Chal soduni haa, desh pakshini...

Lyrics & Chords

This song is very close to my heart, as it’s from a Marathi movie ‘Ekati’ and it was based on a story called ‘Madhuchi aai’ written by my Grandmother, Mrs. Vasundhara Patwardhan, who is a very well known writer in Maharashtra. This award winning movie was made in 1975, and renowned movie/stage actors and actresses like Sulochna ,Indumati Paingankar and Dr.Kashinath Ghanekar were part of the cast. Music direction was done by Sri. Sudhir Phadke, who not only was well known in Marathi but also gave some beautiful songs to the Hindi film industry. ’Joyoti Kalash Chalake’ was one of his melodious compositions that was unforgettable.
I grew up with my Grandmother since the age of 10 months; needless to say, she was a Mother more than a Grandmother and she has been a tremendous Inspiration in my life. Because of her, I am who I am, a very strong woman who never feared obstacles, fought calamities and paved her own path in life.
For my non Marathi friends, I requested my Grandmother’s other Granddaughter, the very talented Ms.Rama Desai, reconstitute the meaning of the Marathi poem in her words. You will note that I did not use the word translation. The reason for this is that sometimes a translation can be accurate to a ‘T’ yet it loses the song’s meaning and feeling somewhere along the way. Rama has reconstituted the lyrical ideas for us in a very poetic way. I hope you will enjoy the song ‘Chal soduni haa, desh pakshini’.

Original Singer: Sudhir Phadke
Music: Sudhir Phadke
Lyrics: Raam Kadam
Sung by: Swati
Tabla: Shankar Kuchekar
Arrangemen/Orchestration: Anil Bs
Recorded at Studio: Friends (Pune)

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FORSAKE***
By:Rama Desai

Forsake this land
where a mother is spurned,
and the offspring abdicate,
never to return.
Forsake this land
desolate without kin,
where the wind echoes fierce
with a hollow haunted ring.
Forsake this land
and soar into the eternal blue,
when vanity rules emotions,
this is the only recourse left to you.

Spread your wounded wings
and forsake this land
where a mother is spurned
by the offspring’s hand.
Forsake this land
with its fierce echoing wind,
now rendered desolate,
with neither kith nor kin.
Forsake this land
and soar into the eternal blue;
when vanity rules emotions,
this is the only recourse left to you.

Comments

Smi-jiyabday

Smitha Passanha said

Beautiful tune and very very beautifully sung Swati! The emotions you put into each song are just brilliant.

- Smitha

Do listen to:
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Swati Kanitkar said

:) thak you!
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Adwait Ranade Pro user said

Wah Swati ji!
Just wonderful. I have heard this original song in Babuji’s voice so many times….
Enjoyed your version a lot!
Please keep posting more.
Regards,

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Rajeev Onv(away on a long break) said

Swathi, Absolutely marvellous song-awesome lyrics, composition and your superb singing! The recording part could have been better though.
A full five for your song and let me take it with me!
rajeev.onv

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Sushanth Shankar said

Hi Swathi!

Lovely singing! Absolutely wonderful! you have a very good voice and style of singing! The lower notes were sung very nicely!

The feel at the very end was awesome! :)

5/5 from me and all the way to my favs! :)

- Sushanth

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Ranjit Salian said

Hi divine soul sister Swati,

Wowwwwwwwww finally a legendary song from Marathi sangeet.

Now for me you are one of the the MOST DIVINE and BEST SINGER of SOULFUL songs of all time, in my lifetime.

RATING:
INFINITY on 5.

FAVORITES:
It goes straight into my favorites as it touched my heart and soul and made me experience ONENESS with God.

DEDICATE THESE FEW LINES to YOUR DIVINE SOUL GRANDMOTHER & MOTHER and YOU from the bottom of my heart and soul with God’s grace and blessings:

DIVINE, IMMACULATE, SOULFUL, TRANSCENDENTAL and IMMORTAL rendition.

Your Grandmother and You are like the EVANGELIST’s who are here on earth for a purpose chosen by God, to bring a deep realization to humanity to be on the right path of Dharma/Righteousness.

HATS off to both of you, I take a bow in gratitude to you and your Grandmother.

Passing on the highest level of grace and blessings to you and your grandmother and seek for blessings also from your grandmother who is a perfect Reflection of God which my soul senses through the infinite consciousness. Devi Maa Saraswati, Lord Ganesha & Pandharicharaya & Rakhmayi have special grace on your family lineage and I can sense it right here.

Bhakti Sangeet and depth of rich Sanskar & God’s special grace and blessing for many lifetimes has been running in your blood & divine soul – Swati.

You won’t believe this but before listening to this song I had requested you for 2 Marathi songs just sensing that you would be an IMMORTAL in Marathi Bhakti Sangeet and Soulful songs :)

This song is so beautiful & divine – the soul of God reflects through this rendition and I loved the lyrics which can bring about a reformation and bring a deeper realization to humanity and your rendition from the bottom of my heart and soul.

Indeed vanity rules over Dharma/Righteousness but with renditions like this, it will help melt the mountain of ego every moment and from it will flow the everlasting truth of Love, Truth and Dharma.

Divine Immortal Lyrics like this complimented with such divine Immortal rendition and Divine Immortal music definitely eliminates the 6 layers of material illusion sitting above the Soul/True Self which are:

Breath
Body
Mind
Intellect
Memory
Ego

Then comes the SOUL which is your TRUE SELF the soul particle of GOD which connects your finite consciousness to the infinite consciousness of God. Your Grandmother is one rare such soul – A TRUE MESSENGER, SERVITOR & DEVOTEE OF GOD who will always stay an IMMACULATE, DIVINE and IMMORTAL Reflection of God for humanity till the end of time of the material world and till Eternity in the universal consciousness of God to stay BLESSED in the ABSOLUTE GRACE of GOD in ONENESS, BLISS & PEACE with GOD in the Realms of Heavens right here on earth and as it is in Heaven.

She still pervades within you in your soul, consciousness, sanskar in the blood and divine voice to take care of you at the subtle level like God.

O Mother Divine (I address it to your Grandmother) it is because of great and divine apostles, evangelists and enlightened servitors of God LIKE YOU that we humans get to walk a piece of Heaven right here on earth to transcend from the finite consciousness to the infinite consciousness to stay enlightened experiencing the everlasting ONENESS, LOVE, BLISS & PEACE of GOD.

You are a perfect GURU in your own rights leading misguided souls to the right path of Dharma/Devotion/Love/Peace/Bliss/Truth/GOD like in this song through your DIVINE, IMMACULATE and IMMORTAL Lyrics.

O Mother divine one of the holiest of enlightened souls of the everlasting cosmic times – Salutations to You O Reflection of God – a great soul of God (an EPITOME of DEVOTION, FAITH & SURRENDER to God) that pervaded Mother Nature to touch and heal people with grace and blessings of God. Indeed a soul that brought God’s Healing touch of the Heaven’s right here on earth.

THANK YOU for all what you have done for us and God being part of God’s Noble Cause.

Aaplyala Maazha Koti Koti Naman ani Maazha Sashtaang Namaskar Sweekar Karaa Maate.

Namoh Namaha….
Namoh Namaha….
Namoh Namaha….

Divine soul sister Swati, I would want you to dedicate another great & divine number for your grandmother from our side as the children of God and her:

Mai Bavani Tuzhe Lekharu,
Kusheetha Tuzhi Aai Yei,
Seva Manoon Ghe Aai…

God Bless You both divine souls.

God Bless You….

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Take Care divine soul,
Keep the faith always,
Live in surrender faith every moment in time,
Peace be with you,
God Bless You and your loved ones….

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GOD IS THE SOURCE of the all pervading COSMIC MUSIC and DIVINE VIBRATIONS in the INFINITE CONSCIOUSNESS and our very own EXISTENCE of FINITE CONSCIOUSNESS…

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

Followed Ranjit here ….Swati great rendition ….very very beautiful.

You should attempt …Joyoti Kalash Chalake.

5/5 from me….hope to hear such classics from you.
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Unnikrishnan Kb said

First of all let me bow down and give you respect… I dont have any words to explain. You are the best female voice i have heard yet in muziboo… Great singing, modulation and the best part about you is that the ease with which you sing… haa absolutely brilliant… Im no person to comment on your singing… this goes to my favs… and 5/5 without any doubt.

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Swati Kanitkar said

I appreciate your compliments.Thank you Unnikrishnan

Swati.
www.swatimusic.com

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Raghu Kedar said

Hi Swati,
Uttam! Well sung! You have put your soul into this one – my preferred way of commenting. The first Marathi song I have heard on this site. Maybe because I became active just two weeks ago. Why only this one Marathi song? Do post some Lata/Asha-ji number. Babuji is my favorite Marathi voice. I have just posted a Babuji song that similarly urges a ‘paakhru’…. Take a moment to listen in to

Aakashi jhep ghe re paakhara

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Sudha Kumar said

Hi Swati,
BhaN BhaN kariti tumcha gaaNi! Enjoyed your soulful rendition in every way – you’ve evoked such beautiful feelings…
5/5 and to my favs,
-Sudha
Do listen to my latest uploads
Gagan Sadan Tejomaya

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Swati Kanitkar said

Thank you Sudha :)
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Murali

Murali Venkatraman said

I need some help from you collect some gems of Sudhir Phadke. Whatever I have heard off him till now have been outstanding.

Excellently rendered. Needless to say.

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Uthra said

Swati:
What a voice! Enjoyed it.

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Dr. daniel Paul said

Ms. Swati – Beautiful singing. Needless to write as your singing speaks a lot.
Take a 5 from me. God Bless You.

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Anshul P said

Khara Khup Chan ……vilambit taal Barobar khup chan ani Calmley mhantala ……very good high Pitch aloso …really good one ……

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Nitin Kulkarni said

khup chhan swati…. kay bolu ani….


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