Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on September 5th and this festival is popularly also known as ‘Vinayak Chaturthi’ or ‘Vinayaka Chavithi’. The occasion is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. Ganesh Chaturthi festival marks the auspicious day, when Lord Ganesha were born. It is said that Ganesh Chaturthi or Ganesh Utsav festival was first celebrated by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja, the great Maratha ruler. And since then this auspicious festival is celebarted with lot of zeal and enthusiasm. Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati who were born on the fourth day of Magh and especially during that time there is an interconnection between Ganesh and Chaturthi. ALSO READ: Ganesh Chaturthi Songs: 10 Best Hindi Ganpati songs To Celebrate This Ganesh Festival 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi lasts for 10 days and ends on the day of Ananta Chaturdashi, it is mostly observed during the month of Bhadra i.e. mid-August or mid-September. This much awaited auspicious occasion arrives on the fourth day of Bhadarva Shukla-Paksh according to the Hindu calendar and is mostly celebrated for 10 days as Ganpati, Ganesh Festival or Ganeshotsav. ALSO READ: Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 Gift Ideas: Ideal 6 presents that you could give your dear ones on this auspicious festival

Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati who were born on the fourth day of Magh and especially during that time there is an interconnection between Ganesh and Chaturthi.  Slowly and steadily this custom started fading out, soon freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak brought back the old tradition in the form of a 10-day festival. Devotees worship Ganeshji’s idol for 10 days and then those idols get immersed in water at the end of the festival. During Maratha King Shivaji’s empire Ganesha Chaturthi was celebrated as a public event. There is a myth saying that Lord Ganesha were created out of sandalwood paste which was been used by Parvati and further she breathe life into that statue. ALSO READ: Lalbaugcha Raja 2016 LIVE Mukh Darshan: Watch Lalbaughcha Raja First Look live telecast & streaming

A clay model of Lord Ganesha is made before arrival of the festival and the idols are easily available in sizes from 3/4th of an inch to 25 feet tall. Devotees worship Ganeshji’s idol for 10 days and then those idols get immersed in water at the end of the festival. On this auspicious day, devotees chant various religious mantras and songs related to Lord Ganesha and this ritual is termed to be ‘pranapratishhtha’. There are several ways of paying tribute and prasad or naivaidya in the form of coconut, jaggery and modak are offered to Lord Ganesha. ALSO READ: Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 Gift Ideas: Ideal 6 presents that you could give your dear ones on this auspicious festival

Any sort of celebration is not complete without Bollywood tadka. Here we present you Hindi songs to celebrate this Ganesh Festival 2016. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2016 to everyone out there!

1. Banjo song Bappa: 

Bappa song from the most-awaited film is just mesmerizing. Riteish Deshmukh’s upcoming movie will also have a special song which is totally dedicated to Lord Ganesh and it is simply wow.

The ‘Bappa’ song is just exceptional and Riteish Deshmukh’s dance performance was just spectacular. The Ganesh Chathurthi festival will be celebrated on September 5th and we must say the devotees got a new track just before the occasion. Riteish is seen wearing a shirt and has Lord Ganesha painted on his palms, which is mind blowing and creative! The amazing music is composed by Vishal – Shekhar and Amitabh Bhattacharya has written the lyrics of the song. The film is directed by Marathi film-maker Ravi Jadhav, who made his directorial debut in Bollywood and the movie Banjo is produced by Eros International in association with Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment. The movie is all set to hit the theaters next month on September 23rd.

2. Sadda Dil Vi Tu Ga Ga Ga Ganpati from ABCD:

A popular song Sadda dil vi tu from ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) which features India’s new culture with a blend of tradition. Sadda dil vi tu from Prabhu Deva’s movie is a real treat to one’s ear and with upbeat, foot-tapping music that is unique. The climax of the movie is hidden in this song, which is an ode to Bappa.

Singer Hard Kaur has added a bit of fusion to the devotional Ganpati aarti which has made it a successful blend and one of the rocking devotional songs we have. Sachin Jigar have done a fine job with the music, mixing various sounds. This energetic song from ABCD is especially dedicated to the elephant god. It is a totallyhatke original song. Groove to it right now.
3. Thank God Bappa from Banjo:
Yet another powerful and heart touching track from Riteish Deshmukh’s movie Banjo. ‘Thank God Bappa’ is a song which revolves around Lord Ganesha and it is just beautiful.

This song explains how devotees gear up for the Ganesha Utsarjan which takes place on the 10th day and explains everyone that thank god Lord Ganesha is not like us mortal. The song is beautifully sung by Riteish Deshmukh.

4. Ganpati Apne Gaon Chale from Agneepath:

Ganpati Apne Gaon Chale this song is from the movie Agneepath which was released in the year 1990 starred Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa. Ganpati Apne Gaon Chale is sung by Sudesh Bhosle, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Anupama Deshpande. The song gives a powerful impact especially when Amitabh Bachchan in his resonant voice says Ganpati Bappa Morya,pudhchya varshi lavkar yaa.

Lyrics of this song beautifully describe the loss of various bhakts when Bappa will leave them and go. The whole journey since the first day till tenth day has amazingly written down in this song.

5. Deva Ho Deva Ganpati Deva Tum Se Badhkar Kaun:

This beautiful and iconic song begins with inspiration and a heart-touching mantra – Vakratunda mahakaya. This classic Bollywood Ganpati song is a tribute to Bappa (Lord Ganesha). From the movie Humse Badhkar Kaun, this beautifully pictured song became a part of routine Ganpati prayers and is played constantly during the 10-day Ganesh Festival.

The song is a beautiful blend of Indian traditions and religion. Deva ho Deva Ganpati Deva is sung by Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Shailendra Singh. Bhupinder Singh and Sapan Chakravarty in a vocalist way. Ravindra Rawal has beautifully captured the soul and spirit of the song.

6. Jalwa from Wanted:

Salman Khan’s danced his heart out on ‘Jalwa’ song from Wanted movie. In this song he praised Lord Ganesha and also made his presence felt. Sung by  popular music composer, singer Wajid, this song features superstar  Salman Khan. This track is from actor turned director Prabhu Deva’s superhit film Wanted.

Ultimate and the most energetic song whcih is played each year. This song beacme an instant hit among the public.

7.  Sindoor Lal Chadayo from Vaastav : 

Sindoor Lal Chadayo song from Sanjay Dutt-starrer Vaastav which was released in 1999. This song fills spiritual vibes and the track perfectly captures the true essence of the Ganesh festival. The music of this song has been composed by duo Jatin-Lalit and it is voiced by Ravindra Sathe.

The Aarti is beautifully climaxed with the lyrics of yet another aarti–Ghaalin Lotangan which only escalates the energy of this number.

8. Deva Shree Ganesha from Agneepath:

Deva Shree Ganesha song is from Agneepath starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt. This song is penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and is beautifully composed by the popular duo Ajay -Atul.

Hrithik Roshan’s screen presence is quite visible and his powerful dance was just so powerful. The beautiful cinematography and  the music make this track a must play during Ganesh Festival.This number praises the lord beautifully and makes you aware of the inner strength you have.

9. Mourya Re from Don: 

Mourya Re’ from the film Don is a quite a popular Ganapati song. ‘Mourya Re’ features the King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, is a colourful and lively song.

Enjoy listening to this zealous devotional song here!

10. O,My Friend Ganesha from My Friend Ganesha: 

‘My Friend Ganesha’ movie was released in 2007 and the film was well written and directed by Rajiv S Ruia and Produced by Deepak Bhanushali Manish Ruparel, Raman Trikha, Mitesh Mehta, and Ronak Bhagat. The film featured Ahsaas Channa, Kiran Janjani, Sheetal Shah andUpasana Singh.


11. Bal Ganesh:

Bal Ganesh is a 2007 computer-animated musical feature film, which is directed by Pankaj Sharma.

The film is about the adventures of Lord Ganesh, the Hindu elephant-headed god, when he was a baby.

12. Gajanana from Bajirao Mastani: 

The Ganapati aarti song has been sung by Sukhwinder Singh. The singer has sung the song amazingly. You will even enjoy the chorus singing in the background. The powerful song is from Bajirao Mastani and the song was launched at the Shree Chatrapati Shivaji sports complex, Balewadi Stadium in Pune.

The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and is was released on December 18. Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are playing the lead roles in the film.

13. Om Gan Ganpataye Namo Namah:

This song is dedicated to our dearest Bappa and son of Shiva and Parvati. The song has a beautiful description which says praise the Lord Ganesha and this mantra helps to invocation, adore, worship, and praise the almighty.

Lord Ganesha is popularly known as the Vighnaharta – Lord of Obstacles and represents a perfect picture of wisdom. Every individual invokes Lord Ganesha by saying “Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah” and then start with the ritual or any important task. The mantra itself means that Lord you are the supreme power and we offer our worship to you.

14. Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi from Viruddh: 

Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi from the movie Viruddh… Family comes first. The movie Viruddh starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, John Abraham & Anusha Dandekar. The song is a divine rendition by the soulful singer Shankar Mahadevan.The song “Shree Ganeshay Dheemahi” was selected from one of the Lord Ganesha Strorum from Marathi music maestro Ajay-Atul. The beautiful composition brings out the essence of devotion.

This Ganesh aarti played in its pristine form in this family oriented movie is one of  the most  liked and popular songs.

15.Ganpati Bappa Agle Baras Tu from Aasoo Bane Angaarey: 

The song from super hit movie Aasoo Bane Angaarey which was released in 1993. The movie featured Jeetendra, Deepak Tejori, Madhuri Dixit, Archana Puransingh, Anupam Kher, Prem Chopra.

The music is penned down by Rajesh Roshan and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.