Certain people (like museys), certain songs, certain words, certain places have unknown inexplicable connections. They take you down uncharted territory. They stir up unknown emotions. They bring forth deep hidden feelings.
And the profound impact it has cannot be explained by words.
I can attribute them to :
gahanā karmaṇo gatiḥ
While spending a rather free sunday, by sheer chance I stumbled upon this gem of a song by Lata Mangeshkar and Hemanta Kumar, composed by Shankar Jaikishen.
The day was spent in falling in love with this song, its melody and the gem of a voice of Hemanta Da.
Aa Neele Gagan Tale Pyar Hum Karen...
It makes you want to fall in love with the assurance of kindness and divine grace that is ruling the world. It makes you want to rise in generosity and service.
Hemanta da is singing in the lower octave and his voice is celebrating serenity, compassion, goodness of the world. It brings faith.
When I like a song, its mostly for its music and all these qualities. I rarely understand the lyrics.
Having grown up on a steady dose of RD Burman, i have been a Kishore Kumar loyalist.
Hemanta da is someone i have been discovering off late. The harmony of Lata and Hemanta takes you to a new height.
This song brought me to Hemanta Da:
Chupa Lo Yun Dil Mein Pyar Mera
Encountered this song while watching the legendary and ethereal beauty Suchitra Sen's movie 'Mamata'. The Raag Yaman-Kalyan is the hero and Hemanta Da with music director Roshan deserve a standing ovation.
Another master piece of Lata-Hemanta duet is the goose-bum raising Vande Mataram from Anand Math ...
Every time you are low or don't know what else to do with life, one doze of this song helps you sit up and 'Volunteer for a better India'. Can you give one hour to the nation? Sign up here: http://www.vfabi.org/
In the glory of my Master - to whom I bow down for having bestowed this gift of Music and its appreciation in my life.....