As the waves of Godavari water keep flowing energetically the train crosses Asia's longest rail-cum-road bridge[photo on the left], those school days, sunny days with the affectionate neighbours, the school rickshaw driver[by the name Israel!!], the memories roll over, occassionally making the eyes moist.
Having been the place which has given me all those unforgettable childhood moments, it will always have a special place in my heart. All those memories create a virtual slideshow in front of my eyes as I listen to this song. Those virtual images look almost real!! Add to it the melodious, soothing and evergreen voice of SPB, and you have an intoxicating song which is a kind of pure refreshment!
Some of the most touching lyrics have been from the below song from the Telugu movie "Godavari". Below are the lyrics and translation for those who doesnt know Telugu:
Gushing waters of Godavari
Godavari is gushing and the paddy fields are swinging with joy.
Its the relief in the way, the lifeline of this area
It ends our struggles and and it is our sacrosanct literature[the vedas]
its the river where Shabari mixed into and the flower-sprinkled way of Lord Rama's epic [Ramayana]
spread the sail and speed up the boat
make a way using the stars as the light
just like swimming against the flow in life
friendships, families, naughty chirpy astrology by parrot
the dosas get a good price as soon as they were prepared!
the image of the daily chores with homes becoming boats
as if the water is asking all the beauty of this picturesque place with its reflection
what did our Lord Rama lack here? He has all the glory and grandeur here!
in the celebration called river, on the boat,
He is the Lord.
The chilli fields around put a kind of red vermilion over this river's temples
looks like Ravana cant wait!
don't know what the eyes told to our mother Sita,
clouds of mistrust spreads over the looking eyes,
loneliness in an alien world never seen yet,
as the river laughs, not being able to wash the black Paapi hills!!
As always with love..