Chhath Songs refer to a genre of music that is specifically associated with the Chhath Puja festival celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, and parts of Uttar Pradesh. Chhath Puja is dedicated to the worship of the Surya Bhagavan (Sun God) and his consort Usha Devi, and it is observed with great devotion and fervor by devotees.
Chhath Songs are traditional folk songs that are sung during the Chhath Puja rituals and celebrations. These songs are typically composed in local dialects, such as Bhojpuri, Maithili, and Magahi, and they carry deep cultural and religious significance. The lyrics of Chhath Songs revolve around themes of devotion, gratitude, and praise for the Sun God.
The melodious tunes and rhythmic beats of Chhath Songs create a festive and devotional ambiance during the Chhath Puja festivities. These songs are sung by devotees as they perform various rituals, including taking holy dips in rivers or water bodies, offering prayers, and making offerings to the Sun God.
Chhath Songs often depict the cultural and natural beauty of the regions where Chhath Puja is celebrated. They convey a sense of spirituality, devotion, and joy, uplifting the atmosphere and creating a deep connection between the devotees and the divine.
Over the years, Chhath Songs have gained popularity beyond the regions where Chhath Puja is traditionally observed. The soulful melodies and meaningful lyrics have captured the hearts of people across different communities and have become a part of cultural celebrations and musical performances during the festival.
Chhath Songs hold a special place in the hearts of devotees, as they add a musical and spiritual essence to the Chhath Puja festivities, creating an atmosphere of devotion, unity, and celebration.
Here is a list of popular Chhath songs that are commonly enjoyed during the auspicious festival of Chhath Puja:
List of Chhath Songs
- Vol.04 – Kanch Hi Bansh ke in English, Hindi
- Mai Ke Mahima Apar – Kerwa Ke Patwa Pe Newata in English
- Anuradha Paudwal’s Uga Hai Suraj Dev in English
- Sharda Sinha’s Ho Deenanath in English
- Rauwa Se Ehe hath joriya nu ho in English
- Sharda Sinha’s Chhathi Maiya Aai Na Duariya in English
- Sharda Sinha’s Kelva Ke Paat Par in English
- Anuradha Paudwal’s Aadit Manaila in English
- Anuradha Paudwal’s Maarbo re sugwa hanukh se in English
- Pawan Singh’s Jal Beech Khada Hoeeb in English
- Kabahu Naa Chhooti Chhath in English, Hindi
- Kaanch Hi Baans Ke Bahangiya in English
- Akshra Singh’s Bahangi Lachkat Jaaye in Hindi
- Sharda Sinha’s Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya in Hindi » English