Navratri in India is one of the most popular and major Hindu festivals. This year it is starting from Thursday, September 21, 2017, and will end on Friday, September 29, 2017. Navratri is celebrated all across India but for different reasons. The Sharad Navratri that falls after monsoon during the autumn season is the more popular of the two Navratris that are celebrated in a year, the other being Chaitra Navratri. In the eastern and north eastern parts of India Navratri is celebrated in praise of Goddess Durga who battles and kills Mahishasura to establish Dharma on Earth. The last day of the festival is celebrated as Vijayadashami. In the northern and western states of India Navratri is synonymous with the festival of Dussehra which celebrates the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The tenth day is called Dussehra and is synonymous with the triumph of good over evil.
In southern states victory of different goddesses is celebrated over evil. The common theme in all these beliefs is the victory of good over evil and establishment of Dharma in the world over Adharma. During Navratri in regions of Maharashtra and Gujarat devotees keep fast and take part in folk dances like Garba and Dandiya. So here is a list of best Bollywood songs on which you can dance to show your Dandiya or Garba moves during this Navratri.
1.Dholi Taro – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
This Salman Khan – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan song is the best song to groove to this Dandiya season. It has a peppy beat and awesome dance steps that can actually be replicated on the dance floor too. No one can sit still when this song gets played during garba and dandiya session. The song is a mixture of slow and fast beats and establishes a tempo which you would surely enjoy if you have a gang with you.
2.Nagada song – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
This peppy song with its amazing dhol beats must be included in dandiya playlist. Deepika Padukone did an amazing job in dancing to this song and we are sure that you would be able to do justice to it during Navratri too. This song will establish the energy and frenzy needed to dance away a garba night during Navratri.
3.Radha Kaise Na Jale – Lagaan
This song from hugely popular and critically acclaimed Aamir Khan movie Lagaan is the perfect dandiya song for every Navratri. Gracy Singh did a commendable job and the song with its teasing lyrics about the relationship shared between Radha and Lord Krishna will make you get the devotional feel during the festival too.
4.Lahu Munh Lag Gaya – Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
Another song from Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela makes to this list for its beats and dance steps. The song has Gujarati lyrics with upbeat music which will ensure that you enjoy the most while matching steps with your friends on the dandiya ground.
5.Dola Dola – Bride and Prejudice
Bride and Prejudice might not have been an Indian movie but it had our very own Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and this dandiya song is pure Bollywood with every beat, music and dance steps perfect. So dance to this awesome song and we hope your Mr. Darcy matches your steps perfectly.
6.O Re Gori – Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage
This song was sung by Udit Narayan and he lends a character to the slow song. It is a long song and lends itself beautifully to the garba raas and dandiya. This song gives you an ample opportunity to showcase all your moves and jhatkas.
7.Ghoonghat Mein Chand Hoga – Khoobsurat
This song from Sanjay Dutt and Urmila Matondkar starrer Khoobsurat has a soulful and melodious beat to it. The song does not have heavy beats but lilting music and easy to sing lyrics. The song will make you pick up your dandiya sticks and dance the night away.
8.Sabse Bada Tera Naam O Sheronwali – Suhaag
This song from the movie Suhaag which had Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha in lead roles is the best song for Navratri as it beautifully combines the emotion a devotee feels during the festival as well as the fervor and excitement associated with dandiya and garba. The song even explains the essence and qualities of Goddess Durga and the music accentuates the climax.
9. Udi Udi Jaye – Raees
Udi Udi Jaye from the Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan movie Raees is the most recent entrant in this list. The song is hummable and easy to dance on whether you are doing garba or dandiya. The song has good choreography as well that can be followed. So what are you waiting for, dress up in your finest and make the most of this awesome song at the Dandiya night in your vicinity and ensure that you light up the night with your garba moves.
These songs will definitely make your dandiya night a hit and will help you groove to the dance steps with aplomb and grace. Navratri is a festival of much joy and pomp, even though many devotees fast during the nine days, still, the festival ensures that everyone has a good time whether it is through prayers, feasting or dancing away your sorrows.