The song Jana-gana-mana is five stanza hymn composed originally in Sanskritized Bengali by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, the first stanza of song was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. The playing time of national anthem is approximately 52 seconds.

In Bengali

জনগণমন-অধিনায়ক জয় হে ভারতভাগ্যবিধাতা!
পঞ্জাব সিন্ধু গুজরাট মরাঠা দ্রাবিড় উৎকল বঙ্গ
বিন্ধ্য হিমাচল যমুনা গঙ্গা উচ্ছলজলধিতরঙ্গ
তব শুভ নামে জাগে, তব শুভ আশিষ মাগে,
গাহে তব জয়গাথা। 

জনগণমঙ্গলদায়ক জয় হে ভারতভাগ্যবিধাতা!
জয় হে, জয় হে, জয় হে, জয় জয় জয় জয় হে।।

In Hindi

जन गण मन अधिनायक जय हे भारत भाग्यविधाता
पंजाब सिन्ध गुजरात मराठा द्राविड उत्कल बंग
विन्ध्य हिमाचल यमुना गंगा उच्छल जलधि तरंग
तव शुभ नामे जागे तव शुभ आशीष मागे
गाहे तव जयगाथा

जन गण मंगलदायक जय हे भारत भाग्यविधाता
जय हे, जय हे, जय हे जय जय जय जय हे!

Translated by Manal AQUIL

Inception with salutation;

To the ruler of our Nation.

Who is dispenser of India’s destiny,

Having the custody of so many.

Through Punjab and Sind;

Gujrat and maharastra;

Dravid(South India), Odisa and Bengal.

The vindhya, the Himalayas,

Melodies of the Yamuna , the ganges;

All awaken with your auspicious name.

With your praise:

They plead for india’s fate.

Since,from history;

They sing for your glorious victory.

You, the dispenser of india’s destiny;

To you belong the victory.


National anthem is a musical composition meant to evoke a feeling of unity among the people. When the overture plays and people stand attention, it is because of the perceived feeling of belongingness. So lets concentrate on doing some real good for our country and its people.



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