Eid al-Adha also known as Eid Bakr Eid or Bakra Eid will be celebrated on September 13, 2016, in India. It is the time of festivity and feast and also prayer and abstinence, as people go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj 2016 has already begun and the mood is solemn as well as joyous, as festival of Bakra Eid 2016 approaches. It will be celebrated on September 12 in Saudi Arabia and thereafter in India and other parts of the world.
On the occasion of Bakra Eid celebration in India, some soulful songs from Bollywood movies are always played, like Piya Haji Ali, Khwaja Mere Khwaja, Arziyan and some more. There are also fun songs like Salman Khan‘s Aaj Ki Party for the young ones and romantic qawwalis that can well be listened to just to celebrate. We share with you a list of Top 10 Bollywood songs to celebrate Bakra Eid 2016.
1. Piya Haji Ali – Fiza
This was one of the first soulful qawwali numbers by the magician of a composer, A R Rahman. The song from Karisma Kapoor-Hrithik Roshan-Jaya Bachchan starrer Fiza is an ode to the famous Haji Ali dargah in Mumbai. Piya Haji Ali the song is loved by one and all, Hindus, Muslims and people of other faiths. Such is its magic!
2. Bhar Do Jholi Meri – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
This song from Salman Khan’s blockbuster movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been sung by Pakistani singer Adnan Sami (who is an Indian citizen now). It is a wonderful version of the original. Bhar Do Jholi Meri is a song of prayer and faith when you are asking something earnestly from the Almighty.
3. Kun Faya Kun – Rockstar
Another song by A R Rahman so soulful, it will make you cry! Ranbir Kapoor the actor may have shone in the movie Rockstar with its uber cool rock songs, again composed by A R Rahman, but the way he has emoted in Kun Faya Kun is out of this world! It is clear that the song Kun Faya Kun has had its effect on Ranbir Kapoor in the shoot itself.
4. Arziyan – Delhi-6
Yet another A R Rahman composition and how beautiful! In Arziyan from Delhi 6, it seems the composer is himself showing gratitude towards Allah with this soulful composition. ALSO READ: Bakra Eid 2016 Date: Timing, Importance & History of Bakrid, Eid al-Adha
5. Wallah Re Wallah – Tees Maar Khan
Wallah Re Wallah from Tees Maar Khan is a peppy song and better visually, as it stars Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.
6. Eid Mubarak…Eid Ke Din Gale Mil Le Raja – Teesri Aankh
The classic song Eid Ke Din Mil Re Raja from the movie Teesri Aankh, starring Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha, shows the camaraderie or bhaichara that signifies Eid. It’s a peppy number with music from the 1980s.
7. Khwaja Mere Khwaja – Jodhaa Akbar
By now you know what an ace A R Rahman is at Sufi and soulful numbers, whether for Eid or any Hindu gods (like O Palan Haare from Lagaan). This list itself has so many Rahman songs for Eid. But once you listen to Khwaja Mere Khwaja from Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s movie Jodha Akhbar, you will feel the presence of the divine. It’s simply beautiful and we have it on loop! ALSO WATCH: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil title song with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor
8. Noor E Khuda – My Name is Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol’s movie My Name is Khan had a lovely Shankar Ehsaan Loy number, Noor E Khuda. Sung by Adnan Sami, Shreya Ghoshal and Shankar Mahadevan, it’s a number perfect for Eid. ALSO READ: Kajol reacts to Ajay Devgn-KRK controversy! Will Karan Johar ever cast her again?
9. Aaj Ki Party – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
After the divine Bhar Do Jholi Meri from Bajrangi Bhaijaan, you could listen to the fun song Aaj Ki Party from the movie. This song with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan is a perfect one for the Bakr Eid 2016 celebratory mood!
10. Mubarak Eid Mubarak – Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge
This Eid song by Sonu Nigam is still popular, but that’s not just because of the singer but also the lead actor Salman Khan! The Sultan star may have a lot of Eid songs to his credit (or in his films) simply because a lot of his movies have released on Eid and will continue to do so, as his fans love to watch Bhai’s movies on the festival, especially Eid-ul-Fitr. But Mubarak Eid Mubarak from Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge that came out way back in 2002 is still a hit Eid number! Which one of these Eid songs is your favourite?