Janmashtami / DahiHandi / Gokul Ashtami is one of the most popular and loved festivals in India which is celebrated as the Lord Krishna’s birthday. The Lord Vishnu’s incarnation, the birth of Lord Krishna is a day which is one of the most important and auspicious days in the Hindu tradition. This festival is witnessed by people all over India by worshipping Lord Krishna, fasting for a day long and staying up till midnight. To be specific, it is believed that Lord Krishna was born at midnight. The idols and images of Lord Krishna are placed in small cradles in homes and temples. At midnight, when Lord Krishna takes birth, the devotees sing and dance to the tunes of the songs. They also distribute Prasad.
We have seen numerous Bollywood movies where Lord Krishna is being worshiped and the festival of Janmashtami is depicted. There are a number of devotional songs for Janmashtami and we bring you here the top 10 Janmashtami songs from Bollywood which suits the flavor of this auspicious day.
1. Govinda Aala Re (Bluff Master)
Bluff Master is a superhit movie starring Shammi Kapoor and SairaBanu of the year 1963 which features one of the best Janmashtami songs, Govinda Aala Re. The music of this song is given by Kalyanji Anandji. It is one of those energetic numbers which will make you groove along with everyone. The melodious voice of Mohd Rafi and the style of Shammi Kapoor make this song one of the best and unique songs in the film industry.
2. Bada Natkhat Hai Ye (Amar Prem)
Amar Prem is a Hindi drama film of 1972 which features one of the most popular Yashoda-Krishna songs, Bada Natkhat Hai Ye. This song is known as a classic and sung by Lata Mangeshkar tuned by SD Burman, father of RD Burman. This song is being considered to be the ‘best music lesson’ of RD Burman who has a different tune of this song.
3. Yashomati Maiyya Se (Satyam Shivam Sundaram)
Satyam Shivam Sundaram is an Indian social drama film of the year 1978 featuring Zeenat Aman and Shashi Kapoor. This movie has one of the most popular Krishna songs, Yashomati Maiyya Se sung by Lata Mangeshkar and music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This song starrers PadminiKolhapure as a little Krishna devotee paying her tributes to the Lord.
4. Mach Gaya Shor (Khud-Daar)
Khud-Darr is a super hit Bollywood film of the year 1982 starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, and other actors. This film features a special Dahihandi song, Mach Gaya Shor sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar. It is one of the most popular Janmashtami songs ever which is loved by everyone. It is a vibrant and a peppy track which hits the list on the top.
5. Chandi Ki Daal Pe (Hello Brother)
Hello Brother is an Indian comedy film of the year 1999 which features a fast paced, upbeat, catchy and a comical song is sung by Salman Khan on the occasion of Janmashtami, Chandi Ki Daal Pe. It was the first song sung by Salman Khan which gave it an extra edge. It is one of the most popular songs played on this occasion by the fans of SalluBhai, Salman Khan. This song worked quite well as a special Dahihandi song on Janmashtami.
6. Maiya Yashoda Ye Tera Kanhaiya (Hum Saath Saath Hain)
Hum Saath Saath Hain is an Indian family drama film of the year 1999 which features one of the most popular Krishna songs, Maiya Yashoda Ye Tera Kanhaiya. This song is sung by AlkaYagnik, Kavita Krishna murthy and Anuradha Paudwal who are the stalwarts and the singing sensations of the music industry. This song is associated with Radha’s love for Krishna and his naughtiness. It is truly one of the most melodious songs to play on Janmashtami.
7. Radha Kaise Na Jale (Lagaan)
Lagaan is an Indian epic sports-drama film of the year 2001 which has undoubtedly a classic Radha Krishna song, Radha Kaise Na Jale. This song has folk tunes with a classical touch sung by Asha Bhonsle and Udit Narayan. The melodic voice of both the singers along with Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh makes this song a beautiful one. It is really a soothing and a soft classic song.
8. Wo Kisna Hai (Kisna- The Warrior Poet)
Kisna- The Warrior Poet is an Indian musical film of the year 2005 which featured a blockbuster song, Wo Kisna Hai. This song featured Isha Sharvani and Vivek Oberoi, sung by Madhu shree and Udit Narayan. The voice of both of them has taken this song to a different melodic level. It is the perfect fusion of folk with classical and divine touch.
9. Go Go Go Govinda (OMG- Oh My God)
OMG- Oh My God is an Indian satirical drama film of 2012 which features one of the most popular festive songs, Go Go Go Govinda. This dancing song features Prabhu deva and Sonakshi Sinha who together have made this song a total riot. It is a high voltage song which is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Aman Trikha. It is a special Dahihandi song with awesome dance steps.
10. Radha on the Dance Floor (Student of the Year)
Student of the Year is an Indian Romantic drama film of 2012 which features one of the coolest festive Radha-Krishna songs, Radha on the Dance Floor. This song has the desi beats and is sung by Udit Narayan and Shreya Ghoshal. This song has made people to groove and even created a rage among the Krishna devotees, yet has managed to be one of the best new party songs.
Bollywood celebrates all the festivals off and on the screen. Now, the trend is even shifting to television series as well. And when they can’t stay calm, how can you? Just groove to the tunes of these melodious and peppy Bollywood songs this Janmashtami.