8 beautiful lori songs for making your baby sleep, peacefully

Hum these gentle, soothing lori songs to your baby as he drifts gently into a restful slumber.

After a really long day when I am ready to crash into bed, I often recollect some lullabies my mother used to sing to me as a child. Even after so many years, the memories of those lori songs often relax me, like a cool breeze on a humid day.

Doesn't a mother's soothing voice always have a magical effect on a baby?

So to help you create the perfect sleep surrounding for your baby dear mum, here are some beautiful Indian lori songs coupled with lyrics. Sing them to lull your baby into a sound sleep full of happy dreams.

Indian Lori Songs

Nanhi Kali Sone Chali

This melodious lullaby urges the wind to gently rock the baby's cradle and soothe her into a deep slumber.

Lyrics
Hava dheere aana
neend bhare, pankh liye, jhula jhula jaana
nanhi kali sone chali hava dheere aana
neend bhare, pankh liye, jhula jhula jaana
nanhi kali sone chali

Chaand kiran si gudiya naajon ki hai pali (2)
aaj agar chaandaniya aana meri gali
gun gun gun geet koi haule haule gaana
neend bhare pankh liye, jhula jhula jaana

Resham ki dor agar pairon ko ulajhaae (2)
ghungharu ka daana koi shor macha jaae
daane mere jaage to phir nindiya tu bahalaana
neend bhare, pankh liye, jhula jhula jaana
nanhi kali sone chali hava dheere aana

Dhirese Aaja Re Akhiyan Me

One of those beautiful lori songs that is a mother's call to the sleep fairies to come in and put her baby to sleep.

Lyrics
Dhire se aaja ri ankhiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja
dhire se aaja ri ankhiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja
chupke nainan ki bagiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja

Lekar suhane sapno ki kaliya
sapno ki kaliya
lekar suhane sapno ki kaliya
aake basa de palko ki galiya
palako ki chhoti si galiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja
dhire se aaja ri ankhiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja
chupke nainan ki bagiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja

Taro se chhup kar taro se chori, taro se chori
taro se chhup kar taro se chori
deti hai rajni chanda ko lori
hansata hai chanda bhi nindiya me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja
dhire se aaja ri ankhiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja
chupke nainan ki bagiyan me
nindiya aaja ri aaja, dhire se aaja

Gudiya Rani Bitiya Rani

This  lullaby is a favourite amongst mums with daughters. Gently rock your little princess to sleep with its gentle tunes.

Lyrics

Gudiya rani bitiya rani pariyo kee nagari se ek din
rajakunvar jee aayenge mahalo me le jayenge
gudiya rani bitiya rani

Aage pichhe ghode hathi bich me honge sau barati
itani aaj akeli ho tum tere kitane honge sathee
kitanee khush hu mai meree aankh me panee
gudiya rani bitiya rani

Tu meree chhoti see gudiya ban jayegee jadu kee pudiya
tujhape a jaegi javani mai toh ho jaungee budhiya
bhul naa jana prit purani, gudiya rani bitiya rani

Lalla Lalla Lori

Sing this popular lullaby to your little one as sweet as a sugar cake for a sweet slumber.

Lyrics

Lalla lalla lori doodh ki katori
Doodh mein bataasha munni kare tamaasha

Choti-choti pyari sundar pariyon jaisi hai
kisi ki nazar na lage meri munni aaisi hai
shehad se bhi meethi doodh se bhi gori
chupke chupke chori chori chori
lalla lalla lori

Kaari raina ke maathe pe chamke chaand si bindiya
munni ke chhote-chhote nainon mein khele nindiya
sapanon ka palana aashaaon ki dori
chupke chupke chori chori chori
lalla lalla lori

Regional lori songs

Tamil Lullaby - Pi's lullaby

In this lullaby, a mother is enamoured by her child's beauty and is filled with a sense of wonderment. 'Are you the moon or also the moonlight?' she wonders, as she soothes her little darling.

Lyrics

Kanne, kanmaniye

kann urangayo kanne

Mayilo togai mayilo
kuyilo koovum kuyilo
nilavo nilavin oliyo
imayo imayin kanavo

ra ra ro....

Malaro malarin amudo
kaniyo yen kaniyin suvayo

ra ra ro...

Gujarati Lullaby - Hala Karu Hu Vala Karu

In this popular Gujarati lori song, a mother equates the little one to baby Krishna. She, as mother Yashoda sings her baby to sleep.

Lyrics

Hala karu hu vala karu hu
ghanshyam tamne vala karu(2)

Far farti fudadi parne bandhavu
gham gahmti ghughri hete jadavu(2)
reshmi dori ae jhulavu raj  jhulavu raj tamne jhulavu raj(2)
hala karu

Chanda mama ni varta sunavu
gali gali karta khil khil hasavu(2)
mithu mithu hasta hinchavu raj hinchavu raj tamne hinchavu raj(2)
hala karu

Pocha pocha pela odhaniya lavu
suva suvada nava vava pehravu(2)
prem thi pay lagi podhadu raj podhadu raj tamne podhadhu raj(2)
hala karu

Marathi lullaby - Nimbonicha zhadamage

In this Marathi lullaby, the exasperated mother cannot understand why her baby is refusing to sleep. She convinces him to close his eyes soon as all the world is already deep in slumber.

Lyrics
Nimbonichya zadamage, chandra zopala ga bai
aaj mazya padsala, zop ka ga yet nahi
nimbonicha zadamage, chandra zopala ga bai

Gaay zopali gothyat, gharatyat chivutai(2)
parsat veleevar, zopali ga jaai jooyi
meet pakalya dolyanchya(2), gaate toola mee aangai
aaj mazya padsala, zop ka ga yet nahi
nimbonicha zadamage, chandra zopala ga bai

Devaki nase mi bala, bhagya yashodeche bhaali(2)
tooze dukha ghenyasaathi, keli padarachi zolee
jagavegali hi mamta(2), jagavegali hi angayi
aaj mazya padsala, zop ka ga yet nahi
nimbonicha zadamage, chandra zopala ga bai

Ritya palanyachi dori, ure aaj mazya hati
swapna ek udhalun gele, maay lekarachi nati
hundka galyashi yeta, gavu kashi mi angaai
aaj mazya padsala, zop ka ga yet nahi
nimbonichya zadamage, chandra zopala ga bai

Malayalam lullaby - Unni Vavavo

A mother calls out to her little baby Krishna and tries to lull him to sleep in this beautiful Malayalam lullaby.

Lyrics

Unni va va vo ponnunni va va vo
neela peeli kannum pootti
pooncheladalo?
kayyil pooncheladalo

Mukilamme mazhavillundo
mayilamme thirumudiyundo
ponnunni knnanu seemani kanikanan
melle poru alanjoriyum poonkatte
aramaniyum charthivaru
ennunni kannanurangan vavavo padi varu
va va vo padi varu

Oru kannayi sooryanurangu
maru kannayi thinkalurangu
thrikkayil venna urangu
mamooninu bhoomi orung
thiru madhuram kanavil urang
thirunamam navil urang
ennunni kannanurangan
moolokam muzhuvanurang
moolokam muzhuvanurang

All lullaby sound files sourced from nanhikali, dhirese, gudiyarani, lallalalla, lifeofpi, halakaru, nimbonicha, unnivavava

Also Read: How to make baby sleep so that you can get some shut-eye too