Bollywood songs that recap the essence of Ganesh Chaturthi

Bollywood Songs That Recap The Essence Of Ganesh Chaturthi

Our country is known for its diversity especially when it comes to celebrating a festival and each state has its own favorite festival. For example, Navaratri is famous in Gujarat, whereas Durga Puja is very popular and is a much celebrated festival in Kolkata. Ganesh Chaturthi has been one of the most awaited festivals in India especially in Maharashtra, and is celebrated with immense joy, devotion and enthusiasm by all ages and people from various backgrounds as they celebrate this beautiful festival in praise of the lord Ganesha.  

However, unlike earlier days when Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated only in Maharashtra, it is not so now as the festival has gained its popularity in other states of India as well and is now celebrated in full swing across the country during the ten-day-long celebration.

The style and traditions celebrated may be different or may vary, but the annual celebration of Lord Ganesha is observed with rituals and devotion across the globe.  Countries like Canada, Mauritius, Nepal, Singapore, USA, UK, Myanmar and France to name a few have been celebrating on a large scale traditionally.  The Indian population come together in big numbers and worship the Elephant God as our Ganesha is lovingly nicknamed. 

As the nation Bharat celebrates this splendor festival, Bollywood or the Indian film industry too make it very memorable to sum up the excitement with the zest and lot of enthusiasm.  The sounds of the most popular Arati ‘Sukh Karta Dukh Harta….’ ring in our ears while the DJs in the community pandals across almost every street, play the Ganesha songs and aratis from Hindi films and the atmosphere is simply magical.  

Let’s take a look at some of the best-featured and most memorable Ganpati songs and aarti scenes that add to the magnificence of the festival of the Lord Ganesha in our Hindi films.  

We go back to the black and white film ‘Pujarin’ released in 1969, the song sung by Mahendra Kapoor, ‘ He Ganpati Bappa Moriya’ is a grand tribute to Lord Ganesha.

In 1980 in the film ‘Takkar’ the song Murti Gansh Ki is sung by Kishore Kumar and Mahendra Kapoor

In Humse Badkar Kaun, the film released in 1981, it is said the villain Amjad Khan also was moved by the beautiful song Deva O Deva Ganpati Deva tumse badkar Kaun is said to have changed his image from being the villain. The song became famous for its manjeera twangs and the drum beats which was composed by Ram Laxman and the lyrics were penned by Ravinder Rawal with the playback by Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder Singh, Shailendra Singh and Sapan Chakravarti. 

We also remember Sunil Dutt’s tragedy film Dard Ka Rishta’ released in 1982 which has the all-time favorite song ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’.