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!