Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The Meaning of our National Song---Vande Mataram

Bankin Chandra composed the song Vande Mataram in an inspired moment, Rabindranath sang it by setting a glorious tune to it and it was left to the genius of Shri Aurobindo to interpret the deeper meaning of the song out of which India received the philosophy of new Nationalism.

Only the first staanza is taken as our National Song considering the sentiments of all the religions. Following is the meaning our national song. Click here for Full Song of Vande Mataram and its Meaning
Vande Mataram

Vande maataraM sujalaaM suphalaaM malayaja shiitalaaM SasyashyaamalaaM maataram

Mother, I bow to thee! Rich with thy hurrying streams, bright with orchard gleams, Cool with thy winds of delight, Dark fields waving Mother of might, Mother free.

Shubhrajyotsnaa pulakitayaaminiiM pullakusumita drumadala shobhiniiM suhaasiniiM sumadhura bhaashhiNiiM sukhadaaM varadaaM maataraM

Glory of moonlight dreams, Over thy branches and lordly streams, Clad in thy blossoming trees, Mother, giver of ease Laughing low and sweet! Mother I kiss thy feet, Speaker sweet and low! Mother, to thee I bow.


Anonymous said...

I believe that vande Mataram has Hindu overtones why does is not talk about Buddha or allah.. Why only durga and other hindu gods and goddesses... Something to think about..

Anonymous said...

is vandhe matharam a hindu song

Anonymous said...

every indian respect her as his mother ...we call it mother India..and thus wee all are her children.....i compare her strength with mata durga ..some other compare her strength with some other goddess...if dear anonymous u want to compare her strength with someone mentioned from BIble or Kuran..there is no harm...but beauty of ur thoughts for ur mother land. i see beauty in the words of this song...and i am proud to be her child (falsafi ko baihs ke ander khuda milta nahi...dor ko suljha raha hai or sira milta nahi...love is beyond debate ...science ..and philosophy) jai hind

Anonymous said...

because all others r gays cho do.