Oct 5, 2011

Rani Tero Chirjeeyo Gopal



HAVELI SANGEET

Haveli Sangeet is Vaishnava temple music practiced by the 'Pushti Margi Sampradaya.' Nathadwara in Rajasthan was the main seat of the Vaishnava devotional cult which created a rich historical tradition of temple-based music. 'Haveli' here is referred to a palace that the deity chooses to live in. In comparison to Dhrupad, Haveli Sangeet, as it is known in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, claimed superior resilience as it claimed that Lord Krishna himself was the very audience for its performances. In this music practice every activity revolves around Krishna Bhakti and is sung in the form of Kirtans, Bhajans, Samaj Gayan and Bhava Nirtya. Known to incorporate a fusion of classical and folk music, the dominant style of singing is still Dhrupad and Dhammar. The temples of Radha Vallabh at Vrindaban, Krishna at Nandgaon, Shri Radha Rani at Barsana, and Sri Nathji at Nathdwara are all known to reverberate with Haveli Sangeet.



PANDIT JASRAJ


Indian Classical vocalist Shri Pandit Jasraj is perhaps the only known and the biggest exponent of Haveli Sangeet. Have created this post to share with you all one of his most famous compositions "RANI TERO CHIRJEEYO GOPAL". This song which was originally written and sung by Surdas is taken from the "Ashish ke Pad of Janmashtmi". It is unbelievable to know that this composition which has opened eyes of many people over the time and is enough even now after ages to turn an atheist into a devotee of the Lord, was actually sung by person who never had eyes to appreciate Lords beauty.

Click on the Video & Audio links below to listen to this all time famous composition of Pt. Jasraj, written by Surdas, glorifying Lord Krishna's childhood pastimes and wishing Mother Yashoda that may Her Kid Live for thousands of years.




LYRICS & TRANSLATION: RANI TERO CHIRJEEYO GOPAL

रानी तेरो चिरजीयो गोपाल ।
Oh Queen Jasoda, Oh Queen, May your Gopal protector of cows, (read as protector of the entire mankind) live a thousand years..........

बेगिबडो बढि होय विरध लट, महरि मनोहर बाल॥१॥
His hairlock which has the ability to charm anyone, which is growing so fast and so beautifully, oh mother! your child is a true charmer. He can charm the entire universe. My heart blesses him to live a thousand years.....

उपजि पर्यो यह कूंखि भाग्य बल, समुद्र सीप जैसे लाल।
Oh mother, your destiny has blossomed like no one else's, having a son like this is like having the rarest red gem from the immeasurable ocean of life....

सब गोकुल के प्राण जीवन धन, बैरिन के उरसाल॥२॥
Oh Mother! your child is the life of the entire Brij (the village read the entire community of mankind) and the enemy of the evil....

सूर कितो जिय सुख पावत हैं, निरखत श्याम तमाल।
Surdas in the immortal hymn then says, I am in eternal bliss after seeing the glory and charm of Shyam (Nandlal or Krishna)....

रज आरज लागो मेरी अंखियन, रोग दोष जंजाल॥३।
He says pick the dirt from his holy feet and put it on my eyes for I'm sure the touch of his feet would liberate me from all worries and miseries and deliver me to the eternal bliss...

रानी तेरो चिरजीयो गोपाल ।
Oh Queen Jasoda, Oh Queen, May your Gopal protector of cows, (read as protector of the entire mankind) live a thousand years..........


Jay Radhe



24 comments:

  1. Beautiful thank you
    Please upload other surdas bhajans too

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  2. Thanks! and a great great job done!

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  3. perfect enunciation of deep devotion of Surdas. Explained extremely well. Thanks so much.

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  4. What a melodious Bhajan, Well translated both in letter and spirit.
    God bless you.
    Please favour us with some more Surdas Bhajans

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  5. I have trying to get the English translation to that song for a while, to no avail and here it is!

    Thanks, Beautiful site.

    Gemma US

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  6. Thank you: this one brings tears to my eyes every time!

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  7. Thanks. I was looking for the lyrics. Pt. Jasraj sung it so well.

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  8. Thank you,Lyrics and Voice is so pleasant you can just surrender yourself to Krshn

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  9. Lovely. Thanks for posting this brother :)

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  10. Thanks a ton for sharing this; I am a great fan of this song and I was really overwhelmed to know more about it! Jay Shri Krishna!

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  11. Glad that I have been of some Service to the good Lord. Thanks for appreciation. This has been my life time fav.

    Stay blessed !!

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  12. Glad that I have been of some Service to the good Lord. Thanks for appreciation. This has been my life time fav.

    Stay blessed !!

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  13. Waw! What a nice meaning and now I can sing myself with all my heart and soul.This bhajan beautifully rendered by Pandit Jas Raj, Thaks for posting both the lyrics and the meaning.

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  14. Thank you baiya. for sharing this baiya.

    prakash

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  15. Thanks for sharing this beauty and truth sir.

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  16. Very nice and touching to learn about music of shri Krishna bhakti.Radhe Radhe.

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  17. Which raga is it based on? Yaman?

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