Friday, June 29, 2007

Bharata-bhagya-vidhata... Indian National Anthem

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he



Tava shubha name jage,
Tava shubha asisa mange,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,

Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he

Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

The following is Tagore's English rendering of the anthem:

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
dispenser of India's destiny.

Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind,
Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal;

It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,

mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is
chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.

They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.

The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
thou dispenser of India's destiny.

Victory, victory, victory to thee.