Meaning of THE INDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya Hey
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha
Dravida Utkala Banga
Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga
Ucchala Jaladhi Taranga
Tubh Shubha Name Jage
Tubh Shubha Ashisha Mange
Gahe Tubh Jaya Gatha
Jan Gan Mangaldayak Jay Hey
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata
Jaye Hey ! Jaye Hey ! Jaye Hey !
Jaye, Jaye, Jaye, Jaye Hey

Translation in English

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 Ocean.
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, Victory to thee.

15 thoughts on “Meaning of THE INDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

  1. I think, the ruler who got praised is a britisher…….. jus c India’s national anthem is of praising a britisher… Hw crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. The whole of the national anthem is a praise of the one whose pronoun “Thou …” starts the anthem. To understand the meaning of the anthem one should know who this “Thou” is. Until we know who is “thou”, the meaning of the anthem will not be clear. Can anyone please explain?

  3. “Thou” here is King George V…the national anthem was written in his praise, to welcome him when he was coming to India…

  4. I1m proud to sing vandhe matram than this meaningless song. After getting freedom stil we praise the british.. We need to change

  5. can nybody plzzz give d meaning of national anthem in Marathi,really needed for d Marathi medium students….

  6. Many people think that India’s national anthem was written by Rabindranath Tagore in honour of King George V and the Queen of England when they visited India in 1919. Infact it was first sung at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on 27 December 1911 but it was never meant to honour any king or queen (though their sycophant may have given them a english version suited to their feeders).
    Tagore’s poem (which was later adopted as National Anthem) indicates actual thinking and mentality of Indian People

    Read Carefully this poem Again. I have translated it to English also

    “Jan Gan Man Adhinayak Jai He”
    ( I Pray the leader who is leaving and rule in the mind of common and urban people )
    — Here Tagore indicate not only to the prime power but to the Most popular and ancient kings of India Like Ram who are still in Indian peoples thinking.

    “Bharat Bhagya Vidhata”
    ( Builder of Indian future )
    — No any poet of India can give so much respect to any of emperor that he is builder of future of any country. It can only be the prime power i.e God.

    “Tav shubh name jage
    tav shubh ashish mange
    gahe tav jay gatha”

    ( We wake up at morning by remembering your name,
    We want your order to do any work,
    We sing ur stories)

    — Now this is common habit of an Indian people at early morning that each Indian remember his/ her Mother and father, respected persons and God. Never did any Indian remembered British ruler at morning even in pre independence era.

    We have always sought blessings of God and “tav shubh ashish mange ” indicate this opinion.

    “gahe tav jai gatha ” indicates common habit of Indian that they pray to God by singing and remembering his ascent stories like Geeta and Ramayan.

    ” Jai he Jai he Jai he
    Jai Jai Jai Jai he”

    This also is an Indian Aarti rule that at the end of Aarti, people call Jai-jaiKar at loud volume.

    Jai he Jai he and Jai he is “Victory, Victory, Victory to India”.And he here represents Hind i.e India
    It could not mean to pay tribute to any Britisher in any way

    (Copied from a facebook page)

  7. Jana Gana Mana.., our national anthem, is not in praise of King George or any foreigner.

    The poet Rabindranath Tagore refers to and praises the formless, eternal Lord of Destiny (Bhagya Vidhatha) of India.

    Thou=You.

  8. It is very logical for Mr Tagore to defend his poem. So his statement cannot be an evidence to show that the song is not in praise to king or prince who ever that visited India that time.

    You should only look at why Vande Mataram was rejected in favor of this poem.

    And you should look at the real merit on which Gitanjali was awarded nobel prize 😉

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