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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 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.

Today’s Shiv Bhajan is for the 4th Shraavan Monday – as celebrated in south, west and some eastern states of India. This bhajan is from film ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), made by Chandrakala Pictures and is produced and directed by Dhirubhai Desai. The lead actors were Anjali Devi (from south) and Bharat Bhushan. In the cast of this film, you will find a name Rajkumar. Most ‘knowledgeable’ sites and writers treat this actor same as the famous dialogue master Raaj Kumar ‘Jaani’. However, this is not correct. This Rajkumar is different.

The pathetically poor documentation of the history of Hindi films has left many gaping holes. One of these is the menace of ‘Same Name Confusions’. Actors, directors and composers having similar names are the victims as well as the sufferers of this phenomenon. When artistes active around the same time share the same names, their filmography is often overlapped and intermixed. The sufferer is usually the lesser known person amongst the group of same name persons. Their hard work is credited unceremoniously to the more famous and well known person of the same name. In my earlier posts, I have dwelt upon this subject in details. Additionally, I ran a 3 part article series “Same Name Confusions”, which has become a reference point at www.anmolfankaar.com

The case of multiple Raj Kumars, however, could not be solved due to its cluelessness. Fortunately, the blog www.maitrimanthan.wordpress.com took it up as a project and spent considerable time and efforts to collect some information in this case. (They had also done this for Sr and Jr Shashi kapoors. May God bless these blog girls !).

There were in all 5 Raj Kumars in the industry at the same time. The first was the Kannada Hero Dr. Rajkumar. However, he never worked in any Hindi film, so no confusion about him.The second was the famous dialogue master Raaj Kumar ‘Jaani’. Third was Rajkumar Gupta (from Ranchi), who was the main character in popular film ‘Jagriti’ (1954). He never worked again in any film. Fourth was Raj(u) Kumar, a junior artist, who did minor roles, that were mostly uncredited, in films like ‘Shri 420’ (1955), ‘Jaagte Raho’ (1956), ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Ziddi’ (1964) etc. The fifth was this Rajkumar, who mostly worked in religious and mythological films. His full name was Rajkumar Khatri.

Rajkumar Khatri was born in or around 1940. He started as a child artiste in films like ‘Janmashtami’ (1950), ‘Jai Mahakaali’ (1951) and ‘Insaan’ (1952). His first film as an adult was ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), in which he did the role of young Shukdev. He was a fine actor, not extraordinary, but there was something special about his screen presence. Apart from his boyish looks, he had an unspoken charm and emanated an inherent goodness. In his second film ‘Tulsidas’ (1954) he did the role of Shri Ram. He was hardly 15-16 year old then. This must be the youngest and most boyish looking Shri Ram ever seen on the screen !

Rajkumar Khatri acted in 61 films, mostly religious and mythological films (47 to be precise). Not that he did not work in any social films, but such films were less. He was seen in films like ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1963), ‘Ustadon Ke Ustad’ (1963), ‘Ziddi’ (1964), ‘Nai Umar Ki Nai Fasal’ (1965) etc. Due to his boyish face and young innocent looks, he was generally given roles of the younger brother. As Laxman, he acted in 7 films. His last film was probably ‘Chintamani Soordas’ (1987).

In mid 1980s, when films offers became scarce, he joined Prakash Mehra as an assistant. He used to live in Chembur. He was known as Chhota Rajkumar in the industry. He worked with Prakash Mehra for a long time, as Assistant Director and also as his PA. Reportedly, he died in September 2014. No further information on him is available.

Today’s Shiv Bhajan is from an obscure film ‘Shuk Rambha’. In the period from 1951 to 1960, so many religious and mythological films were made that at times there was a shortage of appealing stories. Popular stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharat epics, were exhausted beyond revival and it was not prudent to repeat them frequently. In this period, Nirupa Roy and Trilok Kapoor, probably were the busiest stars. Besides the usual popular stories, producers made films on rare subjects like Shanidev, Nal-Damayanti, Kach Devyani, Ekadashi, Navnaths, Kaali, Laxmi, Vikram and Vetal etc.

Producer-director Shri Dhirubhai Desai took up a totally unknown and obscure topic from the Vedic ‘Shuk Rambha Samvaad’. I appreciate his guts. I did not see this film and I do not know how many people must have seen this ‘never heard’ type of film. The cast of the film included Bharat Bhushan who had become famous after the blockbuster film ‘Baiju Bawra’ in 1952. Anjali Devi from south was his heroine. There were the other usual artistes of this genre like Lalita Pawar, Krishnakumari, Niranjan Sharma, Tiwari, Kusum Thakur etc. The role of young Shukdev was performed by Raajkumar.

Normally, not many people would know who was Shuk. Of course everybody would know about Rambha, that she was an ‘apsara‘ like Menaka and Urvashi etc. Rishi Shuk or Shukdev has an interesting story about his birth. Once Devi Paarvati wanted to know the secret of being Amar or immortal. Only Shiv ji knew about it. When she was after him to know the secret, he agreed to tell her. While Shiv ji was explaining the details, Paarvati went to sleep, but a bird – Shuk (Parrot), sitting on a tree branch outside listened to all the details. When Shiv ji realised this, the bird flew away in fear, and landed straight into the yawning open mouth of the wife of Maharshi Ved Vyas. It remained there safe for 12 years and then took birth. He was named Shuk. He left home to seek Bramha Gyan. Devarishi Narad took him again to Ved Vyas. He taught him and then sent him to King Janaka, who was supposed to be a ‘Jeevanmukta‘, i.e. free from worldly emotions and attachments, even though he was in a human form. Janak advised Shuk to take up ‘grihasth ashram‘ (life as a married householder), as Bramha Gyan was incomplete without this worldly experience and knowledge. Shuk met Rambha who got interested in him and started to lure him. There took place the famous Vedic ‘Shuk Rambha Samwaad’. She tried to teach him the benefits of spending time with beautiful women and he would argue against her.

Here is some additional information on Shuk (from Wikipedia).

Shuka (also Shukadeva, Shuka deva, Suka, Sukadev, Sukadeva Gosvami) was the son of the sage Ved Vyasa who is credited as the organizer of the Vedas and Puraanas,  and the main narrator of the Bhagvata Puraan. Most of the Bhagavata Puraan consists of Shuka reciting the story to King Parikshit, who had been cursed to die within seven days. Shuka is depicted as a sanyasi, renouncing the world in pursuit of Moksha (liberation), which most narratives assert that he achieved.

According to Mahabharat, Shuka was churned out of a stick of fire after one hundred years of austerity by Ved Vyasa, born with ascetic powers and with the Vedas dwelling inside him, just like his father. The Mahabharata also recounts how Shuka was sent by Ved Vyasa for training to King Janaka, who was considered to be a Jeevanmukta, or one who is liberated while still in a physical body. Shuka asked Janaka about the way to liberation, with Janaka recommending the traditional progression of the four ashramas, which included the householder stage. After expressing contempt for the householder life, Shuka questioned Janaka about the real need for following the householder path. Seeing Shuka’s advanced state of realization, Janaka told him that there was no need in his case.

Stories recount how Shuka surpassed his father in spiritual attainment. Once, when following his son, Vyasa encountered a group of celestial nymphs who were bathing. Shuka’s purity was such that the nymphs did not consider him to be a distraction, even though he was naked, but covered themselves when faced with his father. Shuka is sometimes portrayed as wandering about naked, due to his complete lack of self-consciousness.

A completely different version of the later life of Shuka is given in the Devi-Bhagvat Puraan, considered a secondary Puraana (Upapuran) by many, but an important work in the Shaakt tradition. In this account, Shuka is convinced by Janaka to follow the ashrama tradition, and returns home to marry and follow the path of yoga. He has five children with his wife Pivari (who is actually Rambha) – four sons and a daughter. The story concludes in the same vein as the common tradition, with Shuka achieving moksha.

A place called Shukachari is believed to be the cave of Shuka, where he disappeared in cave stones as per local traditional lore. Shuka in Sanskrit means parrot and thus the name is derived from the large number of parrots found around the Shukachari hills. Shukachari literally means abode of parrots in the Sanskrit language.

Film ‘Shuk Rambha’ is primarily based on the story of Shukdev, from Bhagwat Puraan. The film story was written by Kavi Raghunath Brahmbhatt (1892-1983). Born in Gujarat, Kavi Raghunath was called a Raskavi due to his penchant for writing love songs. He wrote mythological and historical dramas, which became very famous. Taking a clue from Parsi Theatre, he resurrected Gujarati theatre by reviving the tradition of Sanskrit dramas in Gujarati. His autobiography ‘Smaran Manjri’ (published 1955) describes the development of Gujarati Theatre. It is said that the famous song “Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlaal. . .” from film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960) was taken from his Gujarati drama ‘Chhatra Vijay’ (1919), which was usurped by Shakeel Badayuni. The case was taken up by Writers’ Association of India, which decided the matter in Brahmbhatt’s favour. However, the credit in the film still goes to Shakeel badayuni only. Kavi Raghunath died in 1983.

Film ‘Shuka Rambha’ has 9 songs. One song from this film has been discussed on our blog, long back. So this is only the second song to be posted here. Today is the 4th Monday of the holy month of Shraavan, in the south, west and eastern states of India. For the rest of India, Shraavan has ended on the 7th August – the day of Rakhi Purnima itself. Next Shiv Bhajan on the 21st August will be the last in this  undeclared mini series. So enjoy this Shiv Bhajan today.


Song – Jaag Re Yogi Jaag Re (Shuk Rambha) (1953) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Manna Dey
Chorus

Lyrics

jaag re. . .
yogi jaag re. . .
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
ye samaadhi anant yogi tyaag re
jaag re
jaag re

ho o o o o
o o o o o
o o o o o
aaa aaa
yauwan ki behnt mein madhu maas aaya
jungle mein mangal hai chhaaya
jungle mein mangal hai chhaaya
jungle mein mangal hai chhaaya
dharti suhagan ne dhaani chunariya se
ban ban ko upvan banaaya
ban ban ko upvan banaaya
ban ban ko upvan banaaya
kaliyon ke mukh choomen
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
gumche bhramar ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
kaliyon ke mukh choomen
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
gumche bhramar ke
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)
vrikshon se lipti lataayen
gun gun gun gun gun gun dolen vaasanti
sheetal sugandh hawaayen
kan kan mein praanon ki baaji baansuriya
ho o o o o o
kan kan mein praanon ki baaji baansuriya
goonje hain jeevan ke raag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
jaag re yogi jaag re
ye samaadhi anant yogi tyaag re
jaag re
jaag re

jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re

tu hai purush aai sanmukh ye prakriti
tu hai karam ye kaamini
nainon ko khol yogi aasan se dol
tere sanmukh hai jeevan ki raagini
jad mein chhupi ye chetanta
jal mein chhupi ye aag re
jaag re
jaag re jaag re
jaag re
jaag re jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re
jaag re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जाग रे॰॰॰
योगी जाग रे॰॰॰
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे योगी जाग रे
जाग रे योगी जाग रे
ये समाधि अनंत योगी त्याग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आ आ
यौवन की बहंत में मधु मास आया
जंगल में मंगल है छाया
जंगल में मंगल है छाया
जंगल में मंगल है छाया
धरती सुहागन ने धानी चुनरिया से
बन बन को उपवन बनाया
बन बन को उपवन बनाया
बन बन को उपवन बनाया
कलियों के मुख चूमें
(आ आ आ आ)
गुमचे भ्रमर के
(आ आ आ आ)
कलियों के मुख चूमें
(आ आ आ आ)
गुमचे भ्रमर के
(आ आ आ आ)
वृक्षों से लिपटी लताएँ
गुन गुन गुन
गुन गुन गुन डोलें वासंती
शीतल सुगंध हवाएँ
कण कण में प्राणों की बाजी बांसुरिया
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कण कण में प्राणों की बाजी बांसुरिया
गूँजे हैं जीवन के राग रे
जाग रे योगी जग रे
जाग रे योगी जग रे
ये समाधि अनंत योगी त्याग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

तू है पुरुष आई सन्मुख ये प्रकृति
तू है करम ये कामिनी
नैनों को खोल योगी आसन से डोल
तेरे सन्मुख है जीवन की रागिनी
जड़ में छुपी ये चेतनता
जल में छुपी ये आग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे
जाग रे

 

 

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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Today, 13th August is the birthday of Sridevi, as she turns 54.

For this celebration, here is a wonderful dance song performed by her, from the film ‘Jaag Utha Insaan’ (1984). The setting for the song is a stage performance, likely at a religious function. On stage, Sridevi is accompanied by Mithun Chaktravarty playing the flute and Beena signing the vocals. We also see Sudhir Dalvi, sitting next to Beena. In the audience we can see Yunus Parvez, sitting in the chair right up front, Sujeet Kumar and Kaanan Kaushal sitting  in the audience, Rakesh Roshan and Deven Verma, standing at the back, with Somayaajulu making an entry, while the program is in progress.

This film is a remake of the 1981 Telugu film ‘Saptapadhi’. It is produced by Rakesh Roshan under the banner of Film Kraft, and is directed by K Vishwanath. This song is written by Indeevar, and the music is by Rajesh Roshan. The lyrics of this song are provided by Prakash ji.

Greetings to Sridevi, on her birthday, and best wishes for many a happy and healthy returns of this day.


Song – Tarpat Beete Tum Bin Ye Raina (Jaag Utha Insaan) (1984) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

tarpat beete
tum bin ye raaina
kab maanogey
prabhu mera kehna
raat aur din ka
ye dukh sehna
do nainon se
aansoo yun behna. . .
garwaa lagaao ke
ab naahin chaaina

tarapat beete
tum bin ye raaina
kab maanogey
prabhu mera kehna
raat aur din kaa
ye dukh sehnaa
do nainon se
aansoo yun behnaa. . .
garwaa lagaao ke
ab naahin chaaina. . .
tarapat beete
tum bin ye raaina
kab maanogey
prabhu mera kehna

preet ne kaisi ye agan lagaayee
badhthi jaaye wo aggan lagaayee
tumhrey sang sang ab to rehna
garwaa lagaao ke
ab naahin chaaina
tarapat beete
tum bin ye raaina
kab maanogey
prabhu mera kehna

jab se piya tosey naina milaaye
mere mann mein teri chhabi samaayee
karti rehti hoon
main teri kalpana
garwaa lagaao ke
ab nahin chaaina
tarapat beete
tum bin ye raaina
kab maanogey
prabhu meraa kehna
raat aur din ka
ye dukh sehna
do nainon se
aansoon yun behnaa. . .
garwaa lagaao ke
ab naahin chaainaa. . .
tarapat beete
tum bin ye raainaa
kab maanogey
prabhu meraa kehna

sa sa ga ga
pa pa ni ni saa saa
ga pa dha pa
ga pa dha pa
nisa gasa
nisa gassa
pagaa gaasaa
nisa nisaa
pagaa gaasa
nisa nisaaa

sa sa sasa nisa re saa
ni ni dhanisani
nisa dha ni
padha mapa
gamapassanidha
pamagama paapaa
gamapassanidha
pamagama paapaa
gamapassanidha
pamagama paaaa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तरपत बीते
तुम बिन ये रैना
कब मानोगे
प्रभु मेरा कहना
रात और दिन का
ये दुख सहना
दो नैनों से
आँसू यूं बहना॰॰॰
गरवा लगाओ के
अब नहीं चैना

तरपत बीते
तुम बिन ये रैना
कब मानोगे
प्रभु मेरा कहना
रात और दिन का
ये दुख सहना
दो नैनों से
आँसू यूं बहना॰॰॰
गरवा लगाओ के
अब नहीं चैना
तरपत बीते
तुम बिन ये रैना
कब मानोगे
प्रभु मेरा कहना

प्रीत ने कैसी ये अगन लगाई
बढ़ती जाये वो अगन लगाई
तुम्हरे संग संग अब तो रहना
गरवा लगाओ के
अब नहीं चैना
तरपत बीते
तुम बिन ये रैना
कब मानोगे
प्रभु मेरा कहना

जब से पिया तोसे नैना मिलाई
मेरे मन में तेरी छबि समाई
करती रहती हूँ
मैं तेरी कल्पना
गरवा लगाओ के
अब नहीं चैना
तरपत बीते
तुम बिन ये रैना
कब मानोगे
प्रभु मेरा कहना
रात और दिन का
ये दुख सहना
दो नैनों से
आँसू यूं बहना॰॰॰
गरवा लगाओ के
अब नहीं चैना
तरपत बीते
तुम बिन ये रैना
कब मानोगे
प्रभु मेरा कहना

सा सा गा गा
पा पा नि नि सा सा
गा पा धा पा
गा पा धा पा
नि सा गा सा
नि सा गा सा
पा गा गा सा
नि सा नि सा
पा गा गा सा
नि सा नि सा

सा सा सा सा नि सा रे सा
नि नि धा नि सा नि
नि सा धा नि
पा धा मा पा
गा मा पा सा नि धा
पा मा गा मा पा पा
गा मा पा सा नि धा
पा मा गा मा पा पा॰॰॰


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 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.

Today’s song is from a film called ‘Shiv Kanya’ (1954). The title may surprise some readers. Did Bhagwan Shiv ji have a daughter? Some people may brush it off thinking that it is yet another fruit of the fertile imagination of the “story department” of the production house. Can’t blame them either, because film makers are known experts in creating close relatives of popular film characters. Some examples are ‘Son of Aladdin’ (1939), ‘Daughter of Hatimtai’ (1940 and 1955) or even ‘Son of Zimbo’ (1966). Poor Alladin or Hatimtai would not be even knowing that they had a son or a daughter !

However, as far as mythological film subjects are concerned, there is absolutely no need to imagine or cook up stories, because the old scriptures like Puraanas provide varied situations for making films. That is how there is a film called ‘Krishna Arjun Yuddh’ in 1934, 1945 and 1971, based on a story from Bhagwat Mahapuraan. We also have ‘Ram Hanuman Yuddh’ in 1957 and 1975, based on Valmiki Ramayan. There was even a strange sounding film called ‘Shankar, Seeta, Anusuya” in 1965, made on a story from Garud Puraan and then there was a film called ‘Vish Waman ‘ (1936) based on Waman Puran.

When I first came across this film ‘Shiv Kanya’ in the mid 50s, I was perplexed, because I was not aware of Shiv Ji having a daughter too ! I knew about Kartikeya and Ganesh. Then I looked into a book ‘Stories from Puraanas’ and I learnt about it. Stories in Puraanas have sometimes slightly different versions in different Puraans. For example, Ram Hanuman Yuddh is mentioned in Valmiki Ramayan and you will find a modified version in Vishnu Puraan also. This is because Puraanas are based on Shrutis and there are additions by many scholars over the centuries.

As far as Shiv Kanya is concerned, it is a story of Manasa Devi. (Interestingly, there is a Goddess in Greek Mythology, with the name Ma Na Sa).

Ma Manasa Devi, the snake goddess, is worshipped by Hindus, mainly for the prevention and cure of snakebites and infectious diseases like smallpox and chicken pox as well as for prosperity and fertility. She stands for both ‘destruction’ and ‘regeneration’, akin to a snake shedding its skin and being reborn.

The idol of the Manasa Devi Goddess is depicted as a graceful lady with her body, adorned with snakes and sitting on a lotus or standing on a snake, under a hooded canopy of seven cobras. She is often seen as ‘the one-eyed goddess’, and sometimes portrayed with her son Aastika on her lap.

Also known as ‘Nagini,’ the female serpentine avatar or ‘Vishahara’, the goddess who annihilates poison, Manasa, in the Hindu mythology, is believed to be the daughter of sage Kasyapa and Kadru, and the sister of the serpent king Sesha. She is also the sister of Vasuki, king of Nagas and the wife of Sage Jagatkaru. I present here a simplified version of the myth regards Manasa as the daughter of Lord Shiva. Legends have it that she was rejected by her father Shiva and husband Jagatkaru, and hated by her stepmother, Chandi, who scooped out one of Manasa’s eyes. So, she appears to be foul-tempered, and benevolent only towards her devotees.

Manasa, due to her mixed parentage, is denied full godhead. Ancient Hindu legends in the Puranas, narrate the story of the birth of this powerful serpentine goddess. Sage Kashyapa created goddess Manasa from his ‘mana,’ or mind, so she could control the reptiles that were creating havoc on earth and Lord Brahma made her the presiding deity of snakes. It is believed that Lord Krishna granted her divine status and she established herself in the pantheon of gods.

During the monsoon season, Goddess Manasa is worshipped, mainly in the eastern Indian states of Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, and Orissa, throughout the months of June, July and August (Ashaad – Shraavan), a time when the snakes leave their nesting ground and come out into the open and become active. In Bangladesh, the Manasa and Ashtanaag Puja is a month-long affair spanning July and August. Devotees pay obeisance to goddess Manasa and perform various ‘pujas’ or rituals to appease her. Special ‘murtis’ or statues of the goddess are sculpted, various sacrifices made, and prayers chanted. In some places, worshippers are seen to pierce their bodies, poisonous snakes are displayed on the altar, and live shows depicting the life and legends of Manasa Devi are performed. (From the book ‘Hindu Mythology-Gods and Goddesses’ by Acharya Shyam Purohit.)

And this is what ‘Hindu Daivat in India’ by Shrinivas Potdar says – “Manasa Devi is also known as the snake Goddess who is worshipped mainly in Bengal and other North-Eastern states of India. It is believed that Goddess Manasa is the one who controls all the snakes on Earth and a snake bite can be cured by worshipping Her. People also worship Goddess Manasa for fertility and prosperity. According to the legends Goddess Manasa is the daughter of Lord Shiva. However some scriptures suggest that she is the daughter of Sage Kashyapa and is distantly related to Shiva. She is the sister of Vasuki and wife to Sage Jagatkaru. Due to the confusion in her parentage, Goddess Manasa has been denied the position which other deities enjoy. Hence, she is an extremely furious Goddess for those who refuse to worship Her while extremely kind to those who worship Her with devotion.”

Film ‘Shiv Kanya’ was made by Chandrakala Pictures, produced by Ravji Bhai Patel and Sharad Desai and was directed by Sharad’s father, Dhirubhai Desai.

Dhirubhai Desai was a Hindi and Gujarati film director. He was born in Kaliawadi, near Navsari, Gujarat, on 31-1-1908. He started at Sharda Studios in 1927 by assisting AP Kapoor. He completed Gujarati film ‘Maya No Rang’, which was left unfinished by PV Chavan and Sunder Rao Nadkarni, when Bhogilal Dave took over his United Pictures Syndicate in 1929. His early work was in silent films of action (17 silent films), in Sharada and later with Indulal Yagnik.

He also worked with Saroj Films of Nanubhai Desai. In 1933, he set up his own studio – Vishnu Cinetone and made ‘Suryakumari’ (1933) with Natwar Shyam Manyar and Chaturbhai Patel. Later he owned Chandrakala Pictures also. After 1940 he directed mainly B grade Mythological films, usually remakes of his silent films. He was one of the few silent film makers, who had a long career in Hindi and Gujarati films. He had directed 17 silent films and 56 talkie films in Hindi. Some of his notable Hindi films are ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1935), ‘Fashionable Wife’, ‘Bhakta Prahlad’ (1946), ‘Bhakta Pundalik’, ‘Oonchi Haveli’, ‘Saaranga’ (1960), ‘Kailashpati’, ‘Badrinath Yatra’ and ‘Sampoorna Teerth Yatra’ etc. His last film was ‘Daaku Aur Bhagwan’ (1975). He passed away on 30-7-1990.

The film’s story is written by Pt. Narottam Vyas. Born in Moradabad (UP) in 1896, Pandit ji edited some magazines in Calcutta. He first wrote the story of  film ‘Pooran Bhagat’ (1933), but his name was not in the credits. He also wrote for film “Seeta” (1934). Coming to Bombay he joined Bhavnani Productions and then Prabhat. In all he wrote stories of 50 films. He also wrote more than 50 books. After producing and directing some films, he was fed up and retired to Moradabad in 1964. He passed away on 27-2-1980.

The Music Director of this film is Manna Dey (1-5-1919 to 24-10-2013). Manna Dey was essentially a singer, but initially he wanted to become a composer. So, by becoming assistant first to his uncle KC Dey and later to Khemchand Prakash, he managed to give music to 17 films, composing 129 songs in these films, in his career. None of his composed songs became a hit or very popular. In contrast, he sang in 839 Hindi films and sang 1370 songs ! This output clearly proves that he was a successful singer. The problem with many singers is that they want to become music directors or act in the films or do both or even all three (like Mukesh), but they do not possess that mindset. A composer is a planner and a singer is an implementer. You can either be this or that. In any case an implementer rarely has the talent of a planner. Singers like Mukesh, Talat, SD Batish, Khan Mastana and few others never became famous or popular or successful composers or actors. Singers like Talat realised this too late and spoiled his singing career too.

Today’s song is written by Bharat Vyas and sung by Manna Dey himself. Actually, the tune is quite melodious, but being a B grade film, even good songs do not get wider exposure to become popular. This is the 3rd song from this film,to be posted on the Blog. Enjoy this Bhajan…

[Acknowledgements: The above write up has adapted some material from
a. ‘Hindu Mythology – Gods and Goddesses’ by Acharya Shyam Purohit
b. ‘Hindu Daivat in India’ by Shrinivas Potdar]


Song – Meri Doobti Naiyya Ko Paar Lagaane Waala Kaun. . . Bhola Nath Re. . (Shiv Kanya) (1954) Singer – Manna Dey, Unidentified Female Voice, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Manna Dey
Chorus

Lyrics

meri doobti naiyya ko paar lagaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
o meri doobti naiyya ko paar lagaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
meri toot’ti aasha ko dheer bandhaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
o meri doobti naiyya ko paar lagaane waala kaun
bhola nath re

jhukti uthen ghataayen
jab vipda ke baadal chhaaye
kachhu na padey dikaai
manwaa pag pag thokar khaaye
us andhkaar mein. . .
us andhkaar mein aasha deep jalaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
o meri doobti naiyya ko paar lagaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
dukh ke kaanton mein sukh ke phool khilaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
o meri doobti naiyya ko paar lagaane waala kaun
bhola nath re

ban ban baat bigad jaaye
aur ghor niraasha chhaaye
bhagya baney vipreet jisey saari duniya thukraaye
thukraaye jisey. . .
thukraaye jisey duniya usey apnaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
ho meri doobti naiyya ko paar lagaane waala kaun
bhola nath re
meri toot’ti aasha ko dheer bandhaane waala kaun
bhola nath re

bhola nath re
bhola nath re
bhola nath re
o bhola nath re
bhola nath re
bhola nath re
bhola nath re
bhola nath re
bhola nath re
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मेरी डूबती नैय्या को पार लगाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
ओ मेरी डूबती नैय्या को पार लगाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
मेरी टूटती आशा को धीर बंधाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
ओ मेरी डूबती नैय्या को पार लगाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे

झुकती उठें घटाएँ
जब विपदा के बाड़ा छाए
कछु ना पड़े दिखाई
मनवा पग पग ठोकर खाये
उस अंधकार में॰॰॰
उस अंधकार में आशा दीप जलाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
ओ मेरी डूबती नैय्या को पार लगाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
दुख के काँटों में सुख के फूल खिलाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
ओ मेरी डूबती नैय्या को पार लगाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे

बन बन बात बिगड़ जाये
और घोर निराशा छाए
भाग्य बने विपरीत जिसे सारी दुनिया ठुकराये
ठुकराये जिसे॰॰॰
ठुकराये जिसे दुनिया उसे अपनाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
हो मेरी डूबती नैय्या को पार लगाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे
मेरी टूटती आशा को धीर बंधाने वाला कौन
भोला नाथ रे

भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
ओ भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे
भोला नाथ रे

 


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