For over four decades, Anup Jalota has been enchanting audiences with his soulful renditions of bhajans. But his journey to becoming the "Bhajan Samrat" was not a deliberate choice. In a recent interview, he shared how his superhit album in 1980, which featured iconic tracks like "Aisi Laagi Lagan" and "Chadariya Jheeni Re Jheeni," propelled him into the limelight and earned him the title.
Jalota is a versatile singer, who has dabbled in various genres like classical, filmy, and ghazals, but it is bhajans that he is most closely associated with. He admits that listening to bhajans can have a profound impact on one's spiritual well-being. It can soothe the senses, calm the mind, and increase spiritual power.
But there's more to bhajans than just the calming effect they have on us. As Jalota points out, they can also help us understand ourselves and others better. Sharing a percept of his interview he writes, "Our lives are much more complex than they appear. Every smiling face doesn't mean happiness, and every angry face doesn't represent frustration. We need to be aware of these complexities and Bhajans play an important role in understanding ourselves and others. They not only calm our senses but also guide us towards the right path."
Anup Jalota is not just spiritual but also maintains a modern pace of life. He often updates his followers and admirers on his daily activities. Earlier this week, Deepak Tijori and Anup Jalota were spotted in a musical session.
Anup Jalota's dedication to spreading the message of spirituality through music continues to inspire people across generations, making him a cultural icon in his own right. So, let us embrace the power of bhajans in our lives and experience the transformative effect of devotional music.