Swami Anand Kul Bhushan reintroduced this folk song for his meditation camps conducted at Oshodham, Delhi, and it has become very popular.
Traditionally, this Jewish folk song is sung and danced at Jewish celebrations and weddings. Hava Nagila means ‘Let us rejoice’. The song traces its roots to over 2,000 years ago and was also a well-loved song in Pune 1 during Sufi Dance in the mornings.
Its lyrics in Hebrew go like this:
Let us rejoice, let us rejoice
let us rejoice and be glad…
Let us be happy, let us be happy
let us be happy and rejoice…
Awaken, awaken brethren
awaken brethren with a cheerful heart…
Visualization and presentation by Joy Sangeetam