10 Best Traditional Punjabi Folk Songs For Wedding Playlist

This wedding season, it's time to get your playlist updated, and add these famous traditional Punjabi wedding songs for brides. Despite being Punjabi old folk songs, its lyrics are still relevant and add a sense of peppy rhythm.

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10 Best Traditional Punjabi Folk Songs For Wedding Playlist

Punjab is a most cherished land of culture and traditions, and nearly every inch of the land can vouch to it. A thoroughly vibrant state of India, Punjab's traditional ethnicity is safeguarded deeply within their folk communities, who have in turn kept it alive through their food, music, art and dance. And when it comes to music, we cannot ignore its vast resource of old Punjabi wedding songs, that are loved by people even today.

This upcoming wedding season, it is time for you to update your wedding music playlist. Come and incorporate these peppy beats from some of the most popular Punjabi wedding songs, and make everyone groove to its melody. The catchy lyrics of these songs simply string the chord of all music lovers, and more so during the wedding festivities. Well then, check out these 10 popular Punjabi folk wedding songs, and raise up the wedding fever.

#1. Suhe Ve Cheere Waleya

suhe ve cheere waleya

A famous folklore from the bylanes of Punjab, this melody has been sung by a lot of Punjabi singers, each adding her own variation to the song. The most famous versions of it all has been sung by the renowned Punjabi singer-duo, Parkash Kaur and Surinder Kaur. The song symbolises the love that the bride-to-be feels for her husband. She prays that they should never be parted. This song is a must to be downloaded amongst your Punjabi folk songs list.

Lyrics: Suhe Ve Cheere Waleya Main Kehni Aan, Suhe Ve Cheere Waleya Main Kehni Aan, Kar Chhatri Di Chhan Main Chhanwen Behni Aa, Kar Chhatri Di Chhan Main Chhanwen Behni Aan. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

#2. Kaala Dooriya

kala doriya

Again sung by the legendary duo, Surinder Kaur and Parkash Kaur, this one is a classic song to be played at the sangeet by the family of the bride, who give her ideas on how to deal with her in-laws. Each couplet of the song has a rhyming end with similar sounds and has a rhythmic quality to them. Therefore, the lyrics of this old Punjabi dholki song is absolutely enjoyable.

Lyrics: Kaala doria kunde naal artaya oe, Ke chhota devra bhaabee naa lartaya oe, Chhote devra teree dur palaayee ve, Naa larrt sohneya teree eik parjhaayee ve. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

#3. Lathe di chadar

latthe di chadar

A fun Punjabi song, it is usually sung at the sangeet ceremony where the unmarried girls try to lure the unmarried boys towards themselves. And it serves as a great ice-breaker session during a wedding where both the bride and groom’s family have a combined function. You are sure to find the lyrics of this Punjabi folk song reaching most weddings.

Lyrics: Lathe di chadar, Utte saleti rang mahiya. Aawo sahmne, aawo sahmne,Kolon di russ ke na lang mahiya. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

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#4. Mehndi Ni Mehndi

mehendi ni mehendi

The classic mehendi song, Mehndi Ni Mehndi symbolises the happiness of the bride-to-be while putting henna on her hands before the wedding. She speaks about the design she wants for the mehendi and how her entire family has come together to celebrate her happiness. She feels that the henna is enough to decorate her, and her husband would be pleased to see the dark henna on her hands that symbolises the love she has for him.

Lyrics: Mehndi Ni Mehndi, Aaj Ral Ke Laavan Aaeyan, Ni Paina Te Parjaian, Mehndi Ni Mehndi. Check out the full lyrics here

Watch: Take a look at the video of the song here.

#5. Ve Charkha Chanan Da

charkha chnan da

Originally sung by the Kaur sisters, Parkash Kaur and Surinder Kaur,  this song depicts the life of a girl after her marriage, and how she is feeling nostalgic when she sees the sewing machine that was gifted to her by her family. She remembers all the love and the togetherness she felt with her family, and how she misses them all. She gets emotional and prays for the well-being of her entire family, and she wants them to be happy without her.

Lyrics: Meh kattan preetan naal charkha chanan da, shava charkha chanan da, eh vikda e bade bazar, charkha chanan da, shava charkha chanan da. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

#6. Phulla Di Bahaar

phullan di bahar

The song is a perfect reminder of the new life awaiting the bride. The song also talks about the love that the bride feels for her husband, and how she passes her time while she waits for her husband to return home. For all the dance lovers, take note as this is one of the best Punjabi dance song that you need to download.

Lyrics: Fullan di bahaar, raati aayo na, Shaava raati aayo na, Full gaye kumlaah koi mann paayo na, Shaava raati aayo na. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

#7. Mera Laung Gawacha

mera laung gawacha

In the song, the girl lost her nose ring while she is on her way to meet her husband and give him food. The song then follows their return journey and their search for the lost ornament. When the husband scolds her for losing it, she gets angry at him and says that he is never pleased with her and she lost it on her way while coming to meet him.The song is a reminder to all the to-be grooms that the bride should be of more importance to them rather than worldly possessions.

Lyrics: Piche piche aunda meri chal venda ai,  Piche piche aunda meri chal venda ai Chereah, valayan vekhda ai ve mera laung gawacha, Niga marda ai ve mera laung gawacha. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

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#8. Kala Sha Kala

kala sha kala

Topping the list of Punjabi wedding dance songs, this melody is quite famous even today. It celebrates the dark-skinned bride and groom and shuns the fair-skinned ones. The song says that dark-skinned people have hearts made of gold while fair-skinned people have dark hearts. The song even says that Lord Krishna, who was dark-skinned, was the perfect partner for fair-skinned Radha. In our world, where fair skin is considered the ideal, this song from our bygone eras should be an eye-opener for everyone.

Lyrics: Kala Shah Kala, Kala Shah Kala mera kala hai sardar, Gorean nu dafa karo, Main aap tiley di taar, Gorean nu dafa karo. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

#9. Madhaniya

madhaniya

The lyrics of this song signify the pain a bride feels when she is about to leave her home and go to a new place, surrounded by new people and in a completely unfamiliar home. The song clearly expresses the pain that each family member of the bride is going through when the time is coming near for her to leave. The song ends with a wish for the new bride, that may her marital home give her immense happiness and all her wishes come true. It can also be used as one of the best wedding entrance song for the bride.

Lyrics: Madhaniyaan, Haye o mereya daadeya rabba, Kinna jammiyan kinna ne le jaaniyan, Chholay Babul tere mehlan vichon, Sat rangiya kabootar bolay. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

#10. Kali Teri Gutt

kali teri gutt

This is another icebreaker song for the bride and groom’s family where the groom’s friends and brothers can harmlessly flirt with the bride’s sisters and friends. A much-needed addition to your Punjabi wedding songs playlist, this track is a fun way to get everyone on the dance floor and make them enjoy the function. Get ready to have some fun while listening to this upbeat track.

Lyrics: Kali teri gut te paranda tera laal ni, Kali teri gut te paranda tera laal ni, Roop Deeye Raniye Paraande Nu,  Sambhaal ni, Kali Teri Gutt Te Paranda Tera Lal ni, Kali Teri Gutt Te Paraanda Tera Laal ni. Check out the full lyrics here.

Watch: Check out the video of the song here.

Well, which one of these would definitely make it to your most awaited playlist?

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