saawan aisey aayen
duniya se pyaari
duniya se pyaari
rasmein hamaari
bichchde dilon ko milaaye
bhaiyyaa aa
mere pyaare ae ae ae
raakhi bandhaao bhaiyya
o bhaiyyaa
haath badhaao bhaiyya


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Hullo Atuldom

‘Amrit’ released on 27th June 1986. It was written, produced and directed by Mohan Kumar (01/06/1934- 10/11/2017) whose wife happened to be the sister-in-law of J Om Prakash, and actor Deepak Parashar happens to be his sister’s son. Mohan Kumar made films under his banner EmKay Films Pvt. Ltd. and began as writer-producer-director with ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’ (1961) which was a Filmyug Presentation.

‘Amrit’ has Smita Patil and Rajesh Khanna play senior citizens whose children ill-treat them after their respective spouses’ death. Amrit played by Rajesh Khanna has a son whose wife makes her father-in-law a male-nanny cum servant in-charge of buying essentials etc. Amrit loves his grandson very much and he in turn is hand-in-glove with the grandpa in eating chocolates and ice creams on the sly. Similarly, Kamla Devi played by Smita Patil has a son, daughter-in-law, daughter-in-law’s brother and a granddaughter for family where she is reduced to being a maid and nanny. Both the seniors come in contact with each other because of the grand kids who happen to be classmates and playmates. The seniors develop a rapport and look after each other when they fall sick and they have a group of sympathizers in the local doodhwala, dhabawala, and a jobless lawyer and his wife (Satish Shah, Birbal, Shafi Inamdar and Aruna Irani). This is unacceptable to their children who take that as an excuse to show the door to their parents. The elders re-locate and Amrit finds a job as a school bus conductor and Kamla devi takes to training ladies in tailoring etc. The grand kids come looking for the grandparents after they grow up and get married. Simple tear-jerker family drama movie.

Today on the occasion of Kaka’s (a.k.a. Rajesh Khanna) death anniversary, let us have a song from ‘Amrit’ which was one of his successful movies in the period after his reign as superstar. We have him minus his characteristic mannerisms in this movie. This movie was Kaka’s next association with Mohan Kumar after the successful ‘Avtaar’.

This song is a Karva Chauth song and Smita Patil is seen breaking her fast with Shashi Puri (guest appearance) playing her husband. Then we see Kaka going into flashback about his wife and their way of celebrating the festival. Zarina Wahab in a guest appearance plays the role of the wife. The song is written by Anand Bakshi to Laxmi-Pyare’s music. Anuradha Paudwal and Manhar Udhas are the playback.

I have seen this movie a few times and I am always amazed at the exact same red colour that both the ladies wear in this song and their accessories. Kamla Devi (Smita Patil) taking pains with accessories is understandable as she is in a better financial position as compared to Savitri (Zarina Wahab) who is the wife of a signalman at Rajpur station. By the time the song ends Savitri also joins in (she seems to have learnt it too). Another thing is both couple sing the same song. Kya baat hai!!!.  How?

Incidentally, Zarina Wahab who made her debut in 1974 in the Dev Anand produced and directed ‘Ishk Ishk Ishk’ celebrated her 61st birthday on 17th July. Here is wishing her belatedly, all happiness and health.

Thinking of Kaka today, on his 8th death anniversary.

Video

Audio

Song – Aur Nahin Kuchh Tumse Kehna  (Amrit) (1986) Singer – Anuradha Paudwal, Manhar Udhas, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Lakshmikant Pyaarelal
Anuradha Paudwal + Manhar Udhas

Lyrics 

aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

deep nahin to kaisi jyoti
deep nahin to kaisi jyoti
seep nahin to kaisa moti
seep nahin to kaisa moti
chaand bina kya chaandni hoti
chaand bina kya chaandni hoti
raat se din hai
din se raina
raat se din hai
din se raina
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

sita ke bin ram adhura 
sita ke bin ram adhura
radha ke bin shyam adhura 
radha ke bin shyam adhura
ek akela naam adhura 
ek akela naam adhura
tum hi kehna
yeh sach hai na 
tum hi kehna
yeh sach hai na
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

kuchh dekhoon jab tumko dekhoon
kuchh dekhoon jab tumko dekhoon
chhod ke main sab tumko dekhoon
chhod ke main sab tumko dekhoon
jab dekhoon tab tumko dekhoon
jab dekhoon tab tumko dekhoon
aur na dekhen
kuchh yeh naina
aur na dekhen
kuchh yeh naina
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

rakh do pyaar ka naam kinaara 
rakh do pyaar ka naam kinaara
hum maujen ye jeewan dhaara 
hum maujen ye jeewan dhaara
behta jaaye ye jag saara 
behta jaaye ye jag saara
mujh se alag ho
kar mat behna 
mujh se alag ho
kar mat behna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

aaa aaa aaaa
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna 
aur nahin kuchh tumse kehna
jeewan saathi
jeewan saathi 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna 
jeewan saathi saath mein rehna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

दीप नहीं तो कैसी ज्योति
दीप नहीं तो कैसी ज्योति
सीप नहीं तो कैसा मोती
सीप नहीं तो कैसा मोती
चाँद बिना क्या चाँदनी होती
चाँद बिना क्या चाँदनी होती
रात से दिन है
दिन से रैना
रात से दिन है
दिन से रैना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

सीता के बिन राम अधूरा
सीता के बिन राम अधूरा
राधा के बिन श्याम अधूरा
राधा के बिन श्याम अधूरा
एक अकेला नाम अधूरा
एक अकेला नाम अधूरा
तुम ही कहना
ये सच है ना
तुम ही कहना
ये सच है ना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

कुछ देखूँ जब तुमको देखूँ
कुछ देखूँ जब तुमको देखूँ
छोड़ के मैं सब तुमको देखूँ
छोड़ के मैं सब तुमको देखूँ
जब देखूँ तब तुमको देखूँ
जब देखूँ तब तुमको देखूँ
और ना देखें
कुछ ये नैना
और ना देखें
कुछ ये नैना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

रख दो प्यार का नाम किनारा
रख दो प्यार का नाम किनारा
हम मौजें ये जीवन धारा
हम मौजें ये जीवन धारा
बहता जाये ये जग सारा
बहता जाये ये जग सारा
मुझसे अलग हो
कर मत बहना
मुझसे अलग हो
कर मत बहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना

आsss आsss आssss
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
और नहीं कुछ तुमसे कहना
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना
जीवन साथी साथ में रहना


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Blog Day: 4329 Post No.: 15621

“Idgaah” is a timeless classic penned by Munshi Premchand (31 july 1880-8 october 1936). This is the story of Hamid, a seven year old boy whose parents are no longer alive and he is brought up by his grandmother. On the festival day of Eid, he goes to Eid mela with his friends. While other kids buy themselves candies and toysHamid, thinking of his grandmother, buys a pair of tongs to help her make rotis, since she burns her hands trying to cook them bare-handed.

This moving tale was written by Munshi Premchand during his stay at Gorakhpur between 1916 to 1921, though the story itself could be published in 1933. The story, like many stories of Premchand, became a classic. It is a story that people, including children, can easily identify with. This story was there in my Hindi text book (class 7, I think). This story continues to be there in Indian school text books. I gather that even other regional language text books in India include this story.

TV serials came to India in 1980s, Premchand’s stories were telecast on Doordarshan in 1990s in a series called “Tehreer- Munshi Premchand Ki”.
This story too was telecast as part of this series.

The place in Gorakhpur where Munshi Premchand used to stay is today known as Premchand Park. In its rear is a famous Mazaar called Mubarak Khan Shaheed ki mazaar. There is an idgaah in front of this mazaar. Munshi Premchand used to be a regular visitor to this mazaar and he used to spend hours there.

A mela is held near this Idgaah during Eid. Munshi Premchand got the idea for his story of “Idgaah” from this particular idgaah located near his residence.

This time, there is a lockout due to coronavirus, not just in Gorakhpur, but also in India and for that matter in the entire world. It is also quite a coincidence that a similar pandemic of Spanish flue had take place in India (including Gorakhpur) from 1918 to 1919 when Munshi Premchand was in Gorakhpur. Some parts of Gorakhpur (namely Railway area called kawwaabaagh) was quarantined during those days when one person was infected with Spanish flu.

This time there will be social distancing in this famous idgaah and very few people will attend the namaaz during Eid. And there will be no mela this time.

Here is a song from Shamshad Begam on the occasion. It is a non film devotional song. One could imagine Hamid’s daadi singing this naat to her grandson on this occasion.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our knowledgeable readers to help fill in the blanks / suggest corrections as applicable.

I am not aware about the details of this song vis a vis lyricist and music director etc. I request our knowledgeable readers to fill in the details of this song.

On this occasion, I extend greetings of Eid Mubaarak to one and all. On this occasion, Let us savour this divine devotional song is the voice of Shamshad Begam.


Song-Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai (Shamshad Begam NFS)(1960) Singer-Shamshad Begam

Lyrics

paighaam mominon ke liye ae ae
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai

Jisko namaaz e roze ka armaan ho gaya
us par khudaay e paak meharbaan ho gaya
Ramzaan aaya qaid mein shaitaan aa gaya
naazil isi maheene se Quraan ho gaya
zyaada azeez rakhte thhe Ramzaan ko rasool
hoti hai is maheene mein har ik dua qubool
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai

utre hain is maheene mein taurait aur zaboor
naazil hui hai Issa pe injeel bhi zaroor
khwaab e gumaan hain is mein shab e qadr ka zahoor
momin ne is maheene mein paaya khuda ka noor
waajib hai har ameer pe Sadqaa adaa kare
daaman gul e ummeed se mohtaaj ka bhare
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai

is maah mein hi paida huye ghause nek naam
Ramzaan ka kiya hai unhone ye ehteraam
hargiz piya na doodh kabhi din mein maa salaam
bachpan mein hi huzoor ne roze rakhe tamaam
roza nazar ka noor hai dil ki ummeed hai
Ramzaan mominon ke liye goyaa eid hai
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai

har rozaadaar hashr ke din muskuraayega
deedaar e haq jamaal nabi ka wo paayega
dozakh ki aag se usey roza bachaayegaa
rahmat usey nawaazegi jannat mein jaayega
jo rozaadaar hai yahaan wo kaamyaab hai
iftaar bhi karaane ka behad sawaab hai
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai

karta hai roza deen mein duniya mein sarfaraaz
hai humpe farz roza rakhen aur padhen namaaz
har waqt nek kaam karen ban ke paakbaaz
har ghamzada ko kar den museebat se beniyaaz
majboor aur ghareebon ki khidmat kiya karen
jitni bhi ho khuda ki ibaadat kiya karen
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai

insaan nekiyon mein hamesha laga rahe
daaman gunaah o jurm se hardam bacha rahe
jaari dilon mein har ghadi hamd-o-sanaa rahe
har waqt lab pe zikr e habeeb e khuda rahe
Ramzaan rahmaton ka maheena hai mominon
Allah tak pahunchne ka zeena hai mominon
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai
paighaam mominon ke liye rahmaton ka hai
Ramzaan ka maheena bada barkaton ka hai


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4288

WHAAATTT!!! is my first reaction. I am shattered by the flash news.
God can’t be so heartless.

The tributes are flowing in the various news channels.

Amitabh has twittered: He is gone…! Rishi Kapoor…. Gone…just passed away! .. I am destroyed!

Juhi has said: I am shocked beyond words.

Shakti Kapoor is saying: I can’t digest that he is not there. This shouldn’t have happened (is what is Shakti has been telling).

These were the first reactions. In his telephonic talk with the news channels Shakti Kapoor was telling that he looked fine and on the road to be being ‘fit and fine’ when he last met him before the lock-down. But of course it is a known fact the big C is a deceiver. I have gone through the feeling that Shakti was talking of.

Rishi “Chintu” Kapoor has left us in shock. We are yet to come out of the shock that Irfan Khan pushed us into. Both great performers. We don’t know who we should send condolences to in this hour of grief – their families, best friends, colleagues or we his fans.

I began this post as soon as I saw the news item. Now it is four in the afternoon.

Then I let myself cool down, very difficult. There are too many thoughts running through the head. He was very cute as the tiny boy walking in the rain with his siblings. He was a National award winner for his role in ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) and best actor award for his debut in adults roles in ‘Bobby’ (1973).

I don’t know how to pay a tribute to my favourite actor/s Irfan and Chintu. So I tried to look for movies where the two have acted together – cannot be possible that these two have not done a movie together, considering that Rishi was very active playing so many diverse characters in recent years. I remembered a movie which I have seen on TV a few years back where Chintu played a character inspired by Dawood Ibrahim and Irfan played Wali Khan an Indian intelligence operative whose mission was to keep an eye on the activities of the don and his gang. I vaguely remember that the movie had a long climax where Wali (Irfan Khan) and Arjun Rampal (also playing an Indian intelligence operative) stage the exchange of the captured don, bring him into Indian territory, and shoot the don when the don mocks the Indian judicial system etc. and how he will be back into his underworld activities. One thing that stayed with me after the movie was both the don’s character and Wali have a bloody end. But the movie itself was a gripping tale.

Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy were the music directors and Niranjan Iyengar the lyricist. The qawwali as picturized in the film gives us a look of almost the entire star cast headed by Rishi Kapoor alongwith Irfan Khan, Shruti Hassan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Shriswara, Nassar, KK Raina etc. Rishi Kapoor looked deadly in that getup.
[Note: A second longer version of the song is also available, but apparently it is the longer audio version that has been quiet randomly overlaid with video clips from the film. The editing and lip syncing is jarring, but it gives one extra antraa of the song.]

And now he is not there. Even when we know that everyone has to go one day we don’t want people we like to go. But then that is the way of life and as I always say and what my mother believed in “Kal Kya Hoga Kis Ko Pata. . .”.

Thinking of two super actors, from different genres and eras May their soul be at peace now, at least they are eased of their pain

 

Song as Picturized

Remix – Longer Audio Version Overlaid with Video Clips

Song – Mera Murshid Khele Hori  (D Day) (2013) Singer – Munnawar Masoom, Javed Ali, Shankar Mahadevan, Gaurav Gupta, Rajiv Sundaresan, Mani Mahadevan, Raman Mahadevan, Lyrics – Niranjan Iyengar, MD -Shankar Ehsan Loy
Chorus

Lyrics 

Based on the Picturized Version

ho oo oo
saawa te suha rang sab ke naseeb da
ho oo oo oo oo
saawa te suha rang naseeb da
khele dukh sukh aankh micholi
ho oo oo
khele dukh sukh aankh micho..oli

jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
ho oo oo
saawa te suha rang sab ke naseeb da
khele dukh sukh aankh micholi
mera murshid khele hori
mera murshid khele hori

[dialogue]

yaara rang hai uska nyaa..aara
mera murshid khele hori
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansaa..aa..aara
mera murshid khele hori
mera murshid khele hori

[dialogue]

pyala chhidke apne karam ka
pyala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansara
ho oo oo
ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai. . .

[dialogue]

ho oo oo oo oo
uski rangat meri aadat
uski chaahat ek ibaadat
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaaa
uski rangat
meri aadat hai
uski chaahat
ek ibaadat hai
uske hone se
sab salaamat hai
uski nazron se sab ki barkat hai
sabki..ee..ee..ee barkat hai
naache naseeba taar pe jiske
haath hai jiske do..o..ori
mera murshid khele hori
ho pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
pyala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansaara
ho oo oo

[chanting – “Allah Ho Akbar”]

ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
rang hai nyaara
ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara

[chanting – “Allah Ho Akbar”]

Additional Antraaa from the Longer Audio Version

uske reham se sab kuchh rangiya
rangeya..aa..aa
uski nemat se jag sajiya
ga ma pa ni sa
ni pa
ma re
kahin kaanton pe
phool bikhraaye
kahin ashqon ke
beech muskaaye
kahin kaanton pe
phool bikhraaye
kahin ashqon ke
beech muskaaye
kahin palkon pe
khwaab sajaaye
kahin raaton se
neend udaaye
kahin baadal
kahin barkha
kahin vakhra
kahi sarkha
roop se roop pe na ja uske
shabad anek hai
ek hai boli
mera murshid khele ho..o..ori
mera murshid khele ho..o..ori
yaara rang hai uska nyaara..aa
mera murshid khele ho..o..ori

jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu

aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaaa

jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu
jee mein tu..u..u
jaan mein tu..u..u
mere sare jahaa..aan mein tu

ho oo oo
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka..aa
rang de sab sansa..aa..aara
mera
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
pyaala chhidke apne karam ka
rang de sab sansaara
ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara
tere ishq da rang hai nyaara

jee mein tu..u..u
(jee mein tu..u..u)
jaan mein tu..u..u
(jaan mein tu..u..u)
mere saare jahaa..aan mein tu
(jee mein jaan mein saare jahaa..aan mein tu)
jee mein tu..u..u
(jee mein tu..u..u)
jaan mein tu..u..u
(jaan mein tu..u..u)
mere saare jahaa..aan mein tu


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Blog Day : 4253 Post No. : 15473

“Khota Paisa”(1958) was produced and directed by M Sadiq. The movie had Johny Walker and Shyama in lead roles. Others in the movie included Veena, Jeewan, S N Banerjee, Dhumal, Ansari, Amir Bano, Indira Bansal, Rajan Haksar, Sagar, Munshi Munakka, Keshav Rana, Kathana, Cuckoo, Soofi, Balaram, Suresh Kumar, Jeewan Kala etc.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Today ( 10 march 2020) is Holi, the festival of colours. On this occasion, here is a Holi song from “Khota Paisa”(1958).

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

The song is picturised on Dhumal, Jeevan, Shyama, Johny Walkar, Cuckoo, Amir Bano etc.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to greet everyone on this festive occasion. Please enjoy this festival in a safe and responsible way.


Song-Nainon mein rang ho dil mein umang ho (Khota Paisa)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

araaraaraaara/sararara raa saraa rara
holi hai ae
holi hai holi sakhi holi hai holi
holi hai holi sakhi holi hai holi

nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
sainyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi
holi hai holi sakhi holi hai holi
nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
saiyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi

ambar gulaal udey
resham se baal udey
lehraake gaalon pe chhaaye ae ae
lehraake gaalon pe chhaaye sakhi ri
lehraake gaalon pe chhaaye

ho o bheegi chunariya pe
teekhi nazariya jo
phisley to hum sharmaaye ae
jo phisley to hum sharmaaye
dil mein na zor ho
seene mein shor ho
saath chitchor ho to holi hai holi
nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
saiyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi

haa aaa aaaa aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaa aaaaa
nainon ke baan chalein
duniya ke dil bhi jaley
aati hai kab roz holi..eee
aati hai kab roz holi sakhi ri
aati hai kab roz holi

ho o nikley sawaari ye
ghar se hamaari
udhar se sajanwa ki toli ee
udhar se sajanwa ki toli
bajti mridang ho
rangon ki jung ho
bheega bheega ang ho to holi hai holi
nainon mein rang ho
dil mein umang ho
saiyyan bhi sang ho to holi hai holi

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aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa

aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaaaa

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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 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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Ganpati Bappa Morya
Pudcha Varshi Lavkar Ya

Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. It falls on the Shukla Chaturthi (4th day after Amavasya) in the month of Bhadrapada of the Hindu calendar i.e. August-September of the Gregorian calendar. Now this is common to the whole of India. And everyone has their own list of prasad that they offer to the lord. And all the panchang reading elders will tell us that when the Chaturthi starts etc and for how many days the festival will be for (usually 10) but due to the lunar calendar that is followed there will be some ghatika calculations which will determine if the festival ends on the 10th or 11th day.

But thanks to Bal Gangadhar Tilak Maharashtra has a special way of celebrating it. There the devout bring home idols and do pooja for a day and half and give a send-off to their favourite god on the next day that is on Panchmi. Then there are also those who keep the lord in their homes for five days. In between they also have a Gauri sthapana and worship the mother and son together for 2 days and then see them off on the 5th day. That day is Gauri visarjan.

Then there are the Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals. It is here that the youth get to show their ideas of decoration, event organisation etc. The mandals dedicate themselves to various causes and highlight this in their pandals. There is the usual bhajans playing through the 10 days of the festival etc. Then on the 10th day that means Anant Chaturdashi day there is the aarathi, the final pooja and then the idols along with all the flowers used for decoration etc are taken for immersion. The large ones are on open trucks and we have all the young revellers dancing to the beat of Nashik Dhols and recorded music and the cry of GANAPATI Bappa Morya filling the air space. (Environmentalists will call it high decibels of noise pollution). And there are the large numbers of people out on the streets till wee hours of the next morning waiting to see the last huge one immerse in the sea. If I am not wrong the last one is always Lalbaugcha Raja.

Lalbaug is a locality in the old Bombay region. This is where during the freedom struggle Balgangadhar Tilak had started the practice of community worship of the Lord as a way to protest the diktat of limit on number of people congregating.

Lalbaugcha Raja has a story of its own. It seems the market at Peru Chawl was shut down in 1932 effecting the livelihood of the fisherfolk and other vendors who operated from there. These vendors vowed to Ganesha for a permanent place for their market. The collective efforts of the councillors and prominent local residents of those times the landlord Rajabai Tayyabji gave the land for the existing Lalbaug Market.

In 1934 as a thanksgiving or fulfilment of their vow (Navasa in Marathi) the traders and fisherfolk came together to start this sarvajanik pandal. Since 1935 the same family -Kambli family- has been designing the idol which has kept nearly the same “sitting pose” over the years. The idol is always around 18-20 feet tall. The parts are made at their workshop in the adjoining lane and assembled in the pandal. The grand old man of the Kambli family then comes and paints the lord’s eyes. The decoration is always contemporary and this year it was “Chandrayaan”. The visarjan procession of Lalbaugcha Raja is eagerly awaited through the lanes that it takes to reach Girgaum Chowpatty. There are special trucks, trailers and boats with pulleys that help take the idol kilometres into the sea so that it can be given a proper deep-sea immersion to match its size.

P.S.: the details about Lalbaugcha Raja are from a documentary that I saw last week on National Geography Channel.

We had the N. Chandra’s “Ankush” (1986) which used the Ganesh visarjan backdrop to show the rivalry between two Ganesh pandals and how it erupts into street fight.

In Remo D’Souza’s “ABCD- Any Body Can Dance” (2013) we had a sequence showing Ganesh Visarjan. There was this wonderful dance number and the song was true to the Ganapati Bappa Morya spirit. The movie had a collection of dance freaks who were essentially a part of Remo’s troupe most of who are independent choreographers now. in addition we have Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya, in major roles in the movie, present in this song.

I thought that this song is ideal for today. The song is sung by Shankar Mahadevan & Vishal Dadlani. The song is written by one Mayur Puri and Sachin-Jigar are the music directors. This means that this song would have qualified in the series of “Music Director singing for another music director list” that we had from Arunkumar Deshmukhji a few years back. (Both Shankar Mahadevan and Vishal Dadlani are music directors as we all know).

This is the link to the song:-


Song-Ridhhi Siddhhi Vriddhi Hoti (ABCD-Any Body Can Dance)(2013) Singers-Shankar Mahadewan, Vishal Dadlani, Lyrics-Mayur Puri, MD-Sachin Jigar

Lyrics

riddhi siddi vriddi hoti
haan tere hi aane se
aur sundar yeh srishti hoti
haan tere hi aane se
moraya… aaa
moraya…aaa
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

man ke andhere kone mein
jo danav chupa hai moraya
uspe hi jai ho toh digvijai ho
teri tarah moraya
ganpati bappa moraya!
pudcha varshi lav kar ya

ho… lakh koi de hunkare
lakh koi dhamkaale
ho oo
hum teri raahon pe chalte
hum nahi rukhne wale
mera deva devon ka devta
mazha deva devon ka devta
pair ye rukh ne na sar ye jhukne na dega
morya re moraya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

devaa… aaaaa ho ooo

sajjan ki aas
durjan ka naash
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
tu kai sa bindaas hai raja
teri ho puja phir koi duja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
tu sab ka vishwas hai raja
hoo… oooo
yun toh sabhi devoke aage
yeh sar jhuka hai morya
par apna hai tu
ghar pe humare aaya hai morya
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya
shambu sutaya shambu sutaya
lambodarya morya
morya re bappa morya
ganpati bappa morya

gan ganganpati gaja mukh mangal
didikita didikita didikita dhundhun
ta ta tai tha
jai jagavandhan vakratunda daani daata
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
vignaharan subhakaran dhagina dha
dhum kita dhum kita dha dong dha dong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
dhadong dhadong
dha da kita tha
morya re morya
ganpati bappa morya

deva aaa aaaa aaaa

hey… jal mein, thal mein
shristi sakal mein
van mein, rann mein, kan kan mein
taru mein, tran mein, gaj mein, gana mein
morya hai har mann mein
hey rang ki dhaare, ras fuhaarein
chhal chhal chhalke sarjan mein
tej hai, bal hai, shakti prabal hai
morya ke darshan mein re bappa
morya ke darshan mein re deva
morya ke darshan mein hey..
morya ke darshan mein…. ho


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 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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Hullo To all in Atuldom

A very happy Janmashtami or Gokulashtami or Sri Krishna Jayanthi as it is called in the various parts of the country. It is celebrated with a lot of prasads, bhajans and jagrans (in some regions). Jagran means keeping awake. The thought behind this is that Lord Krishna was born in the dead of the night so the devotees keep vigil till that hour. As per mythology it was raining heavily at the time of the Lord’s birth and most of the country is having a good monsoon at this point.

The Srimad Bhagwat Puraan says- at birth the Lord was transported, hidden inside a basket by his father Vasudev, to the house of Nand in Gokul, across a swollen Yamuna. (As if in anticipation of the lord there is a flood alert along the banks of the river Yamuna this year.) The Lord grew up in the loving care of Nand and his wife Yashoda. His baal-leelas (playful pastimes as a child) are described in the 10th Canto of the Srimad Bhagwat Puraan. One of the acts described in great detail is ‘maakhan chori‘ – how the lord Loved to reach out to the pots of curds, milk and butter that used to be hung up in the kitchens of Gokul.

Today’s song shows the day 2 of the Janmashtami / Gokulashtami celebrations that is very common in western India. It is from the 1979 Rajkumar Kohli directed Sunil Dutt- Reena Roy- Bindiya Goswami- Shatrughan Sinha starrer ‘Muqaabla’. It has songs penned by Verma Malik with Laxmi-Pyare as the music directors.  Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Anwar, Mahendra Kapoor and Mohd. Rafi are the playback singers used in the movie. The movie was a typical romantic, masaala movie where Sunil Dutt and Shatru play gang leaders. I vaguely remember having seen it, possibly on television, and by the time I discovered it half the movie was over.

But here is the gist as given on IMDB.com:

Sheru (Shatrughan Sinha) and Vicky (Sunil Dutt) are two gang leaders. After a series of complications and mishaps both realize that they will be better off being friends and helping the poor and needy. They also fall in love with two separate women, one of them is Lacho (Reena Roy). When these two turn good guys, the bad guy’s leader Banwanri (Ranjeet) gets angry and vengeful. Fortunately, our two heroes get support from a honest police inspector (Premnath). Then Sheru finds out that Lacho really loves Vicky and his son, this embittered them both against each other. And the two again resume their old rivalry and hatred for each other.

As I said earlier, Janmashtami celebrations continue on to the second day in many parts of India. There are street corner scenes where in pots of goodies along with dahi are tied high up. Groups of youngsters make an attempt at breaking the pots, by making human pyramids and emulating Krishna’s habit of breaking pots which were tied up in the kitchens of yore.

In my younger days (there, I let the cat out of the bag, that I am not so young now though I like to think that I am still a bachcha 🙂 ) we used to have dahi-handi in our apartment complex between the two wings of flats. They used to be tied at a height of 1st floor. We needed a pyramid of three tiers to reach the handi. It was a very simple joyful day. Then as time went by, as in other spheres of life, commercialization set in the dahi-handi festival began to be conducted with prize money attached to the ropes of dahi-handi. This has further grown to the extent that there is this chowk (crossroad intersection) in Thane where the competition is held and the whole road is out of bounds for traffic for the day. And groups of youth practice for months on end to make pyramids which have seven or eight layers. There are numerous cases of people falling and breaking their limbs.  Lately there are also all girl groups in the contest. It is telecast live on all Marathi TV channels and makes for good viewing.

Dahi-handi was made popular in Hindi cinema by Shammi Kapoor in ‘Bluffmaster’ (1965) – the original “Govinda Aala Re, Aala, Zara Matki Sambhaal Brijbaala“.  Various heroes have copied him in subsequent years. In today’s song, we have Shatrughan Sinha and Sunil Dutt have a go at the handi along with Manmohan (in red shirt) and others who are not clear in this video. (A few years back Sonakshi Sinha also had a Govinda song to her name). The song is written by Verma Malik and Laxmikant Pyarelal are the music directors. Mohd Rafi and Kishore Kumar are the playback singers.  I couldn’t stop my smile when I saw Sunil Dutt dancing. Don’t know who the dance master was who gave him steps that were uncharacteristic of Duttsaab. Then Dr. Shreeram Lagoo enters the scene as the advisor of peace and I was desperately trying to recognize the actor in the light brown shirt with a head band who was trying to raise bets on who will break the handi. The finale of the song is the whole pyramid collapsing when this actor pokes a pin into the feet of one of the govindas (that is what the boys in the pyramid are called)

Govinda Aala Re!!!!

Song – Teen Batti Waala, Ae Govinda Aala  (Muqaabla) (1979) Singer -Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Verma Malik, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

teen batti waala
ae govinda aala
ae teen batti waala
he govinda aala
govinda govinda govinda
he govinda govinda govinda
rassi pe latki mitti ki matki
matki mein maal masaala
govinda
govinda
govinda teen batti waala
dekho matki phodne aala re aala

he laal patti waala
govinda aala
he laal patti waala
he govinda aala
govinda govinda govinda
he govinda govinda govinda
oopar latak ke niche patak ke
loot lo maal masaala
govinda
govinda
govinda lal patti waala
apni sena ko lekar aala re aala

baandh kataare daal do ghera
is matki par haq hai mera
baandh kataare daal do ghera
is matki par haq hai mera
sar koi uthaaye
sar ko jhuka do
haath uthe to
haath uda do
haathon ke tote ud jaayenge
hum se jo pad gaya paala
govinda
govinda
govinda teen batti wala
dekho matki phodne aala re aala

naam mera duniya pehchaane
bachcha bachcha mujhko jaane
naam mera duniya pehchaane
bachcha bachcha mujhko jaane
kadam uthe to
duniya jhukti
chalti hawa mujhe dekh kar rukti
mere haath se bach kar jaaye
bach kar jaaye
jaaye koi kismat wala
govinda
govinda
govinda lal patti wala
apni sena ko lekar aala re aala

govinda aala re aala
govinda aala re aala
is matki ko hum lootenge
govinda aala re aala
dekhna phir kayi sar phootenge
govinda aala re aala
hai muqaabla hum cha tum cha
koi na aaye beech mein chamcha
dekhta hoon mai tera hausla
kar doonga main abhi faisla
teen batti to jalti rahegi
lal patti bhi to chamakti rahegi
teen batti to jalti rahegi
lal patti bhi toh chamakti rahegi

[dialogues]

govinda govinda govinda govinda
he ae ae ae
govinda govinda govinda govinda
he ae ae ae
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda
govinda govinda govinda


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