Sunday, 16 October 2011

JANA GANA MANA-NATIONAL ANTHEM-HISTORY AND TRANSLATION



How many of us, have cared to understand the meaning of our National Anthem,that we rhyme on our Independence ,Republic and all our National days and events and stand proud with our head held high





 Our National Anthem ,is one of its kind , which was written not in praise of the country but  in praise of  King George V.The story goes like this......Till 1911,Bengal was the capital of India,In the year 1905  Delhi was declared the capital of India which was a  result, of an agitation started by Indians against Britisher's  proposed plan of division of Bengal .Since the agitation  spread all over India and the situation, became difficult for Britishers to handle ,they invited King George V, to India to supress /calm down Indians.Dr Rabindra Nath Tagore was then, put under pressure to write a welcome song for the King. At that point of time Rabindra Nath Tagore wrote 'Jana  Gana Mana..." now our National Anthem.When George V went back to England he asked for the translation of the song , as he could not follow a word when it was sung in his welcome.And after hearing the translation , he said that he has never been praised like that in his own country,so Rabindra Nath Tagore be called to England , and also ordered to honour him with A Nobel Prize.
Since Gandhi ji did not approve of his writing this song and fear of Gandhi ji's anger forced him to decline the honours, instead he suggested the King , that if he really be honoured then honour him on another book of his poetry named Geetanjali written by him ,to which the King agreed , thus was honoured with a Nobel Prize for the same in 1914. Now it's for us Indians to decide whether we should continue to accept Jana Gana Mana ,as our National Anthem or opt for Vande Matram which is an equally popular patriotic song .......Meaning goes as under.......

         JANA GANA MANA

Jana Gana Mana,adhinayak jaya hai bharat bhagya vidhata ,                                                                 
Punjab Sindh Gujrat Maratha Dravir Utkal Bangah Vind Himachal    
Yamuna Ganga utkl jal dit ranga,tab shubh naame jaage tab shub 
ashish maage gaye jan ye gatha.Jana Gana Mana adhinayak jaya hai bharat
bhagya vidhata jaya hai jaya hai jaya jaya jaya jaya ho.....
TRANSLATION
indian citizens consider you a super hero,all the states of india,Punjab,Sindh,Gujrat
,Maharashtra,South india,Orissa,Bengal, all the rivers Yamuna,Ganga are happy and thrilled on your arrival.
  we live chanting  your name and we need blessings from you and we sing songs of you,O super  hero you are great.
BUT THAT WAS LAST GENERATION WHO ACCEPTED THIS SONG WHICH HAS, NOTHING TO SAY OR PRAISE ABOUT OUR COUNTRY BUT PRAISE A FOREIGN RULER.. ....
please spread the word or share the link if you u do not accept ourNational Anthem any more after understanding the true meaning of it.......