What is so festive about a festival without the booms and the bangs of music, especially a festival like Ganesh Chaturthi? From the Megastar Amitabh Bachchan to the dance god Hrithik Roshan to the romantic hero, Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood has produced music to each beat of the festival.
Ganesha Chaturthi as the name suggests, is dedicated to the Lord of new beginnings, Ganesha. Followers of the god, hence mark the auspicious day by installing deity idols at homes and at elaborate pandals. On this festival, the market blooms with the spirit of lord Ganesh and you will see the idols of it being sold everywhere.
But, this joyous festival will just be another long parade of idol-buying, installing and submerging without having the pompous music to make up for it. These are some of the top five songs that deserve a whole new playlist for a festival that marks new beginnings:
Agneepath-Deva Shree Ganesha
Composed by Ajay-Atul and sung by Ajay with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya for the movie Agneepath, the song lets you divulge into a devotion-mode. The beat of the drum percussions, the tingling of bells at varied pitches fused together featuring Hrithik Roshan dressed in the holy colour, saffron gives all the vibes of Ganesha Chaturthi.
The audience was blown away by the 2015 blockbuster movie, Bajirao Mastani. Let alone the acting, the songs were also what drive the audience berserk. The song 'Gajanana' teams a sacred prayer dedicated to the averter of obstacles and the lord of wisdom and intellect, Lord Ganesha. Gajanana is definitely the devotional song for the devotional heart.
My friend Ganesha- Oh my friend Ganesha
Although this one is extremely popular among kids, Oh my friend Ganesha will give you the sense of companionship as Ganesha played the companion to the little boy in the movie.
ABCD- Ga Ga Ga Ganpati
A fantastic choreography and drum beats with a western twist, Ga Ga Ga Ganpati is the track to get you grooving. Composed by Sachin-Jigar and sung by Hard Kaur Ga Ga Ga Ganpati is perfect for those care free moves.
Takkar- Murti Ganesh Ki
Nothing beats the good oldies. Murti Ganesh Ki from the movie Takkar has perfectly graced with the hands of time and is still perfect to be on your playlist.