Rangabati Song Lyrics, Story , History and Journey

Rangabati - only the song name is enough to create goosebumps in people who at least once listen to it. And Rangabati is not a song to listen to only once, it's a song to listen to again and again and its taste never fades. The song has created a strong bond towards music lovers of every generation and has a special place in its listeners.

It is a song to sing, listen and dance to it. The song is making people dance through its groovy lyrics all over the world. The song is remade in many languages, many styles, and each version is a charm. The energetic folk number is going viral time by time in different versions.

It is just unbelievable that the song was created back in the 1970s and running unstoppable from then. In the year 2017, Jitendra Haripal received the Padma Shri award from the Government of India for his contribution to Indian Music for Rangabati and other folk songs.


Original Song

Singer: Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel
Composer: Prabhudatta Pradhan
Lyrics: Mitrabhanu Gountia
Recorded for: All India Radio
Year: Mid 1970s
Category: Folk Song
Language: Sambalpuri

Rangabati Song Lyrics:


(M): Eh Rangabati Re Rangabati Ho Rangabati Re Rangabati
Hai Rangabati Rangabati Kanaka Lata Hasi Pade Kaha Lo Katha
Eh Rangabati Rangabati Kanaka Lata Hasi Pade Kaha Lo Katha

(F): Hai Go Laje Laje Go Laje Laje
Eh Laje Laje Go Laje Laje
Hai Laje Laje Nai Jauche Matha Go Naikara Naikara Atha
Eh Laje Laje Nai Jauche Matha Go Naikara Naikara Atha

(M/F): Sapana Rajar Sapana Sapana Rajar Sapana
Ranir Lagi Suta Mali Helana Guthan

(M): Rangabati Rangabati

(F): E Akhin Asichhe Kete Sapana
Eh Jibardhan Jibar Jiban Gala Ratan Re(x2)

(M): Bane Mali Mahakana Go
Bane Mali Mahakana
Bane Mali Mahakana
Aha Mor Dhana Kede Milana Chhana Chhana Hesi Mana
Hai Kede Milana Aha Mor Dhana Chhana Chhana Hesi Mana

(M/F): Diheen Khanji Gala Sangar Sarisa
Diheen Khanji Gala Sangar Sarisa
Ubu Tubu Mane Haee Suruta

(M): Rangabati Rangabati

(F): Dekhun Thimi Tumar Chaka Badana Raja Ratana 
Muhun Darpana Kari Jatana Re
He Dekhun Thimi Tumar Chaka Badana
Raja Ratana Muhun Darpana Kari Jatana Re

(M): Bhanga Ghare Chaka Janha Re
Bhanga Ghare Chaka Janha
Bhanga Ghare Chaka Janha
Tui Mor Dhana Fula Chandana Puri Jiba Dui Kana
Hai… Tui Mor Dhana Fula Chandana Puri Jiba Dui Kana

(M/F): Basu Gan Sahi Amar Padisha
Basu Gan Sahi Amar Padisha
Juee Jai Mali Aparajita

(M): Rangabati Rangabati

(F): Tume Mor Heichha Chakari Guna
Mali Dahana Suna Barana Manar Jharana Go(x2)

(M): Maha Mahakia Heena Re
Maha Mahakia Heena
Maha Mahakia Heena
Tuhee Mor Suna Gelehi Gina
Tor Bine Muhin Bana
Hai Tui Mor Suna Gelethi Gina
Tor Bine Muhin Bana

(M/F): Nuan Gadhee Dema Bharat Odisha
Nuan Gadhee Deman Bharat Odisha
Juge Juge Katha Gaema Geeta

(M): Rangabati Rangabati

Eh Rangabati Re Rangabati Ho Rangabati Re Rangabati
Hai Rangabati Rangabati Kanaka Lata Hasi Pade Kahana Katha
Hai Rangabati Rangabati Kanaka Lata Hasi Pade Kahana Katha

(M): Hai Go Laje Laje Go Laje Laje Eh Laje Laje Go Laje Laje
Hai Laje Laje Nai Jauche Matha Go Naikara Naikara Atha
Eh Laje Laje Nai Jauche Matha Go Naikara Naikara Atha

(M/F): Sapana Rajar Sapana Sapana Rajar Sapana
Ranir Lagi Suta Mali Helana Gutha

(M): Rangabati Rangabati Eh Rangabati Re Rangabati
(F): Hai Go Laje Laje Go Laje
(M): Ehe Rangabati Re Rangabati
(F): Hai Go Laje Laje Go Laje
(M): Eh Rangabati Re Rangabati
(F): Hai Go Laje Laje Go Laje

Rangabati Song Remake

Rangabati song was remade in many languages, and many singers recorded this song in different styles and many singers made the cover of this song. The song became part of many movies. It has also gone through controversy. The song has its legendary journey. Let's have a glimpse of the never-ending song.

  • The song was first recorded for AIR in the mid-1970s. Indian Record Manufacturing Company Ltd (INRECO), re-recorded the song in 1976 and released it in 1978–79.
  • Rangabti is featured in the Bollywood movie 'Kaun Kitney Paani Mein'. The Hindi version of the song sung by the singers Krishna Beuraa & Rekha Rao and lyrics written by Protiqe Mojoomdar.The movie was released in the year 2015.
  • Rangabti is featured in the Bengali movie 'Gotro'. The Bengali version of the song sung by the singers Surojit Chatterjee and Iman Chakraborty and lyrics written by Surojit Chatterjee. The movie was released in the year 2019.
  • Rangabti (Bulli Bulli) featured in the Telugu movie 'Shriraam'. The Telugu version of the song was sung by the singers R.P.Patnaik and Usha. The movie Shriraam was released in the year 2002.
  • In the year 2015, A coke studio version of the song was created by the music producer Ram Sampath and sung by Sona Mohapatra. The song was mixed with an Odia song 'Bande Utkala Janani' and a Tamil rap. It created controversy at that time because while making the song they did not take permission from the original creators. 

The song was also recreated and recorded many times in Sambalpuri and also sung by different singers. Some of the remarkable cover songs were created by Samuel and Pragya Patra.

The Legend of Rangabati Continues..

Whenever we think of the best ever sambalpuri song "Rangabati" always pops in mind. The legends of this song will never fade away. It's a treasure in India's folk music, the gift from western Odia folk music to all over the world.

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