Fer bani uston mithi mithi reoeri;
Rel mil sare khaiye Til De naal;
Te maniye assi khushiyan bhari Lohri
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Traditionally, Lohri was celebrated with songs, food, dance (especially bhangra and gidda) and music (especially dhol) in a traditional style. Lohri means good food, dance, and fun with friends and family. The music is especially important since there are many traditional special Lohri songs that have been sung for generations together. Today, along with these Desi songs, Bollywood music and DJ mixes are also part of the celebrations. But, Lohri songs are the very life of the whole celebration hence they are sung together with much vigor and excitement for all.
People simply love to dance to the tunes of the musical songs. “Dhol” is especially the main part of the overall festivity; the whole dancing is dependent on the rhythms of the Dhol. Many Bollywood movies have also depicted Lohri with special songs and choreography in traditional settings. People dance around the bonfire under the open skies marking the end of wintry colder months.
You can take inspiration from the Music list below for your Lohri celebration –
The traditional Punjabi songs for Lohri are fun and full of teasing. The most famous song celebrates the Robin Hood of Punjab – “Dullah Bhatti”
Tera kaun vicharaa ho!
Dullah Bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paata ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
Bade bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari itt!
Sanoo de de Lohri, te teri jeeve jodi!
Other songs include
Ai ghar ameera da!!
It means – “A Box filled with old tattered cloth strips but this house is of the rich!”
Ai ghar bhukka
It means – Hukka! Oh! Hukka! This house is full of misers or is empty!
1. Lo Aa Gayee Lohri Ve from Veer Zaara
2. Sona Sona- Major Saab
3. Balle Balle- Bride and Prejudice
4. Boliyaan- Aloo Chaat
5. Mauja Hi Mauja- Jab We Met
6. Sadi Gali- Tanu Weds Manu
7. London Thumakda- Queen
8. Sajh Dhaj Ke – Mausam
Punjabi Movie & Pop Songs
1. Massan Leya by Raj Ghumman
2. Pa de Lohri and sanu de Lohri folk song by Raj Ghumman
3. Hadippa by Mika Singh
4. Tutak Tutak Tutian – dhol factory
5. O jayegi Balle Balle by daler Mehndi
A Lohri party is incomplete without music, it has life and vibrancy in every word sung and every beat played on the dhol. The Lohri marks the fulfillment of the vows and traditions.
Wishing you a fun-filled, musical and happy Lohri!!
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