Tuesday, February 13, 2007

ज़य जयति भारत भारती !


The "kavi - sammelan" / "poetry recital" @ the Indian Counsulate/ Bharatiya Dootawas , last Fri /( 9th Feb. )
went off very well --


I was invited as the Mukhya Atithi / chief Guest ! Yes !!
I was overwhelmed by this kind gesture by Dr JayRamanji who is the Chancellor of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan NY shakha !
Just before the Kavi Sammelan began, Smt. Ambalika Mishraji took me aside & taped a short Radio Interview on the poem i wished to recite
Ambalika ji had met my Papa, @ Jammu as a young girl & worked for AIR ( btw the name Aakashwani, Hawa Mahal, Manjusha, Man Chahe Geet , Gajra, Bandan -vaar are all given to the various programmes of Vividh Bharti by Papa ji the poet par excellance - Pandit Narendra Sharma in his younger days ) & Ambalika ji now works for UN - Hindi News Services & also for a NY Radio show.
I met lotss of very prominent people --
like Dr Swadesh Ranaji, who recited a beautiful Urdu gazal of hers, Dr Anjana Sandheer who sings like a professional singer & has learnt classical music from Banne Nawab Khaan saab ?
( i think ...but will ask the name once again to her, next time we chat ) , She teaches Hindi @ the prestigeous IVY league Columbia Uni no less !!
My My !!

Poetess ( who teaches HINDI @ YALE ) Shree Seema Khurana a pretty Lady with a sweet smile & equally sweet voice read her 2/3 poems
-- Rajni & Anoop Bhargava ji both excellent Hindi poets , kindly hosted us ( Me & Deepak ) & spoke
modern , meaningful poems --
Dr.Bindeshwari Aggarwal ji also teaches Hindi @ NYU
-- & many many others --

They gave me Geeta Gyaneshwari's translation from Marathi to Hindi by --
Dr.Shreemati Urmila Jaamdar
( I'm looking forward to reading that )

this book was a gift handed to me in front of 3 TV channel cameras by the Counsuel General for Education , a sweet & shy young lady named Reenat Sidhdhu !

I was the 4 th poet invited n recited a Ganesh shloka in sanskrit - -
" वक्रतुँड महाकाय सूर्यकोटि समप्रभ

निर्विघ्नँ कुरु मे देव शुभ कार्येषु सर्वदा "

" then i recited a short " Bharat Rastra vandana "

--- which was liked by all -- the words are so pure & awe inspiring -- listen : ~~

ज़य जयति भारत भारती ,
ज़य जयति भारत भारती !

अकलँक श्वेत सरोज पर वह ज्योति देह विराजती !

ज़य जयति भारत भारती,
ज़य जयति भारत भारती !
नभनील वीणा स्वरमयी
रविचँद्र दो ज्योतिर्कलश
है गूँज गँगा ज्ञानकी
अनुगूँज मेँ शाश्वत सुयश
हर बार हर झँकार मेँ
आलोक नव्य निखारती !
ज़य जयति भारत भारती !
ज़य जयति भारत भारती !

हो देश की भू उर्वरा,
हर शब्द ज्योतिर्कण बनेँ,
वरदान दो माँ भारती ,
जो अग्नि भी चँदन बने !
शत नयन दीपक बाल,
भारत भूमि करती आरती!
ज़य जयति भारत भारती
ज़य जयति भारत भारती !

रचियता: स्व.पँडित नरेन्द्र शर्मा प्रेषक: लावण्या
( here is the link )


http://www.anubhuti-hindi.org/sankalan/mera_bharat/mera_bharat08.htm

then I recited a Hindi poem of mine:
( written on: April.10.1989 )

" Mera Bharat pyara "

" हम भारतीय जन मन मेँ
कहीँ गँगा छिपी हुई है !
-आत्मा मेँ श्री राम हैँ
श्रीमुख पे सीता माँ की छाँव है !
है बाजुओँ मेँ श्री, लक्ष्मण
नयनोँ मेँ श्याम -कृष्ण हैँ
अधरोँ पे श्री राधिका है
कानोँ मेँ शिव -स्वर्ण हैँ !
माटी की है फिर भी काया,
चँदन सा सुगँधित काष्ठ है
बहती है श्वास बनकर,
मलयानील सुरभी- सी !
रात्रि मेँ थका हुआ लहू ही,
बन जाता है यमुना जल,
दीर्घ बन कर के शिराएँ
बस जाती ये घाटीयाँ !

हैँ उच्च आकाँक्षाएँ ,
हिमगिरि सी विध्यमान,
बने विँध्याचल -सुमेरु,
कटी मेखला समान !
पाँवोँ को पखारते हैँ,
त्रिविध वर्ण सागर,
रत्नाकर के रत्न सारे,
निछावर,माँ, तेरे पग पर!

माँ भारती मेरी प्यारी !
हे अम्बिके, भवानी !
हे वीर प्रसविनी - माँ
हे, जगदानन्दायिनी, तारिणी!
हे माँ, तुझे शत नमन है!
शारदा, सुषमा मनविहारिणी !
हे लक्ष्मी -पति की प्यारी ,
हे पृथा पुण्य शालिनी माँ !
तुझे शत नमन है ~
तुझे शत नमन है ~
तुझे शत नमन है ~

रचनाकार: लावण्या


& a love -- poem of papa

--- " aaj ke bichude na jane kab milenge" -- link to read it is here ,

I was glad to hear the applause & approval by the august audience & i was teary eyed when Dr Jay Ramanji told me next morning that, " Tumne apne Pitaji ka naam roshan ker diya"
mujhe santosh hai ki meri , Pitru - Bhakti sweekar ho gayee !
aur Meri maati ne apne UDGAM ko Pranaam kiye !
Bharat Maa ko Shat shat Pranaam !

15 Comments:

Blogger Harshad Jangla said...

Lavanyaji
Shat Shat Abhinandan for achiving this kind of honor. You have really preserved the name of Papaji.Well done!
-Harshad Jangla
Atlanta, USA

12:33 PM  
Blogger Divine India said...

Hello Madam,
than's really a wonderfull experience...i hv no word to comment on this...!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Divine India said...

Madam,
मैने नारद और चिट्ठाकार ग्रुप पर आग्रह पत्र दे दिया है आपका नाम उसमें जरुर आ जाएगा…

12:34 PM  
Blogger Pankaj Bengani said...

स्वागत!


जय माँ भारती

7:34 PM  
Blogger Divine India said...

Hello Madam,
नारद जी को दिया आग्रह पत्र का जवाब आ गया है आप नियम आदि को पढ़कर नीचे दिये लिंक पर जाकर नामांकन कर लें--
http://narad.akshargram.com/register/
धन्यवाद!

9:33 PM  
Blogger antarman said...

Harshad ji,
Punah: punah: dhanyawaad --
My strong impulse has always been to walk in the foot steps of my Father whom I respect & revere !
Aapka sneh banaye rakhiyega...
sa sneh,
L

9:07 AM  
Blogger antarman said...

Diyabh ji,
yes, it was a first time experience - for me -
before this I'd recited 2 poems @ our local Hindu Mandir - for Mrs Renu Rajwanshee Gupta's Hindi book innauguration where Dr Jayramanji heard me -- he was amazed as the last time he had seen me was a young girl , living @ my papa's home , many moons ago !
He calls Papaji's home " Hindi Sahitya ka Tirth -Sththan " in Bambai ----
thought to share this with you -- rgds,
L

9:11 AM  
Blogger antarman said...

धन्यवाद पँकज भाई !
आप लोग तो "सिध -हस्त " हैँ !
आप मार्ग दर्शन करवाते रहियेगा आगे भी -

इसी आशा सहित,
स -स्नेह,
लावण्या

9:12 AM  
Blogger antarman said...

धन्यवाद दिव्याभ!
आगे का कार्य कर रही हूँ ~
इसी प्रकार सहयोग बना रहे ~
उस आशा सहित,
स -स्नेह,
लावण्या

9:18 AM  
Blogger अनूप भार्गव said...

Lavanya ji:

It was a pleasure to meet you and host you. We enjoyed every bit of it.
Looking forward to seeing you in July at Vishwa Hindi Sammelan.

4:49 PM  
Blogger mahesh said...

Lavanyaji,Abinandan in tons,though I am not surprised at your being the center of attraction.Talent seeks its own level.
Warm regs.
Mahesh Vasavada

7:07 PM  
Blogger antarman said...

Anoop bhai,
You are too kind --

You were the perfect HOST ! We will deffinately plan the July trip -- looking forward to that !:)

Rgds,
L

9:11 AM  
Blogger antarman said...

Vadeel Mahesh bhai,
Namaste !
Aapno, ghano - ghano , aabhar !
ane ashish ni apeksha sahit,
sadar, sa -sneh,
L

9:13 AM  
Blogger Bindu said...

yah ank bahut achaa laga.bahut bahut dhanyabad.
mahodaya mera naam Dr.Bindeshwari aggarwal hai "Dube" nahii. kripya Aggarwal likh de to mujhe khushii hogii.

namaste
Bindeshwari Aggarwal 'Bindu'

1:17 PM  
Blogger antarman said...

बिँदुजी,
भूल सुधार कर दीया है -- लिखते समय न जाने दुबे क्यूँ याद आया !
कृपया इसी तरह भूल सुधार करवाती रहेँ -
स ~ स्नेह,
लावण्या

12:31 PM  

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