Tag Archives: God

For my Elephant Lord

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The festival I wait every year, from the preparation of modaks (an Indian sweet)to those numerous invitations, to visit individual friends and families as we come together to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi (Festival of Lord Ganesha).

Since 22 years on the streets of Mumbai,India I have been roaming around visiting places, houses, halls and meeting my favourite Lord. His divine presence for 11 days completely changes the atmosphere. The dance, the music, the cheer, the excitement  and the chants all at once..it’s a different ambience..you won’t find at any other place.

Since the last two years I have been voided of this, since I changed geography and came to the land of dreams, missing him who made my dreams true…Today I am happy and silent; happy coz my nation is celebrating Lord’s arrival sending me pics on various social media, of Ganesha idols and silent coz I am not a part of that fun.. whatever the case may be I know he is always there with me helping me across seven oceans and blessing me everyday like he did in the earlier years…

 

You came, you saw you conquered our hearts,

We pray, we live, on your strength to never fall apart.

You remove all the obstacles and make us believe in your love and power,

Hey Ganesha hey Vinakaya, your name is always mightier.

With love in eyes and prayers in heart, I bow to you hey Ganarayaa

Crossing all oceans and sitting on eagle ata USA la pan luvkar yaaa, Ganapati Bappa Moryaa..!!

(Ata USA la pan lukar ya= Do come fast to USA as well)

 

-Viraj Lele

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Inhi rahoon par.. (On this path..)

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(**Translation available)

Chalte ja rahe the un raho par,

kabhi jinhe piche chod aye the,

har mode jo nayi rah thi pehle,

aaj ek fasana ban gaya hai.

 

 

Jo nazar me na aye use toh dekha nahi jata,

lekin koi nazare churaye toh lakh dhunde nahi dikhta.

Kehne ko labzz hai magar woh nnahi jinhe kahe,

agar aa jaye woh pass toh labzz bhi kam pad jaye.

 

 

Jise dekhte hi ye ankhe khil uthti thi hamesha,

aaj unhi se nazare chura rahi hai apni hi ichha.

Kya gum hai unme unhe hi khabar,

aaj hume batane me itrati hai

agar puch lo unhe zara dantkar,

toh apne aap bhar ati hai.

 

 

Jis gali se guzre toh parchaye tumhari lipati thi,

aaj unhi rahoon ne hume parchaiyoonse begana kar dia.

Kya kami thi hamare pyaar me joh aap samajh na paye,

hum toh hume hi koste rahe ke hum unhe samjha na paye.

 

 

Kab tak yun ghumte rahe inhi benakab rahoon me,

age bade ja rahe hai hum apne hi khwaboon me.

Jo mil jaye woh, toh haseen hogi ye zindagi,

agar na bhi mil paye, toh dua me rakhenge unko.

 

 

Ye kahani hai usne likhi

aur hume banaya jiska hissa,

Aye Malik zara ye toh bata de

age kaun khatam karega ye adhura kissa,

Aye Malik zara ye toh bata de

age kaun khatam karega ye adhura kissa !!

 

 

 

**Translation In English

 

Kept walking on that path,

the one which I had left long back,

Every turn which was a new path earlier

today has become the same story.

 

 

Things which eyes can’t see, cannot be caught by sight,

but if someone pretends to hide, couldn’t be caught by any might.

Have many things to tell but the person is absent,

but if she comes close then even vocals will go in absence.

 

 

On seeing whom these eyes used to lit up,

today (eyes)have turned shy, solely on thinking of her.

What pain do they carry and what is scaring them to tell,

If I ask them (eyes) annoyingly,

They start pouring again.

 

 

Walking on those path, your shadows use to hug me,

today the same street has made me a stranger to your shadows.

What flaw was there in my love which you couldn’t understand,

I kept on cursing myself, that I failed to make you understand.

 

 

Till when shall I roam around on these masked streets,

been walking ahead on this in my own weary dreams.

If we meet someday this life would be colorful,

If not in destiny, I will remember you in my prayers and be cheerful.

 

 

This story is written by him (God)

and made us its part,

O Lord please do tell me

who will complete the last part,

O Lord please do tell me

who will complete the last part !!

-Viraj Lele

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One more Prayer

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The rain stopped falling today.

All of the clouds seemed to have gone away.

The sun shone bright and clear;

The dew sparkled with glistening, radiant cheer.

Upon each flower, a smile and a touch of laughter appeared.

A song came singing amidst the wind so cool and calm,

Making me remind the view of the pristine palm.

Why then Lord, do I feel such despair?

Feeling overloaded with worldly cares?

Why then O Lord, are my eyes filled with much sorrow and tears?

My heart aches for comfort,

My mind for peaceful refuge through the power of prayer.

Though I have perceived all the beauty around me,

My spirit cries out loudly;

“O Lord I am empty and bare.”

Hoping to hear your sweet voice once again,

I plead in travail.

“Lord cleanse me from all my sins,

and let your Divine light enter in;

Remember me, as I Remember you,

Make me pure and sweet as you.”

Your sweet, forgiving love flows like a river.

Breaking all the barriers of my lonely fear.

Always be with me and hold my soft hands,

So that I can sleep peaceful, on thy shoulder Dear !!

-Viraj Lele

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Sense of HOLY touch…

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Castles shine on the way uphill,

Stars gracing the sloppy mill,

There came this sound from amongst the hill,

Which shook me over in the daisy grill.

With hard to describe what’s in the mind,

I thought it must have been the person in staying in sill.

The chilling weather kept me freezed,

unable to think I was left in geez.

Those surprising expressions were caught on sight by a

person standing in the Holy light.

Coming closer I felt his sense ;

As if God had come with his Holy presence.

Deeply whispering in my little ears,

It was my God saying cheers.

The sound reverberated in my ears,

His Holy touch on my forehead left me in Joyful tears.

With that happy moment I continued my way,

This time with clear perseverance and a pleasant gay !!

-Viraj Lele