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Khwajababa - Shantanu moitra feat Bonnie Chakravarty & Pranav Biswas, Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2



A long time ago, in Bengal and the regions around, there were two sects that existed. The Mahawats believed in celebrations through song & dance and idol-worship; and the Shariyats believed that prayer through song & dance was disrespectful. Shantanu was intrigued by this rift and decided to make this theme a part of his set.

This song was suggested by Bonnie Chakravarthy's as Shantanu wanted to do something really traditional, about a side of Bengal that people had forgotten. Bonnie sings the song Baul-style which sets the perfect tone for its treatment & arrangement.

Credits:

Composer: Abul sarkar boyati with additional parts by Shantanu Moitra
Producer: Shantanu Moitra
Language: Bengali
Lyrics: Traditional Lyrics
Vocals: Bonnie Chakravarty & Pranav Biswas
Drums: Darbuka Siva
Keys: Aman Nath
Keys: Daniel B George
Bass: Brennon Denfer
Guitar: Shantanu Moitra
Guitar: Ankur Mukherjee
Guitar: Shubham Moitra
Percussion: Franco Vaz
Saxophone: Shirish Malhotra
Backing Vocalist: Rajdeep Chatterjee
Backing Vocalist: Ankush Chakraborty
Backing Vocalist: Meghodeepa Gangopadhyay
Backing Vocalist: Mirande Rajeev Shah
Recorded by: Steve Fitzmaurice, Ashish Manchanda (Flying Carpet Productions, Mumbai), assisted by Thorsten Muller
Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice at the Pierce Rooms, London
Mastered by Bunt Stafford Clark at the Pierce Rooms, London

Lyrics:
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba,
geye chilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba
geye chilen nobeer guno gaan

Ek din abar bodopeere
daakiye koy Khajare
baba tor bodon keno eto moleen
Ekdin alar bodopeere
daakiye koy Khajare
baba tor bodon keno eto moleen
Peerere koye Khajare din jaye onahare
Khaja koye peerere din jaye onahare
Ruherer khoraq shama qawwali gaan

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba
geye chilen nobeer guno gaan
Geye chilen nobeer guno gaan

Peerer haathe laathi diya
Zomi tare loye thamaiyya
Daan haath uppore koira
Thekaillo aashman
Peerer haathe laathi diya
Zomi tare loye thamaiyya
Daan haath uppore koira
Thekaillo aashman
Peere koi allah-e-allah
La-illaha-illelah
Peere koi allah-e-allah
La-illaha-illelah
Hoye jaey fanaa filla
Roohe qurbaan

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba
Geye chilen nobeer guno gaan
Geye chilen nobeer guno gaan

Gaan amar ishqer gaanjaa
Gaile hoye ruhu taaja
Na gaile paey shajaa
Banchena praan
Gaan amar ishqer gaanjaa
Gaile hoye ruhu taaja
Na gaile paey shajaa
Banchena praan

Aabil koy ei gaane
Aasheq hole mashek mile
Aabil koy ei gaane
Aasheq hole mashek mile
Aasheq mashek-e-mile
Shuddho kore parn

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Geychilen nobeer guno gaan

Magan magan tan man dhan hari gun gao re
San san san sanana sanana basuri bajao re
Magan magan tan man dhan hari gun gao re
San san san sanana sanana basuri bajao re
Marhaba hoye marhaba ho khwaja marhaba
Marhaba hoye marhaba ho khwaja marhaba
Gao prabhu gaan gun gao re gun gao re

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
geychilen nobeer guno gaan

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba

Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
Khwaja Baba Khwaja Baba
Marhaba Marhaba geychilen nobeer guno gaan
geychilen nobeer guno gaan
geychilen nobeer guno gaan !

Meaning:

A beautiful traditional sufi praise for the workings of a great Sufi Saint, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishty. A spiritual healer, Khwaja Baba was known for prayers through his spiritual songs and soulful music. He being an Enlightened Soul used these lyrical strings to pray and connect to the Almighty.
Song mentions a very touching conversation between an elder Peer and Khwaja. Peer enquires about Khwaja's frail state of the body, Khwaja beautifully responds by explaining that the love of The Almighty keeps his soul satiated, and thus he loses track of time.
Song moves forward to explain the workings of The Almighty...as to how he appoints Peers, to be his representatives on earth. How they uphold the light of his eternal truth and spread his messages to the earthly beings and how these enlightened souls beautifully connect heaven and earth, sacrificing their entire lives for the well being of humanity.
Khwaja reiterates the fact that, his songs are intoxication of divine love...and if this true love is not understood and pursued, life becomes an uphill task.

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