Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti
Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti
Shendur Lal Chadhayo (शेंदूर लल चढ़य) is a popular Hindi devotional song (aarti) sung in praise of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success. The song is usually performed during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, which celebrates the birthday of Ganesha. The song describes the appearance and attributes of Ganesha, and expresses devotion and gratitude to him.
Origin and Meaning of Shendur Lal Chadhayo
The origin of Shendur Lal Chadhayo is not clear, but it is believed to be a traditional song that has been passed down for generations. The song is composed in a simple and catchy tune that is easy to sing along. The lyrics are mostly in Hindi, with some words from Marathi and Sanskrit.
The title of the song, Shendur Lal Chadhayo, means "apply red vermilion on the forehead". Vermilion (shendur or sindoor) is a red powder that is used as a cosmetic and a religious symbol in Hinduism. It is applied on the forehead of deities and devotees as a sign of honor, devotion, and auspiciousness. Vermilion is also associated with the color of blood, which represents life and vitality. In the song, applying vermilion on Ganesha's forehead is a way of showing respect and love to him.
The rest of the song describes various aspects of Ganesha's appearance and personality, such as his elephant head, his trunk, his ears, his eyes, his tusk, his belly, his hands, his feet, his clothes, his ornaments, his vehicle (mouse), his consort (Siddhi), his parents (Shiva and Parvati), his names, his mantras, and his blessings. The song also praises Ganesha as the lord of wisdom, wealth, happiness, success, and all auspicious things. The song ends with a prayer to Ganesha to accept the offerings and worship of the devotees.
Lyrics and Translation of Shendur Lal Chadhayo
Here are the lyrics and translation of Shendur Lal Chadhayo:
Shendur lal chadhayo achchha gajamukh ko शेंदूर लल चढ़य अच्छ गजमुख क Apply red vermilion on the good elephant-faced one Dondil lal biraje sut gaurihar ko दंदल लल बरजे सुत गरहर क The red vermilion shines on the son of Gauri (Parvati) and Hari (Shiva) Haath liye gud laddu sai survar ko हथ लए गुडलद्दु संई सुरवर क In his hands he holds jaggery balls (a sweet), he is the lord of gods Mahima kahe na jay lagat hu pad ko महम कहे न जय लगत हूं पद क His glory cannot be described by touching his feet Jai dev jai dev जय देव जय देव Hail to the god, hail to the god Jai jai shri ganraj vidya sukhdata जय जय श्र गणरज वद्य सुखदत Hail to the lord of ganas (followers), the giver of knowledge and happiness Dhanya tumharo darshan mera mann ramta धन्य तुम्हर दर्शन मेर मन रमत Blessed is your sight, my mind rejoices Jai dev jai dev जय देव जय देव Hail to the god, hail to the god Bhavbhagat se koi sharanagat aave भवभगत से कई शरणगत आवे Whoever comes to you with devotion and faith Santati sampati sabhi bharpoor pave संतत संपत्त सबह भरपूर पवे He gets offspring and wealth in abundance Aise tum maharaj moko ati bhave ऐसे तुम महरज मक अत भवे Such are you, O king, you please me very much Gosavinandan nishidin gun gave गसवनन्दन नशदन गुण गवे The son of Gauri, day and night I sing your virtues Jai dev jai dev जय देव जय देव Hail to the god, hail to the god Jai jai shri ganraj vidya sukhdata जय जय श्र गणरज वद्य सुखदत Hail to the lord of ganas, the giver of knowledge and happiness Dhanya tumharo darshan mera mann ramta धन्य तुम्हर दर्शन मेर मन रमत Blessed is your sight, my mind rejoices Jai dev jai dev जय देव जय देव Hail to the god, hail to the god
How to Perform Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti
Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti is usually performed after the installation of the idol of Ganesha in the home or temple, and before the immersion of the idol in water. The aarti is also performed every day during the ten-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The aarti is performed by lighting a lamp or a candle and waving it in front of the idol of Ganesha, while singing or playing the song. The devotees also offer flowers, incense, sweets, fruits, and other items to Ganesha. The aarti is a way of expressing gratitude and love to Ganesha, and seeking his blessings for success and happiness.
Benefits of Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti
Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti is believed to have many benefits for the devotees who perform it with sincerity and devotion. Some of the benefits are:
It removes obstacles and difficulties from one's life.
It increases wisdom and intelligence.
It attracts wealth and prosperity.
It brings peace and joy to one's mind and heart.
It enhances one's faith and devotion to Ganesha.
It protects one from evil influences and negative energies.
Videos of Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti
Here are some videos of Shendur Lal Chadhayo Ganesh Aarti that you can watch and listen to:
[Shendur Lal Chadhayo Achchha Gajmukhko - Ganesh Aarti Ganpati Songs Sindur Lal Chadayo]
[Shendur Laal Chadhaayo - Ganpati Aarti With Lyrics - Ganesh Chaturthi Songs Ganesh Chaturthi 2020]
[Shendur Laal Chadhaayo - Ganpati Aarti With Lyrics Ganesh Chaturthi Special]