Aaj Ibaadat Lyrics
Mangalam garud dhwaja ,Om jai jai om aa
Manglaaye tano Hari
The following verse is a spiritual chant dedicated to Vishnu – The supreme protector. The second line refers to Garuda – a mythical bird (vahana) and transporter of Vishnu- The phoenix is a modern day representation of Garuda. Liner three talks about Vishnu and his eyes that resemble a lotus flower. The last line mentions Hari- the 650th name of Vishnu among the 1000 names he has. A picture of Garuda below.
Rubaru ho gayi, Jo maangi thi, jo maangi thi
Uss duaa se guftagu ho gayi
Mere Maula, Mere Maula -2, Tera shukriya
Aaj ibaadat , Aaj ibaadat rubaru ho gayi
Lyricist, A.M Turaz talks about Bajirao and Mastani’s love by comparing it to some kind of otherworldly entity. Both Bajirao and Mastani are fully immersed in love and feel elevated from the world they are in. They feel like all the wishes they had have been met with and they have come face to face with spirituality. Prince, Bajirao thanks the lord for this surreal moment.
WORD- Ibaadat -Devotion, Rubaru – Face to face, Guftagu -Conversation. Maula- God/Master
Ishq ke charagon ka, Noor hai khayalon mein – 2
Nazron se teri chaak, Dil pe raffu ho gayi
When in love, you move away from all the darkness. There is light all around. Light here is a metaphor for happiness and joy. Line 3- the beauty of someone’s eyes pacifies even the worst kind of pain. When you’re torn apart and someone’s ability of sewing you up as a metaphor, explain these sentiments.
WORD- Charag – Also read as chirag means a small lamp, Noor – Bright light. Chaak – A tear, Raffu – Sewed up.
Aaj ibaadat rubaru ho gayi
Om mangalam bhagwan Vishnu, Maula
Mangalam garuda dhwaja, Mere Maula
Om mangalam pundarikaaksham, Maula
Manglaaye tano Hari, Maula
LINES EXPLAINED IN ABOVE VERSES.
TRIVIA- It took Sanjay Leela Bhansali 12 years to finally complete Bajirao Mastani. According to him, it is his dream film and he did not care how long it took as it was destined to be made.
He was inspired by Mughal -e-Azam’s music while creating the soundtrack. In an interview the filmmaker said, “MUGHAL–E–AZAM is my Geeta, it’s everything in cinema to me. K Asif is my ultimate guru in filmmaking. I have grown up watching MUGHAL–E–AZAM and it has been my wish, prayer to give a tribute to that masterpiece by entering in his zone.”