Mann Mohana Lyrics
Tum bin paun kaise chaina
Tarsu tumhi ko din rain
Chodke apne kashi mathura
Aake basao more nain
O winner of the heart, Lord Krishna, please listen. How can I possibly find peace without you?
It is you that I look for, day and night. Leaving Varanasi and Mathura, come and reside in my eyes.
WORD- Kanha: Name for Lord Krishna, Chain: Peace, Din rain: Day and night, Kashi: Varanasi.
FACT - Man Mohana means "Winner of the heart." One of Krishna's names.
Ek pal andhiyara chhaye
Mann kyun na ghabraye
Kaise na ghabraye
Mann jo koi dohraaha
Apni rahon mein paaye
Kaun disha jaye
Tum bin kaun samjhaye
One moment there is light, and in another darkness takes over. Why will the heart not be nervous? How can it not be nervous?
When the heart spots a crossroad, which direction should it venture towards? Who will explain this, if not you?
WORD- Ujiraya: Light, Andhiyara: Darkness, Dohraaha: Crossroad, Disha: Direction.
Radha tumhri daasi
Darshan ko hai pyaasi
Shaam salone nand lala krishna banwari
Tumri chab hai nyari
Mein toh hoon tan man hari
O creator of Raas, the resident of Gokul, Radha is your devotee. She is longing for you to appear.
O the son of Nand! The forest dweller, Krishna. Your style is beautiful. I have lost my body and heart to you.
WORD - Basi: Resident, Rachiyan: Creator, Daasi: Devotee, Salone: Dark-complexioned, Banwari: Forest dweller, Chab: Style.
FACT - Raas mentioned in line 1 is a dance form where Krishna dances with Radha and her friends. It starts when one hears the melody of the flute.
Ismein mann ki naiyaa doobe kabhi tar jaye
Tum na Khewaiya ho to koi tat kaise paaye
Toh tumri sharan aaye
Life is a river that flows in waves. In it, sometimes the boat of heart sinks, and sometimes it floats.
If you are not the rower, then how will we find the shore? Whenever the oar gets stuck, it comes seeking your refuge.
WORD- Nadiya: River, Naiyaa: Boat, Khewaiya: Rower, Tat: Shore, Sharan: Refuge.
Tumhara yeh mera jeevan
Tumko hi dekhon main
Dekhun koi darpan
Bansi ban jaungi in hooton ki ho jaungi
In sapno se jalthal
Hai mera maan angan
I am yours, and this life of mine is yours. Whenever I look in a mirror, it is you that I see.
I’ll become a flute, and I shall belong to your lips. My courtyard is full of such dreams. Anxious, she seeks guidance about her future in this moment.
WORD - Jeevan: Life, Darpan: Mirror.
FACT - Bansi means Flute. An instrument of Lord Krishna. The Flute symbolises the dissolving of the ego.
It is empty inside and hence is able to embrace the melodies. Like the Flute, Krishna learnt that humans too ought to dissolve their ego and empty their minds to truly embrace life and all it's new experiences.