Mogara Phulala - Marathi Abhang

Lyrics & Chords

Thought would revive my music (singing/listening). Recently found the karaoke track of a marathi song that I sang on stage last september so decided to record and post it. The song is an Abhang (devotional poetry) by Sant Dyaneshwar set to tune by Hridaynath Mangeshkar and sung by Lata ji. The lyrics can be interpreted in various ways. Being a non-marathi speaker, I relied on this youtube link for trying to understand the meaning of the abhang. It is indeed so beautiful. So here goes my attempt.

Song: Mogara Fulala
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: Hridaynath Mangeshkar



Harish said

Wow, Nandita ji! Glad to see you back after such a long time. This community has been poorer because of your absence. Now that you are back, I am hopeful you will stay.

Coming to the abhang, sung very beautifully with bhakti. I know how difficult it is to sing Lata/HM combo songs!
Din Dhal Jaaye


Saroj Nair said

very beautiful song and well sung Nandita :)


Sarada Pro user said

Felt nice hearing your voice after such a long time. Very pleasant listen, Nandita! Please keep singing and treating like this, always :)


Sudha Kumar (back to listen to all of you..) said

Very soothing rendition in your beautiful voice, Nandita… Just noticed you last upload was a year back, you beat my standards of inactivity hollow! Please sing and upload more. :-)
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. "
- Nelson Mandela


Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

I remember this haunting song….loved your rendition Nandita. You should sing and post more often….beautiful rendition ….loved it !!
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Adwait Ranade Pro user said

What a way to make a come back, Nandita! Super song selection and superb singing. This HM composition and Sant Dnyaneshwar ji’s soulful poetry demands mastery over notes and expressions and you have excelled in both areas as usual.
The track is missing the HM signature flute in interludes but your soulful singing made up for it :)

ps: I have not come across better translation that the link you gave above. Kudos to your interest, research and efforts to bring out the nuances so well in your rendition. Who will believe you to be a non-Marathi speaking person?
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom. Music is nothing if audience is deaf – Walter Lippmann


Nandita said

HK ji – Thanks. Will try to be more active.
Saroj – Thanks. I also really like this song :).
Sarada – Thanks. Glad you liked it.
Paras – You have a good memory :). Am happy you liked this effort.
Sudha – Thanks Sudha. Hope your level of inactivity decreases. As I am looking forward to atleast listening more if not recording :).
Harshan – Thanks. Glad you loved it and it made its way to your fav list. Will try to sing more often.
Adwait – Thanks a lot for liking and fav’ting it. Am glad you liked the link as well. Coming to the non-marathi part – I shouldn’t take a lot of credit for the diction :). Was in mumbai for 20 years. Never formally learnt marathi in school so cannot speak the language at all. However am able to understand around 60% of the language (i.e. the simple kasa kay types not the complicated poetry etc. :)).


Prashant Joshi said

Very well sung Nandita. You have a classic voice. I like Hridaynath Mangeshkar’s music very much.
“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”
Prashant Joshi

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