Navratri Special: Most Popular Dandiya and Garba Songs From Bollywood

Dandiya and Garba Songs


Navratri is just around the corner. People are enthusiastic for the upcoming nine days of celebrations and prayers. Navratri is a nine-day Hindu festival celebrated with great zeal and fervor. With these festivities, people celebrate the great cultural heritage of India. The prismatic diversity of India leads to innumerable narratives for Navratri. Navratri is celebrated in the honor of divine Goddess Durga. During Navratri, vibrant colors along with rhythmic dance adorn the pandals. Colorful dresses, dandiya sticks and garba dance are specially bonded with the celebration of auspicious Navratri. However, in northeastern and eastern states of India, Durga Puja is synonymous with Navratri. Celebrations for auspicious Navratri will be ringing in two days from now. Celebrations for Navratri will initiate from September 21st and will be continued until September 29th, followed by Dussehra on the tenth day. For your special Garba night with friends and family, here are some popular dandiya and Garba songs from Bollywood to groove to during this Navratri.

Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje

This rhythmic song from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 1999 directed classic Indian romantic film, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam beautifully captures the essence of dandiya and garba dance. An evergreen song, Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje, still hits the chords of heart and is a perfect song to groove to. Sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod and Karsan Sagathia, the musical excellence of Ismail Durbar, Dholi Taaro Dhol Baje is an irresistible song for Garba nights.

Nagada Sang Dhol

Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Osaman Mir, this peppy song Nagada Sang Dhol from 2013 Indian romantic crime drama film- Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, features Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Supriya Pathak. It is a garba song from 2013 film Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. A fusion song of Gujarati and Punjabi music, in this song, Gujarati lyrics are mingled with the music of dhols. Upbeat music of this song energizes as well as encourages one to hit the dance floor.


This beautiful song from 2013 celebrated movie Kai Po Che is a must for every auspicious occasion. Fresh beats of this song along with amazing lyrics can compel anyone for a dandiya or garba dance. Sung by Shruti Pathak, Divya Kumar and Amit Trevedi, Shubharambh is a modern version of pooja vandana. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Kai Po Che is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life.

Dola Dole

A song from 2004 romantic drama film, Bride and Prejudice, directed by Gurinder Chaddha beautifully portrays the essence of Gujarati tradition. Rhythmic Gujarati beats along with the clicking of Dandiya are the highlights of this song. This 2004 film was a Bollywood style adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice.

Disco Dandiya

A peppy number with an amalgamation of disco beats with traditional Gujarati folk music from Babbar Subhash directed 1989 Indian Hindi romance film, Love Love Love. This song is still a favorite to groove to during Garba nights.

Kesariyo Rang

This classic song from Falguni Pathak’s 2013 album Odhini Odhu is mandatory for Navratri’s playlist. People irrespective of their age, dance to the rhythmic beats of this awesome song. Amidst the celebrations, this song adds to the vibrancy of dandiya and garba dance.

O Re Gori

This is a Navratri special song featuring Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel from 2002 romantic Bollywood film, Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage. Lengthiest song of the film covering a span of 8minutes and 15 seconds, O Re Gori was sung by Abhijeet Bhattacharya and Alka Yagnik. Film Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage was directed by Vikram Bhatt, starring Amisha Patel and Hrithik Roshan in lead role. It is a perfect song to groove to during Navratri, O Re Gori captures fun and frolic of nine days of Navratri with its amazing beats.

Chogada – Love Yatri

This song from the movie Love Yatri featuring Warina Hussain and Aayush Sharma is the latest one in our list. The beats of the song are perfect for performing Garba with Dandiya sticks. It is surely going to lift your mood and give you a boost while performing Garba this Navratri.

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