Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૫૭૪, રાગ - હિંડોળાની સામેરી
Nādbrahma pada 574, rāga - hindolā-ni sāmeri

Dhaman Bhajan Mandal (Recorded in 1971)

Dhaman Bhajan Mandal - 574 Hani Hare Savan Sud Trij A

હનિહાંરે સાવન સુદ ત્રીજ અજવાળી, બૈઠે હિંડોળે શ્યામ સંગ પ્યારી;
હનિહાંરે હિંડોળો નંદભુવન અતિ સોહે, નીરખી સુરિનર મુનિમન મોહે ... ટેક
hani-hāre sāvan sud trij aja-vāli, baithe hiňdole shyām saňg pyāri
hani-hāre hiňdolo naňda-bhuvan ati sohe, nirakhi suri-nar muni-man mohe ... repeat

સુરિનર મુનિ કો મન મોહે, ગોપી ગુણ ગાવે સહી;
વાજીંત્ર નાનાભાત બાજે, ઝુલાવે સન્મુખ રહી ... ૧
suri-nar muni ko man mohe, gopi gun gāve sahi
vājiňtra nānā-bhāta bāje, jhulāve sanmukh rahi ... 1

ચંગ ઉપંગ મૃદંગ તાલ, ઝાલર ઝીની ઝીની બાજહી;
શ્રી મંડલ રણકાર સોહે, સપ્તશુર અતિ રાજહી ... ૨
chaňg upaňg mru-daňg tāl, jhālar jhini jhini bāja-hi
shri maňdal rana-kār sohe, sapta-shur ati rāja-hi ... 2

તાન બંધન સરસ સોહે, મોહિત ગોકુલ નાથ હી;
કહેત કૃષ્ણદાસ ગિરધર, ઝુલાવે સબ સાથ હી ... ૩
tān baňdhan saras sohe, mohit gokul nāth hi
kahet krishna-dās gira-dhar, jhulāve sab sāth hi ... 3

YouTube Video(s):
1. Syadla Bhajan Mandal - September 2, 2010, Janmashtami

English Translation:
[According the Hindu Vedic Almanac (Panchaang), the month of Shravan correlates with the period from 23 July to 23 August. It is a season of monsoon in Northern India. Most of the Hindu festivities begin with Shukla Paksha* i. e. the first fortnight of the month between New Moon (Amavasya) and Full Moon (Poornima) days.

The month-long festivities of Hindola (swing or jhoola) are celebrated in Northern India. Hindola is a festival celebrated in the Hindu religion. The festival finds its origin in the streets of Vrindavan over 5000 years ago where the Gopis rocked Krishna on a decorated swing.

Ever since, to experience the divine joy of rocking Krishna in a small swing, the Hindola festival became the focus of devotion. Hindola originates from the Pushtimarg Vaishnav sect. In Pushtimarg, Hindola is made of wood, gold, silver. Each day of the month of Shraavan, the Hindola is decorated in different material such as, flowers, fruits, dry fruits, vegetables, garlands of colorful flowers made of silk (Pavitraa), rakhis, glass, jari, pearls etc. Hindola remains one of the most auspicious festivals for Pushtimarg Vaishnavs.]

0. A Gopi calls out her friends, on the third brightly shining night of Shukla Paksha* of Shravan month. Hindola festivities have already begun and Shyam (Krishna) accompanied his heartthrob is already rocking on a beautiful swing. The swing erected at the house (Bhavan) of Nand is so well decorated and divinely enchanting that irrespective of the deities and human beings and even the saints have arrived to delightedly enjoy the godly grandeur.

1. Enthralled by perceiving their most affectionate Krishna, the deities and ordinary people joyously enjoying the festivities and swaying with pleasure listening to the Gopis liltingly singing in praise of the virtues of their lovable Krishna. Different musical instruments being played evoke an environment of pleasant harmony, making all present before the God rock cheerfully.

2. With the reverberating beats of Chang (bell), Mridang (tabor or drum) and thinly delicately sounding Jhaalar the atmosphere of monsoon night has come alive, as the temple bells sound wonderfully celestial. The rhythmic singing with an accompaniment of harmonious arrangement of seven scale musical instruments evokes heavenly ambiance.

3. Evoking devotional feelings in the hearts of the devout, the tuneful notes (Taan) and singing in the praise of Gukulnath (Lord of Gokul), the poet Krishnadas says, with heavenly singing, everyone ecstatically rocks in trance.