India is a land of festivals and fairs. One of the biggest festivals celebrated across the country is Navratri. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Mumbai-Ahmedabad to Bihar-Bengal, this Hindu festival dedicated to Goddess Durga is celebrated by one and all. As we begin Navratri 2018 celebrations from October 10, we witness many customs and traditions. Navratri songs, Durga bhakti geet, aarti and bhajans are an important part of the festivities. Just like other parts of the country, singers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have contributed significantly by presenting melodious devotional songs in Bhojpuri and Maithili languages to worship Goddess Durga. Navratri Aarti 2018: From 'Jai Ambe Gauri' to Durga Chalisa Mantra, Best Devotional Songs to Celebrate Navaratri Festival.
Here’s a list of Bhojpuri Navratri songs, Maithili bhakti geet, Durga Maa bhajans and aarti videos, which you can download for free to celebrate the nine-day long festival. Durga, also known as Shakti and Parvati is a primary deity in Shaktism and is revered by millions. Let’s celebrate Sharad Navaratri by reciting these sweet-sounding devotional songs. Mata ki Bhente by Narendra Chanchal: From Bhor Bhai to Je Main Hunda - Popular Devotional Songs For Navratri 2018.
Dhoop Deep Mala Lene By Ram Babu Jha
“Dhoop Deep Mala Lene” is popular Maa Durga aarti from Ram Babu Jha’s 2006 album Maiya Ke Pooja. You are most likely to come across this melodious devotional Maithili song in honour of Devi Maa during Navratri and Durga Puja festival. It is highly popular among masses both as Durga bhajan and aarti. The lyrics of this bhakti geet expresses a devotee’s excitement to worship Goddess Shakti. It talks about keeping diya (lamp), phool (flowers) and puja ki thali ready while waiting for Jagdamba to arrive and bless them all. “Dhoop Deep Mala Lene” is one beautiful rendition you must play and sing along this Navaratri festival.
Jai Jai Jai Durga Maharani By Sharda Sinha
“Kaali, Durga, Bhagwati, Naam Rate Sab Ko. Aye Maiyaa Ke Darbaar Se, Khali Jaye Na Koi,” these are lyrics of “Jai Jai Jai Durga Maharani” song by Sharda Sinha. The immensely popular folk-singer from Bihar gives us this musical gem. In her soothing voice, the veteran singer prays to Goddess Durga. The singer venerates maa Shakti who is known by different names among her staunch devotees. From Durga Maharani, Vindhyachal Rani, Adi Shakti, Jai Jagmata and so many more names of mother goddess Durga is recited by the singer and so should you while playing it on the nine-days of Navratri festival.
Laale Laal Phool Analai By Ram Babu Jha
Another favourite devotional song by Maithili singer Ram Babu Jha is “Laale Laal Phool Analai.” As we all know, red flowers are favourite of Maa Durga, the singer talks about getting it to offer to the goddess. The lyrics of the song begin with, “Laale Laal Phool Analai, Hey Ambike Bhawani. Puja Karab Konake, Se Baat Hum Nai Jaani.” It is quite an emotional bhakti geet about devotees seeking blessings from Durga, who is their protector.
Durga Song Jukebox in Bhojpuri by Manoj Tiwari
Politician Manoj Tiwari remains one of the most loved Bhojpuri singers. The actor-singer has sung numerous devotional songs for various Hindu deities including Goddess Durga. For Navratri 2018 celebrations, nothing would be better than this non-stop Durga Maa song jukebox by Manoj Tiwari. The songs are – “Vindhyachal Mandir Mein,” “Baadi Sher Par Sawaar,” “Kaise Ke Aai Tohra Dhaam,” “Maihar Wali Maiya,” “Arji Pathaule Baani,” “Sabhi Ke Asra Tohaar” and “Chunariya Lehare Na.” You must listen to them in a loop.
Navratri 2018 festival will continue till October 18, Thursday. It began with Shailputri Puja on the first day and will conclude with Siddhidatri Puja on the ninth and final day. Durga Puja also is known as Durgotsava will commence from October 15 and last until October 19. It is popular in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and other eastern parts of the country. Irrespective of different ways of celebrations, Bhojpuri and Maithili devotional songs are bound to be a hit among the masses.