Saraswati Maa Bhajan

The word “bhajan” has been coined from Sanskrit word “bhaj” which means to share, to belong to, partake, divide or participate. The word even means devotion for, attachment, fondness for, faith or love, homage, worship, piety towards something as a religious or spiritual principle or as salvation.Bhajans have no set of rules but have beautiful lyrics and belongs to a music genre that developed during the Bhakti movement. Legendary epics, scriptures, teachings of great saints and devotion towards a deity are the popular subjects of these bhajans. They are sung in groups with a lead singer and is accompanied with dancing and music. They are sung in the open, under a tree, at home, in temples, by a river bank and a historical place. They have a historical root and can be traced back to the Vedic era. They are devotional songs without literal meaning but triggers emotional feeling and bring solace, peace and bliss to a devotee. Saraswati Maa Bhajan is a devotional song in regional language, accompanied with music sung in praise of Goddess Saraswati.

Popular lyrics from Saraswati Maa Bhajan:

“Sur ke devi Saraswati maa, Sur ka gyan sikade maa Hai andhiyara is hridai me, (Sur ka deep jalade maa)

Reet na jaanu, geet na jaanu, preetu mai jaanu charano ke Gyan nahi agyani hu mai, sachiraag dikade maa Hai andhiyara is hridai me…

Saas tumhi, awaaz tumhi ho, laaj tumhi bas rakh le naa Tere charan sharan aaya hu, pag ki dhool banade maa Hai andhiyara is hridai me…

Pujan archan, vandan sab kuch, shabda suman arpan mata Prema akela beta tumhi, kar varada hast sweekaro maa Hai andhiyara is hridai me”…