21 April 2009

Narasimha Prachand

The movie ‘Gulaal’ by Anurag Kashyap has an unsettling plot with stirring songs by Piyush Mishra.  The focus of this post is not the movie or the plot, but how the songs can be strung together to bring forth the message that is being conveyed to us.  It is not about what you and I see in this world, it is about the comprehending the complete picture.

Here are snippets from four songs that convey the story of each today:

Aye ek waqt ki baat bataye,
Ek waqt ki,
Jab sheher hamara so gayo tho,
Wo raaj gajab ki

Jab sheher hamara sota hai, to maloom tumko,
Haan kya kya hota hai,

Nashe mein doobe sehan se khoonkhaar chutkulo ki paidaaish hoti hai,
Adh nange jismo ki dekho, lipi putti se lagi numaaish hoti hai,
Laar tapakte chehro ko kuch shitaani karne ki khwahish hoti hai,
Wo pooche hai hairaan hokar, aisa sab kuch hota hai kab,
Wo batalo to unko aisa tab tab tab tab hota hai,
Jab sheher hamara sota hai

Jis raat gagan se khoon ki baarish aayi re,
Jis raat sheher mein khoon ki baarish aayi re


Maana Ki Jo Hua Hai

Wo Tune Bhi Kiya Hai
Inhone Ne Bhi Kiya Hai
Unhone Ne Bhi Kiya Hai

Maana Ki Tune..Haan Haan
Chahaa Nahi Tha Lekin
Tu Jaanta Nahi Ki Ye Kaise Ho Gaya Hai

lekin tu phir bhi sunn le, nahi sunega koi,
Tujhe yeh saari duniya khaa jaayegi nigal ke

Insaan ke sheher mein insaan khoj le tu

Dekh Teri Thokar Se
Raah Ka Wo Patthar

Maathe Pe Tere Kaske Lag Jaaye Na Ucchalke.

O Raat Ke Musafir
Tu Bhaag Na Sambhalke
Potli Mein Teri Ho Aag Na


Oh ri duniya, Oh ri duniya,
Aye duniya, aye surmayee aankhein ke pyaalo ki duniya oh duniya,

Alsaayi sejo ke phoolon ki duniya oh duniya re,
Angdaayi tode kabootar ki duniya oh duniya re,

Khwahish mein lipti zaroorat ki duniya oh duniya re,
Heyyy insaan ke sapno ki niyat ki duniya oh duniya,

Mamta ki bikhri kahani ki duniya oh duniya,
Behno ki siski jawani ki duniya oh duniya,
Aadam ke hawaas rishte ki duniya oh duniya re,

Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai?

Jalta makaan mein basera wo dhoondhe,
Jaisi bachi hai waisi ki waisi, bacha lo yeh duniya,
Apna samajh ke apno ki jaisi utha lo yeh duniya,
Chitput si baaton mein jalne lagegi, sambhalo yeh duniya,

Magar falsafa yeh bigad jaata hai jo,
Wo kehte hai…aalim yeh kehta wahan ishwar hai,
Faazil yeh kehta wahan allah hai,
Kabur yeh kehta wahan issa hai,
Manzil yeh kehti tab insaan se ki,
Tumhari hai tum hi sambhalo yeh duniya,


Aarambh hai prachand,
Bole mastako ke jhund,
Aaj jung ki ghadi ki tum guhar do

Aan baan shaan ya ki jaan ka ho daan,
Aaj ek dhanush ke baarn pe utaar do,
Aarambh hai prachand…

Ishr ki pukaar hai yeh bhagwat ka saar hai,
Ki yudh hi to veer ka pramaan hai,
Kauravo ki bheed ho ya pandavo ka neer ho,
Jo lad saka hai wo hi to mahaan hai,
Jeet ki hawas nahi, kisi pe koi vash nahi,
Kya zindagi hai thokaro pe maar do,
Maut anth hai nahi to maut se bhi kyu dare?
Yeh jaake aasmaan mein dahaad do,
Aarambh hai prachand,

Ho daya ka bhaav ya ki shaurya ka chunaav,
Ya ki haar ka wo ghaav tum yeh soch lo

jis kavi ki kalpana mein zindagi ho prem geet,
Uss kavi ko aaj tum nakaar do,

Rang kesari ho ya mridang kesari ho ya ki,
Kesari ho laal tum yeh soch lo..

Bheegti nasso mein aaj, phoolti rago mein aaj,
Aaj aag ki lapat ka tum baghaar do,
Aarambh hai prachand,
Bole mastako ke jhund,
Aaj jung ki ghadi ki tum guhar do


Now let us see what is being conveyed to us in this lyrical story in parts:

Let me tell you a story of a time when the town slept sound
Do you know what happens when the town sleeps?

Adulterated and deadly jokes are born in drunkenness, Half naked bodies with make-up are exhibited, Drooling lusty faces show their evil desires
And they ask astonishedly when does this all happen
Someone tell them that all this happens when the town sleeps 

It is that night when the sky sends rain of blood on the town, that night when the night slept it received the rain of blood


I agree that whatever was done was done by you, by these people and by those people… 
I agree, yes i agree, that you did not want this to happen… you do not know how all this happened…

But listen to me, nobody will listen to you… this world is out there to eat you alive…
Go and search for a human in this town of humans… 
Be careful lest your kick on the rock on the road does not jump at hit you back on your head

Hey traveller in the dark, please run cautiously, be careful that you dont carry a spark of fire in your belongings


O my world, O my world, Hey world, hey dream-filled eyes of this world… hey world of flowers of the lazy bed… hey yawn-breaking world of the pigeons,

Hey world of needs wrapped in desire, hey world, hey world of the the intent of the dreams of humans… 
hey world of a scattered story of motherhood, hey world of scared-crying young sisters, hey world of the lustful relations of humanity…

So what even if I get this so called entire world ???

Search for the home in the burning house, whatever is left of this world, please someone save it…
Look at everything and everyone in this world as your own and pick up your world… else it will start burning down on the most trivial of issues… please someone take responsibility of this world…

This story of this world gets spoiled when they say there is Bhagwan, when they say there is Allah, when they say there is Jesus…
That is when the destination of God’s heaven tells us : This is your world, go and save it yourself if you can


The time has come that the terrible dance of Lord Shiva (Nataraj) begin, the group of sensible heads calls out for the declaration of war… 
Be ready to sacrifice your self, your ego, your dignity, your wealth on the tip of the arrow… because the terrible dance of Lord Shiva is beginning…
It is the call of God and the essence of the Bhagawad Gita that the proof of bravery is war… whether it is the crowd of the Kauravas (considered evil) or the family of Pandavas (considered good), only the one who could fight can stake his claim to greatness…
There is no lust for victory, no wish to control anyone… boot out this whatever so called life that you have…
If death is not the end of life then why should we be afraid of dying??? Go and roar this out in the sky above!!!!!
The terrible dance of Lord Shiva has begun…

The emotion of pity or the courage or the wound of defeat… think about these and choose now…
If there is a life of love and feelings in the imagination of a poet, ignore him today…
The colour is saffron or the beat of the drums is saffron or the saffron should be red (with passion of blood)… choose today and right now…

In those wet blood vessels, in those expanding nerves, fill up blazes of fire… 
The terrible dance of Lord Shiva has begun, the groups of wise heads call for the declaration of war to save humanity today…..


 We have been told the story when an innocent boy Prahlaad (representing future) is being killed by his own devil father (representing the present) for his greed and selfishness and ego. That is when Lord Vishnu also takes his most deadly form of Lord Narasimha, he takes the form of an animal and kills the devil like an animal with his bare claw-like hands. Now is the time that we need to prepare the ground for Lord Narasimha to come again… 

Here are two Narasimha prayers that we invoke today:

1. Tvayi Rakshathi Rakshakai: Kim Anyai:,
     Tvayi Cha Arakshati Rakshakai: Kim Anyai:,
     Ithi Nischita Dhee: Srayaami Nityam,
     Nruhareh: Vegavathee Tataasrayam Tvam!

“O kamasikha Narasimha! you are sarva sakthan. When you are resolved to protect some one, where is the need to seek the protection of anyone else? When you are resolved not to protect some one, which other person is capable of protecting us?. There is no one. Knowing this fundamental truth, I have resolved to offer my saranagati at your lotus feet alone that rest at the banks of Vegavathi river.” (Kamasika Ashtakam by Vedanta Desika)

2. ito nrsimhah parato nrsimho, 
     yato yato yami tato nrsimhah,
     bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho,
     nrsimham adim saranam prapadye

“Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Narasimha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Narasimha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.” (Narasimha Pranama)


The Narasimha Maha-Mantra

Om Ugram, Viram, Maha-Vishnu,
Jwalantam, Sarvato Mukam,
Nirshimham, Bhishanam, Bhadram,
Mrityor-Mrityur namam yaham.

“O’ Angry and brave Maha-Vishnu, your heat and fire permeate everywhere. O Lord Narasimha, you are everywhere. You are the death of death and I surrender to You.”


If I dont fight for the future today, and I dont fight today’s war now, there will be no future….. In my country of Bharat, the Hindu is the BIG brother, and I being a Hindu will not let the younger brothers destroy the future of neither my motherland nor my own future… It needs to be accepted that when an elder brother takes a stern step against you, its for your benefit, its right… Even if it means acting with an iron hand of responsibility and may be looked upon as evil but I will do it simply because it is necessary to save OUR BIGGER HOME…

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