આજ તો એવું થાય ! – દેવજી રા. મોઢા

 

આજ તો એવું થાય :
વનરાવનને મારગ મને માધવ મળી જાય !
                                                
સેંથડે મેં તો સિંદૂર પૂર્યાં, આંખમાં આંજી મેશ,
સોળ સજ્યા શણગાર મેં અંગે, નવલા ધર્યા વેશ;
ઓરતો મને એક જ હવે અંતર રહી જાય :
વનરાવનને મારગ મને…..
                                        
મોતી ભરેલી હીર-ઈંઢોણી, મહીનું માથે માટ,
રોજની ટૂંકી આજ મને કાં લાગતી લાંબી વાટ ?
વેચવા જઉં મહીડાં, મારા થંભતા જતા પાય :
વનરાવનને મારગ મને…..

બેય બાજુથી ઝાડ ઝૂકીને કરતાં ચામર-ઢોળ,
ઉરમાં વ્યાપ્યો આજ અજંપો, ચિત્ત ચડ્યું ચકડોળ;
ખખડે સૂકાં પાન-શું એમાં વાંસળી કોઈ વાય ?
વનરાવનને મારગ મને…..

અણુ અણુમાં ઝંખના જાગી, લાગી એક જ લેહ,
ચિત્તનું ચાતક ચાહતું કેવળ મોંઘો માધવ-મેહ;
પ્રાણ-પપીહો ‘પિયુ પિયુ’નું ગીત પુકારી ગાય !
વનરાવનને મારગ મને……

નેણ ભરીને નીરખ્યા કરું, સાંભળ્યા કરું સૂર,
ઊડીએ એવું ગગન જે હો જગથી ઝાઝું દૂર;
જહીં ન ઓલ્યો વિરહ કેરો વાયરો પછી વાય:
વનરાવનને મારગ મને માધવ મળી  જાય !
આજ તો એવું થાય….

16 thoughts on “આજ તો એવું થાય ! – દેવજી રા. મોઢા

  1. Kumi

    આ ગીત ઘણા સમય પહેલા (૧૯૭૫મા) આકાશવાણીના અમદાવાદ કેન્દ્ર ઉપર સામ્ભળેલુ – ફરી તમે એ ગીત અને એ સમયની યાદ તાજી કરી

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  2. Aniruddha Thakar

    Hi Jayshree
    Jai Shri Krishna!
    Enjoyed this Krishna Geet in the computer lingo.
    Contemporary Gujarati poets are becoming creative. Hope to see more variety with good substance through Tahuko. Best Wishes…..

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  3. kumi

    જય્શ્રેી – આ ગેીત ઔદિઓ શોધવા પ્રયત્ન કરશો?
    થન્ક્સ્

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  4. Pragna Ravaliya

    આ સુન્દર િત માર્રા દ્દાદા નિ રચના ચ્હે.

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  5. Khimesh Thanki

    Jayshree,
    Tamne khabar nahi hoy parantu aava geeto
    to devjibhai a ghana lakhya chhe ,
    Shree Devjibhai na 9(nav) kavya sanhgraho chhe, badha me vanchya chhe.
    Varso pahela jyare chandrakant Topivala Porbandar ma hata tyare “Aamasna geeto no karyakram yojato ane Devjibhai na geeto tema gavata.
    Shree Devjibhai j sanstha na sthapak hata te NAVAYUG VIDYALAYA ma aaj hu service karu chhu.

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  6. Vallabhdas Raichura

    Jayshreeben:
    Pujya Devjibhai Ramjibhai Modha was one of the founders and the first Principal of legendary educational institution viz.Navyug Vidyalaya,Porbandar and was a Gandhian in true sense of the word carrying with him
    invaluable legacy of Saraswati Vidyalaya,Karachi,then part of undivided India.He was a poet par excellence and was at ease in the company of erudite people of his times.It was my singular fortune that I learnt under his tutelage the nuances of Gujarati,English and Sanskrut languages over which his command was just majestic.
    This command he employed with great advantage to sway his listeners to mirth or tears as was his effortless wont.

    Vallabhdas Raichura

    North Potomac: August 28,2011.

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  7. Rashmin Dattani

    This was ofcourse by Shri Devjibhai Modha- a great teacher and principle of Navyug Vidhyalaya Porbandar. I had a priviledge to under his guidence from 1968 to 1974. As Mr Raichura has mentioned above he was a true Gandhian.
    But the reason to write here is very different. After passing my SSC I went to Baroda for further studies and used to write on every anniversary of Navyug’s existence. Once I wrote ‘Asar bhantar ni chhe ke sau sishtachar mange chhe, nutan sargen ni navi drashti nava achhar mange chee, vyakti ke mohabat ni nathi kimmat, samay ni baliharrichhe batha kaldar mange chhe’. My cousin told me he read this letter in the prarthana sabha and said this boy does not know but this is my own creation. It was only after I finished my studies at Navyug that I came to know he was very great poet too. I then made attempt to go through his some of the work. We saluter you sir.

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  8. Rashmin Dattani

    I also want to let everyone know that I have recently started a facebook page Navyug Vidhyalay for all the students who studied there to write the comments relating to Devjibhai Modha or anything relating to The school if they so wish.

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  9. kirit

    I too am a Navyug student from 1962-1970. Devjubhai was a unique personality. He was teacher par excellence in Gujarati, english and sanskrit. A true gandhian and a strict disciplined.

    It was a pleasure to be in his school. I have been looking at his poems all around specially AKASHI BHOY PAR KONE AA ADKHI , RANG BHARI DALHI…….

    His poems were given musical soul by a blind music teacher Rajubhai.
    If any one has got any idea of Devjubhai’s daughter Varsha please let me know.

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  10. Rashmin Dattani

    મારી પાસે દેવજીભાઇ ના પરીવાર વિષે વધારે માહિતી નથી. છતા ચિત્રલેખા સામાયીકમા તેમનો ભત્રિજો નિખીલ સંકળાયેલો.ત્યાંથી કોઈ માહિતી કદાચ મળી જાય

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  11. Dr. R.Mehta

    I was a student also and graduated in 1971 from Navyug,Porbandar
    I have strong memory of learning Sanskrit in his classes.
    Also remember intercom system in each class and he used to read Geeta and other prayers.

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