Must know facts about Jana Gana Mana as an Indian!
Revisit your childhood days. Remember the school assembly. Revisit the feel we had when crowd together used to sing jana gana mana. Epic, isn’t it? We still feel power of patriotism when we listen to our National Anthem again. If someone asks you the meaning of our National Anthem? Speechless you feel, right? Then this articles is just meant for you. Read and be proud of being an Indian! JAI HIND!!
The National Anthem goes as follows:
Jaya He Bharata-Bhagya-Vidhata
Tava Subha Name Jage
Tava Subha Ashisa Mage
Gahe Tava Jaya Gatha.
Jaya He Bharata-Bhagya-Vidhata,
Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya, Jaya, Jaya, Jaya He
The meaning of national anthem goes as follows:
Thou art the rulers of the minds of all people,
dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, 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 Yamuna and Ganga and is chanted by
the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for the blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in the hand,
thou dispenser of India’s destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.
Facts about Jana Gana Mana:
- It was earlier written by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali language.
- It was first sung on 27th December 1911 at the Calcutta session of Indian national congress.
- It was adopted in Hindi version by the constituent assembly as the National Anthem of india on 24th January 1950.
- The full playing time of the national anthem is 52 seconds
- In 2005, there was a protest to delete the word “sindh” and replace it by Kashmir, buut supreme court refused to tamper with the national anthem
- In Honour Of King George V And The Queen Of England When They Visited India In 1919 5 stanza’s English meaning was translated in the praise of the king and Queen: The Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Implies That King George V Is The Lord Of The Masses And Bharata Bhagya Vidhata Is “The Bestower Of Good Fortune”.
Following Is A Translation Of The Five Stanzas That Glorify The King:
First Stanza: (Indian) People Wake Up Remembering Your Good Name And Ask For Your Blessings And They Sing Your Glories. (Tava Shubha Naame Jaage;Tava Shubha Aashish Maage, Gaaye Tava Jaya Gaatha)
Second Stanza: Around Your Throne People Of All Religions Come And Give Their Love And Anxiously Wait To Hear Your Kind Words.
Third Stanza: Praise To The King For Being The Charioteer, For Leading The Ancient Travellers Beyond Misery.
Fourth Stanza: Drowned In The Deep Ignorance And Suffering, Poverty-Stricken, Unconscious Country? Waiting For The Wink Of Your Eye And Your Mother’s (The Queen’s) True Protection.
Fifth Stanza: In Your Compassionate Plans, The Sleeping Bharat (India) Will Wake Up. We Bow Down To Your Feet O’ Queen, And Glory To Rajeshwara (The King).