52 Patriotic Songs To Celebrate Independence Day with Love, Respect and Gratitude

Fuel your deshbhakti!

Jenia Giri

Jenia Giri

Jan 16|12 min read

Independence Day is all about celebrating patriotism. No matter where we stay, in which part of the country or world, it’s the same amount of enthusiasm that we share. We feel strong and with all vigour, we celebrate this occasion. 

From hoisting the Indian Flag to March past, from updating social sites with patriotic posts or wearing tricoloured batches and caps, we express our love, respect and gratitude towards the country in various ways. Bollywood patriotic songs are also a way to celebrate Independence Day.

With so many Hindi patriotic songs made, you can revive your patriotic sentiments once again as you hear them. These Independence Day songs have rightly captured all sorts of patriotic sentiments and stories. In this article, we have listed deshbhakti songs or patriotic songs for you to celebrate Independence Day.

1. Teri Mitti (Kesari, 2020)

Most popular ‘Teri Mitti’ from Kesaria has managed to win our hearts and remain at the top of the list. Based on the battle of Saragarhi( 1897), this song displays the grim truth of the reality of soldiers' sacrifice of life for their motherland. Soldiers take their last breath in battles just to secure the country and people and this death is regarded as true love for their motherland. 

2. Challa (Uri: The Surgical Strike, 2019)

Challa is another famous war song with a fusion of Punjabi bhangra pop. It is rightly a war anthem based on the modern scenario of the soldiers. The song urges the soldiers to go on fighting till the enemies are finished. It’s only the death of their opponents that the soldiers are concerned about, even after knowing that they are going to meet death soon.

3. Bharat (Manikarnika, 2019)

Not only male fighters have made it to the pages of history, few exceptional female warriors to have glorified the war with their grace and strength. This song is all about how Rani Laxmi Bai gives a tough time to the British all alone to save her territory.

4. Bharat Ki Beti (Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, 2020)

Proving herself capable in Indian Air Force, the brave and strong Gunjan Saxena becomes the first woman to be a part of the Kargil War. After successful completion of duties assigned to her in the Kargil War, she has rightly proved herself to be a real daughter of India. This song is all about her journey.

5. Vande Mataram (ABCD 2, 2015)

A new and different version of the song Vande Mataram from Abcd 2 is sung By Daler Mehendi and Badshah. In an international event, a group of Indian dancers performs on this patriotic song and makes it to the finale, grabbing the victory trophy for India.

6. Ye Jo Des Hai Tera (Swades, 2004)

It’s hard to ignore the roots that we have been a part of. This song beautifully signifies the feeling of patriotism that compels the protagonist to leave the luxurious life abroad and return back to his village for the welfare of the people. The song is soothing as well as relaxing and definitely, you are going to love it.

7. Aisa Des Hai Mera (Veer-Zaara, 2004)

This Hindi patriotic song is all about praising the beautiful yellow fields, trees, the culture of the people in our country. The protagonist sings this song and expresses his patriotism. 

8. Chak De (Chak De! India, 2007)

In sports or other fields, India has seldom proven its superiority. This film is all about vigour and enthusiasm, we see how a small team of girls win the hockey tournament at international level and creates a proud moment for the country.

9. Ae Watan (Raazi, 2018)

In order to prevent a blast or further mishappenings in India due to Pakistan, a young girl gets married to a Pakistani army family to collect all information as a spy. This song conveys a strong message to the society about patriotism. Not all have gone to war fields but haven’t fought any less, few have fought in the war fields of their personal life and have saved the country risking their own life. Arijit Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan’s lyrics and melody have already set up the patriotic mood in this song. 

10. Jagga Jiteya (Uri - The Surgical Strike, 2019)

When bullets and blood are the part of the battle, you don’t need to know more how intense patriotism can be. This song is one of the inspiring patriotic songs as we see soldiers gearing up with arms and defence classes to win over the enemies.

11. Mera Rang De Basanti Chola (The Legend of Bhagat Singh, 2002)

A bit different from the original, this song was composed differently by  Rahman and still gained much hype.

12. Ae Mere Pyare Watan (Kabuliwala, 1961)

One of the most emotional patriotic songs you can hear on Independence Day. This song reminds each one of us about the vows and duties for the country that one should take. Sung by the great Lata Mangeshkar and written by Kavi Pradeep, this is a beautiful deshbhakti song.

13. Chale Chalo (Lagaan, 2001)

The movie Lagaan takes us back into time, showing the treacheries of the British subjugation and introducing us to the concept of Lagaan. This song shows the rebellion people do, to fight against the injustice. Hence, it instils a feeling of great nationalism and deshbhakti. Chale Chalo is indeed one of the best inspirational and patriotic songs of all time for an Indian. 

14. Bharat Humko Jaan (Roja, 1992)

Every time you hear it, you will feel your love increasing both for the country and song. Sung by Shaan, this patriotic song is a super hit from the film Roja.

15. Des Rangeela (Fanaa, 2006)

The film Fanna establishes the superiority of patriotism over personal love.  One can watch the beautiful dance performance performed on this song in a loop. Even most dance programs for school or college are performed with this song.

16. Sandese Aate Hain (Border, 1997)

Sandese Aate Hain one of the true deshbhakti songs. Hearing this song is like feeling as if we have lost one of our closed ones in the Kargil War. Denying the calls of home from thier loved ones, even if that hurts, the soldiers focus on the battles. This is the way they define deshbhakti.

17. Saare Jahaan Se Acchha, Vande Mataram (Anand Math, 1952)

Saare Jahan Se Acchha is an ideal deshbhakti song to uplift the Indian spirit inside you on Independence Day. Most of us have heard this along with prayers or during the introduction of function on Independence Day. The melody of the song is unmatched.

18. Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja (Samadhi, 1950)

Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja is a beautiful patriotic song to celebrate Republic Day or Independence Day. This deshbhakti song urges the countrymen to ignore all problems and go forward for the country's progress. Unity helps us to get rid of all problems.

19. Aao Bachchon Tumhe Dikhayein (Jagriti, 1954)

This is a beautiful patriotic song especially sung for children, inspiring them to be great patriots. Children are the future of our nation and they are the building blocks. It is one of the best deshbhakti songs.

20. Yeh Desh Hai Veer Jawanon Ka (Naya Daur, 1957)

How can Independence Day or Republic Day be celebrated without respecting the brave soldiers? This song is another tribute to the brave and strong soldiers for whom we owe our freedom today.

21. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai (Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, 1960)

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai is another old and classic, yet inspiring patriotic song. It signifies the cultural significance of India, the traditions followed here and the rich heritage it has. When you hear this song, you are filled with pride.

22. Aye Mere Pyare Watan (Kabuliwala, 1961)

This patriotic song is an old track from the film Kabuli Wala that displays the importance of vows, promises taken for the motherland. It tells us to be ready to sacrifice whatever is needed when it comes to protecting the motherland.

23. Nanha Munna Raahi Hoon (Son of India, 1962)

This patriotic song is sung by a little kid and shows how even a little kid desires to become a soldier and serve this country. When you hear the beats of this song and chant 'Jai Hind' with the kid, you show your deshbhakti.

24. Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon (non-film, 1963)

This song was played during an ideal time, invoking patriotism in the hearts of countrymen. It stresses the significance of our country’s rich culture and points out the role of education in bringing progress.

25. Kar Chale Hum Fida (Haqeeqat, 1964) 

Old and yet full of valour, this classical patriotic song displays the patriotism and sacrifice of the brave soldiers. Kar Chale Hum Fida shows the deshbhakti that each one of us should have in us in matters pertaining to our motherland.

26. Ae Watan, Ae Watan (Shaheed, 1965)

The greatness of patriotism is beautifully portrayed in this song. It would be an injustice to the word patriotism if we bring religion, caste or creed into it. In the pages of history, people irrespective of their caste or creed can be seen to contribute to the freedom struggle. It raises our concern to love our country once again forgetting all sorts of differences.

27. Woh Bharat Desh Hai Mera (Sikandar-e-Azam, 1965)

Acknowledging the beauty and diversity of India, India is also known as The golden bird of the East. The magnificent natural beauty of India is no doubt world charming and delightful. The scenic beauties make the most of the spiritual beauty and this song is a beautiful dedication to that decaying glory. This song is a different patriotic song composed by Rajinder Krishan’s lyrics and Rafi’s rendition.

28. Mere Desh Ki Dharti (Upkar, 1967)

This song is a tribute to the Farmers, considered as the Father of the soil. In chaotic times during pre-independence of India, lack of rice and other grains brought a lot of trouble to the country. But mottos like Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan helped to curb out the difficulty. Patriotism lies in serving the countrymen and producing/providing food in a scarcity period is true love for the motherland.

29. Taqat Watan Se (Prem Pujari, 1970)

This is a famous old Patriotic song signifying the aspects of violence and non-violence in terms of securing the motherland safely. Noted among the best deshbhakti songs, it instils a great sense of nationalism in us.

30. Hai Preet Jahaan Ki Reet Sada (Purab Aur Paschim, 1970)

Invoke the patriotic spirit in you with this classical patriotic song, Hai Preet Jahaan Ki Reet Sada. The old song about India is played on Republic Day or Independence Day as it narrates the tale of our motherland. 

31. Hindustan Ki Kasam (Hindustan Ki Kasam, 1973)

Another old and classical patriotic song invoking patriotism in all leaps and bounds. The song is dedicated to the heroes of Indian Air Force and gives you goosebumps. Even if a dead person hears it, he will also gather enough energy and life, to get up and fight for his motherland. 

32. Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge (Karma, 1986) 

'Dil Diya Hai Jaan Bhi Denge, Ae Watan Tere Liye' perfectly fits the deshbhakti feel. Not only the heart, but even life can also be dedicated to our motherland. This patriotic song expresses this very message of love for the motherland.

33. Maa Tujhe Salaam (non-film, 1997)

This Hindi patriotic song is an ode to Mother India. Saluting our motherland is saluting the countrymen. One of the best patriotic songs to pay respect to the country on this independence day.

34. Manzar Hai Yeh Naya (URI: The Surgical Strike, 2019)

Manzar Hai Ye Naya is a patriotic song in Hindi with the celebratory and goosebumps feel. Indian army is the greatest pride that India has ever possessed and will continue to be the greatest. The song tells us that war is never the solution, peace is.

35. Ashq Na Ho (Holiday, 2014)

'Ashq Na Ho' is a lovely Indian patriotic song describing the life of an army man, who's going back on duty and separating from his loved ones. It is very hard to keep emotions intact at this moment and our brave soldiers board the train to their destinations with a smile. They know they have to be stronger than ever at this moment.

36. Thare Vaste (Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, 2018)

Wear the pride of nation on the chest with this energetic patriotic song from the movie Parmanu. Although underrated, it is a very motivating song for all Indians.

37. Humein Bharat Kehte Hain (Hotel Mumbai, 2019)

Featured in the movie Hotel Mumbai, an incredible true story of bravery and courage set at the time of 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks at Hotel Taj, it describes India in the best possible way. The song will give you goosebumps!

38. Salaam India (Mary Kom, 2014)

Salaam India is a motivational song dedicated to our motherland, India. It describes the journey of Mary Kom, who wants to do something for her and the nation despite all the challenges. The song touches the heart.

39. Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaye (Sarfarosh, 1999)

Bollywood patriotic songs have played an integral and important role in infusing patriotism in the people of our great nation. This song from the movie Sarfarosh is one of them. You will literally feel the difficulties faced by soldiers while listening to this.

40. Shaabaashiyan (Mission Mangal, 2019)

Real heroes of our country are scientists, soldiers and farmers. This song was featured in the movie Mission Mangal and it truly infuses the feeling of patriotism in all of us. The feeling of doing something that gives your nation worldwide recognition.

41. Kandhon Se Milte Hain Kandhe (Lakshya, 2004)

Evoke patriotic feel with this highly motivational song, which showcases the life of soldiers on the border. It makes us feel proud to have such dedicated soldiers for protecting our beloved motherland, India.

42. It Happens Only In India (Pardesi Babu, 1998)

The perfect song to describe India and its people is here. It talks about our rich culture, religious unity, and varied heritage - everything we should be proud of. It applies to each and every Indian.

43. Jahan Daal Daal Par Sone Ki Chidiya (Sikander-E-Azam, 1965)

This song tells us about India's rich history and past. It was so surplus with food grains, precious jewels and nature that the British were lured to come here for loot and plunder. It reminds us of India's greatness, which is lost in time.

44. I Love My India (Pardes, 1997)

This Hindi patriotic song expresses the emotional feelings of every Indian, who is living in a foreign country and missing their beautiful motherland. Listening to this song, you will realise, there is no other country as incredible and as lovely as India.

45. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, 2000)

No matter how much English we speak, western clothes we wear, fast foods we eat, and in whichever part of the world we live, our hearts will beat as an Indian only. We can never put out that feeling from us.

46. Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo (Dus, 1997)

One of the most patriotic songs 'Suno Gaur Se Duniya Walo' fills you with the joy of being an Indian. As Independence Day and Republic Day are no less than festivals in India, this song gives the right energy

47. Tu Bhoola Jise (Airlift, 2016)

The beautiful patriotic song, Tu Bhoola Jise, is an ode to modern-day youngsters who forget the contribution of their country. It highlights that there is nothing more important in the world than having an identity as a citizen of India.

48. Chodo Kal Ki Baatein (Hum Hindustani, 1961)

Yet another beautiful patriotic song, it tells us to stop worrying about the past and working to make a better future. We are Indians, who can do wonders and make it count in the world.

49. Kasumbi (Pokhran: Story of Pokhran, 2018)

John Abraham reignites the undying flame of patriotism in our hearts through this song. Listening to it, you will want to do something exceptional to the nation, something that makes your country proud.

50. Satyamev Jayate Aamir Khan (Official Title Track)

This song teaches us that being a responsible citizen is the most important thing anyone can do for their nation. Wearing a helmet, wearing a seatbelt, carrying your driving license, waiting patiently for red lights to turn green, not throwing waste on the road, etc are little things we can do for our nation.

51. Desh Mere (The Legend of Bhagat Singh, 2002)

This is a very motivating patriotic song which each one of us should listen to on the important days like Independence Day and Republic Day. It reminds us of the sacrifices that our freedom fighters made to make this day possible. Loving our nation like them is a rare thing!

52. Lakshya (Lakshya, 2004)

This song is the national anthem for each and every person willing to do something for his country. You can serve your nation in various ways if you have the patriotism in you. 

This brings us to the end of our list of patriotic songs of India, which add flavours to the patriotic celebrations on Independence Day (15th August) and Republic Day (26th January). These deshbhakti songs are important for Indians as we play them in the background during school functions, exhibitions and victorious occasions.

Each and every patriotic song in Hindi mentioned in this list is written and composed with a sense of pride. They are the sweetest deshbhakti songs that celebrate patriotism and cherish the diversity of culture that is inherent in our country. So, if you wish to get the Indian feel, listen to these songs!

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