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Moon

Today, is the 20th July, 2018…

Man first stepped on moon.

The famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

Will an Indian put his / her foot on the moon? Is a question which our scientists can answer. But till that time, let us just recall a few things about the moon, especially the Hindi movie songs based on the moon.

Moon, for me, in my childhood has been Chanda Mama… All my Indian readers will gladly remember calling him the same in their childhood days… Our mom singing “ચાંદા પોળી, ઘીમાં બોળી,…” Or “चांदोबा चांदोबा लपलास का?…” Or “चंदामामा दुर के…” while trying to feed us.

Now as we grow elder, we know that is it just a ball like earth. Science calls it the natural satellite of earth. It was also formed when the earth was formed. The only difference is that earth was formed out of the sun and the moon was formed from the earth. So the moon is as old as our earth.

Moon effects the earth and causes high and low tides in the oceans. It comes closer to earth twice in a day causing a high tide and goes far away causing a low tide.

Similarly moon is said to affect the Humans too. Astronomically moon does have an attractive effect on us. But I don’t want to bore you all by going into its depth. Today let’s make it a little different.

For poets, Moon has become insignia of romanticism. The songs that we all have heard till date are not only mesmerising but also explain to us the importance of this celestial body plays in our life. Am enlisting a few songs about the moon which I like the most.

1. Chand phir nikla, magar na tum aaye…

2. Yeh Chand sa roshan chehra…

3. Chand mera Dil, Chandni ho tum…

4. Dheere dheere chal Chand gagan mein…

5. Chand si mehbooba ho meri, aisa maine socha tha…

6. Chand sifarish jo karta hamari…

7. Chand chhupa badal mein…

8. Khoya Khoya Chand, Khula aasmaan…

9. Neele neele ambar par, Chand jab chhaye…

10. Mere saamne wali khidki mein ek Chand sa tukda rehta hai…

11. Chaudavi ka chaand ho… (My all time favourite song, actor and director)

There will be many which my readers will recall and would like to see them in this list. But have tried to list my 11 favourites. I urge upon you to list the same and share.

Let us make this day memorable for each one of us.

Let us all today go out with our respective moon and enjoy the moonlight.

Let us all sit back, relax and sing the songs of the years gone by and celebrate.

At the end am sharing the English translation (it’s not done by me) of the moon song I like the most.
Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftaab ho
Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki kasam, laajawab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Are you the full moon, or the sun?
Whatever you are, I swear to God, you are beyond compare!

Zulfein hain jaise kaandhon pe baadal jhuke hue
Aankhen hain jaisi mey ke peyaale bhare hue
Masti hai jis mein pyar ki, tum woh sharaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Your hair is like a soft cloud kissing your shoulders
Your eyes are like two goblets
And you are the wine that fills them with a zest for love.

Chehra hai jaise jheel mein hansta hua kanwal
Ya zindagi ke saaz pe chaidi hui ghazal
Jaane bahaar tum kisi shaayar ka khwaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Your face is like a beautiful lake on which your smile is a blooming lotus flower
Or, it is like an ode from the instrument of life
My dear, you are a poet’s dream.
Honthon pe khelti hain tabassum ki bijiliyaan
Sajde tumhaari raah mein karti hain kaikashaan
Duniya-e-husno ishq ka tum hi shabaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftab ho
Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki kasam, lajawaab ho…
Your smile is lightning upon your lips
Upon your entrance, any group of people will fall to the ground, overwhelmed.
Of all the beauties in the world, you are the epitome.
Are you are a full moon, or the sun?
Whatever you are, my God you are incomparable!
Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftaab ho
Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki kasam, laajawab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Are you the full moon, or the sun?
Whatever you are, I swear to God, you are beyond compare!
Zulfein hain jaise kaandhon pe baadal jhuke hue
Aankhen hain jaisi mey ke peyaale bhare hue
Masti hai jis mein pyar ki, tum woh sharaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Your hair is like a soft cloud kissing your shoulders
Your eyes are like two goblets
And you are the wine that fills them with a zest for love.


Chehra hai jaise jheel mein hansta hua kanwal
Ya zindagi ke saaz pe chaidi hui ghazal
Jaane bahaar tum kisi shaayar ka khwaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho…
Your face is like a beautiful lake on which your smile is a blooming lotus flower
Or, it is like an ode from the instrument of life
My dear, you are a poet’s dream.
Honthon pe khelti hain tabassum ki bijiliyaan
Sajde tumhaari raah mein karti hain kaikashaan
Duniya-e-husno ishq ka tum hi shabaab ho
Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftab ho
Jo bhi ho tum Khuda ki kasam, lajawaab ho…
Your smile is lightning upon your lips
Upon your entrance, any group of people will fall to the ground, overwhelmed.
Of all the beauties in the world, you are the epitome.
Are you are a full moon, or the sun?
Whatever you are, my God you are incomparable!

Author:

Am a teacher by profession. A student of History and international politics. Believe that Bhakti (Devotion) and Humanism can only save Humanity. Revere all creation. My thoughts are influenced by His Holiness Pandurang Shashtriji Athavale

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