Timeless Pahari Songs that will Cast a Spell on You

Reminiscing the old days, when Narendra Singh Negi Ji’s pahari songs used to play on the CD player. Though the music players died an untimely death but we still have the old CD’s of our favourite Pahari singers. Reminding us of the glorious teen-hood spent listening and dancing to the tunes of bagpipers, dhol-damau and muruli (flute).

With the passing years, many singers surfaced and so did their albums, which created a huge fan base. But none could touch the chords of our hearts like the old Pahari songs. Some of which have created a benchmark in the folk music industry of Uttarakhand. Many of the regional songs of Uttarakhand are still revered by the listeners belonging to different age groups. If you are living under a rock and haven’t heard any such Pahari song, then it’s a great time to start anew and develop your love for a different genre.

We have created a list of some of the famous songs in Garhwali, Kumaoni and Jaunsari dialect that have entertained the listeners from time immemorial. If you are here, then you won’t be left disappointed. The whimsical tunes sprouted from the tranquil hills of Uttarakhand will warm your heart with feelings of nostalgia. Presenting you with some of the timeless Pahadi songs of Uttarakhand which will cast a spell on you.

Song: Khojyali Min Khojyali | Movie: Chakrachal | Singers: Narendra Singh Negi and Anuradha Nirala | Regional Language: Garhwali
Song: Harsu Mama Tandi Geet | Album: Mayako Mundaro | Singers: Narendra Singh Negi, Meena Rana and Jyoti Nainwal | Regional Language: Garhwali, Rawain-Jaunpur culture is showcased in the video.
Song: Meri Gaji Mala | Album: Bhaana | Singer: Preetam Bharatwan | Regional Language: Garhwali
Song: Jaunsari Harul Vidiya Ro Pani | Album: Teri Chithi | Singer: Attar Shah | Regional Language: Jaunsari
Song: O Dhyani Suniye | Singer: Ratiyanand Panwar and Meena Rana | Regional Language: Jaunsari
Song: Minkay Ba Motay Laalay | Singer Sita Ram Chauhan | Regional Language: Jaunsari
Song: Mere Bhai Raso Lano | Album: Meenuye | Singer: Mahendra Chauhan and Mahavir
Song: Ta Chuma Ta Chuma | Album: | Singer: Suresh Wadkar | Regional Language: Garhwali
Song: Suma Danda Na Ja | Singers: Narendra Singh Negi and Anuradha Nirala | Regional Language: Garhwali Lok Geet Rumuk
Song: Dayara Jhoomailo | Album: Tikuliya Mama | Singers: Rajnikant Semwal and Preety Ranakoti | Regional Language: Garhwali
Song: Bedu Pako Baramasa Original Cover | Singer: Gopal Babu Goswami | Regional Language: Kumaoni
Another famous version of Bedu Pako Baramasa by Kalpana Chauhan
Song: Bhalu Lagdu Bhanuli | Album: Nauchhami Narena | Singer: Narendra Singh Negi and Meena Rana | Regional Language: Garhwali
Song: Kaile Baje Muruli Baina | Singer: Gopal Babu Goswami | Regional Language: Kumaoni
Song: Haaye Teri Rumala | Singer: Gopal Babu Goswami | Regional Language: Kumaoni
Song: Sunu Teri Basuri Sun Bandh Maa Sune | Singer: Lata Mangeshkar | Regional Language: Garhwali

That’s all folks! Do comment below your favorite classic Pahari song from the heart of Uttarakhand.

Pragati Chauhan

I write because it keeps me sane. Mountains have taught me the art of surviving. These little pieces of writing and more are my way of expressing gratitude to my roots, my hills.

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