Navratri 2021: Nagada Sang Dhol to Udi Udi Jaaye; 10 songs that will make a perfect Garba playlist


A nine-day festival, dedicated to the goddess Durga and her nine avatars, Navratri 2021, kicked off on October 7 this year. The sacred feast is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm throughout the country. This is the moment when everyone puts their traditional game ace into play while dressing to perform garba and dandiya. Speaking of which, for years now, Bollywood has been producing many pieces that are perfect for a garba party. This craze started with the Falguni Pathak albums and has grown in popularity over the years. If you are passionate about dandiya and Garba, we have listed some Bollywood songs here to help you get in the groove.

Nagada Sang Dhol

Nagada Sang Dhol is a song from the 2013 movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela – RamLeela. The song features Deepika Padukone performing the traditional Gujarati folk dance called Garba. According to reports, the lehenga that Deepika Padukone wore in the song weighed over 30 kilograms. The actress is not only beautiful but also manages to wow audiences with her exceptional dance prowess.


Featured in the songlist for the movie Mitron, Kamariya features Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra enjoying the garba vibe. Since the release of the song, he sets the mood for the Garba evening.

Dholi taro

The evergreen song Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje is a romantic song by Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam which stars Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Sanjay Leela Bhansali illustrated the song beautifully, making it as colorful as the festival itself. The song is a perfect piece for Garba parties, whether it’s lyrics or rhythms. The melody is so energetic that you can’t help but groove on this song. The song is sung by Kavita Krishnamurthy, Vinod Rathod and Karsan Sagathia, the lyrics are by Mehboob and the music is given by Ismail Darbar.


Dholida is from the movie Loveyatri with Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussian in the lead role. This song aptly creates its own magic and sets the dance scene on fire.

Udi Udi Jaaye

This list is incomplete without adding the magnificent track of ‘Raees’. The song has deliberate dandiya beats, and they’re so catchy that even a non-dancer would be tempted to play Garba. The beat of the song is even halfway so that we can have a simple Garba routine on it. The song is sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Bhoomi Trivedi and Karsan Das Sagathia. The lyrics are written by Javed Akhtar while the music is composed by Ram Sampath.


Chogada is another piece from the Loveyatri movie. It has been at the top of Navaratri’s list since its release. Not only do the main actors perform the garba, but the high heat beats create a groove on their own.


The song is taken from the movie ‘Kai Po Che’ and has already made its way into many garba playlists since its release. The bouncy song has a lot of Gujarati flavor which only makes Garba lovers groove it. The visuals for the song are also exciting and energetic, resulting in “dandiya night goals”. The song is sung by Shruti Pathak and Divya Kumar, while the lyrics are written by Swanand Kirkire and the music is composed by Amit Trivedi.

Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi

Well, your Garba playlist will be absolutely incomplete without the hit songs by Falguni Pathak. Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi was released in the 90s and yet remains one of Navratri’s most popular tracks.

Lahu Muh Lag Gaya

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone featured in this song which gave Garba a romantic touch. The track is taken from the movie Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela and is perfect for those who are dating their bae and want to create some pleasant memories. The song is sung by Shail Hada, Osman Mir, Shadab Faridi and Altamash Faridi. The lyrics of the song are written by Siddharth-Garima and the music is composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Hoon Main bet

Pari Hoon Main is yet another piece of Falguni Pathak without which the Navratri festival would be absolutely incomplete. With Pathak’s melodious voice, the song is about being an angel.

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