Urvashi Radadiya, a Gujarati folk singer, released a video of herself performing at an event celebrating Tulsi Vivah, a Hindu festival celebrating the ceremonial marriage of Tulsi and Lord Vishnu. It was observed on November 15 this year.
Urvashi sat on the stage, played the harmonium, and sang while a man came up from behind and emptied a drum full of bank notes on her in the video. Members of the audience also showered money at her. When there were too many currency notes on her harmonium at one point, she simply swept them aside and continued playing.
Urvashi shared the video on Instagram and thanked everyone for their “precious affection.” Among other things, she used the hashtag ‘money rain.’ The show was held in Ahmedabad, as per the geo-tag.
Urvashi’s Instagram page is chock-full of clips from her live performances around Gujarat, from Gandhinagar to Anjar in Kutch. She tweeted images of herself on stage at a tourism ministry event earlier this month. “‘MahaAarti Mahostav’ is presented by @gujarattourism,” she wrote.
In the comments section, fans replied. “What will you do with that much money?” one inquired. Another user added, “It’s called magic in your voice…malhar=dhanvarsha,” referring to the raga linked with torrential rains. She received a lot of applause as well.
Urvashi is a well-known figure in Gujarati music, with hits including Dwarika, Bhav Na Fera, Nagar Nand Ji Na Lal, and Kasumbi No Rang. She also has a big Instagram following, with over two lakh followers. Her biography calls her the “queen of Gujarati folk.”