Friday, February 6, 2015

Best Indian Wedding Songs of Bollywood

Best Indian Wedding Songs of Bollywood

Best Indian Wedding Songs of Bollywood
Bollywood-inspired shaadis are evergreen favourites of all Indians. Wherever there is an Indian wedding, Bollywood songs are added to it automatically. However, here is a classic example of how a wrong song at a right time can spoil the whole occasion.
I recently attended a wedding and during theJaimaala when the groom was just about to put the garland around bride’s neck, the "overactive" D.J. played this Punjabi song- Lak 28 kudi da, 47 weight kudi da. Now, the moment that is supposed to be very special, suddenly turned really funny and bizarre.
So, to avoid such blunders, a list of songs for all occasions should be made beforehand and given to the DJ. Here, to help you with this task, we have prepared a complete list of evergreen and must-have wedding songs, which Bollywood has conjured since decades.
These songs are perfect to make you fall in love with every moment and every ceremony that goes into making a beautiful traditional Indian wedding.

Top Bollywood Mehendi Songs

  1. Mehendi Lagaungi Mai Sajna Ke Naam Ki (You can’t go wrong on this one! Superb beats!)
  2. Mehendi Ni Mehendi (Sung by Harshdeep Kaur)
  3. Mehndi Hai Rachne Valli (Film- Zubeida)
  4. Mehendi Ki Raat Aayi (Album- Jaana Hai Bollywood)
  5. Mehendi Mehendi (Film- Chori Chori Chupke Chupke)
  6. Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna (Film- Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge)
  7. Mehendi Se Likh Gori Hath Par Mere (Film- Balmaa)
  8. Mehendi Rang Laayi (Film- Chal Mere Bhai)

Top Indian Wedding Sangeet Songs

  1. Asan Hun Tur Jana (you can’t help getting a tear in eye looking at your sister/daughter dancing to this one. Film- Arpan)
  2. Banno Rani (Film- 1947 Earth)
  3. Bumro Bumro (Film- Mission Kashmir)
  4. Mere Hathon Mai Nau Nau Choodiyan Hain (Film- Chandni)
  5. Mai Sasural Nahi Jaungi Doli Rakh Do (another Yashraj classic wedding song from the film Chandni)
  1. Rukmani Rukmani (Film- Roja. It is a naughty teaser for Bride)
  2. Yeh Galiya Yeh Chaubara (a heart touching song. Film- Prem Rog)
  3. Sajan Sajan Teri Dulhan (Film- Aarzoo)
  4. Bole Chudiyaan (Film- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham)
  5. Navrai Majhi (Film- English Vinglish)
  6. Mahi Ve (Film- Kal Ho Na Ho)
  7. Gal Meethi Meethi Bol (Film- Aisha)
  8. Sasuraal Genda Phool (Film- Delhi 6)
  9. Kajra Mohabbat Wala (Film- Tanu Weds Manu)
  10. London Thumakda (Film- Queen)
Romantic Dance Songs for the Couple
Nowadays, many couples put up a special performance on their sangeet or engagement ceremony, along with their family and friends. Well, here is a list of some super-romantic tracks for them.
  1. Tum Se Hi (Film- Jab We Met)
  2. Khuda Jaane (Film- Bachna Ae Haseeno)
  3. Pehli Nazar (Film- Race)
  4. Main Waari Jaavan (Film- Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya)
  5. O Re Piya (Film- Aaja Nachle)

Best Baaraat Entrance Songs

  1. Le Jayenge Le Jayenge Dilwale Dulhaniya (Film- Chor Machaye Shor)
  2. Heeriye Sehraa Bandh Ke Mai Aaya Re... Tenu leke (Film- Salaame-Ishq)
  3. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (Film- Mujhse Shaadi Karogi)
  4. Saajan Ji Ghar Aaye (Film- Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai)
  5. Dulhan Toh Jayegi Dulhe Raja Ke Saath (Film- Dulhe Raja)
  6. Aaye Hum Baarati (Film- Jigar)
  7. Mera Piya Ghar Ayaa- (Film- Tezaab)
  8. Chote Chote Bhaiyon Ke (This song is best for groom's tilak. Film- Hum Saath Saath Hain)
  9. Tere Dware Pe Aai Baraat (Film- Vivah)

Best Songs for Indian Bride's Entrance

  1. Din Shagna Da Aaya Ni Aao Sakhiyon (Beautiful song which is played when Bride enters the wedding mandap. Film- Dillagi)
  2. Dulhe Ka Sehra Suhana Lagta Hai (Film- Dhadkan)
  3. Sab Ki Baaratein Aayi (Film- Janam Samjha Karo)
  4. Dil Laga Liya (Film- Dil Hain Tumahara)
  5. Saat Phero Ke Saato Vachan (Film- Bhool na Jana)
  6. Teri Ore (Film- Singh is Kinng)
  7. Paalki Mein Hoge Saawar Chali Re (This song is perfect for fun brides. Film- Hero)
Best Jaimala Songs
  1. Taare Hain Baraati (Film- Virasat)
  2. Wah Wah Ram Ji (Film- Hum Aapke hain Koun)
  3. Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (Film- Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge)

Romantic Wedding Songs for the Couple

  1. Kinna Sohna Tenu Rab Ne Banaya (Singer: Nusrat Fateh ali Khan)
  2. Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mai Tum Bahar Banker (Film- Raja Hindustani)
  3. Balle Balle (Film- Bride and Prejudice)
  4. Aap Ki Nazron Ne Samjha (Film- Anpadh)
  5. Gur Naal Ishq Se Mitha (Singer: Bally Sagoo)
  6. Sapne Mai Milti Hain (Film- Satya)

Teasing Songs in Wedding (Adding to the ched-chad atmosphere of the wedding!)

  1. Maiya Yashoda Ye Tera Kanhaiya (Film- Hum Saath Saath Hain)
  2. Ek Kunwara Phir Gaya Maara (Film- Masti)
  3. Kalli Teri Choti (Film- Bahaar Aane Tak)
  4. Baari Barsi (Film- Band Baaja Baaraat)
  5. Aayo Re Aayo Re Aayo Re Maro Dholna (Album- Pyar ke Geet)
  6. Kala Shah Kala (Singer: Anamika)
  7. Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (Film- Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai)
  8. Mai Ne Mai (Film- Hum Aapke Hain Koun)
  9. Didi Tera Dewar Deewana (Film- Hum Aapke Hain Koun)
  10. O Mummy Daddy (Film- Deewana Mastana)
  11. Dil Da Mamla Hai dilbar... Mast Kalandar (Film- Heyy Babyy)
  12. Radha (Film- Student of the Year)

Best Bollywood Vidaai Songs

Most soulful songs for the time when bride says goodbye to her family, her home, her friends. Leaving everything behind, she is entering a new phase in her life.

  1. Sada Chidiyan Da Chamba Ve (Film- Kabhi Kabhie)
  2. Babul Jo Tumne Sikhaya (Film- Hum Aapke Hain Koun)
  3. Ye Betiyan Toh Babul ki Raaniya Hai (Film- Na Tum Jano Na Hum)
  4. Baba Ki Rani Hoon (Film- Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai)
  5. Babul Ki Duaayein Leti Ja (Film- Neel Kamal- right from lyrics to music, this song is a classic vidaai number in all the aspects)
  6. Babul Ka Yeh Ghar Gori Kuch Din (Film- Daata. Listen to it and you will know why it is here!)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Who are some great Indians that most people have not heard of?

Jadav "Molai" Payeng  is a Mishing tribe environmental activist and forestry worker from Jorhat, India.

A little more than 30 years ago, Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in north-east India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Payeng planted — single-handedly.

While it's taken years for Payeng's remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn't take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest. Demonstrating a keen understanding of ecological balance, Payeng even transplanted ants to his burgeoning ecosystem to bolster its natural harmony.

Soon the shadeless sandbar was transformed into a self-functioning environment where a menagerie of creatures could dwell. The forest, called the Molai woods, now serves as a safe haven for numerous birds, deer, rhinos, tigers and elephants — species increasingly at risk from habitat loss.

Jadav Payeng was honoured at a public function arranged by the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 22nd April, 2012 for his remarkable achievement.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Who are some great Indians that most people have not heard of?

Mr. P V Saar, the puppet seller, Connaught Place, Delhi

He is alive inspiration and a real example of  never say die attitude, at the age of 75.

Mr Sahay is a living example for the people who are scared to struggle, he is 75 and still working. At this age, he commutes daily from Rohtak (which is about 85 km from Delhi) with a bag full of puppets which makes difficult for him to even walk.

He has a railway pass which enables him to commute daily from Rohtak. He earns for his wife, married daughter and her children. He happens to be a Retired Bank manager, of a multinational bank but that bank stopped operations in India. He had a son who was a  chartered accountant, he had spent all his fortune for his son's career.

His son moved to Bahrain, UAE without informing him and after some time a news came to him that his son had died in an accident, now he was the sole bread winner for his family, and he had already spent all his fortune on his son.

He chose to accept the fate and started working to support his family and never asked for help from anyone. He doesn't deserve what he is doing at this age.

Here is the inspiring video about "Mr. Sahay"!

Kumbh Mela meaning, types and rituals

The Meaning of Kumbh
The literal meaning of Kumbh is a pitcher, but its elemental meaning is something else. Even as a symbol of pitcher, Kumbh is synonymous with holy activities as in daily life a pitcher (or kalash) is an integral part of all sacred activities in Hindu culture, and this pitcher is a symbol of Kumbh.
Holy scriptures say that in a pitcher, its mouth (opening) symbolizes the presence of Vishnu, its neck that of Rudra, the base of Brahama, all goddesses in the center and the entire oceans in the interior, thus encompassing all the four Vedas. This itself establishes the significance of the Kumbh as symbolized by the pitcher.
Different Forms of Kumbh
We shall not dwell upon the literary meaning of the word Kumbh, but we would like to mention the synonyms and origins. The Kumbh is a pitcher. Kumbh is the human body, it is the abdomen, and the sea, earth, sun and Vishnu are synonyms of Kumbh. The pitcher, sea, river, ponds and the well are symbols of Kumbh as the water from these places is covered from all sides. The sky has the cover of the wind, the sun covers the entire universe with its light, and the human body is covered with cells and tissues. That is why it is Kumbh. Desire, that is longing, is also Kumbh. God Vishnu is also Kumbh as He pervades the entire creation, and the creation pervades in Him.
Elemental Meaning of Kumbh
Kumbh is the confluence of all our cultures. It is the symbol of spiritual awakening. It is the eternal flow of humanity. It is the surge of rivers, forests and the ancient wisdom of the sages. It is the flow of life itself. It is the symbol of the confluence of nature and humanity. Kumbh is the source of all energy. Kumbh makes humankind realize this world and the other, sins and blessings, wisdom and ignorance, darkness and light. Holy rivers are the symbols of the lyrical flow of humanity. Rivers are indicators of the flow of water of life in the human body itself. In the human body that is an embodiment of home, nothing is possible without the five elements. The elements – fire, wind, water, earth and sky – symbolize the human body. The great sage-poet Sant Kabir has explained this sublime thought in his typical manner.

The Himalaya is the abode of the soul of the gods. The Holy Ganga embarks upon its journey from there, encompassing the forests, the mountain sages and the culture of the villages. The Yamuna is a co-traveler as it puts an end to all sins, and it is known variously as Tripathga, Shivpuri and other names. This is the Ganga that liberated the children of the Suryavanshi king Sagar. Its holy water is considered nectar itself.

Five Types of Kumbh Melas

Maha Kumbh Mela - occurring every 144 years - only in Allahabad.
• Purna Kumbh Mela - after every 12 years - last one took place in January 2001 in Allahabad.
• Ardh Kumbh - 6th year after Kumbh Mela.
• Kumbh Mela - every 3rd years, rotating through Prayag, Nasik, Haridwar and Ujjain.
• Magh Mela - Annual, held every year except years of Kumbh Mela and Ardh Kumbh Mela Held in Magh (Jan-Feb); hence the name. Only in Allahabad.

The Site of the Observance Rotating Between Four Pilgrimages Places on Four Sacred Rivers
• Haridwar (Uttarakhand) on the Ganges River.
• Prayag,Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna.
• Nasik (Maharashtra) on the Godavari River.
• Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) on the Shipra River.
Timings: It is celebrated at different locations depending on the position of the planet of Brashpati (Jupiter), the sun and the moon. Positions of the Planets and celebrated location

Prayag (Allahabad)

Take a Dip Make a Wish If you go by the Hindu mythologies, then this is the only time and place in the world where you can unburden your sins and achieve 'Nirvana' from the vicious cycle of birth and re birth. Take dips in the holy water of Ganges that is said to wash away all the sins of a person. Light a Diya and make a wish, they do come true!
Sojourn on the Ashrams on the Banks
To live among the Sadhus, who have dedicated their entire lives in meditation and fulfilling spiritual deeds is indeed a unique experience of life. In Haridwar there are many such Ashrams where tourists can stay to enjoy the life of a saint besides indulging into various Yoga and Meditation regimes. Surrender to Peaceful Activities

Taking dips three times in a day, attending yoga classes, listening to the divine lectures and participating in the cultural programmes are just a few of the activities that one can enjoy during the famous Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Travel to Haridwar and experience the inexperienced. Significance of Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is not just a mere festivity like Diwali and Holi, but holds lot of importance for people in India. People look up to Kumbh Mela with highest regard, as this event gives them a golden opportunity to liberate themselves from the miseries and sufferings of life. It enables them to take a holy dip in the sacred water and wash away all the sins they have committed in the past. People come from different parts of the country to be a part of this sacred ceremony. It is believed that taking a holy dip in water paves way for attainment of Moksha.

Rig Veda has a mention about the significance of convergence of river Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati at Prayag or Sangam.
References can be found about the significance of this ritual in Varaha Purana and Matsya Purana as well. There is a belief that the ashram of the learned Bharadvaja, where Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita lived at the time of their exile, was situated at Sangam. It is said that a number of saints including the great Shankaracharya and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu visited Sangam and observed the Kumbh Mela. The great Indian epics such the Ramayana and Mahabharata have mentioned that a yagna was conducted by Lord Brahma at Sangam. Sacred Bath in Kumbh Mela

Bathing in the holy river on the auspicious occasion of Kumbh Mela is the most important activity for millions of people in India. A large tented city is erected and pilgrims stay at tents owned by Pandas (religious and spiritual guides) and at various ashrams. Others will just camp on the ground or turn up for the actual bathing day. Some of these bathing days are designated "royal," and it is on these days that the naga sadhus (naked mendicants) parade and bathe. On other days there will still be people bathing and other events and random processions.

Rituals Performed at the Kumbh Mela
The main ritual performed at that Kumbh Mela is the ritual bath. Hindus believe that submerging themselves in the sacred waters on the most auspicious day of the new moon will absolve them and their ancestors of sin, thus ending the cycle of rebirth. Pilgrims start lining up to bathe from around 3 a.m. on this day.

As the sun comes up, the different groups of sadhus move in procession towards the river to bathe. The Nagas usually lead, while each group tries to outdo the others with more grandeur and fanfare. The moment is magical, and everyone is absorbed in it.

After bathing, the pilgrims wear fresh clothes and proceed to worship by the river bank. They then walk around listening to discourses from the various sadhus.