Indian music is so much more than songs in movies that are currently just remixes of old ones. We have a treasure trove of classical and folk songs in various languages like Telugu, Kannada, Odia, Maithili, Gujarati, Assamese, and Marathi among others. A Twitter user recently started a thread to collate all of these songs so that all of us could enjoy our musical, linguistic, and cultural diversity.
What is your favorite song in your native language?
Please participate by dropping in your suggestions.
The thread will be helpful for all of us in realizing and appreciating our linguistic and cultural diversity
— True Indology (@TIinExile) September 2, 2020
And people from all parts of the country shared their favourite melodies in their native languages. Take a look.
This is my favorite one. It is in #Maithili. A language spoken in North Bihar and Nepal.https://t.co/dgdEv0Xe2E
This song depicts how Goddess Parvati's mother reacts after seeing (the groom) Lord Shiva at the wedding. You can understand the song even if you don't know Maithili
— Aditi (@_Aditi13_) September 2, 2020
Old Marathi classics are my favourite. The list is so long. But two of my most favourites are:
1)'ब्रह्म, विष्णु आणि महेश्वर सामोरी बसले मला हे दत्त गुरू दिसले'
2)'फिरत्या चाकावरती देसी मातीला आकार
विठ्ठला, तू वेडा कुंभार' https://t.co/lHffUGNem6
— Eshu (@cute_eshaa) September 2, 2020
Marathi shaurya geet..
वेडात मराठे वीर दौडले सात
The most blood-stirring song, full of veer ras.. goosebumpshttps://t.co/4dK4UuKqRx
— Pallavi (@OctoberBlossom_) September 2, 2020
The Best You Will Hear Today. 🥰
Ultimate Bliss !!
Rama Rama Rama.. Neeli Megha Shyamaa… 🙏
Sireesha Bhagavatula – YouTube pic.twitter.com/Nd6mcbIybB
— Sujay Raj (@Sujay__Raj) September 2, 2020
"Dinakara Subhakara" by Swargeeya Ghantasaala gaaru in Telugu (though appears more like Samskritam)https://t.co/At4Xcfi1ee
Apart from the soothing Jalatarangini strains, Ghantasaala's devotion n mellifluous voice, lyric; it probably being a rare song for Sun God makes it a 🙏 https://t.co/VaZ8abLwky
— వాక్కేళి (@ivak99) September 3, 2020
so difficult! so much of Carnatic music- compositions of Tyagaraja, annamāchārya and Syama Sastri etc are in Telugu, and all are incredibly beautiful
— sai priya (@priya_27_) September 2, 2020
Kon halave limdi ne kon jhulave pipdi, I loved this Gujarati song as a kid & still do. On brother sister love. https://t.co/ZoJuck4jC9
— Krishna Mahida (@govindagopala) September 2, 2020
गुजराती फोल्क सोंग…
— Sandip Parmar (@All_aah_All_aah) September 2, 2020
My favourite Gujarati song is Paan lilu joyu written by Harindra Davehttps://t.co/zOKSUU7UTR
— MacTevish 💉 (@dunethemovie) September 2, 2020
— THE BONE DOCTOR OF J & K Dr Vikas Padha🇮🇳 (@DrVikasPadha) September 2, 2020
when my grandfather died i listen this song for the very first time and till now this song is with me….
bhojpuri song about death bed
— Shrot (@Shrot10) September 2, 2020
Bhojpuri Deviji Bhajan. My favorite:https://t.co/DcUGE3uBVC
— Koṅkaṇasuta🚩 (@raizada55) September 2, 2020
Assamese song (even though I understand it a little bit)https://t.co/gBNwQnGnxQ
— Jyoti (@East_Bengali) September 2, 2020
Sasiral Genda Phool! A Chhattisgaria Folk song. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/aPyfpMKdrB
— 卐 ࿗ प्रतीक पई-अग्रवाल Pratik Pai-Agrawal ࿗ 卐 (@36garhiToora) September 2, 2020
Kamala desha rajakumar
Nadira nama alasakanya
Rupa sagadi re suna kania
And many more…❤️
— champakeswara mahanta ଚମ୍ପକେଶ୍ୱର ମହାନ୍ତ (@itzchampak) September 2, 2020
My favorite odia song :
"Tike tike achinha tu, tike tike chinha" https://t.co/T89p6pbppu
— radha (@meriradharani) September 3, 2020
1) songs by anupriya lakhawat are native songs with little modification.
other of my favourites are https://t.co/4nTHjhOJDW
— Vishal Singh Rao (@vsinghchundawat) September 3, 2020
"मायाजाल में खोयो" "Lost In Mayajal" one of my favourite from native rajasthani folk songs. This one touch deep down in heart…make me think about the reality of life in this Mayajal. pic.twitter.com/DvZJ6ms7li
— अज्ञात 🐼🌼 (@i_LastUnknown) September 2, 2020
Ullatthil nalla ullam urangadhenbadhu.
A film song sung by Sirkali Govindarajan in the film by name Karnan.
You need to know Tamizh to enjoy the lyrics, music set by M.S.Viswanathan for it along with its picturization having Sivaji Ganesan to portray Karnan lying in battlefield😭
— Prof.Venugopalan Sankaran🇮🇳 (@Gopalee67) September 3, 2020
This hymn to Shanmuga was written in Tamizh by the great Poet Arunagirinathar who wrote it as a part of the ThiruPugazh (Divine Praise).
The complexity of ancient Tamizh and its movement with the Taalam is evident here..doubtless a fantastic composition! https://t.co/uXgdddmuG1
— VedVyazz (@vedvyazz) September 3, 2020
This is an age old lullaby in my mother tongue Konkani. Sung by my Amma. Describes Ramayana from Ramjis birth to Seeta swayamvara. https://t.co/8W5UAX5MpE
— Shrinath P Shenoy (@ShrinathPSheno1) September 2, 2020
This is an amazing Kannada folk song in my native language. The great Santa Shishunala Sharif has written it.
— Guruprasad B Gudi|ಗುರುಪ್ರಸಾದ ಬಿ ಗುಡಿ (@GuruprasadGudi) September 2, 2020
Ghughuti… A beautiful Garhwali Song where married women remember their parental home/village
— Anoop Nautiyal (@anoopnautiyal) September 2, 2020
हे जी सार्यूं मा फूलीगे ह्वोलि फ्योंली लयड़ी
(Garhwali Song from Uttrakhand)
By Narender Singh Negihttps://t.co/lx5iCf7NUU
— Kamal Rana (@cosmickamal) September 2, 2020
– its a lullaby in sindhihttps://t.co/F5b0auPIls
— Sneh Sadhwani (سنيھَ) (@SADHWANI_SNEH) September 2, 2020
Even if we don’t understand the lyrics, there’s something about the tunes that soothes the mind, don’t you think? Music really does transcend barriers of language.