Saturday, March 12, 2011

All Time Popular Mehendi Songs

Weddings in India are filled with functions galore. Fun, family and festivities are what it is all about, resulting in an abundance of diverse activities. One such function is the mehendi ceremony. Since the wedding time can be stressful and chaotic to say the least, the mehendi event is a great way for families and friends to relax and celebrate with the bride and groom. Traditionally over the years and even in contemporary times music plays a huge part in the mehendi function.

Mehendi festivities generally include traditional folk songs, dholak playing and lots of fun dancing! Nowadays most wedding functions have tons of peppy and sentimental Hindi songs from Bollywood movies old and new. Here’s a list of some of the more popular film related mehendi and wedding songs that are a part of many a mehendi compilation:

1. Mehendi Hai Rachne Wali - Zubeida

2. Mehendi Lage Ke Rakhna - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

3. Mehendi Ki Raat - Models

4. Bhumbro Bhumbro - Mission Kashmir

5. O Mehndi Rang Layi

6. Saajan Saajan - Arzoo

7. Taare Hai Baraati- Virasat

8. Kabh Kabhi - Kabhi Kabhi

9. Gal Mithi Mithi Bol - Aisha

10. Desi Girl - Dostana

11. Mahi Ve - Kal Ho Na Ho

12. Mujhe Rang De - Takshak

13. Jiya Jale - Dil Se

14. Gori Hai Kalaiya

15. Mehndi Mehndi - Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

16. Madhorama Pencha - Monsoon Wedding

A good mix of slow and wedding style songs is what you need for a mehendi ceremony. The mood often ranges from enthusiastic and celebratory to sentimental and emotional. Very often the bride’s friends and relatives also do choreographed dance sequences from Bollywood films and folk group dances at the mehendi and haldi ceremonies. Often a women only event, a few risque numbers and songs to tease the bride are also a welcome yet appropriate addition. Since the mehendi is all about the bride and is a precursor to how she is going to leave her home and go with her husband to be, you can also compile certain songs that have a special meaning for you and your family. The henna is not the only important aspect...a good mehendi play-list should have everyone either humming and singing along or shaking a leg on the dance floor!

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