The man asks her woman and she, in turn responds to him-

“Tell me o damsel who’s your beloved and heartthrob?

Oh I don’t know his name ,

But every moment of my life,

He’s in my heart and that of millions others,

Who remember him and add to his fame! “

The man then asks again and gets the reaction-

“Who is the most unique in this world?

At least tell me some of his traits!

He’s a simpleton, wearing garland of snakes

He’s multi faceted and his real self is disguised in the fakes!

Only he’s my beloved and heartthrob!

The lady goes on to describe her beloved further-

“ My heart is his abode and life bequeathed to him

Doesn’t ride horses or elephants but is happy with his bull calf

He resides on Mount Kailash and in return to simple prayers

He bestows the deliverance to the mankind

Only he’s my beloved and heartthrob! “

Who says Bollywood songs are all about cheap and shallow expressions? You ought to listen to the above ditty from the evergreen hit “Milan” called “Bol gori bol tera kaun piya” , where the eternal beloved is the God of the gods, the supreme lord Shiva, whose birthday we are celebrating today on the occasion of Mahashivratri! This is a most mellifluous ode to the God of contradictions- angry yet kind, raw yet refined, secluded yet sublime!

Happy Mahashivratri to all!

6 thoughts on “Mahashivratri

  1. तत् पुरूषाय विद्महे महाकालेश्वराय धीमही तन्नो रुद्र प्रचोदयात ।।
    ॐ त्र्यंबकं यजामहे, सुगंधींपुष्टी वर्धनम् ।
    उर्वारूकमिव बंधनान्, मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ।।
    ।। ॐ महाकालेश्वराय नम: ।।
    ।। हर हर शंकर नमामी शंकर शिव शंकर शंभो, हे गिरीजापती नमामी शंकर शिव शंकर शंभो ।।
    ।। ॐ नम: शिवाय ।।


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