Hindi and Urdu wedding songs

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Hindi and Urdu wedding songs are often played during Indian,[1][2] Pakistani and other South Asian weddings.

They are a major genre of Bollywood songs.[3] They often form the backdrop of some very memorable emotional or joyful scenes in Hindi movies.[4]

Traditional wedding music[edit]

In North Western India and Pakistan, shehnai is considered to be the musical instrument announcing a wedding procession. Its South Indian counterpart is nadaswaram. In Northwestern India, a dhol drum is generally played.

Popular Hindi wedding songs[edit]

These are some of most memorable Hindi wedding songs from Hindi movies. Many of them are frequently quoted. Several of them have been rerecorded as remixes and some of them have inspired names of later Hindi movies. They are played during weddings and are often used to accompany dancing.

In addition there are many folk songs in several dialects[5][6] of Hindi regarding weddings; singing, especially by women, has been a tradition.[7] Many of the film songs were inspired by folk songs.

Mehndi[edit]

Keep her ready with mehndi...
  • Mehendi Hai Rachne Wali (Zubeidaa, 2001)
  • "Desi Girl" (Dostana)

Anticipation[edit]

  • Meri Bano Ki Aayegi Baraat (Aaina, 1993)
My banno's (bride to be) baraat will arrive...
  • Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat (Aah, 1953)
The barat of my lord will come...
My dear sister will be a bride...
  • "sar se sarki sarki chunariya".silsila,1982
  • Banno Rani Tumhe Sayani(1947 Earth

Baraat arrival[edit]

Also see Hindi dance songs

They will come and take her...
Today, my friend is getting married...
  • Baharo Phool Barsmao (Suraj, 1966)
O spring breeze, sprinkle flowers...
  • "Pyaara Bhaiya Mera " (Kya Kehna ) 2000)
My Brothers Come As A Groom
  • "lo chali mein" (hum apke hai koun)
  • "bachna aie hasino lo main aa gaya"
  • Tenu leke (Salaam-E-Ishq, 2007)

Harassing and teasing[edit]

OK, take the money, now give back the shoes...
  • Sasural Genda phool (Delhi 6, 2009)
In-laws' house is like marigold flowers...
  • "Didi Tera Dewaar Deewana" from ( Hum Aapke Hain Kaun )
Sister Your Brother In Law Is Crazy

This is an example of the songs that ridicule the baraatis, for example Jodi Ye Jachdi Nai in Gadar (2001).

  • Zoor Ka Jatka (Action Replay)
  • Bhootni Ke (Singh is King)
  • fuly fatu faltu
  • Rookmani Rookmani (Rosa)
  • Main Joru Ka Ghulam (Joru Ka Ghulam)
  • Gal Mithi Mitthi Bol ( Aisha)

Bridal singer[edit]

My bindi will shine...
  • Ai Meri Zohra Jabeen, (Waqt, 1965)
O my bright faced!...
  • Badan pe sitare lapete hue (Prince, 1969)
With stars wrapped around you...
This face shining like the moon...
Are you full moon...

Making a commitment for life[edit]

  • Jab koi baat bigad jaaye (Jurm, 1990)
When something will go wrong...keep me company...
  • Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha (Anpadh, 1962)
In your eyes, I am worthy of love...
  • Tum Agar Saath Dene Ka Vada Karo (Hamraaz, 1967)
If you promise to keep me company...
What you have promised, you will have to...
O my companion, what will be life without you...
May I not take the road, where your home is not...

The phere[edit]

Until the seven rounds have been taken...

The joining[edit]

Sometimes I think, you were made for me...
  • Mera Yaar Dildaar Bada Sona (Jaanwar, 1999))
My beloved friend, so enticing...
Don't look at me...

Blessings[edit]

Vidai[edit]

Also see Babul

Take your daddy's blessings...
  • Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubarafaisal khan atanga chandpur (Prem Rog, 1982)
These lanes and squares...you will not come here again...
For her beloved's home, the lovely bride leaves...
  • Babul ka ye ghar behna ek dinka thikana hai (Daata, 1989)
This father's home is just a day's stay, my sister
  • Baabul Jo Tumne Sikhaya...Sajan Ghar Mein Chali Hum Apke Hai Kaun
  • kehta hai babul babul
  • Kabira (Encore) (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, 2013)

Arrival of the newlyweds[edit]

I have started to forget my daddy's country...
I have nine bangles in each of my hands...
The day has come, you will meet your beloved...
  • Ghunghat Nahin Kholungi (Mother India, 1957)
  • Ye haseen vaadiyaan, ye khula aasmaan...aagaye hum kahaan, ae mere jaanejaa... (Roja, 1992)

Together forever[edit]

  • Ek Bangla Bane Nyaara (President, 1937)
Let there be a new house...
Come, my beloved, come...
  • Tere mere sapane, ab yek rang hain (Guide, 1965)
Now my dreams and yours, are the same color...
When I will be 60, and you 55....
  • Hum Tum Yug Yug Se (Milan)
For many many eons, both of us...

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ His, hers, theirs: Two families join in holy matrimony
  2. ^ जा तुझको सुखी संसार मिले (in Hindi)
  3. ^ The Big Fat Indian Wedding Grows Bigger and Fatter
  4. ^ Karena, Cynthia. (2003). "Monsoon wedding: Raining of tradition". Australian Screen Education 33: 117–119.
  5. ^ Marriage songs from Bhojpuri region By Candramanisimha, Ronald Amend, Published by Kitab Mahal, 1979
  6. ^ छत्तीसगढ़ी विवाह और लोकगीत
  7. ^ Encyclopaedia of Indian literature vol. 2 By Amaresh Datta, Sahitya Akademi, 1988
  8. ^ Shubh Vivah Chords & Notes

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