Mahatma Gandhi, lovingly called Bapu, played a crucial role in India’s fight for independence and became a global symbol of peaceful resistance. Born on October 2, 1869, Gandhi devoted his life to championing civil rights, social harmony, and the principles of truth and non-violence. Gandhi Jayanti, observed yearly on his birthday, serves as a meaningful reminder of his lasting impact. This day is dedicated to honoring and reflecting on the teachings of this extraordinary leader. People around India and the world commemorate Gandhi Jayanti through prayer services, cultural events, and activities promoting peace and communal harmony. The occasion prompts individuals to contemplate the values of simplicity, humility, and compassion that defined Gandhi’s philosophy. Through Mahatma Gandhi songs, his legacy resonates, inspiring generations to work towards a fairer and more peaceful world.
This blog is a special collection of songs celebrating Mahatma Gandhi on Gandhi Jayanti! A playlist that reflects Gandhi’s ideas of peace, kindness, and togetherness. These songs not only pay tribute to his remarkable life but also remind us of the lasting impact he had on the world.
Mahatma Gandhi Songs
Join us in honoring Mahatma Gandhi through the magic of music, as we bring together tunes that echo the values of truth and compassion, inspiring us to work towards a world filled with love and harmony.
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Bande Mein Tha Dum – Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Feel the patriotic fervor with the lyrical video of ‘Bande Mein Tha Dum … Vande Mataram’ from the Hindi movie ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai,’ featuring the dynamic voices of Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, and Pranab Biswas. This classic track resonates with the soul-stirring essence of patriotism and love for the nation. As the stars Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, and Boman Irani bring their charisma to the screen, the song becomes a powerful anthem celebrating the spirit of India. The lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire and Vidhu Vinod Chopra beautifully convey the journey of a nation through the captivating voices of the singers. With the energetic beats and inspiring lyrics, ‘Bande Mein Tha Dum’ is a timeless tribute to the strength and unity that defines the Indian spirit. This T-Series Classics presentation is a musical journey that captures the heart and soul of a nation, inviting listeners to join in the celebration of love for the motherland.
Artist – Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani
Singer – Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Pranab Biswas
Lyricist – Swanand Kirkire,Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Ainak pahanen laathhi pakade chalate the wo shaan se
Jaalim kaanpe thar-thar thar-thar sunakar unaka naam re
Kad tha unaka chhota sa aur sarapat unaki chaal re
Dubale se patale se the wo chalate sina taanake
Bnde men tha dam, wnde maataram
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
“Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” is a devotional masterpiece that holds a special place in the heart of Mahatma Gandhi. This soul-stirring rendition by Ashit Desai, featured in the album “Ishwar Allah Tere Naam” and presented by Times Music Spiritual, beautifully captures the essence of this Hindu devotional song. The lyrics, resonating with spiritual fervor, praise Lord Rama and seek the blessings of the divine. Ashit Desai’s heartfelt rendition adds depth and emotion to the timeless verses, creating a mesmerizing musical experience. The repetitive and rhythmic chants of “Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram” evoke a sense of tranquility, echoing the principles of peace and unity that Gandhi Ji so ardently advocated. As you listen, let the enchanting melody take you on a spiritual journey, connecting you with the profound spirituality and the teachings of the Father of the Nation.
Singer: Ashit Desai
Album: Ishwar Allah Tere Naam
Label: Times Music Spiritual
Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram
Patita Pavan Sitaram
Ishwar Allah Tero Nam,
Sabako Sanmati De Bhagawan
Vaishnav Jan to
“Vaishnav Jan To,” a timeless Gujarati devotional song, receives a heartfelt rendition by the talented Sanjeevani Bhelande. With lyrics penned by the revered Narsinh Mehta, the song encapsulates the essence of true virtue and selflessness. The lyrics implore the listener to emulate the qualities of a noble soul, one who understands the pain of others, extends a helping hand in times of sorrow, and remains humble in the face of benevolence. Sanjeevani Bhelande’s soulful vocals, coupled with the traditional composition, breathe life into the verses, creating an atmosphere of spiritual contemplation. As the song unfolds, the poetic praise for a virtuous person becomes a musical ode to compassion, kindness, and unwavering integrity. “Vaishnav Jan To” not only stands as a cultural gem but also serves as a timeless reminder of the universal values that transcend time and resonate with the core of humanity.
Singer: Sanjeevani Bhelande
Lyrics: Narsinh Mehta
Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye Je
Peed Parayi Jaane Re
Par Dukkhe Upkaar Kare Toye
Mann Abhiman Na Aane Re
Sabarmati Ke Sant
Experience the magic of the Bollywood classic, ‘Sabarmati Ke Sant,’ a super hit patriotic song from the timeless movie ‘Jagriti’ (1954). In this heartwarming melody, sung by the legendary Asha Bhosle, the spirit of patriotism is beautifully captured. The song pays tribute to the peaceful saints of Sabarmati, showcasing their remarkable contributions. Set against the backdrop of a stellar cast featuring Abhi Bhattacharya, Pranoti Ghosh, Kanu Roy, Mehmood, Dhumal, Bipin Gupta, and Ghanshyam, the movie is directed by Satyen Bose, and features music composed by the talented Hemant Kumar. Let the soulful rendition of ‘Sabarmati Ke Sant’ transport you to an era of cinematic brilliance and patriotic fervour, celebrating the essence of unity and love for the nation.
Starring: Abhi Bhattacharya, Pranoti Ghosh, Kanu Roy, Mehmood, Dhumal, Bipin Gupta, Ghanshyam.
Music: Hemant Kumar, Director: Satyen Bose
Singer: Asha Bhosle
De Di Hame Azadi Bina Khadag Bina Dhal
Sabarmati Ke Sant Tune Kar Diya Kamal
(Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram)
Celebrating the Mahatma: – Narendra Modi
Dive into a heartwarming tribute video, ‘Celebrating the Mahatma,’ as iconic Bollywood stars such as Aamir Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Aalia Bhatt, Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut, Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Shahrukh Khan come together to pay homage to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. This special video curated by Narendra Modi captures the essence of Gandhi’s wisdom and philosophy by featuring poignant quotes from the Mahatma, delivered with sincerity and reverence by these beloved stars. As the luminaries of Bollywood echo the timeless words of Gandhiji, the video serves as a powerful reminder of the enduring impact and relevance of his principles in today’s world. Join this star-studded celebration that not only honors the Mahatma’s legacy but also emphasizes the importance of his teachings in shaping a brighter future for our nation.
Vaishnav Jan – Gandhi Godse -EK Yudh – Shreya Ghosal
Embark on a musical journey with the soul-stirring rendition of ‘Vaishnav Jan’ by the renowned Shreya Ghosal, featured in the movie ‘Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh.’ This devotional song, originally composed by the 15th-century Gujarati poet saint Narsih Mehta, became a poignant symbol during India’s struggle for independence at the hands of Mahatma Gandhi. The film, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi and produced by Manila Santoshi, delves into an intriguing fictional scenario where Gandhi survives an assassination attempt and engages in a fiery debate with Nathuram Godse while in prison. The emotionally charged narrative is complemented by the rearranged and programmed music by the legendary A R Rahman. Shreya Ghosal’s evocative vocals, accompanied by Indian rhythms and Sai Shravanam’s musical prowess, breathe new life into this timeless classic. ‘Vaishnav Jan’ not only pays homage to the spiritual roots of India but also serves as a key element in the thought-provoking storyline of ‘Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh.’ Experience this unique blend of music, history, and emotion as the film releases in cinemas on 26th January 2023.
Re-Arranged & Programmed – A R Rahman
Originally Written – Late Narsinh Mehta
Singer – Shreya Ghosal
Musicians – Indian Rhythms, Sai Shravanam
Additional Vocals – Rakshita Suresh
Gandhiji Ne Sabko
Immerse yourself in the melodic reflection of Gandhian philosophy with the soulful Hindi song ‘Gandhiji Ne Sabko’ by Dr. Ghazal Srinivas. In this musical tribute, Dr. Srinivas captures the essence of Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and ideals, weaving them into a tapestry of poetic expression. The song not only pays homage to the Father of the Nation but also serves as a musical journey through the principles of non-violence, truth, and compassion. Dr. Ghazal Srinivas, known for his mastery in the art of ghazals, brings his unique style to this composition, offering listeners a serene and contemplative experience. ‘Gandhiji Ne Sabko’ serves as a harmonious reminder of the enduring legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, as interpreted through the emotive notes of Dr. Ghazal Srinivas.
Ghazal Srinivas | Gandhiji Ne Sabko Hindi Song on Gandhian Philosophy by Dr. Ghazal SRINIVAS
Gun Dham Humare Gandhiji
Embark on a nostalgic journey with the timeless Hindi song ‘Gun Dham Humare Gandhiji’ composed by the legendary Sachin Dev Burman. This musical gem pays tribute to the iconic figure of Mahatma Gandhi, encapsulating his essence and teachings. Through the soulful melody, listeners are transported to an era that resonates with the spirit of independence and the principles championed by Gandhiji. Sachin Dev Burman’s masterful composition, coupled with evocative lyrics, creates a musical tapestry that celebrates the values of truth, non-violence, and unity. ‘Gun Dham Humare Gandhiji’ is not just a song; it’s a poignant ode to the indomitable spirit of the Father of the Nation, inviting audiences to reflect on his enduring legacy and the ideals he stood for.
This curated collection of Mahatma Gandhi songs serves as a melodic tribute to the indomitable spirit of Bapu and the enduring legacy he left behind. As we commemorate Gandhi Jayanti, these songs become a musical journey through the core principles of truth, non-violence, and compassion that defined his philosophy. From the patriotic fervor of ‘Bande Mein Tha Dum’ to the devotional masterpiece ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram,’ each song resonates with the essence of Gandhi Ji’s teachings. As we celebrate the Mahatma through these enchanting melodies, let us reflect on the values of simplicity, humility, and love for humanity that continue to inspire generations toward a more just and peaceful world.