Sindoor Lal Chadayo: A Popular Ganesh Aarti from Vaastav Movie
Sindoor Lal Chadayo is a devotional song dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and success. The song is also known as Ganesh Aarti or Shendur Lal Chadhayo. It is sung by Ravindra Sathe and composed by Jatin-Lalit for the 1999 Bollywood movie Vaastav: The Reality, starring Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar.
The song is played during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesha. The song praises the attributes and blessings of Ganesha, who is adorned with sindoor (vermilion), a red powder that symbolizes auspiciousness and devotion. The song also invokes other names and forms of Ganesha, such as Gajamukha (elephant-faced), Gosavinandan (son of Shiva and Parvati), Ganaraj (king of ganas or attendants), Vidyasukhadata (giver of knowledge and happiness), and Deva Shree Ganesha (the supreme lord of ganas).
The song has become one of the most popular Ganesh Aartis in India and abroad. It has been covered by many singers and musicians, such as Amitabh Bachchan, Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Paudwal, Ajay Gogavale, and others. The song has also been remixed and recreated in different styles and languages, such as Sindoor Lal Chadayo Song 14 by Diomempudan1974 on SoundCloud[^3^]. The song has a soothing and uplifting effect on the listeners, who join in the chorus of \"Jai Dev Jai Dev Jai Jai Ji Ganaraj\" (Glory to God, glory to God, glory to the glorious lord of ganas).
The song is a tribute to the faith and devotion of the people who worship Lord Ganesha with love and reverence. It is also a reminder of the power and grace of Ganesha, who removes all obstacles and grants all wishes to his devotees. The song is a way of expressing gratitude and joy to the benevolent and compassionate Ganesha, who is always ready to help those who seek his refuge.
The origin of Ganesh Chaturthi is not clear, but some historians trace it back to the ancient times of the Vedic period, when Ganesha was invoked as the lord of sacrifices and auspicious beginnings. [^2^] Some legends also associate the festival with the mythical king Gajanan, who was an ardent devotee of Ganesha and was blessed with his vision on the fourth day of Bhadrapada. [^3^] The festival became a public event in the late 19th century, when the Indian freedom fighter and social reformer Bal Gangadhar Tilak popularized it as a way of uniting people against the British colonial rule. He also used it as a platform to spread awareness about social and political issues. [^2^]
The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi varies across different regions and communities in India, but some common elements are the installation of clay idols of Ganesha, either at home or in public pandals, the daily worship and offerings to Ganesha, and the immersion of the idols in water on the last day. The idols are usually made by skilled artisans using natural materials such as clay, straw, and organic colours. They are also decorated with various ornaments, clothes, and flowers. The idols range from small to gigantic sizes, depending on the budget and preference of the devotees. Some of the most famous and elaborate idols are found in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, and other major cities. [^2^] [^3^]
The worship of Ganesha involves various rituals and ceremonies, such as pranapratishtha (invocation of life force), shodashopachara (sixteen ways of homage), aarti (waving of lamps), bhajan (devotional songs), and visarjan (immersion). The devotees also offer various types of food to Ganesha, especially modak s (sweet dumplings), which are believed to be his favourite delicacy. Other offerings include coconut, jaggery, fruits, flowers, incense, and camphor. The devotees also seek Ganesha's blessings for their personal and professional endeavours, as he is considered to be the remover of obstacles and the giver of success. [^2^] [^3^] 061ffe29dd