5 Must-Listen Songs to get you in the Festive Spirit this Ganesh Chaturti


From meditative to playful, and devotional to energetic, Ganesh Chaturti encapsulates all the emotions. So, naturally, the music we play to honour the season matches the spirit of the festival. Festive music sets family traditions, creates a sense of community, and helps you stay connected to your roots. So go ahead and sing along, dance, or simply close your eyes and soak in the top five songs of the season (in our opinion).

1 – Maha Ganapathim

Want to start the day with a prayer? Composed by Muthuswami Dikshitar, Maha Ganapathim is the perfect song to help you get into a calm, meditative space. This rendition, presented beautifully by SaPa’s Co-Founder Ambi Subramaniam and the SaPa Choir, is just the soothing start you need to your Monday.

2 – Bhamma Bhamma

This is a playful bhajan, about how Lord Ganesha used to dance as a child. It is a reminder that we celebrate him in every form – prayer, dance, and food.

This rendition of Bhamma Bhamma us by SubraMania – a contemporary fusion band started by SaPa’s co-founders Bindu and Ambi Subramaniam. So tap your feet and enjoy!

3 – Gajananayutam

This traditional piece is a Ganesh Chaturti classic, set to the raga Chakravakam. Soak into the festival with this piece by Ambi Subramaniam. Plus, did you know that listening to Carnatic music brings major benefits to the mind and body? So sit back, relax, and turn up the volume.

4 – Pahi Pahi Gajanana

Composed by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, this is a peppy bhajan that the kids (and adults!) will love. It has been sung in a listen-and-repeat format, which means you can learn it on the go. Want to set a fun, festive tradition? Gather the family together, play this bhajan, and sing along!

5 – Mudakaratha Modakam

Mudakaratha modakam (Ganesha Pancharatnam) was written by the great sage Adi Shankara. In this piece, the melody has been composed by our Founder – violin legend Dr. L Subramaniam and sung by legendary playback singer Kavita Krishnamurti Subramaniam. It is just the thing you need to set your mood for the rest of the week.

From our family to yours, happy Ganesh Chaturti! Tell us how you celebrated the day.

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