Prem Diwani

Perhaps the most remembered and quoted woman in India’s history is the 16th century poet, singer and saint Meerabai, or Meera. Versions of her songs are sung today all over India, and she often appears as a subject in films, books, dances, plays and paintings. Meerabai belonged to the Rajput aristocracy. From an early age, she worshiped the image of Krishna. Her form of worship was influenced by a number of her relatives who were devotees of a mystical form of Hinduism called Bhakti. In the Bhakti tradition, one approaches one’s God through pure love, without any restrictions of caste, color or gender.

E Ri Main To Prem Diwani is one of Mirabai’s most popular songs. The singers featured here are from across all genres of music. They belong to different times and were trained for diverse styles of music. While Aziz Mian is a famous qawwal from Pakistan, Lakshmi Shankar is a renowned Hindustani classical singer. Juthika Roy is a legendary bhajan singer of yesteryear. Geeta Dutt and Lata Mangeshkar, as we all know, are associated with Hindi film music. The styles of their singing may be different but the passion is the same. Take your pick.

Aziz Mian – Prem Diwani (Qawwali) :  Download

Lakshmi Shankar – Eri Main To Prem Diwani (Bhajan) :  Download

Lata Mangeshkar – Eri Main To Prem Diwani (Nau Bahar 1952) :  Download

Geeta Dutt – Eri Main To Prem Diwani (Jogan 1950) :  Download

Juthika Roy – Main To Prem Diwani (Non-Film) :  Download




  1. Apoyando said,

    June 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Thank you for taking time to share this interesting piece of information 🙂

  2. virendra singh verma said,

    July 2, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    we have prayers for you
    may you be full of vigour to shower bliss on us
    finding all at one place is a surprise gift
    imagination and creativity
    bichu rap of titi robin and gulabi sapera
    match with film madhumati’s song
    hai hai re chad gaya papi bichua
    there could be more

  3. u s kakodker said,

    August 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Great job! Thanks a lot! You are quite resourceful. Can you also add the name of the raaga on which the songs are based. This will help many in identifying the genre and practice singing/playing the songs by oneself.

  4. irshad ahmad said,

    October 10, 2010 at 11:56 am

    excellent your site please maintain it

  5. kamal baria said,

    February 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    thank you very much
    may you all continue till eternity…..amen

  6. abdul rahim said,

    November 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    amazing!all great singers.but in my opinion still LATAJI is superb,
    i think VANI JAYRAM recorded this BHAJAN in film MEERA.and that is missing here,
    we love this site,
    rahim chundrigarr

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