Pick up the sticks

Women participating in Navaratri Dandiya. Photo: Nagara Gopal  

If you are planning to go dancing this Navaratri, here is a Dandiya playlist of some old and new songs that is an absolute must .

Song: Dholi Taro Dhol

Film : Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

This vibrant number is a must-have. Kavitha Krishnamoorthy and Vinod Rathod up the ante with this folksy number.

Song: Rangeelo Maro Dholna

Album: Pyaar ke Geet

The passion, energy and the joy of Navratri...this song has it all. Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora jive to the racy beats. Shubha Mudgal’s sonorous voice carries an infectious and irresistible energy.

Song: Shubhaarambh

Film: Kai Po Che!

Composed by Amit Trivedi, the song recreates Gujarat in all its glory during the Navaratri. The sound of the shehnai, the wonderful chorus and spirited rendition of the singers are hard to ignore.

Song: Radha Kaise Na Jale

Film: Lagaan

All is fair in love and war! A lovely composition by A.R. Rahman, this is a perfect song for young lovers!

Song: O Radha Teri Chunri

Film: Student of the year

Radhas and Krishnas of gen next will dig this song that has Alia Bhatt and the dashing Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra, shaking a leg.

Song: Balam Pichkari

Film: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

So what if it is a Holi song. It recreates the same excitement and festive mood for Navaratri.

Film: Cocktail

Song: Tumhi Ho Bandhu

Spice up your Dandiya party with this pulsating number. Featuring party and electronic music beats, it is sure to boost your spirits.

You could get the older people dancing to some of the beautiful old Bollywood numbers, remixed with the Gujarati dhol beats.

Song: Suhana Safar

Film: Madhumati

This evergreen Bollywood song is quite a popular dance number.

Song: Aadha Hain Chandrama Raat Aadhi

Film: Navrang

Another beauty sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor.

Song: Aaja Sanam Madhura

Film: Chori Chori

This song, which features Nargis Dutt and Raj Kapoor, adds nostalgia to your celebration.

(Apart from Bollywood numbers, for the purists there are beautiful Gujarati garba and dandiya songs)

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