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Shehzadi means princess

This word is used beautifully in the song ” Door Kahin ek aam ki bagiya” written by Javed Akhtar, composed by A. R. Rehman and sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is  from the film Zubeidaa directed by Shyam Benegal and written by Khalid Mohammed.

Given below is an excerpt from the song with its meaning

Door kahin ek aam ki bagiya 

Far away somewhere is an orchard of mangoes

Bagiya mein hai thandi chhaaon 

In the orchard is a cool shade

Chhaaon mein ek kachcha rasta 

In the shade is an unpaved road

Raste mein pyaara sa gaaon 

On the road is a lovely village

Neele neele aasmaan mein taaron ka hai ek nagar 

In the blue blue sky is a city of stars

Jagmag jagmag ek taare par ek shehzaadi ka hai ghar 

One one sparkling star is a princess’s house

Chupke chupke raat ko uthke dhyaan se dekhe koi agar 

If one secretly wakes at night and looks carefully

Jhilmil jhilmil hai taarein mein us Shehzadi ke zevar 

In the stars is that princess’s jewelry, twinkling

Shehzadi ithlaaye, Shehzadi yeh gaaye 

The princess gestures, the princess sings this

Door kahin ek aam ki bagiya 

Far away somewhere is an orchard of mangoes

Aadhi raat jab ho jaati hai, jab duniya so jaati hai 

When it becomes midnight, when the world is asleep

Taaron se Shehzadi utarke munne ke ghar aati hai 

Getting down from the stars, the princess goes to the child’s home

Meethe meethe saare sapne apne saath voh laati hai 

With her she brings all sweet sweet dreams

Sote munne ki palkon pe yeh sapne voh sajaati hai 

Upon the lashes of the sleeping child she adorns these dreams

Sirhaane voh aaye, haule se voh gaaye 

She comes to the head of the bed, softly she sings

Door kahin ek aam ki bagiya 

Far away somewhere is an orchard of mangoes
You can hear the entire song by clicking on this link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ce1S8Vk0qM
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