Friday, 8 January 2016

Ek Radha Ek Meera

Here's a song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song is about the love that Radha and Meera had for Krishna. It is one of the most beautiful songs I've heard! The poet tries to find the difference between the love that they had for Krishna. (Do play the song as you read...) Here's what he says-

Radha and Meera both loved Krishna deeply,
but what do you think is the difference between their love?
One was desperate for his love and the other for his physical presence.

Radha searched for him in the fragrant gardens,
Meera found him in her heart,
Radha lost her Govind,
but Meera found his hand in hers,
one was mesmerised by his  flute,
the other mesmerised him with her anklet,
one was left wounded in his love
the other left maddened in love,
do you understand the difference in the way they loved?
one loved his face,
the other his image in her heart.

Meera's lord was Giridhar,
Radha's was ManMohan,
While Radha was busy beautifying herself,
Meera became an ardent devotee,
One became a queen,
while the other a humble servant,
But both thirsted for the love of their Hari,
Do you understand the difference in their contentment?
One never recognised what she gained,
One never accepted that she lost him.

That is the difference between the way they loved!