Ganpati Bappa, Moriya! The Indian film industry always has had a penchant for adding that extra spark to our festive celebrations. From Holi to Diwali – we’ve got the perfect Bollywood number for every festival. And Ganesh Chaturthi is no different!
There are literally hundreds of film songs, both regional and Hindi, dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Here are 5 popular songs we love to groove along with as we bring our beloved deity home.
Deva Ho Deva Ganpati Deva
If someone were to ask you to sing a Bollywood number on Ganesh Chaturthi, this classic from the 1981 film “Humse Badkar Kaun” would perhaps be the first song that comes to your mind. Sung by Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Shailendra Singh and Bhupinder, the song continues to enjoy an iconic status even today!
Deva Shree Ganesha
This is one enormously popular song from the 2012 remake of the 1990 film, “Angeepath”. Sung by Ajay Gogavale, it instantly fills your heart with emotion – and the repetitive chants at the end give you an unparalleled devotional high!
Ganapati Bappa Agle Baras Tu
The song from the 1993 hit “Aasoo Bane Angaarey” showcases Madhuri Dixit dancing at a Ganesh Chaturthi procession. Immortalised by the legendary Lata Mangeshkar, the song refuses to leave public memory even today.
A peppy number from yet another Amitabh Bachchan film remake, Morya Re from Shah Rukh Khan’s “Don: The Chase Begins”, showcases Ganesh Chaturthi in all of its regal splendour. Sung with great energy by the one and only Shankar Mahadevan, this song may even force the Lord to shake a leg or two!
Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi
Yet another masterclass from Shankar Mahadevan, albeit in a different style. This spiritually uplifting song from Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Virrudh” has served as the background score for many a performances in honor of the elephant God. Listen to it once, and you’ll understand why it continues to be so popular among the masses.
Which one of these is your personal favourite? Let us know in the comments section below!