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The Navratri season is here, and it's time to bring out those ghagra-cholis and dandiya sticks. And, of course, rummage through Bollywood Navratri classics.
We take a look at the songs you're likely to hear a lot in the next nine days.
Dola Dola from Balle Balle Amritsar to LA
This may not be a conventional dandiya song but it had Aishwarya Rai teaching Martin Henderson the dandiya. Balle Balle..., for those who don't know, is the Hindi version of Gurinder Chaddha's Bride And Prejudice.
Check out the video. You can pick up a dance step or not.
Image: Dola Dola from Balle Balle Amritsar to LA
Dholi Tharo Dhol Bhaje from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Ash obviously knows her dandiya steps well. She danced into the night with Salman Khan in Dholi Tharo Dole Bhaje in the film HDDCS.
Image: Dholi Tharo Dhol Bhaje from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan
Radha Kaise Na Jale is a beautifully picturised song from Lagaan. Gracy Singh's Gauri gets jealous seeing the close proximity of her love Bhuvan (Aamir Khan) with Elizabeth Russel (Rachel Shelley) and tells him so through this song.
Image: Radha Kaise Na Jale from Lagaan
Sabse Bada Tera Naam from Suhaag
No festival is complete without an Amitabh Bachchan song.
So we have the popular number Sabse Bada Tera Naam from Suhaag, where Amit (Bachchan) and Kishan (Shashi Kapoor) lay a trap for dacoit Vikram (Amjad Khan), and their father who come in disguise to rob the Goddess Sherawali's crown.
Through the song Amitabh and Rekha ask the goddess to help them in their difficult times.
Image: Sabse Bada Tera Naam from Suhaag
Main To Aarti Utaroon Re from Jai Santoshi Maa
Picturised on Kanan Kaushal, Main To Aarti Utaroon Re is a song of devotion to the Goddess Santoshi Maa.
Kaushal's Satyavati is a greatest devotee of the goddess and sings this bhajan in praise of her.
Image: Main To Aarti Utaroon Re from Jai Santoshi Maa
Main To Bhool Chali from Saraswatichandra
This number has the beautiful Nutan dancing the garba to Lata Mangeshkar's melodious voice.
Through this song, she tells the world how happy she is at her husband's house and how she is already forgetting her parents' home.
Image: Main To Bhool Chali from Saraswatichandra
Ghoonghat Main Chand Hoga from Khoobsurat
The premise of this number is the wedding anniversary of Urmila Matondkar's grandparents, played by Farida Jalal and Anjan Srivastav. Sanjay Dutt joins Urmila in the dandiya dance.
It's always pleasure to watch Urmila dance to any number -- whether it is Chama Chama or Ghoonghat Main Chand Hoga. But Dutt's moves here look quite good too.
Image: Ghoonghat Main Chand Hoga from Khoobsurat
Disco Dandiya from Love Love Love
Do you remember Aamir Khan playing dandiya? No? Then, watch this video.
The actor dances to Disco Dandiya with some ease. But we can't help but wonder if he would do a similar number today.
Image: Disco Dandiya from Love Love Love
Oh Re Gori from Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage
After the success of Kaho Na... Pyar Hai, Hrithik Roshan and Amisha Patel came together once again in Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage. The difference was that this film sank without a trace.
But what is interesting is that Hrithik -- who is one of Bollywood's best dancers -- does the garba in the song Oh Re Gori, in his own perfect way.
Image: Oh Re Gori from Aap Mujhe Acche Lagne Lage