India is set to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year on 17 September. The festival is mainly observed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and South India.
Ganesh Chaturthi is also called Vinayak Chaturthi, and it marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
The country celebrates the festival chanting "Ganpati Bappa Moriya" and worshipping Lord Ganesh's idol and on the last day, the idol is immersed in a river or sea, which is called Visarjan.
However, without Ganesha songs, the celebration is incomplete. There are many songs in Hindi films that have been dedicated to Lord Ganesh.
Here is a list of Bollywood songs that add more cheer and joy to the festival:
This is the latest track to be added to the playlist of Ganesh Chaturthi songs this year. To listen to the song, Click Here.
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh, 'Gajanana' is from Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming flick "Bajirao Mastani." Makers of the film launched the song on 15 September to mark the Ganesha festival. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles.
Remo D'Souza's "ABCD" and its sequel "ABCD 2", both have songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The first part had 'Sadda Dil Vi Tu' which stole hearts with its peppy beats and brilliant performance. "ABCD 2" had 'Hey Ganaraya' which also made audience crazy.
Deva Shree Ganesha:
From the 2012 film "Angeepath", Deva Shree Ganesha is a real treat. Singer Ajay Gogavale's voice drips with devotion as Hrithik Roshan's screen presence and Priyanka Chopra's dancing abilities grab your attention. Towards the end of the song, the repetitive chants put audiences in a trance.
This energetic number from Shah Rukh Khan's "Don" showcases Ganesh Chaturthi festival in all its pomp and splendour. The track, composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, was penned by Javed Akhtar and rendered by Shankar Mahadevan.
Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi:
Another song in Shankar Mahadevan's terrific voice is from the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Viruddh". This beautiful song has a spiritual feel to it and makes you forget all your troubles and immerse in the divine moment.
Sindoor lal chadayo:
This inspirational Ganesh aarti played towards the pre-climax of Sanjay Dutt-starrer "Vaastav" also marked the downfall of the criminals in the film, keeping in tune with Vinayak's reputation of defeating the evil.
Ganapati Bappa Agle Baras Tu:
This beautiful song from the 1993 hit "Aasoo Bane Angaarey" celebrated Madhuri Dixit's dance at a Ganesh Chaturthi procession. The song has been immortalised in the legendary voice of Lata Mangeshkar.
Deva ho deva Ganpati deva:
This classic number form the 1981 film "Humse Badkar Kaun" was the most popular Ganpati song till the late 90s. With its manjeera twangs and dholak beats, the song was a great combination of the dance moves of Amjad Khan and Mithun Chakravarthy.