When The Moon And Romance Go Together
A few days back I was going through some poems written on nature when I came across these lines on The moon – If you are to love, love like the moon loves. It doesn’t steal the night, it only unveils the beauty of the dark. Beautiful thought, isn’t it? Just like the moon. What is so fascinating about the moon? After all it is just an astronomical body that orbits around our planet. Yet we all turn into selenophile the moment we see a full moon. Suddenly a person turns into a poet with the moon reflecting the your heart and the moonlight your love. Sometimes you feel like talking to the moon from your window, opening your heart, as if the moon has been your friend for years. Every full moon has been given different names in different parts of the world. And so the October moon at some places is called the hunter’s moon or the harvest moon. In our part of the world we call it as the Sharad Poornima or the Kojagiri, which is a sign to onset of the winters. is a harvest festival celebrated on the full moon day marking the end of the monsoon season.
According to the legends, Kojagiri Poornima concerns the observance of the Kojagara Vrata. People perform this vrata under the moonlight after fasting for the day. Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Wealth, is significantly worshipped on this day as it is believed to be her birthday.
Moon has fascinated and charmed the poets and the lovers alike. Poets have turned into lovers and lovers have turned into poets because of its beauty. We have folklores singing the praise of the moon too. For Hindi films and the lyricists specially, the moon has been a common and the most loved muse to write songs where majorly it is considered as the subject of romance and beauty. The silence and the beauty of the moon has that flirtatious effect on everyone.
Here’s a list of few such songs (though you are spoilt for choice when it comes to moon and a starlit night). You can add your top 5 moon songs which makes the ambience romantic!!
1. Dillagi –
2. House No. 44 –
3. Shatranj –
4. Anari –
5. Miss Mary –
6. Sati Savitri –
7. Chaudhavin Ka Chand –
8. Reshma Aur Shera –
9. Kalakar –
10. Libaas –