You must have seen the video (Social Media Viral Video) on social media or the internet, in which a singer keeps singing bhajans. At the same time, people standing around the bhajan singer keep raining notes on the Singer. It is seen in the video that people keep many bundles of notes in their hands and keep raining notes on the Singer continuously. Not only ten notes, but people also rain 500 and 2000 notes on Singer. Many sacks are filled with the notes showered on the Singer, and such videos often go viral on social media.
Seeing these videos, questions come into people’s minds about why this is done and the reason behind doing this. Apart from this, people want to know what happens to these notes rained on the bhajan singers and who takes this money. Let us know about this unique tradition of blowing notes on bhajan singers in Gujarat…
Why do people blow notes?
There is no specific reason or history behind the tradition of blowing notes on singers in Gujarat. This is the same way money spent on singers or dancers in other states. Like in other states, money is given to the people on the stage; similarly, it happens in Gujarat. But, its method is a little different. There is a trend of raining money in Gujarat, and people shower a lot of money in any bhajan etc.
In this regard, Gujarati bhajan singer Mukesh Gajjar said, ‘People shower on singers only with their happiness, and it has become a trend to rain money here. It can be seen as a gift or blessing given by the organizer or the people present in that program to the Singer or the people present on the stage. This is not a tradition; just people give money for their pleasure. This money has nothing to do with religion, tradition etc.’
At the same time, people living in Gujarat say, ‘People spend this money only in the form of show and often insight and pride from each other. When money is spent here, people spend a lot of money competing with each other. Sometimes caste influence has also been seen in this. Let us tell you that the program in which most of the money is spent is called dioro.
Then what happens to this money?
In many programs, it is claimed that even crores of rupees are blown on the Singer. In such a situation, what will happen to this money blown away? Regarding the answer to this question, singer Mukesh said, ‘Usually the money spent on the stage belongs to the people present.
After any program, this money is distributed among the people on the stage, and the people who participate in the money include players, singers etc. In such a situation, it can be said that those on whom this money is spent belong to them.
But, it is not that this money belongs to the bhajan singer and his team every time. Many times this money is not available to the bhajan singers. When the program is organized for cow service, any temple or social work, this money is given for that social work. In such a situation, this money goes to the trust, which gets this program done, and the program is done through it. Therefore, this money is often donated to social work.