Mahashivratri is one of the most enjoyed festivals of India. Lord Shiva is the idol of many and the god of power has a truly dedicated mass following. Although, there are many theories about the origin and celebration of Mahashivratri but two of them are famous widely. Theory one suggests that on this day Lord Shiva performed ‘Tandava Nritya’; thus, the night is celebrated as the great night of Shiva.

The second theory is famous of them all, as the beliefs are that Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati on this day and the night is celebrated as the marriage anniversary of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The celebration on this day involves praying, fasting and worshipping the God Of Power. Bhajans add a holy touch to the festival but Bollywood songs add way too much fun.

Here Are 5 Bollywood Songs Dedicated To Lord Shiva On Mahashivratri:

1. O Shivji Bihane Chale- Munimji (1955)

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Singer: Hemant Kumar

This song was composed by S.D. Burman and lyrics were penned by Shailendra. The song from the movie Munimji has a true Shivratri zest.

This sums up the whole Shivratri flavor and is a story in itself.

2. Chale Bhole Baba Byah Rachane Ko- Kailashpati (1962)

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Singer: Mohammad Rafi

In the voice of veteran singer Mohammad Rafi, the song is a story in itself. The song was composed by Avinash Vyas and it has all the flavors, you need for Lord Shiva’s marriage anniversary.

3. Aate Hain Kashi Se Hokar- Kailashpati (1962)

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Singer: Mahendra Kapoor

Same movie but another track from Kailashpati is exhibiting the journey of Lord Shiva. It has all the essence of the festival.

4. Satyam Shivam Sundaram- Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978)

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Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Sung in the voice of singing Queen Lata Mangeshkar the song has beautiful lyrics. The song is dedicated to the Shiva and it has a mellifluous touch. Composed by the legendary dynamic duo of all time Laxmikant and Pyarelal, the song is apt for the festival.

5. Jai Jai Shiv Shankar- Aap Ki Kasam (1974)

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Singer: Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

This is the fun song. Exhibiting the devotion to Lord Shiva in a really fun and cheerful way, the song is composed by R.D Burman and penned by Anand Bakshi. Without this song, your Shivratri celebration will be incomplete.

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Happy Mahashivratri!!!!

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7 March, 2016
Avni S. Singh

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