Vishal Shekhar, Shankar Mahadevan, Meet Bros., Tanishk Bagchi, Ankit Tiwari, Hema Malini, Neeti Mohan honor Ganpati with 10 brand new tracks and videos in a grand online celebration of Ganesh festival by Times Music
Times Music in association with Lalbaugcha Raja presents its new album 'Raja Ganpati'. A treasure chest of 10 tracks by India's most popular artists, singers, and music composers. From 'Sukhkarta' to 'Vatapi Ganpati', this album features the most popular and traditional artis, bhajans, shlokas, and stotrams that pay an ode to Raja Ganpati and will make Ganesh celebrations at home incredibly wholesome in 2020.
Featuring the top artists of the country is not the only surprise this album comes with. Veteran actor, Hema Malini, and her incredibly talented daughters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol Vohra are singing together for the first time. Renowned Bollywood singer, Ankit Tiwari has sung his first-ever spiritual track. Vishal & Shekar have sung two tracks for the album and Shankar Mahadevan and his sons have sung together a special song! Youth icons like Neeti Mohan, Tanishk Bagchi, Meet Bros, Asees Kaur, Deedar Kaur, Pratibha Singh Baghel and Gayatri Ashokan have given their unique and splendid touch to the album making it a completely immersive experience. The album is set to music and recreated by Dipesh Varma. Amit Padhye has composed Hema Malini’s track. The very special Raja Ganpati song is composed by Tanishk Bagchi.
Times Music is also creating a similar grandeur online celebration in the south with 23 new tracks across 4 albums, in 4 different languages, featuring names such as Mano, Sudha Raghunathan, MG Shreekumar Vijay Prakash, Bombay Jayashri among others.
"This year, for Ganesh Chaturthi, Times Music has taken the celebration online with a carefully curated selection of songs. As the country gears up for this festival with old and 'new normal' traditions, Times Music aims at creating the same excitement by encapsulating the entire 10-day experience and its nuances in 10 tracks," said Mandar Thakur, COO Times Music.
"It has been a wonderful experience to create an album of aartis and prayers with such distinguished singers. It was indeed a fulfilling experience" - said composer and music producer, Dipesh Varma.
Talking about his track 'Jai Ganesh Deva Arti', singer Ankit Tiwari said, "This is my first ever devotional track and like all good things start with Lord Ganesha, I am extremely happy that this is my first song as a singer in the devotional genre. Looking forward to seeing how people respond to it."
"This year we will all be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in our homes and these aartis & songs recreated by Dipesh Varma will add that touch of magic that we all might miss this year. It felt great to collaborate on a track that is an expression of the devotion of millions, after such a long time." said the dynamic duo, Vishal & Shekhar.
"While all festivals will be celebrated differently this year, I find myself extremely lucky to be celebrating this with my family. Singing and recording this devotional track with my sons Siddharth & Shivam was an enriching experience. From my family to yours, here's wishing you a very Happy Ganesh Chaturthi," said singer, composer, and performer, Shankar Mahadevan.
"Working on this rendition of 'Sukhkarta & Shendur Lal Chadhayo' was an incredibly rewarding experience. This year the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi might be very different but here's hoping that this song and this year brings the listeners, peace, love, and great prosperity," said singer, performer, Neeti Mohan.
Talking about their track 'Sukhkarta Dukhharta', Meet Bros said, "It was extremely fulfilling working on this aarti for the first time in Hindi. This is our sincere prayer seeking the blessings of the mighty Raja Ganpati. We hope it gets all the love from the listeners as well."
About singing with her daughters Esha and Ahana for the first time, veteran actor Hema Malini said, "It was as much fun as one can imagine. I had earlier released devotional tracks with Times Music. This year we teamed up for Ganesh Chaturthi, to do this beautiful stotram which is sung by me. Esha & Ahana have beautifully sung the prayer Vakratunda Mahakay. Hope you all like it and play it during the festival and even otherwise ."
On working with Asees Kaur, Deedar Kaur, and Dev Negi, composer Tanishk Bagchi said, "We worked on a wonderful celebration track together. Asees and Deedar are talented singer sisters and Dev Negi's voice holds the essence of the song. This year let’s bring Home Bappa and get his blessings. Play it whenever you remember Raja Ganpati."
'Raja Ganpati' is a Times Music exclusive release and it's available for you to stream on all major streaming platforms. It will be available to watch on Times Music Spiritual's YouTube channel from Aug 17. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi.