Monday, February 28, 2011

Religious songs

I am not religious any more. I don't believe in the hocus-pocus and the myths that are fed to the unsuspected sheeple. I still believe in some kind of a superconsciousness but I don't care to name it or go to the temple to offer it bribes for my puny, worldly gains. I think that's absurd.

But I still like religious songs - well, some of them. You can't really expect me to like the jagran songs that they fashion out of Bollywood movies songs! More often than not they are based on frivolous and even vulgar film songs. It's ludicrous.

However, over the years there have been very good, fiilmy and non-filmy religious songs that I do enjoy listening to or singing along. I seriously don't believe that it's the goddess Saraswati impacting my mind, but I do like the music, the poetry and the vibe I get from singing along just because I like the song.

Here are some examples, not an exhaustive list, but I probably won't have too many to add to it. These are not in any particular order.

Ramchandra keh gaye siya - from Gopi. (Love it.)
Mere rom rom mein basne waale ram (Always liked it. Sagar also mentioned it in his comment. It's a great song but I have no idea which movie it comes from.)
Shirdi wale sai baba - Amar Akbar Anthony (I like watching the video of this too.)
Madeene wale se mera salaam kehna - Coolie (Amitabh's performance in this song..bas gajabay kar diye!)
Jingle Bells - (Yes this is a religious song. All Christmas carols)
Deck the halls - (My favourite Christmas carol)
Guni jano hey bhakt jano - (More comedy than reglious. Kishore Kumar is awesome in this.)
Darbar mein oopar wale ke - Hera Pheri (Also comedy but great song.)

As you can see, I don't care what religion they belong to as long as I enjoy the song.

3 comments:

Always Happy said...

i am opposite of you Sunil. i am very religious. i go to temples too but i dont listen to religious s. however, there are very favourite religious songs: bolo raam by jagjit singh and and and...lo..i cant even think of them..:)

Always Happy said...

i am opposite of you Sunil. i am very religious. i go to temples too but i dont listen to religious songs. however, there are very favourite religious songs: bolo raam by jagjit singh and and and...lo..i cant even think of them..:)

Sunil Goswami said...

AH, it's fine to be the opposite of me, as per my favourite quote "It you and I agree on everything, one of us is not needed." Imagine if all the colours of sunlight were the same, we would never see something as beautiful as a rainbow.
It's also fine to go to temples as long as you don't try to drag me with your or think less of me for not being a temple-going good boy type of guy.
That's my main problem with mass religions and their followers, people suddenly start thinking of themselves as better than others.

Feel free to comment again once you remember the other 99 songs you like :)

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