Jai Ganesha! 10 Bollywood songs that celebrate the Elephant God


By Narendra Kusnur

Every year, during the Ganesha festival, traditional aartis are sung everywhere and played at pandals. Songs for the Lord have also been sung in Hindi films, and have become quite popular. Here are 10 that we recommend

1] Deva Shree Ganesha – Agneepath (new)
Composed by Ajay-Atul and sung by Ajay, it is beautifully picturised on Hrithik Roshan


2] Sindoor Lal Chadayo – Vaastav
Jatin-Lalit composed this song sung by Ravindra Sathe in the Sanjay Dutt movie

3] O My Friend Ganesha – My Friend Ganesha
The film is about how Lord Ganesha becomes friends with an eight-year-old. The song is very popular among children

4] Moriya Re – Don (new)
A visarjan song full of energy, picturised on Shah Rukh Khan and sung by Shankar Mahadevan

5] Gajanana – Bajirao Mastani
A wonderful rendition by Sukhwinder Singh to the music of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

6] Ganapati Bappa Moriya – Hum Se Badhkar Kaun
Raam Laxman uses this traditional piece, which became a huge hit featuring Mohammed Rafi, Bhupinder Singh, Asha Bhosle, Shailendra Singh and Sapan Chakrabarty

7] He Ganpati Bappa Moriya – Pujarin
Mahendra Kapoor has sung many great devotional songs but this one from the 1969 film is one of his most popular

8] Shree Ganeshaya Dheemahi – Viruddh
Another beauty composed by Ajay-Atul and sung by Shankar Mahadevan

9] Sada Dil Vi Tu – ABCD
Also called ‘Ga Ga Ganpati’, it is sung by Hard Kaur and composed by Sachin-Jigar with a western element

10] Bappa – Banjo
A fusion-rock feel by composers Vishal-Shekhar with Lord Ganesha being painted on the palms of actor Riteish Deshmukh


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