Happy Holi: Away from deafening DJs, listen to these classical Holi songs

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Updated: March 20, 2019 9:55:49 PM

Happy Holi Song and Video 2019: Beyond the deafening sounds of new-age Bollywood numbers running on high decibel, these soulful songs will make your Holi more enriched.

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Happy Holi 2019: The festival of colours Holi is here and like every other Indian festival and celebration, it is also incomplete without songs and dance. But the new-age Holi is far from the Holi of earlier times when it was about classical music, dance and colours, where people used to relax and listen to soothing Hindustani classical Holi songs.
There are several classical Holi songs that always bring the yesteryear’s charm to the festival of colour. These are some evergreen tracks with heart-touching lyrics.

Beyond the deafening sounds of new-age Bollywood numbers running on high decibel, these soulful songs will make your Holi more enriched. Here is a list of top Hindustani classical Holi songs that you must listen this Holi:

1. Udat Abir Gulal By Girija Devi
This classical Holi song ‘Udat Abir Gulal’ is in the raag Gara and is sung by the great Hindustani classical singer Girija Devi.

2. Hori Khelan Kaise Jaoon by Shobha Gurtu
This melodious Holi song by Hindustani classical singer Shobha Gurtu will take you on a journey in time of year’s gone by.

3. Aaj Biraj Me Hori Re Rasia by Shobha Gurtu
Another gem by Shobha Gurtu, this is the evergreen Aaj Biraj Me Hori Re Rasia song essential for any Holi celebration but unlike the new age, high on volume rendations, this one is for those who love classical music.

4. Rang Na Daro Shyamji by Kumar Gandharva
For Hindustani classical music lovers, Kumar Gandharva needs no introduction. His Holi song Rang Na Daro Shyamji based on raag Sohni is for here to cherish every time, not just Holi.

5. Kinu Sang Khelu Holi by Lata Mangeshkar
Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar voice, Meerabai’s lyrics and Hridaynath Mangeshkar’s music. Need we say more?

This song of Meerabai, Kinu Sang Khelu Holi, is a plea to lord to play Holi with his beloved Meera and Lata Mangeshkar brings out that pain of love to perfection.

The list of Hindustani classical songs on Holi is huge but we have brought to you the best ones to make this Holi of yours one to remember for ages. Happy Holi.

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