Lohri 2023: Popular songs to add to your Lohri playlist
There are numerous Lohri-themed Bollywood and Punjabi songs that capture the joy and spirit of the occasion. Here are some songs that you can include in your Lohri playlist this year.
Lohri 2023: Come January 13 and people across North India will gear up to celebrate the much-awaited harvest festival of Lohri that also marks the end of winter solstice. On this day, people from Punjab and also from Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Jammu gather around bonfires to bid adieu to winter and welcome longer days with prayers, dance, and traditional Lohri songs. (Also read: Lohri 2023: Who was Dulha Bhatti and how's he related to Lohri? Know the story)
Lohri is a cultural celebration of Punjabi people, and has long been a staple of Bollywood films. The festival is often used as a backdrop for bonding and romance between lead characters, and there are numerous Lohri-themed Bollywood and Punjabi songs that capture the joy and spirit of the occasion.
Here are some songs that you can include in your Lohri playlist this year:
1. Lo aa gayi Lohri ve from Veer Zaara
Lo aa gayi Lohri ve, featured in the 2004 film Veer Zara. The song stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Preity Zinta, and Shah Rukh Khan, and is set in a village in Punjab, adding a realistic touch to the Lohri celebrations.
2. Sundar Mundari Oye
Another popular Lohri song is "Sundar Mundari Oye," which appears in the Punjabi film "Asa Nu Maan Watna Da" and is sung by Harbhajan Mann.
3. Charha De Rang
The song "Charha De Rang" from the film "Yamla Pagla Deewana," featuring the Deol brothers, is another memorable Lohri song, with its traditional dance around the bonfire and the warm, romantic plotline.
4. Balle Balle
"Balle Balle," featuring Jimmy Sheirgill and Neeru Bajwa and sung by Feroz Khan and Sarabjit Kaur, is another beloved Lohri song, appearing in the film "Mel Karade Rabba."
5. Chappa Chappa
"Chappa Chappa," from the film "Maachis," with music by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics by Gulzar, is a foot-tapping Lohri song set against the backdrop of Punjab militancy.
Manni D's "Lohri Song" celebrates the festival with the singer dancing and singing, while "Laal Ghaagra," from "Good Newwz" starring Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar, captures the joy of the first Lohri celebration for a newborn baby.
As Lohri 2023 approaches, these and many other Lohri-themed songs will be played to add excitement and cheer to the celebration of the end of winter. In addition to the music and dance, traditional foods like popcorn, peanuts, and rewari will be tossed into the bonfire as part of the celebrations.
Lohri is an important cultural event for the Punjabi community and is celebrated on January 13 each year in Punjab and other parts of northern India.