Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that is celebrated in a rather grand manner in Maharasthra. Most cities like Mumbai and Pune, play gracious hosts to Ganpati and bid him a memorable farewell, every year. The spirit of this festival has been represented in popular culture, such as in television and films. Bollywood ventures Don, Agneepath starring Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan, have paid a tribute to Lord Ganesha with their foot-tapping tracks such as Morya Morya and Deva Shree Ganesha.
The essence of Ganesh Chaturthi has been displayed aptly in Marathi cinema as well. With this festival being so dear to most Maharasthrians, it is but natural to find representations of Lord Ganesha in several Marathi films such as Katyar Karjat Ghusli and Dagdi Chaawl. On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we list the 5 best Ganesha songs in Marathi movies:
Sur Nigas Ho- Katyar Karjat Ghusli
Sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Anandi Joshi, this soulful track makes for a great listen on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The vibrant visuals of this number, perfectly encompass the spirit of this festival and Mahadevan does justice to the track, with his heartfelt act.
Watch: Sur Nigas Ho from Katyar Karjat Ghusli
Prathan Tula Vandito- Ashtvinayak
Sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Vasantrao Deshpande, this Ganesh bhajan from the film is melodious and makes for a soothing listen. The video showcases the actors singing and praying to Lord Ganesha.
Watch: Prathan Tula Vandito from Ashtvinayak
Panchantund Nararundmaladhar- Balgandharv
This number is sung by Anand Bhate and is a simple yet heartwarming Ganesha number. The video showcases a group of people singing the track on stage.
Watch: Panchantund Nararundmaladhar from Balgandharv
Morya- Daagdi Chaawl
Unlike other soulful Ganesha songs, Morya is an out and out upbeat number, sung by Adasrh Shinde. Starring Marathi actor Ankush Chaudhary, this foot-tapping number would make up want to get and dance!
Watch: Morya from Daagdi Chaawl
Deva Shree Morya- Govinda
Another upbeat track, this one sung by Shankar Mahadevan has a rather catchy tune as well as beats. The video features popular Marathi actor Swwapnil Joshi, who does justice to the track with his energetic and spirited form.
Watch: Deva Shree Morya from Govinda