Tuesday, August 16, 2005

VIDEO: Jana Gana Mana

6 mts 41 secs

Click on the image above, and then click on play button once it becomes available.

Bharatbala's music video with A.R.Rahman's rendition of Jana Gana Mana. While the lyrics are largely the same, don't mistake this for the official national anthem of India; the national anthem has a specified play duration of 52 secs, and this video is obviously much longer.

Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayaka, Jaya He
Uchchhala-Jaladhi Taranga
Tava Subha Name Jage
Tava Subha Ashisa Mage
Gahe Tava Jaya Gatha.
Jana-Gana-Mangala Dayaka, Jaya He
Jaya He, Jaya He, Jaya He,
Jaya Jaya Jaya, Jaya He

(Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, the Maratha country,
in the Dravida country, Utkala (Orissa) and Banga (Bengal);
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
it mingles in the rhapsodies of the pure waters Jamuna and the Ganges.
They chant only thy name,
they seek only thy blessings,
They sing only thy 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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