Navratri playlist: 'Shubhaarambh' to 'Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje', a list of songs for Garba nights
The 9-day Hindu festival of Navratri brings with itself lit garba nights, which have people singing dancing away into the wee hours of the night. Even those who claim to have two left feet, bring out their dandiya sticks and join the madding celebrations. Therefore, to make the nights even more enjoyable, here's a curated playlist of the best Navratri songs:
'Shubhaarambh' from Kai Po Che
'Shubhaarambh' is one of the few songs in Bollywood which combines the musical genius of Amit Trivedi with Swanand Kirkire's evocative words. Throw in some Gujarati, addictive dhol beats and an impassioned Divya Kumar and you have it — a therapeutic symphony perfect for garba.
'Indhana Winva' by Falguni Pathak
Falguni Pathak, The Garba Queen, will never go out of fashion, especially during the Navratri season. Although, she has disappeared off the mainstream music scene, the Indian pop icon holds concerts during the 9-day extravaganza and unsurprisingly, they get sold out in no time. 'Indhana Winva' is one such classic that you could dance endlessly to.
'Udi Udi Jaye' from Raees
Mahira Khan and Shah Rukh Khan's 'Udi Udi Jaye' from Raees is another song which could creep into your Navratri song collection. Catchy, contemporary yet very much traditional, this Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi & Karsan Sagathia number can breathe life into your celebrations.
'Lahu Munh Lag Gaya' from Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-leela
Picturised on Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, 'Lahu Munh Lag Gaya' is a crackling combination of romance, garba and sensuality. Composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the song fully utilises melodies which will take you back to Gujarat.
'Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje' from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
You do not want to invite the wrath of the Dandiya Gods if you do not dance to this song during Navratri. Another masterpiece by Bhansali, the song only proves what is already known — no one, in Bollywood, makes dandiya songs quite like the filmmaker.