Sanson Ki Mala Pe

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"Sanson ki Mala Pe"
Single by
Genre Bhajan & Qawwali
Length 7:19
Writer(s) Meera Bai
"Sanson Ki Mala Pe"
Song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from the album Greatest Hits, Devotional Songs
Released 1979
Genre Qawwali, bhajan
Length 21:47
Writer(s) Meerabai
Composer(s) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Sanson Ki Mala Pe (literally: On the rosary of breath) is a bhajan originally sung by Meerabai (c. 1498 – c. 1557 AD), a Rajput princess and a Hindu mystic from Rajasthan in praise of Lord Krishna. The song has been sung by many famous artists, and is one of the most popular songs of legendary vocalist, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and was first played by Khan when he first visited India in 1979. The song remains popular in most Qawwali concerts, Music Reality Shows and devotional gatherings.


This song is also sung with minor modifications such as saanson ki maala pe simrun mai 'Shiv' ka naam. The song was used in the 1997 Hindi film Koyla featuring Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit.