Bengali Wedding Songs to Use in Traditional Bengali Wedding

When it comes to weddings, Bengalis can never keep calm. Like their Durga Puja, a Bengali wedding’s celebrations can continue for several days or even weeks! There is a series of events that leads to the wedding, and additional events make up its aftermath. To complement each of these events, Bengalis cannot refrain from showing their prowess and love for their culture. Bengalis and songs are eternally connected, and they love to use them for every event of their life. Therefore, there are wedding songs specifically designed for every event. Let us look at all these songs used for Bengali weddings, arranged according to their series of events.

Bengali wedding song for Aiburobhaat

Aiburobhaat is the first event of any Bengali wedding. It is an event that takes place in different places according to the number of relatives. Both the bride and the groom have to go for several rounds of aiburobhaat. In aiburobhaat, the relatives arrange for a festive meal couple with showers of blessing. The last aiburobhaat is provided by the mothers of both groom and bride. One recent trend is to include the last aiburobhaat in the wedding movie. For depicting the aiburobhaat, you can use songs like

This is a romantic song from the movie Lorai, sung by Arijit Singh and Kaushiki Chakraborty. You can use this song to express your love for your life partner and make the beginning of her D-Day special to her.

You can also use this chirpy romantic song from Parineeta by Shreya Ghoshal. This is a popular song nowadays, and you can stay amongst the trend by using this song.

You can also use this romantic song from Villain by Raj Barman and Trisha Chatterjee.

Bengali Wedding song for Jol Tola and Gaaye Holud

The next event taking place in a Bengali wedding is Jol Tola and Gaaye Holud. In Jol Tola, the groom and the bride’s relatives walk in a procession to take water from a holy place. All through this procession, they dance to the tune of famous Bengali music like

This quirky, fun song is from the movie Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, sung by Lagnajita Chakraborty. You would love the tune of this song since it is so Bengali-wedding oriented.

You can also use this melody song by the famed singer Dwijendralal Ray.

Gaye Holud is one of the mainstays of all Bengali rituals related to the wedding. In this ritual, both the groom and the bride are smeared in Turmeric paste. Although people have jokingly used the yellow ceremony to describe the event, the word ‘Gaye Holud’ will always be an emotion for all true Bengalis. And to express their emotion, they have associated the ritual with several songs. Some of these songs include

You cannot do away with this old Bangladeshi Folk song or any of its several recreated renditions. This song has also been used in an old Bengali movie by the name Chandan Diper Rajkonna. This song depicts how a Bengali bride gets draped in gorgeous sarees and applies makeup to make her look awesome for her D-day.

You can also use this Bangladeshi song for your Gaye Holud ceremony.

Bengali wedding song for the Biye ceremony

Wedding is called Biye in Bengali. For every Bengalis, Biye is the most auspicious occasion that can take place in their life. Several singers have considered this ritual with high esteem and have sung several evergreen songs on this ritual. Some of the most famous songs on this topic include

This is an evergreen song played in almost all Bengali weddings. You will find this song to be common in most wedding videos, and therefore, you can use it for yours as well.

If you want a new-age Bengali song, this one from Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, sung by Ujjaini Mukherjee, is one of the best choices for you.

Although a new song related to Bengali weddings, it demonstrates the Bengali culture prevalent in Bangladesh. It is sung by Shantanu Ghosh and his choir. You can use this song for your authentic Bengali wedding.

Bengali songs on Bidai

The Bengali wedding culture has incorporated the Hindu ritual where the bride has to leave her place to go to the groom’s place, called the sasural. The moment of her leaving is called Bidai, and it is a heart-wrenching scene filled with emotions. The best songs for this moment are

This is a heart-rendering song with the lyrics and the tune perfect for the mood.

You can also use this song for your Bidai ceremony.

You can find similar Bengali songs depicting the Bidai culture on Youtube.

Role of Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali Wedding Songs

Bengalis will never be able to live without the influence of Rabindranath Tagore. His works contribute to every aspect of Bengali’s life. He has created several wonderful works that can be used in a Bengali wedding. Some of them include

  • Ogo Bodhu Sundori (Youtube link: https://youtu.be/UMj4OamT6Is)

This song sung by Dwijen Mukhopadhyay is one of the most commonly used songs in many Bengali weddings.

The romantic tune and the lyrics of this song have also been widely used in many Bengali wedding videography. You can certainly include this choice for yours.

For Gaaye Holud, you can use this wonderful Rabindrasangeet song.

You can use the poignancy and sadness of this song for your Bidai.

If you have a delightful and fun-loving romantic nature, this is the best song for you.

Summing up

Bengalis have a song for all situations for their wedding. Their Bengali culture is brimming with options to go to other languages for song options hardly. They even have a song to tease the groom and the bride when their wedding is not fixed. It is called,

You can use this fun song from the movie Bor Asbe Ekkhuni. Bengalis have the unique mindset to accept all rightful ideologies.

For example, Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti, a movie based on a Bengali wedding, has considered questioning the ritual of Kanyadaan. The idea has been depicted by its songs and has been positively accepted by the general public. Therefore, please get associated with the songs to know more about Bengali culture if you want to know about Bengali culture.

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