Lord Shiva! The creator, and the destroyer. He is Mahadeva, the supreme God. He is Nataraja, the God of dance, whose tandava destroys everything and paves the way for new creation while the lasya natana with his wife symbolizes love and romance. We have forever worshipped Lord Shiva and tried to understand his mysterious ways through the knowledge that our scriptures provide us. Hindi movies have had many songs dedicated to Lord Shiva, here is the list of just ten of the best Lord Shiva songs from Hindi movies you should definitely add to your playlist.
1. Bolo Har Har
The song from Shivaay features many A-listed voices. The lead vocals are given by Mithoon, along with Mohit Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Badshah, Megha Sriram Dalton, and Anugrah. Additional vocals are provided by Parthiv Gohil. The music for this energizing number is composed by Mithoon, and the video stars Ajay Devgn. The song has powerful lyrics as a tribute to Lord Shiva, and will surely give you goosebumps.
2. Namo Namo
Many people remember Kedarnath as one of the last major films of the late Sushant Singh Rajput. The film boasts of a great music album too. Among the others, in the song, Namo Namo, Amit Trivedi’s music and voice, and Amitabh Bhattacharya’s lyrics along with the picturesque location make this a must-have musical experience.
3. Satyam Shivam Sundaram
“Ishwar satya hai, satya hi shiv hai, shiv hi sundar hai”
That’s how simply Pandit Narendra Sharma explains faith. It’s the truth, and it’s beautiful. The Nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar lent her voice to this unbelievably beautiful song by Laxmikant-Pyarelal from the 1978 movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Zeenat Aman stars on screen, looking as beautiful as ever, and Shashi Kapoor stares in awe of her. The song was and continues to be one of the most popular Bollywood songs, with multiple versions having been released of it.
4. Kaun Hai Voh
The song from Baahubali: The Beginning starts with the chanting of a Sanskrit shloka in the praise of Lord Shiva, and wins your heart right there with the memory of the richness of our culture. Then, along with the very powerful video featuring Prabhas, the song escalates in the voices of Kailash Kher and Mounima, in the music of MM Kreem, and fills you with immeasurable pride. This is one of the best Lord Shiva songs in Hindi movies.
5. Jai Jai Shivshankar
Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz dance to this evergreen song by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, with music by the iconic R.D. Burman. Kishore Kumar’s mischief is apparent as he improvised the memorable part “Are bajao re bajao, imandaari se bajao, pachaas hazaar rupaye kharch kar diye” teasing the producer who was complaining about the mounting expenses. This song was shot with the Shankaracharya temple of Lord Shiva in Kashmir in the background, and the drunken acting of the stars makes it a hilarious scene with the devotion still intact.
Bambholle from the movie Laxmii starring Akshay Kumar is one of the best Lord Shiva songs in Hindi movies because of Akshay’s incredibly high energy dance that matched with the beats of the song. It is sung by Viruss, and composed and written by Ulluminati. The beats refuse to leave your head long after the song is done, and that is what makes this song so special.
7. Shiv Tandav
This piece from Manikarnika features the chanting of the Shiv Tandav stotram while Kangana Ranaut in the role of the Rani of Jhansi slays Britishers to try to protect her son from all the evil-intentioned people. Jisshu Sengupta also dazzles the spectators in his brief appearance. The music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Shankar Mahadevan’s voice along with chorus by Mani Mahadevan, Ravi Mishra, Binaya Mohanty, Latesh Poojary, and Mohammed Arshad will send chills down your spine with how good this sounds.
8. Om Namah Shivaay
“Bhakton ki kare sahaay, shivaay”. Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta in this song from the movie Bhaiaji Superhit in the voices of Sukhwinder Singh and Aakanksha Sharma, and the amazing rap by Raftaar, in the music of Raghav Sachar, and lyrics by Shabbir Ahmad. The song shows true, pure devotion towards the lord and towards love, and is one of the best Lord Shiva songs in Hindi movies.
9. Shankara Re Shankara
Shankara Re Shankara is from the movie Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, based on the life of the brave warrior Tanaji Malusare, who shook the foundations of the Mughal Emperor four decades ago. The song is sung and composed by Mehul Vyas, and features Ajay Devgn in the video. The song evokes Marathi sentiments and a sense of patriotism towards our motherland as we remember the brave warriors who were born on our soil and got forever immortalised with their undying love for their motherland. The dholak especially gives a refreshing beat to the song.
10. Mann Mein Shiva
“Tere mann mein Shiva, mere mann mein Shiva, saanson mein Shiva, praano mein Shiva” Mann Mein Shiva from the movie Panipat featuring Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon as the leads, shows us the celebrations of the Marathas after the Maratha flag is hoisted by the army for the first time under the leadership of Sadashiv Rao Bhau. They praise Lord Shiva and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, blending the two beautifully in the lyrics by Javed Akhtar. The song is voiced by Kunal Ganjawala, Deepanshi Nagar, Padmanabh Gaikwad, and music is by Ajay-Atul. Traditional instruments are used to give the song the feeling of a folk piece.
These are 10 Lord Shiva songs from Hindi movies that we think you will enjoy during the festivities. Tell us which of these songs you added to your playlist, and which were already there. Also, let us know if you have any suggestions regarding the list of the Lord Shiva songs from Hindi movies. We are listening. Jai Bholenath.