India's National Anthem

A National Anthem is generally a patriotic musical composition, sung to evoke and eulogize the history traditions and customs of a nation. Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India sung to praise the land of India and her beauty. So for those who are not very sure of the lyrics can go through the lyrics enlisted below and start chanting them but make sure you sing it only with a patriotic heart. You can also refer this page to a friend who is unsure of the lyrics and as well the meaning.
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The Constituent Assembly adopted the Indian national anthem from a song written
and composed by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on January 24, 1950.
Before this Vande Mataram written by Bankim Chandra Chattapadhya
was the National Anthem of India.
Later Constituent Assembly of India,( Vol.XII, 24-1-1950) opined:
"The composition consisting of words and music known as Janaganamana
is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations
as the Government may authorize as occasion arises, ..."

Only the first of the five stanzas was designated as the anthem.
The anthem goes:

Jaana Gaana Maana Adhinayaka Jayehe
Bharata bhagya vidhata;
Punjaba Sindhu Gujarata Maratha,
Dravida Utkala Banga,
Vindhya, Himachala, Jamuna, Ganga,
Ucchhala Jaladhitaranga;
Taba Shubha Naame Jaage
Taba Shubha Ashish Maage
Gaye taba jaya gaatha.
Jana gana mangala dayaka jaya he
Bharata bhagya vidhata.
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!


The English rendition of the song goes like this:

Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of the Punjab,
Sind, Gujarat, and Maratha,
Of the Dravid, and Orissa and Bengal.
It echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and,
Himalayas, mingles in the music of the
Jamuna and the Ganges and is chanted by
the waves of the Indian sea.
The pray for the blessings,
and sing by the praise,
The saving of all people
waits in thy hand.
Thou dispenser of India's destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.



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