Short Notes : The beautiful Shiva

Art has several dimensions and colours. The finest pieces of art, while being sources of immense joy, are products of fertile imagination. Much has been written, much more spoken about the movies of the Golden Era of Hindi films. The music has been dissected, the lyrics interpreted, actors’ performances glorified and great scenes discussed. Several of these are etched in our memory and the supreme quality of these elements are now fresh even after more than half a century. Yet, there is one dimension of art which have hardly caught the attention of the cine blogger community. This is Art in movies. There are recurrent themes in art too.

Lord Shiva is seen in many movies in his most beautiful form. He is Shankar, he is Bholenath. Lovers romance in his presence, they pour out their hearts to Him. He is witness to the merry making of festivals. This post sets out to examine a few songs with Lord Shiva as the central focus.

The visuals presented here is my humble tribute to those great creators of art. I would like the creations do the talking, hence no accompanying commentary to the selections.

O Duniya Ke Rakhwale – Baiju Bawra 

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Holi Aayee Re Kannhai – Mother India 

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Sawan Aaye Ya Na Aaye – Dil Diya Dard Liya 

phirterikahaani

Tu Hai Mera Prem Devta – Kalpana

Tuhameraprem

Saiyaan Beimaan – Guide

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Aaj Chedo Mohabbat – Son of India (Shiva is seen with Nandi facing him)

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 Mori Payal – Ram Hanuman Yudh 

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These are my selections. Do you have any of yours?

9 Comments

  1. Anu Warrier said,

    May 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Welcome back, Karthik. it’s been a long time. What an interesting theme to write about! I must confess that though I’ve seen this before, i haven’t really paid attention to it. Nor can I think of any song off the bat.🙂 But it’s been interesting to look through. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

    • June 1, 2015 at 2:36 am

      Thanks Anu! “Tum jo aao to pyar aa jaye” has a statue in dhyana. Is that Shiva or anyone else? But if it Shiva, then it is a completely different flavour.

  2. dustedoff said,

    June 1, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Like Anu, even I must admit to never having paid attention before – I am invariably too bust watching the actors to see the art, really (unless one counts this awful ‘Indian’ dance in the German film The Tiger of Eschanpore, in which Debra Paget is supposed to be a priestess of the deity ‘Sheeva’ (who is obviously female!):

    But, on a more appropriate note, one Shiva song that always appeals to me a lot – even in an art way – is Shivji bihaane chale. While Shiva, of course, is portrayed by Sachin Shankar, there are elements of Shiva-related art – the snake, the trishul, etc – which appear and lend quite a lot of atmosphere to the song, I think.🙂

  3. Anu Warrier said,

    June 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Madhu, I very nearly posted this song! Simply because this was the only one that came to mind and there as a ‘live’ Shiva in it. Then I didn’t because I thought Karthik was looking for ‘Shiva as art’ and this wasn’t that. I’m so glad you posted it here.🙂

  4. Mohan Chandra Joshi said,

    June 6, 2015 at 6:23 am

    The selection of songs by you is very nice. However, I append below a list of some more songs, which you may like to add to your Blog. This is from the collection of film songs (bhajans) by Shri Kanhya Lal Pande ji, an illustrious member of CMHF, of which you are also a member. Song’s title Name of the film Year of release. 1. Bhole naath se nirala Har Har Mahadev. 1950 2.Kankar knkar se mem poochoom -do- -do- 3. Shiv shankar bhole bhaale -do- -do- 4. Aarati karo Shankar ki. Naag Panchami 1953 5. Jaago he Mahakaal Jagadguru Shankaracharya 1955 6. Shiva Shankar mil gaye mujhe. Shiva Bhakta 1955 7. Shambho sun lo meri pukar. Svarna Sundari 1958

    I hope that you will be able to find these . songs on U Tube Yours sincerely, M.C.Joshi

  5. Mohan Chandra Joshi said,

    June 6, 2015 at 6:26 am

    The selection of songs by you is very nice. However, I append below a list of some more songs, which you may like to add to your Blog. This is from the collection of film songs (bhajans) by Shri Kanhya Lal Pande ji, an illustrious member of CMHF, of which you are also a member.
    Song’s title Name of the film Year of release.
    1. Bhole naath se nirala Har Har Mahadev. 1950
    2.Kankar knkar se mem poochoom -do- -do-
    3. Shiv shankar bhole bhaale -do- -do-
    4. Aarati karo Shankar ki. Naag Panchami 1953
    5. Jaago he Mahakaal Jagadguru Shankaracharya 1955
    6. Shiva Shankar mil gaye mujhe. Shiva Bhakta 1955
    7. Shambho sun lo meri pukar. Svarna Sundari 1958

    I hope that you will be able to find these .
    songs on U Tube
    Yours sincerely, M.C.Joshi

  6. September 2, 2015 at 7:24 am

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