This Sunday morning, I’m enjoying listening to one of my favourite bhajans (soulful Hindu devotional songs). Perfect for a rainy monsoon Sunday, it’s both wonderfully soothing and uplifting.
The song is called Tumhare Darshan ki Bela by Deva Premal. I was surprised to discover that she is in fact a German woman, born to a mystic/artist father and a musically talented mother. By the time she was five years old, she was already chanting the Gayatri Mantra daily. Her voice is incredibly haunting.
Apparently, Tumhare Darshan was taught to Deva by renowned Indian musician Manish Vyas. It’s a beautiful song that celebrates being in God’s presence. It’s particularly special for me because I discovered it while living in Manali three years ago. It brings back cherished memories of fresh air and mountains.
Here are the lyrics.
“Tumare darshan ki bela, ye mausam raas rachane ka”
The season has arrived where I will finally see you and dance with you.
“Liye ullas ki sanse, samay masti me jine ka”
With the breathing in of joy, it is time to live in bliss.
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