Madhushala - Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Many of us know Amitabh Bachchan.. and why should one not? He is a living legend! We all know that for 15 years, he gave a hit movie each year.. he has worked in tens of movies and still he has a charm that is unparalleled...
Even today, the roles he does, can never be done or taken by any other hero.

The best example can be the remake of Agneepath. The movie though had the superstar cast and wonderful everything, yet when taken the name, people remember Amitabh's version of the same.

However, there is another man, who is as much related to Amitabh as to Agneepath - Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Orginally only Harivansh Rai, was a poet. He has immense contribution to the hindi literature in terms of poetry. His poetry is sad, strengthening, and probably in the most versatile use of words, he has expressed each and every emotion of a human heart.
Indeed the poem Agneepath, in the movie, often recited by the hero's dad, was also written by Dr. Bachchan himself. And yes, lemme tell you all - BACHCHAN isNOT a surname. It's his pen name :P :P ... That brings down Amitabh Bachchan to Amitabh Rai ... Funny.. Bachchan sounds better..

Anyways, there is another poem of his - Madhushala. Its not that I listen to alot of poems or I am a very gud critic in this field, but yes, everytime I listen to it, my nerves sooth and altogether I am taken into a world of imagination and creativity...

Here I present,

Madhushala - (only the stanza sung by Manna Dey)


madira meiN jaane ko ghar se chaltaa hai peenewaala
kis path se jaaooN asmanjas meiN hai wo bhola bhaala
alag alag pathu batalaathi sab paR maiN ye bataata hooN
raah pakaD tu ek chalaa-chal paa jaayega madhushaala


sun kal-kal chal-chal madhu-ghaT se girti pyalOn meiN haala

sun run Jhun-Jhun chal witran karti madhusa ki baala
bas aa pahunche door nahiN kuch chaar kadam aur chalna hai
chahak rahe sun peene waale mehak rahi le madhushaala


naal sura kee dhaar lapaT see keh na dena ise jwaaLa

madira hai math isko keh dena uRR ka chaala
dard nasha hai is madira ka wigat smritiyaN saaqi haiN
peeDa meiN anand jise ho aaye meri madhushaala


dharm-grandh sab jala chuki hai jiske antar kee jwaala

mandir masjid girje sab ko toD chuka jo matwaala
panDit momin paadriyoN ke fandoN ko jo kaat chuka
kar sakti hai aaj usee ka swaagat meri madhushaala


laalayeet adhRoN se jisne haaye nahiN choomi haala

harshit kampit kar se jisne haay madhu ka chooaa pyaala
haath pakaD kar lajjit saaqi ko paas nahiN jisne kheencha
wyarth sukha Daali jeewan kee usne mahdumay madhushaala


bane pujaari premi saaqi ganga jal paawan haala

rahe ferta awirat gati se madhu ke pyaaloN kee maala
aur leeye jaa aur peeye jaa isi mantr ka jaap keeye jaa
maiN shiv ki pratima ban baiThooN mandir ho ye madhushaala


ek baras meiN ek baar hee jagti holi kee jwaala

ek baar hee lagti baaji jalti deepoN kee maala
duniya waaloN kintu kisi din aa madiraalay meiN dekho
din meiN holi raat diwaali roz manaati madhushaala





adharon par ho koee bhi ras jiwha par lagti haalaa

han jag ho koee haathon mein lagta rakkha hae pyaalaa
har surat saaqi ki surat mein parivartit ho jaati
aankhon ke aage ho kuchh bhi aankhon mein hae Madhushaalaa.


sumukhi tumhara sundar mukh hi mujh ko kanchan kaa pyaalaa

chhalak rahi hai jisme maNik roop madhur maadak haalaa
maiN hi saaqi banta maiN hi peene waala banta hoon
jahan kahin mil baithe hum tum wahiN gaee ho madhushaala


do din hee madhu muJhe pilaa kar oob uthi saaqi baalaa

bhar kar ab khiska detee hai woh mere aage pyaalaa
naaz-o-adaa andaazon se ab haaye pilaanaa door hua
ab to kar detee hai kewal farz-adaaee madhushaalaa


choTe se jeewaN meiN kitna pyaar karooN peelooN haala

aane ke hee saath jagat meiN kehlaaya jaane-waala
swaagat ke hee saath wida ki hothi dekhi tayyaari
band lagi hone khulte hee meri jeewan madhushaala


saant saki ho ab taq saaqi peekar kis uRR kee jwaala

aur aur ki raTan lagaata jaata har peene-waala
kitni iKsha ek har jaaNe-waala yahaN choD jaata
kitne aRmaanoN kee bankar qaBr khaDi hai madhushaala


yam aayega saaqi bankar saath liye kaali haala

pee na hosh meiN phir aayega sura wisudh yeh matwaala
yeh antim behoshi antim saaqi antim pyaala hai
pathiK pyaar se peena isko fir na milegee madhushaala


girti jaati hai din-pratidin pRanayani pRaanoN kee haala

maGn hua jaata din-pratidin deen subhge mera tan pyaala
rooth raha hai muJhse roop si din-din yauwan ka saaqi
sookh rahi hai din-din sundari meri jeewan madhushaala


Dhalak rahee ho tan ke ghaT se sangini jab jeewanhaala

paaTr garal ka le ab antiM saaqi ho aanewaala
haath paras bhoole pyaale ka swaad sura jiWha bhoole
kaanoN meiN tum kehti rehna madhuKaNN pyaala madhushaala


mere aDharoN par ho na antiM wastu na tulsi-jal pyaala

mere JiWha par ho antiM wastu na ganga-jal haala
mere shaV ke peeche chalne-waaloN yaad ise rakhna
ram-naam hai satya na kehna kehna sachchi madhushaala


mere shaV par wah roYe ho jiske aaNsoo meiN haala

aaH bhare wah jo ho surbhit madeera peekar matwaala
de muJhko wo kaandha jinke pad-mad dag-mag hoNte ho
aur jalooN uss Thaur jahaN par kabhi rahee ho madhushaala


aur chitha par jaaye unDela paatR na ghRith ka par pyaala

GhanT bandhe angoor latha meiN madhya na jal ho par haala
praan-priye yadi SHraadH karO tum mera to aise karna
peene-waaloN ko bulwa kar khulwa dena madhushaala


naam agar pooche koi to kehna bas peene-waala

kaam garal na aur dhaalna sab ke madiroN ka pyaala
jaati priYe pooche yadi koi keh dena deewanoN kee
dharM batana pyaaloN ki le maala japna madhushaala


pitR paKsh meiN putR uThana araGYan na kar meiN par pyaala

baiTh kahiN par jaana ganga sagar meiN bharkar haala
kisi jagaH kee miTTi bheege tRipti muJhe mil jaaYegee
darpan arpan karna muJhko paDh paDh karke "madhushaala"  


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And just I want to say - hats of sir!! To Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and to the music legend - Manna Dey. I am so proud and honored to be born on the land you both walked on.

Comments

Neha said…
great poet ,i never ever read such type of poetry based on madhushala that was too awesum now i would purchase also madhubala ,hope so that also would be intersting .every shud go for madhshala,dont take me wrong guys just saying for book not wine house coz this book is filled with such type of nasha if someone had read it he has no need to go madhushala
Luna Lovegood said…
very true. I love listening to the poem by Manna Dey.

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